Field Hockey Newsletter May 2019

Dear Loyal Buckeye Friends & Family,

Thank you for all of your support over the past year! The Buckeyes have enjoyed a busy spring of hockey, classes, team building activities and a few road trips. Enjoy catching up on what the team has been up to over the past 6 months!

Go Bucks!


Ohio State started off their spring competitions on March 30th and 31st, traveling to Penn State to compete against the Nittany Lions and the St. Joseph’s Hawks. The Buckeyes made the most of their time in State College, Pa. playing field hockey, getting out of a few escape rooms and stopping at the Penn State Creamery.

This team was humanity’s last chance for survival as they hunted for the cure in the escape room: Contagion.
This team had to pull off a monumental heist to steal Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting in the escape room: Stealing Mona.
Buckeyes enjoying ice cream and milkshakes at the Penn State Creamery.

The following weekend, the Buckeyes traveled to Ann Arbor, Mich. to compete against Louisville and TTUN on April 6th and Kent State and Michigan State on April 7th. Over the weekend, the team played and watched a lot of hockey, ate at the famous Zingerman’s Delicatessen and played an intense game of team Jeopardy!

The team in between games at Michigan
Buckeyes in line for lunch at Zingerman’s Deli

The team finished off the spring season with a day of competition at the University of Louisville on April 13th competing against the Louisville Cardinals and the Indiana Hoosiers.


The 2019 season is set! Learn more HERE


Thank you to all of the alumnae who came out to alumnae weekend on April 13th and 14th. We hope you enjoyed the great seats at the spring football game and the tour of our new home, the Schumaker Complex. We loved hearing stories and sharing memories with you!

Alumnae Spotlights

We have been posting Alumnae Spotlights to all of our social media accounts. Thank you to everyone who has participated so far! If you are interested in being featured, please email Kate Lipton (Lipton.17@osu.edu).

Save the Date

Fall 2019 Alumnae Weekend

Saturday, August 31st

Football Tailgate

Ohio State vs. Florida Atlantic University

Monday, September 2nd

Alumnae Recognition

Ohio State Field Hockey vs. Boston University - 12 p.m.

Complete details for the weekend to follow.

Buckeyes Give Back

The Buckeyes love to spend time connecting with the Columbus community! This spring the team participated in National Women in Sports Day, a Zero Waste initiative, the Buckeye Blanket Bash and Read Across America.

The team participated in the Buckeye Blanket Bash to make blankets for cancer patients at the James Cancer Hospital.
The Buckeyes participated in National Women in Sport Day by sharing the sport of field hockey with the youth community before a women’s basketball game.
Senior Ellen Westfall helped put on a Zero Waste Event at the French Field House during the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship. The team helped keep over 450 pounds of recyclable and compostable materials out of a landfill!
Katie Pyle, Nikki Trzaska, Mara Hunter and Adelaide Penzone traveled to Darbydale Elementary School to read to second, third, and fourth grade students, teach them the importance of reading in school and answered their questions about college and field hockey.
Sophomore Mara Hunter spoke at a Make-A-Wish Gala earlier this spring.


“I was fortunate enough to be one of the eight black student-athletes selected to attend the Black Student Athlete Summit at the University of Texas, Austin last January. Coaches, athletes, professors, administrators and athletic directors from different universities came together to discuss mental health, racial stereotypes in athletics, and our unique experiences as black student-athletes. I made new friends and got to know my fellow student-athletes a lot better during this trip. Next year, I hope I will have this opportunity again to bring back more ideas that can be implemented in our athletic department.”

-Whitney Harris

Rising Senior Whitney Harris with Student-Athlete Career Management advisor LaToya Farris, and Women’s Soccer player, Courtney Gazmarian at the Black Student-Athlete Summit.


The team had 17 student-athletes named to the 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. To receive the distinction, student-athletes must achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year. The group is made up of 10 freshmen, four sophomores, two juniors and one senior. Kelsey Nolan is one of 128 Division I seniors this year who have earned the distinction all four years of her career. The team was also recognized with the 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I Academic Team Award for programs that earn a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester of the 2018-19 school year.

The team also had 23 members named as Ohio State Scholar-Athletes. To receive the distinction, a student-athlete must carry a 3.0 or better grade-point average. The group was honored among a total of 674 Ohio State student-athletes who earned the recognition at the annual Scholar-Athlete dinner. Senior Courtney Daniels (accounting) is the team’s four-time Scholar-Athlete. She is the 44th student-athlete in program history to be a four-time honoree.

Summer Internships

Bucks Go Pro 1.0 Internship Program

The Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute’s most tenured program, the Huntington Bucks Go Pro 1.0 Internship program runs eight weeks over the summer and allows student-athletes to gain important hands-on professional experience. The program incorporates an educational curriculum focused on areas such as networking, leadership and personal finance. Furthermore, the program expands student-athletes’ scope by participating in site visits with local Columbus employers.

The seventh-year internship program also strives to:

  1. Provide the student-athletes with meaningful work experience in a professional setting
  2. Help enhance student-athletes’ resumes
  3. Teach student-athletes how to develop a network of colleagues
  4. Expand our student-athletes’ reference beyond their professors and coaches
  5. Help our student-athletes be better prepared for life after college and represent Ohio State with class in their professional endeavors.

Meet the OSU Field Hockey student-athletes who are participating in the Huntington Bucks Go Pro 1.0 Internship program this summer:

Bucks Go Pro 2.0 Internship Program

The Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute’s Huntington Bucks Go Pro 2.0 Internship program allows the student-athletes to gain intensive internship experience in a multitude of roles throughout 33 companies. The Huntington Bucks Go Pro 2.0 interns will be gaining work experience with corporate partners outside of the University.

Meet the OSU Field Hockey student-athletes who are participating in the Huntington Bucks Go Pro 2.0 Internship program this summer:

“I’ll be working as a Business Development Associate at NFM Lending. I’ll be assisting in analyzing real estate market, preparing formal loan submissions for lenders, processing from applications to closings and reviewing the real estate transactions. I will also assist with reviewing credit and financial reports.”

- Esther Clotet

“This summer I will be interning with L Brands working within the communications department focusing on external communications. L Brands is the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, PINK, and Bath and Body Works. I’m excited have this opportunity to work in a popular Ohio based company and in the fashion & retail industry. I hope to learn more about the role that external communications plays in brand development and identity.”

- Whitney Harris

“I will be at the Peterson and Smith Equine Veterinary Center in Ocala, Florida. I’ll be accompanying doctors in their on road ambulatory service, and routine visits. I will also spend time in the hospital for surgeries and sports medicine related procedures.”

- Julianna Sweeney

Sina Schwinn will be heading home to Germany for the summer to participate in an internship opportunity.

“I am doing my internship in a large psychiatric hospital, which provides in- and outpatient care for patients with the whole spectrum of psychiatric disorders, where I will learn more about psychiatric and psychological examination, as well as differential diagnosis and disorder specific treatment. The hospital's name is "LVR-Klinik Bonn" and my supervisor is Dr. Schormann, who is one of the principal consultant in this department.”

- Sina Schwinn

Buckeyes Go International

This past December, senior Casey Cole traveled to Mexico for a service-learning experience. Casey performed maintenance and upkeep at local schools, facilitated sports lessons, and assisted at a veterinary clinic in the Playa del Carmen area. In addition to the service, the group participated in a variety of cultural immersion activities and educational opportunities.

“Serving the people of Playa del Carmen, Mexico was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Being able to see the impacts we made within the community and the gratitude that the community members showed us is something that I will never forget. If anyone gets the opportunity to help strengthen the global community, they definitely will not regret it!”
Senior Casey Cole in Mexico on a service learning trip.

Rising sophomore Aaliyah Hernandez and rising senior Jennica Jonovich will be participating in Bucks Go International programs this summer.

Jennica will be participating in an international service-learning program called Coach for College. The program brings together US student-athletes and Vietnamese university students. Together they teach academics, sports, and life skills at summer camps to disadvantaged children in rural Vietnam.

Aaliyah is participating in the Buckeyes Go International service-learning program to Costa Rica! Ohio State is partnering with Student-Athletes Abroad to travel to Playa Flamingo, where student-athletes will facilitate sports activities for local youth, serve at a local food bank, and participate in a beach clean-up. In addition to service, Buckeyes will participate in a variety of cultural immersion activities and educational opportunities.

Buckeyes Off the Field

The team also participated in many team building activities this spring by trying out some other sports and getting great use of the new video theater listening to different speakers on nutrition, social media, career management and more!

The team at a boxing class.
West Point faculty, Ben Summers and Jake Sheehan, present a workshop on open and honest teams.
Sports Psychologist Dr. Steve Graef talks to the team about goal setting and communication.
Strength & Conditioning Coach Kevin Enchelmeyer talks to the team about their Polar heart rate training data.
Student-Athlete Career Management advisor LaToya Farris discuses internship opportunities and ways to start preparing for a career after college.
Director of Athletics Sports Nutrition Sarah Wick talks to the team about properly fueling and hydrating for a Division I student-athlete.
Head coach Jarred Martin going over pressing and outletting tactics in a video session.
The team getting to know more about each other through speed dating questions.
First year letter winners received their Varsity O jackets.
Bump, set, spike! The team gave volleyball a try.
The Buckeyes hit the court and showed off their basketball skills in a 4-team competition.
To wrap up the spring season the team spent their practice block teeing off at Top Golf. Fore!
The team after the Ohio State athletics awards show, the Scarlet and Graymies.

2019 Camps and Clinics

June 11th – Summer Clinic

July 6-8th – Team Camp

July 18-20th – Elite Camp

August 9-10th – Day Camp

September 22nd – Fall Showcase

For more on information on a camp, click HERE

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