Field Hockey Newsletter December 2018

Dear Loyal Buckeye Friends & Family,

A lot to catch up on from a great 2018 season with the Buckeyes. We are so grateful for the continued support of Buckeye Nation. Thank you all for connecting with us and following along as we continue our journey towards world domination! Please enjoy some updates and recaps on the past few months. O-H!

Go Bucks!

2018 Fall Highlights

On-Field Recap

2018 was a great year for Ohio State Field both on and off the field. The team finished 12-8 on the season and reached single-season milestones through every game. Seven of the team's eight losses were decided by just one goal, three of which were decided in overtime. The Buckeyes finished with a total of 54 goals and 45 assists for 153 points in the season.

The team earned five wins over teams ranked in the Penn Monto/NFCHA Coaches Poll, including No. 8 Louisville, No. 19 Boston University, No. 17 Rutgers and No. 12 Northwestern.


  • 3-2 OT win over Louisville. After being in a two goal hole for the first 43 minutes of the contest, the Buckeyes went on to score three unanswered goals, including the game-winning goal just 1:29 into overtime. The game marked the team's first win of the season and first over a top-10 opponent in the 2018 campaign.
  • 4-3 shoot-out victory over then-ranked No. 19 Rutgers. The Buckeyes were down 3-2 at the half, but Sammy Stone scored in the 63rd minute to send the game into overtime. After two scoreless overtime periods, the game was sent to a shoot-out. With a tie in the first round of the shoot-out, Aaliyah Hernandez denied Rutgers' Linde van Schaik on the first shot of the second round and Kelsey Nolan netted hers to hand the Buckeyes the victory.
  • 2-1 victory at No. 12 Northwestern. The game was scoreless for the first 58 minutes of the game, but Esther Clotet capitalized off a corner to give the Buckeyes the lead. The game marked the first Buckeye win over the Wildcats since 2013.


Esther Clotet led the team with 11 goals on the season. The junior netted the lone goal of the B1G quarterfinal game with less than two minutes to play in 2OT to send the Buckeyes to the semifinals.

Clotet finished with 26 points on the year and now has 23 career goals.

Hannah Pany led the Buckeyes with six assists on the season. The senior captain started all 20 games for the team and was a part of the defensive unit that kept opponents to just 1.75 goals per game.

Aaliyah Hernandez made 60 saves for the Buckeyes in the 2018 season. The freshman recorded four shutouts, playing in six on the year, and was named B1G Freshman of the Week on Oct. 15.


For the first time in five years, the Buckeyes made it to the semifinal of the Big Ten Tournament. The team earned a No. 4 seed in the tournament and hosted the quarterfinal game against Rutgers. The game marked the first time in seven years that the Buckeyes have hosted a tournament game. The Buckeyes went on to defeat the Scarlet Knights 1-0 in 2OT to secure their spot in the next round of the tournament.

The team after an overtime victory in Louisville
Team video session in the hotel on the road at Rutgers
Buckeyes getting stronger in the weight room
The team after beating Rutgers in shootouts during the regular season
Tailgate with the Ohio State Field Hockey family after the Maryland game during the regular season
On Friday, October 19th OSU Field Hockey honored the seniors after their last regular season home game after a commanding 6-1 win over Michigan State.

Off-Field Recap

The team enjoyed their time together off the field this season as well! Road trips to away games allowed the buckeyes to spend time in Boston and visit Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and the Boston Aquarium. The team also spent an afternoon at the Seabright Beach Club in New Jersey where we quickly learned we were better field hockey players than sand volleyball players. The team also got to see The Bean in Chicago, dress up for a Halloween dinner and still found time to give back to the community! In conjunction with Ohio State Student Life, members of the field hockey team helped pack over 200,000 meals that filled the shelves at food banks in the Athens County area.

Buckeyes in Boston

Ohio State Field Hockey at the Bay
Buckeyes at the Boston Aquarium
Buckeyes at Quincy Market
Buckeyes at Quincy Market

The team at the Seabright Beach Club

Buckeyes take on Chicago

Halloween dinner in Columbus!

Community Service

Members of the field hockey team packing meals for local food banks the week leading up to the Big Ten quarter final game

Post Season Honors

The trio of Esther Clotet (first team), Courtney Daniels (second team) and Kelsey Nolan (first team) was named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Division I West All-Region team.

Esther Clotet

Clotet’s first team recognition is her first of her career. The Barcelona, Spain native has already picked up Big Ten All-Tournament Team and Second Team All-Big Ten accolades at the conclusion of the 2018 season. Clotet led the Buckeyes in scoring this season with 11 goals and 26 points. She picked up three game-winning goals, including the goal that sent the Buckeyes to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament for the first time in five years.

Courtney Daniels

In her final season with the Buckeyes, Daniels served as a critical member of the defensive unit that held their opponents to a combined 35 goals on the season. In 12 of Ohio State’s games this season, Daniels was a constant in the back line, playing every minute, including four double overtime contests. Aside from her efforts on the field, the senior captain also received recognition for exemplary sportsmanship as Ohio State’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Nominee. Daniels finished the season with one goal and four assists.

Kelsey Nolan

Nolan’s first team all-region award is her first of her career. The senior garnered Big Ten All-Tournament Team and First Team All-Big Ten recognition following the 2018 campaign and was selected to represent the Buckeyes in the NFHCA Division I Senior Game. Nolan registered five assists on the season to tie for second on the team. One of those assists came in the final minutes of the second overtime period against Rutgers in the semifinals of this year’s conference tournament. Earlier in the season, she recorded the winning shot in the game against Rutgers that went into a shootout. She finished with three goals for 11 points.

Jarred Martin

Head coach Jarred Martin was named the 2018 Big Ten Coach of the Year.

Coach Martin has made an immediate impact on the program. He has coached the team to 12 wins this the season, the program’s most single-season wins since the 2011 season. Five of the Buckeyes’ victories were over higher ranked opponents.

Under the direction of Martin, the Buckeyes have won five conference games this season for the first time in eight years. While at Ohio State, Martin has coached his teams to a record of 22-16 in two years with the program and nine wins over ranked opponents. Last season, the Buckeyes earned their first regular season NFHCA Coaches Poll rankings for the first time in five years, and this season the team has been ranked in every edition of the poll.

Buckeye Nation


Thank you to all of the alumnae who made it to Alumnae weekend on October 6th & 7th. We enjoyed seeing many of you at the football tailgate on Saturday and were honored to recognize you at half time of our game against Ohio University. Your support of the field hockey program is greatly appreciated. Thank you to all who connected with us while we were on the road this season as well. We love getting to know all of you who have paved the way for our current Buckeyes.

OSU Field Hockey Alumnae being recognized at half time of the Ohio University game
Maartje Bongers (’17) reunites with the team before a home game


Linda Haussener was one of 10 new members to be inducted into the Class of 2018 Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. The official induction took place on September 7th in the Ohio Union and the inductees were introduced to the public at halftime of the Ohio State home football game vs. Rutgers on September 8th. The field hockey team honored Linda with a pregame recognition on September 9th before taking on Lehigh University.

Haussener is one of the most decorated field hockey players in Ohio State history. On the field, her career culminated in 2008 when she was named a First Team All-American. It was the third such honor of her career, following second and third team honors in 2007 and 2006, respectively. The 2008 Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Year and a unanimous first team all-conference selection, Haussener scored 52 points as a senior in 2008, sixth most in single-season program history. In 2006, as a sophomore, Haussener helped lead the Scarlet and Gray to the Big Ten regular season title. The Buckeyes won 50 games during her four-year career and made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. On the career charts, she currently ranks sixth in career goals (45), sixth in assists (31) and sixth in scoring (121 points).

In the classroom, Haussener’s resume is equally impressive. She was Ohio State’s female recipient of the 2008 Big Ten Medal of Honor, which is the conference’s most exclusive award. Haussener was a three-time NFHCA National Scholar-Athlete, four time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and graduated with degrees in political science and economics.

Linda Haussener joined by her father, friends, and current OSU coaching staff and players at the Hall of Fame induction
Haussener accepts her Hall of Fame Award
Haussener speaks to the current field hockey team before the game against Lehigh
Haussener is honored before the OSU field hockey game against Lehigh

Save the Date: Spring Alumni Weekend

April 13th, 2019 - Spring Football Game

April 14th, 2019 - OSU Field Hockey Alumnae Event

Schumaker Complex

We have officially moved into our new home! The Schumaker Complex will house the new field hockey locker room and coaches offices while also incorporating classroom space, a weight room, athletic training and much more into the 15,500 square foot facility. Take a look at the team's space and first impressions of the Schumaker!

First Impressions of the Schumaker

2018 Ohio State Field Hockey Banquet

We celebrated the many successes of the 2018 season and contributions of our 5 graduating seniors at the Field Hockey Banquet on December 1st. The event recognized our amazing support staff as well as our team award winners. The 2018 captains were also recognized by the Varsity O president elect, Candace Dark, who presented them each with their Varsity O Captain Mug.

Harriet Reynolds Scholar-Athlete | Kelsey Nolan

Offensive Player of the Year | Esther Clotet

Midfield Player of the Year | Kelsey Nolan

Defensive Player of the Year | Courtney Daniels

Rookie of the Year | Emma Goldean

Unsung Hero Award | Hannah Pany & Ellen Westfall

Scarlet Strong Award | Kelsey Nolan

Thank you, seniors, for everything you have given to this program!

2019 Spring Play-Days

Come check out the Buckeyes in action this spring at the team's three play-days:

March 30th-31st at Penn State

April 6th-7th at Michigan

April 13th at Louisville

2019 Camps and Clinics

January 5 - Winter Clinic

January 6 – Play Day

April 27 – Spring Clinic

July 6-8 – Team Camp

July 18-20 – Elite Camp

August 3-4 – Day Camp

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