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Ohio state women's soccer newsletter 2019 | Issue 03

Ohio State of Late

The Buckeyes earned wins in their last two spring contests,topping Bowling Green 4-1 March 8 and wrapping up the schedule with a 3-1 victory over Grand Valley State March 30. Izzy Rodriguez scored twice along with tallies from Fischer and Haley Walker-Robinson against Bowling Green while Fischer, Cowan and Olivia Petit each scored against Grand Valley State March 30.

Team members also got together to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2018 season and senior class at Schumaker March 29.
Emaly Vatne was recognized as one of Ohio State's Student-Athletes of the Month for March for exhibiting great work ethic and character in the classroom and in the community.
It was a Birzon vs. Birzon final in our Goals of the Season bracket, with the sophomore's finish to open the scoring in the win vs. Wisconsin taking the victory.

The Buckeyes also were able to get away from the grind of the end of spring season, spending time at a team outing at AmazeColumbus Escape Room March 23.

Academic Achievement

Rising senior Selina Vickery has been selected to be a Peletonia Undergraduate Fellow through The James and Pelotonia for her research in cancer and neuroimmunology.

A group of 26 women's soccer student-athletes were recognized at the Ohio State Scholar-Athlete Banquet April 10.
Devon Kerr was one of 10 Ohio State student-athletes selected as finalists for the Big Ten Medal of Honor.

Leadership Development

Rising junior Maggie Samanich, along with Ohio State volunteer assistant and director of player development Cassie Dickerson joined a panel to discuss mental health.

“It was an incredible experience to be able to share my story and bring awareness to mental health next to some Ohio State heroes!”

Officer John Quinlan also came in the speak to the team about career opportunities in law enforcement April 15.

Buckeyes Give Back

Emaly Vatne and Selina Vickery each spent time reading out Georgian Heights Elementary March 7 while Marissa Birzon and Olivia Petit participated in 2nd and 7 April 12.

“The children were so enthusiastic and proud of being able to read with us, and I loved being able to connect, have fun and share something they love with them. It made my day to share the evening reading with the children and their families!” - Selina Vickery

Alumni in the News

Nichelle Prince and Lindsay Agnew each represented Canada at the Algarve Cup in Portugal Feb. 27-March 6. Canada finished third at the event after a PK triumph over Sweden. Prince recently scored in the Houston Dash's opener against the Seattle Reign April 14.
Devon Kerr recently joined Agnew and Prince, signing with the Houston Dash April 13.
“My first gameday experience with the Dash was different from my last experience with Ohio State and also different from my first gameday experience with Ohio State. Arriving as a freshman in college, you are often overly confident in your abilities and sometimes lacking maturity. As a rookie in the professional game, your college experience exposes you to be open and aware that you are in a unique and valuable position to learn from those that are more experienced. My first gameday was exciting and abundant with lessons. My biggest takeaway is that the women’s game is growing in popularity exponentially and I am fortunate enough to be in a position to contribute positively to its overall growth and development while living my dream as a professional soccer player. Dash fans are only second to Ohio State fans! DashOn! GoBucks!” - Devon Kerr

Fellow Buckeye Arden Holden also gained valuable professional experience, joining NWSL side Portland Thorns FC this preseason.

Another Buckeye, Tiffany Cameron, recently signed with Stabæk IF in the top league in Norway!

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