Ohio State Women's Ice Hockey Celebrating 20 Years

Jackie Barto: Head Coach 1999-2011

Barto coached 440 games in her 12 year career with the Buckeyes and ranked eighth in career victories among NCAA Division I coaches. During her tenure, she coached all six of OSU's Olympians. In the 2006-07 season she reached the 20-win mark for the first time in program history and set the record for the Buckeyes' longest unbeaten streak at 10 games.

Video: OSU Through History

"After coaching at my alma mater, I chose to pursue the opportunity at Ohio State. I had tremendous excitement in beginning the women's ice hockey program. Our staff and student-athletes were able to set a strong foundation for a new program that was based on work ethic, excellence and quality individuals." - Jackie Barto

"Our student-athletes during the early years were pioneers and outstanding individuals for the program. They were key to the growth of the program." - Jackie Barto

Buckeye Olympians

Top row (L-R): Minttu Tuominen, Natalie Spooner, Tessa Bonhomme; Bottom row (L-R): Emma Laaksonen, Annie Svedin, Lisa Chesson

Team Achievements

8 ACHA All-Americans

6 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top 10 Finalists

3 Ohio State Hall of Fame Inductees

25 All-WCHA Selections

5 WCHA All-Tournament Selections

1 WCHA Player of the Year

58 WCHA Scholar-Athlete Selections

151 Academic All-Big Ten At-Large Selections

224 OSU Scholar-Athletes

11 WCHA Semifinal appearances

4 WCHA Final Faceoff appearances

1 Frozen Four appearance

Buckeyes Blank Boston College To Advance To Frozen Four

March 10, 2018

Lauren Boyle netted the first NCAA Tournament goal in program history to give OSU a 1-0 lead just over 10 minutes into the second period.

With less than five minutes to play, Maddy Field lit the lamp to put the icing on the game for OSU, sealing the 2-0 win and a spot in the NCAA Frozen Four for the first time in program history.

In the 2018-19 season debut, the Frozen Four banner was revealed in the OSU ice rink.

The Buckeyes closed out the 2018-19 season with a record of 20-13-2. It marked the first time in program history the team won 20 or more games in consecutive years, and the third time reaching the 20 win mark.

Nadine Muzerall: Head Coach 2016-Present

Muzerall is entering her fourth season at the helm for the Scarlet and Gray. In just three years, she has led the team to back-to-back, 20-win seasons and a Frozen Four appearance for the first time in program history. In 2018, Muzerall was named WCHA Coach of the Year.

"I saw what Ohio State could be. I have this vision of greatness and we have the best resources and support in the entire country." - Nadine Muzerall

"They want to win here. They want to do things the right way and they care about the student-athletes, but we also want to win." - Nadine Muzerall

"I believe in our culture and what we've grown. That to me was the biggest thing, creating a different mindset, creating that winning mind set. We have fantastic leadership and I think our culture is very elite." - Nadine Muzerall

"Those were the two biggest things, was building a program with an elite athletic status and being a woman as a head coach and showing these young student-athletes that you can do it, you don't have to sacrifice everything. You can get it done." - Nadine Muzerall

Buckeyes Ink Eight For 2019-20 Season

The newest freshman class will include Ramsey Parent (Blaine, Minn.), Maddie Babnik (Winnetka, Ill.), Addi Scribner (Woodbury, Minn.), Brooke Bink (Escanaba, Mich.), Jennifer Gardiner (Surrey, British Columbia), Miranda Anthony (Hudson, Wis.), Teghan Inglis (Okotoks, Alberta), and Quinn Kuntz (Warroad, Minn.).
Buckeye Bash 2019

2019-20 Season Preview

Ohio State opens the season with a home series against the St. Lawrence University Saints on Sept. 27-28.

Business picks up as OSU faces reigning national champion Wisconsin on Oct. 11-12.

The Bucks return to Columbus after a weekend on the road to host last season's national runner-up Minnesota for alumni weekend on Oct. 25-26.

Despite only having one series in December, OSU will have its hands full when it faces Princeton in a two-game series in Las Vegas on Dec. 14-15.

The Bucks take the ice for the first time in 2020 when they host Minnesota State on Jan. 10-11.

Ohio State is set to clash with the Minnesota Golden Gophers on an outdoor rink as part of the 14th annual Hockey Day in Minnesota on Jan. 18.

The regular season comes to an end with a series against St. Cloud State in Columbus on Feb. 21-22.

The postseason gets underway in the final weekend of February with the first round of the WCHA Tournament on Feb. 28-Mar. 1.

Go Bucks