Aug. 3, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Alexandra Street is returning home to the Big Ten. Street, who spent the last six years at Virginia, has been named assistant coach, Ohio State head coach Anne Wilkinson announced Friday. The Columbus, Ohio product completes Wilkinson’s coaching staff that also includes assistant coach Kelly Terwilliger.
“I have known Alex for a long time, as a player and as a coach,” Wilkinson said. “She has demonstrated all the qualities that make her a great fit for our program. As an All-American and a member of the U.S. field hockey team, she understands what it takes to compete at the highest level. As a coach, she is an outstanding teacher of the game and a proven recruiter of talent. We are excited she will be joining our coach staff at Ohio State”
Street, who was a four-year starter at Michigan State from 2000-03 and was the first member in program history to be named a first team All-American, spent the last six years with the Cavaliers as an assistant coach. She helped guide Virginia to five-consecutive NCAA Tournaments, including two Final Four appearances in 2009 and 2010.
Prior to her time at Virginia, Street was an assistant coach for her alma mater in East Lansing during the 2005 campaign. During that year, Street also was a member of the USA Women’s National Field Hockey Team. She served as MSU’s volunteer assistant coach in 2004, while she finished her degree in communications with a concentration in mass media.
As a senior defender for the Spartans in 2003, she earned first team All-America honors to become the first Spartan in school history to receive the distinction. Street scored 17 goals and added nine assists for 43 points en route to earning first team All-Big Ten honors along with first team All-Region accolades. She holds down the No. 8 spot on MSU’s single-season list for goals (17) and points (43). Street was selected the Big Ten Tournament MVP after leading the Spartans to their second-consecutive Big Ten Tournament Championship in 2003.
During her junior year, she started all 26 games and recorded four goals and three assists for 11 points. She was a member of a defensive unit that allowed only 24 goals on the season and set a school record with 10 shutouts. Street was selected to the NCAA All-Final Four Team after helping lead MSU to its first Final Four appearance in 2002.
In 2001, she was selected as the team’s Defensive Player of the Year after anchoring a defense that allowed only 31 goals on the season. She tallied 10 points on four goals and two assists while starting all 22 games. As a rookie in 2000, she started all 20 contests and scored four goals and received the team’s Rookie of the Year award.
This past spring, Street received her master’s degree in education from Michigan State. She brings her husband, Daniel, and daughter, Olivia, to Columbus.