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Athletes of the Week
• Men’s lacrosse sophomore forward Logan Schuss led the Buckeyes with four goals, three assists and seven points in their win over Hobart April 9. He scored three of the game’s first five goals – and assisted on another – as the Buckeyes jumped out to a 6-0 lead. His fourth goal came late in the second quarter for an 8-1 Buckeye advantage at halftime. He added an assist in both the third and fourth quarters and also had a career-high tying three groundballs in the game. The seven points were a season high, while the four goals were one short of his season best and the three assists matched his personal high for the campaign. Schuss is the Buckeyes’ leading scorer with 24 goals, 13 assists and 37 points. He has a point in all 25 games of his collegiate career. He is eight in the NCAA in points and 13th nationally in goals per game this year.

• Brittney Zerhusen tallied 10 points off five goals and five assists as the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team upset No. 14 Vanderbilt, 17-16, April 10 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes improve to 7-4 on the season and 1-1 in the ALC after winning five of their last six contests. Zerhusen’s 10 points tie her career high and stand as fourth all-time in single-game points by a Buckeye. She was named the womenslacrosse.com National Player of the Week, as well as the ALC Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts.

Baseball (11-14, 3-3 Big Ten)
Head coach: Greg Beals
• Ohio State catcher Greg Solomon has been named Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference office announced April 4.
• Ohio State fell to the Columbus Clippers, 4-3, in a seven-inning exhibition game April 5 at Huntington Park.
• The Miami RedHawks scored runs in five of the first six innings and went on to defeat Ohio State, 12-4, April 6 before 912 fans at Bill Davis Stadium.
• Ohio State senior pitcher Drew Rucinski was lights out on the mound and the Buckeyes were proficient in their execution behind him and at the plate in a 6-1 victory over Indiana April 7 before 917 fans at Sembower Field.
• Ohio State battled Indiana for a second consecutive day April 9 but the Buckeyes couldn’t generate enough offense to offset an early IU charge and as a result dropped Game 2 to the Hoosiers, 5-3, before 958 fans at sun-drenched Sembower Field.
• Ohio State’s 10-9 Game 3 loss to Indiana April 10 was quite simply, terribly unfortunate. The home team scored four two-out, unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to steal a win from the grasps of defeat and give it a series win over the Buckeyes for the first time since 1996.

Women’s Golf
Head coach: Therese Hession
• Lisa Strom has been named assistant coach of the Ohio State women’s golf team, Therese Hession, Ohio State head coach, announced April 7. Strom brings 10 years of professional golf experience to the squad as well as four years as a collegiate golfer for the Buckeyes.

Women’s Ice Hockey
Head coach: Jackie Barto
• Junior Natalie Spooner, former Buckeye Tessa Bonhomme and freshman Annie Svedin of the Ohio State women’s hockey team were selected to represent their respective countries at the 2011 IIHF World Women’s Championships April 16-25 in Switzerland. Spooner and Bonhomme are set to compete for Team Canada, while Svedin will represent Team Sweden.

Men’s Lacrosse (6-5, 1-1 ECAC)
Head coach: Nick Myers
• On Senior Day in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Ohio State jumped out to a 6-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back, downing Hobart, 11-4, April 9 in an ECAC Lacrosse League game.

Women’s Lacrosse (7-4, 1-1 ALC)
Head coach: Alexis Venechanos
• Brittney Zerhusen tallied 10 points off five goals and five assists as Ohio State upset No. 14 Vanderbilt, 17-16, April 10 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

No. 9 Rowing
Head coach: Andy Teitelbaum
• Ninth-ranked Ohio State hosted the Big Ten Duals April 9 on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir. The Buckeyes had a successful afternoon winning 11 of 12 races. The duals were divided between a morning and afternoon session. Ohio State raced against Louisville and Bucknell in the morning and Iowa and Rhode Island during the afternoon session.

Softball (10-23, 2-4 Big Ten)
Head coach: Linda Kalafatis
• Ohio State split a midweek doubleheader April 6 against Pittsburgh at Buckeye Field. The Buckeyes won the first game, 4-3, while falling short in the second game, 5-2, in their second home doubleheader of the 2011 campaign.
• Ohio State lost, 8-0, against Illinois April 9 at Buckeye Field to fall to 2-3 in conference play this season. The home run ball was the difference in the game as Illinois tallied three home runs off the Buckeyes to claim the run-rule victory.
• On a beautiful afternoon for fan appreciation day April 10, Ohio State lost, 13-4, against Illinois on a great crowd on hand at Buckeye Field. With the game tied, 4-4, the Illini posted a nine-run sixth inning to claim the series sweep against the Scarlet and Gray in six innings. The game was televised live on the Big Ten Network.

Women’s Swimming and Diving
Head coach: Bill Dorenkott and Vince Panzano
• Samantha Cheverton, who recently capped her Ohio State career with a Big Ten individual title in the 200 freestyle and four All-America honors at the NCAA swimming and diving championships, now has a world-wide meet on her schedule: the 2011 FINA World Championships that will be held this summer in Shanghai, China. Swimming last weekend at the Canadian world championship trials at the Saanich Commonwealth Place in Victoria, British Columbia, Cheverton swam to national championships in the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle events to make the 2011 Canadian national team that will compete at the World Championships.

No. 3 Men’s Tennis (22-2, 6-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Ty Tucker
• No. 3 Ohio State picked up its 20th win of the season by defeating No. 12 Kentucky, 4-3, in one of its closest matches of the year April 6.
• No. 3 Ohio State moved to 5-0 in the Big Ten with a 7-0 shutout over No. 60 Michigan State April 8 at Stickney Tennis Center. It was the first home match for the Buckeyes since Feb. 27. The win extended the five-time defending Big Ten champion’s conference win streak to 71, which began in 2004.
• No. 3 Ohio State won its seventh consecutive match while extending its home win streak to 123 with a 6-1 victory over No. 23 Michigan (10-8, 3-3 Big Ten) in front of 345 fans April 10 at Stickney Tennis Center. The contest also served as the 72nd Big Ten win in a row for the Scarlet and Gray, dating back to 2004.

Women’s Tennis (11-9, 4-2 Big Ten)
Head coach: Chuck Merzbacher
• Ohio State dropped a 7-0 decision to No. 10 Michigan on the road in Ann Arbor, Mich., April 9.
• Ohio State picked up a 5-2 victory against No. 70 Michigan State on the road in East Lansing, Mich., April 10. The Buckeyes took two of three doubles matches and four singles decisions to earn the win.

Men’s Track and Field
Head coach: Robert Gary
• Junior All-American Michael Hartfield was named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week April 6 by the conference office after a two-for-two performance at the Jim Click Shootout.

Women’s Track and Field
Head coach: Karen Dennis
• All-American Letecia Wright was named Big Ten Athlete of the Week April 6 by the conference after her impressive performance at the Jim Click Shootout last weekend. This is the sixth Athlete of the Week honor for the Baltimore, Md., native with her most recent being collected last week.
• Several members of the Ohio State women’s track and field team competed in the Miami Invitational at Miami University for a 13th-place finish with 14 points. The RedHawks won the meet with 111 points. Eight Buckeyes represented the Scarlet and Gray in the 15-team meet, including four true freshmen who were able to gain exposure and experience. Kelsey McHugh had the standout performance of the meet for Ohio State as she blew away the competition in the 5000m run. Her time of 16:46.83 shattered her PR and left her well ahead of the competition.

No. 9 Men’s Volleyball (20-6, 11-1 MIVA)
Head coach: Pete Hanson
• Ohio State men’s volleyball John Klanac has been named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Offensive Player of the Week for his play in a win over 11th-ranked Loyola-Chicago and a loss at 15th-ranked Lewis.
• Ninth-ranked Ohio State, with all 15 players seeing action, defeated Princeton, 3-2 (25-17, 25-18, 22-25, 22-25, 15-9) April 8 in St. John Arena. OSU’s Jason Tobkin posted a team-high 17.5 points against the Tigers with nine kills (.571), eight ace serves and one assist block.
• Ninth-ranked Ohio State won a 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-12) victory over Princeton to complete a two-match sweep of the Tigers April 9. Buckeye Kevin Heine had a co-match-high 12.5 points with 10 kills (.750) and five assist blocks.
• Ninth-ranked Ohio State, playing a third match in as many days, fell, 3-1 (25-21, 18-25, 25-19, 25-9) to 10th-ranked Penn State in Rec Hall April 10. The Nittany Lions earn a split of the home and away two-match series with the Buckeyes with OSU’s 3-0 win earlier this season. OSU’s Shawn Sangrey recorded a team-high 16 points with 15 kills (.296) and two assist blocks.

 

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
April 11-24

April 12
Women’s Lacrosse at Detroit, 4 p.m.
Detroit, Mich.

April 13
Softball at Indiana, 2 p.m.
Bloomington, Ind.

Softball at Indiana, 4 p.m.
Bloomington, Ind.

Men’s Tennis vs. Notre Dame, 4 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Stickney Tennis Center

Baseball vs. Akron (DH), 4:35 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

April 14
Synchronized Swimming, U.S. Senior National Championships, All Day
Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Men’s Gymnastics vs. NCAA Qualifier-Session 1, 1 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

Men’s Gymnastics vs. NCAA Qualifier-Session 2, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

April 15
Synchronized Swimming, U.S. Senior National Championships, All Day
Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Fencing, Division 1 NAC, All Day
Portland, Ore.

Women’s Gymnastics vs. National Championships, All Day
Cleveland, Ohio

Men’s Tennis at Wisconsin, 3 p.m.
Madison, Wis.

Women’s Tennis vs. Wisconsin, 3 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Stickney Tennis Center

Baseball vs. Michigan State, 6:35 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

Men’s Gymnastics, NCAA Team and All-Around Championships, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

April 16
Synchronized Swimming, U.S. Senior National Championships, All Day
Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Fencing, Division 1 NAC, All Day
Portland, Ore.

Women’s Gymnastics, National Championships, All Day
Cleveland, Ohio

Men’s Golf at Illinois Spring Classic, All Day
Urbana, Ill.

Women’s Golf vs. Lady Buckeye Invitational, All Day
Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University Golf Club

Rowing at Princeton and Yale, TBA
New Haven, Conn.

Men’s Track at Mt. SAC Relays, TBA
Walnut, Calif.

Softball vs. Purdue, 2 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

Baseball vs. Michigan State, 2:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

Men’s Lacrosse at Denver, 3:00 p.m.
Denver, Colo., Invesco Field

Men’s Volleyball at George Mason, 7 p.m.
Fairfax, Va.

Men’s Gymnastics vs. NCAA Event Championships, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

April 17
Women’s Golf vs. Lady Buckeye Invitational, All Day
Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University Golf Club

Men’s Golf at Illinois Spring Classic, All Day
Urbana, Ill.

Rowing at Charles River Challenge, TBA
Boston, Mass.

Men’s Track at Michigan-The Dual, 11 a.m.
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Women’s Tennis vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Stickney Tennis Center

Women’s Soccer vs. Grand Valley State, 1 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Upper Practice Field

Women’s Lacrosse at Penn State, 1 p.m.
State College, Pa.

Men’s Tennis at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.

Baseball vs. Michigan State, 1:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

Softball vs. Purdue, 2 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

Men’s Volleyball at St. Francis, 5 p.m.
Loretto, Pa.

Men’s Lacrosse at Air Force, 7 p.m.
USAFA, Colo.

April 20
Softball at Ohio (DH), 2 p.m.
Athens, Ohio

Baseball vs. Bowling Green, 6:35 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

April 21-22
Men’s Track at IU Multi Invite, TBA
Bloomington, Ind.

April 22-24
Women’s Golf at Big Ten Championships, All Day
Chicago, Ill.

April 22
Men’s Tennis vs. Indiana, 6 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Stickney Tennis Center

Baseball at Penn State, 6:35 p.m.
University Park, Pa.

Women’s Lacrosse at Northwestern, 8 p.m.
Evanston, Ill.

April 23
Rowing vs. Michigan and Michigan State, 9 a.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Griggs Reservoir

Men’s Lacrosse vs. Fairfield, 11 a.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium

Softball at Northwestern, 2 p.m.
Evanston, Ill.

Baseball at Penn State, 2:05 p.m.
University Park, Pa.

April 23-24
Men’s Golf Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, All Day
Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State Scarlet Course

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Jesse Owens Classic, 6 p.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

April 24
Rowing vs. Washington State, 9 a.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Griggs Reservoir

Women’s Tennis at Purdue, 12 p.m.
West Lafayette, Ind.

Men’s Tennis vs. Purdue, 12 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Stickney Tennis Center

Baseball at Penn State, 1:05 p.m.
University Park, Pa.

Softball at Northwestern, 2 p.m.
Evanston, Ill.