COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior Aisling Coyle and senior Bri Doak have been selected co-captains of the Ohio State field hockey team for the 2010 season, head coach Anne Wilkinson announced Wednesday.
It is the second-consecutive season Coyle has been voted a captain and the first such honor for Doak.
Coyle, a midfielder from Glasgow, Scotland, is a two-time NFHCA All-West Region selection, earning first-team honors last season after a second-team nod as a freshman. She was a first-team All-Big Ten honoree last year, while earning a second-team conference honor during her first season as a Buckeye.
Coyle has finished fourth (2008) and tied for third (2009) in scoring for the Buckeyes the last two seasons, starting in 40 games in her career. As a sophomore co-captain, she received the team’s MVP honor with a career-high 21 points and nine assists, directing the Buckeyes’ through the mid- and backfield.
Doak, a back from Selinsgrove, Pa., has started in every game as a Buckeye with 59 career starts in three years. As a junior, she helped lead a Buckeye defense to limiting opponents to just 9.9 shots and 1.54 per game with a conference-high six shutouts. In 2008, Doak was part of the Ohio State backfield that held opponents to just 7.3 shots per game and 1.24 goals per game, while totaling nine shutouts. She received the team’s Rookie of the Year award in 2007 after starting in all 18 games.
Doak has been a leader for the Buckeyes in the classroom as well as a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2008, 2009) and a two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honoree.
Coyle, Doak and the rest of the Buckeye field hockey team open their 2010 season Aug. 31 with a game at in-state foe Ohio at 1 p.m. in Athens.