COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kayla Fischer, a forward on the Ohio State women’s soccer team, has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and the conference’s Co-Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday.
Fischer is the first Buckeye to earn Big Ten Player of the Week honors since Sammy Edwards Oct. 26 of last season and the first Freshman of the Week since Izzy Rodriguez Oct. 10 of last season.
Fischer, who shared her first rookie of the week honor with Northwestern goalkeeper Mackenzie Wood, scored the game-winner in the 56th minute of the Buckeyes’ 1-0 win at No. 5 Florida Friday night. With the goal, Fischer became the first Buckeye freshman to score the team’s first goal of the season since Lisa Collison did so in a 2-0 win over Xavier in 2005. In the win over No. 5 Florida, the Buckeyes knocked off their highest-ranked opponent since a 2-0 victory over No. 3 Penn State in the 2004 Big Ten Tournament championship game.
DYK: With her game-winner Friday night at No. 5 Florida, Kayla Fischer became the first Buckeye freshman to score the team’s first goal of the season since Lisa Collison did so in 2005#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/grhUsEU6Z9
— Ohio State WSOC (@OhioStateWSOC) August 27, 2018
The Buckeyes are back in action at 7 p.m. Thursday against Morehead State before a 1 p.m. Sunday matchup at Notre Dame.