April 5, 2018

Get to Know a Buckeye Newcomer | Aaliyah Hernandez

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April 5, 2018

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Aaliyah Hernandez has signed a national letter of intent to further her academic and athletic career as a member of the Ohio State field hockey team, head coach Jarred Martin announced.

Hernandez was a four-year letterwinner at Bayside High School and Health and Sciences Academy. The Virginia Beach, Va., native and 2017 team captain is a three-time All-Coastal Conference selection and a Max Field Hockey Top 50 player. A two-time AAU Junior Olympic and two-time junior national camp selection, Hernandez was a member of the U-17 junior national team in 2017 and earned second place at the U-16 National Club Championship.

“I am really excited about having Aaliyah in the Scarlet and Gray,” Martin said. “She is a tremendous student-athlete and you see that in the cage as well as in the classroom. What I really enjoy about Aaliyah is her selflessness and work rate. She is such a good teammate and doesn’t shy away from hard work to be her best. She was a member of the USA junior team and comes from one of the best club teams in the country so she has been around high-caliber play. I can’t wait to see her bring that competitiveness to Ohio State.”

GETTING TO KNOW Aaliyah Hernandez

Why did you choose Ohio State? “I chose Ohio State because of the love and sense of pride and culture at Ohio State. The field hockey team and coaches were the best fit for me.”

Major: Biology

Plans after graduation: Wants to become a nurse anesthetist and travel the world

Favorite pastimes, hobbies, etc.: Likes to read and learn about history and obscure facts