Aug. 8, 2017
Columbus, Ohio – Mara Hunter, a forward from Powell, Ohio, signed a national letter of intent to further her academic and athletic career as a member of the Ohio State field hockey program, head coach announced.
Hunter served as a team captain during her final year on the field hockey team at Olentangy Liberty, helping lead the Patriots to their best finish in school history by reaching the semifinals of the 2016 OHSAA state tournament.
In the final game of her high school career, a 2-1 overtime loss to Shaker Heights, Hunter assisted on Olentangy Liberty’s only goal of the game with 5:17 remaining in the first period. The four-year letterwinner in high school led the Patriots in scoring in 2016 and was a First Team All-State honoree. Her senior campaign got off to a hot start with 10 goals in the first eight games of the season. In addition to representing the Patriots, Hunter participated in the Futures Festival as well as the National Indoor Tournament with her club team, Field Hockey Life.
GETTING TO KNOW Mara Hunter
Why Did You Choose Ohio State
“I chose Ohio State because I have grown up as a Buckeye fan. I knew as soon as I started playing field hockey that I wanted to wear the Scarlet and Gray. I love the urban campus life and being a Buckeye runs in my family and that’s why I’m so excited to be here.”
Major: Middle Childhood Education
Plans After Graduation: Aspirations of coaching field hockey and teaching on the East Coast.
Favorite Pastimes, Hobbies, Etc.: Spending quality time with friends, listening to music, photography
Greatest Sports Thrill: Helping Olentangy Liberty to its best finish in school history by making it to the state semifinals in 2016.
Relatives Who Were/Are Athletes: Her cousin, Natalie Disabato, played field hockey at Boston University.