COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tess Maloney 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.
Maloney was a member of the Jersey Intensity field hockey club for eight years, coached by Kathleen Stefanelli. Maloney was also a four-year letterwinner at the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, N.J. Maloney led the Big Red in goals and assists in her junior and senior seasons and was named most valuable player overall in her senior year as well as of the Mercer County Tournament during her junior year. Maloney was a First-Team Central Jersey Field Hockey Coaches Association, All-Prep A Team, All-Mid-Atlantic Prep League and NJ.com All-Prep Team selection in 2017. With 17 goals and 15 assists, Maloney was named the Trentonian’s Offensive Player of the Year.
Maloney also competed in track & field, helping to break the school 4x400m relay record with an overall time of 3:58.88, and appearing at the New Balance Nationals in her sophomore and junior years.
“Tess was on our radar very early in my time here at Ohio State,” Martin said. “She plays for one of the best club teams in the country in Jersey Intensity, and I noticed her speed and aggressiveness right from the start. Her high school career at Lawrenceville was stellar both on the hockey field and on the track. Once she came to campus and we were able to meet her and her family, we knew this would be a great fit for our Ohio State field hockey family. I am really happy she chose to be a Buckeye and look forward to seeing her grow during her time in the Scarlet and Gray.”
GETTING TO KNOW TESS MALONEY
Why did you choose Ohio State? “I wanted a school and team that had lots of school camaraderie and spirit. After meeting the team and coaching staff, I knew this was where I wanted to go.”
Plans for after graduation: Wants to do something creative in a big city like New York
Favorite pastimes, hobbies, etc.: Art, community service