Aug. 25, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Megan Geldernick, a redshirt freshman goalkeeper on the Ohio State women’s soccer team, has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. The award is the first Big Ten award for a Buckeye since Nichelle Prince was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week Oct. 21 of last season.
Geldernick, from Aurora, Ill., tallied eight saves in a 1-0 shutout of No. 18 Duke Friday night before making another eight stops in a 1-0 defeat at No. 4 North Carolina Sunday. The 16 total stops were the second-most in the Big Ten through the first weekend of play and the eight saves made in each game marked the most for a Buckeye since Katie Baumgardner made eight saves in an NCAA third round match at Duke Nov. 20, 2011.
Ohio State opens its home schedule against nationally-ranked Virginia Tech at 6 p.m. Sunday.