Junior Linda Haussener named team MVP
COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State field hockey team handed out its team awards for the 2007 season, April 12 at the Jack Nicklaus Museum. Junior Linda Haussener received the team’s most valuable player award. Seniors Yesenia Luces and Michaela O’Malley shared offensive player of the year honors while classmate Kelly Terwilliger was named defensive player of the year.
Haussener, a midfielder from Baden, Switzerland, collected a number of awards during her junior season, including NFHCA Second Team All-America, NFHCA First Team All-West Region and First Team All-Big Ten honors. She ranked second on the team in scoring with 23 points on nine goals and five assists.
Luces, a native of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, earned several honors as a senior: NFHCA First Team All-America, NFHCA First Team All-West Region, Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Year and a unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selection. The midfielder led the Buckeyes in scoring for the third-consecutive season with 27 points along with a team-high 11 goals.
O’Malley was named Second Team All-Big Ten in just her second year as a Buckeye after transferring to Ohio State following her sophomore season. The forward from Stow, Mass., was third on both points (17) and goals (7) for Ohio State.
Terwilliger, of East Stroudsburg, Pa., continued her streak of starting every game with 18 starts in 2007. The anchor of the OSU backfield concluded her career starting all 79 games in four seasons and tallied her first career point in ’07 with an assist vs. Louisville, Oct. 10.
Sophomore Lindsay Quintiliani earned two awards as the team’s Harriet Reynolds Scholar-Athlete and Buckeye Spirit award winner. The spirit award is given for dedication, hard work and team commitment. The goalkeeper from Mountain Top, Pa., received the scholar-athlete award because of her 3.94 grade-point average as a speech and hearing major. Quintiliani started 15 games in 2007 with a 2.27 goals-against average.
The rookie of the year award went to Brianne Doak. The Selinsgrove, Pa., native started all 18 games and was a mainstay in the Buckeye backfield.