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May 31, 2005

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State (6-10 overall, 3-3 American Lacrosse Conference) women’s lacrosse squad started the season by winning four of the first five games but could only manage two wins in the final nine. The Buckeyes had one one-goal victory (vs. Ohio) during the season but lost four one-goal games (at Pennsylvania, vs. North Carolina, Vanderbilt and at Rutgers) and two two-goal goals (California-Berkeley and at Penn State). Two of the defeats came in overtime, a triple overtime loss at Pennsylvania and a double-overtime loss against Vanderbilt. Ohio State did close out the 2005 season with a 14-10 victory at Notre Dame to stop a school-record six-game losing streak.

A LOOK AT OHIO STATE
The head coach for the Buckeyes is Sue Stimmel. Ohio State finished 6-10 on the season and 3-3 in the American Lacrosse Conference, tied for third place. The Buckeyes ended the season with a two game road trip. OSU fell 18-5 at No. 1 Northwestern and then defeated Notre Dame, 14-10.

OHIO STATE BY THE NUMBERS
Ohio State’s Kelly Kremer (Fr., Kennett Square, Pa.) ended the season with a team-high 44 points for the Buckeyes with 38 goals and six assists. Regina Oliver (Sr., Pottstown, Pa.) ranks second with 34 points with 29 goals and five assists. Kristen Slahor (Fr., Ellicott City, Md.) has 29 points with eight goals and a team-high 20 assists for third and is KC Carter (Jr., Birchrunville, Pa.) is fourth at 19 points with 15 goals and four assists. Oliver has a team-high 70 ground balls with Brandie Williams (Sr., Hatboro, Pa.) second with 48. Kathryn Kozlakowski (Sr., Towson, Md.) is third with 35 and Ashley Evans (Sr., Ellicott City, Md.) fourth with 28. Oliver also leads the squad in caused turnovers with 51 with Williams second with 34. Libby Schmehling (Sr., Ellicott City, Md.) ranks third with 17 and Evans is fourth with 16. Oliver has a team-high 27 draw controls with Evans second with 20. Natale Miller (So., Birmingham, Pa.) is third with 18 and Carter and Kremer are tied for fourth with 17. In goal, Kim Hastings (Jr., Sewickley, Pa.) is 6-10 on the season, starting all 16 games. She has a 9.80 goals against average and an .459 saves percentage on 124 saves. Joy DeMarco (So., Hudson, Ohio) has seen action in six games. She has a 7.22 goals against average and a .524 saves percentage with 11 saves.

REVIEWING THE NORTHWESTERN GAME
Ohio State lost an 18-5 decision to top-ranked Northwestern in a game telecast live by CSTV. The Buckeyes opened the scoring with an Ashley Evans goal only to see Northwestern score 13 consecutive goals. Evans scored OSU’s final goal to end the game at 18-5. Additional Buckeye goals were scored by Kelly Kremer, Regina Oliver and Kelyn Laws. Northwestern’s Lindsey Munday scored five goals for the Wildcats with Aly Josephs adding four. OSU’s Kim Hastings took the loss in goal (5-10) giving up 15 goals while making 12 saves. Joy DeMarco closed out the game giving up three goals with no saves. Wildcat Ashley Gersuk took the win (17-0) while giving up three goals and making four saves. Northwestern’s Abby Bangser finished the game giving up two goals and making three saves.

REVIEWING THE NOTRE DAME GAME
Ohio State closed out the 2005 season with a 14-10 victory at Notre Dame that was telecast live by CSTV. OSU’s Regina Oliver and Kelly Kremer scored three goals each while Ashley Evans and Natale Miller adding two each. Notre Dame’s Crysti Foote and Caitlin McKinney had three goals each with Jackie Bowers and Lindsay Shaffer adding two each. Trailing 6-5, Ohio State tied the game at six with 18 seconds left in the half with a Miller free position goal. The Buckeyes started the second half with two Oliver goals, one by Molly Gilbert and two from Kremer including the game winner to open an 11-6 lead. Notre Dame had a four to three advantage in goals the rest of the half, but OSU held the lead for the 14-10 victory. OSU’s Kim Hastings took the win (6-10) in goal giving up 10 goals while making 11 saves. Notre Dame’s Carol Dixon took the loss (3-12) in goal giving up 14 goals and making seven saves.

KREMER HONORED AS ALC ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Kelly Kremer, by a vote of the league coaches, has been named the American Lacrosse Conference Rookie of the Year. She led the team in points (44) and goals (38) and had a team-high nine free position goals this season. Kremer lead the team in game winning goals with two. She was also a second team ALC All-Conference selection.

OLIVER AND WILLIAMS NAMED FIRST TEAM ALC ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS
Seniors Regina Oliver and Brandie Williams were named American Lacrosse Conference first team all-league selections by a vote of the league coaches. Oliver posted 34 points from 29 goals and five assists this season. She recorded team and league highs of 70 ground balls and 51 caused turnovers and added a team-high 27 draw controls. Williams had 10 points on the season from seven goals and three assists. She ranked second on the team in ground balls with 48 and second in caused turnovers with 43. She collected 15 draw controls on the season. Oliver closes out her career as a four-time first team ALC All-Conference selection.

KREMER NAMED TO NATIONAL ALL-ROOKIE TEAM BY WOMENSLACROSSE.COM
Kelly Kremer was named to the National All-Rookie Team by womenslacrosse.com. She was one of six American Lacrosse Conference players named to the team. Kremer was the ALC Rookie of the Year this past season.

OLIVER NAMED TO SECOND TEAM MID-ATLANTIC ALL-REGION TEAM
The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association/US Lacrosse committee has named Regina Oliver a second team selection to the Mid-Atlantic All-Region squad. It marks the fourth year she has been named to the team receiving first team honors in 2003 and 2004 and second team honors in 2002 and 2005.

OLIVER NAMED A THIRD TEAM INSIDELACROSSE.COM ALL-AMERICAN
Regina Oliver has been named a third team All-American by insidelacrosse.com. She was a first team selection by insidelacrosse.com in 2003. Oliver becomes Ohio State’s first three-time All-American in women’s lacrosse being named by insidelacrosse.com in 2003 as a first team selection and a third team selection in 2005. She was a second team selection by Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association/US Lacrosse in 2003 and a third team selection in 2004.

OLIVER HONORED AS A THIRD TEAM WOMENSLACROSSE.COM ALL-AMERICAN
Regina Oliver was honored as a third team All-American by womenslacrosse.com. She was a first team selection by womenslacrosse.com in 2003.

KREMER, OSU’S TOP SCORER
Kelly Kremer produced 44 points on the season. She has a team-high 38 goals and six assist for her points. She scored at least one goal in every game this season except against Stanford. Kremer had a career-high six goals against Johns Hopkins and seven games with three or more goals.

OLIVER IS OSU CAREER LEADER IN GROUND BALLS AND CAUSED TURNOVERS
Regina Oliver has left her mark in the Ohio State women’s lacrosse career records by being the career leading in ground balls with 236 and in caused turnovers with 201. She also ranks second in draw controls with 121 and in goals with 125. Oliver finishes third in career points with 166 (125 goals, 41 assists) and is sixth in assists with 41.

WILLIAMS FINISHES CAREER WITH THREE TOP-10 CAREER MARKS

Brandie Williams closes out her Buckeye career ranked in the top-10 in three OSU statistical categories. She ranks fourth in caused turnovers with 90, seventh in ground balls with 125 and is ninth in draw controls with 45.

EVANS HAS SOLID CAREER NUMBERS

Ashley Evans has only one top-10 career statistical finish but ranks in the top-15 in the other five categories. She finishes tied for sixth in draw controls with 51 and ranks 14th in points with 55 (44-11) and in goals with 44. She is 15th in assists with 11, ground balls with 87 and caused turnovers with 36. Evans played in 53 games in her career making 32 starts.

KOZLAKOWSKI MADE THE EFFORT ON DEFENSE
Kathryn Kozlakowski closes out her career ranked ninth in OSU career caused turnovers with 56 and tied for 11th in ground balls with 117. She started her last 52 games and had 55 starts in the 64 games she played in her career.

CARTER RANKS THIRD IN OSU CAREER DRAW CONTROLS
With 67 career draw controls, KC Carter ranks third on the Ohio State career list. She is 11th in career goals with 45 and is 13th in career points with 58 (45-13). Carter ranks 14th in assists with 13 and caused turnovers with 39. She has started in 48 of the 49 games she has played in over the last three years.

HASTINGS RANKS THIRD IN CAREER WINS FOR THE BUCKEYES
With 11 victories on the last three years, Kim Hastings ranks third all-time in career wins for the Buckeyes. She had five wins (5-9) in 2004 and six (6-10) in 2005. She is 11-20 in her career. Hastings stands third in OSU career saves with 221 and is fourth in career goals against average at 9.59.

MILLER RANKS 13TH IN OSU CAREER DRAW CONTROLS
Natale Miller has 31 career draw controls and ranks 13th on the OSU career list. She collected 13 in 2004 and added 18 this season.

SLAHOR STANDS 11TH IN CAREER ASSISTS AFTER FRESHMAN SEASON
With 20 assists in her freshman season, Kristen Slahor ranks 11th in OSU career assists. Her 20 assists tied for the fourth best single season effort, equaling Mara Simpson’s 20 in 1996.

KREMER HONORED BY INSIDELACROSSE AND WOMENSLACROSSE.COM – Feb. 28, 2005
Kelly Kremer was honored by both insidelacrosse.com and womenslacrosse.com after her four-goal performance against Duquesne last Saturday. Insidelacrosse.com named her an honorable mention player of the week while womenslacrosse.com named her to their honor roll. Playing in her first game as a Buckeye, Kremer scored four goals in six shots including one for two in free position attempts. She added three draw controls and two ground balls in the contest.

KREMER NAMED THE ALC PLAYER OF THE WEEK – April 5, 2005
The American Lacrosse Conference has named OSU’s Kelly Kremer the ALC Player of the Week for her play in the Buckeyes’ 15-4 victory at Davidson. She posted a game-high five points with four goals and an assist. Kremer scored OSU’s first two goals of the game and her third gave OSU a 5-2 lead and proved to be the game winner. She added four ground balls, two caused turnovers and a draw control in the contest. Kremer, who has scored at least one goal in every game this season, has 31 points on the season with 27 goals and four assists.

HASTINGS NAMED NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK BY WOMENSLACROSSE.COM AND AMERICAN LACROSSE CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – March 14, 2005
Kim Hastings (Jr., Sewickley, Pa.) was named the Division I National Player of the Week by womenslacrosse.com and the American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Week for her play against Johns Hopkins and Virginia Tech last week. She recorded 14 saves against Johns Hopkins, adding five ground balls in the contest. From a six-all tied at halftime, she allowed only three second half goals to help secure the win for Ohio State. In the Virginia Tech contest, Hastings contributed 10 saves, a ground ball and a key caused turnover. For the two games, she had an 8.00 goals against average and a .600 saves percentage. On the season, Hastings has a 6.36 goals against average and a .587 saves percentage.

KREMER NAMED NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK BY INSIDELACROSSE.COM – March 14, 2005
Kelly Kremer (Fr., Kennett Square, Pa.) has been named the Division I National Player of the Week by insidelacrose.com for her play last week against Johns Hopkins and Virginia Tech. She recorded a career-high six goals in the upset of Johns Hopkins. She added an assist, two ground balls and a draw control against the Blue Jays. Kremer had three goals in the first half to keep the Buckeyes in the game going into the second half tied at six. She scored OSU’s first two goals of the second half to give the Buckeyes an 8-7 lead. Her sixth goal of the game came during a 4-0 Ohio State scoring run to cap the victory. Against Virginia Tech, Kremer scored a game-high three goals and had an assist. She added a ground ball and a caused turnover. She scored OSU’s last two goals of the first half against the Hokies to give the Buckeyes a 5-4 halftime lead that would hold up for the game. Kremer added a third goal late in the game to complete the hat trick. For the season, Kremer is Ohio State’s leader in goals with 16.

HEAD COACH Sue Stimmel
Sue Stimmel is in her 10th season as the head coach for the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team. A 1984 graduate of Temple University, Stimmel is the only coach that the Buckeye program has had. She spent six years has the head coach of Denison prior to coming to Ohio State. Stimmel is 79-71 at Ohio State (10 years) and is 155-89 in her 16-year career. The 2003 season was her most successful with a program-high 14 wins, finishing the regular season ranked 11th nationally and making the school’s second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championship, advancing to the quarterfinals. Her squad won the 2003 American Lacrosse Conference Championship and she was named the ALC Coach of the Year and was later named the 2003 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year.

2005 PLAYER NOTES
#1 Kim Hastings (Jr., Sewickley, Pa.) – Started all 14 games, 5-9 record – 9.21 goals against average and a .455 save percentage – career-high 14 saves against Johns Hopkins – named the womenslacrosse.com National Player of the Week (March 14) – the American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Week (March 15).

#2 Joy DeMarco (So., Hudson, Ohio) – Played in five games – played 18:17 at Davidson, recording two saves – played 27:21 against Stanford making a career-high eight saves.

#3 Allyson Vernon (So., Voorhees, N.J.) – Played in nine games – three ground balls at Davidson – two caused turnovers at Rutgers.

#4 Kristen Hannon (Fr., Sykesville, Md.) – Played in 14 games with two starts – scored a goal against Virginia Tech and a goal and an assist at Davidson – scored goals in the last two games at Rutgers and against Stanford – career-high two draw controls against Johns Hopkins – career-high three ground balls and caused turnovers at Davidson.

#5 Andrea Fischer (Jr., Cleveland Heights, Ohio) – Played in 14 games with one start – scored two goals at Davidson – career-high three assists at Rutgers – season-high two ground balls against Duquesne and at Davidson – and tied her career-high of two caused turnovers against Virginia Tech and at Davidson.

#6 Kristen Slahor (Fr., Ellicott City, Md.) – Started 13 games – career-high two goals against Virginia Tech and California – career-high four assists and two caused turnovers against Stanford – career-high four ground balls at Penn.

#7 Danielle Gibson (So., Springfield, Pa.) – Played in five games – scored a goal at Davidson adding a ground ball.

#8 Bethany Carey (Fr., Eldersburg, Md.) – Played in one game recording two ground balls and a caused turnover at Davidson.

#9 Lindsay Weiner (So., Eldersburg, Md.) – Started all 14 games – career-high two goals against Stanford – career-high three assists against Cornell – career-high four ground balls against Duquesne – career-high two caused turnover at Davidson.

#10 Molly Gilbert (Fr., Baltimore, Md.) – Played in six games – scored a goal against Duquesne, Maryland and Stanford.

#11 Kelly Kremer (Fr., Kennett Square, Pa.) – Started all 14 games – career-highs of six goals and seven points against Johns Hopkins – scored at least one goal in the first 13 games – career-high four ground balls at Davidson – career-high three draw controls against Duquesne and Cornell – named to womenslacrosse.com Honor Roll (Feb. 28) – insidelacrosse.com Honorable Mention (Feb. 28) – insidelacrosse.com National Player of the Week (March 14) – American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Week (Apr. 4) – Ohio State Athlete of the Week (Apr. 4) – womenslacrosse.com National All-Rookie Team.

#12 Kacie Caldwell (Fr., Lutherville, Md.) – Did not play.

#13 Alicia Meredith (Jr., Prospect, Ky.) – Played in all 14 games with 13 starts – career-high one draw control against Johns Hopkins and Maryland – career-high two caused turnovers against Virginia Tech and Maryland.

#14 Regina Oliver (Sr., Pottstown, Pa.) – Started all 14 games – career-high five goals against North Carolina – season-high two assists against Virginia Tech – scored the winning goal in the 9-8 victory over Ohio – career-high 11 ground balls against Stanford – season-high six caused turnovers against Virginia Tech, Cornell and Stanford – has scored one or more goals in her last 11 games – American Lacrosse Conference first team All-conference – Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Regional second team – womenslacrosse.com third team All-American – insidelacrosse.com third team All-American

#15 Jessica Patane (Fr., Farmingdale, N.Y.) – Played in five games – scored two goals and added two ground balls at Davidson.

#16 Brandie Williams (Sr., Hatboro, Pa.) – Started all 14 games – season-high two goals and three points against Duquesne – career-high six caused turnovers against Cornell – career-high eight ground balls at Davidson- American Lacrosse Conference first team All-Conference..

#17 KC Carter (Jr., Birchrunville, Pa.) – Played in 13 games, starting 12 – career-high four goals against Johns Hopkins – season-high three draw controls against Duquesne – season-high two caused turnovers against Duquesne, North Carolina and California – was two for two in free position shots against Johns Hopkins

#18 Ashley Evans (Sr., Ellicott City, Md.) – Played in 14 games, starting the last 13 – scored two goals against Duquesne, Virginia Tech and Maryland – career-high five draw controls against Johns Hopkins – equaled career-high of three caused turnovers against Cornell – season-high five ground balls against California.

#19 Allison Neff (Fr., Essex, Md.) – Did not play.

#20 Ally MacMeekin (So., Baltimore, Md.) – Played in seven games – recorded two ground balls at Davidson – had caused turnovers against Cornell and at Davidson.

#21 Kathryn Kozlakowski (Sr., Towson, Md.) – Started all 14 games – season-high three ground balls in six games – equaled career-high of four caused turnovers against Johns Hopkins – season-high three draw controls against Vanderbilt.

#22 Mindy Kittle (Jr., Hockessin, Del.) – Played in two games – two ground balls at Davidson

#23 Melissa Sands (Sr., Fallston, Md.) – Played in three games, starting at Davidson – scored a goal and an assist at Davidson adding two ground balls and a caused turnover –

#24 Emily Rosen (Jr., Baltimore, Md.) – Played in one game – one ground ball at Davidson.

#25 Amanda Shimp (Fr., Endicott, N.Y.) – Played in one game – one caused turnover at Davidson.

#26 Natale Miller (So., Birmingham, Pa.) – Played in 14 games, starting the last 12 – equaled career-high three goals against Cornell and Vanderbilt – season-high three ground balls at Davidson – career high three draw controls against Vanderbilt – two caused turnovers against Johns Hopkins.

#28 Kelyn Laws (So., Ellicott City, Md.) – Played in 12 games with two starts – scored goals in last two games against Maryland and at Davidson – recorded one ground ball in six games – posted a draw control against Cornell, Davidson and Rutgers – a caused turnover against Johns Hopkins.

#29 Alicia McClure (Jr., Hatboro, Pa.) – Played in 11 games with eight starts – season-high four ground balls against Johns Hopkins and Virginia Tech – season-high two caused turnovers at Penn.

#30 Libby Schmehling (Sr., Ellicott City, Md.) – Played in 11 games with seven starts – career-high four ground balls against Vanderbilt – career-high three caused turnover against Maryland.