April 16, 2014
This past week marked the final home games for the 2014 Buckeye women’s lacrosse senior class with Ohio State claiming back-to-back Top 10 victories for the first time in OSU history. The 2014 senior class now has 40 wins total – which is currently tied for third-most in school history.
Over the past few days, the four seniors have looked back on their time wearing the Scarlet and Gray and today we round out the senior spotlights with 2014 captain Cara Facchina, a native of Glenwood, Md. The OSU attack has tallied 108 career points, 59 goals and 49 assists. Facchina surpassed the 100-point milestone with a pair of assists in the home contest vs. Florida. This year, she has collected five goals and 11 assists in 11 games and has helped an offense that ranks in the Top 25 in the nation in scoring and points. A four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete, she plans to graduate this December with a degree in industrial and systems engineering.
What is one of your most memorable experiences as a Buckeye?
Beating Northwestern for the first time!
What are your plans after graduating?
I am working in Baltimore at Northrop Grumman as a Manufacturing Engineering intern and hope to work as an Industrial and Systems Engineer after graduating this December.
Do you have any advice for incoming and younger athletes?
Enjoy every moment, always give your all, and make the best of everything, four years goes by way too fast.
What is your mindset like before a game?
Focused, confident and positive.
What is something your hometown is known for?
Maryland Crabs — My favorite!
What do you love most about your sport?
I love the competition and team camaraderie.
How did you decide to major in Industrial and Systems Engineering?
I have always been intrigued with how things work and interested in ways to design products and systems to be more efficient.
Most memorable play you’ve made as a Buckeye?
Scoring the gamewinner with 11 seconds left against Vanderbilt in the ALCs sophomore year.
Do you remember the first moment when you became interested in the sport?
My AAU basketball coaches always encouraged me to play. In seventh grade, they decided to take our whole basketball team and make a rec lacrosse team. We picked it up pretty quickly, won the championship, and I fell in love with it from there.
As a captain, how do you motivate other players?
I motivate other players by working hard to get better and providing positive feedback and encouragement to pump them up.
If you have a free day, what are some of your favorite things to do away from lacrosse?
If it is a nice day out, spend time hanging out outside with my roommates and friends!
Where do you see women’s lacrosse 10 years from now?
I see women’s lacrosse programs in twice as many high schools and colleges all over the United States, especially out west.