COLUMBUS, Ohio – Six Buckeyes were named to the NCAA Division I All-Ohio teams, the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association announced last week.
Senior midfielder Ashley Bowyer was joined on the first team by juniors Cassie Dickerson and Lauren Steuer while senior goalkeeper Lauren Robertson garnered second team laurels along with freshmen Tiffany Cameron and Lauren Granberg.
Bowyer was named a first-team NSCAA/Adidas Scholar-Athlete All-American and first-team Scholar-Athlete All-Mideast region on the day she was drafted in the fifth round of the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) draft by FC Gold Pride. A 2009 NSCAA third-team All-American and first-team All-Big Ten selection, Bowyer helped lead the Buckeyes to the NCAA tournament and a ranking as high as No. 11 nationally, scoring four goals and dishing out five assists in 2009. The two-year captain started 82 career games, fourth-most all-time at Ohio State, and ranks fifth on the career assists list with 16.
Dickerson, a second-team NSCAA Scholar All-East region selection, started 19 games for the Buckeyes in 2009 en route to first-team All-Big Ten and first-team All-Great Lakes Region honors. Steuer, a second-team All-Big Ten selection, was able to make a successful transition to the midfield from the back line, tallying four goals while leading the team with seven assists for a team-leading 15 points.
Robertson, a third-team All-Great Lakes Region and second-team All-Big Ten selection headed to play for the D.C. Freedom of WPS, posted one of the most dominant seasons in program history in 2009, recording an Ohio State record 12 shutouts and a 0.63 goals-against average, the second-best ever. The 29 career shutouts posted by the Mission Viejo, Calif., native are the most ever at Ohio State and second-most all-time in Big Ten history. Taz’s career goals-against average of 1.03 ranks second at Ohio State and her 283 career saves are the third-most in program history.
Cameron and Granberg, both from Canada, were huge contributors to the Buckeye attack. Cameron made the All-Big Ten Rookie team after tallying four goals and four assists in 2009, tying for the team lead with a pair of game-winning goals. Granberg tied for the team lead with six goals and ranked second on the team with 13 points.
The Buckeyes open their 2010 spring campaign at home against Louisville March 7.