Sept. 19, 2017
Columbus, Ohio – Three former Ohio State field hockey players have been selected to represent the U.S. Women’s Masters Team at the 2018 FIH Masters World Cup in Spain, the U.S. Women’s Masters Committee announced on Monday.
With over 200 women participating in tryouts, Kim Bush (1988-91), Stacey Ross (1998-2001) and Marije Toth (1998-2001) were selected as to represent the Red, White and Blue at the World Cup.
Toth will suit up with the over-40 team for the world masters championships in 2018. The three-time First Team All-Big Ten honoree led Ohio State with 11 goals in 2000. She earned NFHCA First Team All-America accolades in 2001 and currently ranks 10th in program history with 38 career goals. Just last weekend, she was surpassed by current senior Maddy Humphrey (40 career goals).
“No matter how many years pass by, spending four years completely dedicated to playing field hockey for the Buckeyes, it connects you together to a group of special people for the rest of your days, and that is something pretty special,” Toth noted.
“Field hockey, to me, is a platform to express yourself, connect with teammates, push your boundaries while working towards a common goal with your teammates,” Toth said.
Bush owns the third most defensive saves in school history for a career with 22. More astonishingly, all 22 of her career defensive saves came in 1991, which is the most in a single season for a Buckeye defender. The 1991 NFHCA All-West Region member assisted on 32 goals during her career (No. 5 program history) including 15 in 1991, which is the seventh most in a single season.
“My years of putting on Scarlet and Gray provided me with a core group of friends who have been a major part of my life the last 29 years,” Bush, who will be playing with the over-45 team said. “Playing field hockey at Ohio State prepared me for successes, how to deal with failures, and reinforced the importance of hard work and setting goals.”
Ross graduated from Ohio State in the spring of 2002 with a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Arts. She played in 18 games during the 1999 season for the Buckeyes and recorded a defensive save.
The world championships will be held from July 27- Aug. 5, 2018, in Spain.
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