COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s soccer team has announced that Danielle Scoliere and Liz Sullivan have been named captains of the 2011 squad and Lauren Granberg has been named assistant captain.
Scoliere will be a captain for the second consecutive season after appearing in 61 games, making 34 starts, over her first three seasons. The Dublin, Ohio, native has primarily been an outside back for the Buckeyes but has been able to move up and provide an offensive spark because of her speed and work rate. Never was that more obvious than when Scoliere sent the Buckeyes to the second round of the NCAA tournament last season with her game-winner in the 106th minute of a 1-0 win over St. Francis. She is a three time OSU Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Sullivan, from Powell, Ohio, played in all 24 games as an outside back as a junior last season, scoring a pair of goals and adding five assists. A quick and talented defender that can also move up to the midfield, Sullivan scored her first career goal, a game-winner, last season in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh. She played 90-plus minutes in eight games including four of five NCAA tournament contests. Sullivan is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Granberg, from Edmonton, Alberta, was third on the team in scoring last season, tallying four goals and five assists while appearing in all 24 games. Over her first two years as a Buckeye, she has produced 10 goals and six assists and tallied a pair of game-winners in huge contests last season against West Virginia and Minnesota. Granberg also recorded an assist in NCAA games against St. Francis, Virginia and Georgetown. She is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Coming off the first trip to the NCAA College Cup in program history, the Buckeyes open the 2011 campaign Aug. 19 against Xavier at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.