August 30, 2022

Abby Danson Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

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COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State junior goalkeeper Abby Danson is this week’s Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced today.

Danson was spectacular in two opening-weekend wins for the Buckeyes. Last Friday, she stopped three shots in a 4-0 shutout of Northeastern, and followed that up two days later with an eight-save effort as the Buckeyes blanked Albany, 3-0.

In all, Danson stopped 11 shots and became the first Ohio State goalkeeper to record back-to-back shutouts to start the season in 33 years. It was also a homecoming of sorts for Danson, who was playing less than a half hour from her hometown of Clifton Park, N.Y.

Coming into the season, Danson had 22 games of playing experience and had posted one previous shutout: a 1-0 win over Ball State in the 2021 season-opener. She’s a construction systems management major who is an Academic All-Big Ten honoree and OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Home Opener on Sunday vs. Lehigh
The 2-0 Buckeyes, ranked No. 22 in the NFHCA/Penn Monto National Coaches Poll, play the first one nine regular season home games on Sunday, Sept. 4 at noon versus Lehigh. Admission to Buckeye Varsity Field is free and parking can be accessed in the lots surrounding the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.