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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Freshman Mackenzie Allessie and senior Esther Clotet Alsina of the Ohio State field hockey team were awarded postseason honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association on Wednesday. Allessie picked up 2019 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I First Team All-West Region honors while Clotet Alsina was a second team selection.
Both midfielders had fantastic seasons for the Scarlet and Gray, leading the team in many statistical categories. The two players also earned All-Big Ten honors earlier this month; Allessie was a first-team selection while Clotet Alsina earned a spot on the second team.
A freshman from Mount Joy, Pa., Allessie had an impressive season. She led the team in goals (16) and points (37). Allessie ranked second in the conference in goals per game (0.88) during the regular season and was also second in points per game (2.06). Allessie is the first freshman to earn first team all-region honors since Curlyne Wynn in 2003.
Clotet Alsina closed out her Ohio State career in a memorable fashion, leading the team in assists. She led the Buckeyes in scoring last season and was second on the team this year with 25 points. Clotet Alsina notched an assist on the game-winning goal that secured a victory against Penn State this season, helping to send Ohio State to the Big Ten Tournament. She was chosen to help lead the squad in her senior year as a captain. For her 74-game career, Clotet Alsina had 32 goals and 17 assists for 81 points.
Ohio State finished 9-9 this season and qualified for the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 7 seed. With the help of Allessie and Clotet Alsina, the Buckeyes finished sixth in the country in goals per game (3.06) and 10th in points per game (8.00).