COLUMBUS, Ohio – Brittney Zerhusen, a senior attacker on the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team, was named the American Lacrosse Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week after helping the Buckeyes to a pair of back-to-back wins over Canisius and then-No. 11 Notre Dame last week. This is the first POW honor for Ohio State this season.

Zerhusen scored five goals in each of the Buckeyes’ games last week, vs. Canisius March 7 and at No. 11 Notre Dame March 10. Against the Fighting Irish, Zerhusen led all scorers with eight points off five goals and three assists, as the Buckeyes won their first game over a ranked opponent since April 12, 2009 (No. 10 Vanderbilt, 15-13) and improved 4-3 on the 2011 campaign. 

Florida’s Sam Farrell earned Defensive Player of the Week honors and Kelly Rich from Northwestern was named the Rookie of the Week.

Zerhusen and the Buckeyes, who are now receiving votes in the IWLCA Top 25 poll, return to action at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 20 against California in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Admission to the game, and all home regular-season games, is free.