September 27, 2022

Buckeye Spotlight – Sept. 27


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Week in and week out, Buckeye student-athletes raise the standard of excellence set at Ohio State, whether that be in competition, in the classroom or in the community. ‘Buckeye Spotlight’ recognizes student-athletes who had noteworthy accomplishments both in contests and beyond the box score.

Throughout the 50th anniversary of Title IX, Ohio State Athletics continues to celebrate exceptional female student-athletes and women’s teams throughout history, highlighting a new moment or person every week. To learn more about these stories, visit

Here are this week’s ‘Buckeye Spotlight’ student-athletes:

Kylie Murr | Women’s Volleyball | Sr. | Yorktown, Ind.

  • Moved into third on Ohio State’s program record list for career digs on Saturday at No. 3 Nebraska as she now has 1,530 digs as a Buckeye.
  • Led the Ohio State defense with 3.75 digs per set this past weekend, recording double-figure digs in her eighth and ninth matches of the season and not committing a reception error through all eight sets.
  • Murr was a big factor in Ohio State allowing Iowa to hit only .146 and Nebraska only .140 – the two lowest team hitting percentages of the season against the Buckeyes.
  • Murr totaled a season-high 17 digs and added four assists against the Huskers, immediately following her 13 digs and an ace in the sweep of the Hawkeyes.

Max Trejo | Men’s Soccer | R-Fr. | Mexico City, Mexico

  • Allowed just one goal over 180 minutes
  • Held Cleveland State scoreless with one recorded save
  • Also had one save in 1-0 loss to No. 9 Maryland
  • Record of 1-1-2 in four starts this year
  • 13 Ohio State is home Friday vs. Rutgers (7 p.m.)
  • The Buckeyes will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Friday.

Cade Stover | Football | Sr. | Mansfield, Ohio

  • Cade Stover appears to have found a home at tight end for the Ohio State football team.
  • The fourth-year player from Mansfield followed up a career-high 83-yard showing last week vs. Toledo with another big game in Ohio State’s 52-21 victory on Saturday night vs. Wisconsin.
  • Stover caught his first two career touchdown passes – both coming in the first quarter – as Ohio State built a 28-0 lead and never looked back.
  • For the season, Stover is third on the team with 12 receptions for 188 yards and two TDs. He already has four receptions of 20 yards or more, which is the most among tight ends in the Big Ten.
  • Stover, who grew up on a farm in Mansfield, has played three different positions during his time at Ohio State: linebacker, defensive end and tight end. It appears the change that he made back to tight end last offseason will be the final position switch of his career.

Addie Engel, Daniella Santos, Andrea Kuhn | Women’s Cross Country

  • The women’s cross country trio of Addie Engel, Daniella Santos and Andrea Kuhn has been in the Top 10 in each of the Buckeyes’ first three races.
  • Last week at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Engel finished second (her third straight in the Top 2), Santos was seventh and Kuhn was 10th.
  • Ohio State was the only team with three runners in the Top 10 in the field of 224 and placed fifth as a team.
  • The Buckeyes moved into the USTFCCCA Top 25 last week and are ranked fourth in the Great Lakes Region.

Talani Barnett | Women’s Soccer | Sr. | Bay Shore, N.Y.

  • Barnett had another tremendous week anchoring the Buckeye defense. She helped the team draw 0-0 at rival Michigan on Thursday night while allowing just 11 shot attempts
  • On Sunday, she helped limit Iowa to just two shots on goal in a 2-0 shutout victory. In the win over Iowa, the Bay Shore, N.Y. native made a spectacular defensive play on a breakaway, dispossessing an Iowa attacker and thwarting a rare scoring opportunity.
  • She was the only player on the team to play all 90 minutes in both games.
  • So far this season, Barnett has been part of five shutouts on the season.