Ohio State’s Yesenia Luces and Curlyne Wynn named to tournament’s All-Star Team
COLUMBUS, Ohio Yesenia Luces, who recently concluded her career with the Ohio State field hockey team, and former Buckeye teammate Curlyne Wynn helped Trinidad and Tobago to win the inaugural Caribbean Hockey Cup, hosted by the Pan American Hockey Federation. The event took place Nov. 7-11 at the National Hockey Centre in Tacarigua, with Trinidad and Tobago claiming the title Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Jamaica. Trinidad and Tobago hosted the event, which featured competition with both men’s and women’s field hockey teams.
Wynn, from Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago, scored the lone goal in the 61st minute of the championship game for the 1-0 win. For her efforts Wynn was named to the All-Star Team along with Luces, who led the team in scoring with four goals and was a key member of the Trinidad and Tobago offense. Luces also had a hat trick in the 7-0 defeat of Guyana during the round-robin segment of the tournament.
Luces wrapped up her time with the Ohio State field hockey team Nov. 1 with a 3-0 loss to Penn State in the first round of the 2007 Big Ten Tournament, which the Buckeyes hosted at North Turf Field. Later that day, the native of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, became the first Buckeye to earn back-to-back Big Ten player of the year awards from the conference when she was named Co-Offensive Player of the Year.
Luces concluded her senior season with 27 points and 11 goals to lead the Buckeyes in both categories and she tied for the team lead in assists with five. At the end of the regular season, she ranked fifth overall in the conference in both points and goals.
Along with her player of the year honors, Luces was a unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selection and the Ohio State winner of the Sportsmanship Award. It was the third-consecutive season she has been selected to the first team and is the fourth Buckeye to earn the award three times. She also was a unanimous pick to the first team in 2006. Luces added her third NFHCA All-West Region honor Wednesday and has earned NFHCA All-America honors twice, with a first team selection as a sophomore and a second team nod as a junior.
Wynn concluded her career as a Buckeye in 2006 and that season earned her fourth NFHCA First Team All-West Region honor. She is the only Buckeye in program history to be named to the first team all four seasons of her career. She also was a three-time First Team All-Big Ten award-winner.