Feb. 27, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Katie Chase and Cian Dabrowski each were recognized as players of the week by the American Lacrosse Conference Wednesday morning. After leading the 13th-ranked Buckeyes to back-to-back wins, Chase was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while Dabrowski earned Rookie of the Week honors.

Chase powered the Buckeyes to their two wins last week, helping them down William & Mary 21-8 Feb. 20 before besting 20th-ranked Boston College, 15-8, last Saturday. She had seven goals between the two games, including a career-high four in the win over the Eagles. The junior attacker also picked up eight of the team’s 19 draw controls vs. Boston College and ended the week with a team-high 11. A native of Woodbine, Md., Chase now has a team-best 10 goals for the season. This is the first ALC honor for Chase and the first offensive POW recognition for Ohio State since Alayna Markwordt, April 10, 2012.

Dabrowski produced her first career hat trick in the Buckeyes’ win over 20th-ranked Boston College. The freshman from Orangeville, Ontario, tallied her three goals on four shots vs. the Eagles, including two a minute apart in the first half as Ohio State built its 8-2 halftime lead. Her third was the final score of the day at 1:38, cementing the 15 goals as the most scored against Boston College in the span of 13 games, dating back to March 17, 2012, and a 16-10 Eagle loss to then-No. 5 Maryland. This is the first ALC Rookie of the Week recognition for Ohio State in nearly four years, since Markwordt on March 17, 2009.

Northwestern senior Taylor Thornton took home Defensive Player of the Week honors.

The Buckeyes take to the field at 6 p.m. today against ninth-ranked Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Ohio State is 2-1 on the season with three of its first four games on the road. Following the matchup vs. the Irish, the Buckeyes will take on Stanford at noon Saturday at the Harmon Family Football Complex outside Woody Hayes Athletic Center.