Senior midfielder earns third All-America honor of her career
COLUMBUS, Ohio Linda Haussener, a senior midfielder on the Ohio State field hockey team, was named First Team All-America by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Monday. It is the third NFHCA All-America team she has been named to after second-team honors as a junior and third-team honors as a sophomore. Haussener is only the fifth Buckeye to receive three All-America awards in her career.
A week ago, Haussener also earned NFHCA First Team All-West Region recognition for the third time in her career. She is the sixth Buckeye to earn First Team All-Region honors three or more seasons. Haussener, a native of Baden, Switzerland, adds the NFHCA awards to her Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Year, unanimous First Team All-Big Ten and Big Ten All-Tournament Team honors.
Haussener led the Big Ten in overall scoring throughout the season and finished with 52 points, sixth most in a season by a Buckeye. She had an eight-point margin over the second-highest player and also led the league with 20 goals. Haussener was held without a point in just four of 21 games this season. In conference play alone, the co-captain tied for the lead with 14 points (6g, 2a) in six games.
Haussener concludes her career with her name among the best in the Ohio State record books. She ranks fifth in career goals with 45, tied for fifth in assists with 31 and fifth in scoring with 121 points. Seven of her goals were gamewinners and she was a perfect 4-of-4 on penalty strokes.