Nov. 14, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four members of the Ohio State field hockey team have been named NFHCA First Team All-West Region, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced Monday. The four first team honors ties with the 2005 squad the most in a season for the Buckeyes.

Senior forward Curlyne Wynn (Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago/North Eastern College) earned her fourth first team all-region honor. She is the only Buckeye in program history to be named to the first team all four seasons of her career. Wynn finished tied for fifth on the team with 19 points on six goals and seven assists while starting all 19 games. She was also named first team All-Big Ten for the third-consecutive year this season.

Senior midfielder Saskia Mueller (Zuerich, Switzerland/Gymnasium Unterstrass) was named first team all-region for the third year in a row. Mueller, the 2006 Big Ten Player of the Year, First Team All-Big Ten and four-time Big Ten Player of the Week honoree, finished third on the team and fourth in the conference with 32 points. She tied her career high with nine goals, three of which were gamewinners, and added a team-high 14 assists. Her 0.74 assists per game rank fifth in the nation.

Junior midfielder Yesenia Luces (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago/St. Joseph’s Convent) was selected first-team all-region for the second-consecutive year. Luces led the Big Ten in scoring for the second year in a row with 37 points to earn the 2006 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year award and be named first team all-conference. She led the Buckeyes with 13 goals, tying her career high. Three of her goals were game-winners and she also finished second on the squad with 11 assists. Luces was named Big Ten Player of the Week three times in 2006.

Sophomore midfielder Linda Haussener (Baden, Switzerland/Kantonsschule Baden) earned her first all-region honor with a breakout season. After posting 13 points as a rookie, Haussener finished second on the team and third in the Big Ten with 33 points as a sophomore. Her 11 goals and 11 assists earned her Second Team All-Big Ten honors. Both her goal and assist totals ranked second on the team.