COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four Ohio State field hockey alumni were named to U.S. Women’s Masters Training Squads, USA Field Hockey announced last week. Approximately 150 participants met at the 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Del. To take part in a two-day tryout. Field hockey enthusiasts completed a tryout process to secure a spot on the Master’s Training rosters and be placed in six different athlete age categories ranging from O-35 to O-60.
Three Buckeyes, Katie Niewinski, Marije Toth and Stacey Ross, were named to the O-40 roster. In addition, Kim Bush was named to the O-45 squad.
Niewinski graduated in 2001 with her bachelor’s degree in education and later earned a master’s degree in elementary education and teaching at Arcadia University. A two-time third team All-American, she led the Buckeyes in points three consecutive seasons (1998-2000) and ranked ninth all-time with 101 career points.
Toth was a three-time First Team All-Big Ten honoree led Ohio State with 11 goals in 2000. She earned NFHCA First Team All-America accolades in 2001 and currently ranks 10th in program history with 38 career goals.
Ross graduated from Ohio State in the spring of 2002 with a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Arts. She played in 18 games during the 1999 season for the Buckeyes and recorded a defensive save.
Bush owns the third most defensive saves in school history for a career with 22. More astonishingly, all 22 of her career defensive saves came in 1991, which is the most in a single season for a Buckeye defender.
For a full list of athletes, visit USA Field Hockey’s website HERE.