July 31, 2018

Get To Know A Buckeye Newcomer | Rachel Levan


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Rachel Levan has signed a national letter of intent to further her academic and athletic career as a member of the Ohio State field hockey team, head coach Jarred Martin announced.

Levan lettered four years for the Oley Valley High School field hockey team where she finished as district champion three times and was a four-year county champion. She helped lead the Lynx to semi-final and runner up finishes in the state tournament. Levan also played for five years with True North club field hockey team and was a NITQ champion in 2017 and 2018. In recognition of both her skill and leadership on the field, she received the the Class of 2018 Athletic Leadership Award.

“Rachel comes to Ohio State from Oley Valley High School and True North Club Team.  Both very successful in their own right,” said Martin.  “Last year she helped her team to the state semifinals and her high school coach, Tiff Cappellano played in the Big 10 herself.  Rachel brings a passion for the sport that I really enjoy.  She is sound technically and is smart with her skill choices.  She doesn’t shy away from anyone in the circle and I like that.  Her and her family love coming back to Ohio State and it makes me happy to know she has found a home for her college career.  I always say – Ohio State is the best school in the country to be a student-athlete and Rachel will be able to enjoy that life every day.”

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Why did you choose Ohio State? “I loved the campus and everything that the school offers. I also loved the coaching staff and the intensity and passion everyone brought to the table. I knew that I could learn a lot and constantly improve with the staff at Ohio State.”

Major: Health Sciences

Plans for after graduation: To continue to be involved in field hockey in someway and work as a trauma surgeon

Favorite pastimes, hobbies, etc.: Kayaking, hiking, and spending time with my family and dog



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