August 27, 2020

Get to Know the Class of 2024: Louise Fobe


COLUMBUS, OhioLouise Fobe, a native of Antwerp, Belgium and a U16 national champion, will continue her academic and athletic career at Ohio State beginning this fall as a member of the field hockey program.

Fobe was a member of the Belgium national team at the U14, U15, U16 and U18 levels while attending Onze-Lieve_Vrouwecollege in Mortsel, Belgium. She won the Belgian U16 national championship in 2017-18 and the U14 indoor title in 2016-17. Since 2018, she was a member of the Dames 1 team of the Herakles Hockey Club and was named the Most Improved Player in 2018-19.

So what convinced Louise to travel 4,000 miles from home to attend college? For her, it was all about energy, warmth and ambition.

“I fell in love with the energy, warmth and ambition of the coaching staff and hockey program,” said Fobe. “The facilities are insane and I really liked the idea of going to a big American university with a lovely campus and tons of things to do. The Ohio State pride and the welcoming feeling of the team convinced me this was exactly what I wanted and was the right choice to make.”

Fobe intends to study world business and economics or perhaps something in the science and technology area. Whatever she lands on, Fobe says her dream job is to be a CEO one day or own a hotel/resort on a beach in Thailand.

“We’re really excited to have Louise join the Ohio State field hockey family. She comes to Ohio State with a lot of high level playing both within her club and with the Belgium U18 National Team. She is a smart and mature hockey player that I think can really offer great composure in our defensive unit.

When we talked over the recruiting process and got to know her and her family more, I knew that Louise would be a great fit for this team. She loves being a part of a team, she loves to play field hockey, and she loves to learn and grow.  Those elements put together are a coach’s dream and I am excited to see what she is able to accomplish during her Ohio State career.” | Jarred Martin, Ohio State head coach