November 2, 2022

Goldean and Kim Honored by Big Ten Conference

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COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State fifth-year midfielder Emma Goldean was named a second team All-Big Ten on Wednesday, the conference office announced. Additionally, graduate student Grace Kim is the Buckeyes’ Sportsmanship Honoree.

The announcement of the all-conference teams was made on the eve of the 2022 Big Ten Tournament, which will take place at Buckeye Field for the first time in nine years. Three quarterfinal games are set for Thursday, beginning at 11 a.m. when fourth-seeded Michigan takes on fifth-seeded Iowa. Seventh-seeded Ohio State takes on second-seeded Maryland at 2 p.m. and the day is capped off by No. 3-seed Northwestern tangling with sixth-seeded Rutgers at 5 p.m.

Two semifinals are slated for Friday. No. 1-seeded Penn State faces the Iowa/Michigan winner at 1:30 p.m. while the two other winners from Thursday square off at 4 p.m. The championship game will be played on Sunday at noon.

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Goldean, a biology major from Charlotte, N.C., played in and started every game during the regular season. She scored four goals and added four assists for an offense that finished fourth in the conference in scoring. Goldean set the program record for total games played, as Thursday will be her 90th for the Scarlet and Gray. Her 86 career starts is also a record.

Goldean is now a two-time All-Big Ten performer. She was a second-team selection in 2021 as well and also went on to earn NFHCA All-West Region honors.

Kim, who transferred to Ohio State this season after a four-year career at Duke, started all 18 games on defense for the Buckeyes and helped lead one of the Big Ten’s best units. Ohio State’s 20 goals against were the fourth-fewest in the league. Ohio State registered six shutouts and gave up just one goal seven other times.

Kim finished the regular season with a team-high three defensive saves. One of them – vs. No. 5 Iowa on Oct. 14 – was the No. 9 play on SportsCenter’s Top 10.