May 12, 2022

Johnson and Epstein Earn IWLCA All-Region Honors


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior Chloë Johnson and graduate student Lindsay Epstein of the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team have been named to IWLCA West/Midwest All-Region teams, the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association announced Thursday. Johnson was named to the first team as a draw specialist and Epstein is on the second team as a midfielder. Both Buckeyes were named USA Lacrosse Magazine Honorable Mention All-Americans earlier this week and were on the 2022 All-Big Ten Second Team.

Johnson, who started all 16 games at attack and is from Derwood, Md., is second in the Big Ten and 10th in the NCAA with 7.75 draw controls per game. She had a career-best 24 goals, five assists and 29 points on the year, ending the campaign on a six-game goal-scoring streak with 15 goals in the stretch. Her 124 draw controls set the Ohio State single-season record and marked the first time a Buckeye had more than 100 in a single year. Johnson had six games with 10-plus draw controls and tied the program single-game record with 13 at Duquesne. She has seen action in 53 games in the Scarlet and Gray, with 48 goals, 11 assists and 59 points and is third in school history with 209 draw controls. Johnson plans to return for her fifth year with the Buckeyes in 2023.

Epstein, a midfielder from Marietta, Ga., was a three-time captain for the Buckeyes. She notched a career-high 24 goals and 30 points in 2022, matching her career best with six assists, with at least one point in all but three of the 16 games she started. She also set personal highs in ground balls (31), draw controls (47) and caused turnovers (20). Epstein played in 61 games as a Buckeye, starting all 61, and had 81 points, with 63 goals and 18 assists, along with 79 ground balls, 72 draw controls and 46 caused turnovers. She earned her master’s degree in kinesiology this spring after earning her bachelor’s degree in communication in Autumn 2020 and plans to pursue a career in collegiate coaching.

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