May 11, 2022

Johnson and Epstein Named USA Lacrosse Magazine Honorable Mention All-Americans


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Graduate student Lindsay Epstein and senior Chloë Johnson of the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team have been recognized as Honorable Mention All-Americans by USA Lacrosse Magazine.

Epstein, a midfielder from Marietta, Ga., earned Second Team All-Big Ten accolades for the second straight season. 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. 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.

Johnson, who plays 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. Her 124 draw controls set the Ohio State 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.