October 15, 2018

Ohio State Names 2019 Captains


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s lacrosse captains for the 2018-19 season have been selected, head coach Alexis Venechanos announced on Monday. Senior defender Meg Camden and junior goaltender Jill Rizzo will lead the squad for the upcoming season.

“Megan and Jillian both exhibit hard work, dedication and inspiration to the program both on and off the field,” Venechanos said. “They both have very strong character, put the team first and lead by example.”

Camden, from Downington, Pa., enters her senior season as a first-year captain for Ohio State. Camden appeared in nine games last season, starting two, and registered a ground ball against Bucknell on April 11. During her sophomore season, Camden saw action in all 17 games and received the start in 14. She totaled 11 ground balls and caused eight turnovers throughout the season. Camden is majoring in communication at OSU.

Rizzo, a native of Queensbury, N.Y., was named captain as a sophomore in 2018. Last season, Rizzo started all 15 games for the Buckeyes and finished the season as the NCAA leader in saves per game, averaging 12.47 stops. Rizzo also led the conference in ground balls at 47 and groundballs per game at 3.13. She ranked eighth in the nation with 187 saves overall last season, and was the Big Ten leader with a .503 save percentage. Rizzo notched a career-high 23 saves on March 11 in a contest with UMass. Majoring in logistics management, Rizzo is an Academic All-Big Ten selection and two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.