Feb. 18, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio– The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) announced Ohio State sophomore Jaclyn Haines (So., Rossland, British Columbia/Team Pacific/Team British Columbia) has been named the conference defensive player of the week for the week ending Feb. 16.

Haines led the Buckeye defense in a two game sweep over Minnesota State (2-1 OT, 5-4) last weekend. Friday, she finished with a +1 rating and was on the ice during the Buckeyes’ overtime game-winning goal. Saturday, Haines led all players with three assists, went +3 and received No. 2 star of the game honors. Haines also was on the ice during OSU’s game-winning goal Saturday.

Haines has played in 28 games, recording five assists and a +4 rating this season.

Ohio State continues its three-week home stretch when it plays host to WCHA rival No. 7 Wisconsin at 7:05 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22 at OSU Ice Arena in Columbus, Ohio.