August 9, 2021

Quartet of Buckeyes Receive Master’s Degrees

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Four members of the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team – MK Bonanni, Liza Hernandez, Kelsey Reed and Jillian Rizzo – received their master’s degrees in kinesiology/sport management Sunday when Ohio State celebrated Summer Commencement.

Bonanni spent one season at Ohio State after graduating from Cornell with a degree in animal science in Spring 2020. With the Buckeyes she earned Second Team All-Midwest Region and Second Team All-Big Ten accolades. She was an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and IWLCA Academic Honor Roll honoree. Bonanni has been hired as an assistant coach at Dartmouth.

Rizzo ended her career as the program’s all-time leader in saves (777) and is second all-time in ground balls (203). She was a Second Team All-Midwest Region and Second Team All-Big Ten choice in 2021. Rizzo, who earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration in Spring 2020, was a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, four-time Academic Big Ten selection and five-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete as well as an IWLCA Academic Honor Roll honoree. She is now an assistant coach for the Marquette women’s lacrosse team.

Hernandez ended her Buckeye career fifth all-time in goals (137) and points (189), ranking seventh in assists (52) and eighth in draw controls (109). She was a First Team All-Midwest Region and First Team All-Big Ten selection in 2021. A four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and five-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Hernandez was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and IWLCA Academic Honor Roll honoree in 2021.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in human resources in Spring 2020.

Reed, who earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from James Madison in Spring 2020, spent the 2021 season with the Buckeyes. She played and started nine game, posting 11 points. Reed was named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and was an IWLCA Academic Honor Roll honoree.