Jake Scheper


Player profile

  • Year Redshirt Senior
  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • High School Shattuck-St. Mary's
  • Last College DePaul
  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 185
  • Club Cincinnati United Premier

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Career Highlights

  • 2019 Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association Academic All-Ohio
  • Game-winning goal in 90′ vs EIU (9/8/19)
  • 2019 Big Ten Preseason Honors List
  • Two-time OSU Scholar Athlete (2018-19)
  • Academic All-Ohio (2018)

2019 (Senior Season)

  • Scored the game-winner in 89′ from Jack Holland and Brayden Durbin in 3-2 win over EIU at the Dayton Classic Sept. 8
  • Assisted on Ohio State’s goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to Penn State Sept. 21.
  • Started 15 of 17 games played
  • Recorded 22 shots, 11 on goal for the year.
  • Played 90 or more minutes 10 times with 1,402 on the year.

2018 (Junior Season)

  • Started in all 18 matches with 1,559 minutes played in Buckeye midfield
  • Firston the team with two goals and three assists for seven points
  • 26 shots with seven on target (.269%)
  • Made first start as a Buckeye in 2018 opener, playing in 67 minutes with one shot vs. Furman (Aug. 24)
  • Converted the eventual game-winning penalty kick in the 65th minute to help Ohio State to a 1-0 win over Hofstra (Aug. 26)
  • Played in all 110 minutes in draw vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 11)
  • Collected first assist of the year at Penn State (Sept. 16)
  • Had two shots vs. Northwestern (Sept. 21)
  • Pick up an assist at Michigan (Sept. 25) and at home vs. Rutgers (Sept. 30)
  • Had three shots in regular season finale at Wisconsin (Oct. 28)
  • Scored second goal of year in B1G first round game vs. Northwestern (Nov. 3)

2017 (Junior Season)

  • Received a medical redshirt in 2017

Prior to Ohio State

  • Named to the All-Big East Team as a freshman
  • Started 30 of 38 games over his first two seasons and had six goals and four assists at DePaul
  • Academically,  named to the All Big East All-Academic Team

2016 (Sophomore Season)

  • Appeared in all 19 matches and made 12 starts
  • Notched goals in non-conference wins against Northern Kentucky, IUPUI, and UIC
  • Recorded an assist in matches at Portland and at Northwestern
  • Fired three shots against Villanova

2015 (Freshman Season)

  • Played in 19 matches with 18 starts
  • Tallied three goals on the season, all coming against conference opponents
  • Finished with two assists on the season, coming against Fordham and Butler
  • Registered 26 shots and 13 shots on goal
  • Concluded  his rookie season third on the team with eight points

High School

  • Dangerous attacking threat was voted onto the “Best 11” at the USYS National Championship in 2013
  • Honor roll student-athlete was a six-time USYS State Cup champion and also a National League and Region II champion in 2013
  • Was part of the USYS ODP Region II Pool Team in 2009 and 2013


  • Son of Rob and Kim Scheper
  • Has a brother, Matt, who plays soccer at Capital University, and a sister, Olivia, who plays soccer at Xavier University.
  • Parents both played at the University of Cincinnati
  • Majoring in Accounting and minoring in Economics