Lisa Bruno


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-5
  • Hometown Whitby, Ont.
  • Last Team Durham Lightning

Career Honors

  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2018, 2020)
  • WCHA All-Academic Team (2020)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2020)

2019-20 – Junior

  • Appeared in all 38 games
  • Finished the year with a new career-high 11 points from a goal and 10 assists
  • Scored her third career goal against Minnesota State (Jan. 10)
  • Posted a game-high two points against Minnesota State (Jan. 10)
  • Recorded 37 shots on goal including a game-high three shots against Minnesota (Jan. 18) and Minnesota State (Jan. 10)
  • Finished the year with a +16 on ice for second best of Buckeye defenders
  • Blocked a new career-high 38 shots with a season-high 5 blocks against Minnesota (Jan. 17)

2018-19 – Sophomore

  • Appeared in all 35 games
  • Tallied eight points from two goals and six assists, all career highs.
  • Scored the first goal of her Buckeye career, and her first multi-point game with a goal and an assist, in a 4-0 win against Minnesota State (Oct. 12)
  • Her longest point streak of the season was two games where she tallied assists at Minnesota Duluth (Jan. 19) and against Minnesota (Jan. 25)
  • Blocked 34 shots, good for fifth on the team

2017-18 – Freshman

  • Appeared in 38 games
  • Tallied four points, all from assists
  • Earned her first career point in her OSU debut, assisting on a goal in the 4-1 win over Rensselaer (Sept. 29)
  • Finished with a career-high plus-three rating in a 5-3 win over Minnesota State (Nov. 11)
  • Had a plus-two rating in four different games
  • Blocked 35 shots, the most of any freshmen on the team
  • Put 13 shots-on-goal

Prior to Ohio State

  • Spent five seasons as a member of the Durham Lightning of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League (PWHL), and served as team captain in 2016-17
  • Played 108 games for the Lightning, scoring six goals with 39 assists
  • In 2015-16 she tallied a team-high 20 assists, which were the most of any defenseman in the entire league and tied for 11th overall
  • Helped anchor one of the stingiest defenses in the league as a captain in 16-17; Durham allowed just 47 goals in 38 games, tied for third-fewest in the league
  • Helped lead her team to a the PWHL Final Four tournament in 16-17, recording five assists during Durham’s postseason run


  • Favorite team: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Favorite athlete: Mitch Marner
  • Greatest non-hockey accomplishment: Won the Helsinki Cup Championship in Sweden for soccer
  • Sport Industry major