Nikki Trzaska


Player profile

  • Hometown Yardley, Pa.
  • Last School Villa Joseph Marie
  • Year Senior
  • Major Marketing

Ohio State Overview
• One of the most experienced players on Ohio State’s roster, Trzaska has played every game – 57 to be exact – in her career
• Finished third on the team in 2019 in points (16) and goals scored (seven)
• Had a career-high seven points on three goals and an assist vs. Central Michigan (9/13)
• Also scored twice in a 3-0 win over James Madison (9/6/19)
• Had 13 points in Ohio State’s first five games
• Recorded two goals and three assists as a sophomore

Honors & Awards
2017: Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
2018: Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree and Academic All-Big Ten recipient
2019: NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree and Academic All-Big Ten recipient

Off the Field
• Trzaska, a marketing major, spent the summer of 2019 as a Bucks Go Pro intern with the Department of Athletics, working specifically in the area of event management
• Traveled to the NCAA national offices in Indianapolis as part of a Bucks Go Pro professional development trip in 2018

More on Nikki
• Leading scorer during her junior and senior seasons at Villa Joseph Marie
• Culminated her career by being named a first team all-state honoree by the Pennsylvania Field Hockey Coaches Association
• Twice was her team’s Most Valuable Player
• Three-time Catholic Academics League all-star
• Scored a goal on a penalty corner with no time remaining in regulation lifted Villa Joseph Marie to its first-ever postseason win
• On the club level, competed for the Mystx and was a member of the 2016 National Indoor Tournament champions
• Daughter of Beth Paoni and Michael Trzaska
• Has an older sister, Allie, that plays soccer at the University of Pennsylvania
• Member of the National Honor Society
• Won the Villa Joseph Marie’s Excellence in French award


Ohio State Buckeyes Field Hockey Buckeyes Take Part in Professional Development Opportunities

Student-athletes participate in Huntington Bucks Go Pro trip and Wolstein Leadership Academy