Olivia Soares


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-10
  • Hometown Boston, Mass.
  • Last Team Bay State Breakers

Career Honors

  • Alternate Captain (2018-19 Season)
  • WCHA Scholar-Athlete (2018)
  • WCHA All-Academic Team (2018, 2019)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017, 2018)

2018-19 – Junior

  • Appeared in all 35 games
  • Alternate Captain for the season
  • Tallied four points on one goal and three assists, tying her career high
  • Notched the first multi-point game of her career with two assists against Minnesota State (Oct. 12)
  • Found the back of the net against Quinnipiac (Sept. 29)
  • Finished the season with a plus-three rating, a new career high
  • WCHA All-Academic Team for the second consecutive year

2017-18 – Sophomore

  • Appeared in 32 games
  • Notched three shots-on-goal in a 3-2 win at Minnesota State (Feb. 10)
  • Followed that with another three SOG performance against Bemidji State (Feb. 16)
  • Posted a season-high plus-one rating at No. 9 Robert Morris (Nov. 24)
  • WCHA Scholar Athlete
  • WCHA All-Academic Team
  • Academic All-Big Ten Team
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete

2016-17 – Freshman

  • Appeared in all 37 games
  • Tallied the first point of her career in the season opener at Rensselaer, assisting on a goal in the 4-1 win (Sept. 30)
  • Lit the lamp for the first time in her career against No. 8 Bemidji State, scoring the game winning goal for the Buckeyes (Oct. 14)
  • Had an assist in the 3-0 win over Lindenwood, her first point in a home game (Nov. 5)
  • Notched an assist in the 6-0 win at Penn State (Jan. 7)
  • OSU Scholar Athlete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played for the Bay State Breakers from 2010 through 2016
  • Played both hockey and field hockey at St. George’s School, lettering in ice hockey four times and field hockey three
  • Two-time varsity captain of the ice hockey team, leading her team to a Division II New England Prep School Championship in 2015-16
  • Team MVP in 2015-16, as well as being named to her respective All-League and All-State teams


  • Daughter of John and Monica Soares
  • Has one sibling, Alexis, who graduated from Ohio State in 2016
  • Has a dog named Brody
  • Lists her greatest sports thrill as winning the Division II New England Prep School Hockey Championship
  • Bucks Go Pro 1.0 Sports Administration internship
  • Favorite place to eat on campus: Bakersfield
  • Favorite athlete: Sydney Leroux
  • Favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy