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Sophie Jaques

Defenseman

Player profile

  • Year Juinor
  • Height 5-8
  • Hometown Toronto, Ontario
  • Last Team Toronto Aeros

Career Honors

  • WCHA All-Rookie Team (2019)
  • Third Team All-WCHA (2020)
  • WCHA Defenseman of the Week (1/15/19)
  • WCHA All-Academic Team (2020)
  • OSU Scholar Athlete (2019, 2020)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2020)

2019-20 – Sophomore

  • Appeared in all 38 games
  • Finished the season with 24 points from a defense-high 9 goals
  • Finished third in the conference for defenseman scoring (.75 PPG)
  • Scored the opening goal of the season on the power play against St. Lawrence (Sept. 27)
  • Tallied five power play points on the season including three goals and two assists
  • Posted seven multi-point games, including two against Minnesota
  • Finished the season with a +17 on ice for a season-best among Buckeye defenders
  • Posted a defense-high 131 shots on goal
  • Blocked 58 shots, good for second on the team
  • Named Third Team All-WCHA

2018-19 – Freshman

  • Appeared in all 35 games
  • Tallied 21 points from five goals and 16 assists
  • Led all OSU rookies in points, assists and goals, finished sixth overall on the team for the season
  • Notched the first point of her career with an assist in the season opener at Quinnipiac (Sept. 28)
  • Scored the first goal of her career in a 3-2 win at Minnesota (Oct. 20)
  • Had her first multi-point game with a two-assist effort at St. Lawrence (Oct. 27)
  • Finished with four multi-point games
  • Earned WCHA Defenseman of the Week honors after tallying a team-high three points in a series split with Wisconsin (Jan. 15)
  • Blocked 31 shots, good for sixth on the team

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played for the Toronto Junior Aeros in the PWHL
  • Served as an assistant captain for the Aeros team that won the PWHL Championship in 2018
  • Tallied 53 points during her time with the Aeros from 23 goals and 30 assists
  • Played for Ontario Red as the team won the 2017 National Women’s Under-18 Championship
  • Helped lead the Aeros to the PWHL championship in 2017
  • Won U19 lacrosse provincials and was selected to attend Ontario Summer Games

Personal

  • Daughter of Peter and Cindy Jaques
  • Has a brother, Malcolm
  • Also plays lacrosse, ultimate frisbee and badminton
  • Interned at American Electric Power
  • Favorite team: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Favorite athlete: Connor McDavid