April 4, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State midfielder Shannon Wilson (Jr., Sherkston, Ontario/Lakeshore Catholic High School) has been named the National Player of the Week. “It wasn’t so much the fact that she scored the game-winner in the upset of Maryland as it was her tenacious defense and her control of the field. Wilson’s defense against Courtney Hobbs was solid and her gritty play exemplified the whole attitude of Ohio State,” stated

This is the second such honor Wilson has received this week. Earlier in the week she was named the Women’s Collegiate Player of the Week by the staff of

Wilson scored the game winning goal against seventh-ranked Maryland (6-4) with 1:37 left for a 12-11 win by the 19th-ranked Buckeyes. The Ohio State win broke a string of 79-straight wins by Maryland over non-conference competition.

Ohio State (7-1, 1-0 American Lacrosse Conference), ranked 13th in the latest Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association poll, returns to conference action at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 6 when the Buckeyes play at 16th-ranked Johns Hopkins (6-4, 4-2).