Aaliyah Hernandez


Player profile

  • Hometown Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Last School Bayside High School and Health and Sciences Academy
  • Year Senior
  • Major Biology

Follow on Social Media
Instagram: @aaliyahh00

Ohio State Overview
• Is a veteran of 44 career games over her first three seasons with 39 starts
• Has a 21-18 career record, 1.56 goals-against average, .682 save percentage and 143 total stops.
• Her .682 career save percentage currently ranks ninth in program history and 1.56 goals-against average is third
• Two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week as a sophomore in 2019 (9/9/19 and 11/4/19)
• Made a career-high 15 saves against No. 11 Virginia just two days after posting a shutout at James Madison
• With the help of the defense in front of her, Hernandez posted five shutouts – tied for the most in the Big Ten
• Stopped 13 shots against No. 11 Michigan
• Recorded four shutouts during her freshman campaign in 2018 and 60 saves on the season
• Posted a 12-7 record in her first year as a Buckeye
• Big Ten Freshman of the Week (10/15/18) after posting shutout wins vs. Kent State and James Madison

Honors & Awards
2020: Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree and Academic All-Big Ten
Member of the NFHCA National Academic Squad (3.3 or higher grade-point average through the first semester of the 2019-2020 academic year)
2018: Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree

More on Aaliyah
• Four-year letterwinner and 2017 team captain for Bayside High School and Health and Sciences Academy
• Three-time All-Coastal Conference selection and Max Field Hockey Top 50 player
• Two-time AAU Junior Olympic and junior national camp selection
• Member of the 2017 U17 junior national team and earned second place at the U16 National Club Championship
• Daughter of Toby and Maddy Hernandez
• Has one sibling
• Majoring in biology
• Wants to become a nurse anesthetist and travel the world after graduation