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Sophie Jaques

Defenseman

Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-8
  • Hometown Toronto, Ont.
  • Last Team Toronto Aeros

Career Honors

  • 2022 WCHA Defender of the Year
  • 2022 WCHA Outstanding Student Athlete
  • 2022 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top 3 Finalist
  • 2022 Arthur Ashe Jr. Female Sport Scholar of the Year
  • 2022 USCHO Player of the Year
  • WCHA All-Rookie Team (2019)
  • First Team All-WCHA (2022)
  • Third Team All-WCHA (2020, 2021)
  • AHCA First Team All-American (2022)
  • First Team All-USCHO (2022)
  • Third Team All-USCHO (2021)
  • 9x WCHA Defender of the Week (2/21/22; 2/14/22; 1/31/22; 1/10/22; 11/29/21; 11/8/21; 11/1/21; 10/4/21; 1/15/19)
  • 4x WCHA Defender of the Month (Oct. 2021, Nov. 2021, Jan. 2022, Feb. 2022)
  • ACHA National Player of the Month (March 2022)
  • 2022 NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team
  • 2022 WCHA Final Faceoff All-Tournament Team
  • 2022 WCHA Final Faceoff MVP
  • WCHA All-Academic Team (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • WCHA Scholar-Athlete (2021, 2022)
  • AHCA All-American Scholar (2021)
  • OSU Scholar Athlete (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2020, 2021, 2022)

2021-22 – Senior

  • Had one of the most successful seasons for a defenseman in NCAA history with 59 points on the year for the second-most single season points by a true defenseman
  • Set the Ohio State record for single season points by a defender (59) and matched the program season points record for any player
  • Tied the program record for assists and points in a period with three helpers in the second period at St. Thomas (Nov. 5)
  • Led the Buckeyes with 38 assists on the year, good to tie for the second most in a single season by a Buckeye skater
  • Was instrumental on the Ohio State power play, scoring 11 goals for second nationally and first in the WCHA
  • Finished the year with a team and nation-leading +51
  • Blocked a team-high 44 shots
  • Scored the game tying and game winning goals in the Buckeyes’ Final Faceoff championship win over Minnesota (March 6)
  • Became Ohio State’s first Arthur Ashe Jr. Sport Scholar of the Year for excellence in academics, athletics and service
  • Graduated in May with a degree in civil engineering

2020-21 – Junior

  • Appeared in all 20 games
  • Led the team with 33 blocked shots
  • Led WCHA blueliners with 54 shots on goal
  • Recorded four points on the year, with both of her two goals scored against Wisconsin
  • Blocked a season-high five shots in the 2-1 win over Wisconsin (1/9) to help the team knock off the top-ranked Badgers for the second time in the season

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
  • Civil Engineering major