Sarah Johnson


Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Hometown Richmond, Va.
  • Last School St. Catherine’s School
  • Height 5-5

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Instagram: @s.johnson20

Ohio State Career

  • Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2022

2022 (Sophomore Season)

  • Played in all 16 games, starting five (all in the final six games)
  • Recorded six ground balls and eight caused turnovers
  • Posted an assist at Johns Hopkins April 23
  • Two ground balls and two caused turnovers vs. Northwestern March 19 and had two ground balls and caused a turnover April 23 at Johns Hopkins
  • Forced two turnovers at Louisville March 31
  • A Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten selection and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2021 (Freshman Season)

  • Did not see game action
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades

Prior to Ohio State

  • Team captain in 2019-20
  • 2019 All-LIS selection
  • Leader in caused turnovers
  • Part of two league championship teams
  • IMPACT Award winner in 2019
  • 2020 Sarah Townsend athletic award honoree
  • Played for Richmond Strikers for four years
  • On the honor roll all four years of high school
  • Played varsity field hockey throughout high school and was captain as a senior and also was on the swim team
  • Gold Team captain in 2019-20, winning the pep rally and team cup
  • Founded high school’s Spanish Club and was member of the Sports Medicine Club


  • Daughter of Connor and Elizabeth
  • Brother, Connor, plays golf at Virginia Tech and also has a younger brother, David
  • Political science major and plans to attend law school
  • Enjoys reading and going on walks around her city
  • Loves to travel and has been to Fiji, Belize, India, Italy, Spain, Japan, South Africa, Mexico, and other cool places; has a goal to go to all seven continents and all 50 states
  • Started playing lacrosse because all of her friends were; overcame showing up to her first practice to find out her mother had accidentally signed her up for an all-boys team; got into lacrosse a lot later than some of her friends because soccer was her main sport growing up
  • On why she chose Ohio State: “The atmosphere around Ohio State athletics is unlike any other school I was looking at – that was the main thing that helped me make my decision. The amount of people a part of Buckeye Nation in the Columbus area and around the country is insane and I wanted to be a part of that.”

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