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Annika Spoor

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Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Hometown New Vernon, N.J.
  • Last School Oak Knoll
  • Height 5-9.5

Prior to Ohio State

  • Captain as a senior when Oak Knoll ended the year ranked first in the state and No. 13 in the nation and was the Tournament of Champions winner
  • 2019 team won Tournament of Champions and ended year No. 1 in the state and No.4 in the nation
  • USA Lacrosse All-American and received USA Lacrosse The Jackie Pitts Award
  • USA Lacrosse All-Academic
  • Earned First Team All-Union County, All-Non-Public, All-Prep and Stars and Stripes All-Division in 2021
  • Won Oak Knoll’s Varsity Dedication award
  • Received Oak Knoll’s Best First Year Player Award as a freshman
  • Under Armour All-America Command Team in 2018
  • Played for Building Blocks Lacrosse for nine years
  • Also played varsity basketball
  • Oak Knoll’s Computer Science Department Award recipient

Personal

  • Daughter of Bill, who played football at Penn State, and Elke
  • Has three sisters, Tietjen, who plays lacrosse at West Point, Elsa and Danya
  • Majoring in finance/computer science and admitted into Ohio State’s Scholars Program
  • Has always had a dream to work at NASA and wants to get pilots license
  • Family raises sheep and chickens
  • Works at Noe Pond Club in the summer as a lifeguard and swim instructor
  • Was a senior intern at her church, leading a small group of eighth grade girls
  • On why she chose Ohio State: “Coach Bokker is a great mentor for young athletes and I love Ohio State’s huge athletic ecosystem.”