Clare Johnston


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Kingston, Ontario
  • Last School The Hill Academy
  • Height 5-8

Ohio State Career

  • Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, a two-time Academic All-Big Ten pick and a 2021 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
  • 2021 IWLCA Academic Honor Roll
  • Bucks Go Pro 2.0 intern in Summer 2021, working with Femergy as a youth summer coordinator

 2021 (Junior Season) 

  • Played in eight games, notching three goals and four points
  • Tallied vs. Rutgers Feb. 28, Maryland March 18 and Penn State March 28
  •  IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honoree

 2020 (Sophomore Season) 

  • Appeared in all nine games, with two starts
  • Fifth on the team with 12 goals and added two assists for 14 points
  • Scooped up 10 ground balls, ranking fifth on the team
  • Three two-goal outings
  • Earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors

2019 (Freshman Season)

  • Appeared in 12 games, with six starts
  • Tallied four goals and seven assists on the season, ranking eighth on the team with 11 points and ranking fifth in assists
  • Career-high four points against Detroit Mercy Feb. 10
  • Picked up 11 ground balls, with a career-high five against Cincinnati Feb. 8
  • Caused two turnovers 
  • Two three-assist games, vs. Niagara March 3 and against Detroit Mercy Feb. 10
  • Leadership Council member
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Two-time Canadian box lacrosse national champion and won two Canadian field lacrosse championships
  • Three-time box lacrosse champion
  • Served as team captain for three years
  • Member of all-star team at Canadian Box Nationals in 2014 and ’16
  • Played box lacrosse for Kingston Lacrosse Association for 10 years and field and box lacrosse for Team Ontario for six years
  • Played competitive hockey for 10 years and played basketball in high school, winning Team MVP honors as a freshman
  • Graduated high school as an Ontario Scholar and earned honour roll accolades


  • Daughter of Paul and Shawna; father played hockey and football at Mount Allison University in Canada and went on to play in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal Allouettes
  • Two older brothers, Alec, who played lacrosse at Robert Morris, and Stuart, who played lacrosse at McGill University
  • Speech and hearing science major and plans to pursue a career in audiology or speech pathology
  • Enjoys cooking, baking, reading and hanging out with her dog, Lola
  • Older brothers introduced her to the game of lacrosse
  • Can speak French

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