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Lindsay Epstein

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Player profile

  • Hometown Marietta, Ga.
  • Last School Walton High School
  • Year Graduate Student
  • Height 5-6

Ohio State Career

  • Earned undergraduate degree in communication in Autumn 2020
  • Enrolled in sport management graduate program
  • 2021 Second Team All-Big Ten and Big Ten All-Tournament Team
  • 2020 Big Ten Preseason Player to Watch
  • Two-time team captain (2020, 2021)
  • Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • B1G Distinguished Scholar in 2020
  • IWLCA Honor Roll selection in 2021
  • Has played and started 45 games in the Scarlet and Gray, with 39 goals, 12 assists, 51 points, 48 ground balls, 25 draw controls and 26 caused turnovers

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2021 (Senior Season) 

  • Team Captain
  • Second Team All-Big Ten honoree
  • Third on the squad in goals (16), assists (6) and points (22)
  • Four goals and five points against Rutgers in the Big Ten Tournament April 29
  • Named to Big Ten All-Tournament Team
  • Hat trick vs. Michigan Feb. 21 and Johns Hopkins March 5
  • Four-point game, with two goals and two assists, against Penn State March 28
  • Scored twice in win over Michigan April 16
  • Two assists against Rutgers Feb. 28
  • Also had tallies vs. Northwestern Feb. 14 and Penn State March 26
  • Three ground balls in season opener vs. Northwestern Feb. 14 and had two in six other games
  • Four draw controls against the Scarlet Knights in the B1G tourney
  • Two caused turnovers against Maryland March 20 and RU April 29
  • IWLCA Honor Roll, Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honoree

2020 (Junior Season) 

  • Team Captain
  • Did not see game action because of injury
  • Named to 2020 Big Ten Preseason Player to Watch list
  • Earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades

 2019 (Sophomore Season) 

  • Started all 17 games
  • Tallied 11 goals, ranking seventh on the team
  • Assisted on six goals to rank sixth on the squad
  • Fifth on the team with 17 points team
  • Notched four multi-point performances
  • Career-high three assists against San Diego State March 24 and caused three turnovers in the contest
  • Posted at least one point in 10 games
  • Picked up 11 ground balls
  • Caused 12 turnovers, ranking fourth on the team
  • Sixth on the team with seven draw controls
  • Leadership Council member
  • Academic All-Big Ten selection and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

 2018 (Freshman Season) 

  • Started all 15 games
  • Tallied 12 goals to rank sixth on the team
  • Scored first two collegiate goals against Jacksonville Feb. 23
  • Had another two-goal game against UConn March 14
  • Scored at least one goal in 10 games
  • Finished the season with 21 ground balls, tied for third among field players and tied for fourth overall
  • Notched 12 draw controls

High School

  • Four-year letterwinner and starter at Walton High School
  • Three-year all-county selection
  • Two-time all-state honoree
  • 2017 US Lacrosse All-American
  • Member of 2016 Georgia State Championship team
  • Led team in ground balls in 2016
  • Played five years of club lacrosse with Major Force Lacrosse
  • Also played basketball and golf

Personal

  • Daughter of Rachel and Rick; mother played lacrosse at the University of Rochester
  • Sister Alana plays lacrosse at Furman University and also has a younger sister Jamie
  • Earned bachelor’s degree in communication with a business minor in Autumn 2020
  • Enrolled in graduate school for sport management
  • Plans to be a collegiate lacrosse coach
  • Loves being outdoors, traveling and coaching the game of lacrosse to the next generation of players
  • Played with current Buckeye Riley Ewing in high school
  • On why she chose Ohio State: “I chose Ohio state for the tradition, pride and excellence you feel the minute you step onto the campus. The resources, facilities and amazing people here are unlike any university in the nation.”
  • Started playing lacrosse in first grade; mother played in college, so she was ‘born with a stick in her hand,’ along with her younger sisters who also play the game
  • Competitive dancer and gymnast as a child and had to choose between dance and lacrosse
  • Great grandfather helped invent the ice cream sandwich