#18

Amani Kimball-McKavish

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Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Hometown Richmond, Va.
  • Last School Collegiate School
  • Height 5-5

Prior to Ohio State

  • Team captain and member of LIS championship squad
  • Two-time All-LIS selection
  • Earned all-state and all-metro honors twice
  • All-American selection
  • Received Webb Sportsmanship Award, Richmond Times Dispatch/Sportsbackers Award and a two-time recipient of the “Who Do you Play For” award
  • Played for Richmond Strikers/Storm Select
  • Also played basketball and field hockey, serving as captain for both; three-time All-LIS in basketball, along with Honorable Mention All-Metro and MVP Award and Coaches Award winner; won LIS championship and received team award in field hockey
  • Honor roll student and graduated cum laude
  • Richmond and Christian Family Scholarship recipient
  • Richmond Times Dispatch Scholar-Athlete finalist
  • Darr-Davis (Investment Club) president and received Virginia Courtney Simpson Award for economics

Personal

  • Parents are Elizbeth Kimball, who played soccer at Slippery Rock, and Randy, who played football and basketball at Slippery Rock
  • Brother Collin is a senior in high school
  • Business major, with a specialization in marketing and a minor in Spanish; may also add an economics minor; after college, plans to travel and become a marketing strategist
  • Enjoys playing golf, basketball, tennis and pickleball and fishing and loves the mental side of sports
  • On how she got into lacrosse: “It was the last sport I picked up, but my mom signed me up because she thought I would like it. I was reluctant to go at first, but then I ended up loving it.”
  • On why she chose Ohio State: “I love everything Ohio State has to offer for student-athletes, and the campus has everything from green space to a beautiful city!”