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Kit Zanelli

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Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Hometown Summit, N.J.
  • Last School Summit High School
  • Height 5-3

Prior to Ohio State

  • Four-year varsity player
  • Served as team captain
  • Third team all-state and Second Team All-Group 2
  • Voted one of New Jersey’s top girls lacrosse seniors
  • Recorded 88 goals, 16 assists, 34 ground balls, three draw controls and 18 caused turnovers
  • Played for STEPS Elite for seven years
  • Also played field hockey; on the varsity squad for four years and was a captain
  • Earned Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude honors
  • Operation Smile Club president and member of Pretty Tough and Spikeball clubs

Personal

  • Parents are Ann and Matt, who played hockey at Hobart and William Smith
  • Three older siblings – Chris, who was on the men’s lacrosse team at Providence, Sam, who was on the men’s lacrosse team at Connecticut College, and Emi, who attended Tulane
  • Adopted from Wuwei China at age 1
  • Communications major
  • Enjoys hanging out with friends and family, going to the beach and listening to country music
  • On how she got into lacrosse: “I grew up around lacrosse constantly because my older brothers and sister were always in the backyard playing. I have always loved watching my older siblings and knew I wanted to join in the backyard with them. I kept going and fell in love with the sport!”
  • On why she chose Ohio State: “Ohio State has been a dream school of mine forever. The sports atmosphere is something I felt passionate to have as a future school for me. The lacrosse program is full of highly-talented women who are competing for common goals. I want to play for a team where I can have compete every day for my teammates and at the same time have fun and I knew I could at Ohio State. The academics are highly rigorous with beautiful campus buildings and highly-ranked schools. I love the feel of the location as well. The city feel at the same time a big college campus is exactly what I wanted. I can’t imagine going to another school. Ohio State was a dream come true for me and a no brainer!”