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Marissa Birzon

Forward

Player profile

  • Year Sr.
  • Hometown East Amherst, N.Y.
  • Club Western New York Flash Academy

CAREER HONORS

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 2019)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017, 2018, 2019)

2019 (Junior Season)

  • Appeared in all 18 matches, starting 16
  • Tied for the team lead with four goals
  • Tallied the Buckeyes’ first goal of the season vs. Louisville
  • Scored a goal at UCF
  • Scored the game-winner in the 25th minute vs. Ohio
  • Scored a goal vs. Michigan
  • Assisted on Kitty Jones-Black’s goal against Penn State
  • Played a season-high 94 minutes at Iowa

2018 (Sophomore Season)

  • Started all 19 matches
  • Tied for third on the team with two assists and three goals
  • Assisted on Kayla Fischer’s game-winner at Florida and scored the Buckeyes’ fifth goal against Morehead State
  • Assisted on Eleanor Gabriel’s second goal at Illinois
  • Scored the game-winner in the 51st minute of the Buckeyes’ 1-0 win at Michigan State
  • Scored the Buckeyes’ first goal vs. Wisconsin
  • Played a season-high 90 minutes vs. Rutgers

2017 (Freshman Season)

  • Saw time in 17 matches off the bench
  • Scored the Buckeyes’ second goal against Western Michigan
  • Played a season-high 47 minutes vs. Illinois

Prior to Ohio State

  • Six years of club experience, including the last two with Western New York Flash Academy, under the direction of Daniel Clitnovici, Aaran Lines and Rob Ferguson
  • Helped lead the Flash to a state and Region 1 championship in 2016
  • Lettered all four years at Williamsville East High School
  • Three-time team captain
  • Three-time All-WNY and two-time WNY Player of the Year
  • Named first team All-ECIC all four seasons
  • Three-time all-region selection and an All-American and named New York Class A Co-Player of the Year in 2016
  • Also lettered two years in softball

Personal

  • Daughter of Keith and Dawn Birzon
  • Has three brothers: Eric, Justin and Dylan