Emaly Vatne


Player profile

  • Year Grad.
  • Hometown Sterling Heights, Mich.
  • Club Michigan Hawks
  • High School Adlai E. Stevenson

NCAA Career Stats


  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2021)
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2018)
  • SCS Academic All-District (2022)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2019, 2021 spring, 2021 fall, 2022)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
  • Team Captain (2021 fall, 2022)

2022 (Graduate)

  • Team captain for the second consecutive season
  • One of the unquestioned leaders of the team
  • Suffered a torn ACL during the summer of 2022 and remarkably, was able to play in the fall without surgery
  • Appeared in 17 of the 20 matches, making a pair of starts
  • Played a season-high 56 minutes in the 2-1 win at Missouri on Aug. 21 and against Northwestern on Oct. 23

2021 Fall (Senior)

  • Served as a Co-Captain
  • Played in all 20 games with 17 starts
  • Tallied 1,325 minutes on the pitch
  • Accumulated six points on the season with one goal and four assists
  • Scored in the 70th minute vs. TCU on Sept. 12
  • Assisted on goals vs. Bowling Green (Aug. 26), UCF (Sept. 2), Maryland (Sept. 19) and Minnesota (Sept. 23)

2021 Spring (Junior)

  • Played in 12 games with one assist (vs. Maryland April 8)
  • Took two shots, one on net

2019 (Sophomore)

  • Played in all 18 matches, making eight starts
  • Tied for second on the team with two assists
  • Assisted on Kayla Fischer’s game-winner vs. Miami (Ohio)
  • Assisted on Olivia Petit’s game-winner against Maryland
  • Played a season-high 71 minutes against Illinois

2018 (Freshman)

  • Played in 12 matches, making eight starts
  • Tied for third on the team with three goals and two assists
  • Tallied the 15th hat trick in Ohio State history, and third by a freshman, in the win vs. Morehead State
  • Also notched an assist vs. the Eagles
  • Assisted on Eleanor Gabriel’s game-winner at Illinois
  • Played a season-high 90 minutes against Florida Gulf Coast

Prior to Ohio State

  • Has five years of club experience for Michigan Hawks under the direction of Derek Williford, Dave Hicklin, Adil Salmoni and Doug Landefeld
  • U.S. U-18 WNT and U-16 GNT member
  • Traveled to Italy in 2016 for first International Women’s Tournament of Gradisca, scoring the first goal in a 6-0 win over Iran


  • Daughter of John and Renee Vatne
  • Has a younger brother, Matthew