Emma Sears


Player profile

  • Year Sr.
  • Hometown Dublin, Ohio
  • Club Ohio Premier

NCAA Career Stats


  • Second Team All-Big Ten (2021 spring, 2022)
  • United Soccer Coaches Second Team All-North Region (2021 spring, 2022)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021 spring, 2021 fall, 2022)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2019, 2021, 2022)

2022 (Senior)

  • Played in and started all 20 matches
  • Led the team with a career-high nine goals and also tied for the team-lead with a career-high five assists
  • Scored the lone goal in the season-opening victory at Kansas on Aug. 18
  • Had a pair of goals and an assist in the 4-0 win at Dayton on Sept. 1
  • Netted a beautiful goal and added an assist in the 3-2 win at Brown on Sept. 8
  • Had a goal in the thrilling 3-0 win at home over Penn State on Oct. 2
  • Posted a goal and an assist in the 2-2 draw at Nebraska on Oct. 8
  • Scored a pair of goals and had an assist in the 7-0 rout of Maryland on Oct. 13
  • Recorded a point for the fourth-consecutive match, the longest streak of her career, with an assist in the 6-1 win over Illinois on Oct. 16
  • Had the most thrilling goal of her career as she scored the lone goal of the team’s 1-0 NCAA Tournament win over Bucknell, netting the goal in the 107th minute

2021 Fall (Junior)

  • Played in 19 of the 20 games, making 17 starts
  • Was tied for second on the team with six goals and was third with 14 points
  • Attempted 49 shots on the season
  • Notched her second-career hat trick in the second game of the season vs. Akron (Aug. 22)
  • Had a goal and an assist in the 4-2 victory over UCF on Sept. 2
  • Scored the game-winning goal in the 2-0 win over in-state foe Dayton on Sept. 9
  • Against Virginia Tech in the NCAA Tournament, she tied the game at 1-1 just after halftime with her sixth goal of the season

2021 Spring (Sophomore)

  • Earned Second Team All-Big Ten recognition
  • Named 2020-21 Second Team All-North Region by the United Soccer Coaches
  • Scored a team-high seven goals on the season
  • Recorded a hat trick scoring all three goals in win vs. Wisconsin (3-1) Feb. 25
  • Season high nine shots, seven on net, in season opener vs. Michigan (1-1, 2ot) Feb. 20
  • Second on team in shots (37) and shots on goal (21)
  • Three game winning goals (vs. Wisconsin 2/20, at Michigan State April 3 and vs. Stony Brook 4/28)
  • Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week March 2 after four goals in two games to start the season vs. Michigan (T, 1-1) and Wisconsin (W, 3-1)

2019 (Freshman)

  • Played in 17 matches, making two starts
  • Assisted on Kitty Jones-Black’s goal against Penn State
  • Played a season-high 73 minutes against Illinois

Prior to Ohio State

  • Has five years of club experience for Chris King at Ohio Premier
  • Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Dublin Jerome High School
  • Two-time first team All-Ohio, three-time first team All-Ohio Capital Conference and 2018 OCC Player of the Year


  • Daughter of Robin and Lindsay Sears
  • Has one sibling, Bronwen, who plays soccer at Miami (Ohio)