August 21, 2017

Three Buckeyes Garner Big Ten Preseason Honors


Aug. 21, 2017

Columbus, Ohio – Maddy Humphrey, Liz Tamburro and Esther Clotet Alsina have earned Big Ten preseason recognition, the conference announced on Monday.

Humphrey and Tamburro are primed for stellar senior campaigns, and Clotet Alsina will look to build off of her successful freshman campaign this fall.

Humphrey enters 2017 have started all 51 games of her career. As a junior in 2016, the Virginia native owned team highs in goals (12) and assists (8) to register 32 points for the season. Her totals in all three of those categories ranked inside the top 10 of the Big Ten: goals (seventh), assists (fifth) and points (sixth).

As a sophomore, Humphrey scored in 10 of 16 games including goals in each of the first eight games. Her 10 goals and four assists (24 points) totaled out to the seventh-best points per game tally in the Big Ten. During her freshman season, Humphrey finished as Ohio State’s leading scorer with 32 points (12 goals, eight assists) and she ranked second in the league for freshman scoring.

Recording over 100 saves in each of her first three seasons on campus, Tamburro is one of only three goaltenders to achieve that feat in school history joining the likes of Sue Willson (1989-92) and Sue Dunmire (1981-84). The highly skilled netminder enters the 2017 season sitting in sixth on the all-time career saves list with 346.

As a junior, Tamburro stopped a career-high 18 shots in an overtime game against No. 6 Maryland. She registered a save percentage of .711 and posted three shutouts to bring her career total to six to finish off her junior season.

Clotet Alsina returns as Ohio State’s second highest scorer from 2016 during her freshman season. A native of Barcelona, Spain, Clotet Alsina scored 7 goals and registered three assists to total 17 points last season. When Clotet Alsina scored goals last season, Ohio State’s success rate was pretty high with a 5-2 record. Two of Clotet Alsina’s goals were game winners, putting the ball in the back of the net against Ohio and Indiana to help the Buckeyes secure victories.