Oct. 31, 2012

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2012 All-Big Ten

COLUMBUS, Ohio Tiffany Cameron and Danica Wu, members of the 21st-ranked Ohio State women’s soccer team, have been named first team All-Big Ten, the conference office announced Wednesday. In addition, Kendyl Reed garnered second team All-Big Ten honors, Jillian McVicker was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team and Rachel Middleman was the Buckeyes’ sportsmanship award honoree.

Cameron, a first team All-Big Ten selection in 2010, is second in the Big Ten and tied for fourth nationally with 18 goals. The senior, who leads the Big Ten and is tied for first nationally with eight game-winners, has already set the Ohio State single-season and career goals records in 2012, now tallying 37 for her career. Cameron sits second in the Big Ten and holds an Ohio State single-season record with 41 points and has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week three times this season.

Wu, a second team All-Big Ten pick last season, has played in 12 games this season after missing the first four with Canada at the U-20 Women’s World Cup. The junior has recorded three assists, including a pair in a 3-0 win over Duquesne Sept. 9.

Reed, a senior captain, has starting all 18 matches after making the switch from midfield to outside back. The Worthington, Ohio, native who was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week Aug. 27, has played the second-most minutes on the team, helping the Buckeyes to a Big Ten-best 0.60 goals-against average.

A native of Metuchen, N.J., McVicker has seen action in 15 matches this season, starting two. The freshman leads the Big Ten with a 0.49 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage.

Middleman, from Mars, Pa., starting 15 contests in goal, tallying a 0.69 goals-against average which ranks third in the Big Ten. The junior recorded a season-high four saves in consecutive matches against No. 13 Missouri and Duquesne en route to Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors Sept. 10.

No. 2 seed Ohio State takes on No. 7 seed Nebraska at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon in Bloomington, Ind.