COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s soccer team has added another signee to the 2019 class, head coach Brian Maisonneuve announced Wednesday. Tommy Marusic is a defender from Concord, Ohio. The 2019 recruiting class now brings in one forward, one midfielder and three defenders.
“We are excited to have Tommy as part of our 2019 class,” Maisonneuve said. “Tommy is a very good soccer player, excellent student, and will be a great addition to our locker room. I really enjoy the way Tommy sees the game tactically, has good commitment defensively and possesses the technical ability to play forward. Tommy is great addition to our Buckeye family.”
Marusic will join the fellow recruits: Channing Chasten (Forward/Queen Creek, Ariz.), Brayden Durbin (Midfield/Pickerington, Ohio), Sean Ryan (Defender/Chatham, N.J.) and Owen Sullivan (Defender/Dublin, Ohio).
Tommy Marusic – Defender – 6-0, 170
Concord, Ohio – St. Ignatius High School
Club Team: Columbus Crew SC Academy
Thomas is the son of Kristi and Zelimir Marusic and played high school soccer for head coach Mike McLaughlin … part of the 2016 OHSAA Division 1 state championship team … attended four US Soccer regional training centers … was Cleveland Internationals Academy captain for the 2015/16 season … part of the fall 2016, 2017, and 2018 Top Drawer national championship team … part of the USA Today national championship team … Columbus Crew Development Academy playoff quarterfinalist … plays club soccer for Columbus Crew SC Academy … honor roll student all four years of high school…graduated high school with a 4.29 GPA … has one sibling, Julia … would like to pursue a degree in business.
“I chose Ohio State because the Scarlet & Gray has been a part of my identity as far back as I can remember. Joining the Ohio State soccer family will allow me contribute to the program and help shape the team into a national championship contender while receiving a quality education.”