March 11, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio Tori DeScenza, a junior goalie on the No. 20 Ohio State women’s lacrosse team, earned her first American Lacrosse Conference weekly honor of her career after being named ALC Defensive Player of the Week Tuesday. The native of Sea Bright, N.J., DeScenza helped lead the Buckeyes to wins over Louisville and Northwestern last week at Ohio Stadium.

DeScenza, a 2012 ALC second team honoree, notched three groundballs and five saves in the win vs. the Cardinals, while collecting a season-high 13 saves with two groundballs in the upset win over the Wildcats. DeScenza made nine saves in the second half and three in the overtime period vs. Northwestern. She picked up back-to-back saves at 3:46 and 3:12, respectively, in the overtime session following a free position shot before posting her last stop of the contest with 2:07 remaining on the Wildcat’s 10th free position shot overall (2-of-10). DeScenza is 5-3 overall in 2014 with an 8.44 goals-against average.

The Buckeyes travel to New York to play Hofstra at Noon ET Saturday. Ohio State will then return to Columbus for a three-game homestand beginning with a conference matchup vs. Florida at 1 p.m. March 22.