May 20, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior goalie Tori DeScenza on the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team was named a Second Team All-American by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Tuesday. This is the first time in program history Ohio State has had a goalie selected as DeScenza becomes the 13th Buckeye in school history to earn All-America status.
DeScenza, the 2014 ALC Goalie of the Year, finished the season with 13 wins (second-most in school history), while leading the conference with a .492 save percentage. DeScenza’s 8.06 goals-against average is second-best in OSU single-season history behind former Buckeye Erin Forquer’s mark of 7.28 during the 2002-03campaign. Her 154 saves in 2014 is tied for fifth on the record book as well. Twice this year DeScenza was honored as ALC Defensive Player of the Week before earning first team All-ALC and All-West honors for the first time in her career. A native of Sea Bright, N.J., DeScenza also led the team with 38 groundballs in her junior year.
Key moments for DeScenza in 2014:
Led by fourth-year head coach Alexis Venechanos, the 2014 Buckeyes finished the season 13-7 overall with their first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 11 years, while finishing second in the ALC conference.