January 19, 2020

Welcome to the Family — Sam Mason



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COLUMBUS, Ohio—Brian Maisonneuve, now in his third year as head coach of the Buckeyes, added Sam Mason to the 2020 Ohio State roster. Mason, a graduate of Big Walnut (Sunbury, Ohio) High School, transferred to Ohio State from Northern Kentucky.

Mason, a 6-foot, 185-pound, midfielder from Galena, Ohio, is the second member of his family to play for the Buckeyes. His older brother Zach, played from 2012-15 for Ohio State.


Quoting Maisonneuve–Sam Mason

“We are excited to have Sam join our program. Sam is a very good soccer player and has a natural feel for the game. Technically, he is a very good passer and does an excellent job getting the ball where it needs to go.  Tactically, he reads the game very well and will do a good job for us in the midfield. Most importantly Sam is a great teammate and will do whatever it takes to help this program be successful.”

Sam Mason Profile

2019 (Sophomore Season at Northern Kentucky)

Played in 13 games with six starts … scored three goals and recorded six points on eight total shots … Norse finished with a 7-10-1 overall record.

2018 (Freshman Season at Northern Kentucky)

Made six appearances for the Norse …Played a season-high 43 minutes against Bethany College (9/26/18) to help the team earn a 5-0 shutout win.

Prior to NKU: Mason is a 6-0 midfielder out of Big Walnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio. Mason has also played for the Ohio Premier club under coach Travis Wall. Mason was named first team all-conference in high school and helped his club team to six Ohio South State Cup Championships, a 2016 Midwest Regional Championship, a 2016 United States Youth Soccer National Semifinal appearance, and an appearance at the 2017 United States Youth Soccer Nationals.


  • Son of Mary and Mike Mason
  • Played for the Ohio Premier (Club)
  • Plans to study business at Ohio State
  • Has three siblings, Ben, Zach and Mia
  • Brother Zach played at Ohio State from 2012-16 … he was a two time captain for the Buckeyes in leading Ohio State to a Big Ten Championship (2015) and winning the 2015 Senior Class Award.
  • Enjoys watching Premier League, spending time with family and friends.
  • Winning the 2018 ECNL (Elite Clubs National League) National Championship. It was the first boys national championship in the clubs history
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