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.