COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State women’s lacrosse placed two players on the American Lacrosse Conference’s preseason all-conference team for 2008.

Kristen Slahor and Jessica Patane were part of the 14-member preseason all-conference squad selected by the league’s head coaches. Northwestern is picked to win the ALC and Wildcat junior Hannah Nielsen was selected as the ALC preseason player of the year.

Ohio State, now 2-1, travels to the West Coast for games Friday at Cal-Davis and Sunday at California. The Buckeyes begin ALC play March 14 hosting defending champion Northwestern.