Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State Field Hockey team is looking to improve on last season’s success and Head Coach Jarred Martin has been busy to make that happen. He has spent a lot of time watching a lot of hockey this summer and has had a really productive summer camp session where some of the top players in the country made their way to Columbus and Buckeye Varsity Field. Ohio State as a name generates so much attraction, and now they are seeing that on the field hockey trail as well.
The Buckeyes graduated 9 seniors last season, several who were some of the greatest players to ever don the Scarlet and Gray and who will be sorely missed. But Martin has done a great job encouraging some of the top players in the nation that Ohio State is the place to be to further their athletic and academic careers.
“We have 11 incoming freshmen,” Martin stated. “We will be young so as the season goes on I am looking to build on our awareness and cohesion. The quicker we can do that, the better we will show. Regardless of opponents, you can expect Ohio State Field Hockey to play with a high work rate, good team hockey, and a lot of smiles. This is such a great university, the best in the country, and we are playing the sport that we all love! We have a challenging schedule and we will look forward to each of our opponents with bringing our best game possible.”
Coach Martin has a very positive attitude along with his assistant coaches Homero Pardi and Kate Lipton. They really know the game well and connect with the players on a very personal level. They run a first-class team on and off the field and are very reflective of the positive values of the Buckeye Nation and the Columbus community. They open their regular season with their young team on the road against the Ohio Bobcats on August 17th. But with great coaching at the helm and some excellent upperclassmen to guide the youth the Buckeyes should be poised to make a good run this season.
“It’s exciting for what this fall brings but also what the future holds for Buckeye Nation,” said Coach Martin.