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Dobbie Wins Ohio’s Athlete-of-the-Week Honors

Contact: Lori Moorman


Bobcat freshman Dana Dobbie scored seven goals in a pair of Ohio wins to begin her collegiate career last weekend.

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    ATHENS, Ohio – Freshman attacker Dana Dobbie provided seven goals to a pair of wins during the Ohio lacrosse team’s opening weekend and claimed the Ohio Realty/GMAC Real Estate Athlete-of-the-Week award, announced Ohio Athletics.

    Dobbie, a native of Guelphont, Ontario, Canada, scored three first-half goals before suffering an ankle injury in Friday’s 16-4 rout of Albany. She then followed up her impressive debut with four goals in Sunday’s 11-8 victory over Duquesne.

    “She came out on fire and scored the first goal of our season as a freshman,” said Bobcat head coach Kate Brew about Dobbie’s goal just 1:02 into Friday’s contest. “When you watch her play, she just doesn’t look like a freshman. There is absolutely no fear involved and she’s not going to back down to anybody.”

    Ohio’s performance over the weekend marked the first time the team has started a season 2-0 since the program returned to varsity status in 1999. Three of Dobbie’s goals on Sunday came after the Dukes had tied the score at 7-7 with just over 17 minutes remaining in the contest. She broke the deadlock at 48:58 and then gave the Bobcats some cushion with a pair of goals 22 seconds apart at 52:42 and 53:04.

    “Dana’s goals were huge,” added Brew. “Starting off against Albany, being able to put a ball in the net in the first minute was exactly what we were looking for. Against Duquesne, when we needed goals she put in three straight. As a freshman, that’s amazing.”

    Ohio begins a streak of six straight road games with a 1 p.m. contest at North Carolina on Sunday. The next home match for the Bobcats will be at 4 p.m. on April 2 when they host American Lacrosse Conference foe Davidson.

    Admission is free to all Ohio home lacrosse games at Peggy Pruitt Field on Shafer Street.

    Ohio Realty/GMAC Real Estate Athlete of the Week

    Week Ending Feb. 29
    – Dana Dobbie (lacrosse freshman, Guelphont, Ontario)
    Feb. 22 – Lindsay Wight (women’s basketball sophomore, Waynesville)
    Feb. 15 – Sonny Troutman (men’s basketball freshman, Indianapolis)
    Feb. 8 – Scott Mayle (track and field sophomore, Philippi, W.Va.)
    Feb. 1 – Shannon Kelly (swimming and diving senior, Vandergrift, Pa.)
    Jan. 25 – Foli James (track and field senior, Albany)
    Jan. 18 – Robert Krichbaum (swimming and diving senior, Delaware)
    Jan. 11 – Joel Weimer (wrestling junior, Waynesville)
    Jan. 4 – Erin Isbell (women’s basketball junior, Gahanna)
    Dec. 28 – Thomas Stephens (men’s basketball senior, Springfield)
    Dec. 21 – Jaivon Harris (men’s basketball senior, Alliance)
    Dec. 14 – Anthony Carrizales (wrestling senior, Delta)
    Dec. 7 – Latreece Bagley (women’s basketball senior, Dayton)