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Regan Cornelius: State Player of the Year

(Photo/Mr. L’Hommedieu. Edited by Josh Tu’22/Staff)

On January 29, 2019, MAX Field Hockey announced its state-player honorees. Among them was junior Regan Cornelius, recognized as Ohio Player of the Year. 

Before the 2019-2020 fall season, Cornelius was also named the state’s preseason player of the year. 

In her high school career, Cornelius is a three-time All-League and All-Ohio, as well as two-time All-American in the West region (3rd team All-American in 2018 and 2nd team All-American in 2019). 

At this year’s state final against Shaker Heights, the midfielder scored a penalty stroke to secure a 1-0 State Championship win, her second state-final win. 

Cornelius secured 113 interceptions, 102 steals, 22 goals, and 14 assists in this year’s fall season. The team awarded her Co-MVP and Co-Offense with senior Kiersten Thomassey. 

In ThisWeek News, Cornelius was also selected for her sport’s “Super Team,” again joined by Thomassey. 

In response to her accolades, Cornelius says, “I was really excited, especially since the team had such a great year together.” 

Regarding her progress this year, she says, “It definitely felt different, just being an upperclassman and starting to direct a lot more on the field. I really tried to work on perfecting my left pull to the sideline, since I usually play on the left side.” 

Cornelius will attend Northwestern and join its field hockey program in 2021.


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