21 Rachael Ballish
21 Rachael Ballish
Height: 5-4
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Position: MF/F
Last School: Indian Hill HS
Experience: 1L
Club Team: Cincinnati United Premier

As a Freshman (2013): Made appearances in seven matches ... In collegiate debut against Toledo (8/25) at the University of Minnesota Tournament, logged a season-best 50 minutes ... Also recorded two shots in same contest.

Credentials: Four-year varsity starter at Indian Hill HS ... Earned All Southwest Ohio First Team honors twice ... Named All Ohio Scholar Athlete ... Tabbed Cincinnati Hill League First Team ... Served as team co-captain as a senior ... Received IHHS Sarah Bechtold Memorial and Sportsmanship Awards ... Helped her IHHS team to 2012 Ohio State semifinals ... Four-time CHL Scholar Athlete ... As a junior, helped IHHS to regional semifinals and district championship ... Recipeint of IHHS Suzie Vockell Memorial award ... Participated in Coaches Challenge three years ... Played club for Cincinnati United Premier CUP Crew Jrs Gold ... Team was two-time Disney Showcase finalist and two-time Jefferson Cup semifinalist ... ODP 2007-2009.

Personal: Majoring in Nursing ... Born November 8, 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona ... Daughter of Gregory and Kristina Ballish ... Is a triplet with two sisters, Audrey and Sidney ... Hobbies include outdoor sports and activities, guitar, music, writing and youth group ... Lists favorite athlete as Megan Rapinoe ... Favorite books are Life of Pi and A Thousand Splendid Suns ... Lists favorite singer as Josh Garrels ... Favorite musical groups are Coldplay and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals ... Greatest sports thrill was scoring a goal in overtime to give her club team the lead in the State Cup finals.