Taylor VanThof, a two-time second-team All-American during her career at Loyola (Md.) and a Tewaaraton Award semifinalist, joined the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team as an assistant coach in Summer 2020.
VanThof came to Columbus after spending the last year as an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut. Prior to the season being cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Huskies were 5-2 overall and had scored 19 or more goals in four of their five wins.
Drafted 14th overall by the Philly Fire in the 2019 WPLL Spring Draft, VanThof wrapped up a successful four-year career as a member and team captain of the Loyola (Md.) women’s lacrosse team, where she owns the school record for the most draw controls in a single game (21), season (146) and career (392). She also became just the third player in Patriot League history with 100 draws in multiple seasons.
VanThof is still active with the WPLL and is currently a member of the Command.
The 2019 Patriot League Midfielder of the Year, VanThof amassed 103 goals and 26 assists during her career. In addition to being named a 2018 Tewaaraton Award Semifinalist, VanThof has was also honored as an IWLCA Second Team All-American and an Inside Lacrosse Third Team All-American in both 2018 and 2019, as well as earned three selections to the All-Patriot League first team and the All-Mid-Atlantic Region team.
A native of Livonia, N.Y., VanThof earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration: marketing from Loyola (Md.) in May 2019.