COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) —  Former Ohio State women’s soccer captain Amy Graeff Van Culin died last week following a battle with lymphoma.

Graeff Van Culin was a four-year letter winner from 2005-08 and served as a team captain in 2008. She played in 44 games with 14 starts. She was a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete who earned her degree in psychology as well as minors in women’s studies and legal foundations.

“It was my honor to be Amy’s coach and play a part in her development,” head coach Lori Walker-Hock said in a statement. “Amy was the model of hard work, personal growth and the commitment to excellence in her four years as a Buckeye. Amy was a fighter with the strongest character. She was both loved and respected by all her teammates. We are all in shock by the loss of such a beautiful young mother, wife, daughter, friend, lawyer, captain and forever Buckeye. We all love and miss you, Amy!”

Following her time as a Buckeye, Amy earned her law degree from Capital University and practiced law in the Columbus area. Her and her husband Todd have two beautiful young children, Kylie and David.

To read more about Amy’s battle and journey over the last two and a half years, CLICK HERE to visit her CaringBridge page.