123 current and former student-athletes receive degrees at Ohio Stadium
18 named Academic All-Big Ten
Senior defensemen are first Buckeyes to earn distinction
May 21 - 27, 2012
Duo fifth and sixth Buckeyes named to first, second or third team
Senior captain talks about honor and scrimmage vs. North Carolina this weekend
Ohio State Career: Earned second team All-ECAC honors as a junior ... preseason All-ECAC by Faceoff Yearbook entering senior campaign ... voted a team captain as a senior ... 2011 co-recipient of The Bice Unsung Hero award as voted by his teammates ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011 (Junior Season): Started 15 games ... 15 groundballs and seven caused turnovers ... two groundballs vs. UMass Feb. 26 and Penn State March 5 and at Denver April 17 ... two caused turnovers vs. Loyola April 2 and at Denver April 16 ... named All-ECAC Second Team ... co-winner of The Bice Unsung Hero accolade ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2010 (Sophomore Season):Played in all 15 games, starting the last 14 contests ... second on the team with 14 caused turnovers, with three at Hobart April 10 and two vs. both Penn State March 6 and Quinnipiac March 27 ... 21 groundballs on the year, with four against Detroit Feb. 27 and three at North Carolina May 8 ... scored first career goal at Hobart April 10 ... received team's Paul Hartman Most Improved Player award ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2009 (Freshman Season):Played in 10 of 16 games ... had four groundballs and three caused turnovers ... earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.
St. Mary's High School:Under Armour All-American ... Baltimore Sun Player of the Year for Anne Arundel County as a senior ... two-time first team All-Baltimore Sun, All-MIAA and All-Anne Arundel County ... first team All-D.C. ... team MVP and captain as a senior ... four-year starter for the Saints ... led squad in groundballs ... an honor roll student.
Personal: Son of Diane and Robert ... has two older sisters, Nicole, who played soccer at Eckerd College, and Lauren, who played basketball at Kings College ... plans to attend graduate school ... enjoys surfing, boating and fishing ... favorite part of the game of lacrosse is winning ... lucky number is 50 because it is a family number ... favorite game to play as a kid was hide and seek ... when he was younger dreamed of being Alex Ovechkin ... best thing he can cook is chicken ... favorite holiday is the Fourth of July ... would like to vacation in South Africa.
Buckeye Spotlight - Brendan Barger