Men's Lacrosse

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Darius Bowling

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Holy Innocent's Episcopal School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170

Position:
Defense

Darius Bowling

Ohio State Career: 2014 Face-Off Yearbook Preseason Honorable Mention All-American ... ECAC Specialist of the Week in 2013.

2013 (Junior Season): Played in all 17 games, second on team with 14 caused turnovers, tied for third with career-high 40 groundballs, also had two assists and 16 faceoff wins ... seven games with three or more groundballs and had multiple caused turnovers in four outings ... two caused turnovers and a groundball vs. Cornell in NCAA tournament May 18, picked up groundball against Towson in NCAA game May 12 ... eight groundballs in ECAC tournament, with three vs. Loyola May 2 and five vs. Denver May 4; assist vs. the Pioneers in the championship game ... groundball, caused turnover vs. Fairfield April 27 ... first career assist, two groundballs and a caused turnover at Michigan April 13 ... ECAC Specialist of the Week March 4 after winning 8-of-15 faceoffs, with six groundballs and two caused turnovers at Penn State March 2 ... groundball, 3-for-4 on faceoffs vs. Loyola March 30 ... three groundballs and a caused turnover (that led to the gamewinning goal) at Virginia March 16, won 2-of-4 faceoffs vs. the Cavaliers ... two groundballs and two caused turnovers vs. Denver March 9 ... four groundballs and a caused turnover vs. Marquette Feb. 23 ... three groundballs and a caused turnover vs. Jacksonville Feb. 17 ... career-high five groundballs, along with three caused turnovers, vs. Detroit Feb. 9.

2012 (Sophomore Season): Played in all 15 games ... 21 groundballs and seven caused turnovers ... seven games with two-plus groundballs ... four groundballs and two caused turnovers vs. Mercer Feb. 11 ... picked up three groundballs and had a caused turnover vs. Denver Feb. 19; took four faceoffs vs. the Pioneers ... three groundballs at Michigan April 14 ... two groundballs and a caused turnover vs. Robert Morris March 9 ... two groundballs vs. Penn State March 3, Notre Dame March 21 and Hobart April 7 ... also had caused turnovers vs. UMass Feb. 25, Bellarmine March 24 and Loyola March 31.

2011 (Freshman Season): Played in 11 games ... nine groundballs and three caused turnovers on the year, along with two faceoff wins ... season-best three groundballs vs. Mercer Feb. 12; also had a caused turnover vs. the Bears ... two groundballs, caused turnover and faceoff win at Denver May 5 in the ECAC semifinals ... shot, groundball and caused turnover at Bellarmine April 30.

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School: Four-year starter with Holy Innocents' ... All-American and earned first team all-state honors as both a junior and senior ... only player from Georgia selected for the U.S. Lacrosse High School Showcase in Orlando and named team captain ... two-time winner of Holy Innocents' Most Valuable Defenseman award... 92 groundballs in 2010.

Personal: Son of Anthony and LeDonna ... one younger sister, Lauren... lacrosse player he would most like to play with is Brodie Merrill ... favorite Ohio State team besides lacrosse is football ... favorite music is hip-hop ... favorite athlete is Al Horford.

Career Highs:
Assists: 1 (2x, last May 4, 2013 vs. Denver)
Points 1 (2x, last May 4, 2013 vs. Denver)
Shots: 1 (April 30, 2011 at Bellarmine)
GBs: 6 (March 2, 2013 at Penn State)
CTs: 3 (Feb. 9, 2013 vs. Detroit)
POWs: 8 (March 2, 2013 at Penn State)

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