Ohio State is defending league tourney champion
Buckeyes carry four-game winning streak into matchup
Teams to meet in important ECAC matchup at 1 p.m. Saturday
511 Ohio State Scholar-Athletes recognized
Donate Life game set for Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
MLAX Tops Towson, 16-6
Ohio State 10, Air Force 9
MLAX vs. Denver
MLAX: Ohio State 18, Marquette 8 (credit Jeff Mills)
Moe's Southwest Grill Classic - OSU 9, JU 6
Ohio State Career: Will serve as team co-captain as a senior ... second team All-ECAC selection as a sophomore ... co-recipient of team's 2010 Most Outstanding Freshman award ... four-time ECAC Player of the Week selection ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten choice and ECAC All-Academic Team honoree.
2012 (Junior Season): Started all 15 games ... 11 goals, 12 assists and 23 points to rank third on the squad in points, second in assists and fourth in goals ... 23 groundballs and eight caused turnovers ... three four-point games ... ended season with 14 points in last five games combined (6g, 8a) ... ECAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week April 9 after three goals and an assist (including the gamewinning goal in overtime) for four points at Hobart April 8 ... four points, with two goals and two assists, vs. Air Force April 21, along with two groundballs and a caused turnover ... four points vs. Denver on two goals and two assists, as well as a groundball and two caused turnovers, Feb. 19 ... career-high tying three assists at Michigan April 14; three groundballs and a caused turnover vs. the Wolverines ... goal and an assist at Fairfield April 28 ... also scored goals vs. Bellarmine March 24, Robert Morris March 9 and UMass Feb. 25 ... assist vs. Virginia March 17 for 50th career point ... assists vs. Notre Dame March 12 and Fairfield May 2 ... four groundballs vs. the Minutemen ... two caused turnovers at Loyola March 31 ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten and Academic All-ECAC selection.
2011 (Sophomore Season): Played in 15 games, starting the last 14 ... 16 goals, eight assists and 24 points on the year, ranking fourth on the team in goals, assists and points ... 18 groundballs ... point in 10 of the last 11 games ... named ECAC Offensive Player of the Week March 14 after 4-3-7 line in two games combined; hat trick vs. Lehigh March 8, along with two groundballs; goal, three assists and four groundballs at Albany March 11 ... also named league offensive player of the week May 2 after hat trick, groundball and caused turnover at Bellarmine April 30; one goal was man-down, Ohio State's first since 2008 ... three points, with a goal and two assists, at Notre Dame March 23, along with two groundballs ... two-goal games vs. Loyola April 2, Hobart April 9 and Fairfield April 23 ... goal and an assist at Air Force April 17 ... assist vs. Detroit Feb. 10 and at Virginia March 19 ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten and to the Academic All-ECAC team.
2010 (Freshman season): Started all 15 games, with 11 goals and eight assists for 19 points ... point in all but four games, with one four-point game and five two-point outings (had two or more points in five of the last eight games) ... personal-best four goals and points against Bellarmine May 1 to earn ECAC Rookie of the Week honors ... career-high two assists vs. Denver April 17 ... goal and an assist in back-to-back games vs. Fairfield March 23 and Quinnipiac March 27 as well as at Hobart April 10 ... two goals at Robert Morris March 9 ... scored a goal in first two collegiate games - against Villanova Feb. 13 and Bucknell Feb. 20 ... single assists vs. Detroit Feb. 27, Penn State March 6 (on the overtime gamewinner) and Notre Dame March 20 ... co-winner of team's Most Outstanding Freshman award ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Baldwin High School: High school All-American ... first team All-Long Island selection ... Inside Lacrosse Top 100 incoming freshman ... reached Nassau Class A final ... posted 41 goals and 42 assists as a senior ... a two-time all-county selection and an honorable mention choice as a sophomore ... earned academic all-county honors as a sophomore, junior and senior ... played on Empire Team in 2009 ... team captain as a senior ... also played football, earning all-conference honors as a tight end.
Personal: Son of Valerie and Charles ... favorite part of lacrosse is the physicality ... lacrosse player he would most like to play with is Jim Brown ... guilty pleasure is baking ... favorite game to play as a kid was touch football and dreamed of being a football running back when he was younger.
Career Single-Game Highs (through 2012)
Goals - 4 (May 1, 2010 vs. Bellarmine)
Assists - 3 (2x, last April 14, 2012 at Michigan)
Points - 4 (5x, last April 21, 2012 vs. Air Force)
Shots - 12 (March 5, 2011 at Penn State)
GBs - 4 (3x, last May 2, 2012 vs. Fairfield)
CTs - 2 (3x, last March 31, 2012 at Loyola)
Buckeye Spotlight - Brendan Barger