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Erik Evans
Erik  Evans

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baldwin, Md.

High School:
Calvert Hall

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 203

Position:
Defense

10/05/2017

Four Selected to Captain the 2017-18 Buckeyes

Kelly, Chell, Evans and Lori voted to lead Ohio State this season

02/21/2017

Buckeye Erik Evans Named B1G Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Junior led Buckeye defensive effort in win vs Massachusetts

06/01/2016

Buckeyes Wrap Outstanding Season Off the Field

Squad posts 3.0+ grade-point average, volunteers 300+ hours

04/14/2017

Borges and Evans Preview UM Game

Borges and Evans Preview UM Game

05/27/2017

Men's Lacrosse Final Four vs. Towson

Gameday photo gallery from the 2017 Men's Lacrosse Final Four at Gillette Stadium.

04/15/2017

Buckeyes Down Wolverines, 18-7

Buckeyes Down Wolverines, 18-7

02/25/2017

Ohio State Downs Dolphins, 14-8

Ohio State Downs Dolphins, 14-8

04/24/2016

Buckeyes at Maryland

Buckeyes at Maryland

03/12/2016

Ohio State at Hofstra

Ohio State at Hofstra

CAREER HONORS
• Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
• Shared Paul Hartman Most Improved Player honors in 2015.
• Started 41 straight games entering senior year.
• 2018 team captain.

AS A JUNIOR (2016)
• Starter on defense for all 21 games.
• Buckeyes were first in the Big Ten and 11th nationally in scoring defense, holding opponents to 8.38 goals per game.
• Had 28 groundballs and team-high 16 caused turnovers.
• Three groundballs in NCAA semifinals vs. Towson March 27.
• Career-high four groundballs and a caused turnover vs. Johns Hopkins April 9.
• Caused two turnovers at Towson March 15 in 6-3 win.
• Three caused turnovers against Detroit Mercy Feb. 11.
• Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after leading defensive effort in 8-7 win over UMass Feb. 18; forced a turnover in final 20 seconds to seal the victory, along with picking up a groundball.
• Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2016)
• Started all 15 games.
• 16 groundalls and five caused turnovers.
• Three groundballs vs. Bellarmine March 6, Towson March 15 and Maryland April 24.
• Two caused turnovers vs. UMass Feb. 20.
• Named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

AS A FRESHMAN (2015)
• Played in 15 games, starting seven (including the last five).
• 15 groundballs and five caused turnovers.
• Three groundballs and a caused turnover April 12 at Michigan.
• Two groundballs and two caused turnovers in NCAA quarterfinals at Denver May 16.
• Two groundballs and a caused turnover vs. Duke in NCAA First Round May 9.
• Two groundballs vs. Maryland April 18 and Dartmouth Feb. 21.
• Groundball and a caused turnover vs. Maryland in B1G Tournament semifinal win April 30.
• Named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Four-year letterwinner at Calvert Hall.
• All-MIAA and all-state as a senior.
• Named team’s defensive MVP and the Varsity Sports Network 2014 Defensive Player of the Year.
• Member of MIAA lacrosse (2012), football (2010) and basketball (2011) championship teams.
• Played for Baltimore Crabs club team.
• Two-time All-MIAA in football and earned all-state honors as a senior after leading team in receiving yards.

PERSONAL
• Son of Kristine Matthews and John J. Evans.
• Siblings include Adam, Kaitlyn and stepbrother Scott Matthews Jr.
• Scott was a four-year letterwinner and team captain for the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (2006-09) who earned First Team All-GWLL honors twice.
• Enjoys all sports, spending time with family and friends and vacations.
• Sport industry major.

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