Men's Lacrosse

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Michael Italiano

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Waxhaw, N.C.

High School:
Charlotte Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175

Position:
Midfield

Major:
Sport and Leisure Studies

Michael Italiano

Ohio State Career: An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete as a freshman.

2013 (Junior Season): Played in all 17 games ... career-high 46 groundballs to rank second on the team and had three caused turnovers ... scored four goals ... three or more groundballs in 10 of last 14 games ... 13th in ECAC in groundballs, 14th with 2.94 ground balls per game ... nine groundballs in NCAA tournament; six (and a caused turnover) vs. Towson May 12 and picked up three groundballs vs. Cornell May 18 ... goal and a caused turnover in ECAC tournament semifinals vs. Loyola May 2 and picked up two groundballs vs. Denver in championship May 4 ... goal, three groundballs at Michigan April 13 ... four groundballs vs. Hobart April 6 and vs. Fairfield April 27 ... three groundballs vs. Loyola March 30 ... had two groundballs, along with a caused turnover, at Bellarmine March 23 ... five groundballs at Notre Dame March 20 ... named ECAC Specialist of the Week after a career-high eight groundballs and a caused turnover at Virginia March 16, helping team to 12 faceoff wins in victory ... two goals and three groundballs vs. Denver March 9 ... three groundballs at Penn State March 2 ... caused turnover vs. Jacksonville Feb. 17, ground ball vs. Marquette Feb. 23 and scooped two groundballs at Air Force April 20.

2012 (Sophomore Season): Played in all 15 games ... four points, with a goal and three assists, and 11 groundballs ... assist, two groundballs and a caused turnover vs. Denver Feb. 19 ... goal vs. Mercer Feb. 11 ... helper at Hobart April 7 ... assist and picked up two groundballs vs. Detroit Feb. 9.

2011 (Freshman Season): Played in 15 games, starting at Penn State March 5 and the final two games of the season at Bellarmine April 30 and at Denver May 5 ... seven goals, four assists and 11 points, along with 17 groundballs ... scored twice and had three groundballs at Virginia March 19 ... goal, two assists and three points vs. Mercer Feb. 12 ... scored vs. North Carolina Feb. 19, Loyola April 2, Fairfield April 23 and at Bellarmine April 30 ... three groundballs vs. the Stags ... helper and two groundballs against Hobart April 9 and at Denver April 16 ... two caused turnovers vs. Detroit Feb. 10 ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Charlotte Catholic: All-American, first team all-state and all-conference in 2009 and `10 ... 50 goals and 34 assists in senior season ... two-time team captain ... 2010 Charlotte Player of the Year and the Cougars' Most Valuable Player ... member of back-to-back state championship teams in 2008 and 2009.

Personal: Son of Stephen and Amy ... two younger sisters, Natalie and Tabitha ... favorite celebrity is Will Ferrell ... favorite singer is Brad Paisley ... lacrosse player he would like to play with is Jim Brown ... sport and leisure studies major.

Career Highs:
Goals: 2 (2x, last March 9, 2013 vs. Denver)
Assists: 2 (Feb. 12, 2011 vs. Mercer)
Points 3 (Feb. 12, 2011 vs. Mercer)
Shots: 4 (Feb. 11, 2012 at Mercer)
GBs: 8 (March 16, 2013 at Virginia)
CTs: 2 (Feb. 10, 2011 vs. Detroit)

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