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Jake Withers
Jake  Withers

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Peterborough, Ontario

High School:
Thomas A. Stewart

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 192

Position:
Midfield

06/08/2017

Pfister and Withers named USILA Scholar All-Americans

Duo recognized after outstanding careers in the classroom and on the field

05/31/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

05/28/2017

Record Six Buckeyes Selected in MLL Draft

Withers selected in the first round by Atlanta

05/24/2017

Six Buckeyes Earn USILA All-America Recognition

Randall is program's first First Team selection

05/23/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

03/10/2017

Pfister and Withers Preview CSU Game

Pfister and Withers Preview CSU 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.

05/14/2017

Buckeyes Win NCAA First Round Game

Buckeyes Win NCAA First Round Game

04/29/2017

Buckeyes End Regular Season at Rutgers

Buckeyes End Regular Season at Rutgers

04/22/2017

Buckeyes Beat Terps in OT

Buckeyes Beat Terps in OT

04/04/2017

B1G Opener at Penn State

B1G Opener at Penn State

Ohio State Career: Team captain as a senior ... 2017 USILA Second Team All-American ... two-time Big Ten Specialist of the Year and First Team All-Big Ten ... USILA Scholar All-American ... named to 2014 ECAC All-Rookie Team ... four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection... five-time B1G Specialist of the Week, four-time ECAC Rookie of the Week and an ECAC Specialist of the Week ... Tewaaraton Top 25 nominee in 2017 ... ended career as program’s career leader with 351 groundballs and had 614 faceoff victories to rank among program’s best all-time. ... 20 faceoff wins twice in 2017 was most for a Buckeye since at least 2001.

2017 (Senior Season): B1G Specialist of the Year, First Team All-Big Ten. USILA Second Team All-American and USILA Scholar All-American ... fourth in NCAA with B1G-best .647 faceoff winning percentage ... ranked seventh in NCAA and first in league with 7.57 groundballs per game, picking up a team-best 159 ... double-digit faceoff wins in 17 games, with nine double-digit groundball outings ... first in B1G with .745 faceoff winning percentage in league games only (82-of-110), second place was .608; first in league with 42 groundballs and 8.4 per game (2+ more per game than second place) ... career-best five goals, six assists and 11 points ... won 17 faceoffs and had 11 groundballs in NCAA quarterfinal win over Duke May 20 ... 15 faceoff wins and 10 groundballs in NCAA semifinals vs. Towson May 27 ... won career-high tying 20 faceoffs (in 31 draws), 11 groundballs and scored a goal vs. Hopkins in B1G Tourney semifinals May 4; won 13-of-23 draws and had 10 groundballs vs. Maryland in the tournament final May 6; named to All-Tournament Team ... -NCAA Player of the Week and B1G Specialist of the Week after winning 18-of-25 faceoffs and picking up 10 groundballs vs. Maryland April 22 ... - B1G co-Specialist of the Week after Michigan game; won career-high 20 faceoffs (on 23 attempts), with 11 groundballs and scored twice for first career multiple-goal game; won 500th career faceoff in contest ... then-career-high 19 faceoff wins vs. Hopkins 4/9 (most by a Buckeye since at least 2001) and had 10 groundballs; scored first goal since May 2015 ... B1G Specialist of the Week after winning 21-of-37 faceoffs and collecting 10 groundballs in wins over Towson and Denver combined ... became OSU’s career leader in groundballs vs. Cleveland State March 11 ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten.

2016 (Junior Season): Led the Big Ten in faceoff winning percentage (.607) and groundballs per game (7.27), ranking in the Top 12 in the NCAA in both categories ... named B1G Specialist of the Year and First Team All-Big Ten ... received team’s Bice Unsung Hero Award ... took all but one faceoff in B1G play for the Buckeyes, winning a league-best 63.2 percent (67-of-106) and had a conference-high 32 groundballs and 6.4 groundballs per game ... 110 groundballs on the year, just the second Buckeye with more than 100 groundballs in a season since at least 1988 ... double-digit faceoff wins in 11 games ... won 18-of-28 faceoffs April 9 at Johns Hopkins, with eight groundballs; ties most faceoff wins for a Buckeye since at least 2001 ... won 16-of-23 draws and had seven groundballs vs. Rutgers April 30 ... 16 faceoff wins and 12 groundballs vs. Towson March 15 ... named Big Ten Specialist of the Week after winning 14-of-19 draws and picking up nine groundballs at Furman Feb. 6 ... earned league specialist of the wek accolades after 10 groundballs and 14 faceoff wins vs. UMBC Feb. 26 ... won 13 faceoffs, with four groundballs, vs. Notre Dame March 26 ... 13 faceoff wins and nine groundballs against Marquette March 4 ... won 14-of-17 faceoffs and had seven groundballs vs. Detroit Feb. 13 ... had 11 faceoff wins and four groundballs at Maryland April 14 ... 12 faceoff victories and nine groundballs at UMass Feb. 20 ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.

2015 (Sophomore Season): Played in 14 games ... picked up 18 groundballs ... won 44-of-86 (.512) faceoffs ... won 14-of-29 faceoffs and scored a goal, picking up six groundballs, vs. Denver in NCAA quarterfinals May 16 ... won a faceoff at Duke May 9 in NCAA tournament ... won 4-of-5 faceoffs and had two groundballs May 2 at Johns Hopkins in Big Ten tournament final ... 8-1 on faceoffs vs. Dartmouth Feb. 21 ... won 3-of-4 faceoffs against Maryland April 18 ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2014 (Freshman Season): Played in all 14 games ... second in the ECAC with a .509 faceoff winning percentage, winning 111-of-218 ... 4.57 groundballs per game to rank second in the conference and led the Buckeyes with 64 to earn the team’s Groundball Award ... named to ECAC All-Rookie Team ... five-time ECAC player of the week (four rookie awards, one specialist) ... ECAC Rookie of the Week April 21 after winning 10-of-17 faceoffs, with seven groundballs, vs. Air Force April 19 ... league’s rookie of the week April 14 after career-high 16 faceoff wins (in 25 attempts), picking up six groundballs, vs. Michigan April 12 ... tabbed ECAC Rookie of the Week March 31 with 11 groundballs and 16 faceoff wins vs. Notre Dame and Jacksonville combined (nine faceoff wins, eight groundballs vs. Notre Dame, seven victories, with three groundballs, vs. Jacksonville) ... ECAC co-Rookie of the Week after winning 14-of-21 faceoffs and picking up 11 groundballs vs. Marquette Feb. 22 (most groundballs for a Buckeye since Eric O’Brien had 10 in 2007 ... picked up ECAC Specialist of the Week acolades after picking up 10 groundballs, winning 15 (of 21) faceoffs and scoring first career goal, along with causing a turnover ... 10-of-15 on faceoffs, with five groundballs, March 8 at Hofstra ... nine faceoff wins, with four groundballs and a caused turnover, April 6 at Delaware ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School: Three-time team MVP (2009, ’10, ’12) … 2010 Junior Athlete of the Year and 2012 Senior Athlete of the Year at Thomas A. Stewart … played for the Petersborough Jr. ‘A’ Lakers under coach Mat Giles … won national championships with Team Ontario in 2006, ’08 and ’12 … also a letterwinner in hockey and wrestling and a 2011 All-Ontario wrestler.

Personal: Son of John and Sherry … has a sister, Tori … enjoys fishing and pond hockey … economics major … greatest sports thrill was winning three national championships with Team Ontario.

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