Jake Withers
Jake  Withers


Peterborough, Ontario

High School:
Thomas A. Stewart

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 192



Pfister and Withers Elected Buckeye Captains

Seniors will lead Ohio State squad in 2017


Busy Buckeye Weekend includes Golf Outing, Alumni Game and Banquet

Robby Haus and Carter Brown recognized as 2016 Team MVPs


Buckeyes Wrap Outstanding Season Off the Field

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


Haus and Withers Earn Big Ten Player of the Year Awards

Duo named First Team All-Big Ten


Withers Named B1G Specialist of the Week

Junior won 14 faceoffs, picked up 10 groundballs in win over UMBC


Buckeyes at Maryland

Buckeyes at Maryland


B1G Opener vs Penn State

B1G Opener vs Penn State


Ohio State vs Notre Dame

Ohio State vs Notre Dame


Buckeyes vs Towson - Military Appreciation Night

Buckeyes vs Towson - Military Appreciation Night


Ohio State 12, Marquette 8

Ohio State 12, Marquette 8

Ohio State Career: Named to 2014 ECAC All-Rookie Team ... two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten selection... four-time ECAC Rookie of the Week and an ECAC Specialist of the Week selection.

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.