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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

03/21/2017

Buckeyes Sweep B1G Weekly Awards

Fannell, Randall, Leclaire and Withers all recognized

03/14/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

03/06/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

02/20/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

02/13/2017

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

03/25/2017

Buckeyes Fall at Notre Dame

Buckeyes Fall at Notre Dame

03/15/2017

Buckeyes Post 6-3 Win at Towson

Buckeyes Post 6-3 Win at Towson

03/11/2017

Buckeyes Post 12-4 Win over Cleveland State

Buckeyes Post 12-4 Win over Cleveland State

02/25/2017

Ohio State Downs Dolphins, 14-8

Ohio State Downs Dolphins, 14-8

02/18/2017

Ohio State 8, Massachusetts 7

Ohio State 8, Massachusetts 7

Ohio State Career: Elected to serve as a team captain for 2017 ... 2017 Big Ten Preseason Honoree ... 2016 Big Ten Specialist of the Year and First Team All-Big Ten ... named to 2014 ECAC All-Rookie Team ... three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection... two-time B1G Specialist of the Week, four-time ECAC Rookie of the Week and an ECAC Specialist of the Week selection ... enters senior season looking to become second Buckeye in program history to pick up 200 groundballs.

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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