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Justin Inacio
Justin  Inacio

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Oakville, Ontario

High School:
The Hill Academy

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 177

Position:
Midfield

04/24/2018

Trio of Buckeyes Earn Weekly Big Ten Honors

Jasinski Player of the Week, Inacio Specialist of the Week and Reid Freshman of the Week

08/29/2017

Ohio State Welcomes Class of 2021

Nine different states and provinces represented in latest recruiting class

AS A FRESHMAN (2018)
• Big Ten Freshman of the Year.
• Had 10 or more face-off wins in each of the last five games.
• Ranked No. 1 nationally in face-off win percentage among freshmen (.613).
• Went 75-of-102 over the last five games of the year (.735).
• In Big Ten play, was 70-of-102 (.686).
• Named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week after winning 18 of 21 against No. 9 Rutgers. Won the first 13 face-offs of the game.
• Big Ten Specialist of the Week for his 17-of-26 showing against Maryland, which included a streak of 10 consecutive wins.
• Won a career high 19 face-offs and picked up eight ground balls at No. 6 Johns Hopkins.
• Scooped up a team-high 47 ground balls with three or more in each of the last four games.
• Won eight of nine faceoffs in his collegiate debut at Cleveland State (2/3/18), including five of six in the third quarter during a 6-2 run.
• Was seven-of-10 on face-offs against No. 20 Boston University (2-10/18) and helped the Buckeyes win 12 of the first 13 face-offs. 

AT THE HILL ACADEMY
• Played for head coach Brodie Merrill and one of the top programs in North American; is considered one of the top faceoff specialists in the Class of 2017.
• Helped Hill Academy win the Geico National High School Lacrosse title.
• Selected to play in the prestigious Under Armour All-America Game for the South squad.
• Participated in three major showcases/camps: the NSCLA National Cup Showcase, Maverik Showtime and All-Canadian Games All-Star.
• A member of the Canadian U-19 national team.

PERSONAL
• Is the son of Nelson and Sandra Inacio.
• Has an older sister.
• Plans to major in biology and take pre-dental courses at Ohio State.
• Would like to attend dental school in Canada and open his own practice.
• Lists his greatest sports thrill as the “fling and a prayer” – a play for the U-19 Canadian team in which he won a faceoff, flung the ball downfield, leading to a tying goal vs. the United States U-19 team. Canada would go on to win the game in overtime.

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