Justin Inacio
Justin  Inacio


Oakville, Ontario

High School:
The Hill Academy

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 177



Trio of Buckeyes Earn Weekly Big Ten Honors

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


Ohio State Welcomes Class of 2021

Nine different states and provinces represented in latest recruiting class

• 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. 

• 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.

• 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.