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Matt Kawamoto
Matt Kawamoto

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Springfield, Va.

High School:
West Springfield

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
Defense

04/30/2014

Buckeyes Play Host to ECAC Tournament, Take on Air Force Thursday

Ohio State is defending league tourney champion

04/30/2014

Meurer Named ECAC Defensive Player of the Year, Nine Buckeyes Recognized

Evans, Haus and Meurer named First Team All-ECAC; Hunter, Imbordino, King, Planning and Spencer voted second team; Withers on all-rookie team

06/10/2012

Buckeyes Receive Degrees at Spring Commencement

123 current and former student-athletes receive degrees at Ohio Stadium

06/01/2012

Buckeyes Garner Academic Honors

18 named Academic All-Big Ten

05/30/2012

Bonanni and Kawamoto USILA Scholar All-America Selections

Senior defensemen are first Buckeyes to earn distinction

10/07/2011

New team captain talks about honor

Senior captain talks about the honor and trip to Baltimore

10/03/2011

MLAX 2011 Banquet

Banquet held in Ohio Stadium to honor 2011 seniors, give out team awards, introduce newcomers

Ohio State Career: A preseason All-ECAC selection by both the league coaches and in Faceoff Yearbook, as well as a third team preseason All-American by Faceoff Yearbook ... 2011 ECAC Defensive Player of the Year and first team all-league choice ... honorable mention USILA All-American as a junior ... second-team all-league choice as a sophomore in first season as a starter ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 (Junior Season): Played in 15 games, starting 14 ... had 32 groundballs and 14 caused turnovers on the season ... four groundballs at Penn State March 5 and three in four other games ... three caused turnovers at UMass Feb. 26 ... scored first career goal against Bellarmine April 30 ... part of a Buckeye defense that ranked 11th nationally, holding opponents to 8.06 goals a game, and was 16th in man-down defense (.740) ... honorable mention USILA All-American (first Buckeye defender honored since 2004) ... ECAC Defensive Player of the Year and All-ECAC First Team.

2010 (Redshirt Season): Received a medical redshirt ... started the first four games before suffering a season-ending injury against Penn State March 6 ... four caused turnovers and six groundballs ... three caused turnovers vs. Villanova Feb. 13 ... three groundballs vs. Villanova Feb. 13 and Detroit Feb. 27.

2009 (Sophomore Season): A starter in 15-of-16 games en route to second team All-Great Western Lacrosse League honors ... received team's Paul Hartman Most Improved Player award ... 20 groundballs on the season, including career-high five vs. North Carolina April 11 ... 11 caused turnovers, with three against both Robert Morris March 11 and Notre Dame April 25 ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athelte and Academic All-Big Ten.

2008 (Freshman Season): Played in 12-of-17 games ... two groundballs at Bucknell March 1 in first career game ... also had single groundballs at Notre Dame April 27, vs. Denver May 2 in GWLL semifinals and at Cornell in NCAA tournament first round May 10.

West Springfield High School: Participated in 2008 U.S Men's Under-19 Lacrosse Team tryout camp in summer 2007 ... 2007 US Lacrosse High School All-American ... team won Patriot District championship in 2007 ... three-time first team All-Patriot District (2005-07) and a second team choice in 2004 ... 2007 district co-player of the year ... 2006 and '07 First Team All-Northern Region ... 280 groundballs, nine goals and four assists in his career ... two-time team captain ... team MVP as both a junior and senior; defensive MVP as a sophomore.

Personal: Son of Don and Margaret ... has two older brothers, Tim and Jeff ... two great uncles, Jerry and Paul Carroll, were football All-Americans at Georgetown ... member of Key Club and served as an officer as a senior ... participated in group work camp from 2003-06, a service trip to rebuild and help poverty stricken areas ... hobbies include golf, fishing, basketball, snowboarding, boating, movies and video games.

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