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Matt Borges
Matt  Borges

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Garden City, N.Y.

High School:
Garden City

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 183

Position:
Defense

03/06/2018

Borges Earns B1G Defensive Player of the Week Honors

Junior had 10 ground balls, four caused turnovers last weekend

09/13/2016

Busy Buckeye Weekend includes Golf Outing, Alumni Game and Banquet

Robby Haus and Carter Brown recognized as 2016 Team MVPs

07/06/2016

Buckeyes Ready for FIL World U-19 Championship

Ohio State represented on both Team USA and Team Canada

06/01/2016

Buckeyes Wrap Outstanding Season Off the Field

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

09/08/2015

Class of 2019 Joins Buckeye Program

Group of 13 freshmen features players from six states, including three Ohio players

04/14/2017

Borges and Evans Preview UM Game

Borges and Evans Preview UM Game

05/27/2017

Men's Lacrosse Final Four vs. Towson

Gameday photo gallery from the 2017 Men's Lacrosse Final Four at Gillette Stadium.

05/14/2017

Buckeyes Win NCAA First Round Game

Buckeyes Win NCAA First Round Game

04/22/2017

Buckeyes Beat Terps in OT

Buckeyes Beat Terps in OT

02/25/2017

Ohio State Downs Dolphins, 14-8

Ohio State Downs Dolphins, 14-8

09/13/2016

2016 Golf Outing, Alumni Game and Banquet

2016 Golf Outing, Alumni Game and Banquet

CARRER HONORS
• Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten selection.
• Voted team’s Most Outstanding Freshman in 2016.

AS A JUNIOR (2018)
• Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (3/6/18) and picking up 10 ground balls and causing five turnovers in games versus Marquette and Detroit.
Started all 15 contests and ran his consecutive starts streak to 36 games dating back to the 2017 season.
• Helped Ohio State finish the regular season with the Big Ten’s best scoring defense, allowing an average of just 8.52 goals per game.
• The Buckeyes allowed just 7.00 goals per game over their last four contests – all against ranked teams.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2017)
• Started all 21 games at close defense.
• 15 groundballs and six caused turnovers.
• Had four groundballs and a caused turnover at Rutgers April 29, with two shots on goal.
• Picked up two groundballs and caused two turnovers at Notre Dame March 25.
• Buckeye defense ranked 11th in the NCAA and first in the Big Ten, holding opponents to 8.38 goals per game.
• Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades and was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team.

SUMMER 2016
• Won gold medal with Team USA at the Under-19 World Championship.
• Played in five games and had four groundballs.

AS A FRESHMAN (2016)
• Played in all 15 games.
• Team’s Most Outstanding Freshman.
• Fourth on the team with 26 groundballs and tied for second with seven caused turnovers.
• Four groundballs and two caused turnovers at Johns Hopkins April 9.
• Four groundballs and caused a turnover vs. Towson March 15.
• Picked up three loose balls and had a caused turnover at Maryland April 24.
• Two caused turnovers vs. UMBC Feb. 26.
• Three groundballs vs. Notre Dame March 26.
• An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

GARDEN CITY HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year letterwinner for the Trojans.
• All-American.
• Two-time all-county honoree.
• Earned Most Outstanding Defenseman honor and served as team captain in 2015.
• Played for FLG club program.
• Also a two-year letterwinner in both football and ice hockey.
• Team won 2015 conference championship.
• Earned football defensive MVP honors in 2014.

PERSONAL
• Son of Michael and Renee.
• Has an older brother, Michael.
• Father played football at Hofstra.
• Cousin Joe Vitale played collegiate lacrosse at Adelphi and in the MLL.
• Uncle Don Borges played lacrosse at C.W. Post and in the MLL.
• Finance major.

Borges on why he chose Ohio State
“I chose Ohio State for a few reasons. I immediately saw the passion Coach Myers and his staff had for the players, which makes it so much more than a team, it's a family. I also fell in love with the campus and the atmosphere as a whole the first time I got out there. It's truly something special to be a part of. Ohio State will give me the opportunity to succeed on and off the field.”


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