Squad celebrates outstanding 2013 campaign, kicks off 2014
Alexander, Mack and Toohey all honored for the third time
Teams to meet at 3 p.m. in Ohio Stadium
Squads set to meet Saturday in The Battle at the Big House
Game to be televised live by BTN
Ohio State Career: Co-recipient of Paul Hartman Most Improved Player award in 2011 ... a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten choice and Academic All-ECAC team honoree.
2012 (Junior season): Played in all 15 games ... career highs with two goals, two assists and four points, as well as nine groundballs ... netted game-winning goal at Michigan April 14 ... scored at Mercer Feb. 11 ... assist and groundball vs. Air Force April 21 ... first career assist came vs. Bellarmine March 24 and had a groundball ... caused turnovers vs. both Detroit Feb. 9 and Mercer ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten selection and Academic All-ECAC honoree.
2011 (Sophomore Season): Voted co-winner of Paul Hartman Most Improved Award by his teammates ... played in 14 games ... scored first career goal vs. Lehigh March 8 ... seven groundballs on the season, with three vs. Mercer Feb. 12 ... caused turnovers against North Carolina Feb. 19 and at UMass Feb. 26 ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten and to the Academic All-ECAC Team.
2010 (Freshman season): Saw action against Detroit Feb. 27 ... received Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.
McDonogh High School: Team captain and second-leading scorer as a senior ... Digital Sports All-Metropolitan honorable mention ... team advanced to the MIAA semifinals three of his four years on the squad ... selected to Maryland Freestate Team as a rising senior ... 14 goals and six assists as a junior and 27 goals, with 10 assists, as a senior ... also played four years of varsity football and ran three years of indoor track.
Personal: Son of Eileen and Phil, both played lacrosse in college ... has a younger sister, Mary Jane ... mother was captain of the lacrosse team at McDaniel and father played lacrosse at Villanova ... would most like to play with Gary Gait ... lucky number is 28 because it was his father's lacrosse number ... favorite game to play as a kid was capture the flag ... when he was younger dreamed of being a professional football player ... best food he can cook is crème brûlée ... dream vacation is to Italy ... best thing about being a Buckeye is the tradition ... first professional sporting event he attended was a Baltimore Ravens game.
Career Single-Game Highs (through 2012)
Goals - 1 (3x, last April 14, 2012 at Michigan)
Assists - 1 (2x, last April 21, 2012 vs. Air Force)
Points - 1 (4x, last April 14, 2012 at Michigan)
Shots - 1 (4x, last April 14, 2012 at Michigan)
GBs - 3 (Feb. 12, 2011 vs. Mercer)
CTs - 1 (4x, last Feb. 11, 2012 at Mercer)
Buckeye Spotlight - Brendan Barger