Prior to Ohio State: Three-year letterwinner for the Eagles ... squad won back-to-back state championships ... won Team Leadership award in 2014 ... also played football and was on three state championship teams, starting for two of the title squads ... played for Minnesota Elite club program.
Personal: Son of Rick and Michele Spielman ... has five siblings - Juan, Luis, JD, Omie and Whitney ... father is the GM for the NFL's Minnesota Vikings ... uncle Chris Spielman was a linebacker for Ohio State and is in the College Football Hall of Fame ... enjoys listening to music and outdoor activities.
Spielman on why he became a Buckeye:
"First, I chose Ohio State because of the campus; it was better than any of the others I had seen and there is this always a good vibe in the atmosphere when you are walking around. Second, the lacrosse coaching staff was amazing and what I was looking for. Everyone on the staff is always trying to find different ways to get better to try to bring home a championship for the Buckeyes and that's just what I'm looking for - ways to get better and succeed. Lastly, I've been dreaming of going to this school all of my life. It makes it even better I have family just around the corner, and family who are alumni of the university."