Duo to take on Team USA, including Kevin Buchanan, June 26
155 to receive degrees in Ohio Stadium
Ohio State is defending league tourney champion
Buckeyes carry four-game winning streak into matchup
Teams to meet in important ECAC matchup at 1 p.m. Saturday
Ohio State Career: Voted team co-captain for 2013 ... Faceoff Yearbook preseason second team All-American ... 2012 third team USILA All-American ... 2010 honorable mention USILA All-American, the first Buckeye freshman to be so honored ... three-time first team All-ECAC ... 2010 ECAC Rookie of the Year and 2012 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year ... three-time winner of team's Offensive MVP award and won Community Service accolade as a freshman ... a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten choice and Academic All-ECAC selection ... enters senior year on 45-game point streak and with 165 career points, ranking fourth (tied) in Buckeye history ... 102 goals are tied for fifth in program history and 63 assists are tied for eighth ... among returning Division I players, ranks fourth in points per game (3.67) and points ... 150th career point was goal at Hobart April 7, 2012 and 100th goal came vs. Air Force April 21, 2012 ... 100th point was an assist vs. Fairfield April 23, 2011.
2012 (Junior Season): Started all 15 games ... first on team with career-best 39 goals and 57 points, along with 18 assists ... ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, a USILA Third Team All-American and first team All-ECAC ... 13th in the NCAA in goals per game (2.6) and 17th in points per outing (3.8), ranking fifth and and second in the ECAC, respectively ... seventh in the league in assists per game (1.2) and second in shots per outing (8.27) ... goal in all but one game (April 28 at Fairfield) and had multiple points in each outing, with three or more in nine; assist in all but four games ... in ECAC play, was first in points per game (25 points/4.17) and tied for first in goals per game (19 goals/3.0) ... named Inside Lacrosse Nike Player of the Week and ECAC Offensive Player of the Week after five-goal game vs. Denver Feb. 19 ... seven points, with five goals, vs. Bellarmine March 24 ... scored six goals against Robert Morris March 9 ... six points, including four goals, vs. Detroit Feb. 9 and had five groundballs vs. the Titans ... five-point game vs. Air Force April 21, including four goals, and at Michigan April 14 (3g, 2a) ... four points, on a goal and three assists, at Mercer Feb. 11 ... two tallies vs. Virginia March 17 ... three points, with two goals and an assist, at Loyola March 31 and at Hobart April 7; three groundballs and a caused turnover vs. the Statesmen ... three-point game vs. Notre Dame March 21, including two assists ... goal, assist and four groundballs vs. Penn State March 3 ... two assists at Fairfield April 28 but ended 19-game goal-scoring streak ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten and ECAC All-Academic Team selection ... team Offensive MVP.
2011 (Sophomore Season): Started 15 games ... led squad with 32 goals, 20 assists and 52 points en route to first team All-ECAC honors ... 13th in the NCAA and second in the ECAC in points per game (3.47); 24th nationally and third in the league in goals per game (2.13) ... goal in 14 of 15 games (did not score vs. Loyola April 2), with multiple goals in nine games ... led ECAC with three gamewinning goals ... Nike Player of the Week by InsideLacrosse.com Feb. 21 after three goals, two assists and five points in win over North Carolina Feb. 19 ... season-high seven points vs. Hobart April 9 with four goals and season-high tying three assists, three groundballs vs. the Statesmen ... six points, on three goals and three assists, against Lehigh March 8 ... five goals (on career-high 12 shots) at Virginia March 19, with two groundballs ... scored late game-tying goal and gamewinner in triple overtime at Penn State March 5; also had two assists vs. the Nittany Lions ... six points in weekend in Colorado; four points (3g, 1a) at Air Force April 17 and goal and an assist at Denver April 16 ... goal and three assists vs. Fairfield April 23 ... two tallies at Notre Dame March 23 and three points, with two goals and an assist, at Bellarmine April 30 ... voted Team Offensive MVP by his teammates ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, named to the Academic All-Big Ten and Academic All-ECAC teams.
2010 (Freshman Season): Started all 15 games, recording a team-high 31 goals, 25 assists and 56 points en route to ECAC Rookie of the Year and first team All-ECAC honors, as well as an honorable mention All-America nod ... led the ECAC and was 12th (tied) nationally with 3.73 points per game ... tied for second in the league and 15th in the NCAA with 1.67 assists a game ... points were 14th-best in program history and an all-time high for an Ohio State freshman ... four-time ECAC Rookie of the Week and earned conference offensive player of the week accolades twice ... at least one point in all 15 games on the year, with multiple points in all but two ... ended the season with 21 points in his last four games combined (5.25 points per game), including a career-best seven goals and eight points at No. 4 North Carolina in the season finale ... three or more points in 10 games, including two six-point outings and two five-point days ... six points vs. Detroit Feb. 27 (3g, 3a) and at Quinnipiac March 27 (2g, 4a), with five points vs. Penn State March 6 (1g, 4a) ... league co-rookie of the week after four points vs. Air Force April 24; ECAC Rookie of the Week March 1 after six points vs. Detroit and March 8 after five points (1g, 4a), including the OT game-winning goal, vs. Penn State; ECAC Offensive Player of the Week March 29 after 10 points in two games combined at Fairfield (3g, 1a, 4p) and Quinnipiac (2g, 4a, 6p) ... three points against Villanova in first collegiate game Feb. 13 with two goals and an assist ... four points, including a hat trick, vs. Denver April 17, and vs. Air Force April 24 with two goals and two assists ... three-point game (2g, 1a) at Hobart April 10 ... two goals vs. Albany March 13 and 1-1-2 line at Robert Morris March 9; two helpers at Loyola April 3 ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and team's Offensive MVP, as well as Community Service award recipient.
Prior to Ohio State: Played for Senior Men's Ladner Team ... squad won both the British Columbia and Canadian National championships in 2008 ... leading scorer and MVP in both tournaments ... a tournament all-star in the British Columbia championship ... played alongside his brother, Carlton, and former Buckeye Gary Bining on the '08 championship teams ... attended Delta Secondary School.
Personal: Son of Laura and Ed ... has an older brother, Carlton ... enjoys camping, fishing, and boating ... would most like to play with John Grant Jr. ... superhero quality he would want is to be able to be in more than one place at the same time ... lucky number is 20 ... when he was younger dreamed of being a chef ... best thing about being a Buckeye is all the tradition.
Career Single-Game Highs
Goals - 7 (May 8, 2010 at North Carolina)
Assists - 4 (2x, last March 27, 2010 at Quinnipiac)
Points - 8 (May 8, 2010 at North Carolina)
Shots - 16 (Feb. 9, 2012 vs. Detroit)
GBs - 5 (Feb. 9, 2012 vs. Detroit)
CTs - 2 (Feb. 19, 2011 vs. North Carolina)
Buckeye Spotlight - Brendan Barger