Jan. 11, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Logan Schuss, Dominique Alexander and Kevin Mack, seniors on the Ohio State men's lacrosse team, were all selected by the Ohio Machine in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft. Schuss was a second-round pick (No. 11 overall), with Alexander selected in the fifth round (No. 33) and Mack in the eighth (No. 57).
This is the first time three Buckeyes have been selected in one year. Schuss is the Buckeyes' second-highest draft pick, behind only first-round selection Kevin Buchanan, the No. 5 overall pick in 2008.
"We are proud to see three Buckeyes drafted," Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, said. "These men have worked very hard to put themselves in this position and are focused on leading our squad on and off the field this spring.
"A great opportunity lies ahead for these three to continue their lacrosse careers at the MLL level. We are thankful John Algie and Ted Garber from the Ohio Machine have shown their interest in Logan, Dominique and Kevin. I look forward to following the Machine and the Buckeyes on their roster in Summer 2013."
Schuss, an attackman from Ladner, British Columbia, is a two-time All-American, garnering honorable mention accolades as a freshman and third team honors as a junior. He is a three-time first team All-ECAC selection and was the 2012 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year and the 2010 ECAC Freshman of the Year. Schuss enters his senior season tied for fourth in Ohio State history in career points (165), tied for fifth with 102 career goals and tied for eighth with 63 career assists, including a team-high 57 points and 39 goals a season ago. Schuss, a physical education major who will serve as a co-captain for the 2013 Buckeyes, is a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-ECAC and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Alexander, a midfielder and native of Baldwin, N.Y., was a second team All-ECAC pick in 2011 and is a four-time league player of the week. He has played in 45 games as a Buckeye, starting all but one, and enters his senior campaign with 66 points, including 38 goals and 28 assists. He had a career-high 23 points in 2012 and a personal-best 16 goals in 2011. A physical education major, Alexander is a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-ECAC and Academic All-Big Ten honoree. He will join Schuss as a co-captain for Ohio State this spring.
Dublin, Ohio, native Mack, a product of Worthington Kilbourne High School, has played in 42 games for the Buckeyes, including 15 in each of the last two years. He has 51 career groundballs, with 26 as a junior in 2012, as well as 13 career caused turnovers. He scored a career-high five points in 2012, with two goals and three assists. Mack, a physical education major, is a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten and Academic All-ECAC selection. Mack is the first Buckeye from Ohio to be selected in the MLL draft.
Ohio State has had four players selected in the Major League Lacrosse draft prior to tonight. Buchanan was drafted in the first round, No. 5 overall, by Los Angeles in 2008. Tony Russo and Greg Bice were picked in the third and fourth rounds of the 2004 draft by Rochester and Philadelphia, respectively, while Brock Sorensen was a sixth-round choice by Hamilton in 2012.
Former Buckeyes on the Machine roster include Bice, Eric O'Brien, Stefan Schroder, Matt Cafarelli, Mario Ventiquattro and Andrew Stimmel.
All college players drafted in the 2013 MLL Collegiate Draft will be eligible to play in MLL after the close of the 2013 NCAA season.