Feb. 17, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Turner Evans, a junior attackman on the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team, was named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Week Monday after recording eight assists and 10 points in the Buckeyes’ first two games of the season combined. Evans, a native of Peterborough, Ontario, shared the weekly award with Fairfield’s Eric Warden.
In the Buckeyes’ season opener at Johns Hopkins Feb. 9, Evans had a then-career high three assists, marking just the second multiple assist outing of his career. He added a goal vs. the Blue Jays for the fifth four-point outing of his Buckeye career and also picked up four groundballs. Against UMass Sunday in Jacksonville, Evans topped those marks, setting up five goals and adding a tally of his own for a personal-best six points. In the matchup with the Minutemen, Evans assisted on the Buckeyes’ final three goals of the game as the squad came back to force overtime in the fourth quarter. His five assists matched the eighth-best single-game total in Ohio State history.
This season, Evans is first among ECAC players with eight assists and 10 points. He is on a 10-game point streak, with 20 goals, 11 assists and 31 points in the stretch. Evans entered 2014 with 13 career assists, along with 34 goals, for 47 points in his first 27 games for the Scarlet and Gray. Last season, Evans had 26 goals, eight assists and 34 points in 15 games played.
At noon Saturday, Evans and Ohio State will open their home slate when they take on Marquette inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Space is limited inside WHAC; fans are encouraged to prepurchase tickets to secure a spot.
No. 20 Buckeyes Top Jacksonville, 16-8
No. 20 Buckeyes Clip UMass, 8-7