Meurer Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate
Feb. 20, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Joe Meurer, a senior defenseman on the Ohio State men's lacrosse team, has been named one of 20 candidates for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Lacrosse Championships in Baltimore May 24-26.
Meuer, a native of Towson, Md., has started both games for Ohio State this season at close defense. He was a 2014 Face-Off Yearbook Preseason First Team All-American after earning USILA Honorable Mention All-America and First Team All-ECAC accolades in 2013. Meurer started all 17 games a season ago, leading Ohio State with 18 caused turnovers, and helping the squad to a Top 15 national ranking in team defense (8.82 goals allowed per game). Voted team captain for 2014, he has played in 49 career games for the Scarlet and Gray and has 90 groundballs and 34 caused turnovers, along with two goals and 10 faceoff wins. Meurer was drafted by the Florida Launch in the second round of the 2014 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft with the 10th overall pick, the second-highest pick in Ohio State history. A finance major, he is a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten choice.
At noon Saturday, Meurer 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.