COLUMBUS, Ohio – For their performances in the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team’s 15-5 win over Dartmouth Saturday, three Buckeyes have received Big Ten player of the week honors. Senior Jesse King was named B1G Offensive Player of the Week, senior Evan Mulchrone is the B1G Defensive Player of the Week and Trevor Hodgins shared B1G Freshman of the Week accolades.
King, from Victoria, British Columbia, scored five goals in the victory over the Big Green, notching his second-consecutive five-goal outing. He opened the scoring in the first quarter and then scored four times in the third quarter as the Buckeyes broke the game open. He also had a career-high seven groundballs in the victory. King leads the Buckeyes with 12 goals and 17 points this season and now ranks ninth (tied) in Ohio State history with 148 points. He is third in the B1G this year in goals (3.0) and points (4.25) per game.
Mulchrone led the Buckeye defensive effort, as the squad held Dartmouth to just five goals (two in the last three quarters combined) and 19 shots. The Chicago native had a groundball and a caused turnover in the win over the Big Green. Mulchrone leads the Big Ten with 1.75 caused turnovers a game this season, posting a Buckeye-best seven on the year. Ohio State is fourth in the NCAA in team defense, holding opponents to 5.75 goals a game.
Spencerville, N.Y., native Hodgins scored the first two goals of his Buckeye career Saturday against Dartmouth, converting both shot attempts vs. the Big Green.
The Buckeyes, 3-1 on the year, head to Louisville, Ky., this weekend for games vs. Bellarmine at 7 p.m. Friday and No. 17/16 Marquette at 1 p.m. Sunday.