Feb. 25, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Jake Withers, a freshman on the Ohio State men's lacrosse team, was named the ECAC co-Rookie of the Week Monday, the league announced. Withers, a native of Peterborough, Ontario, won 14-of-21 (.667) faceoffs and picked up 11 groundballs in the Buckeyes' victory over Marquette Saturday.
After winning 50 percent (6-of-12) of his faceoffs in the first half to help the Buckeyes to a 7-4 halftime lead, Withers lost just one in the second half (8-1) as Ohio State limited Marquette to three goals. His 11 groundballs were the most for a Buckeye since Eric O'Brien had 10 in 2007.
Up next, Withers and the No. 19 Buckeyes host No. 9 Penn State at 1 p.m. in Ohio Stadium in a Creator's Trophy game. Audio, video and stats links for the matchup with the Nittany Lions is on the Buckeye lacrosse gameday page: go.osu.edu/mlaxgameday2014.