March 11, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Trey Wilkes, a senior on the No. 12-ranked Ohio State men's lacrosse team, has been named the ECAC Specialist of the Week, the conference announced Monday. The senior won 15 faceoffs and picked up eight groundballs vs. Denver Saturday.
Wilkes, from Ijamsville, Md., won 15-of-21 faceoffs against the Pioneers, including 7-of-10 in the second half. The 15 faceoff wins were his second-most this season, behind the 17 victories he had vs. Detroit to open the year. He had a team-best eight groundballs in the game vs. DU, a season high and one shy of the career-best nine he recorded vs. Mercer Feb. 12, 2011.
Wilkes has won 54-of-88 (.614) faceoffs this year, ranking first in the ECAC and eighth in the NCAA. He has won 13 or more faceoffs in three of five games this season. He leads the Buckeyes with 23 groundballs and is fourth in the ECAC with 4.6 per game.
Ohio State has had at least one player of the week selection each of the first four weeks. Logan Schuss was the offensive player of the week Feb. 18, Carter Brown picked up ECAC Rookie of the Week accolades Feb. 25 and March 4 both Jesse King (offensive) and Darius Bowling (specialist) were honored.
The Buckeyes open a stretch of three-consecutive road games with a 3 p.m. matchup at No. 9/11 Virginia Saturday in Charlottesville. Links to live stats and a webcast can be found on the Buckeye lacrosse gameday page: go.osu.edu/mlaxgameday.