COLUMBUS, Ohio - With the recently-approved Ohio State Athletic District construction plans, the men's lacrosse program will find itself housed in The Schumaker, a $40 million-plus facility complete with its own locker room and team film room.
"It is a groundbreaking facility that will feature a new locker room, team film room and first-class weight room," Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, said. "Being a Buckeye is very special and knowing you can attract great people and put them in the best position for successful development with outstanding facilities is very exciting to us all."
With plans to be the new training hub for the 33 Olympic sports teams at Ohio State, the new state-of-the-art facility will host the nutritional, physical and psychological development of more than 800 Ohio State student-athletes.
"We are excited at the impact this new facility will have on our men's lacrosse program," Janine Oman, Ohio State SWA and senior associate athletics director, said. "This facility will house the most innovative sport science technology and personnel to better train, perform and recover our student-athletes in the safest and most efficient manner possible. The Schumaker has been designed to encourage student-athlete interaction. The men's lacrosse team will be able to engage with other student-athletes, which builds upon the Buckeye family tradition we enjoy here at Ohio State no matter the sport you play."
In addition to locker rooms for seven other teams, the complex also will be comprised of a sports nutrition and dining center, sports medicine and athletic training center, strength and conditioning center and classroom space for professional development for both current and former student-athletes.
This facility will not only serve as a complex for athletic development, but as a space in which all 1,100 students can share in post-graduation growth through the incorporation of programs like Real Life Wednesdays, entrepreneurship brain-storming sessions and more.
The master plan for the new Athletic District is to encompass practice and competitive facilities into one collective space. The goal of this project is to provide student-athletes with optimal training and competitive environments.
The facility will be connected to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at the Les Wexner Football Complex and will consist of 11,500 square feet dedicated to weight room space and 2,600 square feet of flexible classroom space.