April 26, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Logan Schuss, a senior co-captain and attackman on the Ohio state men's lacrosse team, has been named a 2013 Tewaaraton Award nominee, the Tewaaraton Foundation announced Friday. The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse player in the United States.
Schuss is one of 25 players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse named to the nominee list. The selection committees are made up of top collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation and had named a Watch List earlier this season. The winner of the 2013 award will be selected from the group of 25, with five finalists announced in mid-May and the winner announced at the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
"We are proud Logan represents the Buckeyes on the Top 25 list," Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, said. "Logan is a flat out difference maker on the offensive side of the field and deserves to be in the conversation for player of the year."
A native of Ladner, British Columbia, Schuss leads the ECAC and is ninth nationally in points per game, averaging 4.25 an outing. A starter in all 12 games for the No. 13-ranked Buckeyes, he has 51 points - the fourth 50-plus point campaign of his Buckeye career - with a team-best 31 goals and 20 assists.
He has extended his point streak to 57 games (each game of his Buckeye career), the second-longest active streak in the NCAA, and has multiple points in all but one game this year. Schuss has eight multiple-goal outings, including four games with four or more tallies and he has posted five or more points in five games, including two 10-point days.
In ECAC Lacrosse League games only, Schuss is first in the conference with 4.83 points per game (1.33 ahead of second place) and 2.0 assists per game and tying for first with 2.83 goals an outing. He has led the squad to a 4-2 conference record and a spot in the league tournament.
Schuss has set the Ohio State program record with 133 career goals - breaking the old mark of 127 - and ranks third with 216 career points for the Scarlet and Gray. Among current NCAA Division I players, he is fourth in career points and points per game (3.79), ranking third in goals and fifth in goals per game (2.33). He is one of just four current players to reach 200 career points.
Schuss was a 2012 USILA Third Team All-American and an Honorable Mention All-American as a freshman in 2010, the first true freshman at Ohio State to earn All-America accolades. A three-time First Team All-ECAC selection, he was the 2012 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year and the 2010 ECAC Rookie of the Year.
A physical education major, Schuss is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten and ECAC All-Academic selection and a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Schuss is one of five ECAC players on the list, joining Eric Law (Denver), Scott Ratliff (Loyola), Mike Sawyer (Loyola) and Dillon Ward (Bellarmine).
Schuss and the No. 13 Buckeyes (9-3, 4-2 ECAC) host No. 20 Fairfield at 1 p.m. Saturday in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium to close the regular season.