Ohio State closes out home portion of schedule at 2 p.m. next Sunday vs. Penn State
At a glance: Redshirted the 2009 season after an offseason ACL injury ... adds experience and depth at both the left and right back positions ... known for his great work ethic ... has seen action in seven career NCAA Tournament games.
As a redshirt junior (2010): Played in eight games as a reserve, totaling 264 minutes ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
As a junior (2009): Redshirted season after tearing ACL in spring practice.
As a sophomore (2008): Contributed as a defender in his second year as a Buckeye ... acquired 550 minutes worth of game experience by playing in 12 games, starting four ... started and played the entirety of the final two games against Oakland Nov. 22 and Akron Nov. 26, getting a shot off in each game.
As a freshman (2007): Appeared in 22 of team's 26 games ... second among Buckeye freshmen with six starts ... took three shots, all on goal ... played all 90 minutes of NCAA quarterfinal match vs. Bradley Dec. 9 in place of injured defender Tim Gabel ... replaced an injured Gabel in the national championship match vs. Wake Forest Dec. 16, logging 57 minutes.
FC United Select: Three-year team captain ... was named the Press Publications Player of the Year after leading his squad to a Sunbowl Championship in Tampa Bay, Florida.
York Community H.S.: A three-time all-conference selection as well as being named to the all-sectional team twice ... team captain during two regional championship runs in 2005 and 2006, earning team MVP honors both seasons ... as a three-year starter he recorded 35 goals and 27 assists.
Personal: Son of Wally and Donna Lomnicki ... has two brothers, Wes and Tyler ... Wes played soccer at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater ... enjoys all sports, music and hanging out with "Dem York Boys" ... his greatest sports thrill came at the Disney 3v3 National Championship Game where he scored the winning goal ... hopes to pursue a professional soccer career and then take over his family's business after graduation.
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