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Ohio State men’s lacrosse trying to bounce back against Penn State

March 26, 2015
During its three-game series over spring break, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team went 2-1 and broke into the Inside Lacrosse top 20 at No. 15, but immediately returned to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for what the players call “truth day.” The truth is the team is not sugarcoating its 9-0 loss to No. 2 Notre Dame last Saturday, but rather using it as motivation heading into the Buckeyes’ first-ever Big Ten game Sunday against Penn State, coach Nick Myers said. “There’s a lot we can grow from,” Myers said. “People will make more of the shutout than it was. And obviously it’s something you don’t want to see,… Read more

Ohio State women’s lacrosse set to open Big Ten play against rival Michigan Wolverines

March 26, 2015
After women’s rowing was added to the Big Ten in 1999, it took 14 years for another women’s sport to officially join the conference. That changed in June 2013 as the Big Ten announced that women’s lacrosse would be joining the conference as the 28th official sport. Almost two years later, Michigan, Penn State, Rutgers, Maryland, Northwestern and Ohio State are set to open the first Big Ten women’s lacrosse season this weekend. After playing in the American Lacrosse Conference throughout her career, OSU senior attackman Jackie Cifarelli said she is honored to be playing in the Big Ten. “It’s awesome. Being a Buckeye, just knowing you’re in the Big… Read more

Ohio State lacrosse senior set to face off against younger brother in Denver match

March 12, 2015
The “lax bro” reputation is a label typically defined by the sport’s laid-back style and attitude. But when the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team faces off against No. 3 Denver on Saturday, that trademark takes on an entirely new meaning for senior David Planning, who will take the field against Max Planning, his real-life little brother. “He’s my best friend,” David said. “I’ve been playing with him since we were as young as we could be … It’s weird growing up playing together in the backyard, and then you get out on that field and he’s wearing a different color.” The brothers wore the same colors for two years when… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse bounces back, edges Hofstra 9-8

March 8, 2015
The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team picked up a one-goal win against Hofstra after losing by the same margin against Marquette six days earlier. Though the first three quarters ended in a draw, the final whistle blew on Saturday at Ohio Stadium with the Buckeyes ahead, 9-8. “I’m just really proud of this team to persevere and to get that one-goal win,” coach Nick Myers said. “It was a back and forth game, but it’s what we expected … It meant a lot to get the ‘W,’ especially over such a quality opponent.” Senior midfielder David Planning struck first for OSU, scoring about 30 seconds into the game. But despite… Read more

Chris May sparks Ohio State men’s lacrosse from the face-off X

March 5, 2015
While snow continues to fall as March begins on Ohio State’s campus, in the lacrosse world, all signs point to May. Chris May, that is, who is now the No. 1 faceoff specialist in the country as a member of the OSU men’s lacrosse team. The Buckeyes fell just short of a win against Marquette on Sunday, losing 10-9, and while the team went 1-1 on the weekend in Louisville, Ky., May went 32 of 39 on the weekend in faceoffs, earning the Big Ten Specialist of the Week for the third time this season. And though he is more successful than ever, the graduate transfer has a “pretty crazy… Read more

Trio of Ohio State women’s lacrosse players earning national recognition

March 4, 2015
Katie Chase wasn’t even 10 years old when she first fell in love with lacrosse. But with girls’ lacrosse hardly rampant in Woodbine, Md., the first lacrosse stick she picked up was one made for boys. And while she now plays for the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team, she and two other teammates are on a list with the boys. Chase, now a Buckeye senior attackman, along with fellow senior attackman Jackie Cifarelli and senior goalie Tori DeScenza, each made the Tewaaraton Award watch list on Feb. 26., solidifying the No. 14 ranking the OSU team currently holds. And while the prestigious lacrosse award honors solely outstanding players, the teammates… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse to put 3-game win streak on the line vs Bellarmine

February 26, 2015
The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team has its sights set on a Big Ten title for the first time ever. Fighting to fulfill that aspiration, the team is now four games into its non-conference schedule before the inaugural Big Ten season. The Buckeyes (3-1) have tallied three straight wins, but earned individual recognition for outstanding performances by senior midfielder Jesse King, senior defenseman Evan Mulchrone and freshman midfielder Trevor Hodgins. The trio won the Big Ten Offensive, Defensive and Freshman Players of the Week, respectively. Currently the third-highest scorer in the Big Ten, King brought his season goal tally to 12 by scoring a total of 10 in his last… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse coach Nick Myers continues dream with US Lacrosse

February 23, 2015
Don’t settle. Don’t get comfortable. Pave your own way. Ohio State men’s lacrosse coach Nick Myers said he strives to instill that advice in his Buckeye team, and will soon encourage another group of young men as the head coach of the 2016 U.S. Men’s National Under-19 team, a position he said he humbly accepts. “The opportunity to put the stars and stripes on and be a part of Team USA and associate with US Lacrosse is something I’ve dreamed about,” Myers said. “The mission is to go there and win a championship.” Myers grew up in southern Maine, a location that isn’t necessarily known for breeding lacrosse players. But… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse wins third straight, 15-5 over Dartmouth

February 23, 2015
After Jesse King scored five goals in Ohio State’s third straight win, it would be easy to say he was the story behind the Buckeyes’ success. However, the success of the OSU men’s lacrosse team goes beyond the senior midfielder. “Our team starts from the top,” senior defenseman Evan Mulchrone said after OSU’s 15-5 win over Dartmouth on Saturday. “From the top down, our guys played their roles … That’s what makes a team. “Defensively, we want to hold them under eight, and as an offense, we want to get above 10. And if we hit that mark it’ll be a ‘W’ for us.” While King has scored 10 goals… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse thrashes Delaware for second straight victory, 10-3

February 15, 2015
After losing its first game of the 2015 season, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team is starting to hit its stride. With senior captain Jesse King leading the way for the Buckeye offense, OSU (2-1) soared to its second-straight win on the season, defeating Delaware 10-3. King had five goals in the takedown of the Blue Hens on Sunday afternoon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. King said the game was a team effort across the field, from offense to defense. “I just tried to feed off the defense as much as I could, (redshirt-sophomore goalie Tom Carey) had some pretty amazing saves down there and that translates well over… Read more