COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State freshman midfielder Dominique Alexander was named the ECAC Rookie of the Week for May 3, the conference announced. Alexander, from Baldwin, N.Y., shared the Buckeye lead with four goals against Bellarmine last week.
Alexander had a career-high four tallies and points against Bellarmine on Saturday in Ohio Stadium. He opened the scoring early in the first quarter and scored late in the second to cut the Bellarmine lead to one. He completed the hat trick with 29 seconds left in the third quarter to tie the game at eight-all and his final goal came with 1:53 left in regulation to force overtime as Ohio State rallied from three goals down in the fourth quarter. He had six shots and one groundball in the contest.
A starter in all 14 games this season, Alexander has 11 goals and eight assists for 19 points. He has a point in all but three games, with two or more points in five of the last seven games.
Led by four-time honoree Logan Schuss, Ohio State has received nine conference player of the week accolades this season, including seven Rookie of the Week honors in the 11 weeks of the award. Schuss earned rookie honors three times (March 1, co-March 8, co-March 26) and was the offensive player of the week March 29. Jeff Tundo has been named rookie of the week three times (March 15, April 5, April 12). Senior Brandon Freeman has been the league’s defensive player of the week (March 29), while classmate Mario Ventiquattro picked up co-offensive honors March 8.
Alexander and the Buckeyes close out the regular season at noon Saturday when they take on No. 4 North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.