COLUMBUS, Ohio — For the second time this season, Ohio State attackman Jeff Tundo was named the ECAC Lacrosse League Rookie of the Week. Tundo was honored Monday after scoring a career and team-high four goals at No. 12 Loyola Saturday.
Tundo was first honored as the league’s rookie of the week March 15. Ohio State now has received seven conference player of the week accolades this season. Freshman Logan Schuss is a three-time honoree with two rookie of the week honors (March 1, co-March 8) and an offensive player nod March 29. 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.
Tundo, from Orchard Park, N.Y., had a team and career-high four goals against Loyola, which came into the game third in the country in team defense. The four points matched his personal best, set in his first collegiate game Feb. 7 vs. Villanova. Against the Greyhounds Tundo scored in the first and second quarters, with his last two goals coming with 30 and 15 seconds left in the contest. He had seven shots and two groundballs vs. Loyola. He topped his previous best of three goals, set three times.
Tundo has a team-high 18 goals (three man-up) and is second with 22 points. He has points in 8-of-10 games on the year, with multiple goals in five. Tundo is 24th in the nation in shooting percentage (.462), taking 39 shots this year.
Tundo and the Buckeyes return to action at noon Saturday with a game at Hobart in Geneva, N.Y. The team will then return to Columbus for three-consecutive home games, hosting Denver April 17, Air Force April 24 in the Showdown in the Shoe in Ohio Stadium and Bellarmine May 1.