COLUMBUS, Ohio Joel Dalgarno, a senior attackman on the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team, has been named the Great Western Lacrosse League Player of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday. Dalgarno, the Buckeyes’ scoring leader and a native of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, had five goals and seven points in the squad’s one-goal loss to No. 10 North Carolina last Saturday in Baltimore.
Against the Tar Heels, Dalgarno had the third five-goal game of his career and first since April 27, 2008 vs. Notre Dame. He added two assists for seven points, tying for the fourth-highest total of his career and matching the seven points he had against Robert Morris earlier this season. Against UNC, Dalgarno scored three times in the first quarter, putting the Buckeyes ahead each time. His fourth and fifth goals came in the final 3:11 of the fourth quarter, drawing the Buckeyes within one with just 14 seconds left in regulation. He also set up goals in the second and third quarters.
Dalgarno leads the Buckeyes and the GWLL with 44 points this year, ranking fifth nationally with 4.0 points per game. He has a team-best 26 goals and 18 assists. Dalgarno, who became the second Buckeye all-time (and in 30 years) to cross the 200-point mark for his career, now has 119 goals and 210 points, ranking second in both categories. He is third with 91 assists, six back of second place. He is on a 17-game point streak (45-29-74).
This marks the fourth GWLL Player of the Week accolade for Dalgarno in his career. He was a two-time honoree in 2008 (April 2, April 23) and also was honored April 4, 2007. Sophomore Mike Pires was the Buckeyes’ first honoree this season, garnering the award Feb. 10.
The Buckeyes head to Colorado this weekend for league games with Air Force at 6 p.m. ET Friday in Colorado Springs and against Denver at 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday in Denver.