COLUMBUS, Ohio For the second-consecutive season, Ohio State attackman Joel Dalgarno has been named an honorable mention USILA All-American, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announced.
“We are very proud of Joel and his accomplishments on and off the field,” Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, said. “His performance on the field, both this year and in his career, speaks for itself. I’m proud of the leader he was for our team, along with the rest of his senior class. He would be the first to admit this All-American award really is a team award. Joel had a great career and will be sorely missed.”
Dalgarno, from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia (Western Reserve Academy), is a three-time first team All-Great Western Lacrosse League choice. He led the league and ranks sixth nationally averaging 3.81 points per game, coming in 10th in the NCAA in assists per game at 1.75. He led the Buckeye squad with 33 goals, 28 assists and 61 points, the third time in his four years he was first on the team in scoring. His assists tied for the 10th-best for a Buckeye in a single season, while his points ranked 11th (tied) in a single campaign. He had at least one point in each game in 2009, with four or more points in 9-of-16 outings. The GWLL Player of the Week April 14, Dalgarno also is a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
Dalgarno ends his career as Ohio State’s all-time leader with 126 career goals. He is second in the Ohio State record book in assists (101) and points (227), both behind Terry Gilmore, who set the standards with 127 assists and 250 points from 1976-79. Dalgarno had at least one point in each of his last 22 games (52-39-91) with the Buckeyes.
Dalgarno is the ninth Buckeye to earn two USILA All-America honors and the first two-time selection since Greg Bice (second team in 2004, honorable mention in 2003) and Tony Russo (honorable mention in 2003 and 2004).