Ohio State’s Joel Dalgarno has made a nice translation from the Canadian box lacrosse game to the outdoor field game.
April 6, 2009
By Larry Watts
Joel Dalgarno refuses to look ahead.
With only a handful of matches remaining before the Great Western Lacrosse League Playoffs, it would be easy for the Ohio State senior attackman to think about the upcoming professional drafts. The Major Lacrosse League (outdoors) will be conducting its draft May 27 while the National Lacrosse League (indoors) will hold its draft in September.
“It’s been my dream to play professional lacrosse,” Dalgarno says, “but for now I am only focused on what I can do to help Ohio State win.”
The Port Coquitlam, British Columbia native has been doing his fair share to help the Buckeyes win during the past four seasons. With 203 points, he has already locked up second place on the Buckeyes’ all-time scoring list. One of 30 finalists nationwide for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, he stands second in career goals (114) and third in assists (89).
“To be honest, I don’t look at any of those records,” he says. “If I can help my team win by scoring points, then I’m happy to do that. If I score a goal or get an assist, I know there are other guys on the field helping me do that. I know this is a team effort.”
Dalgarno made an instant impact at Ohio State as a freshman, when he was named the GWLL Newcomer of the Year. He has scored at least a point in every match during his career, except against North Carolina last year.
“But we won the match and that was the most important thing,” he says. “Our team played an unbelievable game.”
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