Get to know three Ohio State men’s lacrosse seniors- Nick Carr, Brian Lalley and Doug Ruhnke. Read on for their superstitions, favorite television shows, who would play them in a movie and more.
How it feels to be a senior It’s unbelievable how fast the time goes from being a freshman excited just to be playing D-1 lacrosse to being a senior when you truly understand what it means to be part of the Buckeye lacrosse family. It’s a little sad knowing this is all coming to an end but I can’t wait for the upcoming season.
Pregame rituals/superstitions? – I call my dad or mom for a little pregame talk and I listen to a little bit of music.
In 2009 I would like to have a great time my senior year and have a great last year as a Buckeye lacrosse player.
What Buckeye lacrosse means to me Buckeye lacrosse is awesome. There is no place I’d rather be playing. With everything we go through as a team, we truly really become like a family.
Favorite lacrosse road trip – Any trip Tim Pedersen and I sit together. We always end up having a good time.
Person who would play me in a movie Well probably Jerry Ferrara (Turtle) from Entourage. Coach Kat told me I looked like him earlier in the fall.
The lacrosse player I would most like to play with is – Anthony Kelly.
The best lacrosse player I have played with is – Kevin Buchannan .
My favorite things to do are … Playing my guitar, writing music with my younger brother, hanging out with my younger sister when she is home, spending time with my parents, and hanging out with my friends.
Favorite spot on campus The Oval (in the spring) and my apartment (in the winter)
Favorite Ohio State tradition Mirror Lake night
When I have a free hour I play my guitar.
Most Prized Possession As of this moment, my conference championship ring
All-time favorite television show Heroes/House tie between the two.
All-time favorite movie The Godfather I&II
Highlight of 2008 season Making it to the Elite 8 in the NCAA tournament last year.
Favorite lacrosse memory Getting my first assist against Villanova last year.
Favorite Ohio State tradition Listening to the freshmen sing the Buckeye Battle Cry … learn the words Keenan!
In 2009 I would like to coach lacrosse in England.
Favorite spot on campus The oval (Buckeye Beach) when the weather is warm. That or Doug, Andy and Kev’s patio when it’s warm.
My favorite things to do are …hanging out with friends and family, wakeboarding and doing barrel rolls tubing at a lake, jamming on my six strings, playing pickup sports, skiing and snowboarding.
The lacrosse player I would most like to play with is Oz and Stiffler from American Pie.
Highlight of 2008 season Beating Cornell in the NCAA tournament, playing in the Horseshoe and winning the bronze in the Student Athlete Talent Show.
Favorite lacrosse memory Making it to the state semifinals in my junior and senior year then getting crushed by Jeff Ryan’s team both years. So making it there before getting crushed was my favorite memory.
The best lacrosse player I have played with is – Andrew Pace at Orchard Park… specifically in eighth grade.
What Buckeye lacrosse means to me 70 and sunny every morning before the actual sun comes up.
Most Prized Possession iPod touch and guitars
All-time favorite television show Friends
All-time favorite movie The Boondock Saints
Favorite lacrosse road trip Denver and Air Force
How it feels to be a senior Little weird.
When I have a free hour I treat myself to a relaxing mint and eucalyptus bubble bath surrounded by the soothing scent of aromatic ginger candles
Pregame rituals/superstitions? Listen to music and throw the ball around. Like to show up to the locker room with one of my signature fruit smoothies for home games. It’s a little difficult to travel with my blender.
Person who would play me in a movie Robert Goulet, Matt Damon or James Lipton
The lacrosse player I would most like to play with is No motivation to play with anyone but my teammates.
When I have a free hour I either sleep or read or read until I fall asleep.
My favorite things to do are … Socializing with friends, hanging on my patio, eating Brian Lalley’s food without him knowing, and of course playing lacrosse
Pregame rituals/superstitions? I listened to Jack Johnson before one game, and had my worst game ever. So I avoid listening to Jack Johnson before games.
What Buckeye Lacrosse means to me – It represents a rare an amazing experience in my life. These past years have been the best of my life and I owe it to my teammates and coaches
How it feels to be a senior It’s great, but I don’t want it to end.
Favorite spot on campus Oval when it is warm out and the Woody Hayes facility
Person who would play me in a movie Matt Damon
Favorite Ohio State tradition Mirror Lake jump in before the Michigan game
Favorite lacrosse road trip I love going out to Colorado to play Denver and Air force… Hopefully that still counts even though we fly.
Most Prized Possession Signed media guide by Joel Dalgarno
In 2009 I would like to get my drivers license.
The best lacrosse player I have played with is Tie between Andrew Pace and Kevin Buchannan
All-time favorite television show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
All-time favorite movie Lord of the Rings and Good Will Hunting is a close second
Highlight of 2008 season Playing in the Horseshoe
Favorite lacrosse memory Playing in the Horseshoe