COLUMBUS, Ohio – After leading the league in scoring in his first collegiate campaign, Ohio State freshman midfielder Logan Schuss has been named the ECAC Lacrosse League Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on the all-conference first team. Senior Scott Foreman was voted to the all-conference second team. The all-conference awards were voted on by the league’s eight head coaches.
Schuss, from Ladner, British Columbia, ended the year as the Buckeyes’ leading scorer with 31 goals, 25 assists and 56 points, the most points for a freshman in Buckeye history and the 14th-most for a Buckeye in a single season. He is first in the ECAC and 14th nationally (second among freshmen) averaging 3.73 points per game, ranking second (tied) among league players and 17th in the NCAA (t-second among rookies) with 1.67 assists a game. He is sixth in the ECAC in goals per game (2.07).
Schuss had at least one point in all 15 games on the year, with multiple points in all but two. He ended the season with 21 points in his last four games combined (5.25 points per game), including a career-best seven goals and eight assists at No. 4 North Carolina last Saturday. He had three or more points in 10 games, including two six-point outings and two five-point days.
Schuss earned a league-high six ECAC weekly awards during the season, with two offensive player accolades (March 29, co-May 10) and four rookie of the week honors (March 1, co-March 8, co-March 26, May 10).
Schuss is the third Buckeye to earn league rookie of the year honors, joining Joel Dalgarno and Pat Myers, who were honored as the Great Western Lacrosse League Newcomer of the Year in 2006 and 2000, respectively.
Foreman, from Timonium, Md., and a team captain, started all 15 games for the Buckeyes at close defense, ending his career with starts in his last 49 outings. He had a career-best 29 groundballs on the year and led the squad with 15 caused turnovers. He played in 55 games as a Buckeye, starting 50, and had 88 groundballs and 22 recorded caused turnovers. Foreman also was named to the All-Great Western Lacrosse League second team as a junior last season.