COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State freshman midfielder Logan Schuss has been named the ECAC Co-Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Schuss, the Buckeyes’ leading scorer who is first in the ECAC in points per game, is a four-time conference player of the week selection, with three rookie awards (March 1, co-March 8) and an offensive player of the week nod March 29.
Schuss, from Ladner, British Columbia, had a team-best and game-high four points in the win against Air Force in the “Showdown in the Shoe” in front of more than 30,000 fans. He posted two goals and two assists in the contest. His goals came in the final 6:21 of the contest, breaking open a two-goal game. Schuss’ first assist was on the opening goal of the game just 2:00 into the contest, while his second was on Jeff Tundo’s tally with five seconds left in the first half that tied the game at 5-all at halftime. Schuss had six shots and one groundball in the contest.
Schuss now has a team-high 21 assists and 43 points and is second with 22 goals. He has at least one point in all 13 of his games for the Scarlet and Gray, with multiple points in all but two. He is second in the league in points and his 3.31 points per game rank first among ECAC players and 30th in the nation. His 1.62 assists per outing rank 23rd nationally and second among conference players.
Ohio State now has received eight conference player of the week accolades this season, including six Rookie of the Week honors in the 10 weeks of the award. In addition to Schuss’ four awards, Jeff Tundo has been named rookie of the week three times (March 15, April 5, April 12). Senior Brandon Freeman has been the league’s defensive player of the week (March 29), while classmate Mario Ventiquattro picked up co-offensive honors March 8.
Schuss and the Buckeyes (7-6, 3-3 ECAC) close out their regular season home schedule against Bellarmine at 1 p.m. Saturday in Ohio Stadium. Tickets can be purchased online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com (click on “For the Fans” along the top bar for links), by calling Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000) or in person at any Ticketmaster outlet or the Ohio State Ticket Office. Single-game tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and youth. Ohio State students are admitted free with a BuckID, with children 6 and under also free. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $2 each and must be purchased in advance. For more information, contact Mike Johnson in the group sales office at 614-247-1984. Group tickets are not available to purchase online.
The game will be televised as part of the ECAC Game of the Week package and will be shown live on The Ohio News Network, Fox College Sports, the Comcast Network and more. A tape delayed broadcast will be available on the DIRECTV Sports Pak, the DISH Multi-Sports package and the AT&T U-Verse Sports Pak as well as other carriers. For a full list of carriers and air times, visit ECACLacrosse.com. In all, 13 affiliates will carry the game to 34.2 million households. Online B2 Networks will have a live pay-per-view webstream. OhioStateSports.net will have an audio broadcast.