The 2019 Buckeye lacrosse team finished 8-4 overall and secured its third straight winning season. Along the way, Ohio State had a host of individual accomplishments and registered several “firsts” in program history.
Among Ohio State’s five wins away from home in 2019 were the program’s first-ever victories at Massachusetts, Hofstra and Johns Hopkins. The victory over UMass was highlighted by a four-goal performance from Tre Leclaire and a defensive effort that limited the Minutemen to just one second-half goal. Against Hofstra, Jack Myers had three goals and three assists and the Buckeyes scored 10 unanswered goals to open up a 14-4 second-half lead. Finally, the Buckeyes’ win over Johns Hopkins came after trailing 8-2 in the second quarter and was clinched on Jackson Reid’s goal with just 47 seconds left in regulation.
With its 11-10 overtime win at Notre Dame, the Buckeyes not only defeated the Irish for the first time since 2004, it also completed a perfect 7-0 non-conference record – also a first in program history. Ohio State’s win over Notre Dame was also significant because it was the 100th in the career of head coach Nick Myers, who is the first coach in program history to reach the 100-career wins mark.
Whether it was at home or on the road, Buckeye Nation was everywhere in 2019. The Buckeyes set a non-Spring Game home attendance record vs. Maryland – 3,324 – and had a consistent showing of Scarlet and Gray in the stands for each of its seven road games.
Three members of the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team garnered Big Ten all-conference honors on Tuesday and sophomore Justin Inacio took home co-Specialist of the Year honors. It was the second major award for Inacio in as many years – last year, he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year.
Junior Ryan Terefenko was selected to the All-Big Ten first team while Inacio and Tre Leclaire earned spots on the second team. Senior captain Logan Maccani was Ohio State’s Sportsmanship honoree.
In April, 36 lacrosse players were among the over 600 student-athletes honored at the annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner. The Buckeyes tied their program record for number of scholar-athletes, which represents 85 percent of its total roster.
• Tre Leclaire became the 12th player in program history to score 100 career goals. He’ll enter his senior season in 2020 fifth on the Buckeyes’ all-time goal-scoring list.
• Jack Myers led the team with 20 assists – the most by a freshmen since Logan Schuss had 25 in 2010.
• Senior Matt Borges’ 1.33 caused turnovers per game were the most by an Ohio State defenseman since Keenan Ochwat had 1.87/game in 2012.
• Ohio State finished in the top 10 for face-off win percentage in the regular season for the third time in the last five years. Inacio led the Big Ten – and was No. 9 nationally – winning over 63 percent of the draws that he took.