Aug. 14, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two Ohio State men’s lacrosse alumni are set to battle in the Western Lacrosse Association Finals, with the best-of-seven series beginning Friday. Jesse King and the Victoria Shamrocks will take on Logan Schuss and the New Westminster Salmonbellies, with the winner advancing to the Mann Cup finals against the Major Series Lacrosse champion.
King, a forward from Victoria, British Columbia, was selected a WLA First Team All-Star, while Schuss, a forward from Delta, British Columbia, was named a Second Team All-Star. Schuss was third in points among all league players during the regular season, posting 68 points with 23 goals and 45 assists, ranking third in the WLA in assists. King was tied for second with 33 goals and ranked seventh with 64 points.
King’s Shamrocks finished in first place in the WLA with a 14-4 record and have home floor advantage in the playoffs. Victoria swept Maple Ridge to reach the finals, with King posting five goals, 12 assists and 17 points in the series. The Shamrocks are the defending WLA champions.
Schuss’ Salmonbellies were 12-6 during the regular season to finish second. New Westminster posted a four-game sweep of Langley to clinch its first round series. Schuss had six goals, seven assists and 13 points in the series, ranking third on the team in points.
Schuss was a Buckeye from 2010-13 and ranks second in program history with 237 points, including a program-record 147 career goals. King, who finished his four-year career in 2015, is fourth among Buckeyes all-time with 208 points and 119 goals. They are the only Buckeyes to earn USILA All-America honors three times and to be named to a USILA first, second or third team more than once. Schuss was a second team All-American in 2013, a third team selection in 2012 and an honorable mention choice in 2010. King was recognized on the third team in both 2014 and ’15 and was an honorable mention pick in 2013. Schuss was also a USILA Scholar All-American in 2013.