COLUMBUS, Ohio – Another Buckeye lacrosse alum is returning home.
A month after hiring 2015 team captain Rick Lewis as an assistant coach, Nick Myers today tabbed 2018 captain Bo Lori as the team’s volunteer assistant coach. Lori had spent the last two seasons in the same role at the University of Virginia.
“We appreciate all of the efforts made by Coach Vossler in his two years on staff as our volunteer. As he takes the next step in his coaching career, we wish him and his family all the best.” said Myers. “Bo is a home run addition to the coaching staff! He has walked in the shoes of our men and has experienced success as both a Buckeye and coach at UVA. We are thrilled to welcome him back home and have no doubt he will make an immediate impact.”
In the one full season that he spent in Charlottesville, Lori was an instrumental part of a Cavaliers staff that guided the team to both ACC and NCAA titles. Lori assisted efforts that led to Virginia leading the nation in ground balls per game (41.55) while also ranking second in opponent clearing percentage (.711). Before the COVID-19 pandemic cut the 2020 season short, Virginia was 4-2 overall.
“I am grateful for all the places the game of lacrosse has taken me, but there’s no feeling like coming back home to the place I grew up,” said Lori. “I am beyond excited to get to work in the scarlet and gray and serve the men of Buckeye Lacrosse.”
Lori, a native of Hudson, Ohio, was a three-year letterwinner for the Buckeyes from 2016-18. He played in 49 games in his career and picked up 29 ground balls while leading some of the best defensive units in the Big Ten. In 2017 and 2018, the Buckeyes led the conference in goals-against average. Part of the winningest senior class in program history, Lori has been a member of teams that have played in two of the last three NCAA Final Fours – one as a player (Ohio State, 2017) and one as a coach (Virginia, 2019).
Off the field, Lori was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete. He graduated with his degree in sport industry in 2018, the same year that he was also selected to receive the team’s Sportsmanship Award and Buckeye Power Club Award.
In the community, Lori totaled 23 hours of community service from 2016-18, volunteering with organizations such as the 2nd and 7 Foundation, Columbus Veteran’s Ambulatory Care Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
While starring at Hudson High School, Lori was a two-time U.S. Lacrosse All-American who was the Ohio High School Player of the Year in 2014 when he broke Hudson’s single-season points record with 121. He also played hockey in high school and graduated as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 200 career points.