Oct. 2, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team will travel to Baltimore for MRB Scholarship Weekend. Saturday at Calvert Hall High School (8102 LaSalle Road, Towson), the Buckeyes and Tar Heels will hold a combined practice from 4-5 p.m., followed by a K-8 youth clinic led by coaches and players from Ohio State and North Carolina from 5:30-6:30. The day wraps up with a fallball scrimmage between the Buckeyes and Tar Heels at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, with kids 12 and under free. This is the fourth-consecutive season Ohio State and North Carolina are facing off in a fall scrimmage in the Baltimore area.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to travel to one of the nation’s lacrosse hotbeds and compete for the first time as a team,” Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, said. “More importantly, it is the time we take for reflection on Mike and his spirit that reminds us to live “Thumbs Up!” This weekend is about building an identity as a lacrosse team and the fellowship between two groups of student athletes.”
All proceeds from the event benefit the Michael R. Breschi Scholarship Fund at Ohio State. One of the largest memorial endowed scholarships in the Ohio State Department of Athletics, the MRB Scholarship was created in memory of Michael Breschi, the son of former Ohio State lacrosse coach Joe Breschi and his wife, Julie, who passed away tragically in March 2004 when he was just 3 years old. The Michael Robert Breschi Scholarship is given to an Ohio State senior lacrosse player every year who best exemplifies the spirit of Michael.
The MRB scholarship recipient for this season will be announced following the game Saturday. Previous recipients include Tom Randisi (2004), Andrew Bender (2005), Chris Li (2006), Ricky Pages (2007), Scott Matthews (2008), Scott Foreman (2009), Scott Lathrop (2010), Matt Kawamoto (2011), Dominique Alexander (2012) and Joe Meurer (2013).
The MRB weekend begins Friday in Baltimore with the OSU vs UNC Alumni and Friends Golf Challenge. Sunday, current Ohio State and North Carolina players will participate in a networking session with alumni and friends of both schools. At noon Saturday in College Park, Md., the Ohio State football team will take on Maryland in a Big Ten Conference game for the first time.
Ohio State closes its fall slate when it takes on a team of standout alums – including many who have gone on to professional careers – under the lights at the Harmon Family Football Park at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Admission is free.