COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lacrosse is back this weekend in Columbus.
The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team continues its fall schedule on Saturday and Sunday with two days of lacrosse that promise to be competitive, entertaining and enlightening.
The weekend schedule is as follows:
Admission is free and open to the public. Fans who wish to attend are advised that they will stand along the perimeter of the field.
The United States men’s U21 team, coached by the Buckeyes’ Nick Myers, brings 30 players to Columbus this weekend to continue its selection process for next summer’s World Lacrosse U21 World Championship in Limerick, Ireland. The weekend will include a controlled practice with the 2021-22 Buckeyes and a regulation international game versus North Carolina.
The 30-man roster for Team USA this weekend features two current Buckeyes: midfielder Connor Mitchell and defender Jacob Snyder, both juniors.
“It will be exciting to be able to bring Team USA training to Columbus,” said Snyder. “The competition will be really strong and ultimately make us better as players and as a team.”
On Sunday, the Buckeyes will host the annual Michael R. Breschi Game vs. North Carolina at 10 a.m., also on the Woody Hayes Athletic Center turf field. A social lunch for the teams will follow after the game, as will the awarding of this year’s Michael R. Breschi Scholarship, which is one of the largest memorial endowed scholarships in the Ohio State Department of Athletics.
“It’s been an important fall for us, first and foremost to have a little bit of a sense of normalcy again,” said Snyder. “We’re getting after it and trying to get a little bit better every single day.”
That normalcy includes scrimmages two weeks ago at Syracuse against the Orange and Yale. It continued last weekend with a Scarlet and Gray alumni and inter-squad scrimmages and concludes this weekend with two more opportunities to compete. For here, the Buckeyes will look to finish the fall semester strong and then turn the calendar to 2022 and welcome the start of a new spring season.
“It was great to see our first outside competition since our season ended last year,” said head coach Nick Myers. “We were grateful for the opportunity to travel and for our botherhood to grow on the road, in addition to competing against one of the most storied programs in all of college lacrosse. It was a great day that allowed us to focus on areas we need to build upon moving into the spring and highlight some of our strengths as a unit. The coaching staff has been really energized by their hunger and desire to get better.”