April 28, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Senior Jesse King and junior Carter Brown were both named to the All-Big Ten team, while redshirt sophomore Tom Carey, junior Robby Haus and graduate student Christopher May were honorable mention selections, the Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday. The players were selected in a vote by the league’s six head coaches, with the Top 10 vote getters, regardless of position, named to the first team. Senior Evan Mulchrone was the Buckeyes’ recipient of the Sportsmanship Award.

King, an attackman who also sees time at midfield, was one of two unanimous selections to the All-Big Ten team. The Buckeyes’ leading scorer is tied for second in the Big Ten in points per game (3.87) and third in both goals (2.33) and assists (1.53) per game. A team captain, he has a career-high 35 goals and 58 points, matching his career high of 23 assists, while starting in all 15 games. He has points in all but one of his last 51 games, with four or more points in 11 games this season. For the second year in a row, King, a two-time USILA All-American, is one of 25 Tewaaraton Award nominees. The Victoria, British Columbia, native is fourth in Ohio State history with 112 goals and 189 points in his 60-game career.

Brown, a Bel Air, Maryland, native and attackman for the Buckeyes, is seventh in the Big Ten in goals (1.87) and assists (1.07) per game and eighth with 2.93 points per game. He is second for the Buckeyes with 28 goals, 16 assists and 44 points this year while starting in all 15 games. He has at least one point in all but one game this season and has four or more points in five games, including a six-goal game vs. Johns Hopkins. He has played in 46 games for the Scarlet and Gray and has 77 goals, 44 assists and 121 points in his career.

New Canaan, Connecticut, native Carey, in his first year as the Buckeyes’ starting goalie, has played in all 15 games and is second in the Big Ten with an 8.5 goals-against average, along with a.535 save percentage. A two-time Big Ten Specialist of the Week, Carey has 10 games with 10 or more saves this season and has allowed seven or fewer goals six times.

Haus, from Lutherville, Maryland, has started all 15 games on close defense this season and has 25 groundballs, along with 11 caused turnovers. He is the leader on the Buckeye defense that is 14th in the NCAA and second in the Big Ten in scoring defense, allowing 8.6 goals a game. Haus has started all 46 games in his Buckeye career, with 94 groundballs and 36 caused turnovers.

May, a graduate student from McLean, Virginia, in his first year at Ohio State, in in the Top 10 nationally and second in the Big Ten in faceoff winning percentage (168-of-270/.622) and groundballs per game (7.73). A four-time Big Ten Specialist of the Week, May leads Ohio State with 116 groundballs this season, the most for a Buckeye since at least 2001, and has picked up 10 or more in five games. He has nine games with double-digit faceoff wins, including 18 in two games.

Mulchrone, from Chicago, is a team captain for the Buckeyes. He has played in all 15 games, starting 10 at close defense, and has 23 groundballs and a team-high 16 caused turnovers. In his career, he has played in 44 games and has 49 groundballs and 36 caused turnovers.

No. 3 seed Ohio State (10-5, 3-2 B1G) opens the inaugural Big Ten Tournament at 8 p.m. Thursday vs. No. 2 Maryland (12-2, 4-1 B1G) in the semifinals in College Park, Maryland. The other semifinal features No. 1 seed Johns Hopkins (7-6, 4-1 B1G) taking on No. 4 Penn State (5-8, 2-3 B1G) at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The championship game is slated for 8 p.m. Saturday. BTN will televise all three games in the tournament.