COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three games into the 2020 college lacrosse season, no team has been better at sharing the ball than the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Ohio State, ranked No. 17 this week in the USILA Coaches Poll, has assisted on 32 of its 41 total goals – good for 78 percent. That’s the best in the country (minimum two games played) – and by a fairly wide margin.
Only six other schools have assisted on 70 percent or more of their goals. LIU, which has played one less game than Ohio State, is second at 75 percent (15 of 20) while Richmond is third with 73 percent (28 of 38). The second best Big Ten school in assisted goals in Maryland at 65 percent (43 of 66).
|Percent of Assisted Goals (Minimum two games played; as of 2/19/2020)|
|Ohio State (2-1)||41||32||78.0|
In their 2020 season opener, the Buckeyes recorded 21 assists – the most in a Division I game in 20 years. It was also a single-game program record. Four days later at Boston University, they had seven assists on 11 goals and four last week vs. UMass.
Individually, 13 different players have at least one assist. Sophomore Jack Myers leads with eight while Tre Leclaire and Johnny Wiseman each have four.
Ohio State (2-1) will look to add to its assist numbers on Saturday when they travel to Lewisburg, Pa. to face No. 20-ranked Bucknell (3-0) at noon.