October 18, 2018

Buckeyes to Train on Saturday with Team USA Indoor Squad

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team continues its fall schedule this weekend with a twist: it welcomes in the Team USA Indoor National Team for a joint training session on Saturday morning at the Resolute Athletic Complex.

THE BASICS
What: Ohio State/Team USA Indoor National Team Joint Training Session
When: 10 a.m. – noon
Where: Resolute Athletic Complex
Other info: Parking and admission is free

QUOTING COACH MYERS
“This is a very exciting opportunity for us to train with some of the best players in the world. We’ve embraced the box lacrosse game and the skills that it develops. Saturday will be a unique chance for us to continue the progress that we’ve been making as a team this fall.”

FORMER BUCKEYES IN ATTENDENCE
The 32-man Team USA indoor training roster features two names familiar to Ohio State fans: Dominique Alexander (Class of 2013) and Kevin Buchanan (Class of 2008). Buchanan is a two-time national indoor team member while Alexander is looking to make his first team.

Buchanan’s had a nine-year career in the National Lacrosse League, most recently spending the last four seasons with the New England Black Wolves. He’s played in 121 games with 151 goals, 253 assists and 404 points.

Alexander is no stranger to the indoor game either, having been taken by the Minnesota Swarm with in the fifth round of the 2013 draft. He’s also played the last six season with the hometown Ohio Machine, including helping the team win its first-ever title in 2017.

MORE BUCKEYE CONNECTIONS
Regy Thorpe, the head coach of the U.S. Indoor team, is the father of Buckeye senior Gale Thorpe. Gale had 13 points last year in his first season with Ohio State and started five of the 10 games that he played in. He is a member of Team USA’s 32-man training roster that is preparing for the 2019 FIL World Indoor Championships. Regy was the captain of the U.S. Indoor team in 2007 and had a 16-year career in the NLL with the Rochester Knighthawks.