May 26, 2022

Four Buckeyes Earn USILA All-America Honors


COLUMBUS, Ohio Four Buckeyes – senior Jack Myers, fifth-year senior Jackson Reid, fifth-year senior Justin Inacio and freshman Bobby Van Buren – have been named USILA All-Americans, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announced Thursday. Myers earned a spot on the second team, Reid was a third-team selection while Inacio and Van Buren garnered honorable mention honors.

For Inacio, it’s the second All-America accolade in his career, as he was also an honorable mention choice in 2019. It’s the first career All-America honors for Myers, Reid and Van Buren.

“We are proud to see these deserving men recognized,” said head coach Nick Myers. “It speaks not only to the great seasons they had individually but also to the success they helped us achieve as a team. They’d be the first to say that none of these accolades are possible without the help of their teammates.”

Notable on the Buckeye All-Americans

  • Ohio State’s four All-American selections are the third-most in a single season.
  • The Buckeyes have had multiple All-Americans in eight of the last 10 full seasons.
  • In Myers’ 14-year tenure, he has helped produce 34 All-Americans.
  • The Buckeyes have 19 All-Americans over the last four seasons, the most in a four-year period in program history.
  • With Van Buren’s selection, Ohio State has produced at least one All-American close defensemen in 10 of the last 11 full seasons.
  • Myers is the first Buckeye attackman to earn second team All-America honors since Logan Schuss in 2013.
  • For Inacio and Reid, their All-America nod caps a year in which they were each selected in the National Lacrosse League Draft and Premier Lacrosse League Draft in addition to helping Ohio State reach the NCAA Tournament.

JACK MYERS • AttackSeniorBethesda, Md. / Gonzaga College Prep

  • First Team All-Big Ten
  • Served as a co-captain for the Buckeyes in 2022, along with fellow All-American Jackson Reid.
  • One of 25 nominees for the Tewaaraton Award
  • Second Team All-American by US Lacrosse Magazine and Inside Lacrosse
  • Led the Buckeyes in scoring with 83 points on 38 goals and 45 assists
  • Was tops in the Big Ten and fourth nationally in assists per game (2.81), eighth in goals per game (2.38) and second in points per game (5.19).
  • Two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week
  • His 83 points is the second-most in single-season program history, only behind Terry Gilmore (90 points) in 1979.
  • Had five or more points in 10 of Ohio State’s 16 games.
  • His 194 career points already ranks sixth all-time in Buckeye lacrosse history.
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten majoring in finance and economics

JACKSON REID • MidfieldSeniorGuelph, Ontario / Culver Academy

  • Second Team All-Big Ten
  • Third Team All-American by Inside Lacrosse and USA Lacrosse Magazine
  • Had career-highs in every statistical category as a fifth-year senior in 2022, scoring a team-high 47 goals and go along with 15 assists for 62 points.
  • Ranked second in the Big Ten in goals per game (2.94) and sixth in points per game (3.88).
  • Over the final seven games of the season, Reid totaled 31 points and scored five or more goals four times.
  • Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on April 12 after scoring three goals and adding three assists in a 12-10 win over Johns Hopkins.
  • Reid’s scoring output helped Ohio State set a single-season record for goals scored per game (13.6).
  • Finished his career ranked No. 3 on Ohio State’s all-time goals scored list with 131.
  • His career point total of 180 is currently seventh-highest in program history.
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten majoring in sport industry.

JUSTIN INACIO • Face-off SpecialistSeniorOakville, Ontario / The Hill Academy

  • Finishes his career as a two-time All-American; was previously an honorable mention selection in 2019.
  • Set the Ohio State career record for face-offs won and ground balls during his final season in 2022.
  • Finishes his Buckeye career with a face-off winning percentage of .600 (728-of-1,213).
  • Picked up 357 career ground balls and topped Jake Withers’ previous record of 351.
  • Ranked ninth nationally and third in the Big Ten in face-off win percentage this season (.592).
  • Averaged 6.31 ground balls per game, good for second in the Big Ten and 25th nationally.
  • Won 12 or more face-offs in 10 of 16 games.
  • Two-time Big Ten Specialist of the Week (Feb. 8 and Feb. 22)
  • Member of the Tewaaraton Award Watch List and a Senior CLASS candidate.
  • Was the first face-off specialist picked in the 2022 PLL Draft, going with the No. 18 overall pick to the Archers.
  • Is majoring in biology with a business minor.
  • Academic All-Big Ten and an OSU Scholar-Athlete.

BOBBY VAN BUREN • DefenseFreshmanWingate, N.C. / Wide Plains Academy

  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year and second team All-Big Ten.
  • Was the first close defenseman to be chosen as the league Freshman of the Year in the eight-year history of Big Ten lacrosse.
  • Is just the fourth Buckeye freshman all-time to earn USILA All-America accolades (Ryan Terefenko, Tre Leclaire and Logan Schuss are the others).
  • Played in all 16 games this season and was tied for second in the team with 11 caused turnovers.
  • Also scooped up 22 ground balls.
  • Had a caused turnover and three ground balls in back-to-back games against Rutgers and Penn State.
  • Helped Ohio State’s defense hold six opponents to 10 goals or less.
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete who is majoring in exercise science education.