October 16, 2017

Highlights from Michael R. Breschi Scholarship Weekend


Oct. 16, 2017

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s 2017 fall schedule concluded last weekend in Baltimore with a busy, and successful, weekend that honored Michael R. Breschi with the annual fall ball scrimmage against North Carolina.

• Inside Lacrosse was at Calvert Hall and had full postgame coverage, including an interview with head coach Nick Myers. CLICK HERE to view.
• Catch some of the social media highlights from the weekend in this Twitter moment. CLICK HERE to view.

One of the largest memorial endowed scholarships in the Ohio State Department of Athletics, the MRB Scholarship was created in memory of Michael Breschi, the son of former Ohio State lacrosse coach and current UNC coach Joe Breschi and his wife, Julie, who passed away tragically in March 2004 when he was just 3 years old. The Michael Robert Breschi Scholarship is given to an Ohio State senior lacrosse player every year who best exemplifies the spirit of Michael.

“It’s always amazing to see, here and feel the spirit of Michael alive and well,” said Myers. “I’m thankful to everyone who supported this special weekend and for their incredible fellowship.”

Prior to Saturday night’s game, senior captain John Kelly was named this year’s recipient of the Michael R. Breschi Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded every year to an Ohio State player who best exemplifies Michael’s qualities. Kelly is a redshirt senior and Calvert Hall graduate who played in 20 of 21 games last year with 10 points (seven goals, three assists). He’s a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

“It is an incredible honor and privilege to have been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Michael R. Breschi Memorial Scholarship award and to forever be associated with his special life,” said Kelly. “I am humbled and thankful to have the opportunity to continue to share about the positive impact Michael still has on so many people’s lives. Michael’s life lives on so well in both programs, and last weekend was a wonderful opportunity to gather and play for a much higher purpose than competition or ourselves. Coach Breschi and his wife Julie’s strength through all they have had to go through is so inspiring and we will never let the memory of Michael’s special life fade away here at The Ohio State University. Thumbs Up.”

In addition to the fall ball scrimmage and clinic, Ohio State and North Carolina also spent time in the morning hearing from Tom Randisi, a 2005 Ohio State graduate and the first-ever recipient of the Michael R. Breschi Memorial Scholarship. Both Ohio State and North Carolina also Heels spent time in the afternoon holding a youth clinic before facing off in a fall ball scrimmage under the lights.

MRB Thumbs Up Weekend