COLUMBUS – Two Buckeyes heard their names called at the 2019 Major League Lacrosse Draft on Saturday night as seniors Jack Jasinski and Matt Borges were taken in the fourth and fifth rounds, respectively. Jasinski was selected by the Dallas Rattlers with the 35th overall pick while Borges went to the Ohio Machine with the first pick of the fifth round (No. 37 overall).
The Buckeyes have now had multiple selections in the MLL Draft in three consecutive years. A total of 10 players have been drafted since 2017.
Jasinski is currently Ohio State’s second leading scorer with 16 goals, seven assists and 23 points. He’s sixth in the Big Ten with 2.67 goals per game and ninth in points per game (3.83). The senior from Birmingham, Ala., has multiple points in all six games for the Scarlet and Gray thus far and is coming off a two-goal performance yesterday in Ohio State’s 14-8 victory at Hofstra. In his 55-game career, Jasinski has 56 goals, 32 assists and 88 points.
Borges, who is also a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award, has started 42 consecutive games at close defense and has 93 ground balls with 29 caused turnovers. He’s been a big reason why Ohio State’s defense has led the Big Ten in goals-against average two consecutive years and currently ranks 15th nationally this season.