May 6, 2014


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jesse King, a junior on the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team, has been selected for the Canadian National Men’s Field Lacrosse Team, the Canadian Lacrosse Association announced Tuesday. The Victoria, British Columbia, native is one of 24 players (and one of four current NCAA players) named to the team which will compete at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship July 10-19 in Denver. The team was selected from a group of 51 players who participated in Team Canada’s training camp in September.

King is a 2014 Tewaaraton Award nominee, given to the top player in college lacrosse each season. He has earned All-ECAC honors each of the past two years, in addition to being named an Honorable Mention All-American in 2013.

This season, King was Ohio State’s leader in goals (29), assists (22) and points (51), his second consecutive 50-point season. He leads all ECAC players in points per game (3.92), ranking 15th nationally, and is second among conference players in goals per game (2.23), ranking third in assists per game (1.69). He started 13 games and had multiple points in 10 outings, including two five-goal days and a seven-assist outing.

King has a point in each of his last 36 games, with 69 goals, 51 assists and 120 points in the stretch. In his three years at Ohio State, he has 77 goals, 54 assists and 131 points in 45 games, ranking 17th in program history in points.

Buckeye alum Kevin Buchanan (2005-08) will play for Team USA at the World Championship.