COLUMBUS, Ohio Kevin Buchanan, Ohio State men’s lacrosse senior midfielder, was named the Great Western Lacrosse League Player of the Week for the week of March 3-9, the conference announced Wednesday. Buchanan, who earned the honor for the third time in his career, shares the award with Bellarmine’s Bobby Snyder.
Buchanan, a native of Cockeysville, Md., had a team-best six points in the Buckeyes’ win over Penn State last Saturday, including a season-high four goals. His six points were the most since a seven-point performance vs. Harvard Feb. 25, 2007 and ties for the third-highest single-game outing in his career. He extended his point streak to 33 games, dating to May 1, 2005, and has multiple points in each of his last 16 games.
Buchanan now has 114 points as a Buckeye, tying for 19th in program history. The team tri-captain leads the Buckeyes in goals (12) and points (15) this year and has multiple goals in each of the first four games. He ranks first in the GWLL in goals (3.00) and points (3.75) per game.
The No. 19/20-ranked Buckeyes return to action this weekend when they travel to face Robert Morris at 1 p.m. Saturday in Moon Township, Pa.