COLUMBUS, Ohio Joel Dalgarno, Ohio State men’s lacrosse junior attackman, has been named the Great Western Lacrosse League Player of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday. This is the second league award this season for Dalgarno (April 2) and the third of his career. It is the third-consecutive, and fifth overall, weekly league award for a Buckeye in 2008.
Dalgarno also was the winner of the InsideLacrosse.com MVP of the week fan poll, garnering 81 percent of the vote.
A native of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Dalgarno led the Buckeyes to a 20-13 conference victory over Denver Saturday in front of 29,601 fans in Ohio Stadium with a career-best nine goals and 12 points in the win. The nine goals are the second-highest total in program history, behind the 12 Steve Lauver had vs. Bowling Green Feb. 23, 1965, and ties Brian Driscoll, who scored nine times vs. Michigan April 8, 1967. It is the third 12-point game in program history, tying for the second-best single-game performance in the Ohio State record books. Terry Gilmore holds the Buckeye record with 13 points vs. Bowling Green May 12, 1979. Lauver and Driscoll also added three assists for 12 points in the games mentioned above. The 12 points tie for the best single-game performance in the NCAA this season, while the nine goals are the second-most in a single game.
This year, Dalgarno leads the Buckeyes with 27 assists and ranks second with 57 points, both career highs, and he is second with a career-best 30 goals. He now has 83 goals, 65 assists and 148 points for the Scarlet and Gray, with a point in all but one game as a Buckeye. He ranks seventh (tied) in program history in points and is seventh in career assists.
The No. 9/13 Buckeyes (9-3, 4-0 GWLL) travel to take on No. 7/12 Notre Dame (10-2, 3-1 GWLL) in their final regular-season game of the year at noon Sunday in South Bend, Ind.