COLUMBUS, Ohio Joel Dalgarno, Ohio State men’s lacrosse junior attackman, was named the Great Western Lacrosse League Player of the Week for the week of March 24-30, the conference announced Wednesday. Dalgarno led the Buckeyes to an 18-7 win in their league opener at Quinnipiac last weekend, posting a career-best eight assists and nine points.
Dalgarno, a native of Coquitlam, British Columbia, assisted on eight of the Buckeyes’ 18 goals in their victory over the Bobcats, including helpers on six of the team’s seven man-up goals in the contest. The nine points was the best single-game performance by a Buckeye since 2003 and one point shy of Dalgarno’s previous high of eight points, set vs. QU last season. The eight assists are the most in a single game in the NCAA this season and the nine points are tied for the third-best performance this year.
Dalgarno leads the Buckeyes with 19 assists and 33 points this season and is first in the GWLL in assists and points per game. He has at least one point in each of his 35 games as a Buckeye and ranks 17th (tied) in program history in career points with 124. He is tied for eighth in career assists with 57.
This is the second league honor for Dalgarno in his career. He also was honored April 4, 2007.
The No. 17/18-ranked Buckeyes (5-3, 1-0 GWLL) play two home GWLL games this week. Ohio State will host Bellarmine at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Air Force at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.