COLUMBUS, Ohio – One of the major highlights of Ohio State’s fall schedule occurred last weekend as the Buckeyes made their annual trip to Baltimore for the fall ball scrimmage with North Carolina that honored Michael R. Breschi.
ABOUT THE MICHAEL R. BRESCHI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
One of the largest memorial endowed scholarships in the Ohio State Department of Athletics, the MRB Scholarship was created in memory of Michael Breschi, the son of former Ohio State lacrosse coach and current North Carolina coach Joe Breschi and his wife, Julie, who passed away tragically in March 2004 when he was just three years old. The Michael Robert Breschi Scholarship is given to an Ohio State senior lacrosse player every year who best exemplifies the spirit of Michael.
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“This weekend always reminds us that Michael’s spirit is alive and well. We’re thankful for the ongoing support and grateful for the opportunity to experience fellowship with everyone involved.”
THIS YEAR’S SCHOLARSHIP RECEPIENT
Prior to Saturday night’s game, senior Jack Jasinski was named this year’s recipient of the Michael R. Breschi Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded every year to an Ohio State player who best exemplifies Michael’s qualities. Jasinski is a veteran of 49 career games and was the Buckeyes’ second leading scorer with 2018 with 28 points (17 goals, 11 assists). Over the final three games of the season – against No. 1 Maryland, No. 9 Rutgers and No. 6 Johns Hopkins – Jasinski totaled 10 points.
“It’s an honor and privilege to have been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Michael R. Breschi Memorial Scholarship award. Michael’s memory lives on strongly in both the Ohio State and North Carolina programs and I will continue to share the positive impact he has on so many people. Every time that I take the field, his spirit will be with me.”
OTHER MRB WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS
In addition to the fall ball scrimmage and clinic, Ohio State and North Carolina also spent time in the morning hearing from Jon Gordon, a renowned author whose books include Energy Bus: Power of Positive Leadership. Both Ohio State and North Carolina also Heels spent time in the afternoon holding a youth clinic before facing off in a fall ball scrimmage under the lights. Upon their arrival in Baltimore on Friday evening, the Buckeyes took a tour of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.