May 31, 2001
COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the second consecutive year an Ohio State men’s lacrosse player has been selected to participate in the prestigious North-South All-Star Game. Sandy Boyce (Sr., Butler, Md.) will represent the Buckeyes as a member of the South squad after stellar season. Last season, former goalie Mike Abeles took partook in the event.
Boyce is the only player selected from OSU, but he will not be the only Buckeye trying to will the South squad on to victory. Coach Joe Breschi has the honor to be at the helm of the South team in the annual event featuring the nations best players.
Boyce, just the 11th Buckeye to receive this honor, had a spectacular final season. He posted a career year in 2001 after recording only seven points (5 goals, 2 assists) all of last season. He led the Buckeyes in goals with 30 and dished out eight assists for 38 points. All three are career highs. The senior led the team in scoring in eight of the 14 games. He scored five goals in a game twice this season with the first coming in a 19-6 drubbing of Marist (March 4) and then again vs. Air Force (April 22) in an 11-10 victory. He ended his career with 52 goals and 17 assists for 69 points.
Breschi, who completed his fourth season at the Buckeye helm, is one of the most knowledgeable coaches in the business. He was named Great Western Lacrosse League Coach of the Year in 1999 after leading OSU to its first GWLL title since 1988. In his tenure Breschi has compiled a 29-24 mark while continually playing some of the best teams in the nation.
The North-South All-Star Game will be contested June 9 at 3 p.m. at RPI in Albany, NY.