April 18, 2014

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For the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team, Saturday marks the final regular season home game of the season. The squad takes on Air Force at 1 p.m. in Ohio Stadium in an important ECAC Lacrosse League game, with the league title on the line. Prior to the matchup with the Falcons, the 10 members of the senior class will be recognized.

Leading up to the game, each member of the class will be featured online. Dominic Imbordino, a native of St. Charles, Ill., and Nick Diegel, a native of Northville, Mich., are highlighted today. Read below for a Q&A with the seniors.

Dominic Imbordino, Defense
What is one challenge you had to overcome in order to progress in your lacrosse career?
Coming from a not “hotbed” area I was not used to the speed of the game and my lacrosse IQ needed to grow.

What are you going to miss the most about playing lacrosse at Ohio State?
Just all the times with the guys; there is nothing like the family here.

How did you decide to major in communication?
I think one of my strengths is my ability to talk to people and connect with them so it made sense.

What are your plans post-graduation?
I want to move back to Chicago and find a job. But if I find a job I enjoy before then, I’ll move anywhere.

Is there a meaning behind your jersey number?
There have been some great players who have worn the number 44, especially as a defenseman Greg Bice.

Do you have a saying or motto you live your life by?
Succisa Virescit – When cut down, it grows back

What are your biggest accomplishments on and off the lacrosse field?
I think just playing minutes for us is a big accomplishment. I don’t come from a heavy lacrosse area so I just want to work hard and do whatever I can to help the team. Off the field, an accomplishment for me was winning the community service award.

Who influenced your decision to attend Ohio State?
[Former] Coach Baxter. I played for him at a camp and he was the one who noticed me.

Do you have any hidden talents?
Drawing doubles and making singles. Coach Dobbins hasn’t tried me at midfield yet.

What is one of your most memorable experiences as a Buckeye?
Winning the conference championship last year was an unreal experience. Especially against two teams we had lost to earlier that year.

Nick Diegel, Midfield
What is most important to you in your life outside of lacrosse?
My family

What is something your hometown is known for?
I’m from Detroit, so making the NHL playoffs every year I have been born.

What is the most rewarding part about being a Buckeye?
Being a part of something that is so much bigger then myself

Do you have a saying or motto you live your life by?
It’s simple and cliché, but I truly believe “Hard work pays off.”

List five words that best describe you.

What made you decide to transfer to Ohio State after two years at Central Michigan?
I knew I always wanted to play Division I lacrosse and I had to chase my dream.

What are your plans post-graduation?
I plan on teaching and coaching. I still have another year of school, however I hope to one day move to Florida.

Do you have any hidden talents?
Getting to practice freaky fast when I’m running a bit late

How have you grown as a lacrosse player from your freshman year until now?
I believe my overall knowledge of the game from defensive schemes, to specific Buckeye lacrosse communication is where I have grown the most in my time here at Ohio State.

What has been your favorite moment of your senior year so far?
I’d have to say the vacation I took to Florida during Christmas break.