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COLUMBUS – Three members of the Ohio State men’s lacrosse program were named USILA Scholar All-Americans on Thursday: close defenseman Matt Borges, midfielder Jack Jasinski and defensive midfielder Logan Maccani. Borges, Jasinski and Maccani are Ohio State’s 15th, 16th and 17th Scholar All-Americans in program history. It’s also the eighth consecutive year that at least one Buckeye has earned this prestigious honor.
The three Scholar All-Americans are tied for the most that Ohio State has had in a single season. In 2013, Dominique Alexander, Logan Schuss and Trey Wilkes all earned the distinction.
“The work that Matt, Jack and Logan put in on the field and in the classroom was extraordinary,” said head coach Nick Myers. “They led by example in all areas and exemplified what it means to be a Buckeye. We’re happy to see them rewarded for a job well done.”
The USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee annually selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III.
A Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and be a student with a senior year academic standing and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale). In addition to the Scholar All-America distinction, Borges, Jasinski and Maccani were all OSU Scholar-Athletes and Academic All-Big Ten honorees.
OHIO STATE’S USILA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICANS
|2012||Joe Bonanni and Matt Kawamoto|
|2013||Dominique Alexander, Logan Schuss and Trey Wilkes|
|2015||Turner Evans and Christopher May|
|2016||Carter Brown and Robby Haus|
|2017||Tyler Pfister and Jake Withers|
|2018||Ben Randall and Erik Evans|
|2019||Matt Borges, Jack Jasinski and Logan Maccani|
|2020||Ryan Terefenko, Tre Leclaire, Lukas Buckley and Joey Salisbury|
|2021||Jeff Henrick, Justin Inacio and Eric Wenz|
|2022||Jack Myers, Colby Smith, Tyler Gallagher, Jackson Reid|
Borges, a team captain from Garden City, N.Y., Senior CLASS Award candidate and Ohio State graduate who earned his degree in finance this past May, started 48 consecutive games at close defense over the past three seasons. He led the 2019 Buckeyes with 16 caused turnovers and averaged 1.33 per game, the highest since Keenan Ochwat in 2012. His play helped the Scarlet and Gray hold four opponents to 10 goals or less this past season. Borges played in all 63 games between 2016 and 2019 with 109 ground balls and 38 caused turnovers.
A native of Birmingham, Ala., Jasinski had the most productive statistical season of his career in 2019, finishing with 32 point on 21 goals and 11 assists. He played in and started all 12 games and had a least one point in 10 contests. Against Boston University on Feb. 9, he scored a career-high five goals – one of six multi-goal games on the season. A veteran of 61 career games, he had 97 points on 61 goals and 36 assists while helping the Scarlet and Gray win 39 games over those four years. Jasinski is majoring in exercise science education.
Maccani suited up in every contest over his four-year career – 63 games in all. A defensive midfielder, he helped the Scarlet and Gray lead the Big Ten in goals-against average in both 2017 and 2018. He scooped up 75 career ground balls and caused 26 turnovers. In the classroom, Maccani was a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree. He will earn his degree in finance. Earlier this year, he was named a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award and was a finalist for the Yeardley Reynolds Love (“YRL”) Unsung Hero Award.