Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/27/16
From Press Release
The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team welcomed 12 freshmen to the program this fall. The class includes players from 10 states and provinces, with two from both Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and one from British Columbia, California, Florida, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Ontario and Virginia.
“We are adding a great group of men to the Buckeye family,” Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, said. “As a whole, they address the needs we had following the graduation of last year’s seniors. They have developed through strong high school programs from a diverse group of states and provinces. All of the freshmen are outstanding athletically and are great students who are excited to be Buckeyes.”
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Boothwyn, Pa./ Episcopal Academy
2016 U19 World Championship: Won a gold medal with Team USA … played in all six games, picking up 17 groundballs and winning 33-of-47 faceoffs.
Episcopal Academy: Four-year letterwinner … two-time US Lacrosse All-American … two-time first team all-state, all-area and all-league honoree … Under Armour All-American … four-year member of NXT Lacrosse club … three year letterman in football and two-time letterwinner in wrestling … school’s all-time receiving yards leader in football; was a three-time all-county selection and a first team all-league honoree as a senior … all county honoree in wrestling.
Personal: Son of Lucy and Anthony… has two sisters, Ariana and Felicity, and a brother, Anthony… enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports and fishing.
Feliziani on why he chose Ohio State:
“I chose Ohio State because of the combination of great academics and great athletics. I grew up a Buckeye fan and knew the moment I stepped on campus it is the place for me. I felt a strong connection with Coach Myers when I first met him and immediately knew I would love to play for him.”
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Sinking Springs, Pa./Wilson
Wilson: 2016 Berks County Player of the Year and first team all-county … two-time captain … won team’s Offensive MVP award … Top 5 in the state in points (127) and assists (64); assist total was a District 3 record for a single season … member of four county championship squads and team won district title in 2016 … All-American … played for NXT lacrosse club … also played soccer and earned second team all-county honors and was a two-time letterwinner as a goalie for the water polo team.
Personal: Son of Donna and Mark … has two older siblings, Zack and Maddie, who is on the women’s lacrosse team at Oregon … would like to be a lacrosse coach … enjoys hiking, playing ping pong and watching movies.
Terefenko on why he chose Ohio State:
“I chose Ohio State because of the numerous majors and the academic opportunities it provides. The rich history, traditions and athletic facilities are second to none. Also, I wanted to compete for Big Ten championships and national championships. Combine all of that with a great coaching staff and I just knew Ohio State was the right place for me.”
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Carlsbad, Calif./The Bishops School
The Bishops School: Four-year letterwinner … two-time team MVP for the Knights as well as two-time leading scorer… team captain in 2016… All-American … four-time all-league honoree, with three first team accolades … led the Knights to three conference championships … also lettered in surf twice and was a football letterwinner.
Personal: Son of Deborah and Anthony … father played baseball at Simpson College, uncle was a kicker at Missouri … enjoys fishing, golfing and surfing.
Costa on why he chose Ohio State:
“There are very few schools in the country that provide the uniqueness of a multifaceted education. Ohio State excels academically, athletically and everywhere in-between. However, Ohio State differentiates itself in the culture it breeds and through the attitude it demands. The coaches and lacrosse team exemplify these qualities. This is why I chose Ohio State.”
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Orangeville, Ontario/The Hill Academy
2016 U19 World Championship: Played for Team Canada, earning a silver medal … appeared in all six games and had five groundballs.
The Hill Academy: Four-year starter at the Hill Academy … team captain … squad won championship … played for Orangeville club team … finished high school career undefeated.
Personal: Son of Lisa and Darren … has two siblings, Jamie and Ellie … biology major … enjoys fishing, hunting, skiing and biking.
Henrick on why he chose Ohio State:
“The first time I stepped on campus I could instantly feel the energy and passion that surrounded me. At first I thought ‘there is no way that this is real’. Everyone I met expressed their love for the school and that’s when I realized this passion isn’t just a front, but it is something deeper and runs through the roots of the school. Also, the coaching staff creates a brotherhood atmosphere, which is something I personally thrive in. Another selling point is that the school feels smaller than it really is. You are given all the tools and resources to be successful. These are just some of the reasons why I chose to attend Ohio State – the list can go on forever. But, I am very excited to get on campus and be a part of the culture.”
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Newton, Mass./The Hill Academy, The Rivers School
The Hill Academy/The Rivers School: Two-time all-league selection at Rivers … BostonLax All-American … Team MVP award in 2015 … Under Armour All-America Game selection in 2016 … received Leadership Award at Hill Academy … played for Top Gun Fighting Clams club team … took a community service trip to Soweto, South Africa with Global Camps Africa, serving as a counselor and volunteer helping to educate and protect children from the everyday dangers they face involving HIV and AIDS.
Personal: Son of Carol and Steve … father played tennis at Miami (Fla.) … has two sisters, Kate and Jill … New England Patriots fan.
Kirson on why he chose Ohio State:
“I chose Ohio State University not only because of its athletic tradition, but also for its academic reputation. Once I met the coaching staff and learned what it meant to be a Buckeye, I knew immediately Ohio State was where I wanted to go.”
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Surrey, British Columbia/Elgin Park Secondary, Delta Jr. Islanders
2016 U19 World Championship: Played for Team Canada, earning a silver medal … named to All-World Team at conclusion of tournament … had 11 goals and three assists for 14 points while appearing in all six tournament games, including a hat trick in the championship game.
Delta Junior Islanders/Elgin Park Secondary: Played for Delta Junior Islanders … Ohio State alum Logan Schuss is an assistant coach for the squad … 2015 First Team All-Star and team’s Offensive MVP … BCJALL Rookie of the Year after posting 98 points … member of back-to-back provincial championship teams … 2014 Team BC box lacrosse gold medalist … also played rugby and basketball … led league in scoring in rugby and was named all-province in basketball.
Personal: Son of Daphne and Gary … has twin brothers, Griffen and Reed, who both played lacrosse at Wagner … communication major … enjoys working out and camping.
Leclaire on why he chose Ohio State:
“I chose Ohio State not only because of the world class athletics and coaching staff, but also the highly sought-after academics to set me on the right career path I want to take for the rest of my life.”
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Holliston, Mass./The Rivers School
The Rivers School: Four-year starter … All-Independent School League selection as a senior, honorable mention choice in 2015 and ’14 … BostonLax All-American … Mass Prep Stars First Team All-Massachusetts … played for Top Gun Fighting Clams club team … also a three-year football letterwinner.
Personal: Son of Angela and Stephen Lawless … has two sisters, Tyler and Tully … engineering major.
Mahoney on why he chose Ohio State:
“From the moment I stepped on campus, I knew I had found my new home. Coach Myers and his staff were welcoming and showed passion for the sport and the school. The campus itself had a unique and exciting atmosphere that made me want nothing more than to be a Buckeye.”
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Westerville, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales
St. Francis DeSales: Four-year letterwinner … 2016 Ohio Attackman of the Year and Player of the Year … all-state and All-America honoree as a senior in 2016 … all-region selection … set program records for career and single season points … team two-time captain … played for Resolute, coached by Buckeye alum Greg Bice … also played hockey for the Stallions … team Defensive MVP and First Team All-Academic.
Personal: Son of David and Nancy … has a brother, Alex … career goal is to become a physician assistant … enjoys playing sports with his friends, coaching, watching movies and cooking.
Musci on why he became a Buckeye:
“I chose to become a Buckeye because Ohio State had everything I wanted in a university in both athletics and academics. When officially becoming a Buckeye, you become a part of something far greater than yourself where you are given every opportunity to succeed and that is something that enticed me to come here. In addition to these two great reasons, I was, and have always been, amazed with the tradition that comes along with being a Buckeye, as many of my past coaches had played for Ohio State, and I have had numerous family members study here.”
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Jupiter, Fla./The Benjamin School
The Benjamin School: Four-year letterwinner for the Buccaneers … two-time team captain … three-time first team all-region honoree and Palm Beach Post first team selection … leading scorer as a senior … squad was state runner up in 2015 and state semifinalist in 2013 and ’16 … played for Palm Beach club program.
Personal: Son of Gregory and Kellie … has three siblings, Ryan, Katie and Emma … grandfather played professional soccer in Scotland … would like to work in the financial market … enjoys paddleboarding in the ocean.
O’Hare on why he became a Buckeye:
“I chose The Ohio State University because being a Buckeye is all I have ever known. Being born into a family of Ohio State grads, the overwhelming pride and passion for the university was something I always dreamed of becoming a part of. While attending Ohio State, I am proud to be given the opportunity to further my education at such a prestigious college, all while continuing to play the sport I love.”
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St. James, N.Y./Smithtown High School East
Smithtown High School East: Four-year starter for the Bulls … Under Armour All-America Game selection … four-time All-American, all-county and all-league honoree … team captain in 2016 … notched more than 300 career points… named a scholar athlete in 2014 and ‘15 … squad won Suffolk County championships in 2014 and ’15 and Super 7 League titles in 2013 … letterman in soccer.
Personal: Son of Lisa and Dan… has three sisters, Shannon, Julia and Elizabeth… enjoys being on the water and listening to music … business major and wants to start his own business after college.
Rooney on why he chose Ohio State:
“I chose to be a Buckeye because being a Buckeye is something different than any other school. When I first walked on campus, I felt the support, help and passion that everyone had for each other, not only in athletics but as a student as well. I love the atmosphere within the campus and the success that will come out of being a student-athlete at The Ohio State University.”
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Damascus: Four-time all-county selection … earned Team MVP honors three times … All-American … All-Met second team as a senior, two-time honorable mention selection … All-Maryland Senior All-Star … team won division title four times and was regional finalist twice … led squad in groundballs all four years … played for Lax Factory club team, coached by Ohio State alum Trey Wilkes … also a three-year letterwinner in football and two-time letterwinner in basketball … member of National Honor Society of High School Scholars and Every 15 Minutes program to prevent drunk driving.
Personal: Son of Joe and Robyn … has two siblings, Max and Lindsay … father played baseball at Virginia Tech … business major.
Salisbury on why he chose Ohio State:
“I chose Ohio State because of the outstanding lacrosse program, academics and facilities. The school has a friendly environment and I could feel that the first time I visited the campus. Also, I can see that the coaches truly care about each and every player on the team. They have created a family type atmosphere and that is something I wanted to be a part of.”
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Herndon, Va./Salisbury School, Chantilly H.S.
Salisbury School/Chantilly: 2016 Salisbury School MVP and a First Team All-New England honoree … captain and Team MVP for Chantilly in 2015 … first team all-state, all-region and all-district … selected for Under Armour Underclass All-America game … Chargers won the 2013 Virginia state championship … played for Blackwolf club team … also played basketball … scholar-athlete award recipient.
Personal: Son of Bill and Doreen … has three sisters, Kaylie, who plays lacrosse at San Diego State, Madison and Mackenzie.
Wallace on why he became a Buckeye:
“I chose to attend Ohio State because of the academics, campus, lacrosse program, and, most importantly, the people. When I first visited Columbus I knew this was the place for me.”