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.@DelawareMLAX names Wilkes as assistant coach

Wednesday, 13th December 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 12/13/17
From Press Release

Trey Wilkes, a former captain and standout faceoff specialist at Ohio State University, has joined new University of Delaware men’s lacrosse head coach Ben DeLuca and his staff as a volunteer assistant coach.

Wilkes, a native of Ijamsville, Md. in Frederick County, joins DeLuca and assistant coaches Noah Fossner and Matt Rewkowski on the staff. He will work with the faceoff specialists.

Delaware will begin the DeLuca Era on Feb. 10 when the Blue Hens open the official season at Delaware Stadium vs. Mt. St. Mary’s.

“Trey is an impressive young coach with a strong work ethic and a keen understanding of the intricacies of the game of lacrosse,” said DeLuca. “Trey’s values and character align perfectly with Delaware Lacrosse and our student-athletes will benefit greatly from his passion, dedication and knowledge.”

Wilkes attended Urbana High School where he earned All-American honors while helping the Hawks reach three Maryland State championships and four regional finals. He was an Under Armour Underclassmen All-American, was a C. Markland Kelly Award finalist in 2009, and was a member of the National Honor Society. He scored 53 goals and dished out 64 assists for his career and won 73 percent of his faceoffs as a senior. He also played football at Urbana and led the team to the regional finals as a junior.

He continued his playing career at Ohio State and was a faceoff specialist in 2010-13, helping the Buckeyes post a then program best No. 3 national ranking and an NCAA Elite Eight appearance against Cornell as a senior captain in 2013. He ranked among the top nationally in faceoff percentage that season, winning 58 percent of his 300 attempts and leading the squad with 68 groundballs.

He won the team’s Groundball Award as a freshman in 2010 when he led the team with 41 while also winning 94 faceoffs. He won 51 faceoffs, including going 18 for 18 vs. Mercer, and scooped up 22 groundballs as a sophomore before injuries limited him to just six games in 2012. He played in 51 career games, won 51 percent of his faceoffs, and collected 135 groundballs.

During his career at Ohio State, Wilkes earned second team All ECAC honors, was a 2013 Scholar All-American, a two-time All-Academic Big Ten selection, and a three-time Ohio State Scholar Athlete. He also earned the prestigious Lindner Memorial Scholarship for his character and work ethic.

After earning his degree with honors in strategic communications with a minor in general business in 2013 from OSU, he briefly joined the professional ranks and competed for the Baltimore Bayhawks and the Ohio Machine in Major League Lacrosse. He has worked in the medical sales field and since 2011 has served as a director and coach at the Frederick, Md.-based Lax Factory, a training site for aspiring young lacrosse athletes.



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