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Buckeyes Place Four on IL Preseason All-American List


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s lacrosse players Conor Cmiel, Marcus Hudgins, Jack Myers and Bobby Van Buren were named preseason All-Americans by Inside Lacrosse on Wednesday. Myers earned a spot on the second team while Cmiel, Hudgins and Van Buren received honorable mention nods.

Fifth-year attackman Myers is a 2022 Tewaaraton Award nominee and Second Team USILA, US Lacrosse Magazine and Inside Lacrosse All-American. For the last three seasons, he led the Buckeyes in assists. In 2022, he was the team’s top goal-scorer with 38. He added 45 assists for 83 points on the year. He finished the season fourth nationally in assists per game (2.81). Myers has tallied 194 points in 45 career games and ranks sixth all-time in Buckeye lacrosse history in career points.

Cmiel is a junior for the Buckeyes this season. In 2022, he was one of the best short stick defensive midfielders on the team and in the Big Ten conference. The Rocky River, Ohio native grabbed 34 ground balls, the second-most on the team among non-faceoff specialists. He scored two goals and dished out four assists for six points on the year. He picked up a season-high six ground balls in the Buckeyes’ 14-11 win over Notre Dame.

2022 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Van Buren saw action in all 16 games last year and tied for second on the team with 11 caused turnovers. He also recorded 22 ground balls on the year. He is the first close defenseman to be chosen as the league Freshman of the Year in the eight-year history of Big Ten lacrosse and is just the fourth Ohio State freshman all-time to earn USILA All-America honors with an honorable mention nod following the 2022 campaign. Van Buren was a key part of the Buckeye defensive unit that held six opponents to 10 goals or less last season.

Hudgins is entering his first season wearing the Scarlet & Gray. He was named a USILA Preseason All-American for Army in 2022 and earned the title of Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year in 2021. That same season, he garnered first team All-Patriot League honors. Hudgins has produced 58 caused turnovers for his career and 97 ground balls.

The preseason All-America honors are the second of the year for Hudgins, Myers and Van Buren. The trio were also named to the USA Lacrosse Magazine list, with Myers again earning second team recognition and Hudgins and Van Buren picking up honorable mention awards.

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