COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Premier Lacrosse League will play four games this weekend at Ohio State Lacrosse Stadium, and with that comes Ohio State men’s lacrosse alumni who will set foot in the new home for Buckeye Lacrosse for the first time as professionals or for the first time in their careers.
There are eight Buckeyes currently on PLL rosters who look to make their respective team’s 19-man game day rosters to play this weekend in front of a familiar crowd. The Archers’ roster features Tre Leclaire and Justin Inacio while Chrome LC is home to Jesse King, Ryan Terefenko and Jack Myers. Ben Randall and Kyle Borda play for the Waterdogs and Jackson Reid plays for the Whipsnakes.
“This weekend has definitely been circled on my calendar,” Leclaire said. “I’m very excited to be back in Columbus and have the opportunity to set foot in the new stadium.”
This weekend marks the first time professional lacrosse will be played in Columbus since the PLL’s inaugural season in 2019. The games also mark the second event hosted at the Lacrosse Stadium, following the 2023 Women’s Big Ten Lacrosse Tournament held in May.
“I’m really excited for the opportunity to play in Columbus again,” Randall said. “To be able to have family and friends come support and to grow the game in Ohio and have a bunch of youth teams get the chance to come out is exciting. I’m also pumped to play in the new stadium. I’ve watched the Buckeyes play there this year; it’ll be a great atmosphere for a PLL game.”
As expected, the atmosphere at Ohio State Lacrosse Stadium will be electric with Friday’s session sold out and limited tickets available for Saturday. The Friday night game will feature a flyover from the Columbus Airshow in town.