Ohio State Introduces Their 2010-2011 Freshman Class

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Thirteen student-athletes will enroll at Ohio State and join the Buckeye lacrosse program in Fall 2010, Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, announced. The class is comprised of four attackmen, four midfielders, four defensemen and one goalie who hail from 10 states including Ohio, Maryland, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. The group, which was ranked eighth by Inside Lacrosse in their annual recruiting rankings, features eight high school All-Americans and three Under Armour Lacrosse Classic participants.

"We are excited about a dynamic group of young men who will arrive in Columbus next month," Myers, who is entering his third year at the helm, said. "I am proud of my staff for their effort in assembling a well-balanced class. We are confident this group will compete as hard in the classroom as they do on the playing field. The 2011 class is unique in that it represents 10 different states and truly speaks to the growth of our game across the country. We are confident they will immediately make our family stronger upon arrival this fall."

Darius Bowling
Defense - 6-1, 170
Atlanta, Ga.
Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
High School Coach - Mike Thornton

Bowling was a four-year starter with Holy Innocents. He was an All-American and earned first team all-state honors as both a junior and senior. A team captain, Bowling was the only player from Georgia selected for the U.S. Lacrosse High School Showcase in Orlando. He was a two-time winner of Holy Innocents' Most Valuable Defenseman award and had 92 groundballs in 2010.

Greg Dutton
Goalie - 6-1, 195
Timonium, Md.
Calvert Hall College
High School Coach - Bryan Kelly

Dutton, who posted a .674 save percentage and averaged 12.4 saves a contest in his senior season, was named a high school All-American from both US Lacrosse and Under Armour. A team captain, Dutton was also selected to the first team All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association and Baltimore Sun all-metro teams. Dutton, a three-year starter, was the Defensive MVP of the Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game, won the Tim Wynne Award given to the outstanding goalie in Maryland and was a finalist for the state player of the year award. He participated in the prestigious Under Armour Lacrosse Classic in July.

Tyler Frederick
Attack - 5-10, 175
Reisterstown, Md.
McDonogh School
High School Coach - Andy Hilgartner

A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter, Frederick earned a spot on the All-MIAA and all-metro first team after helping lead the McDonogh Eagles to the conference semifinals. A co-captain as a senior, he was one of 11 players named to the Boy's 2010 All-Tewaaraton High School Team and was named a 2010 Under Armour All-American. Frederick, who participated in the Under Armour Lacrosse Classic in July, led McDonogh in points his sophomore and senior seasons, with 32 goals and 31 assists in 2010.

John Hardesty
Midfield - 6-3, 185
Upper Arlington, Ohio
Upper Arlington High School
High School Coach - Ted Wolford

A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter, Hardesty was named an All-American and first team All-Midwest, All-Ohio, All-Region and All-OCC as a senior in 2010. As captain, Hardesty helped lead Upper Arlington to a 2010 state championship, his second title and the Golden Bears' sixth in the last seven years. Hardesty was also named the Ohio Specialty Position (LSM) Player of the Year and was selected to the National Senior Showcase.

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