Story by Tim O'Brien
WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College men's lacrosse team will host the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears on Wednesday, April 4. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
The Teams: Wilmington is coming off two straight losses and will be looking to get the first OAC win of the year. Ohio Northern is riding a five-game winning streak and will be looking to go 2-0 in OAC play.
The Coaches: Jeff Arneson is in his first season as head coach of the Wilmington men's lacrosse program. Arneson comes to Wilmington from a seven-year stint as a coach from Thiel College including six years as the head coach. While at Thiel, Coach Arneson took the team from a 2-12 record in his first year to a 10-5 record in 2015. In 2014, Arneson coached the Player of the Year in the President's Athletic Conference (PAC) while also winning coach of the year. Trey Keeley is entering his first season as the Baldwin Wallace University men's lacrosse head coach. Keeley comes to BW after three years at Ohio Wesleyan University, two as an assistant coach and one as an associate head coach. His main responsibilities included working as an offensive coordinator, man-up coordinator, recruiting coordinator and assistant face-off coordinator. Nat St. Laurent is in his third season as the Ohio Northern University's first-ever men's lacrosse coach after founding the program in the spring of 2014. He has guided the Polar Bears to back-to-back winning seasons, with a 9-7 record in 2017 and an 8-7 mark in its inaugural season in 2016. A native of Carthage, N.Y., St. Laurent has a career record of 17-14 at ONU, a winning percentage of .548.
The Players: Wilmington is led by the trio of Jhordan Lang, Andrew Miller and Connor Judge offensively this year. Lang has scored 26 goals, while Miller and Judge have combined for 28 goals. Defensively, Tanner Diment and Zac Chucta have led the way for the Fightin' Quakers. Together, Diment and Chucta have totaled 136 ground balls and caused seven turnovers. Michael Aquaviva and Eric Wathen have 11 and 12 caused turnovers respectively. In goal for the Quakers, is Jake Ladendorf who has 97 saves on the season with a record of 2-5. Ohio Northern is led by Cameron Marous offensively scoring on 25 goals and assisting on 22. Defensively, Andrew Fox has a team-high 20 caused turnovers. Goalie, Alex Pizarro 7-1 on the season and has recorded 43 saves on the year.
Social Media: Wilmington athletics is represented on Facebook (Wilmington College Athletics), Twitter (@DubCQuakers) and Instagram (@DubCQuakers). Follow all the happenings of Wilmington College on social media by using the hashtag "#WeAreDubC".
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the contest will be available - visit the links above.
Up Next: Wilmington will travel to John Carroll University on Saturday, April 7. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.