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Jake Withers

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  • DOB: 2/12/1994
  • Ht: 5-11
  • Wt: 202
  • Shoots: Right
  • School: Ohio State
  • Hometown: Peterborough, Ontario

Withers played his collegiate lacrosse at Ohio State University… Served as a team captain in 2017... Was named a 2017 Second Team All-American as a faceoff specialist… Four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a 2017 USILA Scholar All-American… Big Ten Specialist of the Year in back-to-back seasons (2016-17)… Became only the second Buckeye in program history to pick up 200 ground balls… In 2017, he ranked fourth in the NCAA and first in the Big Ten in faceoff winning percentage (.647) and was seventh nationally with 7.6 ground balls per game… He has won 275 of 425 faceoffs, including 17 games with double digit victories, with a league-high 159 ground balls… The two-time First Team All-Big Ten selection had a .595 faceoff winning percentage (614-of-1032)… Collected 351 ground balls in 64 games… 2017 Big Ten Preseason Honoree... In 2016, he led the Big Ten in faceoff winning percentage (.607) and ground balls per game (7.27), ranking in the Top 12 in the NCAA in both categories... Received team’s Bice Unsung Hero Award... Named to 2014 ECAC All-Rookie Team… Played five seasons with the Junior “A” Peterborough Lakers, posting 29 goals and 78 points in 90 games… Also, played parts of three seasons with the Senior “A” Lakers.

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