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Ohio Wesleyan University MENS LACROSSE

FAST FACTS

Location: Delaware, Ohio

30 minutes from Columbus, 14th largest city in the U.S.

Enrollment: 1,600 Students

Largest portion from Ohio, 2nd Largest hail from California

$40,000+ Is the average merit-based and financial aid for first-year students.

Good grades get rewarded!

25 Varsity Sports

Multiple National Championships & a Culture of Champions!

NICKNAME

Battling Bishops

Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops

EQUIPMENT

Nike & Cascade

OWU Partners with BSN Sports Starting in 2019

OHIO WESLEYAN & DOWNTOWN DELAWARE

Ohio Wesleyan University & Downtown Delaware, Ohio

Delaware County, Ohio - A Happy Place to Live!

Delaware, OH was just ranked the 18th happiest county in the United States!

Columbus, OH

30 Minutes down the road, our students utilize the big city for internship opportunities, major sporting events, music, food and more!

Columbus, OH is America's 14th Largest City!

NHL, MLS, AAA Baseball, Big 10 Football, & music venues call CBUS Home!

Columbus employs tons of alumni & students. We take advantage of the big city life!

Ohio Wesleyan University is only a 30 minute drive from John Glenn Columbus International Airport!

WHY OWU?

#OhWooo

OUR ALUMS GIVE BACK!

4,6 & 8 room Senior Apartments coming in Fall 2020!

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?

WE HAVE THAT!

Business, Health & Human Kinetics & Pre-Professional Programs are popular amongst our team.

DIII Student-Athlete Philosophy

OWU Lacrosse Makes A Difference with Team Impact!

OWU adds Gabriel Eberhard to roster!
Gabe will rock #23!!

Giving back to Delaware

MEET THE BISHOPS

Matt Maier graduated in 2017 with over 100 points and has started his career in Real Estate for Colliers International in Columbus, Ohio.
Sophomore Defenseman Miles Rathell was the NCAC Newcomer of the Year in 2019 as a Freshman!
Luke Leyden (Northfield, MA) was a 2016 All-American Selection, 1st Team All-NCAC in 2017, and returns for his senior year as the incumbent Team Captain. He is currently interning in Columbus, Ohio and is active as a member of the Economic Management Fellows program in our Economics Department.
We had current players this past summer intern in Washington D.C., Houston & Westport, CT!

Battling Bishop Lacrosse players have had summer internships in New York City, Philadelphia & Columbus to name a few!

CULTURE OF CHAMPIONS

OWU MENS LACROSSE ALL AMERICANS

101 All-Americans have been named at Ohio Wesleyan University
4 time NCAA Championship Runner-Ups, 9 time NCAA Final Four Appearances, 20 NCAC Championships, & 34 NCAA Tournament Appearances (2nd All-Time).

WE PLAY THE BEST

2019 Schedule Resume: 1 NCAA Champion, 2 Semi-finalist, 4 Quarter-finalist, 6 NCAA Tourney Participants & 5 teams ranked in the Top 20

OWU LACROSSE MAKES "LEGENDS"

Max Tennant('19) finished his career 2nd all-time in NCAA DIII history in Goals with 262!
Cole Jamieson, Class of 2019, capped a massive Senior season where he broke the OWU record for goals by a midfielder(49) as well as points by a midfielder(69). During the 2019 season Cole was named team captain, 1st-Team All-NCAC, HM-All American, IMLCA 1st-Team All West Region, USILA Scholar All-American & played in the USILA North/South game. Cole was a Genetics major & is now studying Bio-Medical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis!

MEET OUR ALUMNI

A few young alumni currently living and working in New York City, New York.
Alumni leave Ohio Wesleyan prepared for life through lessons learned and experiences in the classroom and on the field. They collect accolades and apply those successful experiences in their careers!

SEASONED ALUMNI

Tom Goodman

Tom Goodman Class of '76, Founder & CEO at Goodman Media International in NYC, NY

Doug Freeman

Doug Freeman, Class of '05, Vice President of Sales for the Muse, "Your ultimate career finder and guidance destination." Doug helped all 2017 graduating seniors with free professional resume review and career planning consultations! Thanks Doug!

Branch Rickey

Branch Rickey broke the race barrier in professional baseball.

WHY WE LOVE OUR ALUMNI

Ohio Wesleyan Receives $1.625 Million Contribution to Support Men's Lacrosse

2019 Graduate, 2x All-American, OWU & NCAC All-Time leading goal scorer, Max Tennant; signed with the MLL's Denver Outlaws for the 2019 Season!
2019 All-American Midfielder, Jack Jeschke. Jack graduated with a degree in Business Administration & is now working for Spinoso Real Estate Group in Syracuse, NY!
Steve Hildebrand, 2019 grad & 2x All-American. Steve is now working for PitchBook Data in Manhattan!

SELBY STADIUM

Selby Stadium was built in 1925, is a historical landmark in Ohio, and is the third largest Stadium in Division 3 athletics.
Selby Stadium features a state of the art Field Turf surface, Live Instant Replay Scoreboard, and hosts all OWU Home games & practices for Men's Lacrosse and average over 1,000 fans in games against ranked teams.

MORRILL FAMILY STRENGTH & CONDITIONING ROOM

The Morrill Family Strength & Conditioning room is 5,200 sq ft and is equipped with state of the art POWER LIFT strength and conditioning equipment which includes 20 olympic lifting stations, machines and free weights. It is equipped with HVAC and is in Edwards.

20 Lifting Stations built for Olympic lifts and with adjustable benches.

Think you have what it takes to be a Battling Bishop?

Can You Pass Our Testing?

Bench Press: 10+ reps of your body weight

Squat: 10+ reps of your body weight

Pull Ups: 15+

Dips: 25+

Sit Ups: 75+ in 2 minutes

Run Test: 6 laps around 400meter track, 90 seconds per lap, 30 second rest between laps.

Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishop 2019-20 Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Mike Plantholt (10th season)

Coach Plantholt enters his 10th season at the helm for the Bishops in 2019-20. During his tenure the Bishops have had an impressive run, with Coach Plantholt reaching the highest win total in OWU Men's Lacrosse coaching history with 116! Over that time the Bishops have made 5 NCAA Tournaments, 2 NCAA Quarterfinal appearances, & 3 NCAC Championships. Plantholt's players have also garnered a lot of success with 98 earning All-NCAC honors & 26 gaining All-American status!

Offensive Coordinator: Rodney Tapp (3rd Season)

Midfielder at Whittier College. Played professionally for 10 plus years in the MILL, NLL, MLL & for Team Canada as a face-off midfielder. Retired from the NLL as the all-time wins leader in face-offs!

Defensive Coordinator: Kevin McDonough (2nd Season)

Defensive Midfielder at UMBC from 2013-2015, serving as captain in 2014 & 2015. Defensive Coordinator & Face-off coach at Frostburg State University(MD) from 2015-2018.

Assistant Coach: Jordan Williams (2nd Season)

Played Midfield at Aurora University from 2013-2015. Offensive Coordinator at Lourdes University from 2016-2017, then coached the offense at Chatham University in 2018 before coming to OWU!

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