Four Ohio Wesleyan University men’s lacrosse players were named to the All-West Region teams by the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association, it was announced by the IMLCA.
Junior defenseman Jordan Carlson (Delaware/Hayes), senior attacker Marcus Dietz (Westerville/St. Francis DeSales), senior defenseman John Griffin (Oceanside, N.Y./Northfield Mt. Hermon (Mass.)), and sophomore midfielder Luke Leyden (Northfield, Mass./Northfield Mt. Hermon) were first-team all-region selections.
Dietz ranked second on the team in scoring with 36 goals and 27 assists this season. He ranked fourth in the North Coast Athletic Conference in assists per game (1.59), seventh in points per game (3.71), and 10th in goals per game (2.12).
Carlson was a starting close defenseman and Griffin was a long-stick midfielder on an Ohio Wesleyan unit that ranked second in the NCAC in goals-against average (6.62). Carlson had 25 ground balls this season, and Griffin had 34 ground balls and ranked third on the team with 10 caused turnovers.
Leyden ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 22 goals and 7 assists.
Ohio Wesleyan finished with a 13-4 overall this season. The Battling Bishops finished second in the NCAC championship race with a 7-1 record in conference play, then finished as runner-up in the NCAC tournament.
OWU Sports Information contributed to this report.