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David Planning


Ohio State

Business- Operations Management


Planning is a business major on pace to graduate this summer. He was named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team following his junior year and has also received Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades, as well as a spot on the university’s honor roll. Preparing for the future, Planning worked on Capitol Hill the past two summers. He was an intern for House Speaker John Boehner in summer 2014 and Congressman Bill Johnson during the summer of 2013. During his internships, he was involved with everything from drafting correspondence, attending hearings, conducting research and answering phones. Following graduation, Planning intends to move to Washington, D.C. and work on Capitol Hill.


Planning was voted by his teammates to serve as a captain for the 2015 campaign, receiving the most votes among the four Buckeyes elected. According to Buckeye Head Coach Nick Myers, Planning is “a polished young man. He is consistent in all areas, on the field, in the lockerrom, in the classroom and in the community, and gets along with everyone. When he speaks to the team, it is always heartfelt and sincere.”

Planning is the recipient of the Ohio State ADA Lindner Family Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to a member of the men’s lacrosse team who demonstrates the qualities of integrity and leadership.


Planning has spent numerous hours on community service efforts, organizing a fundraiser for a scholarship at his high school; working with groups including the Honor Flight Program, Lacrosse the Nations, Operation Buckeye and Lax for a Cause; and reading to elementary school children through the Second and Seven Foundation among other causes and events.


On the field, Planning started all 31 games in both 2013 and 2014, along with the first two outings of 2015 and has played in 44 games in his Buckeye career. He was a 2014 a second-team All-ECAC selection and a 2012 ECAC All-Tournament team choice. Entering his senior year, Planning had 35 goals and 18 assists for 53 points and had started 2015 with three goals, four assists and seven points in the first two games combined. He was named the Buckeyes’ Paul Hartman Most Improved Player in 2012.

Planning was selected by the Ohio Machine in the eighth round of the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft.