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Jeff Henrick

School

Ohio State University

Position
Long Stick Midfield
Major
Kinesiology

Classroom

Henrick, an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, graduated in 2020. He earned his degree in sport industry.

He elected to use his additional year of eligibility and is currently enrolled in Ohio State’s Master of Science in Kinesiology, Sport Management program.

Character

Henrick is a three-time team captain, joining exclusive company as one of only three others in program history.

He has been described as a “lead by example” teammate who is always willing to do the things that don’t show up in box scores. At Ohio State, those players are called “sled dogs,” and Henrick is undoubtedly one.

He is always willing to play different position, such as a close defender and long stick midfielder. Henrick has done them both at a high level, allowing the Buckeyes to win.

Community

Henrick, along with other teammates, volunteered to virtually visit 2nd-grade students in the Colombus area each week this past fall. Over 500 young readers have benefited from the virtual visits, spanning 20 different classroom.

In addition to encouraging young readers to work hard in school, the student-athletes have introduced the sport of lacrosse to children who were not previously familiar with the game. They have opened the 2nd-graders’ eyes to the possibility of going to college to fulfill their dreams.

Competition

Henrick is Ohio State’s active career leader with 30 caused turnovers and has played in 55 career games. Over the last three seasons, he’s had at least 17 ground balls and enters the 2021 season with a career total of 81.

He’s been part of a defense that led the Big Ten in scoring defense in 2018 and 2019. As a freshmen, he came in and made an instant impact on one of the best team’s in the country, playing in all 21 games. Ohio State earned a birth in the National Championship Game, the first in program history.