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Joe Meurer

School

Ohio State

Position
Defense
Major
Business Finance
GB
14

Classroom

Meurer, who is on track to graduate this spring, is enrolled in Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, the eighth-ranked business college among public universities nationally and the No. 18 business school overall. He is a business finance major, one of the most difficult programs in Fisher and the 12th-ranked finance program in the nation. Meurer will be a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and he has been named to the Dean’s List three times. Meurer would like to pursue a career with a company in the financial services industry following graduation. Over the summer he worked for a company in Baltimore called MuniMae, which specializes in real estate financing and asset management, to help him along his career path.

Character

Meurer was voted team captain by his teammates for the 2014 Buckeyes. His coach says he is a “great teammate and super kid. He is a self-driven person both inside and outside the classroom. He’s not a loud, ‘rah rah’ guy, but leads by example and is respected by all of his teammates. He is a mentor for our younger players and very approachable. Joe is always going out of his way to help younger players get acclimated to the team.”

Community

On a team that prides itself on its community service involvement, Meurer is a leader. He has participated with organizations and events ranging from the Heinzerling Foundation which works with children with severe disabilities, to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and the Second and Seven Foundation that promotes literacy for inner city schools. He has volunteered with Match4Kim, a drive for bone marrow donors, BuckeyeThon, which raises money to support children treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Meurer and his Buckeye teammates have adopted JJ Snider through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, who is in his fifth year with the team. He has also worked at Heritage House, Habitat for Humanity and Lacrosse the Nation and New Albany Lacrosse Classic festivals.

Competition

As a defenseman, Meurer was a 2013 USILA Honorable Mention All-American and First Team All-ECAC performer as a junior. He has been tabbed a preseason first team All-American by Face-Off Yearbook entering 2014. He started all 17 games a season ago in his first year playing close defense and had a team-best 18 caused turnovers, helping the squad to a Top 15 national ranking in team defense, the ECAC tournament title and a spot in the NCAA quarterfinals. He has played in 47 career games for the Scarlet and Gray and has 90 groundballs and 32 caused turnovers, along with two goals and 10 faceoff wins, in his career. Meurer was drafted by the Florida Launch in the second round of the 2014 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft. As the No. 10 overall pick, he is the second-highest draft choice in Ohio State history.