The Rutgers University Athletic Department announced civil engineering major Michael Rexrode of the men's lacrosse team was awarded the prestigious Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor at the 2018 RAwards at the Rutgers Athletic Center in May.
According to the announcement, Rexrode has been the backbone of the men's lacrosse team's defense throughout his career and earned First Team All-Big Ten honors the past two seasons. He was also named the 2018 Defensive Player of the Year. A two-time team captain, he was a Senior CLASS Award Finalist, member of the Tewaaraton Award Watch List, and 2nd round draft pick of the MLL's Florida Launch. An All-American in 2017, he has started in every career game played.