Ohio State men’s volleyball will face defending national champion Long Beach State, national runner-up UCLA and fellow Volley Four participant BYU in 2019, according to its schedule release.
The 2019 seasons will be Ohio State’s last in historic St. John Arena before moving to the new Covelli Center.
Long Beach State leads the list as they try to defend their title with plenty of competition just in their league coming.
Check out the full list of award winners this week from the 2018 VolleyMob Men’s All-Americans to the All-Freshman Team.
Jake Hanes of Ohio State starts off the list of the 2018 VolleyMob Men’s All-Freshman Team.
#1 LBSU outlasted #6 OSU in an epic national semifinal Thursday night in four sets. The 49ers move on to the national championship Saturday to await the winner of 2-seed BYU and 3-seed UCLA.
A strong service game and relentless hitting nights by senior outside Nicolas Szerszen and redshirt freshman opposite Jake Hanes lifted Ohio State to a thrilling five-set win over UC Irvine Tuesday night in the NCAA Tournament.
The three-headed hydra of senior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen, redshirt freshman opposite Jake Hanes and redshirt junior middle Blake Leeson, each notched double-digit kills and hit nearly .600 or better, lifting Ohio State to a close 25-13, 25-23, 25-18 win over King in the NCAA play-in match Thursday night.
Ohio State coach Pete Hanson says of his team’s NCAA three-peat hopes beginning with Thursday’s play-in match: “You are going to have to beat three good teams, or four, to win the thing, so let’s line them up and play them. Last man standing gets to put on the ring.”
#6 Ohio State earned their third-straight MIVA title with a straight-set victory over visiting #7 Loyola Saturday night.