April 15, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Setter Christy Blough and middle blocker Driss Guessous have both been selected as Freshmen All-Americans by Off The Block. The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team is the only of its kind presented in men’s college volleyball.
Ohio State and USC are the only two schools with multiple players to make the nine-member squad. The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team is chosen by a nationwide voting committee consisting of 22 men’s volleyball head coaches and volleyball reporters from around the country.
OFF THE BLOCK/SPRINGBAK, INC. FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICAN TEAM
Setter – Nick Bendell, Harvard
Setter – Christy Blough, Ohio State
Opposite – Thomas Hodges, Pacific
Outside hitter – Roberto Perez Vargas, Erskine
Outside hitter – Lucas Yoder, USC
Middle blocker – Andy Benesh, USC
Middle blocker – Driss Guessous, Ohio State
Middle blocker – Owen McAndrews, Loyola
Libero – Johnny Gomez, Belmont Abbey
Blough led all freshmen and was among the nation’s leaders with 10.80 assists per set average. Guessous paced the MIVA with a .446 attack percentage and had 12 matches with double-digit kills. The middle blocker was also in the conference’s top-10 averaging 0.88 blocks per set.