Columbus, Ohio – Ohio State (20-7 overall, 11-1 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) men’s volleyball setter Steven Kehoe has been named the MIVA Player of the Year by a vote of the conference coaches. He along with outside hitter John Klanac and opposite Shawn Sangrey were named the to the all-conference first team with middle hitter Kevin Heine named to the second team. OSU head coach Pete Hanson was honored as the MIVA Co-Coach of the Year with Loyola-Chicago’s Shane Davis.
Kehoe directed the Buckeyes to the MIVA regular season championship with an 11-1 league record. His 13.59 assists per game average ranked second in conference play. He ranked seventh in aces (.34) and 12th in digs (1.85) per game. Kehoe was a first team all-conference selection in 2009.
Klanac ranked fifth in conference statistics in points (4.63) and was fourth in kills (4.21) per game. He averaged 1.26 digs, .46 blocks and .13 aces per game while hitting .329. Klanac had a .961 serve reception percentage handling 124 of 129 attempts. He was a second team all-conference selection in 2009.
Sangrey was the conference statistical champion in points (5.82) and aces (.53) per game. He averaged 4.76 kills per game to rank second in the league. Sangrey averaged 1.53 digs and .91 blocks per game while hitting .281 in league play.
Heine was the conference statistical champion in hitting percentage at .511. His 1.11 blocks per game average ranks 11th in league statistics. Heine averaged 2.84 points, 2.19 kills, .08 aces, and .46 digs per game.
Hanson has won or shared coach of the year honors for four consecutive years. He has been honored 10 times during his 26-year career with the Buckeyes.
Ohio State, by winning the conference title, earned the No. 1 seed in the MIVA Tournament and received a bye in the quarterfinals to be played April 24. The Buckeyes will host a semifinal match at 7 p.m. April 28 facing the winner between IPFW and Ball State.
TICKETS FOR OHIO STATE’S MIVA SEMIFINAL MATCH ON SALE
Tickets for the Ohio State MIVA Tournament semifinal match at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 28 may be purchased on line at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0500448FB97E7E74?artistid=43023&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=204.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Athletic Ticket Office in the Schottenstein Center or may be purchased the night of the match. Doors open at 6 p.m. Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets in advance for $2 each. Contact Beth Howe at 614-292-0063 for additional information.