Dec. 15, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced that outside hitter Stacey Gordon (Sr., Oshawa, Ontario) has been named a first-team All-American and setter Marisa Main (So., Louisville, Ky.) have been named to the second team. Both players will be honored at the AVCA Player of the Year/Division I All-America Banquet that will be held Friday in Long Beach, Calif.
The 5-11 Gordon is hitting .359 on the season and is averaging 7.08 kills, .32 aces, 3.73 digs and .55 blocks per game. The Big Ten Player of the Year, she is leading the Buckeyes in kills (842), aces (38) and digs (444). Her 7.08 kills per game average leads the country. Gordon has had double-figure kills in all 34 matches this season with 20-or-more kills in 26 matches. She has had double-figure kills in her last 110 matches and in 123 of 125 career matches. Gordon broke the Ohio State and Big Ten career kills record this season and currently has 2,798. Her 1,572 career digs is an Ohio State record. She was named the Big Ten Player of the Week five times this season and has won the honor 16 times in her career, a record for Big Ten volleyball. Gordon was honored as the AVCA National Player of the Week in matches against Xavier and Georgia Tech. She was named the most valuable player in three tournaments this season. Gordon becomes the only four-time AVCA All-American selection for Ohio State. She was a first-team selection in 2002 and a second-team selection in 2001 and 2003. Gordon was the AVCA National Freshman of the Year in 2001.
The 5-9 Main is averaging 14.88 assists per game and recently became the Ohio State single season record holder in assists. She currently has 1,785. Her assist per game average ranks her second nationally. An All-Big Ten selection, Main ranks fourth on the team with 282 digs for a 2.35 per game average and has had 13 matches with double-figure digs. She has 160 kills (1.33 per game) and is hitting .368. Main has 55 (six solos, 49 assists) blocks (.46 per game) on the season. A transfer from Xavier after her freshman season, she had a career-high of 86 assists against Tennessee in the NCAA Regional Semifinals. Named to three All-Tournament teams, Main was the Big Ten assist per game conference statistical champion with a 14.68 average. ***ohiostatebuckeyes.com***