Nov. 3, 2003
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Big Ten Conference announced today that Ohio State outside hitter Stacey Gordon (Jr., Oshawa, Ontario) had been named the Big Ten Volleyball Player of the Week. Gordon, a 2002 first team American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American and the Big Ten Player of the Year, is being honored for the second time this season and the ninth of her career. In the 3-1 (30-20, 17-30, 30-25, 30-24) upset of No. 25 Illinois, Gordon had a match-high 28 kills while hitting .408. She added nine digs, five ace serves, one assist and one assist block against the Illini. In the 1-3 (30-21, 20-30, 32-34, 26-30) loss to Northwestern, Gordon produced a match-high 32 kills while hitting .324. She added 12 digs and a career-high seven total blocks with two solos and five assists. For the week, Gordon averaged 7.5 kills, 2.6 digs and a block per game while hitting .359.
In the third game of each match, Gordon produced a double-digit kill total. She had 10 kills against Illinois and a season-game-high 14 kills in the Northwestern match. The Wildcat match was the 13th time this season Gordon has had a game with 10-or-more kills.
Gordon’s double-figure kills in each match last week, extend her streak of consecutive matches with double-figure kills to 68. In her career, she has had 81 of 83 matches with double-figure kills.
Her 60 kills last week raises her career total to 1,751 and she need 52 to become Ohio State’s all-time career leader. The current leader is Holly O’Leary (1987-90) with 1,802. Her 21 digs last week raises her career total to 1,000, ranking 12th on the OSU career list. Gordon becomes only the fifth Buckeye to reach 1,000 kill and digs in her career.
Ohio State, 9-11 overall and 3-9 in the Big Ten, is on the road this week with matches at Purdue, Fri., Nov. 7 and at Indiana, Saturday, Nov. 8.