Nov. 10, 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 for the second week in a row. Gordon, a 2002 first team American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American and the Big Ten Player of the Year, is being honored for the third time this season and the tenth time in her career. In Ohio State’s 3-1 (30-23, 25-30, 30-22, 30-23) road win at Purdue, Gordon put up career-highs of 41 kills and 23 digs. She hit .473 for the match, adding an ace serve and two assists. In the match, Gordon twice had double-figure kills in a single game. She had 11 kills in game three, hitting .435 with one error in 23 swings. In game four, Gordon was outstanding with a career-game-high of 17 kills on 22 swings with no errors for a .773 percentage. She has had double-digit kills in a game 15 times this season. In the 1-3 (29-31, 18-30, 30-14, 20-30) loss at Indiana, Gordon had 14 kills, adding 11 digs, six ace serves, an assist block and an assist. Her 11th kill against the Hoosiers made her OSU’s career kill leader, finishing the match with 1,806 career kills. She passed former leader Holly O’Leary (1,802). For the weekend, Gordon averaged 6.9 kills and 4.3 digs per game while hitting .374.
Gordon added to her string of consecutive matches with double-figure kills and now has 70. She has had double-figure kills in 83 of 85 career matches. Her 41 kills against Purdue marked the 48th time she has had 20-or-more kills in a match and was her 11th match with 30-or-more.
Ohio State, 10-12 overall and 4-10 in the Big Ten, begins a four-match homestand this weekend, facing Michigan State at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14. The Buckeyes then play host to Michigan at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16.