December 17, 2018

Buckeye Trio Named to Preseason All-MIVA Squad

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jake Hanes, Blake Leeson and Sanil Thomas were each voted to the 12-man 2019 Preseason All-MIVA Team. In addition, Ohio State is slotted third in the Preseason Coaches Poll. The Buckeyes received two of eight first-place votes from the conference’s head coaches as just five points separated the top three selections (Lewis, Loyola Chicago and Ohio State).

2019 PRESEASON ALL-MIVA TEAM
Ryan Coenen, Lewis – OH – R-Jr.
Tyler Mitchem, Lewis – MB – R-So.
Mitch Perinar, Lewis – OPP – R-Sr.
Michael Simmons, Lewis – L – R-Sr.
Matt Yoshimoto, Lewis – S – Sr.
Connor Hipelius, Lindenwood – MB – Sr.
Collin Mahan, Loyola – OH – Sr. *
Garrett Zolg, Loyola – S – So.
Jake Hanes, Ohio State – Opp – R-So.
Blake Leeson, Ohio State – MB – R-Sr.
Sanil Thomas, Ohio State – S – Sr.
Pelegrin Vargas, Purdue Fort Wayne – OH – Jr.

* 2019 Preseason Player of the Year

2019 PRESEASON COACHES POLL (points) (first-place votes)
Lewis (58) (4)
Loyola (54) (1)
Ohio State (53) (2)
Ball State (38) (1)
Purdue Fort Wayne (36)
Lindenwood (23)
McKendree (18)
Quincy (8)

Ohio State officially begins the ’19 campaign when hosting the University of Charleston and Penn State University over the Jan. 4-5, 2019 weekend.