April 2, 2020

Buckeye Trio Voted 2020 All-MIVA Performers


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) announced its 2020 all-conference accolades and three Buckeyes received recognition. Reese Devilbiss and Martin Lallemand were named to the All-MIVA First Team while Samuel Clark garnered Second Team distinction.

Ohio State has placed multiple student-athletes on the All-MIVA First Team for six straight seasons and totaled 25 First Teamers since 2010. Looking for the last time there was no Buckeyes on the First Team? You need to go back to 1997. Since the league’s inception in 1961, Ohio State has missed out on the All-MIVA First Team in just five seasons (1961, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1997).

Devilbiss and Lallemand both ranked top-10 in multiple statistical categories among MIVA competitors while Samuel Clark did so for blocks per set (.89; 7th). Devilbiss averaged 3.22 kills/set (7th), 3.68 points/set (8th) while attacking .309 (7th). Lallemand swung .301 (8th) with 3.32 kills/set (5th), .27 aces/set (8th) and 3.97 points/set (5th). All started 18 matches and Clark finished as the only Buckeye to play in all 19.

2020 MIVA Player of the Year: Ryan Coenen, Lewis
2020 Newcomer of the Year: Cole Schlothauer, Loyola
2020 Coach of the Year: Dan Friend, Lewis

2020 All-MIVA First Team
Ryan Coenen, Lewis – OH, Sr.
Pelegrin Vargas, Purdue Fort Wayne – OH, Sr.
Tyler Mitchem, Lewis – MB, Jr.
Kaleb Jenness, Ball State- OH, So.
Cole Schlothauer, Loyola – OH, Fr.
Reese Devilbiss, Ohio State – OH, Sr.
Wyatt Dimke, McKendree – MB, Jr.
Sam Schindler, Lindenwood – MB, Jr.
Kyle Piekarski, Loyola – MB, Sr.
Martin Lallemand, Ohio State – OH, Jr.
Diego Negron, Lindenwood – OH, So.
Noam Hannoun, Quincy – L, So.

2020 All-MIVA Second Team
Kevin Kauling, Lewis – S, Fr.
Quinn Isaacson, Ball State – S, Jr.
TJ Murray, Lewis – MB, Jr.
Blake Reardon, Ball State – OH, Sr.
Richie Diedrich, Purdue Fort Wayne – MB, Sr.
Tomas Gago, Purdue Fort Wayne – MB, Jr.
Kyle Bugée, Lewis – OH, Sr.
Ryan Serrano, McKendree – S, So.
Samuel Clark, Ohio State – MB, Fr.
Matt Szews, Ball State – OH, Sr.
Omari Wheeler, Quincy – OH, Sr.
Francisco Comas, McKendree – L, So.