Luke Lentin, a rising senior on the Ohio State men’s volleyball team, has been named to the 2021 U.S. Collegiate Beach National Team (BCNT), while Buckeye associate head coach Hudson Bates will serve as an assistant coach for the squad.
Lentin was one of 13 college-aged players selected. The men, along with a team of 13 women, will attend a training block in Huntington Beach, Calif., June 21-26. Training-block sessions will be led by Christian Hartford (Athletic Performance Coach, U.S. Beach National Team), Patty Dodd (Beach National Team Training Group Coach) and Mike Dodd (Olympic silver medalist) and will include presentations by Dr. Peter Haberl (Senior Sport Psychologist, USOPC), Shawn Hueglin (Senior Sport Dietitian, USOPC) and Chris Clements (Mentor Coach, USOPC).
Lentin, a native of La Jolla, California, and La Jolla High School graduate, has been a captain for the Buckeyes. He has played in nearly 40 matches for the Buckeyes over the last three seasons. A finance and economics major, he has earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten, MIVA Academic All-Conference and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades.
Bates, who also serves as the Buckeyes’ recruiting coordinator, joined the Ohio State staff in June 2019. He came to Columbus with eight seasons of collegiate coaching experience, including time at Virginia and Marymount. He has been involved with USA Volleyball coaching since 2007 and has been the Boys High Performance Coach. Bates played collegiately at George Mason before spending nearly a decade playing professionally both indoors and on the beach. He was a member of the 2010 U.S. National Beach Team and represented Team USA in multiple international FIVB tournaments, while also training with the U.S. National Team indoors.