COLUMBUS, Ohio – OhioState men’s volleyball setter Daniel Mathews (Sr., Shorewood, Wis.) has been named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Player of the Week for his play last week. He recorded his second double-double of the season and eighth of his career with 43 assists and a season-high 11 digs in the 3-1 (28-30, 30-24, 30-23, 30-20) win at Mercyhurst. Mathews added four total blocks (one solo and three assists), two ace serves and a kill in the match. His previous dig high this season was nine in two matches.
With his solo block, Mathews has moved into sole possession of 11th on the OSU career solo blocks list with 43. He had been tied for 11th with Steve Potter (1993-95). His three assist blocks has moved him into solo possession of fifth place on the OSU career assist blocks lists. He was previously tied with Gary Wrobel (1994-97). Mathews averaged 10.8 assists, 2.75 digs, 1.00 blocks and .50 aces per game in the match.
For the season, Mathews is averaging 12.04 assists per game and ranks second on the team in digs (1.53 per game), aces (.28) and blocks (1.12) per game. He is averaging 1.25 points and .35 kills per game while hitting .208. He ranks third in career assists with 4,811, third in aces with 102, 15th in digs with 510 and is seventh in total blocks with 372 (43 solos, 329 assists).
The 11th-ranked Buckeyes (10-6 overall, 6-1 MIVA) return to action March 19 at Lewis (12-6, 3-2).