COLUMBUS, Ohio – A dream has come to fruition for homegrown talent Sarah Sue Morbitzer, who will be joining the Ohio State women’s volleyball team for the 2020 campaign.
A native of Groveport, Ohio, Morbitzer has been around the Buckeye program since 2007. She fell in love with the Scarlet and Gray when she was 6 after taking part in the Lil’ Spikers camp. Since that day, she has always wanted to be a Buckeye.
Morbitzer is a four-year letterwinner and three-time captain at Hamilton Township High School. The five-foot-six defensive specialist earned First Team Mid-State League honors every year and was the conference’s Player of the Year in her final three seasons. Morbitzer received all-district laurels four times, including a pair of appearances on the first team. As a junior, she was featured on the AVCA Under Armour Phenom List and was a high honorable mention on PrepVolleyball’s High School All-American list. In her final season, she secured First Team All-Ohio and AVCA All-Region recognition. She finished her career with 2,025 assists, 1,279 kills and 1,177 digs.
Morbitzer spent her club career with Mintonette Sports. She helped the team to the 2019 AAU 17s National Championship crown and took home silver medals at the 2019 and 2016 USAV Nationals. Mintonette also won the USAV National Championship in 2013.
Coach Carlston on Sarah Sue: “Obviously it has been really cool to see Sarah Sue grow up with this program. The truth is she is an amazing volleyball player who is going to make us better right away through her tenacity and competitiveness. She is one of the better passers and defenders you will find anywhere. She’s a winner and I can’t wait to have her in Covelli.”