No. 5 seed Ohio State at No. 4 seed Lewis
Date: April 16
Time: 7 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Neil Carey Arena
Watch: Lewis Live Stream
Live Stats: Lewisflyers.com
Game Notes: Ohio State | Lewis | MIVA
Rosters: Ohio State | Lewis
Season Stats: Ohio State | Lewis | MIVA | NCAA
MIVA Tournament Bracket
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeyes (13-13) enter postseason competiton as the No. 5 seed in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament. Ohio State travels to face No. 4 seed Lewis (15-11) in Romeoville, Illinois, Saturday. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.
- Ohio held its annual scholar athlete banquet earlier this week and of the 788 Buckeyes honored, 18 represented the men’s volleyball team.
- Jacob Pasteur (1st team), Samuel Clark (2nd team) and Martin Lallemand (2nd team) were selected by the MIVA coaches to the 2022 All-MIVA squads this year. Pasteur has played in all 99 sets to date this season with a team-high 394 kills. Clark is second with 354 kills and 165 digs while leading the Buckeyes in aces with 35. Lallemand is a three-time All-MIVA selection. He recorded 217 kills, 15 aces, 89 digs and 19 blocks this year.
- For the second time this year, Pasteur was named the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week after the Buckeyes ended the season with a pair of road wins at McKendree and at No. 11 Loyola Chicago. Pasteur hit .426 for the week with 34 kills on 61 swings and just eight errors.
Ohio State and its men’s volleyball program recognized its senior class following the match with McKendree April 2, a 3-2 win for the Buckeyes. Parker Mikesch, Lallemand, Luke Lentin, Sean Ryan and Ethan Tally were honored for their contributions to program over the course of their careers.
- The Buckeyes are 36-27 all-time vs. Lewis. The Flyers won both meetings during the regular season by 3-1 scores. The teams last met in postseason MIVA competition April 18, 2018 in Columbus, a 3-2 win for the Buckeyes in the MIVA Semifinals. Ohio State has not played previously at Lewis in MIVA Tournament play. The Buckeyes are 3-3 all-time vs. the Flyers in the MIVA Tournament. The game Saturday also is the first in the MIVA quarterfinal round vs. the Flyers.
- Ohio State is led by sophomore Jacob Pasteur’s 394 kills and 461.0 points. He is second with 34 aces and 57 blocks. Samuel Clark leads the Buckeyes in aces with 35. Cole Young is tops in blocks with 59.
- Ohio State is 473-143 all-time in Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association regular-season competition. The Buckeyes own 27 MIVA championships and 17 MIVA Tournament titles.
- The Buckeyes ended the regular season with a pair of road wins at McKendree (3-2) and then at No. 11 Loyola Chicago (3-0).
Prior to knocking off McKendree April 2 on Senior Day, Ohio State fell 3-1 to Lewis for a split on the final home weekend of the year.
Ohio State split a pair of road affairs at Lindenwood (L, 2-3) and at Quincy (W, 3-0) to even the season series with the Lions and sweep the Hawks.
- No. 8 Ball State earned a pair of wins over Ohio State in back-to-back games in Columbus March 16 (L, 2-3) and in Muncie (L, 1-3) March 19.
The Buckeyes swept both Quincy and Lindenwood, 3-0, in Columbus (Feb. 24/25)to even their MIVA record at 3-3. Ohio State swept Lincoln Memorial in a pair of games (3-0) before the Buckeyes fell at home to Penn State (3-0) and then on road to St. Francis (3-1) and in the rematch with the Nittany Lions (3-1).
- Sophomore Jacob Pasteur led the Buckeyes hitting .596 with 31 kills and just three errors to earn the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week (3/1/22) following the wins over Quincy and Lindenwood.
- Prior to traveling to McKendree and Lewis Feb. 11 and 13, Ohio State had last played Jan. 29 at UC Santa Barbara (L, 1-3) two days following a loss (1-3) to now No. 2 Long Beach State, also on the road. Two home games scheduled Feb. 4-5 vs. Mount Olive were canceled because of winter travel concerns.
- The majority of Ohio State’s losses have come to teams currently ranked among the Top 15 nationally. No. 1 UCLA, No. 3 Long Beach State, No. 2 Penn State (2), No. 6 UC Santa Barbara, No. 7 Ball State (2), No. 11 Loyola Chicago and No. 13 Lewis (2) account for 10 of Ohio State’s losses this season. The Buckeyes own a win over No. 5 USC. Ohio State is just outside the Top 15 this week with seven votes.
- Ohio State split vs. then-No. 2 UCLA (L, 3-2) and No. 12 Southern California (W, 3-1) at the B1G/Pac-12 Challenge at Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus.
- Ohio State opened the season with a pair of 3-0 wins over Central State Jan. 7-8. Pasteur led with 18 kills in the wins. He also recorded team highs in aces (6) and blocks (7).
- Martin Lallemand was named the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week Jan. 9. He had 15 kills, three aces, five digs and hit .357 in the wins over the Marauders.
- Lallemand has 808 career kills as a Buckeye, good for the No. 19 spot all-time. He cracked the Top 20 in Ohio State history with 13 at Loyola Chicago April 9. Lallemand passed David Frette (805/1989-91) and Tom Trantow (807/1999-2003). Jose Rivera holds the No. 19 spot with 900 from 1996-00.
- The MIVA coaches picked the Buckeyes at No. 3 in the annual preseason poll.
- A pair of Buckeyes made the preseason All-MIVA squad. Senior Martin Lallemand and sophomore Sotiris Siapanis, both outside hitters, represented the Buckeyes.
- Siapanis also was recognized as a preseason second team All-American by Off the Block. Siapanis, a 2021 Honorable Mention All-American (NVA/AVCA), was the 2021 MIVA Newcomer of the Year and a First Team All-MIVA selection.
- Kevin Burch, now in his third year as Ohio State head coach, added four student-athletes to the roster for the 2023 season on National Signing Day in November. Dan Hurley (6-8/OH), Jack O’Riodan (6-8/OH), Shane Wetzel (6-7/OPP) and Niko Williams (6-6/S) all signed their National Letters of Intent.
- Steven Kehoe (2008-11) was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame during ceremonies last fall. The former setter also earned Ohio State’s Male Athlete of the Year Award in 2011. Kehoe remains ranked among the Top 10 in school history for career assists (4,012), digs (595) and aces (97).
- Burch has a record of 33-31 over three seasons as head coach in Columbus.