May 13, 2022

Pasteur Earns Roster Spot on USA Volleyball Nations League Team

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jacob Pasteur, Ohio State’s rising junior outside hitter from Westminster, Maryland, was named to the USA’s 25-player Volleyball Nations League Roster Friday, USA Volleyball announced.

The team consists of nine players from the USA squad that competed in last summer’s Tokyo Olympics as well as a group of players to recently completed their collegiate seasons in 2022.

The tournament begins for the USA in Brasilia, Brazil, June 8.

Pasteur said representing Team USA always is a special thrill.

“This means a lot to me,” Pasteur said. “Being able to represent and be a part of Team USA again is a blessing. I am super thankful for this opportunity and look forward to making the most of it!”

Kevin Burch, head coach of the Buckeyes, said it is rare for college players to make the USA squad and looks forward to watching Pasteur compete at the international level.

“It’s not very often you see college players on the VNL roster, but Jacob is certainly deserving of the honor,” Burch said. “Jacob’s growth on and off the court the past year and a half has been fun to watch and it’s exciting to see him earn this incredible opportunity to expand on his development. We are excited to see him learn and compete with the best players in the world and wish him nothing but the best for him this summer!”

Noting Pasteur in 2022

  • Named First Team All-MIVA
  • Led Ohio State with 417 kills and was second in blocks with 59
  • Also topped teammates with 38 aces while adding 40 assists and 139 digs
  • Played a team-high 104 sets in all 27 matches
  • In 14 MIVA contest he led Buckeyes with 239 kills on 448 swings for a hitting percentage of .366
  • In all matches, he hit .317 on 808 attacks
  • Set a career high with 24 kills vs. Loyola Chicago (2/17/22) and 49 attacks vs. Ball State (3/16/22)
  • Recorded career best hitting percentage of .714 vs. Lindenwood (2/25/22) with 15 kills, no errors and 21 attacks
  • Had 10 or more kills in 25 of 27 matches, including each of the last 11 … also had 20 or more kills in five matches on the year
  • Led Ohio State with 489.5 points for a career total of 742.5 over 172 sets and 46 matches played

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