COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University men’s volleyball program is hosting #SeniorWeek (March 23-29), spending a day celebrating each member of the seven-man senior class. To get it started, the focus is on Kyle Skinner.
Skinner made the cross-country trek to Columbus after previously playing for Santa Barbara College in his hometown of Santa Barbara, Calif. He took the court in over 20 matches for the Buckeyes and made five starts. Skinner was responsible for 56 points with 47 kills, eight block assists and five service aces. He just missed out on a double-double against Quincy on Feb. 16, 2019 when he registered nine kills and nine digs.
The Film Studies major was featured by OhioStateBuckeyes.com in September following his Columbus Film Festival Journey.
Tim Baldwin: “Kyle Skinner has an undeniably infectious attitude. He’s the kind of person who can bring a good mindset with him wherever he goes and because of this he is an absolute joy to be around. Kyle is the teammate you can go to when times get tough and he will always be one of my treasured friends.”
Parker Mikesch: “What a talent, what an athlete, what an impressive volleyball player, but more so than all of those, what a teammate. Kyle was the guy who was always there to pick your head up. It didn’t matter if Kyle had just had three kills in a row, or three errors in a row, he was there for you. He was there to pick you up and make sure you were at your best.
“Will I always remember how special of an athlete Kyle was? Without a doubt. More importantly I will always remember what a great teammate he was and how lucky we are to now have someone like him in our lives. I am grateful that Ohio State and the sport of volleyball allowed me to meet such a great guy.”