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. Thursday shines the light on Reese Devilbiss out of Mount Wolf, Pa.
Devilbiss played in 96 matches logging 274 sets of action. He contributed 519 points during his Buckeye career by accumulating 430 kills, 78 blocks (eight solo) and 46 service aces. Devilbiss kept busy, also serving as a primary passer with over 1,000 serves received. He tacked on 251 digs as well to his already impressive stat line.
Devilbiss was amidst his finest offensive season to date in 2020, averaging 3.22 kills per set while attacking at a .309 clip.
The Health Sciences major earned Academic All-Big Ten, MIVA Academic All-Conference and OSU Scholar-Athlete honors each season and will be utilizing his degree for a recently-accepted position with Accenture right here in Columbus following graduation.
Martin Lallemand: “Reese is the kind of guy you naturally look up to. His hard work and ethic made him someone you’d always want on your side of the court and in your gym. He would always find ways to push you beyond your limits and motivate you to excel in what you’re doing. More than that though, Reese is also an incredible guy, always fun to be around, always here to pick you up when you’re down. I will definitely miss having him in the locker room.”
Matt Tompkins: “Reese is not only a phenomenal volleyball player, but an even better teammate and person. His maturity and presence on and off the court makes him a great leader and someone I personally looked up to a lot this year. Whether it was helping a teammate out or leading the team in kills, you could always look to Reese to be doing the right thing. His dedication and good-hearted nature will truly be missed next year.”