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Ethan Talley

Middle Blocker

Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Newport Beach, Calif.
  • High School Newport Harbor
  • Height 6-7

CAREER HONORS
• MIVA All-Freshman Team (2019)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2020)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2020)
• MIVA Academic All-Conference (2019, 2020)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2019, 2020)

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2020 (Sophomore)
• Played in 13 matches and started seven
• Attacked at a .440 clip with 44 kills on 75 swings and 11 errors
• Ranked second on the team with .88 blocks per set (28 total blocks)
• Bounced eight of 11 error-free attempts (.727) versus North Greenville (1/4)
• Connected on a season-high 11 kills against No. 3 UC Santa Barbara (2/7) while hitting .474 (11-2-19)

2019 (Freshman)
• MIVA All-Freshman Team
• Started 15 of 17 matches played
• Registered a season hitting percentage of .518 with 70 kills on 112 attempts and 12 errors
• Added 25 blocks, nine digs and four aces to season stat line
• Became the fifth Buckeye in school history finish a match hitting 1.000 (min. 10 attempts) by bouncing all 10 swings vs. McKendree (3/1)
• Flawless 10-for-10 effort was one of three such performances in the entire country for 2019
• Efficient at Lewis (3/30) as well, terminating all five attack attempts
• Threw up a team-high seven blocks in just two sets during collegiate debut vs. Erskine (1/19)
• Produced double-digit points three times

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• AVCA Boys High School All-America Second Team
• First Team All-CIF, First Team All-California
• Four-time all-league selection
• Team captain (2018)
• Won back-to-back national championships competing for the 949 Volleyball Club

PERSONAL
• Son of Noreen and Jay Talley
• Has a sister, Lauren
• Father, Jay, played basketball at Utah State University
• Finance (Business) major