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Parker Mikesch

Libero

Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Height 5-11
  • Hometown Xenia, Ohio
  • High School Beavercreek

CAREER HONORS
• 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)
• ‘Starting’ libero for seven matches and played in 10 total
• Averaged 1.64 digs per set
• Dug a season-high 15 balls vs. Lincoln Memorial (1/16)
• Reached double-digit digs in the season’s final match as well with 11 against No. 8 Penn State (3/8)
• Committed just 10 errors on 185 service-receptions (.946)
• Assisted on 11 kills

2019 (Freshman)
• Played in 28 matches, including eight starts as a fill-in setter
• Ranked second on the team with 259 assists
• Added 51 digs, 10 blocks, seven kills and three service aces to season stat line
• Dished out a season-high 53 assists in a four-set win over Lincoln Memorial (2/2), steering the squad to a .328 hitting percentage

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• First Team All-Ohio and Regional Player of the Year (2017, 2018)
• Second Team All-Ohio (2016)
• First Team all-region (2016, 2017, 2018)
• Made Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list
• Left Beavercreek High School as the all-time leader in digs and service aces
• Spent three years playing club ball for Vanguard, including two campaigns as team captain (2017, 2018)
• Competed for Team USA’s U-19 National Team at the 2017 World Championships in Bahrain

PERSONAL
• Son of Krista Horsmon and Jeff Mikesch
• Has three siblings; Mason, Tanner and Laini
• Mother, Krista Horsmon, was a volleyball All-American at Michigan Tech and coached there for 16 seasons
• Father, Jeff, played ice hockey at Michigan Tech and was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings
• Stepfather, Tim Horsmon, is the women’s volleyball head coach at the University of Dayton
• Double major in Sport Industry and Psychology