#17

Samuel Clark

Middle Blocker

Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Height 6-6
  • Hometown Baltimore, Md.
  • High School Loyola Blakefield

CAREER HONORS
• All-MIVA Second Team (2020)
• MIVA Academic All-Conference (2020)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2020)

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2020 (Freshman)
• All-MIVA Second Team honoree
• Only Buckeye to play in all 19 matches (started in 18 contests)
• Paced the squad in hitting percentage (.455) and blocking (59 total, .89/set)
• Blocking average ranked seventh in the MIVA and 35th nationally
• Responsible for 2.50 points per set with 124 kills, 59 blocks (five solo) and nine aces in 66 sets
• Named National Freshman of the Week (1/21) by Off the Block after dominating performances in wins over Lincoln Memorial and King
• Earned MIVA Defensive Player of the Week laurels as well (1/20)
• Terminated 13 of 15 error-free attacks at Loyola Chicago (2/21) to hit .867
• Swung at a clip above .750 five different times
• Added 36 digs and seven assists to season stat line

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• All-Maryland Interscholastic Association (MIAA) First Team honoree in both 2018 and 2019
• Loyola Bakerfield High’s Fall Athlete of the Year for 2018
• Selected to participate in the USA Volleyball High Performance Program, competing for USA Youth Continental Red in the USAV High Performance Championships
• Played club ball for the Masters Volleyball Academy

PERSONAL
• Son of Laura and Sandy Clark
• Two brothers, Ian and Will
• Will plays basketball at the University of Maryland
• Engineering major