Cole Young

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Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Height 6-10
  • Hometown Powell, Ohio
  • High School Olentangy Liberty

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Career Honors

  • Ohio State Scholar Athlete (2022)

2022 (Freshman)

  • Made significant contributions as a freshman
  • Played in all but one set (103) and in all 27 matches
  • Led the Buckeyes in total blocks with 63
  • Hit .400 on the year with 126 kills on 245 total attacks
  • Contributed 30 digs, nine aces and six assists
  • Set career high with 12 kills at Lindenwood (3/25/22) and seven blocks vs. Ball State (3/16/22)


  • Lettered four times in volleyball and twice in basketball (center) in high school
  • As a senior the varsity team made the final four
  • He was voted most improved, team MVP, earned First Team All-State and was the leading scorer for the reginal finals champions
  • His club team, Vanguard, was Columbus Invitational Champions (junior year) and as a senior was SoCal Cup Champions where he earned First Team All-Tournament honors


  • Son of Shanna and Matthew Young
  • Has two siblings, Kennedy and Channing
  • Intends to play professionally overseas
  • Enjoys playing basketball, watching Youtube, playing video games, boating and spending time with family and friends
  • Greatest thrill in sports to date was a club team match vs. Sports Performance at nationals, a 2-0 loss vs. high-level competition