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Mac Podraza

Setter

Player profile

  • Hometown Sunbury, Ohio
  • Last School Big Walnut H.S.
  • Year Senior
  • Height 6-2

CAREER HONORS
• Academic All-Big Ten (2020, 21)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2020, 21)
• 2022 Women’s Collegiate National Team
• AVCA All-American Third Team (2021)
• AVCA All-American Honorable Mention (2020)
• AVCA Northeast All-Region (2020, 21)
• First Team All-Big Ten (2020, 21)
• Big Ten Setter of the Week (Feb. 22; March 1; March 8; March 22, 2021 // Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 29, 2021)
• VCU Invitational All-Tournament Team (2021)

YEAR-BY-YEAR

2021 (Junior)

  • Led the country in assists per set (11.97) at the end of the regular season, third at the end of the season (11.76)
  • Ranks 10th in program history in career assists (2,701)
  • Recorded her 2,000th career assist at Michigan State (10/8)
  • Moved into the top-10 in career assists in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Howard (12/3)
  • Ranked 17th in the country at the end of the regular season in total assists (1,185), finished the season 10th (1,282)
  • Played in 32 matches and 109 sets this season
  • Ranked fourth on the team in both digs (277, 2.54 per set) and blocks (72, 0.66 per set)
  • Totaled 54 assists (second-most digs in her career) against Notre Dame and No. 7 Purdue (9/24)
  • Recorded 11 double-doubles this season with assists and digs, including 10 against Big Ten opponents
  • Totaled a career-high 18 digs at No. 12 Minnesota (10/24)
  • Tied her career-high four aces in the four-set win against No. 4 Washington (8/28)

2020 (Sophomore)
• Played in all 20 matches and 81 sets
• Totaled 883 assists (10.9 per set), 163 digs (2.01 per set), 72 kills, 44 blocks and 23 service aces
• Had a season-high 53 assists against Nebraska
• Totaled a season-high 15 digs against Penn State
• Had a season-high seven kills against Illinois

2019 (Freshman)
• Started 14 of the 28 matches she played in
• Second on the team with 537 assists
• Also second among Big Ten freshmen behind 6.32 assists per set
• Third for the Buckeyes with 53 blocks (49a, 4s)
• Added 72 digs, 71 kills and six service aces
• Had a pair of double-doubles against Illinois and Iowa
• Recorded 22 matches with double-digit assists, including 10 with at least 20 helpers
• Handed out a career-high 66 assists versus Texas Tech
• Registered a .688 hitting clip with a career-high 12 kills and 16 assists against the Hawkeyes

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Four-year letterwinner at Big Walnut High School
• Named District and OCC Player of the Year as a senior
• Under Armour Second Team All-America laurels
• Two-time USAV All-American and JVA All-National Team member
• Invited to participate in Ohio’s state all-star match
• Earned First Team All-OCC twice
• Recorded her 1,000th career assist during her junior season
• 2016 OCC Player of the Year and First Team All-District selection
• Played club ball with Mintonette Sports, where she led her U-16 team to a USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship

PERSONAL INFO
• Daughter of Chris and Chris Podraza
• Has two brothers, Jackson and Blake
• Her mother played volleyball at the University of Minnesota
• Arts and sciences major