January 10, 2017

Szerszen Named Nation’s Best of Opening Week


Jan. 10, 2017


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nicolas Szerszen has been tabbed as the National Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) after an electric performance in lifting the top-ranked Buckeyes over No. 2 UCLA on Jan. 7. Szerszen also played a role in the Buckeyes downing of USC the night prior. In addition, he was also awarded MIVA Offensive Player of the Week recognition.

This marks the second National Player of the Week and ninth MIVA Player of the Week (eight Offensive, one Defensive) laurels of Szerszen’s career.

The Buckeye junior outside hitter averaged 3.50 kills per set while attacking .340 for the week. He exploded for 19 points on 17 kills and a two service aces to send away the Bruins. His .500 hitting efficiency vs. UCLA was accompanied by a team-high seven digs as well.

Ohio State has captured a total of 17 AVCA National player of the Week awards all-time.