COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State men's volleyball player Kevin Heine was been named the MIVA Player of the Week. He earned MIVA All-Tournament honors and was named the MIVA Tournament Most Valuable Player in helping Ohio State win the MIVA Tournament with 3-0 wins over Loyola-Chicago and Ball State.
Against Loyola-Chicago, Heine had six kills while hitting .600 and contributed a match-high six total blocks with one solo and five assists. He recorded seven kills and hit .700 against Ball State and produced a match-high seven total blocks with two solos and five assist blocks. In the two matches, Heine averaged 3.50 points per game while hitting .650. He averaged 2.17 blocks per game for the weekend.
Buckeyes in Provo, Utah, Preparing for NCAA Championship Semifinal Thursday
The 10th-ranked and fourth-seed Ohio State (16-10 overall, 9-1 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Champion) men's volleyball team will face top-ranked and No. 1 seed UC Irvine (25-5, 19-3 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Champion) at 11 p.m. ET Thursday (ESPNU) in the NCAA National Championship semifinals at Smith Fieldhouse on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo Utah. The first semifinal has fifth-ranked and second-seed Penn State (27-3, 12-0 Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association champion), the defending national champion, facing fourth-ranked and third-seed Southern California (20-10, 13-9, 5th, MFSF Tournament champion) at 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2/ESPNU). The semifinal winners will play Saturday at 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2).