Berzins has been named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Defensive Player of the Week. Berzins averaged 2.33 digs per game and had a .985 serve reception percentage in the wins over 13th-ranked (tie) Ball State and 15th-ranked Loyola-Chicago to help Ohio State win the MIVA Tournament and advance to the NCAA Championship semifinals. Berzins had eight digs and one assist against Ball State and handled 29 serve receptions without an error. In the championship match against Loyola-Chicago, he recorded a match-high 13 digs, two assists and had a .974 serve reception percentage handling 37 of 38 receptions. This is the third time Berzins has been honored this season as the MIVA Defensive Player of the Week.
Fourth seed Ohio State (22-7) will face host and top-seed Stanford (22-6) Thursday night at 11 p.m. ET in the second semifinal of the NCAA Championship in Maples Pavilion at Stanford.