January 25, 2011

Ohio State's Hock and Sangrey Earn MIVA Player of the Week Honors

COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State’s men’s volleyball student-athletes libero Anthony Hock and opposite Shawn Sangrey was named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association defensive and offensive players of the week, respectively.

Hock, averaged 3.00 digs per set and had a .981 serve reception percentage in Buckeye wins over George Mason (3-1) and IPFW (3-0). He recorded 10 digs in the home match against George Mason and handled 36 serve receptions without an error. At IPFW, in the MIVA opener, Hock recorded a season-high 11 digs and handled 15 of 16 serve receptions. For the season, he is averaging 1.47 digs per set and has a team-high .986 serve reception percentage handling 68 of 69 attempts.

Sangrey, in the 3-1 home win over George Mason, Shawn Sangrey had a match-high 19.5 points with a team-high 16 kills (.237), two ace serves, a career-tying 10 digs and three assist blocks. In the MIVA league opener at IPFW, he posted a match and season-high 22 points with a season-high 17 kills while hitting a career-high .571 (17-1-28). Sangrey added a season-high three ace serves, three digs and four assist blocks against the Mastodons. For the two matches, he averaged 5.93 points, 4.71 kills, .71 aces, 1.86 digs and 1.00 blocks per set while hitting .379.

Ninth-ranked (tie) Ohio State (3-2, 1-0 MIVA) will play at 7 p.m. Saturday at second-ranked (Div. III) Juniata (8-1, 1-0).

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