Ohio State's John Klanac Named MIVA Offensive Player of the Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s volleyball John Klanac has been named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Offensive Player of the Week for his play in a win over 11th-ranked Loyola-Chicago and a loss at 15th-ranked Lewis. In the 3-1 win at Loyola-Chicago, Klanac recorded a match-high 21.5 points. He posted a match-high 19 kills, while hitting .325. Klanac added four total blocks (one solo, three assists) and five digs. He handled seven of 11 serve receptions. The Buckeye victory gave Ohio State a fifth consecutive Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association championship. Klanac, in the 3-1 loss to 15th-ranked Lewis, recorded 10 kills (.273), six digs and three assist blocks. He handled 20 serve receptions without an error. In the two matches, Klanac averaged 3.94 points, 3.62 kills, 1.38 digs and .50 blocks per set while hitting .306. He handled 31 of 35 serve receptions for a .886 percentage.

Ohio State (18-5, 11-1, 1st, MIVA) returns to St. John Arena for two matches against Princeton (3-15, 1-8 Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association). The Buckeyes host the Tigers at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. OSU continues play at 5 p.m. Sunday at 10th-ranked Penn State (20-5, 10-0 EIVA). The match will be carried live by the Big Ten Network.

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