Ohio State wins MIVA Tournament Title
Ohio State carries 19-match winning streak into the weekend
Ohio State to host MIVA championship match Saturday (April 23)
Ohio State to host semifinals Wednesday (April 20)
Seven Buckeyes earn conference awards
2014 (Sophomore Season; at Pacific): Played in all 27 matches and all but one set for the Tigers ... ranked second on the squad with 207 kills (2.30/set) and 102 digs (1.13/set) ... added 43 blocks (3s, 40a) to total 244 points on the season ... racked up nine or more kills in 12 of 27 contests, including a season-high total of 17 versus BYU (Feb. 14) and season-best clip of 5.00/set against Stanford (Feb. 12) in back-to-back matches ... fired a pair of service aces three times and at least one ace in 11 matches.
2013 (Freshman Season; at Pacific): Played in 48 sets for the Orange and Black, picking up 37 kills on 91 swings ... added four service aces, 19 digs and eight blocks.
Prior to Pacific: Listed as part of the 2012 Mizuno/Volleyball Boys' Fab 50, which honors the top 50 senior boys' youth talents in the United States ... played in the 2011 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships, and was one of 31 players selected for the USAV program where he competed against players from around the world ... led his team to the Florida High School Athletic Association Final Four all four seasons, winning the state championship in 2010 and 2012 ... earned All-League honors from 2009-12, the Orlando Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012, Mr. Florida Volleyball Player of the Year from 2010-12, Bishop Moore's Offensive Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010, and was the team MVP in 2011 and 2012 ... overall, his high school team posted a 103-9 record while he recorded 1,446 total kills ... four-year Honor Roll and member of the History, Science and English National Honor Societies.
Personal: Son of Jorge and Jeanne Franceschi ... older sister, Alexandra, was a standout on the volleyball court as well winning three Florida state championships at Lake Highland Preparatory School ... majoring in civil engineering.
NCAA Tournament Bracket Released