Buckeyes improve to 16-5 on the season
Buckeyes improve to 15-5 on the season
The Buckeyes top McKendree in Bearcats' first MIVA match
Ohio State won five of eight sets played
Buckeyes win six of eight sets played
2015 (Junior Season): Played in 15 matches, making four starts ... averaged 9.40 assists per set during four-match starting streak (3/17-28) ... accumulated 158 assists, 23 digs, 14 blocks and three service aces overall ... posted season-high 44 assists and six digs in back-to-back matches at Penn State (3/21) and vs. Erskine (3/28), adding six blocks against the Nittany Lions and three aces vs. the Flying Fleet ... threw up four blocks (1s, 3a) and 27 assists in sweep at Saint Francis (3/20).
2014 (Sophomore Season; at Pacific): Played in 21 matches, including 16 starts ... dished out 458 assists while attacking at a .304 clip (21-7-46) as a setter ... added 86 digs, 35 blocks (4s, 31a) and four service aces ... tallied 55 assists in a four-set win over UC-San Diego (Feb. 8) ... added 11 digs versus UC-San Diego for a double-double ... responsible for 7.5 points in season-opening victory against Cal State Northridge (Jan. 4) with four kills, four blocks (1s, 3a) and an ace.
2013 (Freshman Season; at Pacific): Played in 21 matches, starting three ... recorded 134 assists, 33 digs, five kills, four blocks and a pair of service aces.
Prior to Pacific: Led his club teams to first place finishes at the 2009 Parana Cup, 2008 Olympic Center Cup and state championships in 2007 and 2008 ... team was state runner-up in 2009.
Personal: Son of Mauro and Rejane Grasso ... has two siblings; brother, Gianluca and sister, Anna Carolina ... both parents played for the Brazilian National Team ... majoring in civil engineering.
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