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Nicolas Szerszen
Nicolas  Szerszen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Conflans Ste Hne, France

High School:
Lycee International

Height:
6-4

Position:
Outside Hitter

06/05/2017

Volleyball Magazine Tabs Szerszen as Player of the Year

Five Buckeyes listed in VBM All-America list

05/08/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

05/06/2017

No. 1 Ohio State wins National Championship

Buckeyes top BYU in straight sets to win back-to-back national championships

05/01/2017

School-Record Five Buckeyes Earn All-America Recognition

Johnson & Szerszen land on the First Team

04/24/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

CAREER HONORS
• Enters 2018 ranked Top-20 in school history with 178 service aces (1st), .52 aces/set (1st), 1,275 kills (8th), 4.50 points/set (8th), 1,543.0 points (8th), 3.72 kills/set (9th), 2,480 attempts (9th), a .365 hitting percentage (11th), 549 digs (16th) and 1.60 digs/set (19th)
• National Player of the Year (2016 - AVCA, first in program history)
• National Player of the Year (2017 - Volleyball Magazine)
• AVCA All-America First Team (2016, 2017)
• Volleyball Magazine All-America First Team (2017)
• AVCA All-America Honorable Mention (2015)
• MIVA Player of the Year (2016, 2017)
• All-MIVA First Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
• NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2017)
• NCAA All-Tournament Team (2016, 2017)
• MIVA Tournament MVP (2016)
• MIVA All-Tournament Team (2016, 2017)
• AVCA National Player of the Week (3/15/16; 1/10/17)
• MIVA Player of the Week (nine times)
• MIVA Freshman of the Year (2015)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017)
• MIVA Academic All-Conference (2015, 2016, 2017)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2015, 2016, 2017)

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2017 (Junior)

• Started all 34 matches, playing in every set but one
• Broke his own school records by racking up 75 services aces and averaging .64 aces per set
• The .64 aces/set clip was best in the NCAA for 2017
• Also ranked Top-10 nationally with 4.58 points/set (9th), a .389 hitting percentage (9th) and 3.73 kills/set (10th)
• Further etched his named in the OSU Record Books with season totals of 541.0 points (9th all-time) and 440 kills (12th)
• Responsible for 15 or more points in 24 of 34 matches with no fewer than 10 points in all but one contest
• Picked up AVCA National Player of the Week and MIVA Offensive Player of the Week on Jan. 10
• Tallied a pair of double-doubles
• Successfully handled 97 percent of his service receptions with just 18 errors on 605 attempts
• Connected for six aces at Stanford (1/14), tied for the fourth most in OSU history
• Tallied multiple aces in 22 matches, including 13 outings of three-plus service snipes
• Tagged Hawaii for five aces in the NCAA Semifinals

2016 (Sophomore)
• Set all-time Ohio State records with 63 total service aces and .42 aces per set average
• 516 kills and 614 points are also inside the all-time top-5 in school history
• Ranked third nationally in 2016 with 5.13 points and .53 service aces per set in NCAA matches
• Also slotted seventh with 4.31 kills/set and 12th with a .390 attacking efficiency in NCAA rankings
• Named the AVCA National Player of the Week on March 15 after pushing OSU to road victories over UC Irvine and then-No. 1 Long Beach State (3/11-12), responsible for more than six points per set for the weekend
• Dominated MIVA weekly awards, corralling six Offensive Player of the Week honors
• One of two Buckeyes to start all 34 matches and play in every set
• Recorded 10 or more kills in all matches but two
• Posted six double-doubles, including a 20-kill, 16-dig performance in the NCAA Tournament opening round vs. George Mason (5/3)
• Clinched the NCAA Semifinals victory by delivering his fifth service ace of the evening on match-point against UCLA (5/5)
• Accumulated season totals of 995 kills, 206 digs, 73 aces, 57 blocks (13s, 44a) and 21 assists while hitting at a .384 clip
• Team-best .967 serve-receive percentage, committing just 22 errors on 673 attempts

2015 (Freshman)
• Ranked fifth in the MIVA and 16th nationally averaging .39 aces/set
• Also ranked in the MIVA top-10 for points (3.77/set; 7th), attacking efficiency (.307; 8th) and kills (3.10; t-8th)
• .39 aces/set rate and 40 total aces both tied for sixth all-time at OSU for a single season
• Started all 30 matches played, producing double-digit points in 23 contests and 20 or more points four times
• Earned Off The Block National Freshman of the Week and MIVA Defensive Player of the Week after averaging 2.43 digs and .71 blocks per set in triumphs over Penn State (2/11) and Saint Francis (2/15)
• Received MIVA Offensive Player of the Week accolades (3/10) following a 24-point performance against George Mason
• Tallied three double-doubles -- vs. Penn State (2/11; 16 kills, 11 digs), at IPFW (2/20; 10 kills, 13 digs) and at George Mason (3/7; 18 kills, 10 digs)
• Rifled at least one ace in 21 matches and registered multiple-aces 11 times

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Member of the French National Team pipeline, highlighted by playing on the U-19 World Championship team in the summer of 2013
• Competed for the U-21 squad in Spring 2014

PERSONAL
• Son of Jacek and Magdalena Szerszen
• Older sister, Anna, played volleyball at Ohio State (2006-10) and still ranks in the top-20 all-time for career kills and career points
• Father, Jacek, played in the top professional league in Poland
• Mechanical engineering major

2015 Match-by-Match Get Acrobat Reader

2016 Match-by-Match Get Acrobat Reader

2017 Match-by-Match Get Acrobat Reader

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