COLUMBUS, Ohio - Redshirt freshman Jake Hanes needed just four weeks of action to earn recognition from the conference office, named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday (Jan. 30). The Buckeye opposite hitter produced 6.42 points per set in a pair of victorious sweeps for Ohio State last week over Saint Francis and then-No. 8 Penn State.
VolleyMob.com also took notice of Hanes' stellar week, selecting him as their National Player of the Week. READ MORE
Hanes was the go-to weapon for Ohio State thanks to a .452 hitting percentage and 5.83 kills/set. He began the week by crushing 19 kills at a .471 rate against the Red Flash before coming back in a big way versus the Nittany Lions with 16 more kills and a .429 attacking rate.
Hanes and the rest of the Buckeyes take to the road this week, playing at Charleston (W.Va.) Friday (Feb. 2) and at George Mason Saturday night (Feb. 3). Both contests are set for 7 p.m. ET starts.