Pacific Trio Transfers to Ohio State

June 20, 2014


COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State University men's volleyball program has added three student-athletes to the 2014-15 roster. Sophomores Matt Dorn and Ryan Genn, as well as junior Christian Franceschi, have all transferred from the University of the Pacific.

Matt Dorn
6-5 - So. - Middle Blocker - San Diego, Calif.
2014 (Freshman Season; at Pacific):
Played in 16 matches and 42 sets for the Tigers, accumulating 62.5 points on 43 kills and 34 blocks (5s, 29a) ... attacked at a .281 clip (43-16-96) for the season ... put away nine of 16 errorless swings (.562) in a three-setter at BYU (Jan. 25) ... sent back six block assists versus UC San Diego (Feb. 8).

Personal: Son of Jonathan and Lisa Dorn ... has two younger sisters, Lexi and Tori ... majoring in mechanical engineering.

Christian Franceschi
6-3 - Jr. - Outside Hitter - Oviedo, Fla.
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.

Bishop Moore High School: 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 biomedical engineering

Ryan Genn
6-4 - So. - Opposite - Pleasanton, Calif.
2014 (Freshman Season; at Pacific):
Played in 20 matches and 47 sets for the Tigers ... totaled 35 kills, 33 digs, 20 blocks (1s, 19a) and three aces on the season ... put away five kills in a pair of three-set matches at UC Santa Barbara (Jan. 17) and California Baptist (Jan. 23) ... season-high six digs also came against California Baptist (2.00/set) ... racked up eight points versus BYU (Feb. 14), bouncing four kills, two aces and getting in on four block assists.

Personal: Son of Tom and Joan Genn ... has two older brothers, Sean and Mike ... majoring in business administration.