Dec. 18, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State men's volleyball team was chosen to finish third in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association by a vote of the league coaches. The Buckeyes return four starters and a libero from last year's squad that captured the MIVA regular season title with a 10-4 record.
The 2011 MIVA tournament champion Lewis was voted as the conference favorite with 62 points and six first place votes. Loyola-Chicago was picked to finish second, having 54 points and one first place vote Ohio State came in a close third with 52 points and one first place vote.
Sophomore outside hitter Michael Henchy was selected to the MIVA preseason All-Conference team. The Ventura, Calif., product played in 21 matches for the Buckeyes last season and averaged 1.66 kills per set. Henchy had a solid summer in 2012 as he helped Team USA to a gold medal at the Junior Continental Championships in Colorado Springs.
Ohio State opens the 2013 schedule with a home match vs. Saint Francis in St. John Arena, Jan. 5. The match is set for 7 p.m. and admission is free.