Taylor Sandbothe earned Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors
Senior primed for final go-around
OSU women’s volleyball players have traveled to four different continents since May
Buckeye pair selected by conference coaches
Ohio State vs. Toledo Photo Gallery
Spring 2015: Participated in Ohio State Athletics' trip to Costa Rica, in conjunction with the Soles 4 Souls directive.
2014 (Junior Season): Returned from a preseason injury to make season debut at Iowa (10/3) ... played in a total of 15 matches, including nine starts ... attacked at a team-high clip of .324 (32-8-71) ... added 25 blocks, 18 digs and four service aces ... started seven straight late-season matches from Nov. 12-Dec. 5 ... swung a season-high .778 in sweeping Iowa (11/19), bouncing eight kills ... contributed 10 points (seven kills, four block assists, an ace) against Minnesota (11/26) ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient ... an Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete selection.
2013 (Sophomore Season): Started all 32 matches at middle blocker ... averaged .71 blocks per set ... 84 blocks on the year (18s, 66a) ... career-high 13 kills and 17.0 points (13-1-1-4) against Green Bay (8/31) ... tied a career-best with eight blocks (1-7) against Western Kentucky (9/6) ... 10 kills and three blocks at Indiana (10/5) ... finished with four blocks (1-3) and eight kills at Florida State (9/6) ... had five blocks (1s, 4a) vs. the Phoenix ... set a career mark with six digs vs. Liberty (8/30) ... eight kills and four blocks (2s, 2a) with a service ace for 12.0 points against Nebraska (10/25) ... had five blocks at Minnesota (11/15) and six at Wisconsin (11/17) ... five blocks vs. Illinois (11/22) ... named to Sports Imports DC Koehl Classic all-tournament team ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2012 (Freshman Season): Started collegiate career with four kills against Houston (8/24) ... notched a season-high nine kills at Illinois (10/5) ... totaled a season-best 13.5 points (9-1-2-3) vs. the Illini ... season total of 83 kills and 130.0 points ... two solo blocks against Houston (8/24) and at Illinois (10/5) ... career-high eight blocks (1s,7a) in four-set win at Western Kentucky ... six blocks (1s,5a) in four-set win against Nebraska (10/26) ... 80 total blocks (12s, 68a) on the year for a .83 average.
Prior to Ohio State: Coached by Kelly Delacher at Rockford High School ... totaled 555 kills and 169 blocks as a senior to set a pair of school records ... finished with 1,831 kills and 631 blocks in her four years at Rockford ... four-time All-Region & All-Conference honoree ... 2011 and 2012 First Team All-State ... named to the All-State second team in 2009 and 2010 ... member of the 2012 Michigan Class A State Championship team ... led team to four-straight district titles (2009-2012) ... 2011 and 2012 regional champions ... 2011 AVCA Under Armour All-American Honorable Mention ... Gatorade Michigan Player of the Year finalist ... No. 78 on Prepvolleyball.com's list of Top 100 seniors ... listed among Volleyball Magazine Girls' Fab 50 list ... lettered in basketball as well ... member of the 2012 Honor Society ... named to the Prepvolleyball.com High School Volleyball Academic All-America first team ... was the Youth Initiative Class leader from 2009-2012 ... played for the Dead Frog Far Out Club coached by Joe Steenhuysen ... team finished second at the President's Day Tournament in 2012.
Personal: Daughter of John and Susan Kacsits ... has an older sister, Olivia, and a younger sister, Victoria ... Olivia rowed at Notre Dame and father, John, played basketball for the University of Scranton ... majoring in communication technology.