OhioStateBuckeyes.com catches up with Junior Middle Blocker, Andrea Kacsits
Senior Kaitlyn Leary was named Most Outstanding Player
Kaitlyn Leary earned honorable mention; Taylor Sandbothe named to All-Freshman team
Ohio State finished the 2013 regular season with an 18-14 overall record
Ohio State hosts No. 2 Penn State Wednesday in St. John Arena; travels to Iowa Saturday
Ohio State vs. Toledo Photo Gallery
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.