Aug 21, 2013
Ohio State is one of seven Big Ten schools ranked in the AVCA Coaches Top 25 preseason poll and the league is the most represented in the poll. The Buckeyes will face eight teams this season ranked in the poll - Penn State (2), Minnesota (6), Michigan (7), Nebraska (10), Michigan State (14), Purdue (16), Florida State (18) and Western Kentucky (21).
The 2013 Ohio State roster features three seniors, four juniors, two sophomores and four freshmen. Senior Kaitlyn Leary was a 2012 All-Big Ten honorable mention, while classmates Davionna DiSalvatore and Julianne Mandolfo each had spots in last season's starting lineup.
The Buckeyes are led by head coach Geoff Carlston in his sixth season at Ohio State. Joining Carlston are four new staff members in assistant coaches Laura Benzing and Mike Terrill, volunteer assistant Josh Chiero and director of operations Kyle Homeyer.
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