Robbie Klein - The Ohio State University

4/9/2007

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April 9, 2007

Robbie Klein - The Ohio State University
Sophomore, Outside Hitter, 6-3 (Cincinnati, Ohio - Archbishop Moeller High School)

photo courtesy of Ohio State athletics

 

Robbie Klein, a 6-3 middle blocker for then-No. 8 Ohio State, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week.  Klein earned the award for his outstanding play last week in helping the Buckeyes to a five-game, come-from-behind win over then-No. 6 Penn State and two sweeps of Quincy.  In the match against the Nittany Lions, Klein had 14 kills, four digs, two total blocks and handled 32 reception attempts without an error in the 3-2 victory.  In Ohio State's next match, their first win over Quincy, he again had 14 kills while hitting for a .571 hitting percentage, and adding three aces, three digs and one block assist in the match.  The following night, Klein hit Quincy with 16 kills, a .619 hitting percentage, three aces, nine digs and one block assist in the Buckeyes' 3-0 win.  For the week, Klein averaged 4.0 kills, a .457 hitting percentage, 1.45 digs and 4.73 points per game while helping lead Ohio State to no less than a share of the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association regular season championship.  This marks the 10th time a men's volleyball player from Ohio State has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week, and the first since John Albertson was selected on March 6, 2006.  The Buckeyes are coached by Pete Hanson.

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