OSU's Steven Kehoe and Ramapo's Matt Scott Named Sports Imports/AVCA Men's National Players of the Week
Steven Kehoe, a 6-4 setter for then-No. 14 The Ohio State University, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week after quarterbacking his team to a four-set upset of then-No. 6 Penn State. The junior dished out 54 assists during the match, to go along with seven digs, four kills, one block and one ace, in the Buckeyes' first win in PSU's Rec Hall since Jan. 12, 1999. The victory was also OSU's first against the Nittany Lions in the teams' last nine go-abouts and snapped PSU's 51-match home winning streak. For the week, Kehoe averaged 13.50 assists and 1.75 digs per game, while directing the OSU offense to a .283 team hitting percentage. This is the 12th time an Ohio State player has snagged Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division I-II Player of the Week accolades, the last athlete to do so being Ted Schoenfeldt on April 6, 2009. The Buckeyes are coached by Pete Hanson.
Matt Scott, a 6-3 setter for Ramapo College has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week. He earned the award for his efforts in spearheading the Roadrunners to two wins last week, including an upset of then-No. 4 Baruch. Scott began the week by distributing 48 assists, in addition to netting eight digs, two blocks, two kills and an ace in Ramapo's sweep of Stevenson. The senior followed by recording 39 assists, six digs, two blocks, one kill and one ace in the Roadrunners' whitewashing of Baruch, a match in which Ramapo hit .417 as a team under Scott's guidance. For the week, Scott averaged 14.50 assists and 2.33 digs per game, while the Roadrunners hit at a combined .416 clip. This marks first time a Ramapo athlete has been awarded Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week accolades. The Roadrunners are coached by Don Vanderbeck.