Michael Wright Becomes 2nd Ohio State Men’s Volleyball Player To Win National Freshman Of The Week

By February 5, 2020 (8:00 am)Joe Dempsey, Sports, Volleyball
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Michael Wright, a setter on the Ohio State men’s volleyball team, received National Freshman of the Week honors, becoming the second Buckeye to earn the award this season (Samuel Clark, Jan. 21).

Wright guided the Ohio State offense to a .396 team hitting percentage with 64 assists during a pair of sweeps on the road.

The 6-foot-4 freshman from Glen Allen (Va.) Deep Run began his standout weekend by dishing out 29 assists and posting six blocks at Saint Francis. 

Then against No. 7 Penn State, Wright distributed 35 assists in an Ohio State victory in Happy Valley, Pa.. 

On the week, Wright averaged 10.67 assists, 1.17 digs and 1.00 blocks per set.

The national award for the best freshman of the week was given by Off the Block (OTB), which is the nation’s premier website for coverage of collegiate men’s volleyball. 

While in high school Wright led Deep Run to back-to-back Virginia state championships in 2017 and 2018 while earning Player of the Year accolades at the state, region and metro level both seasons.

He also competed for the Richmond Volleyball Club for six years and East Coast Volleyball Club for one year.

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