Brittany Schock / Asst. sports editor
The Ohio State men’s volleyball team finished the 2012 season with a 21-9 record and a third-straight 20-win season, but the work for next season has already begun.
OSU coach Pete Hanson welcomed Kaukauna, Wis., native Alex Judkins to the 2013 roster Wednesday.
Judkins, a 6-foot-6-inch outside hitter, led Kaukauna High School to the state championship in November. After losing the two-time All-American opposite, Shawn Sangrey, Hanson knew he needed to add to the Buckeyes’ roster to fill the void.
“He will immediately add depth and size to our group of outside hitters,” Hanson said according to a press release.
He is a two-time First-Team All-State and All-Conference honoree and was named the Post-Crescent Player of the Year for two consecutive seasons.
“We are very glad that Alex has chosen to join our program,” Hanson said in the release. “Based on his athletic ability and skill set, we believe he will have a very successful career here at Ohio State.”
Judkins finished his high school career with 969 kills, 412 of which were from his senior year.
“Alex will have the opportunity to compete for a spot right away,” Hanson said.