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@Ohio_Volleyball's 2017 Recruiting Class Earns High Honorable Mention From PrepVolleyball.com

Under fourth-year head coach Deane Webb, the Ohio volleyball program's 2017 recruiting recently received High Honorable Mention from PrepVolleyball.com.
June 7, 2017

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ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio volleyball program's 2017 recruiting recently received High Honorable Mention from PrepVolleyball.com.

Middle blocker Dahlias Bouyer (Brownstown, Mich.), middle blocker Tia Jimerson (Sugar Hill, Ga.) and libero Macy Reihing (Lexington, Ky. joined the Bobcats on Jan. 12 as part of the early signing period of Ohio's 2017 recruiting class. Ohio then added setter Vera Giacomazzi (San Vendemiano, Italy) on April 12.

Reihing also recently earned Defensive Dandy honors for the fourth year in a row from PrepVolleyball.com.

"With the addition of Vera to this class, it makes for a four-person class that is the perfect mix of current level of play with incredible future potential," said fourth-year head coach Deane Webb. "We'll be happy when this class arrives to campus, and I believe we'll be thrilled over time as they mature and grow together."

Ohio has gone 64-28 (.696) in three seasons under the direction of Webb -- including 40-8 in the MAC play. The Bobcats won a MAC regular season title with a perfect 16-0 league year in 2014, then captured the conference tournament title in 2015.

The Bobcats are coming off of a 2016 season that saw Ohio go 16-14 -- including an 11-5 mark in Mid-American Conference play. Ohio earned the No. 3 seed in the 2016 MAC Championship and a bye to the tournament quarterfinal. The Bobcats swept No. 6-seeded Toledo, then fell to the No. 2-seed and eventual tournament champion Northern Illinois in the league semifinal. Ohio advanced to the conference tournament semifinal for the 15th year in a row.

Ohio opens the 2017 season in Birmingham, Ala., at the Samford Tournament (Aug. 25-26) where it will take on Murray State, host Samford and Southeastern Louisiana. The Bobcats will return to the friendly confines of the Convocation Center to play host to the annual Bobcat Invitational (Sept. 1-2), welcoming Georgia, Oklahoma and High Point to Athens. Ohio's 30-match regular season slate is highlighted by four non-conference tournaments, 12 home matches at the Convocation Center and 16 MAC matchups. The Bobcats will battle five teams that ranked in the top-100 of the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) in 2016 and eight 2016 NCAA Championship qualifiers.

Complete match times will be posted on the schedule page at a later date. For information on purchasing tickets for Ohio volleyball's home matches, click here or call (740) 593-1300 or 1-800-575-CATS (2287).

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