Women's Volleyball Newsletter 2018 | Issue 07

White Water Rafting

The Buckeyes took on a new adventure at the annual retreat this year with a white water rafting trip in West Virginia! Players and staff enjoyed a fun weekend of rafting, swimming, hiking, creating bracelets and building fires while strengthening relationships as they prepare for the 2018 season. The retreat got the girls excited for the first day of practice as they begin the final season in St. John Arena.

Bucks Go Pro Final Presentations

Senior OH Audra Appold, Senior MB Jasmine Koonts and Junior OH Bia Franklin completed their Bucks Go Pro presentations marking the end of their summer internships. Appold presented marketing ideas for the Buckeye Club devoted specifically to former student-athletes while Koonts reported on the emergence of e-tickets in professional and collegiate sports. Franklin researched different ways to use technology to monitor biological systems in athletics. We are very proud of these student-athletes for all they do both on and off the court!

2018 Staff

Head Coach Geoff Carlston is headed into his 11th season at Ohio State with a 352-154 record in 15 years as a Division I Head Coach. Geoff and his wife, Sara, keep busy with their three boys - Teddy(5), Charlie(3), and Crosby(1). Associate Head Coach Susan Halverson-Maloney is entering her 4th season on staff having played for the Scarlet and Gray as a defensive specialist from 2007-2010. Susan and her husband Luke spend their free time doing yoga and playing with their dog, Swink. Ben Spurlock also played for the Buckeyes from 2005-2009 and will begin his 2nd season as an Assistant Coach. He and his wife Kim, a former pole vaulter at Ohio State, have a busy household with their daughter Maybel(3), a dog and three cats. Director of Operations Caitlin Insana starts her 3rd season in this role, having served as a student manager for the program from 2010-2012. Insana enjoys exploring the art, music and food scene in Columbus with friends and her puppy, Cooper. This fall will be the 4th season and senior year for Technical Coordinator Andrew Fischer. Fish is pursuing a degree in Sport Industry and plays club volleyball at Ohio State. New to the staff this year are volunteers William Tatge and Dan Reilly. Tatge joins the team as the Volunteer Assistant Coach, having previously served as the Lees-McRae Head Women’s Volleyball Coach and Assistant Men’s Volleyball Coach. Dan Reilly joins the staff having served as the Graduate Assistant for both Men’s and Women’s Volleyball at the University of Charleston.


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