Men’s volleyball | Award named for former Ohio State standout Nicolas Szerszen

Nicolas Szerszen led Ohio State’s men’s volleyball team to national titles in 2016 and 2017. [Kyle Robertson/Dispatch]

Off the Block, a website devoted to coverage of college men’s volleyball, has renamed one its annual awards in honor of a former Ohio State standout.

Off the Block’s annual International Player of the Year honor will be known as the Nicolas Szerszen Award.

Szerszen, a native of Paris, led the Buckeyes to national titles in 2016 and 2017.

The award is presented to the best non-U.S. born player in NCAA Division I and II men’s volleyball based on a vote by a nationwide committee of coaches and media members.