New Knoxville graduate Abby Rohrbach has found her niche on the Bluffton University volleyball team.
Just a freshman, Rohrbach has shown she’s quite dangerous from the serving line. Bluffton won four games this week, and in those four, Rohrbach served 11 aces, bringing her team-leading total for the season to 23.
She had three along with eight digs in a 3-1 win over Pitt-Bradford, three aces and five digs in a 3-2 winover Capital, and three aces and seven digs in a 3-0 win over Wooster. Then just Thursday night, she served two more aces in a 3-0 win over Denison.
The Bluffton website described Rohrbach’s performance as playing a “huge part in keeping Denison’s serve receive off-balance.”
David Freytag, Lehman — Freytag is playing tennis again at Franciscan University in Steubenville, and in a match this week against Grove City College, he was victorious at No. 4 singles by a 6-2, 6-4 score.
Joe Fuller, Lehman — Fuller runs for St. Leo’s in Florida, and he and his teammates competed in the University of Florida Mountain Dew Invitational last week. The men ran an 8K and Fuller was 57th out of 201 runners and fifth across the line for St. Leo’s in 27:27.24.
Emily Borchers, Russia — Borchers is a freshman running cross country at Dayton, and last week in the Cedarville Friendship Invitational, she was fourth for the Lady Flyers and 22nd overall in 19:21.2.
Ashley Borchers, Russia — Borchers plays volleyball at Ohio Northern and continues to play quite well. In action this week, she had five kills, 23 assists, five digs and three block assists in a 3-0 win over Trine, six kills, 40 assists, nine digs and six block assists in a 3-2 loss to No. 7 Wittenberg, 41 assists and 10 digs in a 3-1 win over Hope, and 10 kills, 46 assists, two aces, seven digs and one solo block against Kenyon.
Meg Reineke, New Knoxville — Reineke has been nothing short of amazing so far this season in volleyball at Sinclair in Dayton, and this week was no different. She had 11 kills and 23 digs in a loss to Lakeland, 14 kills, 22 digs and two solo blocks against Cuyahoga, and 10 kills and nine digs against Edison.
She is currently third in the nation in total kills with 302 and is fourth in kills per set.
Bri Wells-Barnes, Sidney — Barnes had eight kills for Edison in a 3-0 loss to Lakeland, and 11 kills and nine digs in a loss to Cuyahoga.
Allison Watkins, Fairlawn — Watkins also plays for Edison in Piqua, and had 18 assists and seven digs against Lakeland, 20 assists against Cuyahoga, and 18 assists, five digs and three ace serves against Miami-Hamilton.
Allison Roeth, Houston — The former County cross country standout now runs for Ohio University, and last weekend in the Virginia Tech Invitational, she finished 26th out of 118 runners in 22:32.79.
Ethan Wolf, Minster — Wolf caught three passes for 31 yards in Tennessee’s 55-10 win over Western Carolina last week.
Lauren Bruns, Versailles — Bruns is playing volleyball at Dayton, and had a good week, with eight kills and a .538 attack percentage against Jacksonville, and eight kills against both Baylor and Tennessee-Martin. She is third on the team in kills with 83 this season and has a healthy attack percentage of .316.
Brittany Bailey, Botkins — Bailey is running cross country at Wright State, and in the Cedarville Friendship Invitational this week, she was 47th out of 128 runners in 20:04.4.
Claire Heitkamp, Marion Local — Heitkamp plays volleyball at Ohio Northern and had 11 kills against Wittenberg, nine kills against Hope and nine kills against Kenyon.
Julie Hoying, Fort Loramie — Hoying had 36 assists, 14 digs and two aces against Taylor, and 31 assists, three kills and seven digs against Mount Vernon. She is the setter for Marian University in Indianapolis.
Tori Thompson, Riverside — Thompson plays volleyball at Ohio Dominican, and had seven kills and eight digs against Malone and six kills and 16 digs against Walsh, both 3-0 wins.
Rachel Noffsinger, Anna — Noffsinger had 11 kills for Tennessee-Martin in action against South Carolina-Upstate.
Luke Kindelin, Anna — Kindelin is on the men’s golf team at Otterbein and in the Capital Classic, he had a 70 and a 72 for a 142, which was second overall. Otterbein won the team championship.
Ellie Cain, Lehman — Cain continued her excellent play for Tennessee-Martin this week. She had 47 assists and 10 digs against South Carolina Upstate, 24 assists against North Dakota, 32 assists and three kills against St. Louis and 35 assists and six digs against Arkansas Pine Bluff.
Amanda Winner, Versailles — Winner had a good week in volleyball at Findlay, finishing with 11 kills and six digs in a loss to Ashland, and 13 kills and seven digs in a 3-0 win over Lake Erie.
Andrea Thobe, Lehman — Thobe plays volleyball at Wheeling Jesuit and in action this week, she had 37 assists against Slippery Rock, 44 against Kutztown, 39 and 10 digs against Shippensburg, 31 and 10 digs against Seton Hill and 41 assists and 12 digs against California University of Pennsylvania. All five matches were won 3-0, putting Wheeling at 11-3.
Jessica Thobe, Lehman — Thobe also plays at Wheeling Jesuit, and totaled 62 digs in the five matches this week.
Reach Ken Barhorst at 937-538-4818