Cleveland, OH– The conference bureau announced this morning (Nov. 19) that three volleyball student-athletes from Ohio were recognized at the 2022-23 All-Mid-American Conference. Older middle blocker Caitlin O’Farrell (Suwanee, Ga.) and sophomore outside hitter Caroline Clippard (Cincinnati, Ohio) were named to the All-MAC First Team. Additional newcomer versus hitter Anna Charchynska (Kyiv, Ukraine) has earned a spot on the All-MAC Freshman Team.
Caitlin O’Farrell has received All-MAC honors for a second time, beginning in the 2019 season when she was selected for the All-Freshman team. The center blocker has brought her talent to the Bobcats offense and defense from the start in all 18 conference games. O’Farrell leads the conference with 207 kills while averaging 3.09 per set and hitting a .313 during conference play alone this season. Meanwhile, O’Farrell has aided Ohio’s defense by amassing 33 block assists and six block solos. In addition to her total of 37 blocks, she has collected 29 digs. O’Farrell was also named MAC East Division Offensive Player of the Week in week six.
Caroline Clippard Despite only being in her second season, she continues to be a key figure on the Ohio offense. Clippard was recognized by All-MAC for the second year in a row after being named to the All-MAC First Team and All-Freshman Team the previous season. Clippard is second on the team in kills, amassing 197 and averaging 3.08 per set during conference play. Clippard was also a win for the Bobcats’ defense, recording 11 blocks (two solos, nine assists) and 37 digs.
Anna Charchynska received her first All-MAC honor after becoming a key figure in Ohio’s rotation that season. The freshman has racked up 111 kills in her 17 conference match appearances. Kharchynska is also an integral part of the Bobcats’ defense, adding a total of 35 blocks (30 assists and five solos) and 30 digs. The opposing hitter recorded a career-high 13 kills against Buffalo (Oct. 15), shooting no errors and hitting .419.
No. 3 Ohio (19-10, 13-5 MAC) meets No. 6 Buffalo (18-12, 10-8 MAC) in the quarterfinals of Sunday’s (Nov. 20) MAC tournament. at the Worthen Arena in Muncie, Indiana. The game begins at 7 p.m. ET and will stream live on ESPN+.