The 2016 NCAA Women’s Volleyball season came to a wrap this past week as #6 Stanford was able to defeat #4 Texas in four sets to claim their 7th National Championship. Also, the 2016 First, Second, and Third Team All-American teams were announced. This list consisted of 42 players from over 20 different teams! 13 of these 42 players helped lead their teams to a Final Four appearance.
Now, VolleyMetrics is proud to present our Top 25 players of the 2016 NCAA Women’s Volleyball season. Based on over 4,000 matches of data collected this past season, each player in our data set was graded on how well they perform in each of the following skill categories: Serving, Passing, Attacking, Blocking, and Digging. Using these metrics, a weighted overall score has been assigned to each player leaving the 25 players with the highest statistical ratings in our system, including some players from smaller and less recognizable schools. We’d like to congratulate these players on incredible seasons!
The VolleyMetrics 2016 Women’s Top 25 Players include players from 23 different teams, with the only 2 teams featuring two players consisting of Minnesota and Missouri. This list includes Sarah Wilhite, Kathryn Plummer, and Amy Boswell; three players on the AVCA First Team All-American roster, with Hannah Tapp and Haleigh Nelson representing the Second-Team Squad. Though Amanda Carroll played for Florida Gulf Coast and didn’t garner much national recognition, she finds herself as the number one player on this list. She was able to lead FGCU to it’s best record in school historyby recording 4.41 kills/set, and was top 30 in total kills and blocks in the nation.
Each player on this list begins to stand out when their seasonal stats are inspected. We invite you to look further into these players and the amazing things they’ve done this year. VolleyMetrics would like to congratulate these players, as well as all other players on completing another great season. We look forward to more great volleyball as the NCAA Men’s season looks to get underway.