Player of the Week: Jake Langlois
We had a lot of great standout performances by players throughout the league this week, but our VolleyMetrics Ratings selected Jake Langlois of 2nd ranked BYU as our Player of the Week. The AVCA chose Gabriel Vega of Stanford as their Player of the Week. Langlois and the Cougars were able to get their 7th and 8th straight sweep by beating #15 Cal Baptist in Riverside. Below is their comparison in our ratings system as well as this week’s box scores for each player.
Langlois hit very well against Cal Baptist, averaging 3.83 kills/set and having an overall attacking percentage of .514 with only four errors. Defensively, he managed 2.0 digs/set and had four blocks. It is important to note that although Langlois played in once less set than Vega, his consistent high level of play helped him pull out on top. He had more kill/set in less attempts, more service aces and fewer errors than Vega, and he edged out Vega by averaging 4.83 points/set, compared to Vega’s 4.71 points/set. #2 BYU will have a couple of home matches against #12 CSUN this week, while Gabriel Vega and the #3 Cardinal travel to take on UCSD and #13 UC Irvine. Both BYU and Stanford will try to stay on top of the MPSF standings with wins this weekend, so both teams should provide fun matches to watch.