In volleyball there are a lot of different ways we can do top plays. Because of the amount of opportunities for types of top plays, I felt doing top plays in different sections will help highlight more players and top plays from that part of the game.

 

For this week I decided to highlight 10 players who are really good at attacking in the backrow. Normally attacking from the backrow is seen more in the men’s game. But these highlights show that in women’s it can be done with high success.

 

The way I searched for some of the top backrow attackers was looking at the numbers. The attacking from back row attempts, kills, and errors. The players here all have above 37 attempts with the most being 87 attempts. The average kill % is 44%. The average hitting eff is .310. And the average attempts is 52.

 

Another reason I highlighted backrow attacking is the setting. If you watch the setters, they have to have some great ball control and understanding of measurement of timing. It’s wonderfully joyful to see some spectacular sets with some crushing backrow attacks! Some of the attackers ability to adjust which direction they are going to jump, when the set is not perfect, is particularly impressive as well.

 

The last reason is the ability of players to dig the ball and then to attack from backrow. It’s not an easy task but a lot of fun performing it. Enjoy the compilation!

 

 

–Tyler Widdison, Lead Analyst

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