Week 5 Player and Match of the Week
February 9th, 2016
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by Brett Ware

Match of the Week   Hawaii once again is featured in our VolleyMetrics Match of the Week as they handed former AVCA No.1 ranked UCLA their first loss. This week they match up against VMRI No.1 Stanford in a battle of the statistically best in the nation. Stanford has only lost to current No.3 BYU and dropped a match last week to current No.1 LBSU. This is a team that is looking to prove that they belong in the top-5. Read More

Match of the Week & Trivia – Week 4
February 2nd, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Match of the Week   For the second straight week, undefeated and top-ranked UCLA finds its way into VolleyMetrics Match of the Week. Fifth-ranked Hawaii looks to stretch its five-game win streak and move up in the poll as it hosts UCLA this Friday and Saturday. Both Hawaii, 8-1, and UCLA, 9-0, have had great seasons so far and look to prove themselves against a quality opponent. Hawaii hosted UC San Diego twice last week winning both matches in three Read More

Match of the Week and Trivia- 1/25/2016
January 26th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Match of the Week   No. 1 UCLA hosts No. 2 Long Beach this week in the first top-two matchup of the year. How could you not choose this as the match of the week? UCLA is still undefeated and comes out of last week with 3-1 and 3-0 wins over Cal Baptist and USC. Long Beach split 2 home matches with No. 3 BYU last week. They lost the first match 3-1 but came back with a vengeance, beating Read More

Player and Rally of the Week – 1/20/2016
January 21st, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Player of the Week This past week showcased several individuals who have led their teams to impressive starts early in the season. As we ran our analysis on who should be recognized as Player of the Week, two players stood out from the rest: Nicolas Szerszen from Ohio State and TJ DeFalco of Long Beach State. You can see how each player fared with our ratings compared to the league average for the week.   The AVCA Coaches’ Poll voted for TJ DeFalco to Read More

Match of The Week – 1/18/2016
January 19th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

    This week we want to keep an eye on two matches. No. 3 BYU plays No. 2 Long Beach twice this week, on Friday and Saturday, in Long Beach. Long Beach actually jumped BYU in the AVCA Coaches Poll this week adding to the intrigue of these matches. There have been no common opponents between the two teams, giving us very little insight into how these matches will shape up, but here is what we do know:   BYU Read More