Player of the Week — Week 12
March 31st, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Player of the Week: Nicholas Olson   This week’s VolleyMetrics Rating’s Player of the Week is Loyola’s middle block, Nicholas Olson. Olson and Loyola had a close loss against Saint Francis (who is now ranked #15), but then bounced back the following day with a huge win against #10 Penn State. The AVCA chose Jabarry Goodridge of NJIT as their Player of the Week, as he and NJIT powered through Princeton twice this weekend. Our ratings show that Olson had Read More

Week 12 Trivia
March 29th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Welcome to week 12 VolleyMetrics Trivia. We hope that you enjoy this edition that covers March 21 – March 27. If you have any suggestions for interesting questions that would we could add to our trivia, just let us know in the comments below and we’ll add it in the future.   Play Week 12 Trivia on QuizRevolution.com now! SHARE THIS

Match of the Week – Week 12
March 28th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

Match of the Week: BYU vs. UCLA BYU and UCLA are the only two teams to have been number one in the AVCA Coaches Poll, dropped out of first place, and recaptured it later in the season. Those two teams meet up this week when UCLA hosts BYU this Friday and Saturday. Both teams have obviously played well enough to garner national attention this season. Last week, #1 UCLA made a huge statement by beating #5 Long Beach on the road Read More

Player of the Week — Week 11
March 24th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Player of the Week: Matt Tarantino   Our VolleyMetrics Ratings has selected Matt Tarantino of Pepperdine as the Player of the Week. Pepperdine defeated #1 BYU over the weekend, and Tarantino had one of his best performances of the season in the victory. After defeating BYU, Pepperdine moved up two spots to #6. The AVCA chose Stephen Braswell of Saint Francis as their Player of the Week who led Saint Francis to an upset victory over the then #6 Penn Read More

Week 11 Poll Commentary
March 23rd, 2016
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by Brett Ware

The poll did not disappoint this week either as we had maybe an even larger shakeup after a weekend of craziness. Penn State extended their losing streak to 4 matches, after 11 straight wins, before finding a win at home against UC Irvine. Those results led to the largest single week drop that we have seen in the polls, a drop of 4 spots to 10th place. Pepperdine cashed in on their recent victories over Stanford and BYU to claim Read More

Week 11 Trivia
March 22nd, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Welcome to week 11 VolleyMetrics Trivia. We hope that you enjoy this edition that covers March 14 – March 20. If you have any suggestions for interesting questions that would we could add to our trivia, just let us know in the comments below and we’ll add it in the future.   Play Week 11 Trivia on QuizRevolution.com now! SHARE THIS

Match of the Week – Week 11
March 21st, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

Match of the Week: Long Beach State vs. UCLA   The AVCA Coaches Poll has had an MPSF team in the number one spot every week this season, including the preseason poll. That changed this week as the MPSF cannibalized its self with BYU and Long Beach State losing to Pepperdine and CSUN, respectively. With those teams losing, it opened the door for Ohio State to claim the number one spot. The MPSF looks to rebound this week. One featured Read More

Player of the Week — Week 10
March 17th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Player of the Week: Nicolas Szerszen   For the third time this year, Nicolas Szerszen of Ohio State has been chosen as the VolleyMetrics Player of the Week thanks to his outstanding performance over the weekend. Szerszen had a career high 26 kills in Ohio State’s upset over #1 Long Beach State, helping Ohio State to its first win over a top-ranked team since 1998. He also hit .528 against #13 UC Irvine the day before. Our ratings ranked him Read More

Week 10 Poll Commentary
March 16th, 2016
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by Brett Ware

This week in the AVCA coaches poll we saw one of the biggest shakeups at the top that we have seen this year. All 5 of the top teams last week have a new spot in the polls this week. BYU has regained the No. 1 ranking after enjoying a bye week after their trip to Hawaii. BYU is currently riding a 12-match winning streak and had their 35 set winning streak broken in the third set of the second Read More

Match of the Week – Week 10
March 15th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

Match of the Week: Ohio State vs. Penn State   Last week, Ohio State pulled the upset in their victory over Long Beach State. After losing the third set 25-15 to go down two sets to one, they won the next two on their way to victory. After beating the highest ranked MPSF team last week, they now set their sights on the highest ranked EIVA team, Penn State. Penn State took the week off this past week after losses Read More