Match of the Week – Week 13
April 5th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

Match of the Week: #4 UCLA vs. #3 Stanford   UCLA hosts Stanford in LA on Thursday. Both Stanford and UCLA had big matches last week. UCLA lost twice to BYU in Provo while Stanford beat Long Beach and Cal State, Northridge. This caused UCLA to drop from #1 last week to at #4 behind Stanford in the AVCA Coaches Poll this week. You can see how the teams compare below.   Both teams have had tremendous seasons thus far. Read More

April Newsletter
April 3rd, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

A Note From Our CEO   Hello and thank you for reading! I just wanted to take a moment to say, thank you for believing in us. We have been working tirelessly to implement new features on our platform and improve the ones we already had. For those of you who already work with us, I hope you have seen that working with us has paid off, for both your coaching strategy and your team’s success! Our portal is unlike Read More

Is Underhand Serving Better?
April 1st, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

There has always been a debate about whether to just get the ball in, or serve it hard and take the errors that come with it. Back in middle school, everyone would make fun of the guy who would try to do jump serves every time while never actually getting anything in. Somewhere along the way to the collegiate and professional levels, the mentality on serving changes to be quite the opposite. But maybe it shouldn’t. Maybe underhand serving is Read More

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