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

Week 10 Trivia
March 14th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Welcome to week 10 VolleyMetrics Trivia. We hope that you enjoy this edition that covers March 7 – March 13. 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 Trivia Week 10 on QuizRevolution.com now! SHARE THIS

VolleyMetrics Player of the Week – Week 9
March 9th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Player of the Week: Jabarry Goodridge   Jabarry Goodridge, a Junior of NJIT has won the VolleyMetrics Player of the Week award. Goodridge put up impressive numbers in his three matches this past week against Rutgers – Newark, George Mason and McKendree. The AVCA selected BYU’s Ben Patch as their Player of the Week. Let’s see how our VolleyMetrics Ratings compares the two:   Although the players’ overall scores were very close, each player received a high over all rating for Read More

Week 9 Poll Commentary
March 8th, 2016
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by Brett Ware

This past weekend had a lot of shakeups with many of the teams in the poll losing at least one match. No. 6 Penn State lost to LBSU and CSUN. No. 7 UCSB lost to UCLA twice. No. 8 Hawaii lost to BYU twice. No. 9 Pepperdine lost to Stanford. No. 10 Ball State split two matches with Grand Canyon. No. 12 Loyola and No. 13 Lewis lost to Ohio State. and No. 15 Cal Baptist split matches with USC. Read More

Match of the Week – Week 9
March 8th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

Match of the Week: Long Beach State vs. Ohio State   For the last two weeks, our match of the week posts have focused on a comprehensive view of the MPSF, MIVA, and EIVA. This included an overview of 25+ matches each week with our analytical predictions on who would win. Over the past two weeks, we have predicted 45 of 52 matches correctly. This week, however, we will be returning to our normal Match of the Week format as #1 Long Read More

Week 9 Trivia
March 7th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Welcome to week 9 VolleyMetrics Trivia. We hope that you enjoy this edition that covers February 29 – March 6. 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 9 Trivia on QuizRevolution.com now! SHARE THIS

Week 8 Poll Commentary (Win Streaks)
March 4th, 2016
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by Brett Ware

While the poll isn’t changing much the record books may be changing. If someone has knowledge of what the record is for the longest streak of sets won is VolleyMetrics would like to know. With BYU’s sweep of Hawaii last night, they have won 33 sets in a row, 11 straight sweeps. This is an incredible streak and so for this week’s edition of the poll commentary we decided to look at the teams that are streaking for the tournament. Read More

Week 8 Player of the Week
March 2nd, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Player of the Week: Brenden Sander   Brenden Sander came out on top of the VolleyMetrics Player of the Week Ratings for the second time this season. Sander, a 6’4 sophomore outside hitter from Huntington Beach, California, helped BYU win two straight sweeps against CSUN this past weekend. As seen below, Sander outperformed the league average in each category, except for digging. The AVCA Player of the Week was David Grandy from Erskine. The 6’4 senior setter led Erskine to Read More