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

Poll Commentary – Week 4
February 4th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

February 3rd, 2016 This is a week for those teams just outside of the top-10 and the top-15 to be able to make some movement and shake up the rankings. The poll didn’t see much movement this week as top teams won or split matchups this week with only UC Irvine dropping out of the top-10 after their 3rd and 4th straight defeats. However, they remain within striking distance of the top-10 as they face two unranked opponents this week. 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

Player of the Week, Rally of the Week & Poll Analysis
January 28th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Poll Commentary Once again there is a unanimous number one team in the country according to the AVCA coaches poll released on the 25th. Except now the team to beat is UCLA instead of BYU — the unanimous number one team in the country after the first week of play. After 3 weeks of play we are starting to see how teams have changed since last year and which teams appear as though they can compete for the national title. 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

VolleyMetrics Trivia
January 25th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Welcome to VolleyMetrics trivia. We have collected 10 questions about matches that happened between January 11th and January 17th, 2016. Please enjoy the trivia and let us know if you have any ideas for some questions that would be interesting to you. Maybe it will make its way into our future quizzes. SHARE THIS

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

Post-Analysis of the 2015 Women’s Volleyball Tournament
January 15th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

    The NCAA tournament is the perfect culmination to every season of sports; it is the anticipation of what seed each team will receive, where the athletes get to travel to, and who they get to play. Each team has spent the last few months only playing their conference opponents, and it’s time to prove themselves against the other conferences. No conference would complain about possessing the final four spots in the tournament field. No team that finished 7th in Read More