As the FIVB Men’s World Championship heads into the Final Six beginning on Wednesday, here’s a roundup of the statistical leaders through the first two rounds of action.
A stellar and efficient hitting effort coupled with a strong defensive stand earned UNLV outside hitter Mariena Hayden the Week 5 VolleyMob Player of the Week nod.
The on-court competition field is set, the live musical lineup is ready to take the stage and the health, wellness, training and activity slate is packed with opportunities for engagement at the San Jose Invitational, the opening stop on three-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings’ P1440 Tour.
The top five held its ground in the AVCA Division III Top 25 week 4 poll released Tuesday led by No. 1 Calvin and No. 2 Colorado College. Wisconsin-Whitewater joined the poll at No. 25.
BYU, Stanford and Nebraska held pat in the top three positions, while Texas edged up to No. 4 from No. 5. Wisconsin moved into the Top 5 to replace Penn State who dropped to No. 9 with two Big Ten opening losses. Colorado and Arizona jumped into the Top 25.
Americans Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb won their second straight King of the Court crown, following victory in Waikiki last week with another win in Huntington Beach on Sunday. Alix Klineman/April Ross finished off the USA sweep with the women’s crown.
The Big 12 Conference handed out its first awards of the league season on Monday, tabbing Baylor’s Yossiana Pressley as Offensive Player of the Week, Kansas’ Zoe Hill as Defensive Player of the Week and Texas Tech’s Brooke Kanas as Rookie of the Week.
Texas A&M junior Hollann Hans served up eight aces in the Aggies’ five-set win over Georgia, setting a school match record and Reed Arena record.
Oregon outside hitter Lindsey Vander Weide racked up 22 kills and a career-best 28 digs to lead the #16 Ducks to a five-set victory over #21 Washington State on Sunday, joining the 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club in the process.
Sophomore Tyeranee Scott hit .900 (9 kills, 0 errors, 10 attacks) on the day to tie the school record for best attack percentage in a single match as Texas State topped Louisiana 3-1 on Sunday.