Each week throughout the 2018 men’s volleyball season, we will take a look at the NCAA men’s volleyball statistical leaders. The first rankings of the season were released on Sunday.
UC San Diego’s Tanner Syftestad leads all players nationally in kills and points per set thanks in large part to back-to-back 20+ kill performances to open the season – he had 27 against McKendree and 22 against King (TN). He only played one set in the team’s 3-0 win over UC Merced and had only 2 kills, but his opening outputs were high enough to still keep him at the top of the rankings.
Penn State leads the nation in hitting percentage, thanks in large part to Calvin Mende hitting .629 individually. He has 23 kills and just 1 error on 35 kills so far this season. He’s also got 7 blocks playing out of the middle for the Nittany Lions.
See all of the statistical leaders below after the first 2 weeks of the 2018 season.
- Team Kills Per Set: Concordia (CA) – 14.00
- Individual Kills Per Set: Tanner Syftestad, UC San Diego (5.10)
- Individual Points Per Set: Tanner Syftestad, UC San Diego (6.05)
- Team Hitting Percentage: Penn State (.522)
- Individual Hitting Percentage: Calvin Mende, Penn State (.629)
- Team Assists Per Set: Concordia (CA) – 13.25
- Individual Assists Per Set: Chandler Gibb, Concordia (CA) – 12.50
- Team Blocks Per Set: Charleston (WV) – 3.29
- Individual Blocks Per Set: Connor Drake, UC Santa Barbara (1.63)
- Team Digs Per Set: Lindenwood – 11.00
- Individual Digs Per Set: Robert Valentine, Belmont Abbey (3.20)
- Opponent Hitting Percentage: Lindenwood (0.078)