VolleyMob Week 1 Player of the Week: Kaiulana Ahuna, UC Riverside
Senior outside hitter Kaiulani Ahuna averaged 6.67 kills and 3.67 digs per set, while hitting at a .364 clip and also adding five blocks en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week and Big West Player of the Week honors as UC Riverside went 2-1.
FIU Beach Adds Miami (FL) Grad Transfer Brooke McDermott
Former Miami (FL) outside hitter Brooke McDermott is continuing her volleyball career by heading to the sand at FIU Beach.
Lund, Dowd, Nunez Receive ACC Weekly Nods
Pitt’s Kayla Lund has been named the first ACC Volleyball Player of the Week for the 2018 season, and Mikaila Dowd of Georgia Tech and Zoe Nunez of Notre Dame were named Co-Freshmen of the Week.
Michigan, Northern Iowa Make 2018 AVCA Poll Debuts
Stanford is still holding down the No. 1 spot in the Week 1 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 poll, but there were big shakeups in other areas and two teams – Northern Iowa and Michigan – that made their 2018 debut in the rankings.
VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings (Week 1): The Longhorns Make a Texas Sized Leap
Texas makes the jump into the top three along with VERT Challenge foe Florida.
Oregon State, Maddie Goings Stun #22 Iowa State in Cyclone Challenge
Sophomore Maddie Goings led Oregon State to an upset victory over #22 Iowa State in 5 sets on Saturday with career-high kill and dig totals inside Hilton Coliseum.
Where the VolleyMob & AVCA Preseason Top 25s Went Right & Wrong
Northern Iowa confirmed VolleyMob’s rank of them and dispelled the AVCA’s. Check out others that both polls got right or flubbed on.
Washington State Snaps NC State’s Year-Long Home Win Streak
Taylor Mims collected tournament MVP as she surpassed 900 career kills in Washington State downing VCU and NC State.
Two-Time All-ACC OH Stephanie Williams Sidelined in Pitt’s Win vs Pepperdine
Two-time AVCA All-America Honorable Mention outside hitter Stephanie Williams was kept out of Pittsburgh’s win over Pepperdine.
Minnesota, Wisconsin Close Out Big Ten/ACC Challenge with 4-Set Wins
The Big Ten was the superior conference in Minneapolis this weekend as No. 2 Minnesota and No. 4 Wisconsin finished off a 4-0 effort against Florida State and North Carolina with four-set wins.