Week 8 brought 10 players into the 1,000 kill club, bumping the total of active members to 99 players. Three others reached the 1,000 dig milestone, pushing the number of players in that group to 149 members.
After week 8, the midway point of some conference seasons, here’s a look at the NCAA Division I statistical leaders.
That big ACC matchup you’ve been waiting for? Yeah, it happens this week. Along with 4 matchups between Top 20 programs, 3 from the competitive Big Ten Conference and 1 from the ultra-strong Pac-12.
North Carolina has landed its third class of 2019 commit in Carly Peck.
Illinois remains steady at third in the latest RPI where the top three is the same and the rest is mostly shuffled.
Penn State jumped back into the AVCA Top 5, climbing five spots to No. 4 after topping No. 17 Purdue and No. 5 Nebraska. An upset in the Big 12, dropped Texas from No. 4 to No. 8 and earned the victor, Kansas, a spot in the poll at No. 22.
In Syracuse’s 5-set heartbreaking home loss to Florida State on Sunday afternoon, Polina Shemanova made history with her 30-kill performance. She is the first freshman in program history to compile 30 kills in a match and the first Orange player overall to register 30 or more kills in a single match since the 2006 season.
Behind the return of Nia Reed, Penn State spikes up the rankings into the top five.
Florida State’s Payton Caffrey has been selected as the ACC Volleyball Player of the Week, and Syracuse’s Polina Shemanova has been named Freshman of the Week.
Following this week of action, 8th-ranked Pittsburgh and RV Louisville are share the ACC lead with 8-0 records at the halfway point. The Panthers are perfect on the season at 20-0, while the Cardinals are 15-4.