Wyoming head coach Chad Callihan joins the 7th VolleyMob Pod as we recap the opening week of the season.
Wyoming’s Jackie McBride was tabbed the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, while Fresno State’s Reagan Leonard earned MW Defensive Player of the Week honors, marking the first for each.
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.
USC looked like a well-oiled machine as they opened up play 3-0 against a trio of ranked opponents.
Texas makes the jump into the top three along with VERT Challenge foe Florida.
Junior Jacqueline Quade guided the 11th-ranked Fighting Illini to a 3-2 win over Northern Colorado, their second five-set thriller of the young season, with 22 kills, 14 digs and a career-high five service aces Saturday night.
Northern Iowa confirmed VolleyMob’s rank of them and dispelled the AVCA’s. Check out others that both polls got right or flubbed on.
Wyoming was able to pull off a top-15 upset as they took down Colorado at home 3-2.
The Cardinal sit atop the VolleyMob 2018 Preseason Top 25.
Colorado State volleyball is aiming to help fans conquer two cravings at once, for fast food and for good volleyball, teaming up with McDonalds locations in the Fort Collins or Windsor area to give away tickets to its Aug. 24 match vs. Illinois.