Attendance records, upsets and win streaks highlighted the collegiate volleyball landscape in October, while the 2018 World Championships field was set, the FIVB tested new beach rules and announced two drug-related reinstatements on the international scene.
VolleyMob assembled our own NIVC Dream Team including two outside hitters, an opposite, two middle blockers, a setter and a libero, after the title was awarded and 31 matches were played.
Ole Miss swept Texas Tech to claim the first NIVC title since its reboot this year.
After dropping the first set, Texas Tech charged back to win three in a row to earn its spot in the NIVC Finals.
Texas Tech hit at a .306 clip and outdid Texas State 5-1 in aces and 7-2 in blocks in a sweep to garner two postseason wins for the first time in program history and move on to the NIVC round of eight.
Texas Tech swept SMU while Texas State swept Rice to cause a collision course in Round 2 of the NIVC Tournament.
Defense by committee, the six rotation player and the continued importance of the libero have more players joining the elite…
Senior Chiaka Ogbogu now has 460 career block assists.
Redshirt senior libero Kate Klepetka pulled up 26 digs to become the third active Division I player to surpass the 2,000 dig mark as Texas Tech fell to Kansas State in five sets on Saturday.
The Iowa State Cyclones fought back from a 0-2 deficit to take down Texas Tech in a close five-setter to improve to 2-1 in Big 12 play.