No. 4 UC Irvine finished off a season sweep of No. 3 BYU with a solid offensive attack and block….
Ball State’s Matt Walsh picks up this week’s AVCA Player of the Week after helping the Cardinals to wins over Sacred Heart and Harvard.
Senior opposite Tanner Syftestad had a solid all-around weekend, hitting, blocking and in the backcourt for UC San Diego, earning him VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association has honored Ball State’s Matt Walsh as the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week and Fort Wayne’s Tomas Gago as the MIVA Defensive Player of the Week.
Loyola and Lewis leave Saturday with sweeps over SFU and Benedictine.
There were no upsets to be had on Saturday throughout the country.
Freshman outside hitter Jaylen Jasper was the key to No. 18 Stanford earning its first victory of 2018. The rookie downed 17 kills, nearly half of the Cardinal’s 40, while also accounting for three of the team’s five aces.
Strong hitting nights lifted No. 8 UC Irvine, No. 11 Ball State and No. 14 USC to victories Friday night, while No. 20 UCSD overcame hitting woes with 27 kills by Tanner Syftestad.
In case you missed any of our releases this past week, here is our cumulative VolleyMob Top 20 Men’s Power Rankings (Preseason).
VolleyMob Men’s Power Rankings #11-15 (Preseason): Ball State leads the group and just misses out on the top 10.