Ben Patch leads the USA in scoring through 3 weeks of play at the Volleyball Nations League.
As Week 3 approaches, the United States is one of three 5-1 teams atop the VNL standings. Canada is right behind at 4-2. The teams will meet on Sunday in a rematch of the 2017 World League bronze medal match.
As Team USA made its trip to Brazil for VNL’s Week 2 of play, at least one of the players in its roster could boast about having plenty of experience in the country
U.S. hitter Matt Anderson will represent the U.S. National Team for the first time this summer in week 2 in Brazil.
Brenden Sander will start his career in Italy with BluVolley Verona. The BYU alum will play for the same club his brother, Taylor Sander, started his career.
Germany has gotten off to a slow start to the Volleyball Nations League, though coach Andrea Giani has shown the ability to lead teams to unprecedented levels of success.
Even Ben Patch’s 2 service aces and 13 service errors in week 1 were a big improvement from last year.
TJ DeFalco (above) got his first start of the 2018 Volleyball Nations League on Sunday in the United States’ 3-0 win over China.
The United States staved off the Chinese attack throughout the match, including a set-point attempt in Set 2, en route to its third win of Volleyball Nations League play.
The USA bested Bulgaria in every statistical category behind an 18-point effort by Taylor Sander in a four-set win in VNL Pool 2 on Saturday.