As the FIVB Men’s World Championship heads into the Final Six beginning on Wednesday, here’s a roundup of the statistical leaders through the first two rounds of action.
Team USA is steam-rolling through its competition
Dan McDonnell moved from middle blocker to the outside hitter position in the USA’s 3-0 sweep over Iran.
Bartosz Kurek led Poland into the Third Round with a 21 performance over Serbia that included 5 aces.
Dan McDonnell moved to the outside for the United States in their 3-0 sweep over Iran. The United States are a perfect 8-0 so far in the World Championships.
Micah Christenson has led the United States to a perfect 7-0 record in the World Championships, and his hitters are more efficient than any other team in the tournament.
John Gordon Perrin is now the top-scorer of the World Championships. He led all players with 31 points against Iran on Saturday.
Bulgarian outside hitter Valentin Bratoev described his team’s effort with a classic pop culture reference: “The Americans were like Monstars from Space Jam, we didn’t have Buggs Bunny and Michael Jordan.”
Aaron Russell put in a stellar performance against Bulgaria to clinch a spot in Round 3.
Aleksandar Atanasijevic tied a point-scoring record against France on Friday.