Monday, 11 December 2023

International Volleyball

Miami’s Condit to retire after 40 years; AVCA Poll, POW; NCAA volleyball recaps

Miami's Condit to retire after 40 years; AVCA Poll, POW; NCAA volleyball recaps

UCSB’s Grace Wuischpard, left, and Cal Poly’s Kate Slack joust/Tomas Gomez photo

Carolyn Condit will retire after 40 seasons at Miami, the Oxford, Ohio, school in the Mid-American Conference. Conduit and Sam Houston’s Brenda Gray are the longest-tenured NCAA Division I women’s volleyball coach. More on Condit with a list of her of some of her fellow veterans follows.

In this report, we also have the AVCA top 25 and national POW, and results from Monday and Tuesday.

But first a look at Wednesday’s schedule where there are 12 matches, including No. 2 Wisconsin home for Purdue in the Big Ten. Also in the B1G, Northwestern is at Illinois.

The one Big 12 match puts Oklahoma at Baylor.

There are two SEC matches as No. 8 Arkansas goes to Georgia and LSU plays at Ole Miss.

The lone ACC match has Syracuse at Boston College.

Marquette, into the AVCA Poll at No. 25, No. 26 in the RPI and leading the Big East by a game over idle Creighton and St. John’s, plays at DePaul.

The ASUN shows Austin Peay at second-place Lipscomb, trying to stay two games back in the loss column of FGCU, and North Florida at Jacksonville.

Want to watch? We have the conference-by-conference schedule with viewing links for any match that is being shown in our TV & Streaming Listings.

AVCA TOP 25: Much like the Super 16 Media Poll, the top two teams — Nebraska and Wisconsin — stayed the same, but after that things got shuffled.

Louisville moved up a spot to No. 3, Texas did the same at No. 4, and Stanford dropped two notches to No. 5.

UC Santa Barbara was in for a week but dropped out and Marquette got back in at No. 25.

Click here for the complete AVCA Division I Women’s Volleyball Poll.

AVCA POW: The AVCA national player of the week is Arizona State’s Marta Levinska. The senior from Latvia hit .360 and averaged 5.83 kills in six sets, which included sweeps of Cal and the big upset of Stanford. No school has repeated the honor this season. Click here for a complete list and more on Levinska.

The AVCA certainly could have considered Purdue Fort Wayne’s Panna Ratkai. The redshirt-freshman from Hungary had 58 kills in 10 sets last week, 25 in a loss at Oakland and 33 in a win at IUPUI. She also had seven aces, 21 digs and six blocks in those two matches. The week before Ratkai had 35 kills in a five-set loss to Milwaukee.

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