Monday, 27 March 2023

International Volleyball

NCAA volleyball: AVCA polls, POWs; men’s recaps; two women’s programs make hires

NCAA volleyball: AVCA polls, POWs; men's recaps; two women's programs make hires

In this NCAA report, we have the AVCA news of the week in men’s indoor and women’s beach, we catch up on the Division I-II men’s results and schedule, and note a couple of women’s hires.

AVCA MEN’S TOP 15: Hawai’i finally lost but still remained No. 1. The team that beat the Rainbow Warriors, Penn State, moved up to No. 2, trading places with UCLA. UCLA beat Penn State, so go figure. The next six spots stayed the same and no one dropped out.

Click here for the complete AVCA Men’s National Collegiate Coaches Poll.

AVCA MEN’S POW: The national men’s player of the week Loyola Chicago sophomore setter Dan Mangun. The Ramblers swept Queens and won in five at McKendree and he averaged 11.3 assists and 2.13 digs per set. His team hit .312 in the two matches.

The AVCA has honored players from 10 different schools in 10 weeks this season.

Loyola Chicago setter Dan Mangun is the national player of the week/Zachary Schuster photo

NCAA MEN’S SCHEDULE: Non-conference play continues Wednesday, but there’s a key MIVA match in Muncie, Indiana, when No. 15 Ohio State goes to No. 12 Ball State. Fifth-ranked Grand Canyon of the MPSF is home for the EIVA’s Princeton, No. 7 Pepperdine of the MPSF is home for the EIVA’s Harvard, and the NEC’s Daemen is at Concordia Irvine of the MPSF. Also, Missouri Baptist is at Missouri S&T and the SIAC’s Edward Waters is at independent Limestone.

Thursday, there are two Big West matches when No. 6 UC Irvine goes to UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego is at No. 12 CSUN. Ninth-ranked Loyola Chicago of the MIVA is home for No. 14 Charleston of the EIVA, and there’s an NEC match when LIU goes to St. Francis Brooklyn. Also, the NEC’s St. Francis (PA) plays at independent Queens and the NEC’s Fairleigh Dickinson goes to Belmont Abbey of Conference Carolinas. 

NCAA TUESDAY: A handful of conference matches dotted the scoreboard.

There were two Conference Carolinas matches. Erskine (11-8, 6-2) swept at Emmanuel (6-13, 1-6) as Jason Sall had 14 kills and hit .522 to go with an ace, six blocks and nine digs. Emmanuel’s Jayden Young had 15 kills … King (10-12, 5-3) got a career-high 25 kills Warren Davis and came way with a 23-25, 33-31, 25-17, 18-25, 15-11 win over visiting Belmont Abbey (8-12, 4-4). Davis, who hit .296, had an assist and 13 digs. Jackson Carroll, who had four blocks and eight digs, and Kellan Kennedy had 10 kills each. Jack Sarnowski had three kills in six errorless…

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