Update: UMHB had bus issues and the match at Sul Ross State has been postponed. Augustana is beating IWU right now. LeTourneau beats HSU away, which is really impressive. Someone recently said the ASC is crazy and they were right. Oshkosh making me look smart by putting them in my Top 25. Augustana takes down…… Continue reading Friday, Sept 30 Match Day!
Month: September 2022
During the Concordia / Southwestern match on Tuesday, we lost the mother of one of our (Southwestern) players (Andie Valenzuela). Although, by virtue of playing for Southwestern, Andie is my granddaughter, I can’t say that I knew much about her mother (Lydia). I knew that she was ill and was putting up an incredible fight.…… Continue reading Mothers
Thursday, Sept 29 Match Day!
Update: Intriguing Top 25 match tonight. Wesleyan has proven themselves to me although their toughest matches have all been at home. MIT looked like they should be good but suffered some injuries and lost at home to Endicott (who the next week didn’t do well at the Cal Lu Tournament). Because of that loss and…… Continue reading Thursday, Sept 29 Match Day!
QWI Picks NCAA Tournament Teams
“Ned” sent me his latest QWI file on Monday so it’s good through the matches this past weekend. I thought it might be interesting to see who his tool thinks should be in the NCAA Tournament. Let’s get the arguments started earlier, I say! “Ned” uses his QWI number to determine the winner of each…… Continue reading QWI Picks NCAA Tournament Teams
Wednesday, Sept 28 Match Day!
Update: We’ve got Hope versus Calvin tonight, which is always a good one. Northwestern at Eau Claire should be tight, as well. Home court is huge and a NW win would improve their standing in my rankings (and also help Berry). (Small joke there.) ONU has been around 25th to 30th on my rankings so…… Continue reading Wednesday, Sept 28 Match Day!
Region Leaders (Week 4)
My cover photo is of Halle Hetzler (Pacific Lutheran) who is 2nd nationally in Digs/Set. Halle is now a senior but she’s been a favorite of mine since her freshman year. Interesting update on the region assignments of the C2C Conference. For the first time, I’m seeing UC Santa Cruz under Region X statistics. Here…… Continue reading Region Leaders (Week 4)
Players of the Week (9/28/22)
The following players have earned POW honors. Links are attached to the conference name when available. Previous winners will be retained at the bottom of the article. ASC Co-Offensive: Kinsy Haschke, OH, Gr., Concordia TexasCo-Offensive: Madison Ball, OH, Sr., UT DallasDefensive: Lillie Hill, L, Jr., East Texas Baptist C2C Conference Offensive: Amanda Chew, OH, Sr, SalisburyDefensive: …… Continue reading Players of the Week (9/28/22)
Tuesday, Sept 27 Match Day!
Update: LETU, SU and St Thomas win their first set. TLU, LETU and SU are winning 2-1. Southwestern beats Concordia 3-1. For most of the match, the outsides struggled and that had been a strength. Right sides and middles shined early with the outsides coming on late. Sometimes you need matches like that to get…… Continue reading Tuesday, Sept 27 Match Day!
AVCA Top 25 (9/27/22)
The AVCA has released their Week 4 Top 25 Poll and we are starting to see voters locked into their picks. We had only one team jump into the Top 10 this week in UW-Whitewater (replacing Wittenberg). The top 4 stayed the same with WashU moving into the 5th spot. We did have one team dropped, which…… Continue reading AVCA Top 25 (9/27/22)
New Old Volleyball News
Ricky and “Ned” were emailing back and forth and luckily I was copied. During that discussion, Ricky mentioned that the C2C Conference teams would probably revert to their more natural region based on a January DIII Annual Report on the Volleyball Committee. I’m not sure how I missed this document but let’s go through it…… Continue reading New Old Volleyball News