Updates: I just checked the NCAA statistics for team hitting percentage. Through November 17th (the end of the regionals), Johns Hopkins is #1, Trinity is #8, Emory is #11 and Carthage is #12. Regardless of who wins, the trend will continue that you have to be efficient hitting to win a DIII volleyball championship. In…… Continue reading Semifinals!
Updates: I was looking back at my posts from last year and saw that we had challenges starting with the Elite 8. This wasn’t taken away, right? We still will have challenges this year, I believe. Maybe you took my lack of comments regarding the first two sets as a sign that I was dealing…… Continue reading Quarterfinals
Yes, the title could be referring to the fact that the Elite 8 is set to start play tomorrow morning and don’t worry I’ll touch on that, but for me personally my daughter gets married in 3 days. As we approach the ceremony I’ve started to realize that every day that has just concluded is…… Continue reading Calm before the Storm
Hardin-Simmons Head Coach Sabrina Bingham has resigned to take on a new position as the Director of Volleyball Operations for the Abilene Youth Sports Authority (AYSA). I heard the news originally second hand and reached out to Sabrina. She responded, “I am excited for this next step. I love working with the youth in this…… Continue reading Bingham (HSU) Resigns
The AVCA All-American teams have been announced, which you can find here. The AVCA Freshman of the year is Emma Davis of Juniata. The player of the year will be announced tomorrow at the championship banquet. The West Region had only one student-athlete make the first team and that was Phoebe Madsen of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. She…… Continue reading AVCA All-Americans (2019)
Yesterday I posted an article on the average criteria needed to secure an at-large bid. Today I wanted to focus a bit on the West Region with respect to what I wrote. As a short reminder, the average criteria of the 20 at-large teams for record, Strength of Schedule (SOS) and ranked wins in 2019…… Continue reading At-Large Criteria (West Perspective)
Of the five primary criteria there are three that come into play in each comparison and by this virtue become the most important. They are record, Strength of Schedule (SOS) and ranked wins. Although ranked wins is, by the rules, result driven and not percentage driven I still capture the percentage because frankly it seems…… Continue reading At-Large Average Criteria (2019)