Updates: Daughter is married. Feet up in the hotel room. Wow! Johns Hopkins. What a great season. What a great Tournament run. Trinity spoiled the Blue Jays shot as the only team to sweep every match in the NCAA Tournament. It’s still never been done at DIII. I assume JHU doesn’t care. Congratulations. I assume…… Continue reading 2019 National Championship
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
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)
Updates: Remember that the NCAA will reseed the Elite 8 teams when they go to the championship on Thursday. With two teams in, I believe Calvin is your current #1 while St. Ben is #2. Six more to go! Trinity rolls over Marymount in the first set that ends 25-13. Clarkson and Ithaca is closer…… Continue reading Regionals Day 4
Updates: Both Trinity and Colorado College are playing and both are up 1-0 in their matches. In other matches, JWU is up 1-0 on Babson. Wesleyan leads Ithaca. Both Trinity and Colorado College are now up 2-0. I will saw that Colorado College looks really good. They have a bunch of seniors and it shows.…… Continue reading Regionals Day 3
Updates: I swear the NCAA changed a bunch of bracket times from what they were originally. Stevens with the set one win over Carnegie Mellon. Maine Maritime with the set one win over JWU. Virginia Wesleyan also one set up on Juniata. So, everything going like we planned. Two easy sets for Colorado College over…… Continue reading Regionals Day 2