March 3, 2011

New NCAA Men's Volleyball ranking for Tornado

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College added a Top-50 individual NCAA Men's Volleyball stat rankings to give the team seven, as announced by the national office, which included two atop Conference Carolinas standings.

New this week to the Top-50 was Michael Koebel with the No. 48 spot in kills per set with 2.68. A week ago he was No. 57 with a 2.48 average.

Joel Salva (Lake Mary, Fla.) maintained his spot atop Conference Carolinas players in aces per set with a 0.49 average. Despite the average going up he went down one place to No. 5 nationally. Salva also led the conference in digs per set with 2.54 which was No. 6 in the national ranking which was up from No. 10 a week earlier. He kept the No. 2 spot in the league and No. 28 in the country in assists per set with 8.97.

Morris Cephas (Richmond, Va.) slipped to No. 10 in digs per set and was right behind Salva with a 2.22 average.

Eric Glenn (Richmond, Va.) was atop the league's blocks per set ranking for a second-straight week with an average of 1.23 which was good for No. 9 in the nation, a three-spot climb.

James Friddle (Cartersville, Ga.) and a .310 hitting percentage was at No. 30 nationally and third in Conference Carolinas.

The Tornado's highest team ranking came in the digs per set with the No. 4 spot and an 8.98 average which was good for No. 2 among Conference Carolinas teams. King was also second in the league's blocks per set category and No. 9 in the country with a 2.54 average. King served up the No. 17 spot nationally in aces per set with 1.15.

A .500 winning percentage had the team No. 23 nationally while a .258 hitting percentage put King at No. 24 to give the team five Top-25 team rankings nationally.

King will play Eastern Mennonite (Va.) University Friday in Banner Elk, N.C., at Lees-McRae College with a 5 p.m. scheduled start.