March 9, 2011

King maintains NCAA stat rankings

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The King College men's volleyball team ranked first among Conference Carolinas teams in three individual stat rankings as the team posted seven Top-50 individual rankings in the NCAA report.

Joel Salva (Lake Mary, Fla.) once again led the league in aces per set with 0.47 which was No. 5 nationally. His 2.5 digs per set was tops among conference players and No. 6 in the nation. Salva used a 9.2 assists per set average to move up a spot to No. 27 nationally and remained second in the conference.

Eric Glenn (Richmond, Va.) and a 1.21 blocks per set average was the highest in Conference Carolinas as he moved up two spots to No. 7 nationally.

Morris Cephas (Richmond, Va.) was second in the league and No. 12 nationally in digs per set with an average of 2.2.

James Friddle (Cartersville, Ga.) saw his hitting average climb to .333 which bumped him up to No. 18 in the country, a 12 spot climb. He kept the No. 3 spot among league players.

Michael Koebel (Richmond, Va.) moved up two places nationally in kills per set to No. 46 as the average went up to 2.74, but he was sixth in the conference standings.

The Tornado posted three Top-20 national team rankings led by the No. 6 spot in digs per set with 9.0, right behind Limestone (S.C.) College for the top spot in the league who had a 9.05 average. King's 2.58 blocks per set was good for second in the league and No. 8 in the country. The squad's 1.12 aces per set average moved the Tornado to No. 18 nationally in that category.

King, at 6-5 on the season, welcomes Philadelphia Biblical to Bristol for a 5 p.m. match Tuesday.