March 29, 2011

King digs to top spot in NCAA stat ranking

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College owns the top spot nationally in the team digs per set category in the newest NCAA Division I/II men's volleyball stat report.

King's 10.15 digs per set moved the team up to No. 1, up from No. 7 a week ago. Southern California was second with a 10.08 average with Ohio State third at 9.30 digs per set.

Part of the climb for the Tornado in the digs category came from Joel Salva (Lake Mary, Fla.) at No. 2 in the digs per set individual category with 2.77, right behind leader Pacific's Javier Caceres at 2.78. Morris Cephas (Richmond, Va.) was No. 9 with 2.48 digs per set.

King was No. 6 in blocks per set nationally and tops among Conference Carolinas teams with 2.71. Ball State led the country with 3.0 and Mount Olive was tops in the league with 2.98.

In the team rankings the Tornado landed at No. 17 in aces per set with 1.17 and No. 18 in winning percentage at .571.

Salva was also No. 7 nationally in aces per set with 0.46 and second in Conference Carolinas, right behind Mount Olive's Angle Dache with 0.49. Salva's 9.4 assists per set was also second in the league and No. 27 nationally.

Eric Glenn (Richmond, Va.) and a 1.22 blocks per set average occupied the top spot in Conference Carolinas and he climbed three places in the national ranking to No. 6

Michael Koebel (Richmond, Va.) was up one spot to No. 45 in kills per set to with a 2.83 average, but still fifth in conference standings.

King, with an 8-7 record, will play at Carthage (Wis.) College Wednesday at 8 p.m. eastern.