Numerous Top-10 NCAA Stat Rankings for Tornado Volleyball

Numerous Top-10 NCAA Stat Rankings for Tornado Volleyball

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – King College finished the men's volleyball season with five Top-10 NCAA Division I/II stat rankings in the final report from the national office.

The highest ranking was in the digs per set as the Tornado ranked No. 2 with 9.69, just behind Southern California's 9.76 average.

Part of the high digs per set team ranking was helped by Joel Salva (Lake Mary, Fla.) with 2.42 digs per set which led all Conference Carolinas players and ranked No. 6 nationally. Teammate Morris Cephas (Richmond, Va.) was No. 10 in the same category with 2.31 digs per set.

King finished No. 8 in the blocks per set team category with 2.49. Eric Glenn (Portsmouth, Va.) was atop the league with 1.14 blocks per set and No. 10 nationally.

Salva also added the No. 20 spot in aces per set with 0.35 and No. 25 in assists per set with 9.34, both were good for third among Conference Carolinas players.

James Friddle (Cartersville, Ga.) served up the No. 35 spot in aces per set with 0.28 and was No. 42 in kills per set with 2.81.

King added spots at No. 19 in winning percentage, No. 21 in aces per set and No. 25 in hitting percentage to give the Tornado five team rankings among the Top-25. King had a .550 winning percentage with a 1.08 aces per set average and a .249 hitting percentage.

The Tornado finished 11-9 in 2011 and saw the season come to an end with a 3-0 setback in the Conference Carolinas Championship match at Mount Olive (N.C.) College in April.