What players could set NCAA records this season

The college men’s volleyball record book has a chance to be rewritten by the end of the season.

With the season’s second half underway, several players are on pace to set NCAA records or move into the record book’s top five in various statistical categories.

Off the Block last year in effort to preserve the sport’s history became the first organization to compile a NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball rally scoring era record book. The record book includes the top-five single-season and career record holders for a variety of categories during the rally scoring era.

Check out what players could finish this season as NCAA record holders based on their current stats. In addition, to view the complete NCAA rally scoring era record book compiled by Off the Block, click here.


SINGLE-SEASON KILLS (25-point game rally scoring era)
Current record:
Jonas Umlauft, Hawai’i — 551 kills
How many needed to make top five: 506 kills
Possible record-breaker contenders: Pierre Tang-Taye, Barton (310 kills); Tamir Hershko, UC Irvine (288 kills); Aaron Russell, Penn State (281)

SINGLE-SEASON ACES (25-point game rally scoring era)
Current record:
Joseph Smalzer, Loyola — 74 aces
How many needed to make top five: 61 aces
Possible record-breaker contenders: Zack La Cavera, UC Irvine (32 aces); Kyle Russell, UC Irvine (31 aces) Paco Velez, George Mason (30 aces)

SINGLE-SEASON ASSISTS (25-point game rally scoring era)
Current record:
Vince Devany, UC Santa Barbara — 1,362 assists
How many needed to make top five: 1,336 assists
Possible record-breaker contenders: Michael Saeta, UC Irvine (801 assists); Jennings Franciskovic, Hawai’i (714 assists); Jonah Seif, UC Santa Barbara (683 assists); Matt West, Pepperdine (630 assists)

CAREER ASSISTS (25-point game rally scoring era)
Current record:
Keith Smith, Grand Canyon — 4,484 assists
Possible record-breaker contenders: Matt West, Pepperdine (4,185 assists)

SINGLE-SEASON BLOCKS (25-point game rally scoring era)
Current record:
Piotr Dabrowski, George Mason — 178 blocks
How many needed to make top five: 156 blocks
Possible record-breaker contenders: Matt Walsh, Ball State (93); Taylor Averill, Hawai’i (89); Jason Agopian, UC Irvine (89) Michael Hatch, BYU (84)

SINGLE-SEASON DIGS (25-point game rally scoring era)
Current record:
Michael McMahon, Barton — 355 digs
How many needed to make top five: 302 digs
Possible record-breaker contenders: Michael McMahon, Barton (246); Kolby Kanetake, Hawai’i (196); Michael Brinkley, UC Irvine (161)

CAREER DIGS (25-point game rally scoring era)
Current record:
Javier Caceres, Pacific — 1,013 digs
Possible record-breaker contenders: Michael Brinkley, UC Irvine (930)

SINGLE-SEASON ATTACK PERCENTAGE (25-point game rally scoring era)
Current record:
John Nunns, Mount Olive — .581 attack percentage
How much needed to make top five: .446 attack percentage
Possible record-breaker contenders: Fabio Diniz, Pfeiffer (.503); Wyatt Patterson, McKendree (.496); Taylor Averill, Hawai’i (.474)

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