Inside the VolleyMetrics: Studying BYU’s Langlois recent success

[Editor’s note: Off the Block is partnering with VolleyMetrics this season to provide the volleyball community with an in-depth analysis at the stats and in-match metrics for college men’s volleyball. The following analysis is from VolleyMetrics.]

There were a lot of great standout performances by players throughout the league last week, but the VolleyMetrics Ratings selected BYU outside attacker Jake Langlois as its Player of the Week.

The AVCA chose Stanford outside attacker Gabriel Vega as its National Player of the Week. Langlois and No. 2/3 BYU was able to extend its winning streak to eight matches by sweeping a two-match series against No. 15 Cal Baptist. Below is their comparison in our ratings system as well as this week’s box scores for each player.

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Langlois averaged 3.83 kills per games and had an overall .514 attacking percentage with only four errors. Defensively, he managed 2.0 digs per game and had four blocks. It is important to note that Langlois played in once less set than Vega, but his consistent high level of play helped him pull out on top.

He had more kills per game in less attempts, more service aces and fewer errors than Vega, and he edged out Vega by averaging 4.83 points per game, compared to Vega’s 4.71 points per game. 

BYU will have a two home matches against No. 12 CSUN this weekend, while Stanford travels to No. 13 UC Irvine.