[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.]
NJIT outside attacker Jabarry Goodridge is the third EIVA players this season to be selected as the VolleyMetrics Player of the Week.
Goodridge put up impressive offensive numbers in matches last week against Rutgers–Newark, George Mason and McKendree. The AVCA selected BYU opposite Ben Patch as its National Player of the Week. Here’s how our VolleyMetrics Ratings compares the two players:
Both players’ overall scores were close but received a high overall rating for different reasons. Goodridge serving and blocking scores exceeded Patch’s scores by at least three points, while Patch scored a 9.20 in attacking. Both had similar scores for passing and digging.
Patch averaged 5.57 kills per game while hitting .456 in two victories against the Rainbow Warriors, including a .700 attack percentage in the series opener. He also added in seven block assists and nine digs.
Despite these numbers, Goodridge had an overall serving percentage of .811, while contributing nice aces with 10 serving errors. Patch had no aces and nine serving errors in two matches and finished with a .471 serving percentage.
NJIT will continue conference play with a two-match home series against Charleston this weekend.