Leaderboard: National stat leaders in college men’s volleyball

There are still three months left in the regular season, but several players and teams have already inserted themselves among the nation’s best in the top offensive and defensive statistical categories. Check out the individual and team national statistical leaders in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball for this week.[Editor’s note: Stats are compiled by the NCAA and through Jan. 21]

Kills per game average

Player Avg.
1. Tanner Syftestad, UC San Diego 5.15
2. Nicolas Szerszen, Ohio State 4.05
3. Corey Chavers, UCSB 4.00
4. Jack Wyett, USC 3.96
5. Jonathan Predney, Concordia-Irvine 3.92
6. Karl Apfelbach, UC Irvine 3.80
7. Pelegrin Vargas, Fort Wayne 3.79
8. Colby Harriman, Pepperdine 3.73
9. Stephen Porras, Coker 3.63
10. Raymond Barsemian, Concordia-Irvine 3.58

Attack percentage

Player Avg.
1. Paul Narup, Loyola .583
2. Brendan Schmidt, McKendree .505
3. Connor Hipelius, Lindenwood .491
4. Daenan Gyimah, UCLA .484
5. Jeff Jendryk, Loyola .482
6. Riley Moore, Harvard .481
7. Kevin Rakestraw, Stanford .448
8. Brandon Davis, Quincy .442
9. Matt Walsh, Ball State .433
10. Kyle Ensing, Long Beach State .428

Aces per game average

Player Avg.
1. Alex Harthaller, Pepperdine 0.90
2. Manuel Melenciano, Emmanuel 0.75
3. Brett Rosenmeier, Hawai’i 0.69
4. Dimitar Kalchev, CSUN 0.67
5. Jalen Penrose, Penn State 0.60
6. Stephen Braswell, St. Francis 0.59
7. Daniel Hermida, Erskine 0.55
T-8. Aidan Albrecht, Penn State 0.50
T-8. Gabriel Castro, Coker 0.50
T-8. Gianiuca Grasso, USC 0.50
T-8. Daenan Gyimah, UCLA 0.50
T-8. Dylan Missry, UCLA 0.50
T-8. Brendan Schmidt, McKendree 0.50
T-8. Ksawery Tomsia, CSUN 0.50

Assists per game average

Player Avg.
1. Chandler Gibb, Concordia-Irvine 11.25
2. Anthony Rivera, Charleston 10.80
3. Joe Worsley, Hawai’i 10.76
4. Michael Keegan, Fort Wayne 10.74
5. Adam Brewster, Lindenwood 10.63
6. Josh Tuaniga, Long Beach State 10.52
7. Robert Mullahey, Pepperdine 10.45
8. Sanil Thomas, Ohio State 10.38
9. Dante Chakravorti, UC Irvine 10.20
10. Micah Ma’a, UCLA 10.19

Blocks per game average

Player Avg.
1. Connor Hipelius, Lindenwood 1.44
2. Matt Walsh, Ball State 1.41
3. Eric Chance, CSUN 1.40
4. Tomas Gago, Fort Wayne 1.39
5. Scott Stadick, UC Irvine 1.37
T-6. Taylor Falduti, Concordia-Irvine 1.33
T-6. Hunter Howell, Concordia-Irvine 1.33
T-6. Dalton Solbrig, Hawai’i 1.33
T-9. Pedro Carvalho, Lincoln Memorial 1.25
T-9. Miki Jauhianinen, BYU 1.25

Digs per game average

Player Avg.
T-1. Joshua Ayzenberg, Sacred Heart 3.50
T-1. Conner Nagaki, Queens 3.50
3. Chase Howard 3.13
4. Florian Ruhm, Limestone 3.10
T-5. Gary Baker, Coker 3.06
T-5. Ryan Vorderer, Lindenwood 3.06
7. Evan Enriques, Stanford 2.68
8. Collin Merk, Quincy 2.64
9. Brandon Greenway, Charleston 2.60
10. Brandon Davis, Quincy 2.56

Team attack percentage

Player Avg.
1. Long Beach State .403
2. Hawai’i .398
3. Fort Wayne .364
4. UC Irvine .348
5. Penn State .346

Team aces per game average

Player Avg.
1. Emmanuel 2.69
2. CSUN 2.40
3. Quincy 2.00
4. UCLA 1.92
5. Hawai’i 1.89

Team blocks per game average

Player Avg.
1. Concordia-Irvine 3.38
2. CSUN 3.13
3. Hawai’i 3.05
4. Charleston 3.00
5. Ball State 2.80

Team digs per game average

Player Avg.
1. Charleston 11.60
2. Lindenwood 10.75
3. Quincy 10.73
4. Queens 10.25
5. Harvard 10.00

Team opponent attack percentage

Player Avg.
1. Lindenwood .126
2. Hawai’i .142
3. Charleston .150
4. Long Beach State .152
5. Belmont Abbey .168