2019 senior starter production lost (ConfCarolinas edition)

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

As noted before, this was a historic year for the high-level of production and sheer number of contributing seniors in college men’s volleyball. Since the season is over, Off the Block has crunched the numbers for 41 of the 43 with senior starters this past season, and we will be unveiling the data in a six-post installment.

The percentage of production lost is from starting seniors only. Off the Block included liberos as starters, and some teams will have more than seven starters listed as some teams have two players split time as starters at a given position.

Off the Block is releasing the data by conference, and today we continue with ConfCarolinas. No team stands out in terms of losing starting senior production across the board. Conference champion Barton loses the most due to senior starters graduating in terms of kills (29.1%) and digs (43.3%).

Belmont Abbey is one of the two teams in Division I/II who do not lose a senior starter (Daemen).

Barton

  • 2019 Final Record: 25-5 (14-2 ConfCarolinas)
  • Final Ranking:
  • Postseason finish: Lost in NCAA tournament play-in match
  • Graduating starters: libero Aleksa Brkovic, middle attacker Justice Lord, outside attacker Vasilis Mandilaris,
  • Returning starters: outside attacker Adrian Iglesias, opposite Angelos Mandilaris, setter Oscar Fiorentino, middle attacker Dimitrios Kyridis
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 29%
    • Blocks: 32%
    • Digs: 8%
    • Aces: 28%
    • Assists: 8%

King

  • 2019 Final Record: 20-10 (14-2 ConfCarolinas)
  • Final Ranking:
  • Postseason finish: Lost in ConfCarolinas tournament finals
  • Graduating starters: middle attacker Dalton Johnson, middle attacker Jon Wheaton, setter Chandler Christy
  • Returning starters: outside attacker Sean Kolhase, outside attacker Suetonius Harris, opposite Joshua Kim, libero Noah Melendez
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 22%
    • Blocks: 59%
    • Digs: 18%
    • Aces: 21%
    • Assists: 62%

Belmont Abbey

  • 2019 Final Record: 15-11 (10-6 ConfCarolinas)
  • Final Ranking:
  • Postseason finish: Lost in ConfCarolina tournament quarterfinals
  • Graduating starters: N/A
  • Returning starters: outside attacker Liam Maxwell, setter Brennan Davis, opposite Andrew Kohut, middle attacker Brian Long, middle attacker William Morris, libero Collin Lockwood, outside attacker Jake Somers, libero Daniel Cerqua
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 0%
    • Blocks: 0%
    • Digs: 0%
    • Aces: 0%
    • Assists: 0%

Mount Olive

  • 2019 Final Record: 11-16 (9-7 ConfCarolinas)
  • Final Ranking:
  • Postseason finish: Lost in ConfCarolina tournament quarterfinals
  • Graduating starters: libero Joel Roberts, outside attacker Brad Monaghan
  • Returning starters: middle attacker Eric Visgitis, middle attacker Luke Visgitis, outside attacker Jarrod Ferguson, outside attacker Tobi Azeez, setter Shane Yeo, setter Nicolas Laxar, opposite Iyanu Adebisi
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 14%
    • Blocks: 8%
    • Digs: 35%
    • Aces: 17%
    • Assists: 3%

North Greenville

  • 2019 Final Record: 16-13 (8-8 ConfCarolinas)
  • Final Ranking:
  • Postseason finish: Lost in ConfCarolinas semifinals
  • Graduating starters: opposite Aaron Campbell
  • Returning starters: outside attacker Jackson Gilbert, outside attacker Cade McGee, middle attacker Brandon Baker, middle attacker Ben Hamsho, setter Jake Boldog, setter Sergio Carrillo, libero Arlind Rojba
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 25%
    • Blocks: 14%
    • Digs: 15%
    • Aces: 16%
    • Assists: 2%

Limestone

  • 2019 Final Record: 14-13 (8-8 ConfCarolinas)
  • Final Ranking:
  • Postseason finish: Lost in ConfCarolinas semifinals
  • Graduating starters: middle attacker Andrew Holman, setter Logan Riley
  • Returning starters: opposite Francisco Salinger Cenzual, outside attacker Geraldo Rivera, outside attacker Jordan Barreto, libero Michal Podgorzak, middle attacker Jon Igo
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 20%
    • Blocks: 30%
    • Digs: 20%
    • Aces: 35%
    • Assists: 89%

Emmanuel

  • 2019 Final Record: 10-19 (5-11 ConfCarolinas)
  • Final Ranking:
  • Postseason finish: Lost in ConfCarolinas semifinals
  • Graduating starters: libero Caleb Bonaventure, setter Demitrius Maloney
  • Returning starters: middle attacker Don Thompson, outside attacker Aleksa Lakic, middle attacker Jonathan Camacho, opposite Alex Zayas, middle attacker Alejandro Robles
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 6%
    • Blocks: 10%
    • Digs: 42%
    • Aces: 12%
    • Assists: 94%

Erskine

  • 2019 Final Record: 7-21 (4/12 ConfCarolinas)
  • Final Ranking:
  • Postseason finish: Lost in ConfCarolinas tournament quarterfinal
  • Graduating starters: Middle attacker Keegan Sullivan
  • Returning starters: outside attacker Lancy Aldebol, outside attacker Josh Arrowood, libero Hector Collazo, opposite Griffin Spence, setter Francisco Pomar, middle attacker Alejandro Irizarry
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 22%
    • Blocks: 21%
    • Digs: 5%
    • Aces: 1%
    • Assists: 11%

Lees-McRae

  • 2019 Final Record: 2-21 (0-16 ConfCarolinas)
  • Final Ranking:
  • Postseason finish: N/A
  • Graduating starters: middle attacker Hector Serviat
  • Returning starters: middle attacker Drew Sims, middle attacker Ethan Gardner, setter Nick Cookingham, libero Chris Woolslayer, outside attacker Tyler Dorfman, outside attacker Issac Reed
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 24%
    • Blocks: 12%
    • Digs: 16%
    • Aces: 16%
    • Assists: 1%