It’s all about the numbers — particularly the number on the jersey.
Off the Block is unveiling the best player to wear each jersey number in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the 25-point rally scoring era.
The latest installment in this summer series examines the best to don the No. 18 jersey. Check out Off the Block throughout June as it continues to reveal the best in the sport to wear each number.
Best player to wear No. 18
Aaron Flick, Lewis (2009-12)
Awards and honors: 2011 Second-Team All-MIVA, 2012 First-Team All-MIVA, 2012 MIVA All-Tournament Team
Player bio: Flick had three straight seasons with more than 100 blocks to close out his college career. The middle attacker was among the national leaders with a 0.91 blocks per game average as he helped lead the Flyers to the MIVA championship and the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in eight years. He also finished that with a .510 attack percentage, including having 11 kills and zero errors while hitting .579 in a five-game victory against Ohio State in the MIVA Tournament finals. Flick the previous season had a .407 attack percentage and hit .424 for his career.
Best players to wear No. 18 by conference
Big West: Josiah Byers, CSUN
ConfCarolinas: Nick Leary, Barton
EIVA: Jack Reese, George Mason
MIVA: Aaron Flick, Lewis
MPSF: Miki Jauhiainen, BYU
Independents: Matt Bridenbaugh, Lincoln Memorial
Honorable mentions: Caleb Blazer, Grand Canyon; Tommy Carmody, Pepperdine; Pasquale Fiduccia, McKendree; Will Montgomery, UC Irvine; Matt Seifert, Penn State