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. 20 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. 20
Oscar Fiorentino, Barton (2017-20)
Awards and honors: 2018 Second-Team All-ConfCarolinas, 2019 First-Team All-ConfCarolinas, 2020 Lloy Ball Award finalist
Player bio: Fiorentino had three consecutive seasons guiding the Barton offense into the nation’s top 10 for attack percentage and was in the nation’s top 10 for assists. The setter during a shortened 2020 season had a nation-best 10.78 assists per game average and led Barton to the third-best attack percentage in the nation at .353. In addition, Fiorentino in 2019 was fourth in the country averaging 10.70 assists per game and guided the offense to hit .338 as Barton won the ConfCarolinas championship and reached the NCAA Tournament.
Best players to wear No. 20 by conference
Big West: JB Kam, UC Irvine
ConfCarolinas: Oscar Fiorentino, Barton
EIVA: Will Bantle, Penn State
MIVA: David Siebum, Ball State
MPSF: Jack Wyett, USC
Independents: Andrew Hammer, Concordia-Irvine
Honorable mentions: Enrique de Diego Garcia, Cal Baptist; Thomas Hodges, Pacific, UC Irvine; Brian Long, Belmont Abbey; Chad Stanback Jr., Barton; Jack Wilson, George Mason