By the Numbers: Best college men’s volleyball player to wear No. 3 jersey

Photo courtesy of Princeton athletics

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. 3 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. 3
George Huhmann, Princeton (2017-2020)

Awards and honors: First-Team EIVA All-Decade, 2017 Freshman All-American, 2017 First-Team All-EIVA, 2017 EIVA Newcomer of the Year, 2018 First-Team All-EIVA, 2018 All-American Honorable Mention, 2019 Uvaldo Acosta Memorial EIVA Player of the Year, 2019 All-American Honorable Mention, 2020 First-Team All-EIVA, 2020 All-American Honorable Mention
Player bio: Huhmann playing a hybrid middle attack and opposite position finished the 2019 season among national leaders with a 3.41 kills per game average on a .344 attack percentage and had a career-best 99 blocks. He also led Princeton that season to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 21 years. Huhmann in his sophomore season had an EIVA-best 3.69 kills per game average and was in the conference’s top five averaging 1.00 blocks per game. In addition, Huhmann had a 3.38 kills per game average during the shortened 2020 season and for the third consecutive season was in the conference’s top five for kills.

Best players to wear No. 3 by conference

Big West: Joel Schneidmiller, UC Irvine
ConfCarolinas: Nolan Albrecht, Belmont Abbey
EIVA: George Huhmann, Princeton
MIVA: Matt Yoshimoto, Lewis
MPSF: Tamir Hershko, UC Irvine
Independents: Gary Baker, Coker

Honorable mentions: Connor Curry, Penn State; Adam Miracle, Mount Olive; Brendan Schmidt, McKendree; Wil Stanley, BYU; Sanil Thomas, Ohio State