Inside the VolleyMetrics: Examining offensive dominance of BYU’s Sander

[Editor’s note: Off the Block is partnering with VolleyMetrics this season to provide the volleyball community with an in-depth analysis at the stats and in-match metrics for college men’s volleyball. The following analysis is from VolleyMetrics.]

BYU outside attacker Brenden Sander came out on top of the VolleyMetrics Player of the Week Ratings for the second time this season.

Sander helped No. 2/2 BYU sweep both its home matches against No. 12 CSUN last weekend. As seen in the graph below, Sander outperformed the league average in each category, except for digging.



The AVCA National Player of the Week was Erskine setter David Grandy from Erskine. The senior led Erskine to two sweep victories against Belmont Abbey and Mount Olive last weekend weekend, while handing out 87 assists with zero errors.

It is hard to compare the two players because their positions are so different but both had incredible weeks. Sander hit .632 during the weekend and averaged a 13.0 kill to error ratio for both matches while recording six block assists and nine digs.