Tornado Volleyball rankings among NCAA's bests

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The King College men's volleyball team kept the top spot in three Conference Carolinas three individual stat rankings as the team held onto seven Top-50 individual rankings in the newest NCAA report.

Joel Salva (Lake Mary, Fla.) was tops in aces per set among league players with 0.47 which slipped a spot to No. 6 nationally. His 2.5 digs per set was tops among conference players and No. 5 in the nation, a spot better than a week ago. Salva used a 9.2 assists per set average to move up a spot another week to No. 26 nationally and remained second in the conference.

Eric Glenn (Richmond, Va.) and a 1.21 blocks per set average was the highest in Conference Carolinas, but he fell two spots to No. 9 nationally.

Morris Cephas (Richmond, Va.) was second in the league and No. 12 nationally in digs per set with an average of 2.2.

James Friddle (Cartersville, Ga.) used a .333 hitting percentage for the No. 17 national ranking, a spot higher, and third in Conference Carolinas.

Michael Koebel (Richmond, Va.) improved to No. 45 in kills per set to with a 2.74 average, fifth in conference standings.

A .271 hitting percentage boosted King to No. 20 in the national rankings which gave King four Top-20 rankings this week. A week ago the Tornado was No. 21 in the national category.

The squad's 9.0 digs per set was the highest national ranking at No. 7, which was second in the conference. A 2.58 blocks per set mark was also second among conference members and No. 9 in the country. King's 1.12 aces per set slipped to No. 20 in the nation.

After a 3-0 sweep of Philadelphia Biblical Tuesday King improved to 7-5 on the season and will travel to Eastern Mennonite (Va.) University for a 7 p.m. match on March 24. The Tornado posted a 3-0 win over Eastern Mennonite in the season's first meeting on March 4 in Banner Elk, N.C.