The Lady Vols continue conference play with home matches vs Missouri and Arkansas this weekend.
Tennessee is 3-8 all-time vs Missouri. UT won the last meeting, but is 2-3 in matches in Knoxville
Tennessee is 19-20 all-time vs Arkansas. UT is 4-6 in their last ten meetings, but 6-4 in their last ten at home.
SEASON MIDPOINT STATS
This Saturday marks the half way point of the regular season in terms of matches played — 15 games before Saturday and 15 after. Instead of my usual weekly notes, here’s a (little bit early) look at some individual stats at the midpoint. Keep in mind that “per set” numbers are not official until the end of the player’s season or career. Some of these numbers are very impressive and to drive that point home I’ve included comparisons where applicable.
- Hitting .405 on the year so far, Treiber could become just the second Lady Vol ever to break .400 in a season. Only (first team All American and only UT player to have her number retired) Beverly Robinson has accomplished the feat so far, back in 1983.
- Treiber is also just behind Robinson in all-time career hitting percentage with .352, trailing the top spot by only .007.
- With 62 blocks so far, Treiber could finish the year in the UT all-time season top 20. Her current 1.19 blocks per set would also be a season top 20 number.
- With 431 career blocks, Treiber is already #6 all-time at UT. At her current pace she might be able to reach 500. She also stands at #3 right now in career blocks per set with 1.17, just behind (All American honorable mention) Sarah Blum and (All American honorable mention) Leah Hinkey.
- Treiber is 132 kills away from her 1,000th career kill — a number she could reach at her current pace. She would be the first player at Tennessee to reach that milestone since (second team All American and Olympic Bronze medalist) Kelsey Robinson in 2012.
- She’s 154 attacks away from reaching career 2,000.
- Only 5 players in the rally-scoring era have put down 30 or more aces in a season at UT. Just over half way there (with 16 aces) with just over half the season to go (with 16 matches) Treiber might be able to reach that goal.
- At 3.37 career kills per set, Grubbs currently ranks at #10 all-time at UT.
- Grubbs is on track to potentially reach 1,000 attack attempts this season. Only two different players have reached that mark at UT in the 2010s: (second team All American and Olympic Bronze medalist) Kelsey Robinson and Kanisha Jimenez.
- Her 8.57 attacks per set over her career are good for 11th place all-time at UT so far.
- With a career hitting percentage of .264, Grubbs is in 18th place all-time on the career list at UT.
- While splitting setting duties the past two seasons has lowered Hansen’s numbers, she still stands at #8 all-time at UT with 1,985 assists — 15 away from 2,000. Her career assists per set is 8.10, 10th all-time at UT for the moment.
- Hansen is climbing the digs chart too, with 712 all-time. That puts her at #27 on the UT career list and 12th on the career digs per set list so far with 2.91.
- With all those assists and digs, it’s no surprise Hansen is a prolific double-doubler. (Is that a word!?) Counting only double-doubles scored in rally-scoring matches, only 3 Lady Vols have more than her 39: (third team All American) Julie Knytych with 62, (third team All American) Nikki Fowler with 52, and (second team All American and Olympic Bronze medalist) Kelsey Robinson with 49.
- With 1,214 career digs, Schumacher ranks 9th all-time at UT. At her current pace, she might be crack the top 5. She’s 5th all-time at UT with 3.36 digs pet set, currently just below (SEC Defensive Player of the Year and All American honorable mention) Chloe Goldman, (All American honorable mention) Ellen Mullins, (SEC Defensive Player of the Year and third team All American) Amy Morris, and (second team All American and Olympic Bronze medalist) Kelsey Robinson.
- This season, her 3.37 digs per set are 19th all-time so far.
- With a .271 hitting percentage through her career so far, Andreno ranks 17th all-time at UT right now.
- Her 0.87 blocks per set in good for 15th on the UT career chart.
- Despite sharing setting duties the past two seasons with Hansen, Williams’ number are climbing steadily. She already ranks 17th all-time at UT with 781 assists. She could become just the 16th Lady Vol to join the 1,000 assists club as early as this season at her current pace. Her 5.14 assists per set is good for 15th place at UT all-time at the moment.
- Williams is also a more direct offensive threat with her quick setter dumps working very effectively. At her current pace Williams would rank 11th all-time at UT in hitting percentage with .289!
Madison Coulter currently stands at 20th on the UT season digs per set list with 3.33.
Addisyn Rowe currently stands at 23rd on the UT season hitting percentage list with .321.
- Rackham is 10-4 through her first 14 matches. Since 1978 (when complete UT result records become available), that’s the second best start by a new head coach in their first 14 games. Only Bob Berucci’s 11-3 start in 1978 tops it.
- Tennessee has had 4 new head coaches since the Coaches Poll was instituted in 1982. Until this year, a new UT volleyball coach had never defeated a ranked team — going 0-17, and only winning 3 individual sets. Rackham has won 2 out of 4 half way through her first season.
12-2, 2-0 SEC
Friday, September 28, 6:30pm ET
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6-6, 0-2 SEC
Sunday, September 30, 1:30pm ET
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