INDIANAPOLIS --- The Lees-McRae College men's
volleyball team is listed in 13 individual and team categories in
the latest edition of the NCAA Division I-II men's volleyball
statistics, announced NCAA officials on Monday.
Lees-McRae (14-7, 4-1 Conference Carolinas) is on a tear of
late, entering the week having won six straight and 10 of its last
11 matches. The Bobcats begin the week ranked fourth in the nation
in aces per set (1.58), eighth in winning percentage (0.667), 13th
in hitting percentage (0.286), and 17th in digs per frame (8.23).
Lees-McRae is also listed 21st in assists per set (11.37) and kills
per frame (12.12), while being ranked 25th in blocks per set
Senior Chad Mercado (Orlando, Fla.) continues to be ranked among
the nation's best hitters, entering the week listed third in kills
per set (4.69) and 18th in hitting percentage (0.333). The burly
opposite is also listed 43rd in digs per set (1.67) and 66th in
aces per frame (0.22). Freshman setter Randy Ramirez (Guaynabo,
Puerto Rico) also enters the week ranked 14th in assists per set
(10.3) and 31st in aces per set (0.3).
Fellow freshmen Matt Harpenau (Cincinnati, Ohio) and John Lucas
(Cincinnati, Ohio) are ranked 46th (0.84) and 49th (0.83),
respectively, in blocks per set, as Lucas is also listed 37th in
aces per frame (0.28). Rookie Chris Flood (Louisville, Ky.) is also
ranked 83rd in aces per set (0.19).
Lees-McRae returns to the court on Friday, Mar. 25 when the
Bobcats travel to Fairfax, Va. to take on George Mason University
at 7 p.m.