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Comparing Penn State and Low Country Volleyball Club

In my previous blog, I mentioned Low Country Volleyball Club’s 18s Team winning the 18 Open Division of the USAV Palmetto Region to qualify the team for Nationals in Miami. I received the stats from the team’s championship weekend (we have a parent keep stats), and just for fun 😉 compared them with the offensive stats of the 2008 Final Four Teams: Penn State, Stanford, Nebraska, and Texas. I was testing a coaching theory of IPE (read my What is IPE blog if you are unfamiliar with this concept). Here are my findings:


Kill Efficiency IPE Hitting %
PSU 0.529 0.874 0.390
Stanford 0.425 0.888 0.337
Nebraska 0.411 0.858 0.324
Texas 0.453 0.882 0.349
FF Average 0.454 0.875 0.326
Low Country 0.433 0.872 0.311
  • Final Four IPE average was .875, LC’s IPEwas .872 (better than Nebraska and almost as good as Penn State)
  • Kill eff – LC’s was .433 (better than Nebraska and Stanford)
  • Hitting % – LC was .310 (Nebraska was .270, Stanford .314, Texas .335, PSU .380)

I think at any level, the game comes down to efficiency and execution. Low Country proved to be efficient and executed at a championship level.

One comment

  1. Did you apply any statistical tests to this data?

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