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Author: HuskerGeek

ViPR Stat Lines of the Week

Written By: HuskerGeek

Notable players of the week are a part of sports.  The people who did the most or the strangest things.  Well, the strangest might be hard to see in statistics, but the most we can find.  So, the question of today’s post is, “Who had the highest ratings by ViPR this week?”  A question we can most definitely answer.

All-Around Division 1

The player with the most eye-popping line of WPA for the week is Lindsey Ruddins from UC Santa Barbara.  I don’t even want to spoil it before putting the game summary.

Florida St. vs. UC Santa Barbara (2017-08-26)

Top Performances

Lindsey Ruddins

UC Santa Barbara


Game WPA

2.8931

Offense: 1.9898

Defense: 0.9032

Attacking: 2.0731
Setting:0.0120
Serving:-0.0953
Blocking:0.0310
Digging:0.8722

Chloe Allen

UC Santa Barbara


Game WPA

1.4671

Offense: 0.7448

Defense: 0.7223

Attacking: 1.0085
Setting:0.0306
Serving:-0.2943
Blocking:-0.0045
Digging:0.7268

Brianne Burkert

Florida St.


Game WPA

1.4306

Offense: 0.5822

Defense: 0.8484

Attacking: 0.0461
Setting:0.6313
Serving:-0.0952
Blocking:0.0128
Digging:0.8356
Source: 108205

2.8903!

The stat line is no less impressive.  Thirty-kills on eighty-three swings with only eight hitting errors and not a single kill came by way of an opposition block error.  In addition, Lindsey put up 18 digs which accounted for almost a point of her score.  That’s a day at any office.

That’s impressive, but it was also a five set match.  How about the person who scored the highest WPA per set in a match.  That award goes to Indiana State’s Laura Gross in their three set win over the Big East’s DePaul.

DePaul vs. Indiana St. (2017-08-25)

Top Performances

Laura Gross

Indiana St.


Game WPA

1.9102

Offense: 1.0257

Defense: 0.8845

Attacking: 1.0307
Setting:0.0753
Serving:-0.0804
Blocking:0.0599
Digging:0.8246

Rachel Griffin

Indiana St.


Game WPA

1.3071

Offense: 1.0322

Defense: 0.2749

Attacking: 0.3233
Setting:0.7214
Serving:-0.0124
Blocking:0.0000
Digging:0.2749

Brittany Maxwell

DePaul


Game WPA

1.0266

Offense: 0.8571

Defense: 0.1695

Attacking: 0.6683
Setting:0.0000
Serving:0.1888
Blocking:0.0226
Digging:0.1469
Source: 108242

A three set WPA score of 1.8990 translates to 0.633 added for each set played.  The line is again impressive with nineteen kills on thirty-five attacks and five errors with eighteen digs added for good measure.  A stellar night to be sure.

Those are the all-around players this week, but let’s see some specialists.

Specialists of Division 1

Amanda Carroll of Florida Gulf Coast takes home the prize for the highest attack score per set with a twenty-three kill performance.  She took forty-one swings and committed only two hitting errors.  Take a look at the game summary.

FGCU vs. IUPUI (2017-08-26)

Team Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Sets
FGCU2525253
IUPUI2123130

Top Performances

Amanda Carroll

FGCU


Game WPA

1.8912

Offense: 1.4191

Defense: 0.4722

Attacking: 1.4138
Setting:0.0000
Serving:0.0053
Blocking:0.0000
Digging:0.4722

Maggie Rick

FGCU


Game WPA

0.8620

Offense: 0.6804

Defense: 0.1816

Attacking: 0.2143
Setting:0.6415
Serving:-0.1755
Blocking:0.0000
Digging:0.1816

Maggie Gibson

IUPUI


Game WPA

0.8535

Offense: 0.5149

Defense: 0.3387

Attacking: 0.1719
Setting:0.3560
Serving:-0.0130
Blocking:0.1007
Digging:0.2379
Source: 108270

No, your eyes do not deceive you.  Amanda scored more than a point higher than anyone else in the match.  Her attack score of 1.4179 was more than double the next player’s attack score.  A dominating night for the lady from FGCU.

Brooke Short of Louisiana Tech takes home the award for the highest setting score per set in a four set loss to North Dakota.  Despite the loss, Brooke put up forty-seven assists in four sets and added twenty digs, six kills, and an ace just for good measure.

Louisiana Tech vs. North Dakota (2017-08-26)

Top Performances

Tamara Merseli

North Dakota


Game WPA

1.8128

Offense: 1.0464

Defense: 0.7664

Attacking: 1.0694
Setting:0.0000
Serving:-0.0230
Blocking:0.0000
Digging:0.7664

Brooke Short

Louisiana Tech


Game WPA

1.7329

Offense: 0.8465

Defense: 0.8863

Attacking: 0.2114
Setting:0.6683
Serving:-0.0331
Blocking:0.0000
Digging:0.8863

Sydney Griffin

North Dakota


Game WPA

1.5484

Offense: 1.2148

Defense: 0.3336

Attacking: -0.0285
Setting:0.9665
Serving:0.2768
Blocking:0.0531
Digging:0.2805
Source: 108090

In terms of Win Probability Added, blocking is a notoriously fickle skill.  A player may have ten blocks in a game, but if those blocks don’t come in high leverage situations, the players block score won’t pop off the page.  So whose block score does pop off the page?  That would be Marshall’s own Addisyn Rowe.  It’s extremely rare for a block score to be the impetus of a player making the Top Performances list, but take a gander at the summary for UMKC’s sweep of Marshall.

Marshall vs. UMKC (2017-08-26)

Top Performances

Rhegan Spiegel

UMKC


Game WPA

1.0913

Offense: 0.3213

Defense: 0.7700

Attacking: 0.0000
Setting:0.0337
Serving:0.2876
Blocking:0.0000
Digging:0.7700

Addisyn Rowe

Marshall


Game WPA

1.0594

Offense: 0.4142

Defense: 0.6452

Attacking: 0.4142
Setting:0.0000
Serving:0.0000
Blocking:0.4838
Digging:0.1615

Alicia Harrington

UMKC


Game WPA

0.9727

Offense: 0.0067

Defense: 0.9659

Attacking: 0.0161
Setting:0.0126
Serving:-0.0220
Blocking:-0.0435
Digging:1.0095
Source: 108279

Addisyn converted three solo blocks and two block assists into 0.4819 of Win Probability Added.  That’s spectacular.  Timely blocks make huge changes to the game.

Serving is another skill that is both difficult to grade and fickle besides.  Aces are easy to grade but like blocks must be timely as well.  What about consistently good serves.  Long serving runs don’t usually score that well either because they put the game out of reach and after the first couple of points usually don’t score that highly for the server.  That means timely aces and consistent serving are the only two ways to really hit it big on the service line.  Well, long runs may not always score that well, but they certainly help.

Penn St. vs. UT Martin (2017-08-25)

Top Performances

Bryanna Weiskircher

Penn St.


Game WPA

0.7738

Offense: 0.6060

Defense: 0.1678

Attacking: -0.0047
Setting:0.1934
Serving:0.4174
Blocking:0.0000
Digging:0.1678

Abby Detering

Penn St.


Game WPA

0.3581

Offense: 0.2225

Defense: 0.1356

Attacking: 0.0861
Setting:0.0667
Serving:0.0697
Blocking:0.0301
Digging:0.1054

Simone Lee

Penn St.


Game WPA

0.3373

Offense: 0.1126

Defense: 0.2248

Attacking: 0.1771
Setting:0.0000
Serving:-0.0646
Blocking:0.0300
Digging:0.1947
Source: 108412

Penn State’s own Bryanna Weiskircher scored twenty-four Service Points on twenty-eight Serves against an overmatched Tennessee-Martin team.  Each time she put the ball in the air, there was an 85.7% chance it would land on UT Martin’s side of the court.

How about those pesky back row players? How made the other team cry out in frustration by always getting there when an attack went anywhere near them.  The award for the highest digging score was just too good to spoil.

Chicago St. vs. Evansville (2017-08-25)

Top Performances

Lauryn Cruz

Chicago St.


Game WPA

2.2466

Offense: 0.5404

Defense: 1.7063

Attacking: 0.6429
Setting:0.0000
Serving:-0.1025
Blocking:0.0641
Digging:1.6422

Cassie Brooks

Evansville


Game WPA

1.0594

Offense: -0.0082

Defense: 1.0676

Attacking: 0.0000
Setting:0.0164
Serving:-0.0246
Blocking:0.0000
Digging:1.0676

Lacee Adams

Chicago St.


Game WPA

1.0417

Offense: 0.6698

Defense: 0.3720

Attacking: 0.0000
Setting:0.6679
Serving:0.0019
Blocking:0.0000
Digging:0.3720
Source: 107954

No, that isn’t a typo.  At least I don’t think it is.  Forty digs.  In a four set match.  Forty.  Lauryn Cruz of Chicago State takes home the prize for the most bonkers stat line this weekend in a four set loss to Evansville. Add to that eighteen kills on fifty-eight swings.  Not all was well for Lauryn with ten hitting errors, a service error, and a reception error but forty digs were enough to put Lauryn on the list this week.

As a fan of a blue blood, I feel compelled to mention that digs tend to favor teams that aren’t facing elite hitters, but that’s a token argument at best.

Well done to all of this weekends standouts.

AN: Exact grades may change from the time of writing.  Each game is analyzed every time new ratings are calculated.

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