Four Patriots Ranked Nationally in Men’s Volleyball Statistics

Posted: February 19, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: Due to the inclement weather, this story is being rerun today.

The George Mason men’s volleyball team has four players ranked in three categories in the first NCAA Division I-II statistics of the season.

Senior James Claney, the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Division I Player of the Week one week ago, ranks sixth in blocking average with 1.55 blocks per game, while freshman Matt Steinfurth is 15th in the nation with 1.22 blocks per game.

Junior Brad Kniewel cracked the top 10 in dig average, ranking sixth with 2.55 digs per game. Just two weeks ago, Kniewel set the George Mason rally-scoring era record with 23 digs in a 3-2 win over EIVA-opponent New York University.

Sophomore Shaun Powell, who has powered the Patriot offense for much of the season, ranks 19th in points average–a new category in 2003 that combines total kills, aces, and blocks. Powell averages 4.86 points per game, with a team-high 139 kills, five aces, and 31 blocks.

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