With the AVP Champions Cup starting this weekend, I compiled match statistics on the best main draw players.
So, Who Has the Highest Winning %?
Phil Dalhausser and Alix Klineman have both won around 80% of the matches in their careers, including AVP & FIVB matches.
If you’re interested in match stats, I’ll go over the following:
- 1. Hitting % – This is the player’s attack effectiveness. The higher the Hitting %, the better the player is at scoring points. Teams generally target the weaker players. Calculated as (Kills – Errors) / # of Attacks
- 2. Aces – Point winning serves
- 3. Blocks – Point winning blocks at the net
- 4. Digs – Successfully defending an opponent’s attack
All of the graphs below represent AVP career match averages
1. Hitting %
Nick Lucena has the lowest hitting % out of all the main draw players. When you’re watching the tournament this weekend, look for teams to predominantly serve him to exploit this weakness.
On the women’s side, we don’t see as much of a drastic change from the top player, April Ross to the bottom, Sara Hughes.
With his jump-serving and aggressive style of play, Jeremy Casebeer leads the cohort in aces per match.
On the women’s side, the team of April Ross and Alix Klineman lead the cohort with the most aces.
At 6′ 9″ (206cm), Phil Dalhausser is regarded as one of the best blockers on the tour. It’s surprising to see him 2nd to Theo Brunner who is 6′ 7″ (201cm), although it’s fairly close. Look for Theo’s partner, Casey Patterson, to take advantage of a big blocker on defense when you watch the tournament this weekend.
Amazing to see Brandie Wilkerson, at only 5′ 10″ (178cm), having more blocks than towering Alix Klineman at 6′ 5″ (196cm). Brandie is just behind 6′ 5″ (196cm) Sarah Pavan, both of whom get slightly over 3 blocks per match.
No surprise that the speedy Taylor Crabb is #1 in the digs category. His partner, Jake Gibb, is the 3rd best blocker of the cohort, which no doubt helps the defender.
On the women’s side, Melissa Paredes is #1 in digs. Same story here, her partner, Sarah Pavan is #1 in blocks, which no doubt helps Melissa get more digs.
- To see how players have improved in their games over time, check out my previous post
- To see a additional player information with historical match data, check out my player dashboard
|Player||Partner||Seed||Combined Win %|
|Nick Lucena||Phil Dalhausser||1||72.40%|
|Jake Gibb||Taylor Crabb||2||68.30%|
|Chaim Schalk||Chase Budinger||3||55.40%|
|Casey Patterson||Theo Brunner||4||60%|
|Jeremy Casebeer||John Hyden||5||61.20%|
|Trevor Crabb||Tri Bourne||6||61.70%|
|Miles Evans||Ricardo Santos||Q1||71.30%|
|David Lee||Reid Priddy||Q2||51%|
|Billy Allen||Stafford Slick||Q3||50.40%|
|Tim Bomgren||Troy Field||Q4||51.90%|
|Avery Drost||Ryan Doherty||Q5||53.90%|
|Maddison McKibbin||Riley McKibbin||Q6||39.30%|
|Billy Kolinske||Sean Rosenthal||Q7||62.70%|
|Ed Ratledge||Skylar del Sol||Q8||47.90%|
|Piotr Marciniak||Roberto Rodriguez||Q9||46.20%|
|Chase Frishman||Michael Brunsting||Q10||44.60%|
|Miles Partain||Ty Loomis||Q11||45.30%|
|Andy Benesh||Eric Beranek||Q12||38.60%|
|Player||Partner||Seed||Combined Win %|
|Alix Klineman||April Ross||1||76.70%|
|Melissa Humana-Paredes||Sarah Pavan||2||65.50%|
|Kelly Claes||Sarah Sponcil||3||63.70%|
|Brandie Wilkerson||Sara Hughes||4||62.10%|
|Emily Day||Lauren Fendrick||5||54.20%|
|Emily Stockman||Kelley Larsen||6||58.40%|
|Jace Pardon||Karissa Cook||Q1||53.80%|
|Amanda Dowdy||Susannah Muno||Q2||53.80%|
|Kelly Reeves||Terese Cannon||Q3||49.50%|
|Kimberly Hildreth||Sarah Schermerhorn||Q4||52.50%|
|Mackenzie Ponnet||Sheila Shaw||Q5||39.10%|
|Allie Wheeler||Corinne Quiggle||Q6||46.40%|
|Crissy Jones||Traci Callahan||Q7||55.60%|
|Kathryn Hogan||Molly Turner||Q8||47.20%|
|Delaney Knudsen||Katie Spieler||Q9||39.40%|
|Kendra VanZwieten||Kim DiCello||Q10||47.10%|
|Karolina Marciniak||Lane Carico||Q11||50.40%|
|Brittany Tiegs||Carly Wopat||Q12||38.90%|
Notes About the Data
- Check my data page to access the raw data
- Data from year 2000 – 2020
- Match stat data comes from historical AVP tournaments