By the Numbers: The Top High School Volleyball Servers

By the Numbers: The Top High School Volleyball Servers

We started off analyzing the Top Offensive and Top Defensive Leon County High School Volleyball Players. Now it is time to turn our attention to serves and aces to identify the best servers.

As previously noted, TR created a Points per Set (Pts/Set) calculation for four different categories. The categories are Offensive, Defensive, Servers, and All Around.

The calculations are based on data loaded in the Maxpreps website – the official scorekeeper for the Florida High School Athletic Association.

The Best Servers

Listed below is the the top ten Leon County high school volleyball servers based on the points per set played (Pts/Set).

The Pts/Set is related to the number of service attempts (SA), aces (A) and service errors (E) as represented in the formula below:

Pts/Set = ((Serve Attempts – Aces – Errors) *.5 + (A – E))/Sets Played

The data was collected by TR for the five Leon County schools that were ranked in the top 200 of the Maxpreps state rankings. These schools included Chiles, Florida High (FSUS), Lincoln, Leon and Maclay.

The data was collected for 64 players. The calculations for the top ten defensive players is provided in the table below.

The rankings show that the number one spot is held by Ally Doughty, a libero for Chiles High School followed by Ashlyn Koerner, a setter with Lincoln High School. Third in the rankings is Mackenzie Kittel a senior middle hitter for Leon High School.

The top ten list includes four players from Lincoln (Ashlyn Koerner, Skyla Southerland, L.T Lozano, and Allison Twaney), two from Chiles (Ally Doughty, Kate Stewart), and Maclay (Landri Ross, Olivia Greenberg) and one from Leon (Mackenzie Kittel) and Florida High (Kenzie Hultquist).

Top Ten Leon County High School Volleyball Servers

Ally Doughty, Ashlyn Koerner, Mackenzie Kittel

The “Best” Servers

While statistics can easily identify a group of the best volleyball servers, identifying the best server relies on factors that are not easily quantified. These factors include the strength of the teams schedule, team record, and the performance of the players in critical matches.

Those best suited to identify the best server are the high school coaches that see hundreds of players in competition during each season. And even the coaches will have different sets of criteria in determining the “Best” server.

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