2012 Men's Volleyball Review

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Team Information

Overall Record:           24-7

Conference Record/Finish:   17-5/3rd

Conference Tournament: lost in semifinals                

Regional Finish:   N/A                                   

National Finish: 4th    

Final National Ranking:

Record vs. Top-25:      19-7

NCAA Statistical Rankings (Team): 25th for aces per set, 3rd for assists per set, 1st for blocks per set, 14th for digs per set, 3rd for hitting percentage, 3rd for kills per set, 6th for W-L percentage

MPSF Statistical Rankings (Team): 3rd for hitting percentage, 3rd for opponent hitting percentage against them, 2nd for assists per set, 3rd for kills per set, 1st for blocks per set, 7th for aces per set, 3rd for W-L percentage, 4th for digs per set

Records Broken (Team):  N/A

Individual Information

NCAA Statistical Rankings (Individual):  Taylor Sander (5th for aces per set, 2nd for hitting percentage, 2nd for kills per set); Joe Kauliakamoa (4th for assists per set); Jaylen Reyes (37th for assists per set); Futi Tavana (2nd for blocks per set); Russ Lavaja (6th for blocks per set); Robb Stowell (43rd for blocks per set, 33rd for hitting percentage, 29th for kills per set); Josue Rivera (34th for hitting percentage)

Conference Statistical Rankings (Individual):  Taylor Sander (1st for kills per set, 12th for hitting percentage, 3rd for aces per set); Russ Lavaja (7th for hitting percentage, 5th for blocks per set); Robb Stowell (13th for kills per set, 9th for points per set); Futi Tavana (14th for hitting percentage, 2nd for blocks per set); Joe Kauliakamoa (3rd for assists per set)

Top Scorers/Category Leaders: Taylor Sander (435 kills, 4.89 k/s, 44 aces); Robb Stowell (879 attempts); Josue Rivera (186 digs); Russ Lavaja (168 blocks, 157 block assists, .431 hitting percentage); Futi Tavana (14 block solos)

Records Broken (Individual):  Futi Tavana (BYU rally scoring total blocks leader); Robb Stowell (BYU rally scoring total kills leader)

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship:  N/A

All-America:   Futi Tavana (First Team); Taylor Sander (First Team)

CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America:

National Athlete/Player of the Week:  Taylor Sander (AVCA 1/17)

All-Conference:  Taylor Sander and Futi Tavana (First Team); Joe Kauliakamoa, Robb Stowell and Russ Lavaja (Second Team); Josue Rivera (Freshman Team) 

Academic All-Conference: Futi Tavana and Robb Stowell

Conference All-Tournament:  Taylor Sander

Conference Athlete/Player of the Week:  Taylor Sander (MPSF 1/16, 1/23)

Other All-Tournament (Specify): N/A

Cougar Club Y-Awards:  Futi Tavana (Male Crowd Pleaser)