Some players are finishing their college careers, while a few have hit an early stride to make their way onto our list of three players to watch during the upcoming season.
As a freshman in 2012, Robert Feathers won National Blocker of the Year after leading the nation with 1.60 blocks per set and garnering 12 solo blocks and 142 assisted blocks during the season. Feathers’ 154 total blocks in 2012 was a USC rally scoring era record.
Last season, junior Taylor Sander was named to the AVCA All-American First Team after having 20 or more kills in 12 matches and finishing the year with a team-high 435 kills, 812 attempts and a .395 hitting percentage.
Senior Kevin Tillie was named first team All-American last season after he averaged 3.80 kills per set, which was 11th best in the country, and ranked third nationally with a .387 hitting percentage. Tillie also averaged 1.71 digs, 0.62 blocks and 0.24 aces.
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