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Juniata men's volleyball places 5 players in NCAA statistical rankings

(Posted February 16, 2010)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College men's volleyball has five members who are ranked in the national statistical rankings in the NCAA's second statistical ranking for the 2010 season released Tuesday.

Senior libero Anthony Damiano (Lititz, Pa./ Manheim Township) jumps up three spots from last week and is currently ranked 14th in digs per set (2.67). Zach Wanner (Lancaster, Pa./ Hempfield), a senior opposite for the Eagles, currently ranks 16th in aces with 0.40 aces per set, while middle hitter Evan Halteman (Perkiomenville, Pa./ Christopher Dock) moved up in the leaderboard for hitting percentage three places, ranking 24th with a .342 hitting percentage.

Two players continued to be ranked after making their career debut in last week's NCAA statistical rankings.

Sophomore setter Mike Kraft (York, Pa./ Eastern York HS) made his first career appearance in the statistical rankings last week, ranking 28th in assists with 10.4 per set. This week, Kraft drops two places in the rankings to 30th, still with 10.4 assists per set.

The second newcomer to the NCAA rankings is outside hitter Chris Vrooman (Baden, Pa./ Ambridge Area). Vrooman, in the season's first statistical report , was listed 27th in service aces with 0.33 per set. Vrooman moves up one position this week to 26th in service aces with 0.33 per set.

As a team, Juniata ranks 15th in blocks with 2.73 per set, and 19th in aces with 1.27 per set.

The Eagles take on Loyola (Ill.) University and Lewis University this Friday and Saturday night at Kennedy Sports + Recreation Center at 7 p.m.

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