Digging These Dudes: Top Male Liberos

Top Liberos in the men’s Division I–II college game

Mik Berzins

Kaleo Baxter School: Cal State NorthridgebHeight: 5’9” Year in school: Senior Hometown: Kapaa, Hawaii Quick stat: Was averaging 2.27 digs per set through mid-April

Mik Berzins School: Ohio State Height: 6’3” Year in school: Junior Hometown: Brinklow, Md. Quick stat: Ranked 31st in the nation in digs per set through mid-April

Roberto Torres-Davis School: Lewis Height: 5’9” Year in school: Freshman Hometown: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Quick stat: Averaging 2.18 digs per set for Flyers through mid-April

Kirk Francis School: Long Beach State Height: 5’11” Year in school: Senior Hometown: Torrance, Calif. Quick stat: Was averaging 2.28 digs per set through mid-April

Chase Frishman School: UC San Diego Height: 6’0” Year in school: Sophomore Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif. Quick stat: Ranked in the top 30 in the nation in digs per set through mid-April

B.J. Hiapo School: BYU Height: 6’0” Year in school: Senior Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz. Quick stat: Was averaging 1.47 digs per set for an improved Cougars team through mid-April

Dave Lucas School: George Mason Height: 5’9” Year in school: Freshman
Hometown: Ellicott City, Md. Quick stat: Ranked in the top 25 in the country in digs per set through mid-April

Javier CaceresSchool: Pacific Height: 5’10” Year in school: Freshman Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Quick stat: Was tops in the nation in digs per set through mid-April at 2.66

Henry Cassiday School: USC Height: 6’3” Year in school: Freshman Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii Quick stat: Ranked third in the country in digs per set (2.56) through mid-April

Dennis Del Valle School: Penn State Height: 5’8” Year in school: Senior Hometown: Toa Alta, Puerto Rico Quick stat: One of the best in the game, was second in the country in digs per set (2.61) through mid-April

Erik Shoji School: Stanford Height: 6’0” Year in school: Junior Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii Quick stat: A key figure for defending NCAA champions, ranked fourth in the country in digs per set through mid-April (2.55)

Originally published in June 2011

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