Top Setters – 2021

2021 will not be short of impactful signal callers. While I would love to dive into them all, a few stand out above the rest. If you’re a Setter playing this year, these young men are your competition. They are the mountain you must climb to be at the top in D3 Volleyball. Prove me wrong, and make me write about you next season.

Landscape 2021 – The NACC

I was particularly excited to write this piece at the conclusion of the Landscape Poll. The D3 community needs to come to grips with something we all know exists, “The East Coast Bias”. I am guilty of it myself, and admitting it is half the problem. D3 volleyball was defined by NECVA institutions for so long it has left an ingrained sense of superiority within the East Coast Volleyball community.


The NECC is one of the weaker conferences in the DIII landscape, normally ruled with an iron grip by Endicott, a former NECVA school with an established volleyball tradition. Over the last few seasons Elms has emerged to contest Endicott’s conference supremacy, and the two have since sat atop the conference largely unchallenged.

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