8 Derek Nipps
8 Derek Nipps
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Turnersville, N.J.
High School: Washington Township
Position: S/DS
m 28
k/s 0.67
h % .204
a/s 6.69
b/s 0.16
sa/s 0.12
d/s 1.79

MAJOR AWARDS: 2014 Team Most Valuable Player...2013 Team Rookie of the Year...Team Captain (2013)...NEAC First Team All-Conference (2014)...NEAC Second Team All-Conference (2013)...3x NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week (02/04/13, 02/11/13, 03/03/14).

2014: Assisted 732 kills in 2014, the most on the team and the third-most in the NEAC...Also racked up 218 digs defensively, ranking second on the team...Earned Team Most Valuable Player honors...Posted 47 assists against Bard on Jan. 25, the most by any single player in team history...Reached 39 or more assists five separate times as a sophomore...Posted a career-high 17 digs against Hilbert on Mar. 22...Reached double-digit assist totals in all but one match (2/21 vs. Sarah Lawrence, one set played)...Posted double-digit dig totals in five-of-seven matches from Feb. 28 to Mar. 22.

2013: Played in all 87 sets for the Express, hammering home 119 kills alongside a team-best 352 assists...Ranked second on the team with 1.68 digs per set...Threw up 39 total blocks, ranking in a tie for second on the team...Posted a .094 hitting percentage in 87 sets played...Posted seven kills alongside 15 assists in his collegiate debut against Sage on Jan. 25...Recorded 11 digs alongside 11 assists against SUNYIT on Feb. 22...Assisted 21 kills against Sarah Lawrence on Feb. 9...Assisted three blocks against Sarah Lawrence...Posted 12 kills against Keuka on Mar. 19, assisting 14 other kills for the Express...Tallied a .600 hitting percentage against Ramapo on Mar. 22, notching seven kills alongside only one error in 10 attempts...Posted a .571 hitting percentage against D'Youville on Mar. 23, recording eight kills alongside zero errors in 14 total chances...Posted a season-high 22 assists against Hilbert on Mar. 30 - also notcehd a season-high 13 digs and seven blocks.

PRIOR TO WELLS: 2012 graduate of Washington Township HS in Sewell, N.J...Ran track and played volleyball for the Minutemen under Head Coach Barbara McBrearty...Earned All-State recognition as a senior as well as All-Conference merits as both a junior and a senior.

PERSONAL: Son of Charles and Karen...Brother of David and Erin...Business major...Was an All-State viola player in high school...Enjoys beach volleyball and basketball.

Recent Games
Mar 18 vs. Wilson W, 3-1
Mar 19 vs. Lancaster Bible W, 3-2
Mar 19 at Penn St.-Altoona L, 3-1
Mar 23 at Keuka L, 3-1
Mar 24 SUNY Poly L, 3-1
Apr 2 at Vassar L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 28 15
Sets 97 51
Kills 65 39
Kills per set 0.67 0.76
Errors 28 23
Total Attacks 181 119
Hitting Percentage .204 .134
Assists 649 365
Assists per set 6.69 7.16
Service Aces 12 9
Service Errors 31 18
Service Aces per set 0.12 0.18
Reception Errors 2 0
Digs 174 87
Digs per set 1.79 1.71
Block Solo 3 2
Block Assist 13 6
Block Total 16 8
Blocks per set 0.16 0.16
Block Errors 6 0
Ball Handling Errors 20 8
Points 86.5 53.0
Points per set 0.9 1.0
Matches started 12 8
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Jan 22 vs. Kean L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 17 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0.0
Jan 22 vs. Sage W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 11 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0.5
Jan 23 vs. Vassar L, 3-0 - 3 0 1 4 -.250 23 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
Jan 23 vs. Bard W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 5 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Jan 30 vs. Regis (Mass.) W, 3-2 - 2 0 0 0 - 13 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan 30 vs. Newbury W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan 31 Daniel Webster L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 5 .000 6 0 0 2 17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb 6 vs. Marymount (Va.) L, 3-1 1 4 4 1 9 .333 39 0 2 0 8 1 1 0 2 3 5.5
Feb 6 at Juniata L, 3-1 1 4 2 0 4 .500 34 1 2 0 6 0 1 0 1 1 3.5
Feb 13 vs. Hilbert L, 3-1 1 4 7 1 11 .545 27 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Feb 13 vs. D'Youville L, 3-1 1 4 1 0 4 .250 28 0 2 0 8 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Feb 14 at Medaille L, 3-1 1 4 0 3 6 -.500 29 0 2 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb 20 vs. Wilson W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 21 vs. Lancaster Bible W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb 21 vs. Penn St.-Altoona L, 3-0 - 3 1 0 3 .333 4 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Feb 26 at Elmira L, 3-0 - 3 3 0 8 .375 19 0 1 0 7 0 1 0 1 4 3.5
Feb 26 vs. Nazareth L, 3-1 - 4 9 1 12 .667 27 0 3 0 4 0 1 0 1 1 9.5
Mar 1 at SUNY Poly L, 3-0 1 3 2 0 2 1.000 29 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2.0
Mar 5 Penn St.-Behrend L, 3-1 1 4 3 1 8 .250 51 0 0 0 8 0 1 3 1 0 3.5
Mar 6 Wittenberg L, 3-1 1 4 5 1 11 .364 38 2 5 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 7.5
Mar 9 Keuka W, 3-1 1 4 8 0 14 .571 34 0 3 0 9 0 0 0 0 2 8.0
Mar 12 vs. D'Youville W, 3-0 - 3 2 1 5 .200 27 3 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 5.0
Mar 12 vs. Medaille L, 3-0 - 3 3 1 7 .286 25 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 6.0
Mar 13 vs. Hilbert L, 3-1 - 4 1 2 9 -.111 52 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Mar 18 vs. Wilson W, 3-1 - 1 1 0 4 .250 13 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 2.0
Mar 19 vs. Lancaster Bible W, 3-2 - 3 1 2 6 -.167 21 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Mar 19 at Penn St.-Altoona L, 3-1 1 4 7 7 25 .000 13 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Mar 23 at Keuka L, 3-1 1 4 2 3 7 -.143 34 0 1 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 2.5
Mar 24 SUNY Poly L, 3-1 1 4 3 3 16 .000 27 2 0 0 4 1 3 0 4 1 7.5
Apr 2 at Vassar L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2012-13 27 87 119 1.37 83 381 .094 352 4.05 12 0.14 146 1.68 4 35 39 0.45 152.5 1.8
2013-14 27 93 63 0.68 24 196 .199 732 7.87 19 0.20 218 2.34 8 14 22 0.24 97.0 1.0
2015-16 28 97 65 0.67 28 181 .204 649 6.69 12 0.12 174 1.79 3 13 16 0.16 86.5 0.9
Total 82 277 247 0.89 135 758 .148 1733 6.26 43 0.16 538 1.94 15 62 77 0.28 336.0 1.2
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 28 97 65 0.67 28 181 .204 649 6.69 12 0.12 174 1.79 3 13 16 0.16 86.5 0.9
Conference 15 51 39 0.76 23 119 .134 365 7.16 9 0.18 87 1.71 2 6 8 0.16 53.0 1.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 5 21 19 0.90 5 54 .259 156 7.43 4 0.19 43 2.05 1 5 6 0.29 26.5 1.3
Away 6 22 16 0.73 13 52 .058 158 7.18 2 0.09 38 1.73 0 3 3 0.14 19.5 0.9
Neutral 17 54 30 0.56 10 75 .267 335 6.20 6 0.11 93 1.72 2 5 7 0.13 40.5 0.8
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Wins 9 26 12 0.46 3 29 .310 127 4.88 3 0.12 51 1.96 1 1 2 0.08 16.5 0.6
Losses 19 71 53 0.75 25 152 .184 522 7.35 9 0.13 123 1.73 2 12 14 0.20 70.0 1.0
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January 7 23 0 0.00 1 10 -.100 76 3.30 0 0.00 49 2.13 0 1 1 0.04 0.5 0.0
February 9 33 27 0.82 6 57 .368 209 6.33 1 0.03 62 1.88 1 6 7 0.21 32.0 1.0
March 12 41 38 0.93 21 114 .149 364 8.88 11 0.27 63 1.54 2 6 8 0.20 54.0 1.3