Jon Diedrich had 28 kills in his career-opener with Purdue Fort Wayne in a four-set match against Queens, and followed it up with a 20-kill outing in a three-set win over Belmont Abbey. The Orlando, Florida native led the Mastodons to two wins, which resulted in them moving to No. 10 in the AVCA Top 15 Coaches Poll. The freshman opposite finished the week hitting .440, which is fifth in the MIVA. His 6.86 kills per set leads the conference by 3.10.