Leading the way for the Matadors during the first 2021 NVA event, opposite Jacob Vander Beek scored a total of 37 points for the team and is now ranked 8th in the league for total points. Vander Beek was the spark plug for the Matadors, starting every comeback and scoring multiple game-winners throughout their three matches. Catching fire and stepping in as the team’s ace, attacking at .380%, Jacob put on streaks of consecutive kills, which helped the team pull away with the lead. Even more, Vander Beek’s defensive game played a crucial role in the Matadors’ wins, keeping them afloat against powerful offenses like the Stingers. In their win against the LA Blaze, Vander Beek racked up double-digit digs, proving to be a well-rounded opposite which is just effective in the back and frontcourt.
To catch up on all the Event 1 matches and see Vander Beek in action on the court, head on over to Youtube at NVA USA. Fans can also head on over the NVA News page to read a written recap of all three of the Matador’s matches. Don’t forget to follow Jacob (@the_beek), the Ontario Matadors (@matadorsnvausa), and the NVA (@nvausa) on Instagram and Facebook to get weekly updates of the team and your favorite players.