MIT Finishes 11th in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup RankingsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Engineers’ Institute-best finish once again registered as the highest performance by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
Tech Lands Six on the Academic All-District At-Large TeamsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Six MIT student-athletes were recently named to the Capital One Academic All-District At-Large teams, including a pair that also garnered national recognition from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). In addition to sophomore swimmer, Wyatt Ubellacker, and field hockey standout, Molly McShane, who landed on the Academic All-America squads, Keri Dixon, Beth Stavely, Tim Lee and Columbus Leonard earned regional recognition as part of District One. The At-Large category is traditionally the most competitive of the CoSIDA awards, as it encompasses the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling.
Rob McAndrew ’05 Inducted into NECVA Hall of FameCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rob McAndrew ’05 became the first player in the history of the men’s volleyball program to be inducted into the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) Hall of Fame. Although he only played during his junior and senior years, he earned NECVA New England Division Co-Player of the Year accolades and led the Engineers to their first of seven straight NECVA Championship Tournament appearances.
Men’s Volleyball Racks Up NECVA HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following another successful campaign, the MIT men’s volleyball team collected 19 honors from the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA). The award tally equals a program-best total which was first established in 2007.
Men’s Volleyball Falls in NECVA Tournament QuarterfinalsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seeded No. 5 in the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) Championship Tournament, MIT swept No. 12 Stevenson University (25-18, 25-17, 25-19) but lost to No. 4 Philadelphia Biblical University (17-25, 19-25, 26-24, 25-17, 15-6). Tim Lee and David Thomas represented the nationally-ranked No. 11 Engineers (29-7) on the NECVA All-Tournament Team.
Ken Siebert Named NECVA New England Rookie of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second time this season Ken Siebert was named the NECVA New England Division Rookie of the Week. His selection is the second straight for the Engineers as Billy Evans received the same accolades the previous week.
No. 10 MIT Sweeps Wentworth, Captures New England Division CrownCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 10 MIT men’s volleyball team wrapped up regular-season play with a hard-fought 41-39, 25-20, 25-17 victory over North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division foe Wentworth Institute of Technology on Friday night. The Engineers finished atop the New England Division standings with a ledger of 15-1 and an overall mark of 28-6 while the Leopards saw their ledger dip to 20-9 on the year and 10-5 in league play.
Billy Evans Tabbed for NECVA New England HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Billy Evans received his first award from the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) following his selecting as the New England Division Rookie of the Week. Hailing from San Diego, Calif., the 6-4 outside hitter amassed 35 kills, a .309 hitting percentage, seven blocks, and three aces in three matches for the Engineers.
No. 13 Engineers Overpower Regis, 3-0CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Ken Siebert tallied 12 kills, five aces, four digs, and two blocks in MIT’s 25-9, 25-8, 25-10 victory over Regis College in a North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division match on Wednesday. With the win, the nationally-ranked No. 13 Engineers improved to 27-6 on the year and 14-1 in conference play while the Pride’s ledger dipped to 0-15 overall and 0-12 in the New England Division.
No. 13 Men's Volleyball Blanks No. 10 RivierCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 13 MIT men’s volleyball team extended its home winning streak to 17 following a 25-22, 25-23, 25-16 victory over No. 10 Rivier College on Tuesday night. David Thomas powered the Engineers (26-6) with 15 kills, four blocks, and three digs while Jared Andreozzi led the Raiders (24-8) with nine kills and an ace.
Tim Lee Breaks Record as Engineers Sweep Daniel Webster, Mount IdaCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men's volleyball team picked up a pair of wins against Daniel Webster College and Mount Ida College on Saturday. The nationally-ranked No. 12 Engineers swept North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division foe Daniel Webster, 25-15, 25-22, 25-12, before defeating Mount Ida, 25-20, 25-21, 25-22. In addition, Tim Lee became MIT's all-time leader in career assists as he eclipsed Jordan Wan's total of 3,324. Earlier, Mount Ida outlasted Daniel Webster, 26-28, 25-19, 23-25, 25-20, 15-10.
No. 12 MIT Falls to Endicott in Five-Set ThrillerBEVERLY, Mass. – MIT captured the first two sets (27-25, 25-18), but host Endicott College rallied to win the next three (25-21, 25-16, 15-12) to hand the nationally-ranked No. 12 Engineers their first loss in NECVA New England Division play on Thursday night. The Gulls improved to 19-9 on the year and 11-2 in conference action while MIT dipped to 23-6 overall and 12-1 in the New England Division.
David Thomas Repeats as NECVA New England Division Player of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a 5-0 week, a first place finish at the MIT Invitational, and Tournament MVP accolades, David Thomas was selected as the Player of the Week for the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division. In 16 sets, he amassed 51 kills, a .451 hitting percentage, 16 blocks, 13 digs, and two aces.
Men's Volleyball Captures MIT Invitational CrownCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This past weekend, the nationally-ranked No. 13 MIT men’s volleyball team dropped only one set en route to its first MIT Invitational crown since 2007. With a 4-0 outing, the Engineers improved to 23-5 on the season, marking the program’s seventh consecutive 20-win campaign. In addition, head coach Paul Dill registered his 200th career men’s volleyball victory and 600th in the sport overall. Patrick Vatterott was selected to the All-Tournament Team while David Thomas was named the Tournament MVP.
David Thomas Earns NECVA AccoladesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the first time this season David Thomas was named the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division Player of the Week. He was tabbed for MIT’s third straight selection after compiling 49 kills, a .400 hitting percentage, 27 digs, 10 blocks, and four aces in a 3-1 week for the nationally-ranked No. 13 Engineers.
No. 13 Men's Volleyball Blanks ElmsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Billy Evans registered a match-high 11 kills and five aces in MIT’s 25-12, 25-18, 25-17 victory over Elms College in a North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division men’s volleyball match on Tuesday night. With the win, the nationally-ranked No. 13 Engineers improved to 19-5 on the year and 12-0 in conference play while the Blazers saw their ledger dip to 8-11 overall and 7-6 in the New England Division.
Engineers Split Tri-Match at VassarCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 11 MIT men’s volleyball team fell to host Vassar College, (25-23, 25-22, 25-19) but defeated New Jersey City University (25-11, 28-26, 22-25, 25-18) in non-conference action on Saturday. Following their performances, the Engineers’ ledger moved to 18-5 on the year.
Tim Lee Reaches Milestone in MIT’s Win over Daniel WebsterCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With 39 assists, Tim Lee surpassed the 3,000-career assist mark in MIT’s 25-17, 25-11, 25-18 victory over Daniel Webster College in a NECVA New England Division match on Wednesday night. Lee joins Jordan Wan ’06 as the only players in program history to accomplish this feat. With their 24th straight conference win, the nationally-ranked No. 11 Engineers improved to 11-0 in league play and 17-4 overall.
Tim Lee Cops NECVA New England Division HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second time this season, senior setter Tim Lee was selected as the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division Player of the Week. In a 2-0 week for MIT that featured sweeps of Newbury College and Southern Vermont College, he totaled 74 assists, 12 digs, five aces, and two blocks.
Tech Sweeps LesleyCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Ken Siebert amassed 11 kills, seven aces, four digs, and a block in MIT’s 25-9, 25-17, 25-17 win over cross-town rival Lesley University on Monday night. The nationally-ranked Engineers saw their record improve to 16-4 overall and 10-0 in the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division, while the Lynx moved to 1-18 on the year and 0-11 in conference play.
Engineers Top Southern Vermont in ThreeCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – David Thomas compiled six blocks, six kills, and five digs in MIT’s 25-12, 25-16, 25-15 victory over Southern Vermont College in a North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division men’s volleyball match on Friday night. With the win, the nationally-ranked No. 11 Engineers raised their ledger to 15-4 on the year and 9-0 in conference play while the Mountaineers dipped to 2-10 overall and 2-6 in the New England Division.
No. 11 MIT Blanks Newbury; Hohenberger Collects NECVA AccoladesBROOKLINE, Mass. – With a 25-22, 25-19, 25-16 victory over NECVA New England Division foe Newbury College on Thursday night, the nationally-ranked No. 11 MIT men’s volleyball team improved to 14-4 on the year and 8-0 in conference play. The Nighthawks, meanwhile, saw their ledger drop to 10-6 overall and 5-2 the New England Division. Matt Hohenberger paved the way to victory for the Engineers by registering a match-high 13 kills.
Men’s Volleyball Splits at Endicott TournamentCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 7 MIT men’s volleyball team posted a 2-2 ledger en route to a third-place finish at the Endicott College Tournament this past weekend. The Engineers (13-4) defeated Hilbert College (25-16, 25-20, 25-19) and Eastern Mennonite University (25-17, 27-25, 25-21) before falling to No. 12 Emmanuel College (25-17, 25-14, 25-19) and No. 13 Baruch College (25-18, 25-22, 30-28). Tim Lee represented the Cardinal and Gray on the All-Tournament Team.
No. 7 MIT Defeats Endicott, 3-0CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a battle of undefeated North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division foes, host MIT emerged with a 25-23, 25-18, 25-17 victory over Endicott College on Tuesday night. The nationally-ranked No. 7 Engineers raised their record to 11-2 on the year and 7-0 in conference play while the Gulls dipped to 5-4 overall and 3-1 in the New England Division.
Engineers Battle Harvard in 3-1 LossCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its annual meeting with cross-town rival Harvard University, the nationally-ranked No. 7 MIT men’s volleyball team fell to the host Crimson, 24-26, 25-20, 25-18, 31-29, on Saturday night. The loss lowered the Engineers’ ledger to 10-2 on the year.
MIT Sweeps NECVA New England Division AwardsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division selected Tim Lee as the Player of the Week while Ken Siebert collected Rookie of the Week accolades.
Men’s Volleyball Overpowers Southern VermontCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With a 25-19, 25-9, 25-11 victory over Southern Vermont College on Friday night, the nationally-ranked No. 7 MIT men’s volleyball team improved to 10-1 on the year and 6-0 in NECVA New England Division play. The Engineers also saw their conference win streak extend to 12 straight dating back to February 11, 2010.
No. 7 MIT Blanks EmersonCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men’s volleyball team defeated Emerson College, 25-15, 25-14, 25-13, in a non-conference match on Thursday night. The Engineers, tied for seventh in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) national rankings, improved to 9-1 on the year, while the Lions saw their ledger dip to 3-2 overall.
Engineers Capture Hawks Tournament TitleCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 8 MIT men’s volleyball team posted a 3-1 ledger en route to a first-place finish at the Hawks Tournament hosted by SUNY New Paltz this past weekend. On Saturday, the Engineers (8-1) swept No. 7 Baruch College (27-25, 25-23, 25-17) and Elms College (25-21, 25-11, 25-21). The next day, Tech dropped a five-set battle to New Paltz (25-21, 22-25, 17-25, 26-24, 15-9) but bounced back with a 29-27, 21-25, 25-21, 25-14 win over No. 14 Emmanuel College. Based on their outstanding performances, Matt Hohenberger was selected as the Tournament MVP while Ken Siebert earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team.
Tech Remains Undefeated, Sweeps RegisCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men’s volleyball team extended its winning streak to five following a 25-13, 25-11, 25-11 decision at NECVA New England Division foe Regis College on Thursday night. Jeremy Velazquez had a solid outing for the nationally-ranked No. 8 Engineers (5-0, 5-0 NECVA), as he tallied seven kills, five digs, three aces, and three blocks.
No. 8 MIT Takes Newbury in ThreeCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its first home match of the 2011 campaign, the nationally-ranked No. 8 MIT men’s volleyball posted a 25-21, 25-19, 25-13, victory over Newbury College in a North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division contest on Tuesday night. With the win, the Engineers improved to 4-0 on the year and in conference action while the Nighthawks saw their ledger dip to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the league.
No. 8 Men’s Volleyball Swings Past Elms, 3-0CHICOPEE, Mass. – Elms College’s Stephen Cameron downed a team-high eight kills but MIT’s Ken Siebert smashed a match-high nine kills as Tim Lee handed out 30 assists to help lead the Engineers to a 25-12, 25-13, 25-18 sweep of the Blazers in Saturday afternoon’s North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division men’s volleyball match at Picknelly Arena.
No. 8 Engineers Too Strong for LesleyCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 8 MIT men’s volleyball team topped cross-town foe Lesley University, 25-9, 25-13, 25-7, in a NECVA New England Division match on Thursday night. Malcolm Bean paced the Engineers (2-0, 2-0 NECVA) with eight kills and three blocks as Matt Hohenberger added eight kills of his own. For the Lynx (0-1, 0-1 NECVA), Stephen Siragusa led the way with four assists and four digs while William Lau chipped in four digs and four kills.
Men’s Volleyball Fights off Wentworth in Season OpenerBOSTON, Mass. – In the season and league-opener for both squads, the MIT men’s volleyball team registered a 27-25, 25-20, 25-19 win over North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division foe Wentworth Institute of Technology on Tuesday night. The Engineers, who were ranked No. 9 in the final AVCA Division III Coaches Top 15 Poll last season, posted their 14th straight victory over the Leopards.
MIT Announces 2010-11 Winter Sport SchedulesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT announced today its team schedules for the 2010-11 winter season. Eleven teams will compete, beginning with the rifle squad, whose season kicks off on October 2. A number of teams, including the mens basketball, mens and womens swimming & diving and mens and womens track & field are coming off extremely successful seasons, which culminated in appearances at their respective NCAA Championships. The womens basketball, mens and womens fencing, squash and mens volleyball schedules were also released.
MIT Ranks Fourth Among All NCAA Institutions in 2010 NCSA Collegiate Power RankingsCHICAGO, Ill. – The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) recently announced its eighth annual Collegiate Power Rankings. Following another tremendous year, the Engineers were listed fourth overall in securing their highest ranking in the history of the report. The NCSA Athletic Recruiting’s Collegiate Power Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The Power Rankings were developed to help prospective student athletes and their families evaluate the particular strengths of the top colleges and universities at the Division I, II and III levels.