2017 MIT Men's Volleyball News

  • MIT Volleyball Receives AVCA Team Academic Award and Honor Roll Placements
    July 28, 2017
    For the ninth time in 11 years the MIT men’s and women’s volleyball teams qualified for the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award. MIT was one of four Division III programs to appear on both lists in addition to being the only Division III institution to have both the men’s and women’s teams earn spots on the honor roll.
  • Men’s Volleyball Racks Up UVC Academic Honors
    July 12, 2017
    For the second straight season the MIT men’s volleyball team had eight student-athletes qualify for the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) All-Academic List as announced by the league on Wednesday. The Engineers were also recipients of the All-Academic Team award and generated the highest GPA in the UVC, a 3.54 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Todd Elwell Named as MIT Men's Volleyball Head Coach
    June 29, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (June 29) -- Todd Elwell has been named as the MIT men’s volleyball head coach, as announced by Julie Soriero, Director of Athletics. Elwell succeeds Paul Dill, who will remain as the women’s volleyball head coach.
  • #12 MIT Falls to #4 New Paltz, 3-0, in UVC Tournament Quarterfinals
    April 13, 2017
    The nationally-ranked No. 12 and fifth-seeded MIT men’s volleyball team fell to No. 4 and fourth-seeded SUNY New Paltz, 25-22, 25-16, 25-23, in the quarterfinals of the UVC Tournament on Thursday. Senior Martin Krasuski (Aurora, Ill.) generated 11 kills, seven digs, and two aces for the Engineers.
  • MIT Collects UVC All-Conference Accolades
    April 12, 2017
    For the second time in program history the MIT men’s volleyball team received a trio of All-Conference honors from the United Volleyball Conference (UVC). Sophomore Yize Dong (Moraga, Calif.) was voted to the second team while classmate Skyler Kaufman (Needham, Mass.) and junior Tavish Smith (Laguna Beach, Calif.) earned spots on the honorable mention list.
  • #15 Men’s Volleyball Defeats #1 Springfield in Five Sets on Senior Day
    April 08, 2017
    In its final match of the regular season, the nationally-ranked No. 15 MIT men’s volleyball team defeated No. 1 Springfield College, 25-18, 22-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-11, on Saturday afternoon. The victory over the Pride was the first for the Engineers since 1991 and snapped the visitors’ 25-match win streak. In addition, MIT recorded the program’s 12th 20-win season in 13 years.
  • #15 Engineers Defeat Elmira, Fall to #7 NYU in UVC Finale
    April 01, 2017
    The nationally-ranked No. 15 MIT men’s volleyball team defeated Elmira College, 25-19, 25-22, 25-21, but fell to host No. 7 NYU, 25-23, 22-25, 25-22, 25-21, in its final United Volleyball Conference (UVC) matches of the season on Saturday. The Engineers’ performance resulted them in earning the No. 5 seed for the UVC Championship Tournament which begins on Thursday, April 13 at Vassar College.
  • #13 MIT Falls to Endicott in Five Sets
    March 21, 2017
    The nationally-ranked No. 13 MIT men’s volleyball team dropped a tough 17-25, 25-22, 18-25, 30-28, 15-9 decision to Endicott College on Tuesday night. Sophomore Skyler Kaufman (Needham, Mass.) amassed 12 kills, 10 blocks, and three aces for the Engineers.
  • #2 SUNY New Paltz Battles #13 Men's Volleyball for 3-1 Victory
    March 18, 2017
    In a closely played United Volleyball Conference (UVC) men’s volleyball match, nationally-ranked No. 2 SUNY New Paltz emerged with a 25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 25-23 victory over No. 13 MIT on Saturday. Jake Roessler led all players with 18 kills to go along with a .364 hitting performance and three blocks for the Hawks. Junior Tavish Smith (Laguna Beach, Calif.) paced the Engineers with 15 kills.
  • #13 Engineers Split UVC Tri-Match with Penn State-Behrend and #4 Stevens
    March 11, 2017
    In its return to United Volleyball Conference (UVC) action on Saturday, the nationally-ranked No. 13 MIT men’s volleyball team swept Penn State – Behrend, 25-19, 25-19, 25-18, but fell to No. 4 Stevens Institute of Technology, 25-20, 25-16, 22-25, 25-19.
  • #11 MIT Falls to #6 Vassar and #15 Juniata
    March 04, 2017
    The nationally-ranked No. 11 MIT men’s volleyball team fell to No. 6 Vassar College, 25-19, 26-24, 27-25, in a United Volleyball Conference match on Saturday. Later in the day, the Engineers dropped a tough 25-21, 23-25, 20-25, 25-21, 15-12 decision to No. 15 Juniata College.
  • #11 Men’s Volleyball Blanks Emmanuel, 3-0
    February 28, 2017
    A balanced attack along with a strong defensive effort that limited Emmanuel College to a .134 hitting percentage helped the nationally-ranked No. 11 MIT men’s volleyball team register a 25-17, 25-18, 25-21 victory on Tuesday night. Sophomore Steven Timberman (Merrick, N.Y.) paced the Engineers with eight kills while senior Jordan Lucier (Torrance, Calif.) led the squad with 13 digs.
  • #14 Engineers Defeat #12 Lasell in Five Sets
    February 23, 2017
    The nationally-ranked #14 MIT men’s volleyball team battled #12 Lasell College for a 25-12, 25-19, 16-25, 15-25, 15-11 victory on Thursday night. Junior Tavish Smith (Laguna Beach, Calif.) paced the Engineers with 15 kills while Jeffrey Vautrin powered the Lasers with 19 kills, nine digs, and four blocks.
  • Yize Dong Named UVC Player of the Week
    February 20, 2017
    Sophomore Yize Dong (Moraga, Calif.) of the MIT men’s volleyball team was selected as the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) Player of the Week on Monday. Playing in three of the Engineers’ four victories during the past week, he totaled 94 assists, 23 digs, three blocks, and two aces while MIT hit .313.
  • MIT Blanks Elms and John Jay in Men’s Volleyball Trimatch
    February 18, 2017
    MIT defeated Elms College (25-17, 25-21, 25-21) and John Jay College (25-19, 25-10, 25-20) in a men’s volleyball tri-match on Saturday. With the victories, the Engineers extended their winning streak to 10 while also recording their fifth straight 3-0 decision.
  • Men's Volleyball Sweeps #7 Kean
    February 17, 2017
    The MIT men’s volleyball team defeated nationally-ranked #7 Kean University, 25-19, 25-17, 25-20, in non-conference action on Friday night. Junior Tavish Smith (Laguna Beach, Calif.) produced a match-high nine kills for the Engineers while Jared Warner and Steven Zarzycki paced the Cougars’ balanced attack with six kills apiece.
  • Engineers Top Emerson, 3-0
    February 14, 2017
    Facing each other for the second time in 10 days, the MIT men’s volleyball team generated another three-set win over Emerson College, this time by scores of 25-11, 25-17, 29-27, on Tuesday night. Freshman Thomas Nelson (San Ramon, Calif.) powered the Engineers with a match-high 10 kills, 10 digs, and four aces while Win Kittivatcharapong paced the Lions with four kills and two blocks.
  • MIT Defeats #11 Nazareth and Bard in UVC Opener
    February 11, 2017
    The MIT men’s volleyball team kicked off United Volleyball Conference action by outlasting nationally-ranked #11 Nazareth College, 25-23, 25-22, 22-25, 17-25, 15-10, and sweeping Bard College, 25-20, 25-15, 25-15, on Saturday.
  • MIT Sweeps Lesley and Emerson
    February 04, 2017
    In a battle of local foes, MIT swept Lesley University (25-4, 25-7, 25-5) and Emerson College (25-19, 25-15, 25-12) in a men’s volleyball tri-match hosted by Emerson on Saturday.
  • Men’s Volleyball Blanks Mount Ida, 3-0
    February 02, 2017
    A balanced attack helped MIT defeat Mount Ida College, 25-5, 25-19, 25-18, in non-conference men’s volleyball action on Thursday night. Junior Andrew Hall (Lynnfield, Mass.) and freshman Colton Stearns (Los Altos, Calif.) both recorded a match-high seven kills for the Engineers.
  • Engineers Defeat #5 Wentworth in Five Sets
    January 31, 2017
    The MIT men’s volleyball team defeated nationally-ranked #5 Wentworth Institute of Technology, 25-27, 26-24, 25-17, 20-25, 15-6, in non-conference action on Tuesday evening. Junior Tavish Smith (Laguna Beach, Calif.) led all players with a career-high 21 kills to go along with seven digs for the Engineers.
  • MIT Falls to Endicott and Johnson & Wales in Day Two of JWU Invitational
    January 28, 2017
    In the finale of the Johnson & Wales University (JWU) Invitational on Saturday, the MIT men’s volleyball team fell to Endicott College in five sets (16-25, 25-20, 19-25, 25-21, 15-13) and then dropped a tough four-set tilt against the host Wildcats (25-22, 27-25, 17-25, 26-24). Despite the setbacks, sophomore Steven Timberman (Merrick, N.Y.) represented the Cardinal and Gray on the All-Tournament Team.
  • Men's Volleyball Splits During Opening Day of JWU Invitational
    January 27, 2017
    The MIT men’s volleyball team opened the Johnson & Wales University (JWU) Invitational on Friday with a 25-22, 25-20, 25-23 loss to Lasell College but bounced back to defeat Regis College, 25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 25-19.
  • MIT Outlasts Regis in Five-Set Thriller
    January 24, 2017
    In its first road match of the season, the MIT men’s volleyball team battled Regis College for a 21-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-11, 15-11 victory on Tuesday night. Senior Martin Krasuski (Aurora, Ill.) led all players with 18 kills and four aces to go along with a .317 hitting performance and three blocks for the Engineers.
  • Engineers Sweep Emmanuel and Sage in Men’s Volleyball Tri-match
    January 21, 2017
    The MIT men’s volleyball team picked up two more wins during its season-opening weekend after sweeping Emmanuel College (25-13, 25-19, 25-20) and Sage Colleges (25-11, 25-18, 25-22) on Saturday.
  • Men’s Volleyball Defeats North Central, 3-1, in Season Opener
    January 20, 2017
    The MIT men’s volleyball team kicked off the 2017 season by defeating North Central College, 25-21, 25-14, 26-28, 25-18, in non-conference action on Friday night. The meeting was the first between both squads as the Cardinals are currently in their second year as a varsity program.
  • Men’s Volleyball Adds Four to 2017 Roster
    August 26, 2016
    Cambridge, Mass. (August 26) – Four members of the Class of 2020 will join the MIT men’s volleyball program this season. Three freshmen come from California while one hails from Illinois.