16 Skyler Kaufman
16 Skyler Kaufman
Height: 6-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Needham, Mass.
High School: Needham
Position: MH
Major: Computational Biology
m 24
k/s 2.53
h % .413
a/s 0.07
b/s 0.93
sa/s 0.24
d/s 0.46

2017: UVC All-Conference honorable mention … set the MIT record for season hitting percentage (.416) … played in 96 sets … ranked 11th in the nation and second in the UVC in hitting percentage … ranked sixth in the UVC in blocks per set … totaled 15 kills against North Central (1/20) and #15 Juniata (3/4) … racked up 12 kills, 10 blocks and three aces at Endicott (3/21) … posted 14 kills and six blocks versus #5 Wentworth (1/31) … generated 10 kills, eight blocks, and five digs against Endicott (1/28) … produced 12 kills and four blocks versus #1 Springfield (4/8).

2016: Played in 97 sets … tied the MIT record for season hitting percentage (.415) … ranked fifth in the UVC in hitting percentage … amassed 17 kills, five digs, and four blocks against #8 NYU (2/13) … generated 14 kills, a .812 hitting percentage, five blocks, and four digs versus Newbury (2/27) … posted seven blocks against Endicott (1/30) … earned six aces versus Sage (2/6).

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in computational biology with a minor in philosophy … researched sepsis at Massachusetts General Hospital … Biotech Club.

Why I Chose MIT: I chose MIT because it is a school that offers amazing academics and opportunities outside of the classroom. I wanted to be a part of this community of really driven people. Volleyball was the cherry on top.

High School: A 2015 graduate of Needham High School … Bay State Conference all-star … 2015 state champions … three-time varsity letterwinner … was also a member of the soccer and track and field teams … National Honor Society … National Hispanic Scholar.

Club: Smash VBC … finished 17th at 18 Open Nationals.

Recent Games
Mar 30 vs. Bard College W, 3-0
Mar 31 at No. 15 Elmira College W, 3-1
Apr 4 Rivier University L, 3-1
Apr 5 at No. 15 Endicott College L, 3-0
Apr 7 vs. Ramapo College W, 3-2
Apr 7 at No. 1 Springfield College L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 24 9
Sets 87 32
Kills 220 74
Kills per set 2.53 2.31
Errors 35 17
Total Attacks 448 172
Hitting Percentage .413 .331
Assists 6 3
Assists per set 0.07 0.09
Service Aces 21 8
Service Errors 30 13
Service Aces per set 0.24 0.25
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 40 5
Digs per set 0.46 0.16
Block Solo 23 7
Block Assist 58 27
Block Total 81 34
Blocks per set 0.93 1.06
Block Errors 9 2
Ball Handling Errors 1 1
Points 293.0 102.5
Points per set 3.4 3.2
Matches started 24 9
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Jan 20 at Emmanuel College W, 3-0 1 3 9 0 15 .600 0 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 12.5
Jan 20 vs. Alvernia W, 3-1 1 4 15 1 20 .700 0 0 2 0 4 0 2 1 2 0 16.0
Jan 23 Regis College W, 3-0 1 3 6 1 14 .357 0 0 0 0 6 1 4 2 5 0 9.0
Feb 2 Eastern Nazarene College W, 3-0 1 3 5 1 11 .364 0 3 1 0 3 2 0 0 2 0 10.0
Feb 3 at Emerson College W, 3-0 1 3 8 0 13 .615 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 4 0 12.0
Feb 3 vs. Southern Vermont College W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 6 Emmanuel College W, 3-0 1 2 5 0 5 1.000 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Feb 10 Nazareth College L, 3-1 1 4 7 2 19 .263 2 2 2 0 2 2 3 0 5 0 12.5
Feb 11 St. John Fisher College W, 3-2 1 5 16 2 35 .400 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 18.5
Feb 17 at No. 2 Stevens Institute of Technology L, 3-0 1 3 7 2 13 .385 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 9.0
Feb 18 vs. No. 7 New York University W, 3-0 1 3 4 0 11 .364 0 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 5 0 9.0
Feb 27 at No. 13 Wentworth Institute of Technology W, 3-1 1 4 10 1 23 .391 1 0 3 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 11.5
Mar 3 at Lasell College W, 3-1 1 4 13 0 26 .500 0 1 3 0 2 1 2 0 3 0 16.0
Mar 3 vs. No. 14 Eastern Mennonite University W, 3-2 1 5 16 2 40 .350 0 0 3 0 3 2 5 2 7 0 20.5
Mar 10 No. 12 Vassar College L, 3-1 1 4 14 4 33 .303 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 17.0
Mar 10 Stevenson University W, 3-1 1 4 13 1 22 .545 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 4 0 16.0
Mar 24 vs. Sage Colleges L, 3-0 1 3 5 2 20 .150 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 6.0
Mar 25 vs. No. 5 SUNY New Paltz L, 3-0 1 3 3 3 10 .000 0 0 3 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 5.5
Mar 28 Cal Lutheran L, 3-1 1 4 11 3 18 .444 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 1 6 0 16.0
Mar 30 vs. Bard College W, 3-0 1 3 4 0 6 .667 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 6.5
Mar 31 at No. 15 Elmira College W, 3-1 1 4 14 2 25 .480 1 0 2 0 2 1 7 0 8 0 18.5
Apr 4 Rivier University L, 3-1 1 4 11 2 21 .429 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 0 11.5
Apr 5 at No. 15 Endicott College L, 3-0 1 3 7 2 13 .385 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 8.0
Apr 7 vs. Ramapo College W, 3-2 1 5 7 2 20 .250 0 3 1 0 3 1 3 0 4 0 12.5
Apr 7 at No. 1 Springfield College L, 3-1 1 4 10 2 15 .533 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 12.0
  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
2015-16 29 97 227 2.34 48 431 .415 2 0.02 28 0.29 50 0.52 9 66 75 0.77 297.0 3.1
2016-17 27 96 229 2.39 51 428 .416 3 0.03 22 0.23 38 0.40 14 70 84 0.88 300.0 3.1
2017-18 24 87 220 2.53 35 448 .413 6 0.07 21 0.24 40 0.46 23 58 81 0.93 293.0 3.4
Total 80 280 676 2.41 134 1307 .415 11 0.04 71 0.25 128 0.46 46 194 240 0.86 890.0 3.2
  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 24 87 220 2.53 35 448 .413 6 0.07 21 0.24 40 0.46 23 58 81 0.93 293.0 3.4
Conference 9 32 74 2.31 17 172 .331 3 0.09 8 0.25 5 0.16 7 27 34 1.06 102.5 3.2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 9 33 88 2.67 16 178 .404 3 0.09 9 0.27 19 0.58 11 19 30 0.91 117.5 3.6
Away 8 28 78 2.79 9 143 .483 3 0.11 6 0.21 11 0.39 7 17 24 0.86 99.5 3.6
Neutral 7 26 54 2.08 10 127 .346 0 0.00 6 0.23 10 0.38 5 22 27 1.04 76.0 2.9
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Wins 15 55 145 2.64 13 286 .462 3 0.05 15 0.27 32 0.58 15 41 56 1.02 195.5 3.6
Losses 9 32 75 2.34 22 162 .327 3 0.09 6 0.19 8 0.25 8 17 25 0.78 97.5 3.0
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January 3 10 30 3.00 2 49 .571 0 0.00 2 0.20 12 1.20 2 7 9 0.90 37.5 3.8
February 8 27 62 2.30 8 130 .415 3 0.11 11 0.41 10 0.37 8 17 25 0.93 89.5 3.3
March 9 34 93 2.74 17 200 .380 2 0.06 4 0.12 9 0.26 10 30 40 1.18 122.0 3.6
April 4 16 35 2.19 8 69 .391 1 0.06 4 0.25 9 0.56 3 4 7 0.44 44.0 2.8