9 - Ryan Dean
Ryan Dean
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Valencia, Calif.
High School: Valencia
Position: S

As a third-year captain, Mr. Dean brings a tremendous amount of leadership to the court through his great work ethic and constant communication. He made an immediate impact on the program as a freshman and has continued to grow as a player and a leader. As one of the team's best passers and defenders, his smart and consistent play makes him an incredible asset on the court no matter what position he is playing.

2008: Holds MIT records for digs in a season (357), career digs (1,200), and career digs per game (2.69)...First player in program's history to become a member of the MIT 1000 Dig Club...MIT Coach's Award...NECVA All-Academic Team...NECVA New England All-Division Second Team...Endicott College March Mania Invitational All-Tournament Team...NECVA New England Division Player of the Week (March 3)...AVCA 15 Dig Club (Jan. 19 vs. Springfield College; Jan. 22 vs. Emmanuel College; Jan. 24 vs. Elms College; Feb. 5 vs. Endicott College; March 1 vs. Elms College)

2007: Broke MIT record for aces in a career (previous mark was 110)...AVCA 15 Dig Club (Feb. 11 vs. Emmanuel College)...AVCA 15 Dig Club (March 17 vs. Emmanuel College)...Broke MIT record for digs in a career (previous mark was 803)...AVCA 15 Dig Club (March 20 vs. Johnson & Wales University)...NECVA All-New England Division Second Team...NECVA All-Academic Team

2006: AVCA 15 Dig Club (seven times)...MIT Defensive Player of the Year...Set Institute record for digs in a season (316)...Tied Institute record for aces in a season (46)

2005: AVCA 15 Dig Club...MIT Defensive Player of the Year...Set Institute record for aces in a match (eight)...Set Institute record for aces in a season (46)

Personal: Majoring in Mechanical Engineering...Club Team: West Coast Volleyball Club...Past Volleyball Experience: High School Varsity (four years), West Coast Volleyball Club (two years), Santa Monica Beach Volleyball Club (one year)...Favorite Game: Burn