Men's Volleyball Moves Up In National Rankings

Feb. 16, 2005


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT men's volleyball team earned its highest national ranking in the program's history on Tuesday, moving up to ninth in the CSTV/AVCA Division III Men's Coaches Poll. That evening, the Engineers posted a 30-17, 30-18, 30-23 sweep over NECVA foe Lasell College.Tech improvedto 12-0 overall and 9-0 in conference play, matching itstotal wins in both categories from last season.

In two games, Rob McAndrew tallied 10 kills and two aces. His two assisted blocks now ranks him second all-time in MIT's career category, raising his total to 143. Praveen Pamidimukkala notched nine kills and three assisted blocks while Michelangelo Raimondi finished with eight kills, five digs, and two aces. Alex Borschow and Bob Aspell each posted four assisted blocks with Aspell contributing a pair of aces. Ryan Dean collected a team-high six digs while Jordan Wan registered 26 assists, five digs, one solo block, and three assisted blocks. Wan's performance moved him to second all-time in career assists, amassing 1,574 helpers in just over two seasons of play. He needs 143 assists to tie the record of 1,717 set by Hao Hu last year.