• MIT Volleyball Receives AVCA Team Academic Award
    August 03, 2010
    MIT Volleyball Receives AVCA Team Academic Award CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - For the second year in row, MIT was the lone Division III program to have its men’s and women’s volleyball teams qualify for the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award. The Engineers were the sole representatives on the Division III men’s list and joined Harvard University and Stanford University as the only institutions to double-up on AVCA accolades.
  • MIT Finishes 11th in Directors’ Cup Rankings
    July 21, 2010
    MIT Finishes 11th in Directors’ Cup Rankings CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming on the heels of one of the most successful campaigns in Institute history, MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. This was the highest ranking for the Engineers in the 14-year history of the program and the first time they were the best performers in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
  • Alex May and Liz Theurer Receive NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships
    March 09, 2010
    Alex May and Liz Theurer Receive NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Alex May and Liz Theurer were awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships following the 2009 fall season. May, an outside hitter on the women’s volleyball team, and Theurer, a forward for the women’s soccer squad, became the first athletes from their respective programs to earn this honor.
  • Women’s Volleyball Receives NEWVA Academic Team Award
    February 23, 2010
    Women’s Volleyball Receives NEWVA Academic Team Award CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s volleyball program was one of seven teams to earn the New England Women’s Volleyball Association (NEWVA) Academic Team Award. Squads must attain a minimum grade point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale during the fall semester.
  • Samantha Lampert Honored by Yankee Volleyball Association
    December 15, 2009
    Samantha Lampert Honored by Yankee Volleyball Association CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Samantha Lampert, currently in her sixth season as an assistant coach with MIT’s men’s and women’s volleyball teams, was a recipient of the Rick Pierce Award which was presented by the Yankee Volleyball Association this past weekend. Named in his memory, the award is given annually to one man and one woman who exemplify the characteristics that made Pierce so special: great sportsmanship, a respected player, and a person who volunteers their time to the sport without need for compensation or recognition.
  • Alex May Earns Academic All-America Honors
    November 24, 2009
    Alex May Earns Academic All-America Honors CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Alex May made history for the MIT women’s volleyball program by being voted to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Volleyball First Team. With her selection, May became the first player in the program’s history to earn multiple Academic All-America accolades as she was a Third-Team pick last year. In addition, May is only the second person to represent the Engineers on the First Team; former teammate Amanda Morris ’08 accomplished this feat in 2007.
  • May and Cleeland Receive AVCA and NEWVA Accolades
    November 16, 2009
    May and Cleeland Receive AVCA and NEWVA Accolades CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The awards continue to roll in for seniors Alex May and Barden Cleeland following the announcement of the New England Women’s Volleyball Association (NEWVA) and American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-New England Teams.
  • NEWMAC Announces Academic All-Conference Teams
    November 12, 2009
    NEWMAC Announces Academic All-Conference Teams CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference recently announced the 2009 NEWMAC Fall Academic All-Conference Team. Thirty-five MIT athletes were recognized by the conference for their performance in the classroom.
  • Women’s Volleyball Collects NEWMAC Awards
    November 10, 2009
    Women’s Volleyball Collects NEWMAC Awards CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row, the MIT women’s volleyball team received four honors from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) following the announcement of its postseason awards on Tuesday. The Engineers' individual total equals the program-high initially established in 2002.
  • Wellesley Tops Women's Volleyball in NEWMAC Championship
    November 07, 2009
    Wellesley Tops Women's Volleyball in NEWMAC Championship CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With a 25-14, 25-13, 25-19 victory over host MIT, Wellesley College captured its second New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Volleyball crown in three years. The No. 2-seeded Blue improved to 23-9 on the year and earned a spot in the upcoming NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. The Engineers (27-8) will await the announcement of an at-large bid, which will be released on Monday, Nov. 9.
  • Engineers Sweep Coast Guard, Advance to NEWMAC Championship
    November 06, 2009
    Engineers Sweep Coast Guard, Advance to NEWMAC Championship CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With a 25-19, 25-20, 25-21 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the MIT women’s volleyball team earned a spot in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship Tournament Final for the second time in three years. The top-seeded Engineers (27-7) will take on No. 2 Wellesley College in the title match on Saturday, Nov. 7.
  • Barden Cleeland Cops NEWMAC Player of the Week Honors
    November 04, 2009
    Barden Cleeland Cops NEWMAC Player of the Week Honors CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Barden Cleeland was voted the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week after powering the Engineers to a pair of wins and averaging 2.83 kills, a .519 hitting percentage, 0.83 digs, 0.67 aces, and 0.33 blocks per game. She became the third MIT player to earn this honor this season.
  • MIT Blanks Clark in NEWMAC Quarterfinal
    November 03, 2009
    MIT Blanks Clark in NEWMAC Quarterfinal CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A balanced outing by the MIT women’s volleyball team helped power it to a 25-11, 25-16, 25-8 victory over Clark University in a quarterfinal match of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship Tournament. The top-seeded Engineers will host the remainder of the NEWMAC Tournament with semifinal action beginning on Friday, Nov. 6 and the title match occurring on Saturday, Nov. 7.
  • Women's Volleyball Sweeps Mount Holyoke on Senior Day
    October 31, 2009
    Women's Volleyball Sweeps Mount Holyoke on Senior Day CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With a 25-4, 25-16, 25-11 victory over Mount Holyoke College, the MIT women’s volleyball team posted an undefeated mark of 9-0 in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and improved to 25-7 on the year. The Lyons finished their season with an overall record of 4-22 and a 0-9 ledger in NEWMAC action.
  • Engineers Top Wellesley, Capture NEWMAC Regular Season Crown
    October 28, 2009
    Engineers Top Wellesley, Capture NEWMAC Regular Season Crown WELLESLEY, Mass. – In a key late season NEWMAC match-up, MIT defeated Wellesley College, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 25-23 at the Keohane Sports Center on Tuesday night. With the win, the Engineers clinched the No. 1 seed for the upcoming NEWMAC Championship Tournament which kicks off on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
  • MIT Places Fourth at Hall of Fame Tournament
    October 26, 2009
    MIT Places Fourth at Hall of Fame Tournament CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Facing several of the top teams in New England, the MIT women’s volleyball team posted a fourth-place finish and 1-2 mark at the Hall of Fame Tournament this past weekend. The Engineers opened up play with a 21-25, 24-26, 25-17, 25-21, 15-9 come-from-behind victory over Brandeis University. On Saturday, Tech fell to regionally-ranked No. 1 and top seed Tufts University (25-17, 25-15, 25-23) before losing to No. 8 ranked Amherst College in a back-and-forth five-set battle (20-25, 25-18, 19-25, 25-16, 15-9).
  • Engineers Fight Off Babson, 3-0
    October 20, 2009
    Engineers Fight Off Babson, 3-0 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s volleyball team fought off formidable New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Babson College, 25-14, 26-24, 25-20, on Tuesday night. With the win, the Engineers improved to 22-5 on the year and 7-0 in conference action while the Beavers dipped to 12-10 overall and 4-3 in the NEWMAC.
  • Tech Takes Second Place at MIT Quad Tournament
    October 19, 2009
    Tech Takes Second Place at MIT Quad Tournament CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With a 2-1 ledger, the Engineers secured second place at the MIT Quad Tournament and also recorded the program’s 14th straight 20-win season on Saturday. The Cardinal and Gray (21-5) opened up play by sweeping Eastern Connecticut State University, 25-16, 25-14, 25-17, before falling to UMass Boston, 25-20, 19-25, 13-25, 25-14, 15-8, in a five-set thriller. MIT bounced back by defeating St. Lawrence University, 25-22, 25-14, 21-25, 25-16. Alex May and Jenny Li represented MIT on the All-Tournament Team.
  • UMass Boston Claims First Place at MIT Quad Tournament
    October 17, 2009
    UMass Boston Claims First Place at MIT Quad Tournament CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its first appearance at the MIT Quad Tournament, the UMass Boston women’s volleyball team captured first place courtesy of an undefeated outing on Saturday. The Beacons topped St. Lawrence University, 25-27, 25-19, 25-10, 25-19, before outlasting the host Engineers, 25-20, 19-25, 13-25, 25-14, 15-8. MIT secured second place with a 2-1 ledger, followed by St. Lawrence (1-2) and Eastern Connecticut State University (0-2).
  • MIT Defeats WPI, Remains Perfect in NEWMAC Play
    October 14, 2009
    MIT Defeats WPI, Remains Perfect in NEWMAC Play CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a 14-25, 25-12, 25-18, 25-19 over host WPI, the MIT women’s volleyball team improved to 19-4 on the year and 6-0 in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action.
  • Jenny Li Selected NEWMAC Athlete of the Week
    October 13, 2009
    Jenny Li Selected NEWMAC Athlete of the Week CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a 2-0 week for MIT, Jenny Li was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week. The junior outside and middle hitter averaged 3.29 kills, 1.57 digs, 0.43 blocks, and a .463 hitting percentage.
  • Women's Volleyball Defeats Rivier, 3-1
    October 08, 2009
    Women's Volleyball Defeats Rivier, 3-1 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the inaugural meeting between both programs, the MIT women’s volleyball team emerged with a 22-25, 25-19, 25-11, 25-17 victory over Rivier College on Thursday night. The Engineers, winners of seven straight matches, saw their record improve to 18-4 on the year while the Raiders’ ledger dipped to 10-10 overall.
  • Engineers Top Wheaton in Three
    October 06, 2009
    Engineers Top Wheaton in Three CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s volleyball team remained unblemished in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action following a 25-18, 25-10, 25-20 victory over Wheaton College on Tuesday night. With the win, the Engineers improved to 17-4 on the year and 5-0 in conference play while the Lyons dipped to 10-9 overall and 1-4 in the NEWMAC.
  • MIT Takes Second Place at Tufts Invitational
    October 04, 2009
    MIT Takes Second Place at Tufts Invitational CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Although both MIT and Tufts went undefeated this past weekend at the Tufts University Women’s Volleyball Invitational, the host Jumbos came away with the crown based on tie-breaking procedures. Tufts dropped only one set during the tournament while the Engineers (16-4) surrendered a pair in four matches. Barden Cleeland represented the Cardinal and Gray on the All-Tournament Team.
  • Women’s Volleyball Rallies Past Coast Guard
    September 30, 2009
    Women’s Volleyball Rallies Past Coast Guard NEW LONDON, Conn. - Senior Barden Cleeland posted 15 kills, a .406 hitting percentage, and eight blocks while classmate Alex May totaled 12 kills and 13 digs to help power MIT to a 14-25, 25-21, 25-22, 19-25, 15-13 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Tuesday. In the battle of New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) unbeatens, the Engineers (12-4, 4-0 NEWMAC) ended the Bears’ home winning streak at 25 and handed them their first loss of the season.
  • Engineers Go 2-2 at MIT Invitational
    September 28, 2009
    Engineers Go 2-2 at MIT Invitational CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This past weekend MIT finished in sixth place at the MIT Women’s Volleyball Invitational. The Engineers (11-4) defeated Colby-Sawyer College (25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 25-13) before falling to Connecticut College (25-22, 25-17, 11-25, 25-14) on Friday. The next day, MIT came back from two sets down to outlast Bowdoin College (16-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-23, 15-7) before losing to Springfield College (25-18, 25-17, 25-21).
  • Tufts Defeats Williams College for MIT Volleyball Invitational Crown
    September 26, 2009
    Tufts Defeats Williams College for MIT Volleyball Invitational Crown CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row Tufts University came out on top as it defeated Williams College, 26-24, 25-21, 25-20, to capture the MIT Women’s Volleyball Invitational Championship on Saturday. Tufts fought off Connecticut College, last year’s runner-up, to advance to the title match while Williams swept Wesleyan University en route to its first championship match appearance since 2003.
  • Kelly Schulte Named NEWMAC Player of the Week
    September 22, 2009
    Kelly Schulte Named NEWMAC Player of the Week CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the first time in her career Kelly Schulte was selected the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week. In a 2-0 week for MIT, she averaged 3.67 kills, 1.17 aces, 1.67 digs, 0.83 blocks, and a .600 hitting percentage.
  • MIT Tops Springfield; May Records 1000th Kill
    September 22, 2009
    MIT Tops Springfield; May Records 1000th Kill CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With a 25-20, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22 decision, the MIT women’s volleyball team topped previously undefeated Springfield College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest on Tuesday night. Senior Alex May recorded a match-high 19 kills for the Engineers (9-2, 3-0 NEWMAC) to become the eighth player in the program’s history to surpass the 1,000-kill mark.
  • MIT Sweeps Smith in NEWMAC Action
    September 21, 2009
    MIT Sweeps Smith in NEWMAC Action CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its second conference match of the week, the MIT women’s volleyball team topped Smith College, 25-23, 25-17, 25-19, on Saturday. With the win, the Engineers improved to 8-2 on the year and 2-0 in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
  • Women's Volleyball Cruises Past Clark, 3-0
    September 15, 2009
    Women's Volleyball Cruises Past Clark, 3-0 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opener for both squads, the MIT women’s volleyball team posted a 25-9, 25-16, 25-14 decision over visiting Clark University on Tuesday night. With the win, the Engineers improve to 7-2 on the year and 1-0 in conference play while the Cougars dipped to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the NEWMAC.
  • Engineers Split at Buttermaker Tournament
    September 13, 2009
    Engineers Split at Buttermaker Tournament CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s volleyball team recorded a 2-2 mark at the Buttermaker Tournament hosted by Muhlenberg College this past weekend. The Engineers (6-2) topped DeSales University (25-13, 25-18, 18-25, 25-15) and Moravian College (25-20, 25-22, 20-25, 25-19) before falling to nationally-ranked No. 22 Haverford College (25-22, 25-21, 25-21) and York College (Pa.) (25-16, 25-20, 19-25, 19-25, 15-9). Barden Cleeland represented the Cardinal and Gray on the All-Tournament Team.
  • Women’s Volleyball Sweeps RIC
    September 09, 2009
    Women’s Volleyball Sweeps RIC CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Alex May had a solid outing in MIT’s 25-19, 25-19, 25-22 victory over host Rhode Island College on Tuesday night. In two sets, the senior outside hitter registered 12 kills, a .429 hitting percentage, eight digs, and two blocks as the Engineers improved to 4-0 on the year.
  • MIT Captures Gordon Invitational Crown
    September 07, 2009
    MIT Captures Gordon Invitational Crown CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Facing the same opponents for the second year in a row, the outcome was the same as the MIT women’s volleyball team opened the 2009 campaign by winning the Gordon College Invitational for the eighth straight season. The Engineers swept Endicott College (25-17, 25-22, 25-14) and Keene State College (25-16, 25-23, 25-12) before topping the host Fighting Scots (25-10, 25-20, 24-26, 25-17) on Saturday. Katrina Ellison was named the Tournament MVP while rookie Katie Spielbauer was tabbed for All-Tournament Team honors.