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.

Senior outside hitter Alex May and fellow classmate Barden Cleeland collected All-Conference First-Team accolades while junior middle hitter Jenny Li and freshman setter Alyssa Rothman, both first-time honorees, represented the Cardinal and Gray on the Second Team.

May picked up her second straight First-Team nod while leading the Engineers’ attack with 409 kills to go along with 300 digs and 64 blocks. Cleeland, a Second-Team pick last year, posted a team-high 106 blocks in addition to 262 kills, a .300 hitting percentage, and 44 aces at the middle hitter position. Li bolstered MIT’s front row with 246 kills and 68 blocks while Rothman ranked second in the NEWMAC with 9.28 assists per game.