2017 MIT Women's Volleyball News

  • Abby Bertics Earns CoSIDA Volleyball Academic All-District Honors
    November 16, 2017
    MIT junior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) was voted to the Volleyball Academic All-District Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. She will represent the Engineers on the national ballot and will contend for Academic All-America honors to be voted on later this month.
  • Abby Bertics Named to AVCA All-America Third Team
    November 14, 2017
    MIT junior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) was voted to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America third team as announced by the organization on Tuesday. Her selection marks the fourth year in a row the Engineers have been honored. In addition, Bertics is the only NEWMAC student-athlete to appear on this year’s list.
  • No. 18 MIT Falls to No. 8 Johnson & Wales in Five-Set NCAA Regional Final
    November 12, 2017
    No. 18 MIT’s comeback-bid fell short as No. 8 Johnson & Wales University put together a late rally in the fifth set to record a 25-11, 25-22, 24-26, 22-25, 15-13 victory in the regional final of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament on Sunday. Senior Alli Davanzo (Saint Johns, Fla.) and junior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) represented the Engineers on the NCAA Providence, R.I. Regional All-Tournament Team.
  • No. 18 Women’s Volleyball Outlasts Tufts in Five-Set Thriller to Advance to NCAA Regional Final
    November 11, 2017
    The nationally-ranked No. 18 MIT women’s volleyball team battled Tufts University for a 25-23, 13-25, 26-28, 30-28, 15-10 victory in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Engineers secured a spot in the regional final for the second time in three years.
  • Five MIT Teams Are Ready For NCAA Competition This Weekend
    November 10, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (November 10) – Five MIT teams are ready to begin competition in NCAA events beginning this weekend after they all won New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships earlier this fall including women's volleyball, women's soccer, field hockey, men's cross country and women's cross country.
  • No. 18 MIT Cruises Past Maine Maritime, 3-0, in NCAA Tournament First Round Match
    November 10, 2017
    Nationally-ranked No. 18 MIT swept Maine Maritime Academy, 25-15, 25-13, 25-16, in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament on Friday at Johnson & Wales University. Junior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) led all player with 10 kills while hitting .364 for the Engineers.
  • Maloney, Davanzo, and Bertics Collect AVCA All-Region Accolades
    November 09, 2017
    The postseason honors continued for the nationally-ranked No. 18 MIT women’s volleyball team following the announcement of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Region awards on Thursday. Freshman Andie Maloney (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) was voted the New England Freshman of the Year and joined senior Alli Davanzo (Saint Johns, Fla.) and junior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) on the All-Region Team.
  • Dill, Bertics, and Maloney Receive Top NEWMAC Volleyball Postseason Honors
    November 07, 2017
    MIT women’s volleyball head coach Paul Dill was voted the NEWMAC Coach of the Year for the second straight season while junior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) was named the Athlete of the Year and freshman Andie Maloney (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) earned Rookie of the Year accolades as announced by the league on Tuesday. Senior Alli Davanzo (Saint Johns, Fla.) joined Bertics and Maloney on the All-Conference First Team while fellow senior Lisette Tellez (Miami, Fla.) was selected to the Second Team. Senior Clare Farley (La Jolla, Calif.) rounded out the squad by earning a spot on the All-Sportsmanship Team.
  • MIT Women’s Volleyball to Face Maine Maritime in First Round of NCAA Tournament
    November 06, 2017
    The nationally-ranked No. 21 MIT women's volleyball team learned it will square off with Maine Maritime Academy in the opener of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. Hosted by Johnson & Wales University, the Engineers will take the court at 3:00 p.m. for the program's 19th appearance in the tournament.
  • Women's Volleyball Sweeps Wellesley to Capture Second Straight NEWMAC Championship
    November 05, 2017
    Top-seeded MIT defeated No. 3 Wellesley College, 25-23, 25-15, 25-21, to capture its second straight and sixth overall NEWMAC Women’s Volleyball Championship on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Engineers will be making their 19th appearance in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Junior Carly Silvernale (Bellevue, Wash.) was named the tournament Most Outstanding Player after generating 36 digs, including 28 in MIT’s five-set semifinal victory over Wheaton College.
  • MIT and Wellesley Advance to NEWMAC Women’s Volleyball Championship Match
    November 04, 2017
    Top-seeded MIT and No. 3 Wellesley College will meet in the NEWMAC Women’s Volleyball Championship for the sixth time and first since 2012 following its semifinal victories on Saturday. The Engineers defeated No. 4 seed Wheaton College (10-25, 25-15, 21-25, 25-20, 15-10) while the Blue outlasted No. 2 Babson College in a five-set thriller (23-25, 25-18, 29-27, 18-25, 15-12) to set up Sunday’s title match.
  • Women’s Volleyball Collects Six NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Awards
    November 02, 2017
    A total of six members of the nationally-ranked No. 21 MIT women’s volleyball team were named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team as announced by the league on Thursday. The list is comprised of 40 total student-athletes from the sport of women’s volleyball.
  • Abby Bertics Tabbed for NEWMAC Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week Accolades
    October 30, 2017
    For the third time this season, MIT junior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) was selected as the NEWMAC Women’s Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week. In a 2-0 week for the nationally-ranked No. 22 Engineers, she recorded 31 kills and a .394 hitting percentage.
  • No. 22 Women’s Volleyball Blanks WPI in Regular-Season Finale
    October 28, 2017
    For the second year in a row, the nationally-ranked No. 22 MIT women’s volleyball team went undefeated in NEWMAC play after it swept WPI, 25-15, 25-21, 25-15, on Saturday afternoon. This is the second time in program history MIT posted back-to-back perfect marks in conference play, the last time occurring during the 1988-90 seasons.
  • No. 22 MIT Sweeps Emerson, Captures Fourth Straight NEWMAC Regular Season Title on Senior Night
    October 24, 2017
    The nationally-ranked No. 22 MIT women’s volleyball team battled Emerson College for a 26-24, 25-15, 25-20 victory in NEWMAC action on Tuesday night. With the win, the Engineers secured the top seed in the NEWMAC Tournament for the fourth year in a row and will host the semifinal and championship matches on November 4-5.
  • Andie Maloney Tabbed for NEWMAC Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week Honors
    October 23, 2017
    For the second time this season, MIT freshman Andie Maloney (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) was selected as the NEWMAC Women’s Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week. In a 3-1 week for the nationally-ranked No. 15 Engineers, she tallied 145 assists, 27 digs, and four blocks.
  • No. 15 Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Williams, Defeats Middlebury in Four Sets to Close the New England Challenge
    October 21, 2017
    No. 15 MIT wrapped up the New England Challenge on Saturday by defeating host Williams College, 25-18, 25-19, 25-18, and Middlebury College, 25-15, 25-19, 15-25, 25-18. Senior Alli Davanzo (Saint Johns, Fla.) represented the Engineers on the All-Tournament Team.
  • No. 15 Engineers Fall to Tufts, 3-1, in New England Challenge
    October 20, 2017
    In the opening match of the New England Challenge, the nationally-ranked No. 15 MIT women’s volleyball team fell to Tufts University, 25-16, 22-25, 25-9, 25-20, on Friday night at Williams College. Junior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) powered the Engineers with a match-high 15 kills while tacking on two blocks.
  • No. 15 MIT Remains Undefeated in NEWMAC Play After Sweeping Wellesley
    October 17, 2017
    In a battle of undefeated NEWMAC women’s volleyball teams, nationally-ranked No. 15 MIT emerged with a 25-14, 25-23, 25-16 victory over Wellesley College on Tuesday night. With the win, the Engineers improved to 22-1 on the year and 8-0 in conference play while the Blue saw its ledger dip to 14-4 overall and 8-1 in NEWMAC action.
  • No. 15 Women's Volleyball Defeats Oneonta in Three Sets
    October 14, 2017
    In a Saturday morning non-conference women’s volleyball match, nationally-ranked No. 15 MIT defeated SUNY Oneonta, 25-11, 25-15, 25-17. Junior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) powered the Engineers with a match-high 18 kills and a .567 hitting percentage.
  • No. 15 Engineers Sweep Clark, Record 25th Straight 20-Win Season
    October 10, 2017
    The nationally-ranked No. 15 MIT women’s volleyball team improved to 20-1 on the year and 7-0 in NEWMAC play after defeating conference foe Clark University, 25-18, 25-22, 29-27, on Tuesday night. The victory marked the Engineers’ 25th straight 20-win season as head coach Paul Dill’s squads have reached this mark every year during his 22-year tenure.
  • No. 17 MIT Blanks Emmanuel, 3-0
    October 05, 2017
    On the strength of a .519 hitting performance, nationally-ranked No. 17 MIT defeated local foe Emmanuel College, 25-11, 25-13, 25-10, in a non-conference women’s volleyball match Thursday night. Junior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) led all players with 13 kills while hitting .722 for the Engineers.
  • No. 17 MIT Women’s Volleyball Outlasts Babson in Five-Set Thriller
    October 03, 2017
    In a battle of undefeated NEWMAC women’s volleyball teams, nationally-ranked No. 17 MIT outlasted Babson College, 21-25, 25-11, 16-25, 25-19, 15-12, in a back-and-forth five-set match on Tuesday night.
  • No. 14 Engineers Blank Mount Holyoke and Keene State
    September 30, 2017
    Nationally-ranked No. 14 MIT defeated NEWMAC rival Mount Holyoke College, 25-21, 25-10, 25-8, and Keene State College, 25-17, 25-15, 25-19, in a pair of women’s volleyball matches on Saturday afternoon.
  • No. 14 Women’s Volleyball Falls to Johnson & Wales in Three Sets
    September 29, 2017
    In a battled of undefeated teams, Johnson & Wales University emerged with a 25-16, 25-22, 25-17 victory over nationally-ranked No. 14 MIT in non-conference women’s volleyball action on Friday night. The Wildcats’ victory was their first in nine meetings with the Engineers since the series began in 2002.
  • No. 14 MIT Blanks Wheaton, 3-0, in Women's Volleyball
    September 26, 2017
    In a NEWMAC women’s volleyball match on Tuesday night, nationally-ranked No. 14 MIT battled Wheaton College for a 25-18, 25-21, 25-20 victory. With the win, the Engineers improved to 15-0 on the year and 4-0 in conference play while the Lyons saw their ledger dip to 9-7 overall and 1-3 in the NEWMAC.
  • No. 15 MIT Sweeps Coast Guard and Hunter in Women’s Volleyball Tri-match
    September 23, 2017
    In a women’s volleyball tri-match hosted by NEWMAC foe U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Saturday, nationally-ranked No. 15 MIT recorded a 25-21, 25-15, 25-17 victory over the Bears and then battled Hunter College for a 25-18, 26-24, 25-21 non-conference win. The Engineers improved to 14-0 on the year and 3-0 in conference play following their road trip.
  • No. 15 Women’s Volleyball Blanks Colby-Sawyer, 3-0
    September 19, 2017
    The nationally-ranked No. 15 MIT women’s volleyball team improved to 12-0 on the season after defeating Colby-Sawyer College, 25-19, 25-14, 25-18, in a non-conference tilt on Tuesday night. The victory marked the Engineers’ best start since they opened the 2011 campaign with 11 straight wins.
  • Abby Bertics Nabs Second NEWMAC Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week Selection
    September 18, 2017
    For the second time in three weeks MIT junior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) was selected as the NEWMAC Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week on Monday. In a 3-0 week for the nationally-ranked No. 20 Engineers, she tallied 55 kills, a .417 hitting percentage, and six blocks.
  • No. 20 Engineers Sweep Smith and Simmons
    September 16, 2017
    The nationally-ranked No. 20 MIT women’s volleyball team improved to 2-0 in the NEWMAC following a 25-10, 25-22, 25-18 victory over conference foe Smith College and saw its overall record raise to 11-0 on the year after defeating Simmons College (25-11, 25-15, 25-17) on Saturday afternoon.
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