Lexington, Ky. (November 14) – 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.
The 2017 NEWMAC Athlete of the Year, Bertics closed the season with 447 kills which ranks second in the conference and eighth all-time at MIT. She was also second in the league in kills per set (4.06) and finished fourth in hitting percentage (.326).