2018 MIT Men's Volleyball News

  • Men's Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award
    July 17, 2018
    Lexington, Ky. (July 17) – For the tenth time in program history and for the third straight season, the MIT men's volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award. In addition, the Engineers earned the Honor Roll Award as they produced one of the top-5 GPA's across all collegiate men's programs. 
  • Men’s Volleyball Honored With UVC All-Academic Accolades
    June 19, 2018
    Rochester, N.Y. (June 19) – Eight student-athletes from the MIT men’s volleyball team have been named to the 2018 United Volleyball Conference (UVC) All-Academic Team this season as the league office announced its honorees earlier today.
  • Thomas Nelson Earns AVCA Division III All-America Honors
    April 24, 2018
    Lexington, Ky. (April 24) – MIT men’s volleyball sophomore Thomas Nelson (San Ramon, Calif.) became the fourth student-athlete in program history and first since 2014 to be named as an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III All-American when the organization released its selection yesterday. Nelson was named to the Second Team and was one of three libero’s to be honored from the 28 student-athletes selected this season.
  • Thomas Nelson’s Libero/Defensive Specialist of the Year Award Highlights 2018 UVC Honors for Men’s Volleyball
    April 12, 2018
    Rochester, N.Y. (April 12) – MIT sophomore Thomas Nelson (San Ramon, Calif.) highlighted the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) postseason accolades collected by the Engineers as he became just the second student-athlete in program history to be named as the UVC Libero/Defensive Specialist of the Year.
  • Men’s Volleyball Splits With Ramapo and No. 1 Springfield in 2018 Finale
    April 07, 2018
    Springfield, Mass. (April 7) - The MIT men’s volleyball team closed its 2018 campaign with tri-match hosted by No. 1 Springfield College on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers topped Ramapo College in five sets by set scores of 25-20, 20-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-13 before falling to top-ranked Springfield, 3-1 by set scores of 25-12, 23-25, 25-13, 25-16.
  • Men's Volleyball Blanked By No. 15 Endicott
    April 05, 2018
    Beverly, Mass. (April 5) - The MIT men's volleyball team slid to 15-8 overall as the Engineers fell to No. 15 Endicott College in straight sets by scores of 25-22, 25-19, 25-13 in non-conference action on Thursday evening.
  • Men’s Volleyball Falls to Rivier on Senior Night
    April 04, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (April 4) - In its home finale, the MIT men’s volleyball team fell to Rivier University in a non-conference match, 3-1, by set scores of 22-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-19 on Wednesday. Prior to the match, the Engineers honored their two seniors Andrew Hall (Lynnfield, Mass.) and Tavish Smith (Laguna Beach, Calif.) as they played in the final home game of their collegiate careers tonight.
  • Men’s Volleyball Closes UVC Play with 3-1 Victory Over No. 15 Elmira
    March 31, 2018
    Elmira, N.Y. (March 31) - The MIT men’s volleyball team closed its United Volleyball Conference (UVC) schedule with a 3-1 win over No. 15 Elmira College on Saturday afternoon in New York.
  • Men's Volleyball Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive With 3-0 Sweep of Bard
    March 30, 2018
    Elmira, N.Y. (March 30) - The MIT men's volleyball team kept its playoff hopes alive as they swept Bard College on Friday night in New York. The Engineers will need a win against host Elmira and a loss by NYU tomorrow in order to clinch a spot in the 2018 United Volleyball Conference (UVC) postseason tournament.
  • Men’s Volleyball Falls to Cal Lutheran in Four Sets on Wednesday
    March 28, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (March 28) - Despite taking the first set, the MIT men’s volleyball team fell to Cal Lutheran in four sets, 3-1, by set scores of 23-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-11 in a non-conference match on Wednesday inside Rockwell Cage.
  • No. 14 MIT Falls to No. 5 New Paltz In UVC Men's Volleyball Match
    March 25, 2018
    Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (March 25) - On Sunday afternoon in New York, the No. 14 MIT men's volleyball team fell to No. 5 SUNY New Paltz, 3-0, by set scores of 25-21, 25-19, 26-24, in a United Volleyball Conference (UVC) match played inside Kenyon Hall at Vassar College.
  • Men's Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision To Sage In UVC Action
    March 24, 2018
    Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (March 24) - The MIT men's volleyball team, ranked No. 14 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III poll, fell to Sage, 3-0, by set scores of 25-19, 27-25, 25-23, in a United Volleyball Conference (UVC) match played at Vassar College's Kenyon Hall on Saturday night.
  • No. 14 Men's Volleyball Splits Home Tri-Match With No. 12 Vassar and Stevenson
    March 10, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (March 10) - In its lone home tri-match of the season, the No. 14 ranked MIT men's volleyball team split its two matches this afternoon. In the first match, the Engineers were edged by No. 12 Vassar College, 3-1, in a United Volleyball Conference (UVC) contest before MIT earned a 3-1 non-conference win over Stevenson University in the nightcap.
  • Thomas Nelson Takes Home UVC Player of the Week Honors
    March 05, 2018
    Rochester, N.Y. (March 5) - For the first time in his collegiate career, MIT men's volleyball sophomore libero Thomas Nelson (San Ramon, Calif.) has been named as the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) Player of the Week.
  • Men's Volleyball Defeats Lasell and No. 14 Eastern Mennonite on Saturday
    March 03, 2018
    Newton, Mass. (March 3) - The MIT men's volleyball team extended its winning streak to four and defeated their third nationally-ranked opponent of the season as the Engineers took down Lasell College in four sets by set scores of 23-25, 25-22, 25-11, 25-19 and then defeated No. 14 Eastern Mennonite University in five sets by set scores of 25-21, 19-25, 18-25, 25-23, 15-13 in a tri-match in Newton, Mass. on Saturday.
  • Men's Volleyball Earns Four Set Win Over No. 13 Wentworth
    February 27, 2018
    Boston, Mass. (February 27) - Powered by double-digit kills from senior Tavish Smith (Laguna Beach, Calif.) and junior Skyler Kaufman (Needham, Mass.), the MIT men's volleyball team defeated its second straight nationally-ranked opponent with a 3-1 win over No. 13 Wentworth Institute of Technology by set scores of 25-16, 25-19, 17-25, 25-23 inside Tansey Gymnasium on Tuesday night in Boston.
  • Men's Volleyball Upsets No. 7 NYU, 3-0
    February 18, 2018
    Hoboken, N.J. (February 18) - Up two sets to none, the MIT men's volleyball team hit .538 in the third set to secure a three-set sweep of No. 7 New York University in a United Volleyball Conference (UVC) match on Sunday morning on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology. The Engineers, who are receiving votes in the latest AVCA Division III poll, defeated the Violets by set scores of 25-23, 25-11, 25-17. 
  • Men’s Volleyball Falls to No. 2 Stevens In Straight Sets
    February 17, 2018
    Hoboken, N.J. (February 17) - In the third United Volleyball Conference (UVC) match of the season for the MIT men’s volleyball team, the Engineers were defeated by No. 2 nationally-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology in straight sets by set scores of 25-22, 25-21, 25-14 on Saturday afternoon in Hoboken, N.J.
  • No. 15 Men’s Volleyball Prevails in Five Set Thriller against St. John Fisher
    February 11, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (February 11) - The No. 15 MIT men’s volleyball team bounced back from yesterday’s loss with a thrilling five set victory over St. John Fisher College in a United Volleyball Conference (UVC) match on Sunday afternoon. The Engineers downed the Cardinals by set scores of 25-14, 22-25, 25-18, 22-25, 15-9 in the first-ever meeting between the two clubs.
  • No. 15 Men’s Volleyball Suffers 3-1 Setback to Nazareth in UVC Opener
    February 10, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (February 10) - In the first conference match of the season for the No. 15 MIT men’s volleyball team, the Engineers were defeated in four sets by Nazareth College, which is receiving votes in the latest AVCA Division III national poll, 3-1, by set scores of 25-23, 18-25, 25-23, 25-23 on Saturday afternoon in Cambridge.
  • No. 15 MIT Upends Emmanuel, 3-0, For Second Time This Season
    February 06, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (February 6) - Behind a season-high 13 kills from senior Tavish Smith (Laguna Beach, Calif.), the No. 15 MIT men’s volleyball team improved to 7-0 with a three-set sweep of Emmanuel College on Tuesday evening inside Rockwell Cage as the Engineers defeated the Saints by set scores of 25-15, 25-15, 25-21.
  • No. 15 Men’s Volleyball Blanks Emerson and Southern Vermont in Saturday Tri-Match
    February 03, 2018
    Boston, Mass. (February 3) - The MIT men’s volleyball team, ranked No. 15 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III national poll, improved to 6-0 this season with a dominant performance in a tri-match held at Emerson College on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers blanked host Emerson, 3-0, by set scores of 25-19, 25-13, 25-8 and then went on to defeat Southern Vermont, 3-0, by set scores of 25-11, 25-7, 25-9.
  • Balanced Attack Leads No. 15 Men’s Volleyball To Three Set Sweep of Eastern Nazarene
    February 02, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (February 2) - The MIT men’s volleyball team, ranked No. 15 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III national poll, used a balanced attack which featured at least five kills from five different student-athletes to sweep Eastern Nazarene College, 3-0, by set scores of 25-12, 25-16, 25-18 on Friday evening in Cambridge.
  • No. 14 Men’s Volleyball Sweeps Regis in Home Opener
    January 23, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (January 23) - The No. 14 MIT men’s volleyball team earned a 3-0 sweep over Regis College by set scores of 25-15, 25-15, 25-13 in its 2018 home opener on Tuesday night inside Rockwell Cage.
  • Skyler Kaufman Earns UVC Player of the Week Accolades
    January 22, 2018
    Rochester, N.Y. (January 22) – MIT men’s volleyball junior Skyler Kaufman (Needham, Mass.) has been named as the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) Player of the Week after helping the No. 12 Engineers to a 2-0 start to the season. This marks the first time in Kaufman’s career in which he has been named as the conference Player of the Week.
  • No. 12 Men's Volleyball Begins 2018 With Wins Over Emmanuel & Alvernia
    January 20, 2018
    Boston, Mass. (January 20) - The No. 12 ranked MIT men's volleyball team opened the 2018 season with victories over Emmanuel College and Alvernia University in a non-conference tri-match on Saturday afternoon in Boston. The Engineers opened the day by sweeping the Saints by a score of 25-21, 25-17, 25-13 and then followed it up with a four-set win against the Crusaders by a score of 26-24, 25-19, 15-25, 25-21.
  • No. 12 Men’s Volleyball Selected Sixth In UVC Preseason Poll
    January 08, 2018
    Rochester, N.Y. (January 9) – In the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) preseason coaches’ poll, which was released by the league earlier this afternoon, the MIT men’s volleyball team was selected sixth.
  • Men's Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule
    September 28, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (September 28) – The MIT men’s volleyball program has announced its slate of games for the 2018 season, which will feature a 26-match schedule that includes nine United Volleyball Conference (UVC) contests and ten home games inside Rockwell Cage. The Engineers, which closed the 2017 campaign ranked No. 15 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III national poll, will be under the direction of first-year head coach Todd Elwell.