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.
Nelson aided the Engineers to a 3-0 week which featured two wins against nationally-ranked opponents in No. 13 Wentworth and No. 14 Eastern Mennonite. Nelson registered 56 digs over his three matches which included a career-high 28 digs in a five-set win over Eastern Mennonite on Saturday. Not only were his 28 digs against the Royals a career-high, but it was just three shy of breaking the program record for most digs in a single match. In the front end of the tri-match against Lasell he tallied 13 digs making his total 41 on the day. Nelson's defense also helped the Engineers in holding their three opponents to a combined .162 hitting percentage (141-76-401).
MIT (12-2, 2-2 UVC) returns to action on Wednesday, March 7 when the Engineers head to Endicott College for a non-conference match beginning at 6:00 p.m.
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