16 Skyler Kaufman
16 Skyler Kaufman
Height: 6-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Needham, Mass.
High School: Needham
Position: MH
Major: Computational Biology
m 31
k/s 2.47
h % .441
a/s 0.06
b/s 0.94
sa/s 0.19
d/s 0.47

2019: AVCA Division III All-America Honorable Mention ... UVC All-Conference Second Team ... UVC Player of the Week Honor Roll (1/29) ... led the UVC and ranked fifth in Division III with a .441 hitting percentage ... also ranked third in the UVC and 19th in Division III in blocks per set at .936 ... appeared in 31 matches ... posted a career-high 232 kills (2.47 per set), a career-high .441 hitting percentage, 18 service aces, 44 digs and a career-high 88 total blocks ... had double-digit kills in 11 matches including a season-high 15 in a 3-2 win at No. 14 Dominican ... tallied a season-high eight total blocks in a 3-1 win at Elmira ... swung .500 or better in 15 matches ... [SEASON STATS]

2018: UVC All-Conference Honorable Mention … UVC All-Academic Team … UVC Player of the Week (1/22) … appeared in 24 matches and 87 sets … registered 220 kills (2.53 per set) along with a .413 hitting percentage, 21 service aces, 40 digs, a career-high 23 solo blocks, 58 block assists and 81 total blocks (0.93 per set) … led the team in hitting percentage, solo blocks, block assists and total blocks … ranked second in kills, second in kills per set and second in service aces … ranked fourth in the UVC in solo blocks, fifth in the UVC in hitting percentage, fifth in kills and seventh in total blocks … ranked 12th in the nation in hitting percentage and 20th in blocks per set  … tallied double-digit kills in 11 different matches highlighted by a season-high 16 kills against St. John Fisher (2/11) and No. 14 Eastern Mennonite (3/3) … notched a season-high three service aces against Ramapo (4/7) as well as a season-high seven block assists in a 3-1 win at No. 15 Elmira (3/31) … [SEASON STATS]

2017:
UVC All-Conference honorable mention … set the MIT record for season hitting percentage (.416) … played in 96 sets … ranked 11th in the nation and second in the UVC in hitting percentage … ranked sixth in the UVC in blocks per set … totaled 15 kills against North Central (1/20) and #15 Juniata (3/4) … racked up 12 kills, 10 blocks and three aces at Endicott (3/21) … posted 14 kills and six blocks versus #5 Wentworth (1/31) … generated 10 kills, eight blocks, and five digs against Endicott (1/28) … produced 12 kills and four blocks versus #1 Springfield (4/8).

2016: Played in 97 sets … tied the MIT record for season hitting percentage (.415) … ranked fifth in the UVC in hitting percentage … amassed 17 kills, five digs, and four blocks against #8 NYU (2/13) … generated 14 kills, a .812 hitting percentage, five blocks, and four digs versus Newbury (2/27) … posted seven blocks against Endicott (1/30) … earned six aces versus Sage (2/6).

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in computational biology with a minor in philosophy … researched sepsis at Massachusetts General Hospital … Biotech Club.

Why I Chose MIT: I chose MIT because it is a school that offers amazing academics and opportunities outside of the classroom. I wanted to be a part of this community of really driven people. Volleyball was the cherry on top.

High School: A 2015 graduate of Needham High School … Bay State Conference all-star … 2015 state champions … three-time varsity letterwinner … was also a member of the soccer and track and field teams … National Honor Society … National Hispanic Scholar.

Club: Smash VBC … finished 17th at 18 Open Nationals.

Recent Games
Mar 30 vs. No. 5 Benedictine University (Ill.) L, 3-0
Mar 30 at Illinois Tech W, 3-0
Apr 3 No. 11 Endicott College W, 3-1
Apr 6 vs. Dean College W, 3-0
Apr 6 at Eastern Nazarene College W, 3-0
Apr 12 vs. New York University L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 31 8
Sets 94 26
Kills 232 67
Kills per set 2.47 2.58
Errors 32 11
Total Attacks 454 136
Hitting Percentage .441 .412
Assists 6 2
Assists per set 0.06 0.08
Service Aces 18 2
Service Errors 25 6
Service Aces per set 0.19 0.08
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 44 11
Digs per set 0.47 0.42
Block Solo 29 6
Block Assist 59 22
Block Total 88 28
Blocks per set 0.94 1.08
Block Errors 9 5
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 308.5 86.0
Points per set 3.3 3.3
Matches started 27 8
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Jan 23 at Regis College W, 3-0 1 2 5 0 6 .833 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 8.0
Jan 25 vs. Lasell University W, 3-0 1 3 7 1 10 .600 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 10.5
Jan 25 vs. Alvernia W, 3-1 - 4 5 0 6 .833 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Jan 26 vs. Baruch College W, 3-1 1 4 13 2 20 .550 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 1 5 0 17.0
Jan 30 at Rivier University W, 3-1 1 4 10 3 23 .304 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 12.5
Feb 8 at New York University L, 3-0 1 3 7 1 13 .462 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 3 0 9.5
Feb 9 at No. 4 Stevens Institute of Technology L, 3-1 1 4 10 2 18 .444 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 12.0
Feb 9 vs. Baruch College W, 3-0 1 3 8 2 15 .400 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 3 0 10.5
Feb 16 Sage Colleges W, 3-0 1 1 2 0 2 1.000 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Feb 16 No. 14 Vassar College W, 3-0 1 3 8 1 13 .538 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 9.5
Feb 20 Wentworth Institute of Technology W, 3-2 1 5 11 0 19 .579 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 13.5
Feb 23 vs. Colby-Sawyer College W, 3-0 1 1 3 0 3 1.000 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Feb 23 at Bard College W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 at No. 8 SUNY New Paltz L, 3-0 1 3 5 4 14 .071 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 7.0
Feb 27 Emmanuel College L, 3-1 1 4 13 1 23 .522 0 3 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 16.5
Mar 2 Nazareth College W, 3-0 1 3 10 0 21 .476 0 0 4 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 11.5
Mar 2 St. John Fisher College L, 3-2 1 5 13 1 25 .480 1 1 0 0 5 2 4 2 6 0 18.0
Mar 6 No. 2 Springfield College L, 3-1 1 4 9 1 30 .267 0 1 3 0 0 2 2 0 4 0 13.0
Mar 15 at Elmira College W, 3-1 1 4 12 2 30 .333 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 1 8 0 16.5
Mar 16 vs. D'Youville College W, 3-1 - 2 6 2 11 .364 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 0 9.0
Mar 16 vs. Rutgers-Newark W, 3-0 - 3 4 0 8 .500 0 2 1 0 1 5 2 0 7 0 12.0
Mar 19 Emerson College W, 3-1 - 1 1 0 3 .333 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2.0
Mar 25 Cal Lutheran L, 3-0 1 3 5 0 14 .357 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 1 3 0 6.5
Mar 28 vs. Aurora W, 3-0 1 3 7 0 11 .636 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 10.5
Mar 28 at North Park University W, 3-0 1 1 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Mar 29 at No. 14 Dominican University (Ill.) W, 3-2 1 5 15 3 32 .375 0 1 3 0 3 0 6 0 6 0 19.0
Mar 30 vs. No. 5 Benedictine University (Ill.) L, 3-0 1 3 11 1 18 .556 1 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 12.0
Mar 30 at Illinois Tech W, 3-0 1 3 7 0 12 .583 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Apr 3 No. 11 Endicott College W, 3-1 1 4 11 2 27 .333 1 1 1 0 6 2 5 0 7 0 16.5
Apr 6 vs. Dean College W, 3-0 1 1 2 0 3 .667 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Apr 6 at Eastern Nazarene College W, 3-0 1 2 6 3 10 .300 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Apr 12 vs. New York University L, 3-0 1 3 5 0 13 .385 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 6.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2015-16 29 97 227 2.34 48 431 .415 2 0.02 28 0.29 50 0.52 9 66 75 0.77 297.0 3.1
2016-17 27 96 229 2.39 51 428 .416 3 0.03 22 0.23 38 0.40 14 70 84 0.88 300.0 3.1
2017-18 24 87 220 2.53 35 448 .413 6 0.07 21 0.24 40 0.46 23 58 81 0.93 293.0 3.4
2018-19 31 94 232 2.47 32 454 .441 6 0.06 18 0.19 44 0.47 29 59 88 0.94 308.5 3.3
Total 111 374 908 2.43 166 1761 .421 17 0.05 89 0.24 172 0.46 75 253 328 0.88 1198.5 3.2
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 31 94 232 2.47 32 454 .441 6 0.06 18 0.19 44 0.47 29 59 88 0.94 308.5 3.3
Conference 8 26 67 2.58 11 136 .412 2 0.08 2 0.08 11 0.42 6 22 28 1.08 86.0 3.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 10 33 83 2.52 6 177 .435 4 0.12 6 0.18 18 0.55 8 24 32 0.97 109.0 3.3
Away 10 31 78 2.52 18 159 .377 0 0.00 7 0.23 8 0.26 5 23 28 0.90 101.5 3.3
Neutral 11 30 71 2.37 8 118 .534 2 0.07 5 0.17 18 0.60 16 12 28 0.93 98.0 3.3
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Wins 22 62 154 2.48 21 286 .465 4 0.06 12 0.19 30 0.48 21 42 63 1.02 208.0 3.4
Losses 9 32 78 2.44 11 168 .399 2 0.06 6 0.19 14 0.44 8 17 25 0.78 100.5 3.1
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January 5 17 40 2.35 6 65 .523 1 0.06 5 0.29 9 0.53 5 6 11 0.65 53.0 3.1
February 9 27 67 2.48 11 120 .467 2 0.07 4 0.15 6 0.22 6 14 20 0.74 84.0 3.1
March 13 40 101 2.52 10 216 .421 2 0.05 8 0.20 20 0.50 15 33 48 1.20 140.5 3.5
April 4 10 24 2.40 5 53 .358 1 0.10 1 0.10 9 0.90 3 6 9 0.90 31.0 3.1