2015-16 MIT Women's Volleyball News

  • Women’s Volleyball Receives AVCA Team Academic Award
    July 29, 2016
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The MIT women’s volleyball team collected its 10th consecutive American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award as announced by the organization last week. The college ranks produced 391 programs that met the requirements, including 140 Division III teams.
  • Megan Gebhard Earns ECAC Volleyball All-Star Honors
    December 18, 2015
    DANBURY, Conn. – MIT junior Megan Gebhard (Howell, Mich.) was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Volleyball New England All-Star first team for the second year in a row on Thursday. The selection is the fifth for the Engineers during the last four seasons and eighth overall.
  • Engineer Spotlight - Meryl Gibbs
    December 16, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Get to know women's volleyball senior Meryl Gibbs in this edition of "Engineer Spotlight." This weekly series will focus on learning about MIT student-athlete's accomplishments on and off the court and why they chose to attend MIT.
  • Tori Wuthrich Named to CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team
    December 08, 2015
    AUSTIN, Texas – The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) voted MIT junior libero Tori Wuthrich (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.) to the Academic All-America Division III Volleyball Second Team as announced by the association on Tuesday. A repeat All-District selection, this is her first appearance on the national list while the Engineers extended their streak to four consecutive years with at least one award winner.
  • Gebhard Named AVCA All-American, Dill Voted NEWVA Coach of the Year
    November 17, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The accolades continued to pour in for the MIT women’s volleyball team as the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and New England Women’s Volleyball Association (NEWVA) announced its postseason awards on Tuesday. Junior Megan Gebhard (Howell, Mich.) was tabbed for AVCA All-America second team honors, becoming the first repeat All-America selection in program history. Among the seven awards the Engineers received from NEWVA, top honors went to freshman Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) as the Rookie of the Year and head coach Paul Dill as the Coach of the Year.
  • Bowdoin Defeats #24 MIT, 3-1, in NCAA Women's Volleyball Regional Final
    November 15, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Bowdoin College, a runner-up at last year’s regional final, defeated No. 24 MIT, 14-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-18 on Sunday afternoon. Securing a spot in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Tournament, the Polar Bears (26-4) will play either Washington University (Mo.) or Cal Lutheran on Thursday, Nov. 19 at Van Noord Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Engineers, meanwhile, finished the season with a record of 30-4.
  • #24 MIT Defeats Amherst in Five Sets, Advances to NCAA Women’s Volleyball Regional Final
    November 14, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a back-and-forth five-set thriller, the nationally-ranked No. 24 MIT women’s volleyball team emerged with a 23-25, 25-12, 20-25, 25-16, 15-9 victory over Amherst College in the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament on Saturday night. With the win, the Engineers (30-3) advance to the regional final where they’ll take on Bowdoin College on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Rockwell Cage. Amherst, meanwhile, ended its season with a ledger of 23-5.
  • #24 Engineers Sweep Regis in First Round of NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament
    November 13, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s volleyball team kicked off its 17th NCAA Tournament appearance by defeating Regis College, 25-18, 25-17, 25-13, in the opening round on Friday night in Rockwell Cage. With the win, the nationally-ranked No. 24 Engineers improved to 29-3 and will face Amherst College at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Pride, meanwhile, closed its season with a record of 22-11.
  • MIT Collects AVCA All-Region Accolades
    November 12, 2015
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) selected four members of the MIT women’s volleyball team to its New England All-Region Team as announced by the association on Thursday. Junior Megan Gebhard (Howell, Mich.) and sophomore Alli Davanzo (St. Johns, Fla.) earned their second awards from the AVCA while junior Tori Wuthrich (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.) and freshman Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) were first-time selections.
  • Women’s Volleyball Earns Three NEWMAC All-Conference Awards
    November 10, 2015
    BOSTON, Mass. – The MIT women’s volleyball team received a trio of all-conference honors as announced by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) on Tuesday. Junior Megan Gebhard (Howell, Mich.), a repeat first-team selection, was also joined by classmate Tori Wuthrich (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.) on the list while sophomore Alli Davanzo (St. Johns, Fla.) secured a spot on the second team.
  • MIT Women’s Volleyball Selected to Host NCAA Regional
    November 09, 2015
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the third time in program history MIT will be the host site for one of eight NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship regionals as announced on Monday morning. Scheduled for November 13-15, the Engineers will welcome Amherst College, Babson College, Bowdoin College, Johnson and Wales University, Regis College, Roger Williams University, and UMass Boston to Rockwell Cage.
  • Babson Sweeps No. 23 MIT in NEWMAC Volleyball Tournament Semifinals
    November 07, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 4 seed Babson College defeated host and top-seeded MIT, 25-20, 25-11, 25-22, in the semifinals of the NEWMAC Championship Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers (26-8) have a chance to repeat as conference champions when they take on No. 3 Clark University in the title match at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8 in Rockwell Cage.
  • Tori Wuthrich Receives CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
    November 05, 2015
    AUSTIN, Texas – For the second year in a row MIT junior Tori Wuthrich (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.) was tabbed for Academic All-District accolades as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America 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.
  • NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference Awards
    November 04, 2015
    BOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 60 athletes represented MIT on the 2015 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Fall Academic All-Conference Team. Criteria includes a minimum GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale, achieving second year academic status at his or her institution, and being a member of a varsity team for the entire season.
  • Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Coast Guard, Clinches NEWMAC Regular Season Title
    October 31, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn. – With a 25-15, 25-16, 25-14 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the No. 25 MIT women’s volleyball team captured its second straight NEWMAC regular season title on Saturday afternoon. By securing the No. 1 seed, the Engineers (28-2, 9-1 NEWMAC) earned a first round bye will serve as the host for the NEWMAC Tournament semifinals and championship on Saturday Nov. 7 and Sunday Nov. 8.
  • No. 25 MIT Sweeps Emerson on Senior Night
    October 27, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its final home match of the regular season, the nationally-ranked No. 25 MIT women’s volleyball team defeated NEWMAC foe Emerson College, 25-13, 25-13, 25-15, on Tuesday night. With the win, the Engineers improved to 27-2 on the year and 8-1 in conference play while the Lions dipped to 12-12 overall and 2-6 in the NEWMAC.
  • No. 23 Engineers Win the New England Challenge
    October 24, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – At the inaugural New England Challenge hosted by MIT that featured five regionally-ranked women’s volleyball teams, nationally-ranked No. 23 MIT emerged with the tournament title on Saturday. Standing No. 1 in New England, the Engineers (26-2) defeated No. 7 Middlebury College (25-20, 25-19, 25-22), No. 3 Tufts University (26-24, 16-25, 23-25, 25-16, 16-14), and No. 6 Williams College (25-22, 25-21, 26-28, 24-26, 15-12). Sophomore Alli Davanzo (St. Johns, Fla.) was voted to the All-Tournament Team as junior Tori Wuthrich (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.) was named the Tournament MVP.
  • Babson Defeats No. 23 Women’s Volleyball in Straight Sets
    October 20, 2015
    BABSON PARK, Mass. – Senior Mary Donahue (Braintree, Mass.) led all players with 13 kills and hit .545 while classmate Elizabeth Sullivan (Quincy, Mass.) recorded a match-high 23 digs as Babson College defeated No. 23 MIT, 25-21, 25-19, 25-18, in NEWMAC women’s volleyball action on Tuesday night at Staake Gymnasium.
  • Wuthrich Collects NEWMAC Volleyball Athlete of the Week Accolades
    October 19, 2015
    BOSTON, Mass. – For the first time in her career MIT junior Tori Wuthrich (Howell, Mich.) was selected as the NEWMAC Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week. The award comes after she helped the No. 23 Engineers win all four of their matches last week, capture the MIT Quad Tournament title, and earn Tournament MVP honors.
  • No. 23 MIT Captures MIT Quad Tournament Title
    October 17, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the fourth year in a row and ninth time in tournament history the No. 23 MIT women’s volleyball team won the MIT Quad Tournament on Saturday. The Engineers (23-1) took top honors with a 3-0 ledger, followed by SUNY New Paltz, Western New England University, and St. Lawrence University. Junior Tori Wuthrich (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.) was named the Tournament MVP while classmate Megan Gebhard (Howell, Mich.) earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team.
  • Former Volleyball, Softball Standout Cecilia Warpinski Stuopis ’90 named Director of MIT Medical
    October 15, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cecilia Warpinski Stuopis ’90, who is now vice president and executive medical director for accountable care at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system in New Hampshire, will join MIT later this year as director of MIT Medical. Israel Ruiz, MIT’s executive vice president and treasurer, announced the news on Tuesday in an email to the MIT community.
  • No. 23 Engineers Blank Mount Ida, Register 20th Win
    October 13, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Tough serving that generated 17 aces helped propel the No. 23 MIT women’s volleyball team to a 25-14, 25-14, 25-10 victory over Mount Ida College in a non-conference match on Tuesday night in Rockwell Cage. The decision lifted the Engineers’ ledger to 20-1, marking 23 straight 20-win seasons for the program while head coach Paul Dill’s teams have reached this mark every year during his 20-year tenure.
  • No. 25 Women's Volleyball Defeats Emmanuel, 3-1
    October 08, 2015
    BOSTON, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 25 MIT women's volleyball team extended its winning streak to 14 following a 25-12, 25-14, 17-25, 25-18 victory at Emmanuel College on Thursday night. Sophomore Lisette Tellez (Miami, Fla.) registered her fifth double-double of the season courtesy of a match-high 13 kills and 10 digs as the Engineers improved to 19-1 on the year.
  • Gebhard Records 1000th Kill as No. 25 MIT Sweeps Wellesley
    October 06, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT junior Megan Gebhard (Howell, Mich.) became the 11th player in program history to surpass the 1,000 kill mark as she contributed seven kills to a 25-13, 25-13, 26-24 victory over Wellesley College in a NEWMAC women’s volleyball match on Tuesday. With the win, the nationally-ranked No. 25 Engineers improved to 18-1 overall and 7-0 in conference play while the Blue’s ledger dipped to 7-9 on the season and 4-2 in the NEWMAC.
  • Gebhard Named NEWMAC Volleyball Athlete of the Week
    October 05, 2015
    BOSTON, Mass. – For the second time in her career, MIT junior Megan Gebhard (Howell, Mich.) was the recipient of NEWMAC Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week accolades. The selection comes after tallying 43 kills, five blocks, and five digs as the Engineers won all three of their matches last week.
  • Women's Volleyball Takes Down Wheaton and Framingham State
    October 03, 2015
    NORTON, Mass. – The MIT women’s volleyball team improved to 17-1 overall and 6-0 in NEWMAC play following a tri-match hosted by Wheaton College on Saturday. The Engineers topped Wheaton, 25-17, 26-28, 25-18, 25-21, in a conference battle before taking down Framingham State, 15-25, 25-16, 25-15, 25-13.
  • MIT Battles Clark for Four-Set Victory
    September 29, 2015
    WORCESTER, Mass. – In a match-up of undefeated NEWMAC teams, the MIT women’s volleyball team emerged with a 19-25, 25-16, 25-17, 25-21 victory over Clark University on Tuesday night. The win raised the Engineers’ ledger to 15-1 on the year and 5-0 in the conference while the Cougars moved to 12-2 overall and 4-1 in the NEWMAC.
  • Engineers Sweep Smith and Regis in Volleyball Tri-Match
    September 26, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s volleyball team blanked NEWMAC rival Smith College (25-7, 25-18, 25-20) and local foe Regis College (25-11, 25-9, 25-13) in a home tri-match on Saturday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Regis topped Smith, 11-25, 25-15, 25-14, 25-23.
  • Davanzo Leads MIT Women’s Volleyball over Simmons, 3-1
    September 24, 2015
    BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore Alli Davanzo (St. Johns, Fla.) led the MIT women’s volleyball team with 14 kills as it defeated Simmons College, 19-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-14, on Thursday night at Moore Gymnasium. The Sharks fell to 4-7 on the season while the Engineers improved to 12-1.
  • MIT Blanks Mount Holyoke, 3-0
    September 22, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After a tight first set that saw seven ties and five lead changes, MIT took control and went on to defeat Mount Holyoke College, 25-17, 25-14, 25-6, in a NEWMAC women’s volleyball match on Tuesday night. In two sets, freshman Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) tallied a match-high 10 kills to go along with a .471 hitting percentage and two blocks for the Engineers (11-1, 3-0 NEWMAC). Senior Emma Sweeting (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.) paced the Lyons’ balanced attack with five kills to go along with five digs and a solo block.
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