13 Christina Liao
13 Christina Liao
Height: 5-8
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Warren, N.J.
High School: Watchung Hills Regional
Position: S
Major: Computer Science
m 21
k/s 0.21
h % .174
a/s 8.42
b/s 0.24
sa/s 0.13
d/s 1.68

2017: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … currently ranks eighth all-time at MIT in career assists (1,670) … played in 38 sets … 320 assists … 64 digs … ranked fifth in the NEWMAC in assists per set (8.42) … produced 34 assists, nine digs, and two aces against Smith (9/16) … totaled 34 assists and six digs versus Mount Holyoke (9/30) … dished out 33 assists against Simmons (9/16) … registered 28 assists versus Emerson (10/24).

2016: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … played in 105 sets … 1,164 assists … 47 aces … ranked third in the nation in assists per set (11.09), which led the NEWMAC and ranks fourth all-time at time … was second in the NEWMAC in assists and ninth in aces … tallied 57 assists and nine digs against Clark (9/27) … produced 53 assists and six digs versus Swarthmore (10/15) … registered 50 assists and eight digs against Tufts (10/22) … generated 49 assists, seven digs, and six aces at Emerson (10/25) … recorded a double-double on 34 assists and 11 digs to go along with four blocks at Wellesley (10/4).

2015: Played in 33 sets ... 186 assists ... recorded 25 assists and six digs at Simmons (9/24) ... dished out 19 assists versus Western New England (10/17), followed by 17 against Emerson (10/27), and 16 versus Smith (9/26).

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in computer science … was a software engineering intern at YouMeWho … conducted a UROP at the MIT Media Lab in the Civic Media research group studying iOS development … was an engineering intern at Collective Health … MIT Pokemon Club president, previously served as the vice-president.

Why I Chose MIT: MIT has a mixture of intense academics and student culture that few other colleges could provide, as well as one of the nation's best engineering programs. I wanted to go to a school that challenged me academically while having a student body that still manages to have fun and support each other, and MIT satisfied all of the requirements I gave myself when choosing schools. The additional opportunity to participate as a student-athlete here is an even greater asset, which allows me to fulfill my athletic aspirations here along with my pursuit for a future in engineering.

High School: A 2015 graduate of Watchung Hill Regional High School ... captain ... two-time Central Jersey second team ... two-time Skyland Conference second team ... Somerset County Scholar Athlete ... eclipsed 1,000 career assists ... three-time varsity letterwinner ... valedictorian ... National Honor Society ... Chinese Language Honor Society ... High Honor Roll ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... Christopher Noble Ingrassia Memorial Scholarship ... New Jersey Science League ... Experimental Research ... FIRST Robotics.

Club: Princeton Volleyball Club (one year), Central Jersey Volleyball Academy (one year), Atlantic Valley Volleyball Club (two years) ... earned GEVA's bid to USAV Junior National Championship in the 18 American division.

Recent Games
Oct 28 at WPI W, 3-0
Nov 4 Wheaton College W, 3-2
Nov 5 Wellesley College W, 3-0
Nov 10 vs. Maine Maritime W, 3-0
Nov 11 vs. Tufts University W, 3-2
Nov 12 at No. 8 Johnson & Wales University L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 21 6
Sets 38 13
Kills 8 3
Kills per set 0.21 0.23
Errors 4 2
Total Attacks 23 8
Hitting Percentage .174 .125
Assists 320 122
Assists per set 8.42 9.38
Service Aces 5 4
Service Errors 19 10
Service Aces per set 0.13 0.31
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 64 29
Digs per set 1.68 2.23
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 9 2
Block Total 9 2
Blocks per set 0.24 0.15
Block Errors 1 0
Ball Handling Errors 18 6
Points 17.5 8.0
Points per set 0.5 0.6
Matches started 5 2
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 2 vs. Alfred State College W, 3-0 1 2 1 0 3 .333 21 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 2.0
Sep 2 vs. Keystone College W, 3-0 - 1 0 1 1 -1.000 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 3 vs. Penn State-Behrend W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 17 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Sep 3 vs. SUNY Oswego W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Gordon College W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 8 Roger Williams University W, 3-0 - 1 0 0 0 - 10 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Sep 9 Endicott College W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 22 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 2 2 1.0
Sep 9 No. 15 University of La Verne W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 12 Springfield College W, 3-1 - 1 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 1 1 0.5
Sep 16 Smith College W, 3-0 1 3 1 1 3 .000 34 2 2 0 9 0 1 0 1 1 3.5
Sep 16 Simmons University W, 3-0 1 3 1 1 4 .000 33 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 2.5
Sep 19 at Colby-Sawyer College W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 4 .750 32 0 3 0 4 0 1 1 1 3 3.5
Sep 23 at U.S. Coast Guard Academy W, 3-0 - 1 0 0 0 - 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 23 vs. Hunter College W, 3-0 - 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 26 Wheaton College W, 3-0 - 2 0 1 1 -1.000 22 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
Sep 29 at Johnson & Wales University L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Mount Holyoke College W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 2 .500 34 1 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 2.0
Sep 30 Keene State College W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 3 at Babson College W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Emmanuel College W, 3-0 - 2 0 0 2 .000 24 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 10 at Clark University W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 SUNY Oneonta W, 3-0 - 1 0 0 0 - 13 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 17 at Wellesley College W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 vs. Tufts University L, 3-1 - 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
Oct 21 at Williams College W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 vs. Middlebury College W, 3-1 - 1 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Oct 24 Emerson College W, 3-0 - 3 1 0 2 .500 28 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 28 at WPI W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Wheaton College W, 3-2 - 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Nov 5 Wellesley College W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 vs. Maine Maritime W, 3-0 - 1 0 0 0 - 9 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0.5
Nov 11 vs. Tufts University W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at No. 8 Johnson & Wales University L, 3-2 - 1 0 0 0 - 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  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 22 33 1 0.03 0 9 .111 186 5.64 7 0.21 29 0.88 0 3 3 0.09 9.5 0.3
2016-17 34 105 12 0.11 9 49 .061 1164 11.09 47 0.45 186 1.77 3 27 30 0.29 75.5 0.7
2017-18 21 38 8 0.21 4 23 .174 320 8.42 5 0.13 64 1.68 0 9 9 0.24 17.5 0.5
2018-19 11 37 9 0.24 3 29 .207 361 9.76 20 0.54 56 1.51 2 6 8 0.22 34.0 0.9
Total 88 213 30 0.14 16 110 .127 2031 9.54 79 0.37 335 1.57 5 45 50 0.23 136.5 0.6
  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 21 38 8 0.21 4 23 .174 320 8.42 5 0.13 64 1.68 0 9 9 0.24 17.5 0.5
Conference 6 13 3 0.23 2 8 .125 122 9.38 4 0.31 29 2.23 0 2 2 0.15 8.0 0.6
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 23 4 0.17 3 15 .067 222 9.65 5 0.22 50 2.17 0 5 5 0.22 11.5 0.5
Away 3 5 3 0.60 0 4 .750 36 7.20 0 0.00 5 1.00 0 1 1 0.20 3.5 0.7
Neutral 7 10 1 0.10 1 4 .000 62 6.20 0 0.00 9 0.90 0 3 3 0.30 2.5 0.3
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Wins 19 36 8 0.22 4 23 .174 317 8.81 5 0.14 64 1.78 0 9 9 0.25 17.5 0.5
Losses 2 2 0 0.00 0 0 - 3 1.50 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
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September 13 27 7 0.26 4 19 .158 241 8.93 4 0.15 46 1.70 0 8 8 0.30 15.0 0.6
October 5 8 1 0.13 0 4 .250 68 8.50 1 0.13 16 2.00 0 0 0 0.00 2.0 0.3
November 3 3 0 0.00 0 0 - 11 3.67 0 0.00 2 0.67 0 1 1 0.33 0.5 0.2