13 Christina Liao
13 Christina Liao
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Warren, N.J.
High School: Watchung Hills Regional
Position: S
Major: Computer Science
m 30
k/s 0.16
h % .094
a/s 10.49
b/s 0.17
sa/s 0.38
d/s 1.73
Career Highs
Assists 57 vs. Clark (Sept. 27, 2016)
Aces 9 vs. Lasell (Sept. 8, 2018)
Digs 12 vs. Wheaton (Oct. 30, 2018 - NEWMAC Tournament Quarterfinal)
Blocks 4 vs. Wellesley (Oct. 4, 2016)
vs. Clark (Nov. 6, 2016 - NEWMAC Championship)

 

2018: AVCA New England All-Region Honorable Mention … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team … NEWMAC Co-Offensive Athlete of the Week (10/15) … MIT Quad Tournament MVP … graduates ranked second all-time at MIT in career assists per set (9.86) and sixth in career assists (2,761) … played 104 sets … 1,091 assists … 180 digs … 39 aces … led the NEWMAC in assists and assists per set … dished out 50 assists versus Williams (10/19) … posted 48 assists against Clark (10/9), followed by 47 versus Coast Guard (9/22) … recorded 40 assists and 10 digs against Babson in the semifinals of the NEWMAC Tournament (11/1) … notched 37 assists and 10 digs at Emerson (10/23) … tallied 30 assists and 12 digs versus Wheaton in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC Tournament (10/30) … racked up nine aces against Lasell (9/8). [SEASON STATISTICS]

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). [SEASON STATISTICS]

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). [SEASON STATISTICS]

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). [SEASON STATISTICS]

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in computer science with a concentration in East Asian studies … was a software engineering intern at YouMeWho … was a software development engineering intern at Amazon where she built an integrated system using Amazon’s machine learning, IoT, and cloud storage systems that uses locally collected data on devices to retrain and incrementally improve machine learning models on the cloud … was an engineering intern at Collective Health where she created a pipeline for health plan implementation data to enable data scientists to perform analytics … helped test a wheelchair-mounted computer vision system for detecting moving objects hidden behind corners in the Distributed Robotics Lab of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory … conducted a UROP at the MIT Media Lab in the Civic Media research group where she built a local news photo viewing app for iOS … 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 20 Middlebury College L, 3-1
Oct 20 Tufts University L, 3-1
Oct 23 at Emerson College W, 3-1
Oct 27 WPI W, 3-1
Oct 30 Wheaton College W, 3-0
Nov 1 Babson College L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 30 10
Sets 104 36
Kills 17 4
Kills per set 0.16 0.11
Errors 11 4
Total Attacks 64 18
Hitting Percentage .094 .000
Assists 1091 392
Assists per set 10.49 10.89
Service Aces 39 11
Service Errors 38 10
Service Aces per set 0.38 0.31
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 180 66
Digs per set 1.73 1.83
Block Solo 3 1
Block Assist 15 4
Block Total 18 5
Blocks per set 0.17 0.14
Block Errors 2 1
Ball Handling Errors 48 13
Points 66.5 18.0
Points per set 0.6 0.5
Matches started 30 10
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 1 vs. SUNY Oswego W, 3-1 1 4 1 0 3 .333 40 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 2 3 5.0
Sep 1 vs. SUNY Poly W, 3-1 1 4 1 1 5 .000 36 1 5 0 8 0 1 0 1 1 2.5
Sep 2 at Morrisville State College W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 3 .333 29 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 6 1.0
Sep 2 vs. Hartwick College W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 2 .000 28 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 5 Gordon College W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 2 .500 33 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 1 2.5
Sep 7 Roger Williams University W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 1 .000 30 1 0 0 8 0 1 0 1 2 1.5
Sep 8 Lasell College W, 3-0 1 3 2 0 2 1.000 25 9 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11.0
Sep 8 Endicott College W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 2 .000 44 2 2 0 7 0 1 0 1 4 2.5
Sep 11 at Springfield College L, 3-1 1 4 1 2 7 -.143 38 1 2 0 9 0 1 0 1 2 2.5
Sep 15 at Smith College W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 1 1.000 33 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 2.0
Sep 15 vs. Simmons University W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 1 1.000 25 1 2 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 2.5
Sep 18 No. 4 Johnson & Wales University L, 3-1 1 4 2 2 6 .000 43 1 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 22 U.S. Coast Guard Academy W, 3-1 1 4 1 1 4 .000 47 1 1 0 6 1 1 1 2 3 3.5
Sep 22 Manhattanville College W, 3-0 1 3 0 1 3 -.333 29 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2.0
Sep 25 at Wheaton College W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 3 .000 41 2 2 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 2.5
Sep 28 at Mount Holyoke College W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 0 - 31 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 2 Babson College W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 1 .000 43 2 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 2.0
Oct 4 at Emmanuel College W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 1 .000 38 1 2 0 4 0 1 0 1 1 1.5
Oct 9 Clark University W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 0 - 48 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 12 King's (Pa.) W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 3 .333 31 3 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 4.0
Oct 13 Utica W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 1 .000 38 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Oct 13 Hunter College W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 1 .000 33 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 2 2 1.0
Oct 16 Wellesley College W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 0 - 29 1 0 0 7 0 1 0 1 2 1.5
Oct 19 Williams College W, 3-1 1 4 1 2 4 -.250 50 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 2.0
Oct 20 Middlebury College L, 3-1 1 4 0 0 2 .000 41 1 2 0 8 0 2 0 2 3 2.0
Oct 20 Tufts University L, 3-1 1 4 0 1 1 -1.000 36 0 1 0 7 0 1 0 1 2 0.5
Oct 23 at Emerson College W, 3-1 1 4 0 1 1 -1.000 37 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Oct 27 WPI W, 3-1 1 4 1 0 1 1.000 45 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 2.0
Oct 30 Wheaton College W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 2 .500 30 0 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 3 1.0
Nov 1 Babson College L, 3-1 1 4 1 0 1 1.000 40 1 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 2 2.0
  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 30 104 17 0.16 11 64 .094 1091 10.49 39 0.38 180 1.73 3 15 18 0.17 66.5 0.6
Total 107 280 38 0.14 24 145 .097 2761 9.86 98 0.35 459 1.64 6 54 60 0.21 169.0 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 30 104 17 0.16 11 64 .094 1091 10.49 39 0.38 180 1.73 3 15 18 0.17 66.5 0.6
Conference 10 36 4 0.11 4 18 .000 392 10.89 11 0.31 66 1.83 1 4 5 0.14 18.0 0.5
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Home 19 66 11 0.17 7 37 .108 715 10.83 28 0.42 120 1.82 1 10 11 0.17 45.0 0.7
Away 7 24 3 0.13 3 16 .000 247 10.29 6 0.25 41 1.71 0 3 3 0.13 10.5 0.4
Neutral 4 14 3 0.21 1 11 .182 129 9.21 5 0.36 19 1.36 2 2 4 0.29 11.0 0.8
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Wins 25 84 13 0.15 6 47 .149 893 10.63 35 0.42 137 1.63 3 11 14 0.17 56.5 0.7
Losses 5 20 4 0.20 5 17 -.059 198 9.90 4 0.20 43 2.15 0 4 4 0.20 10.0 0.5
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September 16 55 12 0.22 7 45 .111 552 10.04 27 0.49 82 1.49 3 8 11 0.20 46.0 0.8
October 13 45 4 0.09 4 18 .000 499 11.09 11 0.24 88 1.96 0 7 7 0.16 18.5 0.4
November 1 4 1 0.25 0 1 1.000 40 10.00 1 0.25 10 2.50 0 0 0 0.00 2.0 0.5