March 4, 2010

Lee and Becherer Receive NECVA New England Plaudits

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second time this season, the MIT men’s volleyball team swept the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division weekly awards. Both first-time honorees, Tim Lee was chosen as the division’s Player of the Week while Alex Becherer earned Rookie of the Week accolades.

Lee compiled 71 assists, 13 digs, five kills, three blocks, and one ace in seven sets. He recorded 10 assists, four digs, and one ace in a brief outing against Southern Vermont College. In another one-set performance versus Elms College, Lee posted nine assists, one kill, and one dig. He closed the week with 52 assists, eight digs, three kills, and three blocks in a five-set battle with Emmanuel College.

Becherer tallied 30 kills, a .379 hitting percentage, 23 digs, 10 blocks, six aces, and 47 errorless service receptions in 11 sets. He notched eight digs, three kills, and two aces versus Southern Vermont before racking up 10 kills, a .563 hitting percentage, four digs, three aces, and two blocks against Elms. Becherer amassed 17 kills, a .364 hitting performance, 11 digs, eight blocks, and an ace in MIT’s win over Emmanuel.