3 - Matt Hohenberger
Matt Hohenberger
Height: 6-7
Year: Jr.
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: St. Louis University (HS)
Position: OH
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Team: St. Louis High Performance

2012: Played in 112 sets...365 kills...0.323 hitting percentage...46 aces...76 digs...60 blocks...led the team in kills, ranked second in aces, and fifth in blocks...was 18th in the country in hitting percentage and 24th in aces per set (.41) and kills per set (3.26)...broke the MIT record for career aces with 185 (previous mark was 160)...set the MIT record for kills in a four-set match with 27 versus Springfield (4/14)...also had 21 kills versus Emmanuel (2/26) and 20 against NYU (3/3)...tallied a season-high five aces versus Emmanuel (2/26)...racked up eight digs against Philadelphia Biblical (4/7)...totaled six blocks versus Elmira (1/27)...Capital One Academic All-America At-Large second team...AVCA first team All-America...Capital One academic all-district at-large team...Nazareth College Golden Flyer Invitational all-tournament team...MIT Scramble Tournament all-tournament team...MIT COOP Student-Athlete of the Week (1/30)...MIT 1000 Kill Club...MIT Team MVP...currently ranks first at MIT in career hitting percentage (.375) and aces per set (.66), fifth in kills (1,015) and kills per set (3.61), and is tied for 10th in solo blocks (42).

2011: Played in 64 sets...248 kills...0.441 hitting percentage...35 aces...35 blocks...ranked second on the team in kills and aces...registered 21 kills at SUNY New Paltz (1/23)...earned five aces at Wentworth (1/11)...collected eight digs at Southern Vermont (1/28)...posted four blocks against Vassar (2/26) and New Jersey City (2/26)...MIT COOP Student-Athlete of the Week (1/24)...SUNY New Paltz Hawks Tournament MVP...NECVA New England Division Player of the Week (2/14)...NECVA New England first team all-division...NECVA second team all-conference...NECVA All-Academic Team.

2010: Played in 105 sets...402 kills...0.389 hitting percentage...104 aces...62 blocks...led the team in kills and aces...broke MIT record for aces in a season...led the nation in aces per set...posted 26 kills at Endicott (2/21)...also had 20-kill matches versus Vassar (20 on 2/6) and Newbury (22 on 3/2)...notched seven aces against Southern Vermont (1/29) and Wentworth (2/11)...collected six digs at Newbury (2/2)...totaled six blocks at Endicott (2/21)...Endicott College Invitational All-Tournament Team...recipient of The Varsity Club Award which goes to MIT's male freshman athlete of the year...six-time NECVA New England Division Rookie of the Week...named the NECVA Rookie of the Week twice...NECVA Rookie of the Year...NECVA second team all-conference...NECVA New England Division Rookie of the Year...NECVA New England first team all-division...NECVA Championship first team all-tournament.

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering...spent six weeks during the summer of 2011 in Tanzania redesigning locally make wheelchairs...Delta Upsilon.

Why I Chose MIT: After visiting the school and meeting with the team during my Senior year, I discovered that I would be playing volleyball at a high level and getting a great education while making great friends. I was excited about the fact that the guys on the team appreciated each other's hard work both on the court and in the classroom, and that as a Freshmen I was assigned an academic mentor to help me whenever I needed it. I realized that by coming to MIT to play volleyball, I was joining a great atmosphere among my teammates and friends.

High School: A 2009 graduate of St. Louis University High School...also played water polo where he was a two-time all-state goalie...AP Scholar...First Honors.

Club: St. Louis CYC (five years), St. Louis High Performance Volleyball Club (four years).

Personal: Son of John and Susan Hohenberger.