Four MIT Student-Athletes Receive Capital One Academic All-America At-Large HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Juniors Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.), Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.), and Matt Hohenberger (St. Louis, Mo.) along with senior Anastasia Vishnevetsky (Orange, Conn.) were named to the Capital One Academic All-America at-large team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Tuesday. McShane was voted to the first team, Ubellacker and Hohenberger earned spots on the second team, while Vishnevetsky rounded out the honorees with a selection to the third team. MIT’s four awards is the second-highest tally among Division III programs this year and tied for the second most in Institute history. The Engineers are the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and ranks third across all NCAA divisions with 184 honorees.
MIT Places Five on Capital One Academic All-District At-Large TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Columbus Leonard (Mill Valley, Calif.) and Anastasia Vishnevetsky (Orange, Conn.) along with juniors Matt Hohenberger (St. Louis, Mo.), Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.), and Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) were selected to the Capital One Academic All-District at-large team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday. The five student-athletes will represent MIT on the national ballot and will vie for Academic All-America honors to be voted on later this month.
Hohenberger Named First Team All-America for Men’s VolleyballCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Matt Hohenberger (St. Louis, Mo.) became the first player in the history of the MIT men’s volleyball program to be named first-team All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. He joins Praveen Pamidimukkala ’08, a two-time second-team selection, as the only men’s volleyball players to receive All-America honors.
No. 9 Men's Volleyball Battles Springfield on Senior NightCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the regular-season finale for both teams, nationally-ranked No. 2 Springfield College battled No. 9 MIT for a 25-19, 21-25, 25-21, 25-18 victory in men’s volleyball action on Saturday night. The Engineers (27-8) and the Pride (30-5) hope to earn one of three at-large slots for the inaugural NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball Tournament. The national selection show for the nine-team field will air on Sunday, April 15 at 8:30 p.m. on www.ncaa.com.
No. 9 Engineers Blank NewburyCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Nationally-ranked No. 9 MIT swept local foe Newbury College, 25-15, 25-11, 25-12, in a non-conference men’s volleyball match on Tuesday night. With the win, the Engineers improved to 26-8 on the year while the Nighthawks concluded their season with a record of 8-17.
No. 11 MIT Finishes Second at Men’s Volleyball Scramble TournamentCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Nationally-ranked No. 11 MIT went undefeated en route to second place at the MIT Men’s Volleyball Scramble Tournament this past weekend. No. 2 Springfield College also went through the tournament unscathed; however, the Pride had the advantage in sets won-lost, 12-0 to 12-4, which helped it capture the title. Graduate-student Malcolm Bean (Rochester, N.Y.) and junior Matt Hohenberger (St. Louis, Mo.) represented the Engineers on the all-tournament team.
No. 8 Men's Volleyball Picks Up Two Wins at Endicott TournamentBEVERLY, Mass. – With a 2-2 performance at the Endicott College Tournament, the nationally-ranked No. 8 MIT men’s volleyball team raised its ledger to 21-8 on the year and recorded the program’s eighth straight 20-win season. The Engineers swept New Jersey City University (25-17, 25-16, 25-20) and fell to No. 5 Stevens Institute of Technology (25-17, 26-24, 25-19) on Saturday. The next day, MIT bounced back by blanking Hilbert College (25-17, 25-19, 25-17) but was defeated by No. 11 Vassar College (25-12, 25-17, 26-24). Junior Patrick Vatterott (St. Louis, Mo.) represented the Cardinal and Gray on the all-tournament team.
No. 7 MIT Defeats Newbury and EmmanuelBROOKLINE, Mass. – In a tri-match hosted by Newbury College, the No. 7 MIT men’s volleyball team defeated the Nighthawks, 22-25, 25-15, 25-12, 25-16, and Emmanuel College, 22-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-23, on Saturday afternoon. With the wins, the Engineers improved to 19-6 on the season.
No. 5 Engineers Go 2-2 at Fontbonne TournamentCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This past weekend, No. 5 MIT travelled to St. Louis for the Fontbonne University Men’s Volleyball Tournament. On Friday, the Engineers fell to Milwaukee School of Engineering (21-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-21) and then defeated Thiel College (26-24, 25-17, 25-21). The next day, Tech lost to No. 3 Carthage College (25-14, 23-25, 25-12, 25-22) but bounced back with a win over the host Griffins (25-20, 19-25, 25-20, 25-16).
No. 5 MIT Defeats Mount Ida and No. 6 NYU in Men's Volleyball Tri-MatchCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 5 MIT men’s volleyball team swept Mount Ida College and then outlasted No. 6 NYU in a five-set thriller to improve to 15-4 on the year following Saturday’s tri-match. The victory over NYU was the first for the Engineers since 1991 and it snapped the Violets’ 11-match winning streak. Earlier in the day, NYU defeated Mount Ida in three sets.
No. 5 Men's Volleyball Captures Baruch Invitational TitleNEW YORK, N.Y. – With a 3-1 record, the nationally-ranked No. 5 MIT men’s volleyball team won the Baruch College Invitational this past weekend. On Saturday, the Engineers defeated the No. 12 Bearcats (25-20, 25-20, 25-27, 25-21) but fell to Kean University (26-24, 22-25, 29-27, 25-20). The next day, MIT earned hard-fought victories over No. 15 Emmanuel College (25-17, 23-25, 25-18, 32-30) and No. 7 Stevens Institute of Technology (25-19, 26-24, 18-25, 11-25, 17-15).
No. 5 Engineers Defeat Elms, 3-1CHICOPEE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 5 MIT men’s volleyball team extended its winning streak to five following a 25-14, 25-17, 19-25, 25-13 victory over Elms College on Wednesday night. Sophomore Ken Siebert (St. Louis, Mo.) powered the Engineers with eight kills, six aces, and six digs.
Men's Volleyball Sweeps Its Way to MIT Invitational TitleCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Nationally-ranked No. 5 MIT defeated No. 9 Rivier College, 25-16, 25-19, 25-22, en route to winning the championship of the MIT Men’s Volleyball Invitational on Sunday afternoon. The Engineers also swept Emerson College (25-17, 25-22, 25-13), Stevenson University (25-22, 25-20, 25-13), and York College (N.Y.) (25-17, 25-23, 25-17) to capture their second consecutive title and their fifth overall in the eight-year history of the tournament. Sophomore Ken Siebert (St. Louis, Mo.) was selected to the all-tournament team while senior David Thomas (Carlsbad, Calif.) earned Tournament MVP honors for the second year in a row, becoming the first player to accomplish this feat.
No. 5 MIT Falls to No. 2 Springfield, 3-0, in Men's VolleyballSPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Facing nationally-ranked No. 2 Springfield College for the first time in three seasons, the No. 5 MIT men’s volleyball team fell to the Pride, 25-18, 25-19, 25-15, on Wednesday night. Junior Matt Hohenberger (St. Louis, Mo.) and sophomore Ken Siebert (St. Louis, Mo.) both registered eight kills while Hohenberger earned the Engineers’ only ace of the evening.
No. 6 MIT Falls to Harvard, 3-1CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its annual meeting with crosstown rival Harvard University, the nationally-ranked No. 6 MIT men’s volleyball team fell to the Crimson, 15-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-17, on Saturday night. The loss lowered the Engineers’ record to 5-2 on the year while Harvard improved to 4-0 this season.
No. 6 Men's Volleyball Sweeps Endicott, Dill Earns 200th Win at MITCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its first home match of the season, the nationally-ranked No. 6 MIT men’s volleyball team defeated local foe Endicott College, 25-19, 26-24, 25-18, on Tuesday night. With the win, the Engineers improved to 5-1 on the year and resulted in head coach Paul Dill’s 200th victory during his nine-year tenure in Cambridge. The Gulls, meanwhile, saw their ledger lower to 0-3 for the campaign.
No. 9 Engineers Stun No. 1 Nazareth, Finish Third at Golden Flyer InvitationalROCHESTER, N.Y. – The nationally-ranked No. 9 MIT men’s volleyball team defeated host and reigning national champion Nazareth College, 18-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-22, en route to a third place finish at the Golden Flyer Invitational held this past weekend. The Engineers topped Elmira College (17-25, 19-25, 25-22, 31-29, 16-14) and D’Youville College (25-22, 25-22, 25-19) but fell to No. 5 Juniata College (23-25, 25-18, 26-24, 25-19). Senior Jeremy Velazquez (Chelmsford, Mass.) and junior Matt Hohenberger (St. Louis, Mo.) represented the Cardinal and Gray on the all-tournament team.
No. 9 MIT Defeats Wentworth in Season OpenerBOSTON, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 9 MIT men’s volleyball team kicked off the 2012 season with a 25-16, 21-25, 25-21, 25-16 victory over Wentworth Institute of Technology on Tuesday night. Sophomore Ken Siebert (St. Louis, Mo.) recorded 13 kills, five digs, and four aces, while senior David Thomas (Carlsbad, Calif.) added 11 kills, eight digs, and four aces for the Engineers.
Men’s Volleyball Releases 2012 ScheduleCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The 2012 MIT men’s volleyball team begins its quest for a bid to the inaugural NCAA Division III Championship Tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Wentworth Institute of Technology. The Engineers then compete in the first of seven tournaments as six individual matches and a tri-match round out the schedule.
MIT Volleyball Receives AVCA Team Academic AwardCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT along with Stanford University were the only institutions to have both its men’s and women’s volleyball teams qualify for the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. For the Engineers, this was the third year in a row they were the only Division III institution to accomplish this feat. In addition MIT was the sole representative from the NEWMAC to make the list on the women’s side.