April 23, 2013

Hohenberger and Chang Earn AVCA All-America Honors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the first time in the history of the MIT men's volleyball program, two players were selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America team as freshman Brendan Chang (Laytonsville, Md.) earned a spot on the first team while senior Matt Hohenberger (St. Louis, Mo.) was tabbed to the second team. In addition, Hohenberger became the second MIT men's volleyball player to be a two-time honoree as he was voted to the first team last season.

An outside hitter, Hohenberger graduates as MIT's all-time leader in aces in a career (238) and a season (104) along with aces per set for a career (0.60) and season (0.99). He ranks second in career kills (1,495), fourth in hitting percentage (.337), and fifth in career kills per set (3.76). This year, Hohenberger placed third in the nation in kills per set (4.10) and 17th in aces per set (0.45).

Chang, one of only three freshmen to be recognized by the AVCA, is the first freshman and libero at MIT to earn All-America honors. On the strength of his Institute-record 446 digs, he stands second in the country in digs and digs per set (3.35). As the Engineers' primary passer, Chang generated a .950 reception percentage as he committed 29 reception errors in 584 attempts.