2014 MIT Men's Volleyball News
March 9, 2014
Engineers Go 2-1 at UVC Crossover
ELMIRA, N.Y. – At the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) Crossover Tournament hosted by Elmira College this past weekend, the No. 3 MIT men’s volleyball team swept Hilbert College and Penn State – Behrend but dropped a five-set battle to Medaille College. The 2-1 performance moved the Engineers’ ledger to 15-4 on the year and 8-2 in UVC action.
March 5, 2014
No. 3 Men's Volleyball Falls to No. 4 Springfield in Three Sets
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – In its annual meeting with in-state rival Springfield College, the nationally-ranked No. 3 MIT men’s volleyball team fell to the No. 4 Pride, 26-24, 25-16, 25-20, on Wednesday night. Senior Kenny Siebert (St. Louis, Mo.) and junior Andrew Busse (Mount Prospect, Ill.) paced the Engineers (13-3) with eight kills apiece as Busse finished with a .467 hitting performance and two blocks.
March 3, 2014
Kenny Siebert Named UVC and ECAC North Player of the Week
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – MIT senior Kenny Siebert (St. Louis, Mo.) was tabbed for United Volleyball Conference (UVC) as well as Corvias Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors after leading the No. 6 Engineers to victories over No. 1 SUNY New Paltz and Elms College. In seven sets of action, he tallied 25 kills, a .553 hitting percentage, eight digs, five blocks, two aces, and one reception error in 30 attempts.
February 27, 2014
MIT Blanks Elms, 3-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men’s volleyball team extended its winning streak to eight following a 25-15, 25-15, 25-16 victory over Elms College on Thursday night. Senior Kenny Siebert (St. Louis, Mo.) and junior Alex Klein (San Diego, Calif.) paced the Engineers’ (13-2) balanced front row as they both registered seven kills and two blocks. Senior Bryson Rainey (Brookline, Mass.) generated a match-high 10 kills for the Blazers (4-9) while adding five digs and two blocks.
February 25, 2014
No. 6 Engineers Outlast No. 1 New Paltz in Five-Set Win
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a back-and-forth battle with nationally-ranked No. 1 SUNY New Paltz, the No. 6 MIT men’s volleyball team registered a 25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 17-25, 16-14 victory on Tuesday night. Senior Kenny Siebert (St. Louis, Mo.) paced the Engineers (12-2, 6-1 UVC) with a match-high 18 kills on a .536 hitting performance to go along with six digs, three blocks, and an ace. The Hawks (13-2, 5-1 UVC) saw four players reach double-digits in kills with freshman Steven Woessner (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) and sophomore Tim Ferriter (Rochester, N.Y.) leading the way with 13 apiece.
February 22, 2014
Men's Volleyball Battles Vassar for Three-Set Victory
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a tight United Volleyball Conference (UVC) match, MIT emerged with a 28-26, 25-21, 25-22 victory over Vassar College on Saturday afternoon. The No. 10 Engineers improved to 11-2 on the year and 5-1 in conference action while the Brewers saw their ledger lower to 3-9 overall and 1-5 in the UVC.
February 20, 2014
No. 10 MIT Defeats No. 6 UC Santa Cruz in Five-Set Thriller
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the first meeting between both programs, the No. 10 MIT men’s volleyball team defeated No. 6 UC Santa Cruz, 20-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-23, 15-13, on Thursday night. With the win, the Engineers improved to 10-2 on the year while the Banana Slugs saw their ledger lower to 7-6.
February 15, 2014
Engineers Defeat Wentworth and CCNY in Men's Volleyball
BOSTON, Mass. – In a back-and-forth battle, the nationally-ranked No. 11 MIT men’s volleyball team emerged with a 22-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 15-10 victory over host Wentworth Institute of Technology on Saturday. Later on in the tri-match, the Engineers (9-2) swept City College of New York, 25-8, 25-14, 25-20.
February 13, 2014
Men's Volleyball Sweeps NYU, 3-0
NEW YORK, N.Y. – On its first road trip to United Volleyball Conference (UVC) rival NYU, the No. 11 MIT men’s volleyball team swept the No. 13 Violets, 25-16, 25-20, 25-21, on Wednesday night. Junior Chris Omahan (Mount Vernon, Ohio) paced the Engineers’ balanced attack with nine kills to go along with a .400 hitting performance, six digs, and two aces.
February 9, 2014
No. 13 MIT Goes 2-1 in UVC Crossover
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Serving as host for the first United Volleyball Conference (UVC) Crossover Tournament of the season, the MIT men’s volleyball team emerged with a 2-1 ledger at the conclusion of the two-day affair. The nationally-ranked No. 13 Engineers (6-2, 3-1 UVC) opened up action with a 19-25, 25-21, 21-25, 25-20, 15-13 victory over No. 7 Elmira College but then fell to No. 6 Nazareth College, 25-23, 25-22, 25-13. MIT bounced back by blanking D’Youville College, 25-17, 25-12, 25-9, on Sunday afternoon.
February 4, 2014
Siebert Reaches Milestone in Sweep of Daniel Webster
NASHUA, N.H. – In a 25-19, 33-31, 25-17 men’s volleyball victory over Daniel Webster College, MIT senior Kenny Siebert (St. Louis, Mo.) surpassed 1,000 career kills courtesy of a nine-kill performance on Tuesday night. He is the sixth player in program history to accomplish this feat as he helped the No. 13 Engineers improve to 4-1 on the year.
February 1, 2014
Men's Volleyball Falls to Harvard in Four Sets
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the annual meeting between crosstown rivals, Harvard University defeated MIT, 17-25, 25-13, 25-17, 25-19, in a non-conference men’s volleyball match on Saturday night. The nationally-ranked No. 12 Engineers suffered their first loss of the season as their ledger lowered to 3-1 while the Crimson improved to 1-3 on the year.
January 27, 2014
Tech Blanks Bard in UVC Debut
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the first United Volleyball Conference (UVC) match in program history, the MIT men’s volleyball team defeated Bard College, 25-12, 25-6, 25-13, on Monday night. With the win, the nationally-ranked No. 12 Engineers improved to 3-0 on the year and 1-0 in the league while the Raptors dipped to 1-4 overall and 0-1 in the UVC.
January 25, 2014
No. 12 MIT Sweeps Newbury and Emerson in Season Opener
BOSTON, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 12 MIT men’s volleyball team kicked off the 2014 season by blanking local foes Newbury College (25-13, 25-18, 25-22) and Emerson College (25-17, 25-22, 25-14) on Saturday afternoon. With the wins, the Engineers start their campaign with a 2-0 ledger.
January 14, 2014
Engineers Earn Spot on AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Members of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) voted the MIT men’s volleyball team to the No. 12 spot in its Division III Men’s Top 15 Coaches Poll as announced on Tuesday. This is the ninth year the Engineers have appeared in the preseason rankings and it extends their streak of consecutive weeks in the national poll to 38.
December 5, 2013
Men's Volleyball Garners Preseason All-America Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men’s volleyball team saw sophomore Brendan Chang (Laytonsville, Md.) and senior Paul Syta (Fairport, N.Y.) secure spots on the inaugural Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Division III Preseason All-America Teams. Chang represented the Engineers on the first team while Syta was among those receiving votes.
August 16, 2013
MIT Volleyball Receives AVCA Team Academic Award
LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the seventh year in a row, the MIT men’s and women’s volleyball teams qualified for the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. Elmira College and Vassar College, fellow league foes for the men in the United Volleyball Conference, were the only other Division III double-honorees as Harvard and Stanford accomplished this feat at the Division I level and rounded out the contingent of men’s award winners.