Chang and Syta Collect AVCA All-America Honors
LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the second year in a row, the MIT men's volleyball received multiple All-America accolades from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Sophomore Brendan Chang (Laytonsville, Md.) was placed on the First Team for the second time in his career while senior Paul Syta (Fairport, N.Y.) earned a spot on the Second Team, marking his first honor from the association.
Chang, the only two-time first-team selection in program history and third overall, was previously named the Libero/Defensive Specialist of the Year by the United Volleyball Conference (UVC). He currently ranks second in the nation in digs per set while contributing to a serve receive that limits conference opponents to 0.92 aces per set.
Syta, the first setter to represent MIT on the list, was seventh in the UVC in assists per set (7.35). He helped the Engineers rank seventh in the country in assists, 10th in kills, and 15th in hitting percentage.