Feb. 20, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Nationally-ranked No. 9 MIT defeated host New Jersey City University, 24-30, 32-30, 30-28, 30-20, to win the championship of the 11th Annual New Jersey City University Gothic Knight Men's Volleyball Invitational Tournament on Saturday. The Engineers (16-0) defeated City College of New York, 30-19, 30-18, 30-18, and No. 14 Ramapo College, 30-23, 30-25, 30-21, in pool play. Praveen Pamidimukkala was selected to the All-Tournament team while Rob McAndrew was named the Tournament MVP. In addition, setter Jordan Wan broke the Institute record for career assists, establishing a new mark of 1,743.
Pamidimukkala totaled 14 kills, three aces, and two assisted blocks in Tech's opening match against CCNY. McAndrew tallied 12 kills while Ryan Dean posted a team-high 12 digs. Michelangelo Raimondi registered four aces and eight digs as Alex Borschow contributed three assisted blocks. Wan dished out 42 assists in the win.
Once again, MIT's offense was paced by Pamidimukkala, who recorded 15 digs against Ramapo. McAndrew led the Engineers' blocking corps with a trio of solo and assisted blocks. He also repeated his performance from the previous match, totaling 12 kills. Dean had a team-high 11 digs and three aces while Wan finished with 10 digs and 39 assists.
In the championship match, McAndrew led the way with 23 kills and four assisted blocks. Pamidimukkala contributed 20 kills while Dean added 10 digs and four aces. Raimondi tallied three aces while Wan posted 53 assists, setting the new Institute career record.