August 3, 2010
MIT Volleyball Receives AVCA Team Academic Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - For the second year in row, MIT was the lone Division III program to have its mens and womens volleyball teams qualify for the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award. The Engineers were the sole representatives on the Division III mens list and joined Harvard University and Stanford University as the only institutions to double-up on AVCA accolades.
July 21, 2010
MIT Finishes 11th in Directors’ Cup Rankings
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming on the heels of one of the most successful campaigns in Institute history, MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. This was the highest ranking for the Engineers in the 14-year history of the program and the first time they were the best performers in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
March 9, 2010
Alex May and Liz Theurer Receive NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Seniors Alex May and Liz Theurer were awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships following the 2009 fall season. May, an outside hitter on the womens volleyball team, and Theurer, a forward for the womens soccer squad, became the first athletes from their respective programs to earn this honor.
February 23, 2010
Womens Volleyball Receives NEWVA Academic Team Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT womens volleyball program was one of seven teams to earn the New England Womens Volleyball Association (NEWVA) Academic Team Award. Squads must attain a minimum grade point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale during the fall semester.
December 15, 2009
Samantha Lampert Honored by Yankee Volleyball Association
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Samantha Lampert, currently in her sixth season as an assistant coach with MITs mens and womens volleyball teams, was a recipient of the Rick Pierce Award which was presented by the Yankee Volleyball Association this past weekend. Named in his memory, the award is given annually to one man and one woman who exemplify the characteristics that made Pierce so special: great sportsmanship, a respected player, and a person who volunteers their time to the sport without need for compensation or recognition.
November 24, 2009
Alex May Earns Academic All-America Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Alex May made history for the MIT womens volleyball program by being voted to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Volleyball First Team. With her selection, May became the first player in the programs history to earn multiple Academic All-America accolades as she was a Third-Team pick last year. In addition, May is only the second person to represent the Engineers on the First Team; former teammate Amanda Morris 08 accomplished this feat in 2007.
November 16, 2009
May and Cleeland Receive AVCA and NEWVA Accolades
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The awards continue to roll in for seniors Alex May and Barden Cleeland following the announcement of the New England Womens Volleyball Association (NEWVA) and American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-New England Teams.
November 12, 2009
NEWMAC Announces Academic All-Conference Teams
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference recently announced the 2009 NEWMAC Fall Academic All-Conference Team. Thirty-five MIT athletes were recognized by the conference for their performance in the classroom.
November 10, 2009
Womens Volleyball Collects NEWMAC Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the second year in a row, the MIT womens volleyball team received four honors from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) following the announcement of its postseason awards on Tuesday. The Engineers' individual total equals the program-high initially established in 2002.
November 7, 2009
Wellesley Tops Women's Volleyball in NEWMAC Championship
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. With a 25-14, 25-13, 25-19 victory over host MIT, Wellesley College captured its second New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Womens Volleyball crown in three years. The No. 2-seeded Blue improved to 23-9 on the year and earned a spot in the upcoming NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. The Engineers (27-8) will await the announcement of an at-large bid, which will be released on Monday, Nov. 9.
November 6, 2009
Engineers Sweep Coast Guard, Advance to NEWMAC Championship
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. With a 25-19, 25-20, 25-21 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the MIT womens volleyball team earned a spot in the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship Tournament Final for the second time in three years. The top-seeded Engineers (27-7) will take on No. 2 Wellesley College in the title match on Saturday, Nov. 7.
November 4, 2009
Barden Cleeland Cops NEWMAC Player of the Week Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Senior Barden Cleeland was voted the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Womens Volleyball Player of the Week after powering the Engineers to a pair of wins and averaging 2.83 kills, a .519 hitting percentage, 0.83 digs, 0.67 aces, and 0.33 blocks per game. She became the third MIT player to earn this honor this season.
November 3, 2009
MIT Blanks Clark in NEWMAC Quarterfinal
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. A balanced outing by the MIT womens volleyball team helped power it to a 25-11, 25-16, 25-8 victory over Clark University in a quarterfinal match of the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship Tournament. The top-seeded Engineers will host the remainder of the NEWMAC Tournament with semifinal action beginning on Friday, Nov. 6 and the title match occurring on Saturday, Nov. 7.
October 31, 2009
Women's Volleyball Sweeps Mount Holyoke on Senior Day
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. With a 25-4, 25-16, 25-11 victory over Mount Holyoke College, the MIT womens volleyball team posted an undefeated mark of 9-0 in the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and improved to 25-7 on the year. The Lyons finished their season with an overall record of 4-22 and a 0-9 ledger in NEWMAC action.
October 28, 2009
Engineers Top Wellesley, Capture NEWMAC Regular Season Crown
WELLESLEY, Mass. In a key late season NEWMAC match-up, MIT defeated Wellesley College, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 25-23 at the Keohane Sports Center on Tuesday night. With the win, the Engineers clinched the No. 1 seed for the upcoming NEWMAC Championship Tournament which kicks off on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
October 26, 2009
MIT Places Fourth at Hall of Fame Tournament
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Facing several of the top teams in New England, the MIT womens volleyball team posted a fourth-place finish and 1-2 mark at the Hall of Fame Tournament this past weekend. The Engineers opened up play with a 21-25, 24-26, 25-17, 25-21, 15-9 come-from-behind victory over Brandeis University. On Saturday, Tech fell to regionally-ranked No. 1 and top seed Tufts University (25-17, 25-15, 25-23) before losing to No. 8 ranked Amherst College in a back-and-forth five-set battle (20-25, 25-18, 19-25, 25-16, 15-9).
October 20, 2009
Engineers Fight Off Babson, 3-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT womens volleyball team fought off formidable New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Babson College, 25-14, 26-24, 25-20, on Tuesday night. With the win, the Engineers improved to 22-5 on the year and 7-0 in conference action while the Beavers dipped to 12-10 overall and 4-3 in the NEWMAC.
October 19, 2009
Tech Takes Second Place at MIT Quad Tournament
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. With a 2-1 ledger, the Engineers secured second place at the MIT Quad Tournament and also recorded the programs 14th straight 20-win season on Saturday. The Cardinal and Gray (21-5) opened up play by sweeping Eastern Connecticut State University, 25-16, 25-14, 25-17, before falling to UMass Boston, 25-20, 19-25, 13-25, 25-14, 15-8, in a five-set thriller. MIT bounced back by defeating St. Lawrence University, 25-22, 25-14, 21-25, 25-16. Alex May and Jenny Li represented MIT on the All-Tournament Team.
October 17, 2009
UMass Boston Claims First Place at MIT Quad Tournament
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. In its first appearance at the MIT Quad Tournament, the UMass Boston womens volleyball team captured first place courtesy of an undefeated outing on Saturday. The Beacons topped St. Lawrence University, 25-27, 25-19, 25-10, 25-19, before outlasting the host Engineers, 25-20, 19-25, 13-25, 25-14, 15-8. MIT secured second place with a 2-1 ledger, followed by St. Lawrence (1-2) and Eastern Connecticut State University (0-2).
October 14, 2009
MIT Defeats WPI, Remains Perfect in NEWMAC Play
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Following a 14-25, 25-12, 25-18, 25-19 over host WPI, the MIT womens volleyball team improved to 19-4 on the year and 6-0 in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action.
October 13, 2009
Jenny Li Selected NEWMAC Athlete of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Following a 2-0 week for MIT, Jenny Li was named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Womens Volleyball Athlete of the Week. The junior outside and middle hitter averaged 3.29 kills, 1.57 digs, 0.43 blocks, and a .463 hitting percentage.
October 8, 2009
Women's Volleyball Defeats Rivier, 3-1
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. In the inaugural meeting between both programs, the MIT womens volleyball team emerged with a 22-25, 25-19, 25-11, 25-17 victory over Rivier College on Thursday night. The Engineers, winners of seven straight matches, saw their record improve to 18-4 on the year while the Raiders ledger dipped to 10-10 overall.
October 6, 2009
Engineers Top Wheaton in Three
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT womens volleyball team remained unblemished in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action following a 25-18, 25-10, 25-20 victory over Wheaton College on Tuesday night. With the win, the Engineers improved to 17-4 on the year and 5-0 in conference play while the Lyons dipped to 10-9 overall and 1-4 in the NEWMAC.
October 4, 2009
MIT Takes Second Place at Tufts Invitational
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Although both MIT and Tufts went undefeated this past weekend at the Tufts University Womens Volleyball Invitational, the host Jumbos came away with the crown based on tie-breaking procedures. Tufts dropped only one set during the tournament while the Engineers (16-4) surrendered a pair in four matches. Barden Cleeland represented the Cardinal and Gray on the All-Tournament Team.
September 30, 2009
Womens Volleyball Rallies Past Coast Guard
NEW LONDON, Conn. - Senior Barden Cleeland posted 15 kills, a .406 hitting percentage, and eight blocks while classmate Alex May totaled 12 kills and 13 digs to help power MIT to a 14-25, 25-21, 25-22, 19-25, 15-13 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Tuesday. In the battle of New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) unbeatens, the Engineers (12-4, 4-0 NEWMAC) ended the Bears home winning streak at 25 and handed them their first loss of the season.
September 28, 2009
Engineers Go 2-2 at MIT Invitational
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. This past weekend MIT finished in sixth place at the MIT Womens Volleyball Invitational. The Engineers (11-4) defeated Colby-Sawyer College (25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 25-13) before falling to Connecticut College (25-22, 25-17, 11-25, 25-14) on Friday. The next day, MIT came back from two sets down to outlast Bowdoin College (16-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-23, 15-7) before losing to Springfield College (25-18, 25-17, 25-21).
September 26, 2009
Tufts Defeats Williams College for MIT Volleyball Invitational Crown
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the second year in a row Tufts University came out on top as it defeated Williams College, 26-24, 25-21, 25-20, to capture the MIT Womens Volleyball Invitational Championship on Saturday. Tufts fought off Connecticut College, last years runner-up, to advance to the title match while Williams swept Wesleyan University en route to its first championship match appearance since 2003.
September 22, 2009
Kelly Schulte Named NEWMAC Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the first time in her career Kelly Schulte was selected the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Womens Volleyball Player of the Week. In a 2-0 week for MIT, she averaged 3.67 kills, 1.17 aces, 1.67 digs, 0.83 blocks, and a .600 hitting percentage.
September 22, 2009
MIT Tops Springfield; May Records 1000th Kill
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. With a 25-20, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22 decision, the MIT womens volleyball team topped previously undefeated Springfield College in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest on Tuesday night. Senior Alex May recorded a match-high 19 kills for the Engineers (9-2, 3-0 NEWMAC) to become the eighth player in the programs history to surpass the 1,000-kill mark.
September 21, 2009
MIT Sweeps Smith in NEWMAC Action
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. In its second conference match of the week, the MIT womens volleyball team topped Smith College, 25-23, 25-17, 25-19, on Saturday. With the win, the Engineers improved to 8-2 on the year and 2-0 in the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
September 15, 2009
Women's Volleyball Cruises Past Clark, 3-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. In the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opener for both squads, the MIT womens volleyball team posted a 25-9, 25-16, 25-14 decision over visiting Clark University on Tuesday night. With the win, the Engineers improve to 7-2 on the year and 1-0 in conference play while the Cougars dipped to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the NEWMAC.
September 13, 2009
Engineers Split at Buttermaker Tournament
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT womens volleyball team recorded a 2-2 mark at the Buttermaker Tournament hosted by Muhlenberg College this past weekend. The Engineers (6-2) topped DeSales University (25-13, 25-18, 18-25, 25-15) and Moravian College (25-20, 25-22, 20-25, 25-19) before falling to nationally-ranked No. 22 Haverford College (25-22, 25-21, 25-21) and York College (Pa.) (25-16, 25-20, 19-25, 19-25, 15-9). Barden Cleeland represented the Cardinal and Gray on the All-Tournament Team.
September 10, 2009
MIT Announces 2009 Fall Webcasting Schedule
September 9, 2009
Womens Volleyball Sweeps RIC
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Alex May had a solid outing in MITs 25-19, 25-19, 25-22 victory over host Rhode Island College on Tuesday night. In two sets, the senior outside hitter registered 12 kills, a .429 hitting percentage, eight digs, and two blocks as the Engineers improved to 4-0 on the year.
September 7, 2009
MIT Captures Gordon Invitational Crown
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Facing the same opponents for the second year in a row, the outcome was the same as the MIT womens volleyball team opened the 2009 campaign by winning the Gordon College Invitational for the eighth straight season. The Engineers swept Endicott College (25-17, 25-22, 25-14) and Keene State College (25-16, 25-23, 25-12) before topping the host Fighting Scots (25-10, 25-20, 24-26, 25-17) on Saturday. Katrina Ellison was named the Tournament MVP while rookie Katie Spielbauer was tabbed for All-Tournament Team honors.