2014 MIT Women's Volleyball News

September 13, 2014
Women's Volleyball Captures MIT Invitational Crown
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s volleyball team swept its way to the 2014 MIT Invitational title on Saturday afternoon, claiming its sixth championship in the 25-year history of the tournament. The Engineers (11-1) blanked Emmanuel College (28-26, 25-13, 25-15) and Connecticut College (25-17, 25-20, 25-12) on Friday before wrapping up the tournament with victories over Bates College (27-25, 25-17, 25-21) and Endicott College (25-21, 25-17, 25-17). Senior Nicole Gagnier (Atlanta, Ga.) was named the Tournament MVP while sophomore Megan Gebhard (Howell, Mich.) earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team.

September 6, 2014
Engineers Finish Second at Vassar Invitational
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The MIT women’s volleyball team compiled a 3-1 ledger as it was the runner-up at the Vassar College Invitational this past weekend. The Engineers (7-1) fell to SUNY New Paltz in the opener (21-25, 19-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-13) before outlasting the host Brewers, 23-25, 25-9, 27-29, 25-19, 15-9, in Friday’s nightcap. MIT made quick work of its opponents on Saturday as it swept the College of Mount Saint Vincent (25-9, 25-13, 25-14) and Ramapo College (25-17, 25-16, 25-19). Senior Nicole Gagnier (Atlanta, Ga.) represented the Cardinal and Gray on the All-Tournament Team.

September 2, 2014
Gebhard Named NEWMAC Volleyball Player of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – MIT sophomore Megan Gebhard (Howell, Mich.) was tabbed for NEWMAC Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week accolades on Tuesday. In a 4-0 weekend that saw the Engineers win the Regis College Pride Invitational, she was voted the Tournament MVP after racking up 38 kills, a .533 hitting percentage, and three blocks.

August 30, 2014
Women’s Volleyball Captures Pride Invitational Crown
WESTON, Mass. – In its fourth straight appearance at the Regis College Pride Invitational, the MIT women’s volleyball team secured its fourth championship title on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers (4-0) opened the weekend by defeating Gordon College, 25-16, 25-16, 21-25, 25-21, and then swept Eastern Nazarene College (25-17, 25-9, 25-14) and the host Pride (25-20, 25-21, 25-16). MIT concluded the tournament by blanking Gordon, 25-9, 25-12, 25-15, in the finale. Sophomore Megan Gebhard (Howell, Mich.) was voted the Tournament MVP while freshman Alli Davanzo (St. Johns, Fla.) represented the Cardinal and Gray on the All-Tournament Team.

August 20, 2014
Kristine Bunker '14 Represents MIT Volleyball in Costa Rica
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Last month Kristine Bunker ’14 (Falmouth, Mass.) of the MIT women’s volleyball team traveled to Costa Rica for a week of teaching and competition courtesy of USA Athletes International. She received the invitation in January following her selection as an All-America honorable mention by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

August 5, 2014
Women's Volleyball Receives AVCA Team Academic Award
LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the eighth year in a row, the MIT women’s volleyball team qualified for the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. The college ranks produced 354 programs that met the requirements, including 126 Division III teams.