Men's Volleyball Sweeps its Way to MIT Scramble Tournament Title

Senior Alex Klein and junior Brendan Chang
Senior Alex Klein and junior Brendan Chang

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its final outing of the season, the MIT men's volleyball captured its second straight MIT Scramble Tournament title on Saturday. The Engineers blanked Lehman College (25-12, 25-13, 25-17), Bard College (25-17, 25-14, 25-20), and Endicott College (25-21, 25-23, 25-15) to finish the year with a record of 18-11. Senior Alex Klein (San Diego, Calif.) was named the Tournament MVP while junior Brendan Chang (Laytonsville, Md.) secured a spot on the All-Tournament Team.

In the opener with Lehman on Friday night, senior Andrew Busse (Mount Prospect, Ill.) paced MIT with eight kills, a .538 hitting performance, and two blocks. Klein and sophomore Sean Kropp (Fairless Hills, Pa.) both recorded seven kills while senior Chris Omahan (Mount Vernon, Ohio) produced five kills and four digs. Junior Jordan Lucier (Torrance, Calif.) led the back row with six digs, followed by four from classmate Suyash Fulay (Wexford, Pa.). Freshman Jack Serrino (Glencoe, Ill.) bolstered the defense with a match-high three blocks while freshmen Tom Leech (Meadville, Pa.) and Andrew Hall (Lynnfield, Mass.) earned three and two aces, respectively. Chang totaled 25 assists and two blocks as freshman Steve Lonhart (Santa Cruz, Calif.) added six assists.

Busse led all players with 10 kills to go along with a .412 hitting effort versus Bard. Klein and Serrino both contributed nine kills as Klein notched six digs. Sophomore Martin Krasuski (Aurora, Ill.) tacked on six kills and six digs while Lucier collected 12 digs. Chang generated 33 assists and 10 digs as Leech added two aces.

In what proved to be the championship match against Endicott, Klein produced a match-high 17 kills while Serrino posted 11 kills and two blocks. Omahan tallied 10 kills, eight digs, two aces, and two blocks as Lucier racked up 14 digs. Krasuski totaled eight digs while Busse chipped in two blocks. Chang rounded out the squad with 37 assists, six digs, and two blocks.