2020 MIT Men's Volleyball News

  • Nelson Named UVC Libero/DS of the Year Again; Three Engineers Earn All-Conference Nods
    March 30, 2020
    Cambridge, Mass. (March 30) - For the third consecutive year, senior Thomas Nelson (San Ramon, Calif.) was honored as the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) Libero/Defensive Specialist of the Year as the league announced its major award winners and All-Conference picks this morning. In addition, sophomore Troy Oliveira (San Diego, Calif.) and first-year Jack Yurkanin (New Lenox, Ill.) earned Honorable Mention accolades on the 2020 All-Conference teams.
  • No. 15 Men's Volleyball Downs Bard and No. 12 MSOE on Saturday
    March 07, 2020
    The No. 15 ranked MIT men's volleyball team bounced back this afternoon with a pair of victories. MIT opened the day with a conference win over Bard in straight sets and then knocked off another nationally-ranked opponent in No. 12 Milwaukee School of Engineering in four sets.
  • No. 3 New Paltz Tops No. 15 Men's Volleyball, 3-1
    March 06, 2020
    In a battle of two of the top programs in the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) this season, the No. 15 MIT men's volleyball team was edged by No. 3 New Paltz in four sets.
  • Yurkanin Powers No. 15 Men's Volleyball to Sweep of Lasell
    March 04, 2020
    Playing as a ranked team for the first time this season, the No. 15 MIT men's volleyball team defeated Lasell University in straight sets tonight by scores of 25-19, 28-26, 25-21. This was the second meeting between the two teams over the past seven days.
  • Troy Oliveira Named Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week
    March 03, 2020
    Cambridge, Mass. (March 3) - MIT men's volleyball sophomore outside hitter Troy Oliveira (San Diego, Calif.) has been named as the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Men's Division III National Player of the Week.
  • Dylan Ryan Named UVC Rookie of the Week
    March 02, 2020
    Cambridge, Mass. (March 2) - After leading the MIT men's volleyball team to a 4-0 week with victories over Lasell University, No. 5 Vassar College, The Sage Colleges and Rivier University, first-year Dylan Ryan (Oviedo, Fla.) was named as the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) Rookie of the Week.
  • Men's Volleyball Pushes Win Streak to 11 With Four Set Victories Over Sage & Rivier
    February 29, 2020
    The MIT men's volleyball team defeated the Sage Colleges in a United Volleyball Conference (UVC) matchup and Rivier University in a non-conference contest in four sets on Saturday afternoon in Albany. The two wins for MIT pushed its win streak to 11 and to the top of the UVC standings.
  • Men's Volleyball Knocks Off No. 5 Vassar in Critical UVC Contest
    February 28, 2020
    Powered by 19 kills from Troy Oliveira (San Diego, Calif.) and 14 kills from Nicholas Gustafson (San Diego, Calif.), the MIT men's volleyball team knocked off No. 5 Vassar College in five sets in a crucial United Volleyball Conference (UVC) matchup on Friday evening in New York.
  • Career Night for Ryan Leads Men's Volleyball Past Lasell in Straight Sets
    February 25, 2020
    Behind double-digit kills from both first-year Dylan Ryan (Oviedo, Fla.) and classmate Jack Yurkanin (New Lenox, Ill.), the MIT men's volleyball team took down Lasell University in straight sets by scores of 25-12, 25-17, 25-21 in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday evening in Cambridge.
  • Nicholas Gustafson Named UVC Rookie of the Week
    February 17, 2020
    Cambridge, Mass. (February 17) - After leading the MIT men's volleyball team to a 3-0 week with victories over Elmira College, Eastern Nazarene College and Emmanuel College, first-year Nicholas Gustafson (San Diego, Calif.) was named as the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) Rookie of the Week.
  • Men's Volleyball Serves Up 3-0 Wins Over Emmanuel and Eastern Nazarene
    February 15, 2020
    The MIT men's volleyball team extended its winning streak to seven with a pair of 3-0 wins over Eastern Nazarene College and Emmanuel College this afternoon. 
  • Men's Volleyball Sweeps Elmira in UVC Opener
    February 14, 2020
    The MIT men's volleyball team hit a season best .443, which included a .778 mark in the third set, tonight in its United Volleyball Conference (UVC) opener as the Engineers swept Elmira College by set scores of 25-16, 25-19, 25-14 on Friday evening in Cambridge.
  • Men's Volleyball Defeats Elms and Illinois Tech in Saturday Tri-Match
    February 08, 2020
    MIT men's volleyball used a career-high 23 kills from sophomore Troy Oliveira (San Diego, Calif.) to come from two sets down to defeat Elms College in five in its opening match before the Engineers swept Illinois Tech in a tri-match played in Cambridge this afternoon.
  • Offense Powers Men's Volleyball to 3-0 Win Over Emmanuel
    February 06, 2020
    Led by seven kills apiece from four different student-athletes, the MIT men's volleyball team picked up a 3-0 win over Emmanuel College in non-conference action on Thursday evening. The Engineers defeated the Saints by scores of 25-16, 25-14, 25-14.
  • Men's Volleyball Splits With No. 13 Endicott and Johnson & Wales on Saturday
    February 01, 2020
    On Saturday afternoon in Beverly, the MIT men's volleyball team split a pair of matches against 13th-ranked Endicott College and Johnson & Wales University. The Engineers opened with a loss to the Gulls in five sets before bouncing back with a straight sets win over the Wildcats to close its week with a 2-2 record.
  • Allen Leads Men's Volleyball to Sweep of Emerson on the Road
    January 31, 2020
    Led by double-digit kills by a career-high 13 kills by Brett Allen (San Jose, Calif.) and 11 kills by Nicholas Gustafson (San Diego, Calif.), the MIT men's volleyball team picked up a win over Emerson College in straight sets by scores of 25-19, 25-17, 25-16. 
  • Men's Volleyball Swept by No. 15 Wentworth
    January 29, 2020
    The MIT men's volleyball team fell to No. 15 Wentworth Institute of Technology in straight sets on the road this evening by set scores of 25-11, 25-21, 25-22.
  • Troy Oliveira Named UVC Player of the Week
    January 28, 2020
    Cambridge, Mass. (January 28) - For the first time in his collegiate career, MIT men's volleyball sophomore outside hitter Troy Oliveira (San Diego, Calif.) has been named as the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) Player of the Week.
  • Men's Volleyball Splits With No. 3 Stevens and Baruch at JWU Invite on Friday
    January 24, 2020
    On Friday evening at the 2020 Johnson & Wales Invitational, the MIT men's volleyball split its pair against No. 3 Stevens and Baruch College. In the opener, Stevens came from behind in the fifth set to defeat the Engineers, 3-2, but MIT bounced back with a four-set win over Baruch College in the late match.
  • Men's Volleyball Makes Quick Work of Regis in Season Opener
    January 17, 2020
    Led by ten kills by sophomore Troy Oliveira (San Diego, Calif.), the MIT men's volleyball team opened its 2020 campaign with a three-set sweep of Regis College on Friday evening. The Engineers defeated the Pride by set scores of 25-9, 25-15, 25-12 and hit .328 as a group tonight.
  • Men's Volleyball Introduces 2020 Recruiting Class to Join Program This Season
    September 26, 2019
    The MIT men's volleyball team has announced its incoming recruiting class for the 2020 season as six student-athletes will join the program, which will be under the direction of third-year head coach Todd Elwell.