Albertus Magnus College
Men's Volleyball Weekly Preview
Albertus Magnus College (0-0)
Medgar Evers College (0-1)
Feb. 2 • 7 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.
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A NEW YEAR
The Albertus Magnus College men's volleyball volleyball team looks to open the 2017 season on a high note as the Falcons battle Medgar Evers on Feb. 2nd at "The Nest".
ALL-TIME VS. MEDGAR EVERS
Albertus Magnus leads the all-time series over Medgar Evers 4-0.
LAST YEAR VS. MEDGAR EVERS
GAME 1: Albertus Magnus 3 | Medgar Evers 0
SET SCORES: 25-22 (AMC), 25-22 (AMC) and 25-15 (AMC)
FALCONS TABBED EIGHTH IN PRESEASON POLL
The men's volleyball team was picked to finish eighth in the 2017 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Preseason Poll. The Falcons earned eight points to finish just 11 points back from Mount Ida for seventh. Wentworth received six of a possible eight first-place votes for 62 points to land in the top spot of the poll.
KWOK NAMED MEN'S VOLLEYBALL COACH
Albertus Magnus College Director of Athletics Jim Abromaitis has announced the hiring of Nelson Kwok as the Head Coach of the men's volleyball team. Kwok becomes the fourth coach in the program's young history.
Kwok has been around volleyball at the collegiate level since 2008 and he most recently served as the head coach at Mount Saint Vincent. Kwok led the Dolphins to a pair of Skyline Conference Tournament appearances and saw four players earn all-conference accolades. He had a 31-21 overall record and an 18-10 mark in league contests while at CMSV.
LAST YEAR RECAP
- The Falcons finished the 2016 season with a 5-16 overall record and landed in eighth in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) with a 0-14 mark in league matches.
- Albertus Magnus netted non-conference victories against Brooklyn College, CCNY, York College and two versus Medgar Evers.
- All five of the AMC triumphs this year came against opponents from the Empire State.
Leading the way amongst the returners for the Falcons is senior middle blocker Joshua Turner (Trumbull, Conn.)
Turner ranked second on the squad with 123 kills and a team-high .195 attack percentage during his junior campaign.
Defensively, Turner set a school record with his 55 total blocks in 2016 and his 42 solo blocks were also a new program best.
The Falcons return to action next week Medgar Evers and Emmanuel (Mass.)