Men's Volleyball Weekly Preview: CCNY

Men's Volleyball Weekly Preview: CCNY

Albertus Magnus College 
Men's Volleyball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus College (2-5)
vs.
CCNY (3-8)
March 7 • 7 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.

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A NEW WEEK
The Albertus Magnus College men's volleyball team looks to return to winning ways as the Falcons welcome CCNY to "The Nest" on Tuesday evening for a non-conference showdown at 7 p.m.

ALL-TIME VS. CCNY

  • Albertus Magnus leads the all-time series against CCNY, 4-1.
  • At home, the Falcons are unbeaten against the Beavers, 3-0.

LASY YEAR VS. CCNY
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 3 | CCNY 0 – RECAP/BOXSCORE
SET SCORES: 25-23, 25-14 and 25-22
HIGHLIGHTS: Middle hitter Joshua Turner (Trumbull, Conn.) paced the Falcons in the win, recording 13 kills, two digs and a game-high six blocks. Outside hitter Justin Tharau (Burlington, Conn.) also added 13 kills and a match-high .458 attack percentage to go along with eight digs. The tandem of Turner and Tharau combined for 33 of the team's 49 total points in the triumph

FALCONS BLANKED BY MOUNT IDA
FINAL SCORE:
Mount Ida 3 | Albertus Magnus 0 – RECAP/BOXSCORE
TEAM RECORD:
Albertus Magnus (2-5, 0-3) | Mount Ida (9-7, 1-2)
HIGHLIGHT: Freshman Brian Reyes (Danbury, Conn.) led the offensive unit with four kills as well as collected six digs and three blocks.

FALCONS IN THE GNAC

  • Freshman Brian Reyes (Danbury, Conn.) currently ranks fifth in the league averaging 0.59 service aces per set as well as ranks seventh averaging 2.18 digs per set.
  • Sophomore Alijah McGee (Stratford, Conn.) currently ranks ninth in the league averaging 4.23 assists per game.

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.

UP NEXT
The Falcons return to action on Sunday, March 19th against Emerson and Wentworth.