Men's Volleyball

2017 RECORD: 2-17; GNAC 0-14 / GNAC TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 1 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS IN PROGRAM HISTORY: 4

Men's Volleyball Weekly Preview: Johnson & Wales, Mount Ida, Rivier and Emerson

Men's Volleyball Weekly Preview: Johnson & Wales, Mount Ida, Rivier and Emerson

Albertus Magnus College 
Men's Volleyball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus College (2-13, 0-10)
vs.
Johnson & Wales (16-13, 5-5)
April 4 • 7 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.
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Albertus Magnus College (2-13, 0-10)
at
Mount Ida (12-16, 1-10)
April 6 • 7 p.m. • Newton, Mass.
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Albertus Magnus College (2-13, 0-10)
vs.
Rivier (17-11, 8-4)
April 8 • 12 p.m. • Boston, Mass.
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Albertus Magnus College (2-13, 0-10)
at
Emerson (11-10, 5-6)
April 8 • 2 p.m. • Boston, Mass.
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A NEW WEEK
The Albertus Magnus College men's volleyball wraps up the 2017 regular season this week as the Falcons prepare for four matches over a three day span. The Falcons host Johnson and Wales on Tuesday evening before traveling to Mount Ida on Thursday and Emerson College on Saturday for a tri-match along with Rivier.

SENIOR NIGHT
The Albertus Magnus College Athletic Department and the men's volleyball team would like to recognize the accomplishments of its two-member – Christopher Taylor and Joshua Turner - senior class. These two student-athletes have been key contributors to the Falcons' success during their tenure here with the squad and have helped the team improve each season.

ALL-TIME VS. JOHNSON AND WALES
Johnson and Wales leads the all-time series over Albertus Magnus, 14-1.

THIS YEAR VS. JOHNSON AND WALES
FINAL SCORE: Johnson and Wales 3 | Albertus Magnus 0 - RECAP/BOX SCORE
HIGHLIGHT: Freshman Felix Rivas (Danbury, Conn.) led the offensive attach with seven kills, a block assists and a team-high three digs. Alijah McGee (Stratford, Conn.) assisted 13 of the Falcons' 16 kills.

ALL-TIME VS. MOUNT IDA
Mount Ida holds a 10-6 edge over Albertus Magnus in the all-time series.

THIS YEAR VS. MOUNT IDA
FINAL SCORE: Mount Ida 3 | Albertus Magnus 0 - RECAP/BOX SCORE
HIGHLIGHT: Albertus finished the game with 12 kills, 11 assists, 13 digs and six total team blocks. Freshman Brian Reyes (Danbury, Conn.) led the offensive unit with four kills as well as collected six digs and three blocks.

ALL-TIME VS. RIVIER
Rivier leads the all-time series, 17-0, against Albertus Magnus.

THIS YEAR VS. RIVIER
FINAL SCORE: Rivier 3 | Albertus Magnus 0 - RECAP/BOX SCORE
HIGHLIGHT: Joshua Turner (Trumbull, Conn.) led the offensive unit with four kills, three digs and four blocks while Felix Rivas (Danbury, Conn.) added two kills, two service aces and six digs.

ALL-TIME VS. EMERSON
Wentworth holds an 11-1 edge over Albertus Magnus in the all-time series.

THIS YEAR VS. EMERSON
FINAL SCORE: Emerson 3 | Albertus Magnus 0 - RECAP/BOX SCORE
HIGHLIGHT: Brian Reyes (Danbury, Conn.), Joshua Turner (Trumbull, Conn.) and Felix Rivas (Danbury, Conn.) led the offensive unit with three kills each. The Falcons recorded a stats ine of 11 kills, nine assists, 27 digs and three blocks.

SATURDAY RECAP
MATCH 1: No. 10 Wentworth 3 | Albertus Magnus 0 - RECAP/BOX SCORE
HIGHLIGHT: Joshua Turner (Trumbull, Conn.) led the offensive unit with eight kills, and six digs while Brian Reyes (Danbury, Conn.) added four kills, an assist, three digs and a block assist.

MATCH 2: Lasell 3 | Albertus Magnus 0 - RECAP/BOXSCORE
HIGHLIGHT: Along with Turner, Felix Rivas (Danbury, Conn.) recorded a team-high six kills. As a team, Albertus recorded 16 kills, 16 assists, three service aces, 19 digs and three blocks.

KILLS
1.    Joshua Turner – 71
2.    Felix Rivas – 64
3.    Brian Reyes – 50
4.    Tyler Revans - 12

SERVICE ACES
1.    Brian Reyes – 72
2.    Tyler Revans – 8
3.    Felix Rivas – 8
4.    Christopher Taylor - 4

DIGS
1.    Brian Reyes – 72
2.    Joshua Turner – 59
3.    Felix Rivas – 58
4.    Alijah McGee - 44 

BLOCKS
1.    Joshua Turner – 16
2.    Felix Rivas – 14
3.    Brian Reyes – 10
4.    Steven Berry - 6 

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.