Albertus Magnus College
Men's Volleyball Weekly Preview
Albertus Magnus College (1-4, 0-2)
Medgar Evers (0-4)
Feb. 21 • 7 p.m. • Brooklyn, N.Y.
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The Albertus Magnus College men's volleyball team looks to return to winning ways as the Falcons travel to Brooklyn, N.Y. to take on Medgar Evers in a non-conference showdown on Tuesday evening.
ALL-TIME VS. MEDGAR EVERS
Albertus Magnus leads the all-time series over Medgar Evers 5-0.
THIS YEAR VS. MEDGAR EVERS
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 3 | Medgar Evers 0 - RECAP/BOXSCORE
SET SCORES: 25-10 (AMC), 25-15 (AMC) and 25-13 (AMC)
KEY HIGHLIGHT: Sophomore Brian Reyes (Danbury, Conn.) finished the matched with a team-high seven service aces as well as collected 10 kills, an assist and six digs.
A LOOK BACK - RECAP/BOXSCORE
The men's volleyball team dropped a pair of road matches on Saturday afternoon against Southern Virginia University and York (N.Y.). The Falcons were defeated 3-0 in both sets and fall to 1-4 on the season.
TEAM STAT BREAKDOWN
- Felix Rivas (Danbury, Conn.) leads the offensive unit averaging 2.13 kills per set while posting a combined .198 hitting percentage.
- Alijah McGee (Stratford, Conn.) averages 4.73 assists per game for the Falcons.
- Albertus is averging 5.87 kills per set and hitting .60 at the net.
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.
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.
The Falcons return to action on Thursday, March 2 against Mount Ida.