Harvard Men's Volleyball Set to Host NJIT on Senior Day
The Harvard men’s volleyball team wraps up the regular season, hosting Hay division opponent NJIT. A ceremony honoring senior Shaun Mansour will preceed the match at the Malkin Athletic Center.
The lone senior on the 2011 Crimson team, Mansour is a native of Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif., concentrating in human evolutionary biology.
Mansour participated in 27 matches and 77 sets for the Crimson in his four years in Cambridge. He received all EIVA All-Academic honors as a sophomore, but missed his junior season due to a knee injury.
Scouting the Crimson
The Crimson has struggled in the second portion of the season, falling in each of its seven division matches. Harvard is 8-13, 0-7 Hay entering the last match of the season.
Despite the struggles, Matt Jones has remained a consistent offensive factor for the Crimson. Jones ranks fourth in the EIVA in kills per set, averaging 3.85, and is seventh with a 0.35 service ace per set average.
Nick Madden and Kyle Rehkemper are both ranked in the top 10 in blocks per set in the EIVA. Madden ranks fifth, averaging 1.08 knock downs per set, while Rehkemper averages 1.00 per set.
Scouting The Highlanders
NJIT is also playing its final match of the season today. The Highlanders are 7-19, 1-6 Hay entering the final weekend of play. NJIT hosts Rutgers-Newark Friday before making the trip to Cambridge.
The Highlanders snapped a three-match losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Crimson April 9.
Brady Smith ranks third in the EIVA with a 2.40 digs per set average. Dhruv Lad (2.60), Adam Feehan (2.38) and Herman Kantushov (2.06) are each eclipsing two kills per set for the Highlanders.