CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Brian Baise, the head coach of Harvard men's volleyball and James Herscot '58 Coach of Excellence, has announced the newcomers that will form the men's volleyball Class of 2023. Joining the Crimson will be Ethan McCrary, Ethan Smith and Will Sorenson.
"We're extremely excited to welcome the Class of 2023 to our program next fall. We expect middle blockers Ethan Smith and Ethan McCrary to be impact players for us from the start. Both bring talent and size to that position, and both have experience playing against top national and international competition," said Baise. "Will Sorenson's ability to play multiple positions at a high level will be of tremendous value to us. Adding them to a team that returns all but one player from 2019 should bode well for the years ahead."
The three incoming first-years join a team that returns 11 letterwinners and 85% of its scoring from last season.
The class of 2023 can be found below:
Ethan McCrary | 6-9 | Middle Blocker | Mission Viejo, Calif. | Capistrano Valley
Four-year starter at Capistrano Valley … Four-time captain … Four-time scholar-athlete … Played club for Orange Coast Volleyball and 949 Volleyball.
Ethan Smith | 6-7 | Middle Blocker | Laguna Niguel, Calif. | Aliso Niguel
Three-year letterwinner at Aliso Niguel … Team captain … 2019 AVCA Boys High School All-American Watchlist … 2019 USA U19 Youth National Training Team member … Won NORCECA Continental Championship Silver Medalist … USA High Performance Championship International Gold Medalist … 2017 USA High Performance Championship National Bronze Medalist … 2018 all-league first team … 2018 Aliso Niguel team MVP … 2017 all-league second team … Four-time scholar athlete … Father and Uncle played four years of collegiate volleyball at the University of Waterloo … Uncle played on the Canadian Volleyball National Team from 1991-94 and professionally in Europe for 10 years.
Will Sorenson | 6-1 | Setter | Kildeer, Ill. | Adlai E. Stevenson
Three-year letterwinner at Adlai E. Stevenson … Two-time captain … All-conference honorable mention … 2017 regional champion … Led Illinois in service aces in 2017 with 69 … Earned 2018 IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award … Eagle Scout … National Honor Society member … Father, Steve '87, played basketball at Harvard … Brother, Jack, plays football at Miami (OH) … Sister, Sophie, committed to play lacrosse at UConn.