Men's Volleyball

Men's volleyball vs. Charleston

Harvard prepares to serve in a volleyball game against Charleston.

Stone Cold on the Road: Crimson Sweeps NJIT in Final Away Games

Redemption came calling for the long-patient Harvard (9-13, 2-6 EIVA) men’s volleyball team this past weekend, as the team prevailed against the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) (8-16, 2-7 EIVA) to snatch two back-to-back wins.


On Feb. 1 in 2019, the Harvard men's volleyball team competes against Ball State University, which the Crimson lost 3-2. Harvard has two more games, both against George Mason, before it will head to the EIVA Tournament from Apr. 19-22.

The Lion's Roar

In February of 2020, the Harvard men's volleyball team takes on then-No. 9 Penn State at the Malkin Athletic Center, which it went on to lose 3-0 to the Lions. This past weekend, the Crimson faced the Pennsylvania school once again, losing in a pair of 3-0 matches.

Go Fish: Harvard Men's Volleyball Loses to No. 3 Penn State Despite Impressive Back-and-Forth Sets

For a crowd that started off the game screaming “Go Fish!”, its constituents ended the match playing a very different game: dodgeball. Electrifying weekend sets between Harvard and Penn State led to amazing plays on the court and free-flying balls off of it –– as onlookers dodged rogue high-speed torpedoes deflected from the action.

Sweep or Be Swept: Harvard Men’s Volleyball Swept in Back-to-Back 3-0 Losses

In a season of “sweep or be swept,” Harvard men’s volleyball has been keeping with the trend well, though not always on the victor’s side. The team left Charleston, W.V. this past weekend having lost both games 3-0, swept in their first EIVA league games of the season.

Hit Me Baby One More Time

In April 2022, the Harvard men's volleyball team battled Charleston in a home game at the Malkin Athletic Center, eventually losing in a pair of 1-3 and 2-3 losses to the Golden Eagles. This past weekend, the team faced off against Charleston in West Virginia, once again being defeated in two 3-0 matches.

Harvard Men’s Volleyball Breaks Losing Streak with 3-0 Win Over Merrimack

With a crowd of just 105 people on a Wednesday night, Harvard men’s volleyball played through one of their smallest home game attendances so far this season – but certainly not the least exciting. The team came into their match against Merrimack under the weight of a two-game losing streak and emerged victorious – in more ways than one.

You've Been Served

Former outside hitter Eric Li '22 jumps up to serve and pummel the ball over the net in the Crimson's 2022 game against Charleston. Harvard went on to lose both matches against the South Carolina team, and will next face them this year on February 17 and 18.

Harvard’s Playoff Bid Cut Short by New Jersey Institute of Technology

The Harvard men’s volleyball team fell to New Jersey Institute of Technology on Thursday at University Park, P.A., in the semifinals of the 2022 Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association tournament. The match was the Crimson’s first trip to the playoffs since it won the tournament in 2018.

O Say, Can You Senior

Seniors Eric Li, Campbell Schoenfeld, and Jason Shen guard the backcourt against an incoming serve in a match against Charleston. The trio provided kills, digs, and leadership consistently throughout the team’s successful season

Harvard Men’s Volleyball Claims Ivy League Championship After Back-to-Back Victories Against Princeton

The last point of the Harvard men’s volleyball team’s Ivy League matchup with Princeton on Saturday was also its longest, with Princeton hitters sending the Crimson scrambling past the press box and to the back wall of the Malkin Athletic Center to keep the ball in play. At the end of the 40-second rally, however, Harvard emerged victorious, sealing a decisively successful double-header weekend against the Tigers and its fourth-straight win.

Men’s Volleyball Ends Preseason with Loss to Purdue Fort Wayne

The Harvard men’s volleyball team (2-4) fell to Purdue Fort Wayne (6-4) on Saturday, abruptly ending the team’s two-game win streak at the Malkin Athletic Center. Shouts and cheers from fans and players alike reverberated through the vaulted ceilings of the MAC’s top floor in the first match of the spring semester but ultimately resulted in a Harvard loss.

Full Circle: Hawaiian Freshmen Reunite at Harvard

Born less than a day apart in the same hospital in Hawaii, Harvard freshmen Buddy Scott and Hong have always been side by side. From preschool and kindergarten through their senior year of high school, the two always had one another. Now, they play together on the Harvard men's volleyball team

Flyin' Ryan

Freshman Ryan Hong blocks a hit in a contest earlier this season. Hong tabbed 13 solo blocks across the course of his inaugural season.

It Runs in the Family: Matthew Ctvrtlik's Journey to the Ivy League

For Matthew Ctvrtlik, a current junior and co-captain of the Harvard Men’s Volleyball team, volleyball had always been a part of his life. From a young age, his family had played volleyball and other sports together. So, when he made the transition to playing team volleyball in seventh grade, he found that the game came naturally to him.


Sophomore Griffin Schmit goes up for the serve in prior action against Purdue Fort Wayne.

Men's Volleyball Drops Two MIVA Weekend Matches

The Harvard men’s volleyball team hosted two competitive MIVA teams this past weekend at the Malkin Athletic Center, but will need to wait another weekend to earn its second win of the year.

Only One Win

The Crimson won three sets on the weekend, but could not pull out a victory.

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