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.
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’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.
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
Freshman Ryan Hong blocks a hit in a contest earlier this season. Hong tabbed 13 solo blocks across the course of his inaugural season.
Setter Matthew Ctvrtlik prepares to spike the volleyball in February's game against Purdue Fort Wayne.
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.
Men's Volleyball Splits Home Weekend Against Princeton, NJIT
Harvard finished its matches with an even split, losing a match to Princeton on Friday night but rallying strong against NJIT for a 1-1 weekend.
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.
Disrupting the Dynasty: Upset of the Year, Runner-Up
The men's volleyball team had only ever beaten Penn State once in the 30-year history of the matchup. The 2018 squad reversed the trend.
Setter Marko Kostich was one of four seniors on the EIVA-winning team. Following the conclusion of the season, Kostich was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Men's At-Large First Team.
Sophomore setter Matthew Ctvrtlik and co-captain Riley Moore team up for a block on the net. Overall, the team registered 224 blocks throughout the season.
Give Them The Johnsson
Sophomore Erik Johnsson skies to meet the ball. The outside hitter finished second on the team in kills with 188.
Harvard went just 13-14 on the season, but it recorded an impressive 10-4 conference record.
UCLA Eliminates Men's Volleyball from NCAA Tournament
In its inaugural trip to the NCAA Tournament, the Crimson squared off with 19-time champion UCLA on the Bruins' home turf. Under the lights of the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif., Harvard went up one game before dropping three consecutively.
I'd Like to Buy a Vowel
Sophomore setter Matthew Ctvrtlik led the team with eight out of its 35 total kills.