Men's Volleyball (Club)

2017 RECORD: 2-17; GNAC 0-14 / GNAC TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 1 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS IN PROGRAM HISTORY: 4

Men's Volleyball Weekly Preview: Johnson & Wales, York (N.Y.) and Southern Virginia

Men's Volleyball Weekly Preview: Johnson & Wales, York (N.Y.) and Southern Virginia

Albertus Magnus College 
Men's Volleyball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus College (1-1, 0-1)
at
Johnson & Wales (6-7, 0-1)
Feb. 13 • 7:30 p.m. • Providence, R.I.

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Albertus Magnus College (1-1, 0-1)
vs.
Southern Virginia University (8-4)
Feb. 18 • 11 a.m. • Jamaica, N.Y.

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Albertus Magnus College (1-1, 0-1)
at
York College (1-6)
Feb. 18 • 1 p.m. • Jamaica, N.Y.

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A NEW WEEK

The Albertus Magnus College men's volleyball team resumes play as the Falcons prepare for three matches in the week ahead. Albertus Magnus opens the week on the road at Johnson & Wales on Monday before facing York (N.Y.) and Southern Virginia on Saturday.

ALL-TIME VS. JOHNSON & WALES
Johnson & Wales leads the all-time series over Albertus Magus 14-1.

LAST YEAR AGAINST JOHNSON & WALES
MATCH 1: Johnson & Wales 3 | Albertus Magnus 0 – RECAP/BOXSCORE
MATCH 2: Johnson & Wales 3 | Albertus Magnus 0 – RECAP/BOXSCORE

ALL-TIME VS. YORK (N.Y.)
York holds a 3-2 edge over Albertus Magnus in the all-time series

LAST YEAR AGAINST YORK (N.Y.)
MATCH 1: Albertus Magnus 3 | York 1 – RECAP/BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. SOUTHERN VIRGINIA
This will be the first meeting between Albertus Magnus and Southern Virginia University.

A QUICK LOOK BACK - RECAP/BOXSCORE

  • Back on February 4th, the men's volleyball team earned its first GNAC loss as the Falcons fell in straight sets to Emmanuel College, 3-0.
  • Sophomore Aliijah McGee (Stratford, Conn.) assisted 10 of the Falcons' 14 kills while also adding three digs to his stat line.
  • Freshman Brian Reyes (Danbury, Conn.) led the offensive attack with five kills as well as posted the Falcons' only service ace.
  • Albertus finished the match with 11 assists, 11 digs and two block assists.

RIVAS AND REYES RANKED IN GNAC

  • Freshman Felix Rivas (Danbury, Conn.) is tied in first, along with Alex Potts of Wentworth, with a .353 hitting percentage.
  • Freshman Brian Reyes (Danbury, Conn.) is ranked second in the GNAC averaging 1.33 service aces per set.

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.

KWOK NAMED MEN'S VOLLEYBALL COACH
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.

UP NEXT
The Falcons return to action next week at Medgar Evers.