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Volleyball Earns Postseason Bid, Will Face Brandeis in First Round

By Paul Dill


For the sixth straight season, the MIT women’s volleyball team has earned a bid to the postseason. This year, after posting their best record since 1989 at 29-8 and being ranked either first or second in the New England Region for most of the season, the Engineers earned the number two seed in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference North Championship Tournament.

The Engineers are no stranger to this tournament, as they have finished second both in 1999 and 2000. They are hoping to reach the finals again this year. MIT will first face Brandeis University, and then the winner of the Elmira College vs. Clark University match. The Engineers will travel to host Springfield College to play tonight at 6:00 p.m. in Blake Arena.

In other news, setter Christina Almodovar ’02, and middle hitter Kelly A. Martens ’03 were both named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference All-Conference Team this week. Almodovar led the team with 1,224 assists while Martens led the team in kills and led the conference in hitting percentage.