You may be thinking, what happened to the January and February alumni updates? Let me go ahead and apologize for pushing the alumni updates onto the back burner 🤗 we just welcomed our second daughter, Hallie, into the world on January 31st so we are just now getting out of the fog of infancy.
Without further adieu, heres how our Bay to Bay alums have been doing thus far in the NCAA season:
Kyle Bugée (#5 Lewis University): The senior from Los Altos has been having a fantastic year for the Lewis Flyers, who round out the top-5 of division 1 volleyball currently. Kyle and the Flyers will be making their way out to Northern California this weekend to take on #13 ranked Stanford. Help welcome Kyle back home by wearing your Bay to Bay gear to the matches on Friday @ 7pm in Burnham Pavilion and Saturday @ 7pm in Maples Pavilion. Be sure to check Instagram (@baytobayvolleyball) this week for an attendance giveaway 😏
Alex Li (#1 NYU): The senior outside hitter has led the NYU Violets to a #1 ranking in D3 volleyball this season! Alex is averaging 3.69 kills/set and is one of the most efficient outside hitters in the nation with a .321 clip. Highlight of the season thus far was taking down then #1 Springfield College in straight sets.
Ryan Li (#1 NYU): The freshman setter has started two matches for the #1 ranked Violets and has come off the bench in 4 other contests in a serving sub capacity. On the season, Ryan is averaging nearly 1 ace per set and is second on the team in assists.
Wyatt Harrison (#6 UCSD): Wyatt and the Tritons have been on an absolute tear through the first half of the season. They currently sit at 13-3 overall and Wyatt has put away over 200 kills in the season and is averaging over 4 points per set when you include the 23 aces he has amassed. Read more about Wyatt and the Tritons program best start in this write up from the Santa Cruz Sentinel:
Joel Schneidmiller (#7 UC Irvine): The Junior outside hitter has been a steady force for the Anteaters throughout this season. Joel has put away over 250 points from the Outside Hitter position and is hitting at a clean .330 clip. Joel and the 'Eaters have some major tests coming up as they take on #4 Long Beach State, #3 UCSB, and #1 Hawaii in consecutive weekends.
Nathan Smith (#8 Penn State): The senior setter and the Nittany Lions currently sit at 7-0 in the EIVA conference, holding a 1 game lead over rival Princeton University. The Nittany Lions will take on rival Ohio State next before heading out to California for a matchup against #6 ranked UCSD and #7 ranked UCI.
Attila Delingat (#11 Princeton): Attila has appeared in 5 matches thus far for the Tigers, including tilts against UC Irvine, UCLA, USC, and NJIT. The Tigers currently sit in 2nd place in the EIVA, trailing just behind Penn State. Nationally, Princeton sits at #11 in the AVCA poll with key wins against UCLA, CSUN, and George Mason.
Nathan Wang (#15 M.I.T.): The junior setter has helped lead the previously unranked MIT Engineers into their first top-15 ranking in recent memory. On the season, Nathan has averaged 9.25 assists per set and contributed just under 1 kill per set.
Brett Allen (#15 M.I.T.): The sophomore outside hitter is averaging 2.8 kills per set, and is getting the third most attempts on the team. Brett has helped the Engineers go on an 11-game win streak including big victories over #5 ranked Vassar College. Next up, MIT will take on the #3 ranked SUNY New Paltz.
Aleks Melbardis (Stevenson): The junior Outside Hitter has been an offensive work horse for the Mustangs thus far in the season, currently receiving the second most sets on the team. Thus far, Aleks has put away 121 kills, good for almost 3 kills a set.
Interested in playing college volleyball? Be sure to check out the Bay to Bay Recruiting page for helpful information like recruiting timelines, example emails, and more!
Check out the full list of Bay to Bay alumni here.
Upcoming events at Bay to Bay Volleyball Club:
-- March 6th: #5 Lewis vs. #13 Stanford 7pm in Burnham (alum Kyle Bugée)
-- March 7th evening: #5 Lewis vs. #13 Stanford 7pm in Maples (alum Kyle Bugée)