ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
11 - Matt Jones
Matt Jones
Height: 6-3
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: La Jolla, Calif.
High School: La Jolla
Position: Outside Hitter
Major: Applied Mathematics
House Affiliation: Adams

Senior • 2012
Started all 24 matches … Became the all-time kills, digs and service aces leader for the Crimson with 1,218 kills, 452 digs and 97 service aces … Earned first-team All-EIVA honors … Named to the EIVA All-Tournament Team … Registered double-digit kills in 22 of 24 matches … Recorded a season-high 20 kills against George Mason on March 2, and NJIT on April 13 … Tallied 16 kills in Harvard’s win over No. 12 Cal State Northridge on March 10 … Recorded double-doubles against Endicott on January 24 (17 kills, 10 digs), Sacred Heart on March 24 (12 kills, 10 digs), and Saint Francis (Pa.) on April 6 (13 kills, 10 digs) … Finished his senior campaign averaging 3.83 kills per set, 0.42 services aces per set and 4.63 points per set … Ended the year ranked ninth in the nation in kills per set, and service aces per set.

Junior • 2011
Tallied a team high 35 kills and tied for the team-lead with 10 blocks in two wins over Newbury and Endicott to start the season ... Recorded 16 kills, a service ace and two block assists in 3-1 win over MIT ... Had a 48 percent attack conversion rate, good for 14 kills, in victory over Rivier ... Notched 15 kills and three services aces in 3-0 win over Stevens Tech Feb. 12 ... Had a match-high 19 kills to go with five digs, three block assists and a service ace in win over Springfield Feb. 14 ... Tallied 15 kills, four digs and three service aces against Juniata March 4 ... Recorded a match-high 21 kills in 3-2 win over Princeton March 5 ... Attacked at a 48 percent kill rate for 14 kills, while adding  five digs against Cal St. Northridge March 12 ... Notched 22 kills on a 46 percent attack rate against Sacred Heart April 1 ... Had 14 kills, four service aces, four digs, three solo blocks and six blocking assists in 3-2 win over Princeton April 2 ... Had a match- and season-high 26 kills versus NYU April 8 ... Responisble for 26 points on 22 kills, two service aces, one solo block and two blocking assists, while also recording nine digs against NJIT April 9 ... Tallied 29 points April 16 against NJIT on 24 kills, two service aces, six block assists and five digs ... Played in all 84 games ... Finished the season averaging  a  3.95 kills per game (team-high), 4.8 points per game (team-high), 30 service aces, 13 solo blocks and 48 block assists.

Sophomore • 2010
Played in all 76 sets of the season at outside hitter … Posted a team-high 23 service aces on the season … Recorded 314 kills, 130 digs and 44 total blocks …  Ranked 34th in the nation with 0.30 service aces per set … Stood seventh in the EIVA and 18th in the nation with 4.13 kills per set … Finished the season with a .229 hitting percentage … Tallied double-digit kills in 17 matches, including the final 13 … Posted a season-high hitting percentage of .469 with 20 kills on 32 total attacks at NJIT (March 6) … Named EIVA Hay Division Player of the Week after accounting for 24.5 points on 18 kills, four service aces and three blocks in 3-0 win over Sacred Heart (March 20) … Recorded a season-high seven block assists and 26 kills against Sacred Heart (April 16).

Freshman • 2009
Played all 19 matches and 74 of the team's 75 sets ... Ranked second on the team with 3.07 kills per set with 1.32 digs, 0.53 blocks and a .213 attack rate ... Had 12 kills and six digs in the second match of his career against Stevens Institute Jan. 31 ... Posted 14 kills and seven digs the next match against NYU Feb. 6 and followed that up with 16 kills and four assists Feb. 7 against East Stroudsburg ... Set season highs and had his first career double-double with 18 kills and 10 digs on a season-best .500 attack percentage against Newbury Feb.17  ... Averaged 3.74 kills and 1.65 digs per set during a six-match streak beginning against Newbury ... Set his career high with five blocks March 13 at Princeton ... Named EIVA Hay Division Player of the Week March 16 after averaging 3.67 kills, 1.17 digs, 1.00 blocks and 0.33 assists per set with a .349 attack percentage at Princeton and East Stroudsburg March 13 and 14 ... Had 17 kills, seven digs and five blocks for a season-high 21 points March 28 at NYU ... Knocked home 15 kills with six digs March 29 at Sacred Heart, and 16 kills with nine digs April 11 against the Pioneers, averaging 3.43 kills during those three matches ... Had 13 kills and six digs in the season finale April 22 at George Mason.

Before Harvard
Played outside hitter in volleyball and forward in basketball last three years at La Jolla High ... Team captain for both ... San Diego All-Academic team captain and All-San Diego County first team in volleyball senior year ... Division III MVP and Beach City Invitational MVP in volleyball ... All-Western League first team ... Led basketball and volleyball teams to Division III CIF and Western League championships senior year ... Cum Laude Society ... National Merit finalist.