4 Nick Bendell
4 - Nick Bendell
Height: 6-2
Weight: 160
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Orland Park, Ill.
High School: Carl Sandburg
Position: Setter
Major: Chemistry and Physics
House Affiliation: Mather

Sixth on Harvard's career assists list with 1,318. 

Career Highs
Kills: 3, 3x- last vs Springfield, March 11, 2015
Attacks: 5, 6x- last at Springfield, Feb. 21, 2015
Assists: 65, at Ball State, Mar. 16, 2014
Service Aces: 1, 4x - last at NJIT, Feb. 14, 2015
Digs: 11, vs. CSUN, March 14, 2015
Blocks: 6, 2x- last vs. Penn State, Feb. 28, 2015
Block solo: 1, 5x- last vs. Springfield, March 11, 2015
Block assist: 5, 2x- last vs. Penn State, Feb. 28, 2015

Sophomore • 2015
Registered 41 assists, six digs and one block at No. 5 Lewis (Jan. 16) ... Tallied 29 assists, seven digs and one block in a win over No. 14 Ball State (Jan. 23) ... Totaled 28 assists, three kills and two blocks in a win over Alderson Broaddus (Jan. 31) ... Recorded 22 assists in two sets in a 3-0 defeat of MIT (Feb. 3) ... Notched 42 assists in a 3-1 victory against Sacred Heart (Feb. 6) ... Totaled 38 assists and two kills at Princeton (Feb. 13) and a season-high 49 assists and two blocks in a win at NJIT (Feb. 14) ... Tallied 35 assists and three blocks in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Morgan Classic against Concordia-Irvine (Feb. 20) ... In the championship match against Springfield in the Hall of Fame Morgan Classic, recorded a season-best 49 assists to help Harvard to the tournament win (Feb. 21) ... Recorded 29 assists and helped Harvard hit .525 in a sweep of Saint Francis (Feb. 27) ... Registered 32 assists and a career-high six blocks against Penn State (Feb. 28) ... Found teammates for 37 assists to go with five blocks against Springfield (March 11) ... Dished 35 assists at No. 8 Long Beach State and 37 assists vs. CSUN at the Asics Tournament (March 13-14) ... Neared a season-high with 48 assists at No. 4 Pepperdine (March 17) ... Tallied 20 assists in two sets against NJIT (April 4).

Freshman • 2014
All-EIVA second team selection ... Off the Block/Springbak Inc. Freshmen All-America team … Dished out 9.94 assists per set, third most in the EIVA and 19th most in the nation … Totaled 775 assists to rank seventh in Harvard’s season record book … Registered 42 assists and three digs in the championship round of the 50th Asics Invitational against Long Beach State (Jan. 4) ... Handed out 88 assists, posted six kills, 20 digs and three blocks in two exhibition matches at Laval (Jan. 8-9) ... Recorded 36 assists and three digs against Lewis (Jan. 24) ... Notched 16 assists, two kills and two digs versus Loyola Chicago (Jan. 25) ... Handed out 22 assists, added two kills and one dig at MIT (Feb. 1) ... Passed out 19 assists and recorded two digs at Sacred Heart (Feb. 7) .... Tallied 47 assists, six digs and two blocks in a 3-2 win against Princeton (Feb. 13) ... Registered 38 assists, five digs, three blocks and two kills versus George Mason (Feb. 16) ... Recorded 42 assists, eight digs and two blocks at Saint Francis (Pa.) (Feb. 21) ... Passed out 23 assists and tallied four digs at Penn State (Feb. 22) ... Posted 56 assists, six blocks, four digs and one kill against Concordia (Feb. 25) ... Contributed 19 assists, two digs and two blocks versus Rutgers-Newark (Feb. 28) ... Handed out 37 assists, five digs and three bocks against NJIT (March 1) ... Recorded 23 assists and three digs at George Mason (March 7) ... Notched 36 assists, six digs, two blocks, one kill and one ace at Princeton (March 8) ... Tallied six assists, three digs and two blocks versus Marymount (Va.) (March 11) ... Turned in 65 assists and eight digs at Ball State (March 16) ... Dished out 50 assists, seven digs and two blocks at Ohio State (March 18) ... Tallied 25 assists, four digs, three blocks and two kills against Sacred Heart (March 28) ... Contributed 34 assists, five digs and one kill versus Penn State (April 4) ... Tallied 45 assists and nine digs against Saint Francis (Pa.) (April 5) ... Named Off the Block/Spring Bak, Inc. Co-National Freshmen of the Week (April 7) ... Recorded 52 assists, eight digs and two kills at NJIT (April 11) … Dished out 42 assists and contributed four digs, one block and one kill in the EIVA semifinal match against Princeton (April 24).

Before Harvard
Three-year athlete in volleyball and selected as captain as a junior … Led Carl Sandburg to the IHSA state championships and a No.5 team ranking by ESPN Rise in 2011 … Helped Carl Sandburg’s freshman boys’ volleyball team to an undefeated season in 2010 … Three-time all-conference and all-section teams selection … Placed on the all-tournament team at Junior Nationals in 2012 … Member of Ultimate VBC which finished fourth at national championships in 2011 … AP Scholar … PSAE Scholar … Illinois State Scholars … Athletic Booster Scholarship recipient … Member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta Math Society.

Recent Games
Apr 4 NJIT L, 3-1
Apr 10 at Penn State L, 3-2
Apr 11 at Saint Francis (PA) L, 3-1
Apr 17 George Mason W, 3-1
Apr 25 Sacred Heart W, 3-2
Apr 29 vs. George Mason L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 15 6
Sets 53 21
Kills 18 5
Kills per set 0.34 0.24
Errors 7 2
Total Attacks 49 19
Hitting Percentage .224 .158
Assists 543 210
Assists per set 10.25 10.00
Service Aces 2 2
Service Errors 25 8
Service Aces per set 0.04 0.10
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 59 13
Digs per set 1.11 0.62
Block Solo 3 2
Block Assist 23 12
Block Total 26 14
Blocks per set 0.49 0.67
Block Errors 3 0
Ball Handling Errors 6 3
Points 34.5 15.0
Points per set 0.7 0.7
Matches started 14 5
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Jan 16 at No. 5 Lewis L, 3-1 1 4 1 1 5 .000 41 0 4 0 6 0 1 0 1 2 1.5
Jan 17 at No. 1 Loyola (Ill.) L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 23 No. 14 Ball State W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 2 .500 29 0 2 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Jan 24 No. 11 IPFW L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 30 Emmanuel (Mass.) W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 31 Alderson Broaddus W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 3 1.000 28 1 1 0 6 0 2 0 2 0 5.0
Feb 3 MIT W, 3-0 1 2 0 0 0 - 22 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb 6 at Sacred Heart W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 5 .000 42 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 1.0
Feb 13 at Princeton L, 3-1 1 4 2 1 5 .200 38 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2.0
Feb 14 at NJIT W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 3 .000 49 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 2.0
Feb 20 vs. Concordia-Irvine W, 3-1 1 4 2 0 5 .400 35 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 3.5
Feb 21 at Springfield W, 3-1 1 4 3 1 5 .400 49 0 1 0 5 0 1 1 1 0 3.5
Feb 27 Saint Francis (PA) W, 3-0 1 3 2 0 2 1.000 29 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 3 2 4.0
Feb 28 Penn State L, 3-1 1 4 1 1 4 .000 32 0 3 0 1 1 5 0 6 0 4.5
Mar 11 Springfield W, 3-1 1 4 3 0 5 .600 37 0 2 0 3 1 4 0 5 0 6.0
Mar 13 at No. 8 Long Beach State L, 3-0 1 3 0 0 0 - 35 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 14 vs. CSUN L, 3-1 1 4 1 2 5 -.200 37 0 1 0 11 0 1 1 1 0 1.5
Mar 17 at No. 4 Pepperdine L, 3-1 1 4 2 1 3 .333 48 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 2.0
Mar 28 at George Mason W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 3 Princeton W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 NJIT L, 3-1 - 2 0 0 0 - 20 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Apr 10 at Penn State L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 at Saint Francis (PA) L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 George Mason W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 Sacred Heart W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 vs. George Mason L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2013-14 22 78 17 0.22 12 56 .089 775 9.94 2 0.03 102 1.31 2 28 30 0.38 35.0 0.4
2014-15 15 53 18 0.34 7 49 .224 543 10.25 2 0.04 59 1.11 3 23 26 0.49 34.5 0.7
Total 37 131 35 0.27 19 105 .152 1318 10.06 4 0.03 161 1.23 5 51 56 0.43 69.5 0.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 15 53 18 0.34 7 49 .224 543 10.25 2 0.04 59 1.11 3 23 26 0.49 34.5 0.7
Conference 6 21 5 0.24 2 19 .158 210 10.00 2 0.10 13 0.62 2 12 14 0.67 15.0 0.7
Exhibition 1 3 3 1.00 0 3 1.000 28 9.33 1 0.33 6 2.00 0 2 2 0.67 5.0 1.7
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Home 6 18 7 0.39 1 13 .462 169 9.39 1 0.06 20 1.11 3 13 16 0.89 17.5 1.0
Away 7 27 8 0.30 4 26 .154 302 11.19 1 0.04 27 1.00 0 6 6 0.22 12.0 0.4
Neutral 2 8 3 0.38 2 10 .100 72 9.00 0 0.00 12 1.50 0 4 4 0.50 5.0 0.6
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Wins 8 28 11 0.39 1 27 .370 292 10.43 1 0.04 30 1.07 2 15 17 0.61 21.5 0.8
Losses 7 25 7 0.28 6 22 .045 251 10.04 1 0.04 29 1.16 1 8 9 0.36 13.0 0.5
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January 2 7 2 0.29 1 7 .143 70 10.00 0 0.00 13 1.86 0 2 2 0.29 3.0 0.4
February 8 29 10 0.34 3 29 .241 296 10.21 1 0.03 24 0.83 2 15 17 0.59 20.5 0.7
March 4 15 6 0.40 3 13 .231 157 10.47 0 0.00 21 1.40 1 5 6 0.40 9.5 0.6
April 1 2 0 0.00 0 0 - 20 10.00 1 0.50 1 0.50 0 1 1 0.50 1.5 0.8