BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Harvard men's volleyball players Matthew Ctvrtlik, Brad Gretsch, Marko Kostich and Riley Moore have received All-EIVA honors as announced by the conference today, April 17. Gretsch and Kostich have earned first team honors, while Ctvrtlik and Moore were named to the second team for the 2018 season.
Senior outside hitter Brad Gretsch was tabbed first team All-EIVA for the first time in his career after leading the team all season in kills at 217 and kills per set at 3.50. During the 2018 season, Gretsch has surpassed two career-highs, reaching 23 kills and 11 digs, both against EIVA leader George Mason. The Encinitas, Calif. native has registered double-digit kills in 12 of his 16 matches and ranks third in the league in kills per set (3.50) and fourth in hitting percentage (.317).
Marko Kostich earned All-EIVA accolades for the third time in his career, previously receiving second team honors his sophomore and junior years. The senior setter has started all 24 matches in the 2018 season, leading the team in assists at 491 and assists per set at 5.22. Kostich made his mark on the record book this season, currently sitting fifth in program history in career assists with 2,182 and eighth in service aces in a season with 32. The Burr Ridge, Ill. native has registered three double-doubles this year and either tied or surpassed career-highs in kills (13), attacks (26), digs (15), and blocks (7).
Co-captain Riley Moore was named second team All-EIVA for the first time in his career after a breakout senior year. Moore has led the Crimson in hitting percentage all season at .424, consistently ranking among the top-five in the nation and EIVA, while placing eighth in program history. The Santa Monica, Calif. native has earned both EIVA Offensive and Defensive honors this season, while recording hitting percentages over .600 in eight matches this season when tallying seven or more kills and notching zero errors in six matches when hitting above .400.
Matthew Ctvrtlik has earned All-EIVA second team honors for the first time in his career. The sophomore setter reached four career-highs this season in attacks (28), blocks (4), block solos (2) and block assists (4). While recording five double-doubles, Ctvrtlik was the only player in the NCAA to record a triple-double this season when he notched 10 kills, 10 digs and 16 assists at No. 15 Ball State on Jan. 20. The Newport Beach, Calif. native places second on the team in assists per set at 5.11 and digs at 1.90.