INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Qualifying for postseason play for the first time in program history, the Harvard men's volleyball team (13-13, 10-4 EIVA) has been selected to face UCLA (24-7) in the opening round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament, as announced by the league at the NCAA Selection Show today, April 22. The Crimson will travel to face the Bruins at UCLA on Tuesday, May 1 at 10:30 EST.
Harvard earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after defeating Princeton, 3-1, in the 2018 EIVA Championship last night, April 21, to secure its first EIVA Championship title in program history. This is the first time in EIVA history that two Ivy institutions have competed against each other in the finals. The Crimson first advanced to the championship match after taking down Penn State in five sets in the semifinal round, qualifying for the finals for only the second time in program history.
Harvard and UCLA have met once in program history as the Bruins topped the Crimson last season, 3-0. The winner of the match will go on to face No. 2 seed BYU in the semifinal round.