CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rising senior Trevor Dow and junior Matthew Ctvrtlik will serve as captains for the 2018-19 Harvard men's volleyball team. As all captains at Harvard, the leadership posts were determined based on an election of the student-athletes on the team.
"Trevor and Matt possess all of the most important qualities we look for in our captains," stated head coach Brian Baise. "They are both selfless leaders, who communicate well and lead by example, and they believe strongly in the core values of Harvard volleyball. I look forward to working with them in our collective effort to build a strong and cohesive group next year."
Dow appeared in all 27 matches this season, while registering 153 kills and 101 blocks. A 6-10 middle blocker, Dow dominated the blocking battle at the net all season as he consistently ranked first on the team in blocks per set at 0.94. The Needham, Mass. native reached or surpassed seven career highs this season, including 12 kills against Princeton and nine blocks against Springfield.
Ctvrtlik joins Dow as co-captain after a standout sophomore season in which he recorded five double-doubles and was the only NCAA DI Men's Volleyball player to register a triple-double. A 6-5 setter, Ctvrtlik finished the season ranked second on the team in assists per set (5.14) and digs per set (1.87). The Newport, Calif. native has already etched his name in the Harvard record books at ninth all-time with 940 career assists.
Harvard finished its 2017-18 campaign with a 13-14 record after clinching its first EIVA Championship title and trip to the NCAA Tournament in program history.