Dow set a new career-high in solo blocks (four) and total blocks (10) against NJIT on Saturday, while also adding two solo blocks against Princeton on Friday. His four solo blocks are a new career-high and tied for the third-most in a single match in Harvard history, while his 10 total blocks are tied for the sixth-most in a single match in program history and tied for the third-most in a single-match this season. He is the only person in the country to reach four solo blocks in a match this season.
Shen set a new career-high with 19 digs against NJIT, tying him with Chris Gibbons '14 and Dan Schreff '12 for the seventh-most in a single-match in program history. The mark is also the most by a first-year in Harvard history and tied for the second-most in a five-set match this season in the NCAA. Throughout the weekend against NJIT and Princeton, Shen totaled 27 digs throughout the nine total sets.
Dow also now leads the EIVA with 13 solo blocks on the season while Shen sits third with 2.16 digs per set.
This is Dow's second time winning the award, first winning in his first year on Feb. 29, 2016, and Shen's first career award. Harvard is back in action this weekend against Charleston (W.V.), with a pair of road matches on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 2 at 6 p.m.