2012 Men's Volleyball News

September 21, 2012
Bhatti Crowned First SJC NCAA Statistical Champion
Muhammad Ali Bhatti of the Bears volleyball team from the Class of 2012, was recently recognized as the 2012 statistical champion in aces per set, averaging 0.71 to lead Division III men's volleyball.

April 16, 2012
Eight Named to National Non-USCAA Sport All-Academic Team
Seniors Elizabeth Fiorella, Kristen McMaster, Catherine Muldoon, Alison Nunziata, Abigail Verbil, junior Laura Sonnylal, and sophomore Demi Herman of the women's swimming team and senior Maciej Sadowski of the men's volleyball team were named to the USCAA National Non-USCAA Sport Winter All-Academic Team. To date, 16 Bears and Lady Bears have received National All-Academic Honors this season.

March 29, 2012
Bears Volleyball Falls in HVMAC Semis, Urshela, Torres Named All-Conference
Raul Urshela had nine kills and Martin Torres had four kills as the Bears fell to eventual champion Cooper Union in the HVMAC Volleyball Tournament semifinals on Thursday night. Both were named to the 2012 All-Conference Team after the conclusion of the tournament.

March 23, 2012
Torres, Urshela Lead Men’s Volleyball Over Webb
St. Joseph's picked up its second win in seven days over Webb Institute 3-1. The Bears won the final three sets after falling behind in the match 1-0. Martin Torres finished with a game-high 15 kills and Raul Urshela finished with 14. Muhammad Ali-Bhatti, Raymond Morales and Michael Miner each had double-digit digs and Iqbal Husain handed out 30 assists.

March 22, 2012
Urshela and Miner Sweep HVMAC Weekly Awards
Recognizing their outstanding record-setting play in the victory over Webb, freshman Raul Urshela and Michael Miner were named Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference Player and Rookie of the Week for the week ending March 18th

March 21, 2012
Bears Volleyball Comes Up Short Against Yeshiva on Senior Night
Senior Maciej Sadowski had four kills and seven digs, junior Martin Torres had a match-high eight digs and three blocks, but the Bears couldn't upset Yeshiva, who won in straight sets and remained undefeated in conference play

March 20, 2012
Bears Volleyball Overpowered by Mount Saint Vincent
Martin Torres had four kills along with seven digs and Raul Urshela added four kills as the Bears couldn't keep pace with the Mount Saint Vincent attack that posted 44 kills, falling in straight sets at home on Tuesday night.

March 16, 2012
Fantastic Freshmen Lead Men's Volleyball Past Webb
Freshman Michael Miner (nine kills, .563 hitting pct) and Raul Urshela (20 kills, .444 hitting pct.) turned in record-breaking performances on Friday night leading the Bears to their fifth triumph of the season in a 3-1 HVMAC win over Webb

March 14, 2012
Urshela Named HVMAC Volleyball Rookie of the Week
Freshman outside hitter Raul Urshela receives HVMAC Volleyball Rookie of the Week honors for the second straight week, helping the Bears to a 2-1 record in conference play last week.

March 12, 2012
Bears Volleyball Takes Opener, But Fall to Purchase in Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Game
Junior Martin Torres had 11 kills, Muhammad Ali Bhatti had 12 digs and five aces, and Maciej Sadowski added 10 digs and four blocks, but the Bears couldn't build upon an opening set victory at home on Monday night.

March 10, 2012
Men's Volleyball Falls to Lightning in Four
The Bears lost Saturday afternoon to Lehman College 3-1. The Bears took a tightly contested third set 26-24 to avoid a sweep before dropping the fourth and final set. Raul Urshela had four kills and Maciej Sadowski had nine digs.

March 9, 2012
Men's Volleyball Sweeps Sarah Lawrence, Edged by Cooper Union in Home Doubleheader
Freshman Raul Urshela tallied 21 kills in home HVMAC doubleheader on Friday night as the Bears defeated Sarah Lawrence in straight sets to sweep the season series, before falling to defending champions Cooper Union in three sets.

March 8, 2012
Torres and Urshela Sweep HVMAC Weekly Accolades
Junior Martin Torres was named Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference Player of the Week and freshman Raul Urshela was named Rookie of the Week for the week ending March 4, 2012.

March 8, 2012
Men's Volleyball Earns 1st Conference Win at Sarah Lawrence
Junior Martin Torres tallied 16 kills, setting a career and school best, Raul Urshela chipped in 11 kills, and Iqbal Husain dished out a career-high 29 assists as the Bears picked up their first HVMAC victory defeating Sarah Lawrence in four sets.

March 5, 2012
Men's Volleyball vs. Mount Saint Vincent Rescheduled to 3/20
The postponed home men's volleyball game on March 2nd against Mount Saint Vincent has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 20th at 7:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Technical High School.

March 1, 2012
Bears Volleyball Drops HVMAC Decision to Yeshiva
Freshman Raul Urshela tallied nine kills with a .300 hitting percentage and junior Martin Torres added seven kills as the Bears fell to defending HVMAC champions Yeshiva University, 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-17), on Thursday night.

February 27, 2012
Bears Volleyball Notches Second Win Defeating Medgar Edgars
Junior Martin Torres and freshman Raul Urshela each had 15 kills, setting a new Bears single-match record, and sophomore Iqbal Husain tied a single-match record dishing out 29 assists as St. Joseph's snapped a five-game skid defeating Medgar Evers, 3-1 (25-18, 25-21, 22-25, 25-13), on Monday evening

February 24, 2012
Bears Volleyball Drops Straight Set Decision to Brooklyn
Freshman Raul Urshela put away five kills and junior Martin Torres brought up six digs, but the Bears fell in straight sets for the second time this season to their cross borough rivals.

February 16, 2012
Bears Volleyball Grounded by Cardinals
Junior Martin Torres had six kills and Maciej Sadowski had seven digs, but the Bears dropped a straight set decision to York College, 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-19), on the road on Thursday night

February 11, 2012
Bears Volleyball Drops Both Ends of Home Opener Tri-Match
Junior Martin Torres combined for eight kills and eight digs on the afternoon and sophomore Iqbal Husain dished out 16 assists, but the Bears dropped a pair of straight-set decisions to Albertus Magnus and Brooklyn College in their 2012 home opener.

February 9, 2012
Bears Volleyball Triumphant in Season Opener
Martin Torres and Raul Urshela had eight kills each and Muhammad Ali Bhatti had 12 digs and nine aces to lead the Bears to a 3-1 victory over Medgar Evers on Thursday night in their 2012 season opener.