By William Meija
York College men’s volleyball finished the 2023 season at home in a non-conference doubleheader matchup against the City College of New York Beavers (16-17) inside the York College Gymnasium.
The Cardinals (0-17) put up a good fight against CCNY but came up short in sets in the first match (25-10, 25-11, 25-9) and final match (25-12, 25-6, 25-8). CCNY won six consecutive points to take an 11-6 lead in the first period. CCNY would finish the first period with the lead. CCNY ended the second set in a 25-11 victory. To close out the first game, CCNY displayed a scoring frenzy, dominating York 25-9 in the final set.
For the York Cardinals, Austinson Cooke contributed to a team-high three points, Glevner Stuart finished with two kills, Ahmed Algendy finished with one kill and one block and Jaylen Campbell led the team with six digs.
The Beavers held the advantage in points (54-7), kills (25-4), aces (24-0), assists (24-4) and digs (29-13).
In the final match of the doubleheader, CCNY dominated York in all three sets. CCNY held the advantage of 25-12 in the first set, 25-6 in the second and 25-8 in the third set. For the Cardinals, Campbell and Stuart led the team with four points. Stuart set a career-high with four kills, Algendy contributed with five assists and Stanley Sanchez finished with a team-leading five digs.
CCNY held the advantage in kills (26-7), aces (22-2), assists (25-6) and digs (27-12).
York College men’s volleyball member and senior Alex Winter is graduating and leaving the program.
This season was tough for first-year York men’s volleyball head coach Anthony Reyes. Reyes, a 2016 graduate of CCNY with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, was excited to take the job as head coach for the Cardinals, per York Athletics.
Reyes was a member of the CCNY men’s volleyball team from 2012 to 2015 and racked up a total of 1664 assists and points, 571 kills, 64 aces and 42 blocks in 69 – career games. Reyes also served as team captain in his senior year at CCNY.