CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's volleyball will welcome three players to the team for the 2021 season, announced head coach Brian Baise. Coming off a shortened season, the Crimson achieved a 9-6 record through the 15 matches, including a 3-1 win over then-No. 13 George Mason on Feb. 15. Joining the team in Cambridge in the fall are James Bardin, Jeffrey Kwan and Trevor Schultz.
"The Class of 2024 will bring talent, athleticism and experience to our roster next year," remarked Baise. "Trevor, James and Jeffrey have all competed at the highest junior levels, and we look forward to working with them in the next stage of their volleyball careers. But we're equally excited about their contributions off the court. They are high-character, team-first players and they will play an important role in our continual efforts to build a healthy and strong team culture."
James Bardin | 6-7 | Setter | Aliso Viejo, Calif. | Santa Margarita Catholic
Four-year letterwinner and starter at Santa Margarita Catholic High School... Captain of the team senior year... 2019 Trinity All-League honoree... Named to the Boys Junior National Championship All-Tournament Team (2017 and 2018)... Won gold at the SCVA West Coast Classic in 2019... Earned bronze at the Boys Junior National Championship (2017, 2018, 2019)... Won gold at the 2018 Boys Winter Volleyball Championship... Played club volleyball for nine years at 949 athletics and was named captain for the last six years... Four-time scholar athlete... Also plays beach volleyball in the CBVA Men's AA division
Jeffrey Kwan | 5-11 | Libero/Outside Hitter | Cupertino, Calif. | Harker
Four-year letterwinner and starter at Harker... Named captain for the 2019 and 2020 seasons... Team Co-MVP and First Team All-League (2019)... Team MVP and Second Team All-League (2018)... Team MVP and Co-Freshman of the Year (2017)... Helped lead Harker to a CCS DIII Championship and CIF-NorCal Open Runner-Up in 2019... In 2018 led the team to a CCS DIII Runner-Up and CIF Nor-Cal DII Runner-Up... Played club volleyball for the Mountain View Volleyball Club... Helped lead MVVC to a BJNC 18 Open Gold Medal (2019) and a BJNC 16 Open Bronze Medal (2017)... Member of Team USA for the 2020 Romanian Masters of Mathematics and earned a silver medal... Received USAMO Honorable Mention and USAPhO silver in 2019... In 2018, was the USAJMO winner and earned USAPhO Bronze... Mother Teresa Cheng '82 and sister Melissa Kwan '22 attended Harvard... Aunt Margaret Cheng '83 also attended Harvard and was a member of the field hockey and women's volleyball teams
Trevor Schultz | 6-6 | Middle Blocker | Saint Augustine, Fla. | Bartram Trail
Played club volleyball for Ocean Bay (2019-20), Orlando Gold (2018-19) and JJVA (2013-17)... Started at the middle blocker position ever year since 2014... Crowned AAU National Champions in 2019... Two-time High Performance Champion... Part of Team USA in 2019... Participated in Distrcit Character Counts during his junior and senior year... Boy state Mayor and congressman... Completed 500 hours of community service