The College of Staten Island men’s volleyball squad will wrap up their regular season on their home floor tonight, celebrating Senior Night by taking on Medgar Evers College at 7pm.  The game is the final tune-up before the CUNYAC Tournament and CSI will look to stay sharp against a Cougars team that they have already defeated twice this season in two very competitive contests.  Prior to first serve, CSI will honor lone senior, Justin Edwardsen.

Matchup:  CSI (7-19 overall, 3-12 CUNYAC) vs. Medgar Evers College (2-23 Overall, 0-16 CUNYAC)
Where:  Sports & Recreation Center – 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
First Serve: 7:00 pm
Live Video:
All-Time Series: CSI leads 4-0
This Year’s Result:   CSI has won two meetings, 3-0 & 3-1
Players To Watch (CSI):   In his final outing on his home floor Edwardsen will continue to try and lead the Dolphins.  He is first on the squad with 170 kills this season and is second on the squad in service aces and digs.  Kevin Rosero has advanced as a threat at the net.  His 1.61 kills per game is now fourth on the squad.  After joining the Dolphins midseason, Khaleeq Baum now stands 6th on the squad with 60, and his 1.76 kills per game ranks second on the squad.  Song Shin Low will look to do more damage behind the service line.  He leads the team with 39 aces this season.
Players to Watch (MEC):  Despite a tough season, Jamal Chance has been shining for the Cougars, and is one of the league leaders with 297 kills this season, good for 4.37 per set.  He is also the team leader in aces, digs and blocks, so look for him to be a centerpiece to the Cougars’ gameplan tonight.  Shaquille Miller has been tremendous of late as well, and he stands second on the squad in kills and digs.  Angel Seda has been a passing threat all season, as he leads the squad with a heavy 396 assists, and should cross the 400 threshold here tonight.
News and Notes:  With a single kill registered tonight, CSI will break their single season total of a year ago.  The Dolphins are already well over their records in aces and digs a year ago, having crossed those thresholds in even fewer games this season.  This is the fifth all-time meeting between the Dolphins and Cougars but it will be the first played at CSI in their history.  The teams have met twice at MEC and twice at neutral sites.  CSI had taken straight set wins over MEC prior to their final meeting just 10 days ago, where CSI survived a four-game set.  Still, this has been a close series.  This season, five of their seven total sets have been decided by five points or less.  With a win tonight and a Brooklyn loss to John Jay, CSI can move up to the No. 7 spot in the conference standings in anticipation of the tournament which begins on April 5.  They will face either Hunter College or Baruch College.  Both of those teams are battling for the top seed and also play tonight.