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Men's Volleyball Releases 2016-17 Recruiting Class

Men's Volleyball Releases 2016-17 Recruiting Class

CHICAGO, Ill. - The Illinois Tech men's volleyball program has released its recruiting class for the upcoming season. It features six student-athletes, all of whom Head Coach Katie Reifert thinks will have a strong impact on the program.

"I think we definitley addressed all of our needs with this incoming class," said Reifert. "We have added depth to the back line as well as miuch needed experience and size to our offense. Each newcomer will make an immediate impact in our practice gym and make us a much more competitive program this coming season."

Below is a profile of each incoming student-athlete.

David Allen

Position: Outside Hitter

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Chicago Ridge, Ill.

High School: Harold L. Richards

Club Team: Chicago Volleyball Club

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Coach Refiert's comments: "David is a tremendous athlete with strong court awareness and an offensive mentality that is definitely going to make our gym more competitive. He is a natural outside. I am excited to see him tested at the collegiate level."


Arvin Bahrami

Position: Defensive Specialist

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

High School: Lincoln Park

Club Team: Sports Performance

Major: Computer Science

Coach Reifert's comments: "Arvin impressed us throughout the recruiting process with his skill and driving desire to be the best passer and defensive player he can be. We look forward to seeing him push our defense and compete for court time immediately."

Derek Bostick

Position: Defensive Specialist

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Miami, Fla.

High School: TERRA Enviromental Research Institute

Club Team: Coastal Volleyball

Major: Chemical Engineering

Coach Reifert's comments: "Derek is a very well-rounded player who is fun to watch. He is a solid passer and will bring an extraordinary amount of experience and tenacity to our back row. "

Lukasz Kupiec

Position: Setter

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Alsip, Ill.

High School: Eisenhower

Previous College Attended: Lincoln College

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Coach Reifert's comments: "Lukasz is a highly skilled setter who's presence will definitely increase our level of play. We were very happy to bring in a setter with a couple more years under his belt. His playing experience will be a big benefit. We are excited to see how our offense develops with him in the gym."

Evan Robeck

Position: Middle Blocker

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Plainfield, Ill.

High School: Plainfield North

Club Team: SPVB 18 Wave

Major: Architecture

Coach Reifert's comments: "As a middle blocker, Evan has a great understanding of the game. His speed, athleticism and competitiveness will make him defensive force at the net this season."

Yuriy Shepta

Position: Middle Hitter

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

High School: Lake View

Club Team: Vortex

Major: Information Technology and Management

Coach Reifert's comments: "Yuriy is a great prospect who will bring size and and versatility to our pin positions. We can't wait to get him into our system and train him to be an elite attacker and defender." 


The 2017 men's volleyball schedule will be revealed in the coming weeks. Live audio, video, and statistics will be provided for all home matches during the 2017 season. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.