MIT Earns Both Men's and Women's NEWMAC Presidents Cup Awards

MIT Earns Both Men's and Women's NEWMAC Presidents Cup Awards

BOSTON, Mass. - MIT has been honored by earning both of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents Cups, as announced at the conference’s annual meetings by NEWMAC President’s Council Chair and Wheaton College President Dennis Hanno on Wednesday afternoon. Both the men and women of MIT each earned four conference championships and three regular season championships during the 2015-16 academic year.

This year marked the second time since the inaugural campaign in 2012-13 in which MIT swept both NEWMAC Presidents Cups and the third time the men and women have individually earned the award.
 
MIT Director of Athletics, Julie Soriero, was pleased to receive both Presidents Cup accolades once again, saying, “The NEWMAC is such a competitive conference, so it is truly an honor for MIT to be the recipient of this year’s President’s Cup for both the men and the women. This represents the hard work, dedicated efforts and competitive spirit of our student-athletes, coaches and staff."

MIT Chancellor, Cynthia Barnhart, was pleased to receive Presidents Cup accolades once again, saying, “The NEWMAC is such a competitive conference, so it is truly an honor for MIT to be the recipient of this year’s President’s Cup for both the men and the women. I congratulate our student-athletes, coaches, and staff on their hard work, dedicated efforts, and competitive spirit. I am very proud of all of them!”

Men's NEWMAC Program Highlights

The MIT cross country team kicked off the year by winning its 18th consecutive conference title, and placing eight runners in the top-ten during the NEWMAC Championships back in November. Also in the fall, men’s soccer won a NEWMAC regular season title while also earning an At-Large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a regional host.

MIT continued its success into the winter season with the men’s swimming & diving earning its eighth consecutive championship in their home pool.  The Engineers dominated the award podium with 17 individuals and five relay teams receiving all-conference awards.

In the spring, the men’s track and field team claimed the programs 16th straight NEWMAC championship while placing 18 individuals and one relay on All-Conference. Also racking up all-time conference titles was the men’s tennis program who claimed their 18th consecutive NEWMAC crown. MIT baseball also earned a regular season title finishing 14-3 in the regular season.

Women's NEWMAC Program Highlights

The MIT cross country team kicked off the year by winning its ninth consecutive conference crown, and placing six runners in the top-ten back during the NEWMAC Championships in November. Also in the fall, women’s soccer, tennis and volleyball won NEWMAC regular season titles while volleyball and tennis represented the Engineers at the NCAA Tournament.

MIT continued its success into the winter season with the women’s swimming & diving earning its sixth consecutive championship in their home pool.  The Engineers dominated the award podium with 12 individuals and five relay teams receiving all-conference awards.

Once spring arrived, the women’s track and field team claimed the program's eighth straight NEWMAC crown, while placing 13 individuals on the All-Conference teams. MIT softball went on a strong run in the conference championship before falling to WPI in the final game. However, the Engineers earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament and made noise all the way to Salem, Virginia to the championship site where they finished fifth in the NCAA Division III Softball Championship.