MIT COOP Student-Athlete of the Week

September 19, 2017
Udgam Goyal, Football

Udgam Goyal, quarterback for the MIT football team, completed 16 of his 27 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-26 win over Endicott College on Saturday afternoon. In addition, Goyal ran for 79 yards including a 71 yard touchdown run early in the second quarter – a career-long run for the junior – which at the time gave MIT the 24-7 advantage.

September 19, 2017

Libby Rickeman, Women's Tennis

Freshman Libby Rickeman of the women’s tennis team opened her collegiate career by claiming the singles championship at the MIT Invitational over the weekend. Rickeman opened the tournament with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Zoe Miller of Tufts in her first collegiate match. In the second round, she defeated No. 5 seeded Vickie Ip of Amherst by a 6-3, 6-2 final to set up a third-round matchup with top-seeded Victoria Yu of Wesleyan. Rickeman defeated Yu, who is ranked No. 3 in the country in Division III, by a 7-5, 6-4 final to move into the semifinals. After a 6-2, 6-4 win over No. 4 seeded Mina Karamercan from Tufts, Rickeman advanced to the championship match and defeated Smukler 6-3, 6-1 on Sunday morning. Karamercan is the No. 17 ranked player nationally, while Smukler is No. 15.

September 12, 2017
Luka Knezevic, Water Polo

Luka Knezevic, of the MIT water polo team, led MIT to a sweep of Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon with a dominant individual performance in the pool. Knezevic scored three goals on six shots, posted six assists, won two sprints and added a steal in a 19-11 game one win. In the night cap, Knezevic registered his second hat trick of the day and also dished out one assist and stole the ball twice to lead the Engineers to a 20-5 game two win.

September 12, 2017
Emily Berzolla, Women's Soccer

In a 3-0 week for the MIT women's soccer team, sophomore Emily Berzolla registered two goals and four assists for eight points to lead the Engineers to their best start to a season (5-0) since 1993. In the opener this week, Berzolla registered two goals against Worcester State - her first two of the season - and then went on to dish out two assists in a 6-1 road win at Emmanuel and two assists in a 7-0 win at home against Thomas. Berzolla now has nine points this season, which ranks second in the NEWMAC, and has led the MIT offense, one that ranks second in the country in assists, third in goals and third in total points, to a undefeated start.