MIT senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) is the second athlete in the history of the men’s lacrosse program to receive Scholar All-America honors as announced by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. He joins former teammate Paul Orrson ’16 on the Engineers’ all-time list.
Cambridge, Mass. (June 22) -- The MIT football program has announced its schedule for the upcoming 2017 season, which will mark the team’s first season in the newly formed New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) football conference. The Engineers will be under the direction of ninth-year head coach Chad Martinovich.
NORFOLK, Va. (June 22) – The MIT men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams received Scholar All-America Team honors for academic excellence during the spring of 2017, as announced by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Wednesday afternoon. The CSCAA honors college and university swimming and diving teams who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Both squads have appeared on this list every season since the 2003-04 campaign.
Austin, Texas (June 21) -- Led by seniors Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) and Arinze Okeke (Hawthorne, Calif.), the MIT men’s and women’s track and field/cross country teams had eight student-athletes named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Teams on Wednesday afternoon. Gong was named the CoSIDA Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Academic All-American of the Year for the second straight season, while Okeke was tabbed as the Men’s Academic All-American of the Year for the first time.
Cambridge, Mass. (June 19) -- Lauren Haynie, MIT’s special assistant to the athletic director, has resigned her position and has accepted the senior associate athletic director position at Wellesley College (Mass.).
Secaucus, N.J. (June 14) -- MIT senior pitcher David Hesslink (San Diego, Calif.) has been selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 34th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Hesslink joins teammate Austin Filiere (Chandler, Ariz.) as selections in this year’s draft as he is just the fourth player in MIT history to be drafted. Filiere was picked on Tuesday by the Chicago Cubs.
Secaucus, N.J. (June 13) -- MIT junior shortstop Austin Filiere (Chandler, Ariz.) has been selected by the Chicago Cubs in the eighth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Filiere is just the third MIT player to be drafted and first since 2001 alumnus Jason Szuminski, who was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 27th round in 2000.
Cambridge, Mass. (June 12) -- James Sica has been named as the MIT swimming and diving assistant coach and communications, promotions and marketing assistant. Sica comes to MIT from Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.).
AUSTIN, Texas (June 6) – Four MIT student-athletes – two men and two women - have earned College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America At-Large Division III accolades. Women’s swimming and diving senior Veronika Jedryka (Arlington Heights, Ill.) was placed on the First Team, women’s fencing sophomore Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) and men’s lacrosse senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) were placed on the Second Team and men’s swimming and diving junior Joshua Tomazin (Austin, Texas) earned a spot on the third team.
In its final outing of the season, the MIT men’s lightweight crew team competed at the IRA National Championship this past weekend. The Engineers saw both their Varsity 4+ and Varsity 4- place fourth in their respective Petite Finals.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (June 5) – Coming off the program’s first appearance at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (ICSA) LaserPerformance Team Race National Championship, the MIT sailing team had three student-athletes receive All-America honors from the ICSA. The All-America teams were announced by the association late on June 2nd after the conclusion of their three national championship events in Charleston, South Carolina.
Cleveland, Ohio (June 2) -- In the final Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, MIT finished 11th overall nationally with a total of 667.25 points in the 2016-2017 season. The Engineers again finish as the top-ranked program overall from the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). This year, the NEWMAC had a pair of schools inside the top 25 and three within the top 50 overall.
Austin, Texas (June 1) -- MIT baseball players John Drago (Peoria, Ariz.), Austin Filiere (Chandler, Ariz.) and David Hesslink (San Diego, Calif.) have all been named to the 2017 Academic All-America Division III Baseball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA). The Engineers lead all of Division III with three student-athletes earning this award.
Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) will take the field one more time in an MIT uniform when he plays in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All-Star game on Friday, June 2 at Springfield College.
Cambridge, Mass. (June 1) -- MIT men’s and women’s track and field assistant coach Nick Davis has resigned to accept the women’s track and field head coaching position at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Norton, Mass. (May 31) -- For the second straight season, MIT has been awarded the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s and Women’s Presidents Cups, as announced today by the conference at the league’s annual meetings. This marks the third time since the inaugural season in 2012-13 that MIT has swept both NEWMAC Presidents Cups and is the fourth time the men and women have individually won the award.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 29) - Competing in the programs first-ever Team Race National Championship, the No. 15-nationally-ranked MIT sailing team finish eighth overall of 16 teams this weekend. In the head-to-head format, MIT compiled a record of 9-6 in the preliminary round and advanced to the round of eight where MIT went 1-6 to finish eighth overall in the very competitive field.
The Lead: On the final day of the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship, the No. 8 ranked MIT women’s track and field team had three student-athletes earn All-American honors as the Engineers placed in a tie for 20th overall with a total of 12 points. Overall for the championship, MIT picked up five All-American performances to cap off the season.
The Lead: Graduate student Matthew Deyo (Syracuse, N.Y.) made a late push to finish seventh in the 5,000 meters on the final day of the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship to cap off the three-day event for the Engineers. MIT finished in a tie for 72nd place in the team standings as the team posted two points.
Appleton, Wis. (May 26) -- MIT junior shortstop Austin Filiere (Chandler, Ariz.) has been named as a 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III Second Team All-America selection, as announced at the opening ceremonies of the NCAA Division III College World Series.
Cambridge, Mass. (May 26) -- The MIT men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams have placed 10 student-athletes on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams as five men and five women earned the honor this week. These individuals will now advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where first, second and third-team All-America honorees will be selected next month.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 25) - MIT men’s tennis sophomore Tyler Barr (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) became the program’s 26th All-American with his three-set win in the opening round of the 2017 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Singles Championship Tournament on Thursday afternoon at the Champions Tennis Club in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Today marked Barr's first career appearance in the individual national tournament and is the first Engineer to reach the singles tournament since the 2012-13 season.
On day one of the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship, the No. 8 ranked MIT women’s track and field team picked up a pair of All-American honors as the Engineers are tied for 12th overall in the three-day event with a total of four points.
The Lead: On a rainy day one of the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship, MIT sophomore Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.) advanced to the finals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase as he finished eighth overall and fourth in his heat in Thursday’s preliminaries.
Geneva, Ohio (May 25) -- MIT senior Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) and sophomore Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.) have earned the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Elite 90 awards at the NCAA Championship in Geneva, Ohio.
Cambridge, Mass. (May 23) -- MIT junior shortstop Austin Filiere (Chandler, Ariz.) and freshman outfielder Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.) have both been honored as All-Region selections by ABCA/Rawlings and D3Baseball.com.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (May 23) – On Friday, May 19, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) capped another outstanding year as it announced its end of the year award winners at the 31st Annual Student-Athlete Excellence Banquet. Gianna Parella (Youngstown, Ohio) and Larkin Sayre (Cambridge, England) of the women’s openweight crew team served as the emcees, while Devin Williams (La Jolla, Calif.) of the women’s lacrosse team was the student guest speaker.