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.
Indianapolis, Ind. (May 23) -- The NCAA has announced the final qualifiers for the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship as 10 MIT women and five MIT men will take part in the three-day event. The meet will take place at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
At the Last Chance Meet on a hot Thursday night at the Sherie and Don Morrison Track, the No. 8 ranked MIT women’s track and field team earned three individual victories in the team’s final meet before the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
For the second year in a row the MIT men’s lacrosse team received multiple selections to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-New England Team. Seniors Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) and Michael Traub (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) represented the Engineers on the list. In order to be eligible for this award nominees must have senior standing, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, and be a significant enough player that he was nominated for at least All-Conference selection.
MIT women’s openweight rowers Larkin Sayre (Cambridge, England) and Savannah Inglin (Olympia, Wash.) have both earned All-Patriot League honors for their performances last weekend. The All-League teams are based on the teams’ finishes in the Varsity Eight from the Patriot League Rowing Championships, which was held on Friday, May 12 at Cooper River in Camden, N.J.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (May 16) – For the first time ever, MIT Athletics will be streaming its 31st annual Student-Athlete Excellence Banquet which will take place in Rockwell Cage beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday evening. The night will showcase the success of MIT’s student-athletes and the success that the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) has had over the past nine months. The link for the broadcast can be found here: portal.stretchinternet.com/mit/
Louisville, Ky. (May 16) – MIT softball junior outfielder Jasmin Joseph (Woodland Hills, Calif.) and sophomore pitcher Ravenne Nasser (Methuen, Mass.) have been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-New England teams, as announced by the organization on Monday evening. Joseph, who was placed on the Second Team a year ago, earned her second career honor this spring with a spot on the First Team, while Nasser was placed on the Second Team for the first time in her career
Battling cold, windy, and rainy conditions at the EARC Sprints on Sunday, the MIT men’s lightweight crew team placed fourth in the Petite Finals of both the Varsity 8 and 2V8. Despite the rough weather, the Engineers had their best row of the year.
Battling cold, windy, and rainy conditions at the EARC Sprints on Sunday, the MIT men’s heavyweight crew team placed fifth in the Varsity 8 Third Level Final while the 2V8 was sixth in its Third Level Final.
At the 2017 NEICAAA Outdoor Championship, the No. 7 ranked MIT women’s track and field team placed seventh overall out of 40 schools with 52 points over the two-day event. The Engineers finished as the top Division III program in New England, were three points out of fourth place overall and finished just one point behind Division I UMass and Dartmouth College. In addition, MIT defeated No. 3 Williams College for the second straight week by an 11.5-point margin.
In the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament, the No. 22 ranked MIT women’s tennis team dropped a 5-0 final to No. 7 ranked Wesleyan College in a match played at Bowdoin College. The Engineers end the season at 13-9 overall, while Wesleyan will now face top-seeded Bowdoin in Sunday’s regional final.
At the Dad Vail Regatta, the MIT women’s lightweight crew team earned spots on the medal stand in both the varsity 8 and lightweight varsity 4 competition as the Engineers performed well in rainy conditions on Saturday.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (May 13) - On Saturday afternoon at the Pickard Tennis Courts in Brunswick, Maine the No. 20 ranked MIT men's tennis team fell to No. 7 and defending national champion Bowdoin College, 5-0, in the NCAA Tournament's Regional Championship match. The loss brings MIT's season to a close with a record of 18-5, while Bowdoin advances to the National Quarterfinals in Chattanooga, Tennessee next week. Despite the score being 5-0, the Engineers made a rally during singles and had the match been played to completion it would have been a lot closer than the final score was.
At the 2017 Patriot League Championship on Friday on the Cooper River as the Engineers totaled 33 points to place just three points out of third. On the day, all three MIT boats advanced to the grand final. In addition to the team finish, MIT head coach Holly Metcalf was voted as the Patriot League Coach of the Year.
In the first round of the NCAA Regional on Friday afternoon at Bowdoin College, the No. 22 ranked MIT women’s tennis team defeated Gwynedd Mercy by a 5-0 final to advance to the tournament’s second round.
FALMOUTH, Maine (May 12) - The No. 20 ranked MIT men's tennis team earned a 5-1 win over No. 40 Stevens Institute of Technology on Friday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Due to wet courts this morning, the match was moved inside to Foreside Fitness Tennis Center in Falmouth. With the win, the Engineers registered their 18th win of the year, which tied the most that they have had since the 2012-13 season when they went 18-3.
Junior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) represented MIT on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region Team for the second year in a row as announced by the organization on Friday. With her placement on the Berkshire Region second team, she became the third player in program history to be a repeat honoree as Deanna Lentz ’06 and Casey Flynn ’10 also accomplished this feat.
AUSTIN, Texas (May 11) – Four MIT student-athletes were recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as they were all selected to the Academic All-District Team on Thursday afternoon. Men’s Lacrosse senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) and men’s swimming and diving junior Joshua Tomazin (Austin, Texas) were repeat honorees, while women’s swimming and diving senior Veronika Jedryka (Arlington Heights, Ill.) and women’s fencing sophomore Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) both made the list for the first time. All four will represent the Engineers on the national ballot and will contend for Academic All-America honors, which will be voted on and released on June 6, 2017.
Cambridge, Mass. (May 10) -- At the recent 2017 NEWMAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship, the MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) dedicated the newly-renovated track and field complex that serves as the home of MIT men’s and women’s track and field.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 10) – For the first time since the 2012-2013 season, the MIT men’s tennis team will have a student-athlete represented at the NCAA Division III Singles Individual Championship. Sophomore Tyler Barr (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) will travel to the Champions Tennis Club in Chattanooga, Tennessee for the Singles Tournament from May 25-27, which is scheduled to begin after the conclusion of the team championship. Barr will find out who he will face-off against when the draw is revealed on May 24, the final day of the team championship.
Senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) became the first player in the history of the MIT men’s lacrosse program to be named NEWMAC Athlete of the Year as announced by the league on Tuesday. He also secured a spot on the All-Conference first team along with juniors Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) and Christian Jamison (Huntington, N.Y.). In addition, junior Mitch Turley (Westfield, Ind.) was voted to the All-Conference second team while senior TJ Burns (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
For the 24th consecutive season the MIT women’s lacrosse team secured multiple spots on the NEWMAC All-Conference Team as announced by the league on Tuesday. Juniors Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) and Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) were placed on the first and second teams, respectively, while senior Devin Williams (Washington, D.C.) was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
BOSTON, Mass. (May 9) – Six members of the No. 20 MIT men’s tennis team have been named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference Team for their outstanding efforts this spring. Of 16 possible spots on the All-Conference Team this year, MIT took home six slots to lead the league in selections.
Indianapolis, Ind. (May 8) -- The No. 22 ranked MIT women’s tennis team, by virtue of capturing the 2016 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship, has earned a berth in the 2017 NCAA Division III Tournament. The Engineers will travel to Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine for the regional that will take place on May 12-14.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 8) – Coming off its 19th straight New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship yesterday afternoon, the MIT men’s tennis team has learned that they will travel to Bowdoin College for the second and third rounds of the 2017 NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
Boston, Mass. (May 8) -- MIT junior shortstop Austin Filiere (Chandler, Ariz.) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball Player of the Year and freshman outfielder Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.) has earned league Rookie of the Year honors. Overall, the Engineers placed five players on the All-Conference Teams, which is the most in the conference.
BOSTON, Mass. (May 8) – MIT softball junior outfielder Jasmin Joseph (Woodland Hills, Calif.), sophomore pitcher Ravenne Nasser (Methuen, Mass.) and senior catcher Ali Trueworthy (Rochester, N.H.) were all awarded with postseason honors from the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) when the league revealed its All-Conference and All-Sportsmanship selections this morning.