CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (August 21) – The MIT softball team has announced its incoming recruiting class for the 2018 season as two student-athletes join the program, which will be under the direction of eight-year head coach Jen Williams.
Cambridge, Mass. (August 21) -- The MIT openweight women’s crew program has announced its incoming class for the fall of 2017 as the Engineers welcome six new members to the program. MIT will again be under the direction of 2017 Patriot League Coach of the Year Holly Metcalf and novice coach Hank Zimmerman.
New Orleans, La. (August 20) -- Twenty-seven members of the MIT men’s and women’s track and field teams were recently honored on the All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The MIT men had nine student-athletes, while the women posted 18 members of the squad to rank No. 2 nationally in Division III. In addition, both the men’s and women’s teams earned All-Academic Team honors as each squad posted an overall GPA of a 3.60.
It was the eighth inning of a Wednesday night game between the Class A Short Season Eugene Emeralds and the Everett AquaSox on July 19. Filiere's Emeralds had built a 10-4 lead as he stepped to the plate with two outs for his final at-bat of the evening. Only this particular at-bat was anything but routine.
The MIT women’s volleyball team has announced its incoming recruiting class for the 2017 season as four student-athletes join the program, which will be under the direction of reigning NEWMAC Coach of the Year Paul Dill.
Cambridge, Mass. (August 17) -- Jess Duff has been named as the MIT Special Assistant to the Athletic Director/Department Head, as announced by Julie Soriero, Director of Athletics. Duff comes to MIT from the NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she has served as the Assistant Coordinator for the NCAA Office of Inclusion.
The MIT men’s heavyweight crew program has announced its incoming recruiting class for the 2017-18 season as eight student-athletes join the team, which will be under the direction of 12-year head coach Tony Kilbridge.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (August 15) – A combined 21 incoming freshmen - 10 men and 11 women - will be added to the MIT men's and women's swimming and diving teams this fall, as announced by Mary Frances Wagley '47 Head Coach Dani Korman.
Cambridge, Mass. (August 11) -- The MIT women’s lightweight crew program has announced its incoming recruiting class for the 2017-18 season as 11 student-athletes join the team, which will again by under the direction of head coach Claire Martin-Doyle.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (August 11) – Recent sailing graduate Jorlyn Le Garrec (Pittsburgh, Pa.) along with three MIT undergraduate and two other recent alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct independent research projects overseas during the coming academic year.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (August 9) – The MIT coed and women’s sailing teams have announced their schedule for the 2017 fall season, which will feature nine home regattas including the New England Match Race Championship slated for Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15, 2017. The Engineers will be under the direction of co-head coaches Matt Lindblad and Mike Kalin.
For the first time in program history the MIT women’s lacrosse team was named the Zag Sports Division III Academic Merit Squad as announced by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) on Tuesday. Established in 2013, the award recognizes the institution in each NCAA division with the highest team GPA for the academic year. The Engineers recorded a 3.635 GPA on a 4.0 scale, tops among a field of 146 Division III schools.
Boston, Mass. (August 1) -- MIT cross country/track and field standout Maryann Gong `17 (Livermore, Calif.) has been named as one of two New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference’s (NEWMAC) NCAA Woman of the Year nominees. Gong and Lauren Holt of Springfield College were voted as the league nominees by the 11 NEWMAC athletic directors. The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors student-athletes based on academics, athletics, service and leadership.
The MIT women’s lacrosse team received multiple academic awards from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) earlier this week. The Engineers were among 308 schools across NCAA Division I, II, III, and the NAIA to be named as an IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad. In addition, MIT placed six student-athletes on the IWLCA Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll.
For the ninth time in 11 years the MIT men’s and women’s volleyball teams qualified for the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award. MIT was one of four Division III programs to appear on both lists in addition to being the only Division III institution to have both the men’s and women’s teams earn spots on the honor roll.
Tempe, Ariz. (July 26) -- Six members of the MIT women’s tennis team have earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete honors, as announced by the ITA this week. In addition, the team overall has earned the ITA All-Academic Team award for having an overall cumulative team GPA of over a 3.20. As a group, the Engineers boast an impressive 3.70 grade point average, have captured All-Academic Team accolades for the 15th straight year and were one of seven NEWMAC teams to earn the team award.
TEMPE, Ariz. (July 26) – For the tenth straight season, the MIT men’s tennis team has been recognized for its academic success by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) with the association’s All-Academic Team award. In addition, five student-athletes from the program received ITA Scholar-Athlete honors, which marks the tenth time in the history of the award in which at-least five individuals have been recognized by the ITA. In total, 237 teams and 1,364 student-athletes were recognized this year.
Cambridge, Mass. (July 24) -- The MIT men’s basketball program will be holding The Basketball Academy at MIT on August 12-13 in Rockwell Cage. Participants will be exposed to various drills and competitive games and will have the opportunity to learn from MIT coaches and players.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 21) – MIT women’s cross country/track and field senior Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) has won the 2017 NCAA Elite 90 Fan Favorite contest which concluded on Thursday evening. Gong becomes the second MIT student-athlete to win the contest as D. Carrington Motley ’16 (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won it back in 2015.
Cambridge, Mass. (July 19) -- Tyler O’Keefe has been named as the MIT men’s lacrosse head coach, as announced by Julie Soriero, Director of Athletics. O’Keefe succeeds 43-year head coach Walter Alessi, who announced his retirement following the 2017 season. O’Keefe comes to MIT from Williams College (Mass.), where he has served as an assistant coach for the last two seasons.
Behind the strength of a 3.618 grade point average, the MIT women’s basketball team placed seventh on the 2016-17 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll. This was the second time the Engineers cracked the top 10 on the list as they ranked third in 2011.
Austin, Texas (July 18) -- MIT women’s cross country/track and field senior Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) has been named the 2016-17 CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America® of the Year, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
For the second straight season the MIT men’s volleyball team had eight student-athletes qualify for the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) All-Academic List as announced by the league on Wednesday. The Engineers were also recipients of the All-Academic Team award and generated the highest GPA in the UVC, a 3.54 on a 4.0 scale.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (July 10) – The MIT water polo team has announced its slate of games for the 2017 season, which will feature 23 regular season games that includes ten Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) contests and nine home matches. The Engineers will be under the direction of fourth-year head coach Dave Andriole.
The Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Board of Stewards has announced the All-Academic Team for the 2016-17 academic year. A total of 336 student-athletes from 32 institutions were honored, with MIT producing 19 qualifiers, including an IRA-best 10 women’s lightweight representatives.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (July 5) – The MIT women’s soccer program has announced its slate of games for the 2017 season, which will feature a 19-match schedule that includes ten New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contests and ten home games at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium. The Engineers will be under the guidance of tenth-year head coach Martin Desmarais
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (July 3) – Former MIT water polo standout student-athlete Ory Tasman ’16 (Orlando, Fla.) has been chosen to compete for Team USA at the 20th World Maccabi Games, which will take place from July 4 – July 18, 2017 in Israel. Tasman, who is currently the women’s collegiate club water polo coach at the University of Central Florida, will join the USA Water Polo team in his first-ever Maccabiah Games this summer.