Racing in calm conditions with flat water and a light drizzle on the Charles River, the MIT men’s heavyweight crew Third Varsity 4+ recorded a comfortable victory over a pair of boats from Boston College on Thursday morning.
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) recently announced the members of the 2018 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions who maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher during their careers. MIT had 11 seniors earn this honor as the Engineers were one of just 18 schools with 10 or more honorees in 2018.
In a back-and-forth game that featured eight ties and five lead changes, Babson College netted the game-winning goal with 36 seconds left to play, capturing a 12-11 win over MIT in NEWMAC men’s lacrosse action on Wednesday night. Senior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) paced the Engineers with a game-high five goals.
With an 18-16 win over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the MIT women’s lacrosse team registered its program-record eighth straight victory on Wednesday. Senior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) posted seven goals and an assist, becoming the first player in program history to eclipse 100 points for the season and 300 points in a career. Senior Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) collected 15 draw controls, breaking the Institute single-game record of 12 that was set by Laura Watson ’08. She also increased her season draw control total to 93, surpassing the mark of 91 that was established by Kira Schott ’16 in 2014.
Westwood, Mass. (April 25) – A program record nine members of the No. 19 MIT softball team have been named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference as the league announced its selections this afternoon.
The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the 2018 Women’s Track and Field Academic All-Conference Team. MIT has a league-high 18 honorees as there were 94 student-athletes recognized overall.
The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the 2018 Men’s Track and Field Academic All-Conference Team. MIT has a league-high 18 honorees as there were 58 student-athletes recognized overall.
For the sixth straight season, the No. 13 MIT women’s tennis team finished the NEWMAC regular season undefeated as the Engineers downed Babson College by a 7-2 final on Tuesday afternoon. The Engineers earn the league’s regular-season championship and the No. 1 seed in the league tournament after winning the program’s 49th straight conference match.
Cambridge, Mass. (April 24) - The MIT softball team, ranked No. 2 in the first NCAA Division III New England regional rankings, could not overcome an early 3-0 lead by Salve Regina University in game one as the Engineers saw their 20-game win streak come to an end with a 5-2 loss. The Engineers were up 13-1 in the third inning of game two but the contest was called due to darkness and will not be continued at a later date due to upcoming postseason play for both teams.
Lexington, Ky. (April 24) – MIT men’s volleyball sophomore Thomas Nelson (San Ramon, Calif.) became the fourth student-athlete in program history and first since 2014 to be named as an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III All-American when the organization released its selection yesterday. Nelson was named to the Second Team and was one of three libero’s to be honored from the 28 student-athletes selected this season.
Babson Park, Mass. (April 23) - The No. 25 MIT men's tennis team swept all six singles points after being down 2-1 after doubles to defeat Babson College, 7-2, in their New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season finale on Monday afternoon.
MIT seniors Mary Eccles (Wahaiwa, Hawaii) and Ariela Slutsky (Weston, Fla.) have been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Track and Field Athletes of the Week for their performances over the weekend.
MIT junior Kelly Zhu (Pearland, Texas) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week for her performance last week. In addition, senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) and freshman Marina Zhang (Garnet Valley, Pa.) were honored as the league’s Doubles Team of the Week. This marks the fifth doubles honor for Kohrs this season, while Zhu and Zhang were recognized for the first time.
MIT senior Cody Bratten (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Athlete of the Week for his performance at the Sean Collier Invitational on Saturday. This is the first NEWMAC weekly award for Bratten this year.
Westwood, Mass. (April 23) – After helping MIT clinch the 2018 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Regular Season Championship, sophomore Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) has been named as the NEWMAC Softball Athlete of the Week for the second time in her career.
For the second time this season, MIT senior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) was selected for NEWMAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Athlete of the Week honors as announced by the conference on Monday. The recipient of the Engineers’ second straight weekly accolade, she tallied 12 goals and six assists for 18 points while collecting 12 draw controls in a pair of wins last week.
Cambridge, Mass. (April 23) - The MIT women’s sailing team, ranked No. 13 in the latest Sailing World Collegiate rankings, qualified for the 2018 ICSA Women’s National Championship scheduled for late May with their sixth place finish at the Reed Trophy over the weekend. Additionally, the coed team took third at the Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup and ninth at the Morris Trophy.
Led by a school-record in the hammer throw from senior Ariela Slutsky (Weston, Fla.), the No. 13 MIT women’s track and field team hosted the Sean Collier Invitational on Saturday in Cambridge. The team also sent a group of runners to the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton on Friday.
On Saturday afternoon, the No. 13 ranked MIT men’s track and field team hosted the Sean Collier Invitational as the Engineers picked up five event wins. The team also sent a pair of runners to the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton on Friday.
In the team’s final NEWMAC doubleheader of the regular season, the MIT baseball dropped a pair of games to Wheaton College as the Lyons swept the Engineers in the three-game series. The Lyons took game one in a tight 5-4 final before claiming game two by a 20-6 score.
Despite coming within two goals with 2:02 left to play and generating four shots down the stretch, the MIT men’s lacrosse team would not get any closer as Springfield College held on for a 12-10 NEWMAC victory on Saturday. Freshman Nicolas Gianni (Henderson, Nev.) paced the Engineers with six points on two goals and four assists.
At the Cherry Hill Invitational, the MIT openweight crew team earned a berth in the Grand Final for the Varsity 8 and the Petite Final for the Second Varsity 8 in a regatta that took place on the Cooper River.
On Saturday afternoon, the No. 13 MIT women’s tennis team ran its winning streak to seven straight with a 9-0 shutout of Springfield College in a NEWMAC match. The win is the 48th straight conference match won by the Engineers as MIT has won all seven NEWMAC matches this season by 9-0 margins.
Springfield, Mass. (April 21) - The No. 25 MIT men's tennis team remained undefeated in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play with a 9-0 shutout of Springfield College on the road this afternoon.
Competing in sunny and cool conditions with an 8-10 mile per hour cross-headwind on the Charles River, the MIT men’s heavyweight crew team swept the 8’s events versus Bates and Colgate on Saturday morning.
Worcester, Mass. (April 21) - The MIT softball team, ranked second in the first NCAA Division III New England Division III rankings, claimed its first-ever New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Regular Season Championship, with a doubleheader sweep of WPI, ranked No. 4 in the region, on Saturday afternoon at Rooftop Field. The sweep gave MIT its first-ever regular season title in the NEWMAC era and its first conference title of any kind since sharing the NEW-8 regular season crown with Wheaton in 1992. MIT took game one, 6-3, and clinched the title with an 11-2 victory in game two and will now be the top-seed in the upcoming postseason tournament which will start in Cambridge on Wednesday, May 2.