Four free throws during the final 24 seconds of regulation helped the No. 5 seeded MIT women's basketball team defeat No. 2 WPI, 54-40, and capture the program's first NEWMAC Championship on Sunday. Junior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) was named the Tournament Most Outstanding Player for her play throughout the tournament.
Led by four players in double figures and a 16-point outing from Tournament Most Outstanding Player AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.), the No. 3 seeded MIT men’s basketball captured the NEWMAC Championship with a 63-57 win over WPI on Sunday in Springfield. This is the sixth NEWMAC Championship for the Engineers under head coach Larry Anderson and will be the team’s eighth NCAA Tournament appearance. MIT has now defeated WPI in the NEWMAC Tournament for three straight seasons, including last year’s semifinal game at Babson.
Hartford, Conn. (February 24) - On the second day of the 2018 College Squash Association’s (CSA) Team National Championship, the No. 22 MIT squash team defeated No. 23 Colby College, 5-4, in the consolation semifinals in the Summers Cup bracket. The tournament also features No. 17 Dickinson, No. 18 Bates, No. 20 Williams, No. 21 Middlebury, No. 23 Colby and No. 24 Amherst.
For the 18th time in program history and first since 2015, the MIT women’s fencing team captured the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Championship on Saturday. Junior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) won her third epee individual title, becoming the first fencer in program history to accomplish this feat. The epee unit finished first out of 14 teams and was awarded the Silvio Vitale Cup, which goes to the top squad in the women’s field, as the Engineers won 95 percent of their bouts. The foil team also finished atop the standings and was powered by sophomore Stephanie Li’s (Greenwood Villlage, Colo.) seventh-place finish. Junior Jasmine McGhee (Chandler, Ariz.) led the way for the sabre squad as her career-best eighth-place finish helped MIT rank fifth overall.
For the second year in a row the MIT men’s fencing team was the runner up at the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Championship which was held on Saturday. Sophomore Sheel Patel (El Paso, Texas) captured the individual epee title, the Engineers’ first since Joey Rafidi ’14 won the event in 2014, while the squad ranked third overall. Senior Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) tied for third place in the sabre standings as MIT was third out of 11 teams. Sophomore Avi Zeff (Philadelphia, Pa.) led the foil unit with a career-best seventh-place finish, helping the team take fourth place in the rankings.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 24) - The MIT women's swimming and diving team broke three records on the third night of the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship, hosted inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool in Cambridge.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 24) - On the third night of the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championship, MIT sophomore Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.) set a new meet record in the 400-IM, while classmate Samuel Solomon (Rockville, Md.) broke the school record on the 3-meter diving board.
Led by a 23-point, 11-assist double-double from junior AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.), the No. 3 seeded MIT men’s basketball team advanced to the NEWMAC Championship Game with a 70-61 win over No. 2 seeded Babson College on Saturday afternoon. MIT will now take on WPI for the league title on Sunday afternoon after the Engineers upset top-seeded Springfield College in overtime in the first semifinal.
No. 5 seeded MIT generated 10 unanswered points during the first 5:23 of the fourth quarter to pull away and defeat top-seeded Smith College, 64-51, in the semifinals of the NEWMAC Women's Basketball Tournament on Saturday. The victory puts the Engineers in the championship game for the first time in program history.
Hartford, Conn. (February 23) - On the opening night of the 2018 College Squash Association’s (CSA) Team National Championship, No. 22 MIT was edged by No. 19 Franklin & Marshall, 6-3. This marked the first match for both teams in the Summers Cup Championship bracket which also features No. 17 Dickinson, No. 18 Bates, No. 20 Williams, No. 21 Middlebury, No. 23 Colby and No. 24 Amherst.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 23) - The 400-medley relay team for MIT closed the second night of the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championship with a bang as sophomore Tim Kralj (Woodinville, Wash.), senior Justin Chiu (Monterey Park, Calif.), sophomore Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.) and senior Jeremy Bogle (Weston, Mass.) broke the meet record and notched an NCAA "B" cut with a time of 3:17.92.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 23) - On the second night of the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship, the No. 7 MIT women's swimming and diving team extended its lead and now has 427 points. The Engineers claimed first place in four of six contested events in tonight's championship finals session.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 23) -- With the current construction ongoing on Vassar Street that includes the closure of the West Garage, there are a number of nearby parking options that are available for this weekend's NEWMAC Swimming and Diving Championship at MIT.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 22) - On the opening night of the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championship, hosted by MIT inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool, the MIT men's swimming and diving team won both the 800-free relay and the 1-meter dive to jump out in front in the team standings with 125 points.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 22) - On the opening night of the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championship, hosted by MIT inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool, the MIT women's swimming and diving team finished second in the 800-free relay in the only event contested this evening.
Junior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) was voted to the CoSIDA Women's Basketball Academic All-District Team, marking her second straight selection and the fourth year in a row MIT was represented on the list. A 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America third team honoree, she advances to the national ballot and will contend for Academic All-America honors to be voted on next month. MIT is the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and currently ranks second across all NCAA divisions with 276 honors.
Men’s basketball juniors Bradley Jomard (Paris, France) and Tim Roberts (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team for the 2017-18 season. This marks the first career Academic All-District honor for both student-athletes.
Behind a career and game-high 26 points from junior Dolly Yuan (San Jose, Calif.), the No. 5 seeded MIT women’s basketball team defeated No. 4 Springfield College, 66-55, in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC Tournament on Wednesday. With the victory, the Engineers secured a spot in the semifinals for the fifth time in program history and first since 2003.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 21) - Playing in its first outdoor match of the spring season, the MIT men's tennis team improved to 2-1 with a 7-2 win over Division II Bentley University on Wednesday afternoon in Cambridge.
MIT junior guard AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in a pair of victories last week. This is the second NEWMAC Player of the Week award in the last three weeks for Jurko.
Senior Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and sophomore Sheel Patel (El Paso, Texas) along with freshmen Nyle Sykes (Greenwood Village, Colo.) and Joshua Talbot (Verona, N.J.) represented MIT on the Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) All-Star Team. Wong earned a spot on the Sabre First Team while Sykes was an Epee First Team All-Star. Patel was selected to the Epee Second Team as Talbot made the Foil Second Team.
For the second year in a row, MIT junior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) earned a spot on the Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) All-Star Epee First Team. She is the only fencer in program history to be a three-time NFC Epee All-Star as she was tabbed to the second team following her freshman campaign.
In the 2018 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Preseason Baseball Coaches’ Poll, the MIT baseball team has been chosen third overall out of the eight member schools. The Engineers are under the direction of 15th-year head coach Andy Barlow and are coming off an appearance in the NEWMAC Championship in 2017.
Westwood, Mass. (February 20) – The MIT softball team has been selected to finish fourth in this year’s New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Engineers are coming off a 2017 campaign, which saw them go 21-11 and reach the NEWMAC tournament for the third straight season.
In an NCAA qualifying match on Sunday at the Tronsrue Markmanship Center, the MIT rifle team dropped a 4,656-4,349 final to No. 14 ranked Army. The team score of 4,349 is a season-high for the Engineers, who were facing the Black Knights for the second time this season.
Hoboken, N.J. (February 18) - Up two sets to none, the MIT men's volleyball team hit .538 in the third set to secure a three-set sweep of No. 7 New York University in a United Volleyball Conference (UVC) match on Sunday morning on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology. The Engineers, who are receiving votes in the latest AVCA Division III poll, defeated the Violets by set scores of 25-23, 25-11, 25-17.
Earning five event wins and 23 All-New England honors, the No. 1 ranked MIT women’s track and field team finished second overall at the New England Division III Indoor Championship with a total of 127 points. Claiming the overall title was No. 5 ranked Williams College, which finished the meet with 149 points.
At the New England Division III Indoor Championship on Saturday, the No. 3 ranked MIT men’s track and field team finished second overall out of 28 scoring teams with a total of 97 points on the day. MIT claimed a pair of individual championships in the meet and had 21 All-New England performers, while No. 16 ranked Tufts University was the overall winner with a total of 110 points.