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    March 29, 2017
    No. 20 Softball Sweeps UMaine Farmington, Williams Becomes All-Time Winningest Coach In Program History CLERMONT, Fla. (March 29) - The No. 20 nationally-ranked MIT softball team finished their slate of games in Florida with a two game sweep of UMaine Farmington on Wednesday afternoon at the Legends Way Complex in Clermont, Fla. With the wins, MIT caps off its trip with an 8-0 record and will return home to open NEWMAC play this weekend. In two games, the Engineers totaled 33 runs and 30 hits to down the Beavers this afternoon.
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    March 28, 2017
    Strong Second Quarter Powers Colorado College Past MIT, 16-12 In the first meeting between both programs, Colorado College outscored MIT, 6-1, in the second quarter en route to a 16-12 win in non-conference men’s lacrosse action on Tuesday. Junior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) tallied five goals, one assist, and three groundballs for the Engineers.
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    March 28, 2017
    Williams Tops MIT, 16-7, in Women’s Lacrosse The MIT women’s lacrosse team closed its spring training trip to Colorado with a 16-7 loss to Massachusetts foe Williams College on Tuesday afternoon. The Engineers were paced by junior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) who posted three goals and two assists in addition to three draw controls and two groundballs.
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    March 28, 2017
    No. 24 MIT Edges Wellesley, Blanks Potsdam On Day Three In Florida CLERMONT, Fla. (March 28) - Behind outstanding pitching from Deanna Delgado (Miami, Fla.), Amber VanHemel (Coconut Creek, Fla.) and Ravenne Nasser (Methuen, Mass.), the No. 24 ranked MIT softball team ran its win streak to six (6-0) as the Engineers downed Wellesley College, 3-2, in come from behind fashion and blanked SUNY-Potsdam, 3-0, on Tuesday afternoon at the Legends Way Softball Complex in Clermont, Florida. Additionally, junior Jasmin Joseph (Woodland Hills, Calif.) became the all-time leader in career stolen bases and now has 36 in her time with the Engineers.
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    March 27, 2017
    Baseball Wins Third Straight With 15-3 Victory Over Western New England A nine-run fifth inning put the MIT baseball team in front for good on Monday night as the Engineers came away with a 15-3 win over No. 22 ranked Western New England University. The win is the third straight for the Engineers, with the game being played at Trinity College in Hartford.
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    March 27, 2017
    Young and Boal Receive NEWMAC Honors MIT juniors Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) and Eva Boal (Princeton Junction, N.J.) were named the NEWMAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Athletes of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league on Monday. The awards are the first for both players this season and come after the Engineers went 2-1 during the past week of action.
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    March 27, 2017
    Deyo Named as NEWMAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week MIT graduate student Matthew Deyo (Syracuse, N.Y.) has been named as the NEWMAC Outdoor Track and Field Men’s Athlete of the Week for his performance at the Bears Invitational on Saturday at Bridgewater State University.
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    March 26, 2017
    No. 20 Women's Tennis Earns 6-3 Win Over Gustavus Adolphus In the first match of the team’s spring break trip, the No. 20 ranked MIT women’s tennis team picked up a 6-3 win over Gustavus Adolphus in a match that was played at the Claremont Club in California.
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    March 26, 2017
    Sakharova Finishes 24th Overall at NCAA Fencing Championship MIT sophomore Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) concluded her first trip to the NCAA Fencing Championship by placing 24th in the epee standings. In Sunday’s action, she defeated Jessie Gottesman-Radanovich (Penn State) but lost five bouts by a 5-4 margin.
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    March 26, 2017
    MIT Falls to Colorado College, 22-13 A 13-4 run that spanned both halves proved to be the difference as Colorado College defeated the MIT women’s lacrosse team, 22-13, on Sunday afternoon. Junior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) powered the Engineers with five goals, two assists, and four draw controls.
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    March 26, 2017
    No. 24 Softball Walks Off Against Potsdam, Bests Middlebury To Improve To 4-0 CLERMONT, Fla. (March 26) - The No. 24 ranked MIT softball team used a suicide squeeze play to walkoff, 2-1, against SUNY-Potsdam this morning and then put together eight runs and 14 hits to defeat Middlebury College, 8-2, in the second game of the day to improve to a perfect 4-0 this spring. Today marked the first time since the 1994 season and third time in program history that MIT has started a season 4-0.
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    March 25, 2017
    Outdoor Track and Field Opens Season at Bears Invitational The MIT men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams opened the 2017 outdoor season on Saturday at the Bears Invitational, held at Bridgewater State University. The women’s team enters the year ranked No. 4 nationally, while the men are ranked No. 11.
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    March 25, 2017
    Engineers Open Spring Season vs. URI and Coast Guard On Saturday on the Charles River, the MIT openweight women’s crew team opened up the 2017 spring racing schedule as the Engineers competed against the University of Rhode Island and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
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    March 25, 2017
    Offense, Pitching Shine in Baseball Doubleheader Sweep of Coast Guard In the NEWMAC opener, the MIT baseball team pounded out 27 hits and 26 runs on Saturday as the Engineers swept the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at Nitchman Field. MIT took game one by a 10-2 margin, followed by a 16-2 victory in the second game. The Engineers finished the day with seven home runs on offense and 25 total strikeouts from their pitchers as MIT opened conference action with the pair of road victories.
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    March 25, 2017
    Sakharova Ranks 17th After First Day of NCAA Championship Action Following the conclusion of the first three rounds of epee competition on Saturday, MIT sophomore Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) ranked 17th out of 24 epee participants at the NCAA Fencing Championship. The lone Division III qualifier, she compiled a record of 6-9 to help her move up the standings during her national debut.
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    March 25, 2017
    No. 24 Softball Opens Season With Wins Against Chicago and Southern Maine In Florida CLERMONT, Fla. (March 25) - A six run sixth inning against the University of Chicago and a five run fifth against the University of Southern Maine aided the No. 24 nationally-ranked MIT softball team to a 2-0 start to the 2017 season and clean beginning to the trip to Florida.
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    March 25, 2017
    Men’s Heavyweight Crew Defeats Coast Guard in Spring Opener Racing in ideal conditions that featured temperatures in the 40s with a slight tailwind and flat water, the MIT men’s heavyweight crew team kicked off the spring portion of its schedule by posting an 11-second victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in the Varsity 8 race on Saturday morning.
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    March 24, 2017
    MIT’s Helen Sakharova Receives NCAA Elite 90 Award MIT sophomore Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) is the recipient of the Elite 90 Award for the 2017 NCAA National Collegiate Fencing Championship. She is the first female Division III fencer and third MIT fencer to earn this award. The Engineers currently lead all Division III institutions with 10 honors since the program was established during the 2009-10 academic year.
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    March 24, 2017
    MIT Chosen Fourth in Patriot League Rowing Preseason Poll Center Valley, Pa. (March 24) -- The MIT women’s openweight rowing team has been voted fourth in the 2017 Patriot League Preseason Poll, as voted by the league’s coaches and sports information directors. The Engineers picked up 83 points in the poll, while Navy was chosen as the preseason favorite.
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    March 24, 2017
    MIT Field Hockey Collects NFHCA Academic Accolades For the fifth year in a row the MIT field hockey team reached double-digits in National Academic Squad selections from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) as 12 student-athletes earned a spot on the list. In addition, the Engineers received their 15th straight National Academic Team Award by achieving a minimum 3.0 team GPA on a 4.0 scale during the 2016 Fall semester.
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    March 23, 2017
    Men's Lacrosse Downs Emmanuel in 16-10 Road Final In non-conference play on a blustery Thursday evening, the MIT men’s lacrosse team ran its winning streak to three straight with a 16-10 road win at Emmanuel College. The win was the first road victory of the season for the Engineers, who are now 4-0 all-time vs. the Saints.
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    March 23, 2017
    Engineers Overpower Coast Guard, 15-4, in NEWMAC Opener MIT rattled off 13 straight goals to pull away for a 15-4 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in the NEWMAC women’s lacrosse opener for both teams on Thursday night. Junior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) powered the Engineers with seven goals, one assist, and four draw controls.
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    March 22, 2017
    Liana Ilutzi Selected to Play in NEWBA Senior Classic Liana Ilutzi (East Hanover, N.J.) will take the court one more time in an MIT uniform when she plays in the New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) Senior Classic on Saturday, March 25 at Mount Holyoke College. This will be the third year in a row the Engineers will be represented at the event and the eighth time in program history.
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    March 21, 2017
    #13 MIT Falls to Endicott in Five Sets The nationally-ranked No. 13 MIT men’s volleyball team dropped a tough 17-25, 25-22, 18-25, 30-28, 15-9 decision to Endicott College on Tuesday night. Sophomore Skyler Kaufman (Needham, Mass.) amassed 12 kills, 10 blocks, and three aces for the Engineers.
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    March 21, 2017
    Men's and Women's Track and Field Picked First in NEWMAC Preseason Coaches Polls Boston, Mass. (March 21) -- The MIT men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams have each been chosen No. 1 in the 2017 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Preseason Coaches Polls, as voted by the league’s head coaches.
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    March 20, 2017
    Women's Lacrosse Grinds Out 16-13 Win over Bridgewater State In a game of runs, MIT used a 4-1 burst during the final six minutes of regulation to capture a 16-13 victory over Bridgewater State University in non-conference women’s lacrosse action on Monday night. Freshman Rayna Higuchi (Solana Beach, Calif.) racked up five goals, five draw controls, four groundballs, and two caused turnovers for the Engineers. Melissa Renauld paced the Bears with four goals and an assist.
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    March 20, 2017
    Register Today for the MIT Basketball Excellence Banquet! Cambridge, Mass. (March 20) -- The MIT men’s basketball team will be holding its annual MIT Basketball Excellence Banquet on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
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    March 20, 2017
    Mathesius Leads Seven MIT Student-Athletes Honored by the MAC Cambridge, Mass. (March 20) -- Seven members of the MIT rifle team have been recognized by the Mid Atlantic Rifle Conference (MAC) in its season-ending awards announcements.
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    March 20, 2017
    Sailing Places Second At Vietor Trophy To Highlight Weekend of Competition CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 20) - Despite tough weather conditions, the MIT sailing team got to compete in three regattas – two of which were team races, the Engineers first ones of the season. MIT had a best finish of second place at the Vietor Trophy hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and also placed seventh at the Geiger Trophy at home and ninth at the Graham Hall Team Race at the U.S. Naval Academy.
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    March 20, 2017
    Graham Davis Named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week For the third time in his career and the first time this season MIT junior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) was voted the NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference on Monday. In a 2-0 week for the Engineers, he tallied seven goals and three assists for 10 points.
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    March 20, 2017
    Allison Named as NEWMAC Baseball Player of the Week Boston, Mass. (March 20) -- MIT freshman catcher Thomas Allison (Kingwood, Texas) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball Player of the Week after his outstanding performance in a four-game road trip to Atlanta last weekend. This marks the first NEWMAC weekly honor for MIT and Allison this season.
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    March 19, 2017
    Engineers Fall 10-9 at Oglethorpe in Series Finale on Sunday In a back and forth game that featured numerous lead changes, the MIT baseball team fell by a 10-9 final on Sunday afternoon to Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. The Engineers posted a 2-2 record on the four-game trip.
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    March 18, 2017
    Women's Swimming and Diving Brings Home Best Finish In Program History At 2017 NCAA Championship SHENANDOAH, Texas (March 18) - Behind a school and NEWMAC record from the 400-free relay team tonight, the MIT women's swimming and diving team registered its best finish in program history at the NCAA Division III National Championship. Over four days, the Engineers accumulated 165 points and claimed their sixth straight top-10 finish at nationals.
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    March 18, 2017
    Schneider Breaks School and NEWMAC Record As Men's Swimming And Diving Finishes Eighth At NCAA Championship SHENANDOAH, Texas (March 18) - Freshman Gabe Schneider (Santa Monica, Calif.) set a new school and NEWMAC open record with his fourth place in the 200-back as the MIT men's swimming and diving team finished eighth overall with 189 points at this year's NCAA Division III National Championship. Tonight marked the ninth straight year and 12th time overall in program history that MIT has placed in the top-10 as a team at nationals.
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    March 18, 2017
    Hesslink Ties MIT Career Wins Mark in 6-4 Road Victory Led by an eight-inning, 11-strikeout performance by senior David Hesslink (San Diego, Calif.), the MIT baseball team defeated Oglethorpe University by a 6-4 final on Saturday afternoon in Atlanta. The Engineers pounded out 11 hits and had a number of outstanding defensive plays that helped MIT even the three-game series with the Stormy Petrels at 1-1.
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    March 18, 2017
    MIT Holds on to Defeat Plymouth State, 14-12 In the first meeting between both programs since 2004, the MIT women’s lacrosse team defeated Plymouth State University, 14-12, on Saturday. Junior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) and sophomore Cecilia McCormick (Islip, N.Y.) both posted three goals and two assists for the Engineers while Megan Tingley powered the Panthers with five goals and two assists.
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    March 18, 2017
    Men's Lacrosse Uses Second Quarter Run To Top UMass Boston CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 18) - Trailing by a single goal after 15 minutes of play, the MIT men’s lacrosse team outscored UMass Boston 7-1 in the second en route to a 17-9 non-conference victory over the Beacons on Saturday afternoon at Jack Barry Field.
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    March 18, 2017
    #2 SUNY New Paltz Battles #13 Men's Volleyball for 3-1 Victory In a closely played United Volleyball Conference (UVC) men’s volleyball match, nationally-ranked No. 2 SUNY New Paltz emerged with a 25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 25-23 victory over No. 13 MIT on Saturday. Jake Roessler led all players with 18 kills to go along with a .364 hitting performance and three blocks for the Hawks. Junior Tavish Smith (Laguna Beach, Calif.) paced the Engineers with 15 kills.
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    March 17, 2017
    Edskes and 800 Free Relay Smash School and NEWMAC Records For Men's Swimming and Diving on Night Three Of NCAA Championship SHENANDOAH, Texas (March 17) - Freshman Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.) continued his excellent trip to nationals with a second NCAA runner-up performance tonight - this time in the 200-fly after completing the feat in the 100-fly a night ago. Additionally, both Edskes and the 800-free relay team smashed both the school record and NEWMAC open record in their respective events. After three days at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championship, MIT is in eighth place as a team with 134 points.
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    March 17, 2017
    Zhou, 800 Free Relay Take Home All-America Honors For Women's Swimming And Diving On Night Three Of NCAA Championship SHENANDOAH, Texas (March 17) - Freshman diver Vivian Zhou (Palo Alto, Calif.) and the 800-free relay team comprised of senior Veronika Jedryka (Arlington Heights, Ill.), junior Mary Thielking (Fishers, Ind.), sophomore Addie Chambers (Seattle, Wash.) and freshman Kathy Pan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) both earned All-America honors to highlight MIT's efforts on the third night of the NCAA Division III National Championship on Friday in Texas. With just one day left, the Engineers as a team are in fifth place with 141 points.
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