David Alfonso
David Alfonso
Height: 6-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
High School: St. John's School
Major: Mechanical Engineering

2013-14: Competed in 15 regattas as a skipper and recorded one solo performance...captured seventh place at the NEISA Men's Singlehanded Championship (9/29)...was eighth at the New England Team Race Championship (4/6)... finished 10th in the A Division of the New England Dinghy Championship (4/27)...ranked 17th in the A Division of the Atlantic Coast Championship (11/17)...finished fourth in the A Division of the Hatch Brown Trophy (9/22) and the Oberg Trophy (10/27)...claimed seventh place in the A Division of the Navy Fall Intersectional (10/20) and the Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup (4/20)...contributed to MIT's victory at the Tufts Team Race (3/9) and runner-up performance at the Staake Trophy Team Race (3/23).

2012-13: Competed in five regattas as a skipper and recorded one solo performance...helped the B Division boat finish 12th at the ICSA Dinghy National Championship as MIT ranked 14th overall (5/30)...finished sixth in the B Division of the ICSA Western Semifinal (4/28)...helped MIT rank 11th at the New England Team Race Championship (5/5)...captured fourth place in the C Division of the Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup (3/24)...in his only solo outing of the year he was sixth in the C Division of the Truxton Umstead Trophy (3/17).

2011-12: Competed in four regattas as a skipper and registered two solo performances...was sixth of 22 entries at the Men's New England Singlehanded Championship (10/9)...captured 12th place in the A Division at the Atlantic Coast Championship (11/13)...finished fourth in the B Division of the Oberg Trophy (10/23)...skipper of C Division boat that captured sixth place at the Hatch Brown Trophy (9/18) and the Navy Fall Intersectional (10/16)...skipper of seventh-place B Division boat at the Hood Trophy (9/25).

2010-11: Competed in seven regattas as a skipper and recorded four solo performances... placed fifth at the Singlehanded New England Qualifier (10/9)...skipper of B Division boat that ranked 14th at the Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championship (11/13)...skipper of A Division boat that finished second at the Commonwealth Series (9/26)...skipper of B Division boat that finished fourth at the Oberg Trophy (10/24)... kipper of boat that placed fifth at the Hap Moore Team Race (11/7)...finished eighth competing as an individual in the C Division of the Navy Fall Intersectional (10/17)...skipper of boat that finished first at the Mendelblatt Team Race (3/19)...skipper of C Division boat that finished ninth in the Boston Dinghy Cup (3/26).

On Dry Land at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering with a concentration in economics...completed an internship with LiquidPiston...conducted research with the Jensen Lab in chemical engineering...teaching assistant for the physics department...active participant in MIT's intramural sports program.

High School: A 2009 graduate of St. John's School...two-time Puerto Rican champion in Laser Radial...2008 Atlantic Coast Champion...placed 13th at the North American championship in 2009...Antonio Ortiz Medal...regional Science Bowl winner...honorable mention for the Ihero-American Physics Olympiad.