Mike D'Auria Named First Team All-Conference

March 2, 2005

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Junior Mike D'Auria paced the Engineers this season by leading the team in points, assists, field goals made, free-throw percentage and minutes. On Tuesday, D'Auria was applauded for his outstanding efforts and was selected to the NEWMAC Men's Basketball All-Conference First Team.

 

D'Auria finished fourth in the league in scoring (16.3 points per game) and third in assists (4.2), the only player to finish in the top four in both categories. He was also the league's second-highest rebounding guard, averaging 4.6 boards.

 

For his career, D'Auria has scored 942 points and made 240 feeds. His assist total is the fifth-highest in the history of the program.

 

D'Auria was named Second Team All-Conference following the 2003-04 campaign. Earning his second conference honor, he joins Craig Heffernan (1999-00, 2000-01) and Kyle Doherty (2001-02, 2002-03) as the only MIT players to earn multiple league honors from the NEWMAC.

 

2004-05 NEWMAC ALL-CONFERENCE

 

First Team

Ryan Cain, WPI

Derek Yvon, Springfield

Sean Kelly, Wheaton

Mike D'Auria, MIT

Josean Vega, Wheaton

Tim Dutille, Clark

 

Second Team

CJ Enere, Babson

Mike DeCesar, Springfield

Brian Zukowski, Wheaton

Mike Prestileo, WPI

 

Player of the Year: Ryan Cain, WPI

Rookie of the Year: Jeff Prebeck, Coast Guard

Coach of the Year: Chris Bartley, WPI

 

(There was a tie for fifth, therefore by NEWMAC rule, it becomes a six-player first team and a four-player second team)