2012 MIT Football Headlines

May 3, 2013
Four Engineers Named to Hampshire Society by National Football Foundation
DALLAS, Texas – Four members of the MIT football team were named to the 2013 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society, the organization announced today. Seniors Chris Dessonville (Omaha, Neb.), Ethan Peterson (Ruland, Vt.), Russell Spivak (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and Richard Yoon (Rochester Hills, Mich.) were all named to the prestigious academic honor.

February 7, 2013
MIT Places League-High 39 Student-Athletes on NEFC All-Academic Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT was at the head of the class when the 2012 New England Football Conference All-Academic team was released by the league today. The Engineers led the conference with 39 players earning the honor; the highest number of MIT student-athletes that has even been honored by the league for academics.

January 22, 2013
MIT Football Adds Jack Curran to Roster
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT football grew by one today as the team announced its newest member of the Engineer football family, Jack Curran. Jack, a six-year old from Kingston, Mass., was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in June 2011 and comes to the Engineers through the Team IMPACT program.

December 21, 2012
Peterson, Pogarian Honored by Greater Boston Gridiron Club
BOSTON, Mass. – Postseason awards continued to flow in for the MIT football program today as the Greater Boston Gridiron Club announced its list of New England Football Awards for 2012. Senior offensive lineman Ethan Peterson (Rutland, Vt.) is the Division II-III recipient of the Nils V. “Swede” Nelson Award, while defensive line coach, Al Pogarian, was selected as the Division II-III Assistant Coach of the Year.

December 20, 2012
MIT Faculty Athletics Representative, Hank Smith, Honored by National Football Foundation
DALLAS, Texas – The National Football Foundation (NFF) today announced that it was honoring 15 faculty athletics representatives as a part of the 2012 NFF Faculty Salute Initiative. MIT’s Faculty Athletics Representative, Hank Smith, is among the group of FARs from around the nation that the NFF is honoring for their contributions to collegiate athletics.

December 12, 2012
ECAC Names Laux Football All-Star
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – After being named to the All-New England team last month, junior linebacker Jake Laux (Dousman, Wis.) was selected for another postseason award with his selection as an ECAC Division III North Football All-Star. He is one of 12 players from the New England Football Conference among the 32 selections on the All-Star team.

December 4, 2012
Three MIT Football Student-Athletes Named to Capital One Academic All-America Team
TOWSON, Md. – Three members of the 2012 MIT football team earned national recognition for their athletic and academic accomplishments today. Senior offensive lineman Ethan Peterson (Rutland, Vt.), senior defensive lineman Russell Spivak (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and junior defensive back Rhys Borchert (Pocatello, Idaho) were named to the Capital One 2012 Academic All-America Division III Football Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

November 21, 2012
Laux Selected to All-New England Team
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Junior linebacker Jake Laux (Dousman, Wis.) earned another post season honor when the New England Football Writers named him to the 2012 Division II/III All-New England team. He is the seventh MIT player to earn the honor and the first since 2009 when DeRon Brown was named to the team. Laux is one of seven players from the New England Football Conference selected for the honor.

November 9, 2012
Seven MIT Football Players Selected to Capital One Academic All-District Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT dominated the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District team that was released by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Seven of the 25 positions on the team were filled by Engineers, the most by any team in the New England Football Conference.

November 8, 2012
Seven Engineers Earn All-NEFC Honors, Martinovich Named Coach of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After putting together the best season by an MIT football team since 1999, the 2012 squad had seven players named to the New England Football Conference All-Boyd Division team the league announced today. Head Coach Chad Martinovich was honored for leading the Engineers to a 5-4 record and a fourth-place finish in the NEFC Boyd Division standings.

November 3, 2012
Big First Half Carries Endicott Past MIT In Final Football Game of Season
BEVERLY, Mass. – In the final game of the 2012 football season MIT fell behind big early and could not dig out of the hole as Endicott College scored 42 first half points on its way to a 49-14 victory over the Engineers. Three first half turnovers proved costly for the Engineers as the Gulls turned all three into touchdowns as they built a 42-7 halftime lead.

October 27, 2012
MIT Holds Off Nichols, 34-27, Clinches Winning Season
DUDLEY, Mass. – Trailing by three just before the half, MIT scored with eight seconds left in the first half and then scored the first 14 points of the second half before holding off Nichols College in the fourth quarter to take a 34-27 New England Football Conference victory. The win was the second straight win for the Engineers who clinched their first winning season since 1999. Sophomore Justin Wallace (Palatine, Ill.) rushed for 139 yards and a score in the victory.

October 24, 2012
Peterson Named National Scholar-Athlete by National Football Foundation
DALLAS, Texas – Senior Ethan Peterson (Rutland, Vt.) of the MIT football team has been selected for a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award the organization announced today. He is one of 15 honorees from across all divisions of college football selected for the award. The 15 will also comprise the list of finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy that recognizes the best scholar-athlete in the nation.

October 21, 2012
Laux Named NEFC Defensive Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT junior linebacker Jake Laux (Dousman, Wis.) has earned the New England Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week award for his play in MIT’s upset win over No. 24 Salve Regina on Friday night the league has announced. It is the first player of the week award won by an Engineer this season.

October 19, 2012
MIT Football Shocks No. 24 Salve Regina, 20-19
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT wrapped up the home portion of the 2012 football schedule and sent off its senior class in style this evening as the Engineers scored with 35 seconds left to shock No. 24 and previously undefeated Salve Regina University, 20-19. Sophomore Brad Goldsberry (Elizabeth, Colo.) set up the winning score with a 61-yard kickoff return and sophomore Justin Wallace (Palatine, Ill.) gave MIT the win with a five-yard run. MIT improved to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the New England Football Conference. Salve Regina fell to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference.

October 13, 2012
Football Falls at Western New England, 36-14
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – MIT generated over 400 yards of offense, but could only come up with a pair of touchdowns as the Engineers fell at Western New England by a 36-14 score. The Golden Bears out gained MIT by just 28 yards, but its defense came up with four interceptions and stopped four other drives on fourth down plays as they came away with the win. Sophomore quarterback Peter Williams (Portland, Ore.) ran for 107 yards and threw for 217 more for the Engineers, who had their two-game win streak snapped.

October 6, 2012
MIT Powers Past Plymouth State, 28-7
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT scored a touchdown in every quarter while its defense came up with four turnovers as the Engineers picked up a 28-7 victory over Plymouth State in a New England Football Conference Boyd Division game. It was the second straight win for the Engineers, who improved to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Boyd Division in their first ever win against the Panthers. Plymouth State fell to 2-4 and 1-2 in the NEFC with the loss.

September 29, 2012
Fourth Quarter Comeback Lifts MIT Past UMass Dartmouth, 28-27
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Trailing by 13 points at halftime, MIT scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter while its defense held UMass Dartmouth off the scoreboard as the Engineers rallied to take a 28-27 New England Football Conference victory over the Corsairs. Freshman Samuel Inman (Stillwell, Okla.) caught a 21-yard TD pass from sophomore Peter Williams (Portland, Ore.) with 2:32 left to give MIT the win.

September 28, 2012
Peterson Named Semifinalist for Campbell Trophy
DALLAS, Texas – Senior Ethan Peterson (Rutland, Vt.) of the MIT football team has been selected as a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy the organization has announced. Peterson is one of 147 student-athletes from all levels of college football selected as a semifinalist for the prestigious award that recognizes the best scholar-athlete in the nation.

September 21, 2012
Last Minute TD Lifts Curry Past MIT, 31-28
MILTON, Mass. – MIT scored 14 unanswered points to start the second half to wipe out a 10-point halftime deficit, but Curry came back to take the lead twice, the last on a 23-yard scoring play with 23 seconds left that lifted the Colonels to a dramatic, 31-28, win over the Engineers. Sophomore Brad Goldsberry (Elizabeth, Colo.) sparked MIT all night, tying the school record with 14 catches and accounting for 325 all-purpose yards and three scores.

September 15, 2012
Coast Guard Takes Advantage of MIT Miscues to Score 35-21 Victory
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Offense was the name of the game in the first-ever meeting between MIT and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on the football field. The two teams combined for 768 yards of offense, with the Bears turning a pair MIT turnovers into points as they outscored the Engineers, 35-21. Sophomore Justin Wallace (Palatine, Ill.) ran for over 100 yards for the second time in as many games this season, finishing with 107 yards and one score.

September 8, 2012
Late TD Helps MIT Hold Off Becker, 28-21
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT started off the 2012 football season with a win this afternoon as the Engineers scored a late touchdown that negated a furious comeback attempt by Becker College in a 28-21 victory. The Hawks scored 21 fourth quarter points to erase a 21-0 deficit, but sophomore Alexander Chumbley (Atlanta, Ga.) scored from seven yards out with 1:06 left to lift MIT to the win.

August 27, 2012
MIT Athletics Fall 2012 Webcast Schedule Set
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Webcasting is back for the 2012-13 season for MIT Athletics, with a schedule that includes 23 different contests lined up for the fall it was announced today. Games for field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s water polo will all be included in the lineup.

August 20, 2012
Three Engineers Selected to Preseason Regional All-Star Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three members of the MIT football team picked up the first individual honors of the 2012 season when USA College Football announced its 2012 Division III Preseason awards. Senior offensive lineman Ethan Peterson (Rutland, Vt.) and junior defensive linemen Joel Santisteban (Lawrence, N.Y.) and Derek Vaughn (Goodlettsville, Tenn.) were all selected to the organization’s Northeast Regional All-Star team.

July 30, 2012
MIT Football Opens 2012 Season at Home
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT will kick off the 2012 football season at home when it hosts Becker College on September 8 at 1:00 p.m. on Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium. It will be the first of five home games on the nine-game, 2012 schedule for the Engineers, a schedule that also includes a pair of Friday contests.

July 16, 2012
Football Announces 2012 Freshman Class
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A group of 23 student-athletes will make up the 2012 freshman class of the MIT football team head coach Chad Martinovich has announced. The group includes players from 14 states, with California and New York having the most in the class with three each. A student-athlete from Mexico is also among the class.