CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Juniors Thomas Fronk (Ueberlingen, Germany) and Chris Hammond (Wilmington, Del.) were named to the Capital One Academic All-District men's soccer team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Friday. As a result, they will represent MIT on the national ballot and will vie for Academic All-America honors to be voted on later this month.
Starting every game this season, Fronk has been the anchor of the Engineers' defense that has a 1.19 goals against average. An aeronautical engineering major, he completed an internship with the National Aerospace Laboratory in Amsterdam and has worked on the lunar hopper vehicle TALARIS in the MIT Space Systems Laboratory in collaboration with Draper Laboratory which was entered into the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition.
Also a member of MIT's back line, Hammond has earned three assists this season. Majoring in mechanical engineering, he had an internship with W.L. Gore & Associates where he evaluated the ability to tune the acoustic properties of an acoustic vent. Hammond was also a technical engineering intern at Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems where he analyzed Department of Defense plans for future unmanned systems to determine missions of highest priority and created 4D simulations of unmanned underwater vehicle missions that will be taken to clients as a visualization tool for possible UUV missions.
MIT is the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and ranks third across all NCAA divisions with 175 honors. In addition, the men's soccer program stands second with 13 selections, just two behind the University of New Mexico.