2013-14 MIT Men's Soccer News

May 22, 2014
MIT Names Three New Head Coaches to Staff
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT has selected three individuals to fill head coaching positions on its varsity athletics staff. Julie Soriero, Director of Athletics and Department Head of DAPER, announced Aidan Byrne as the head men’s soccer coach, Michael Kalin as a head coach for sailing and Thierry Lincou as head squash coach.

February 20, 2014
Mike Singleton Steps Down as Head MIT Men’s Soccer Coach
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT head men’s soccer coach, Mike Singleton, has announced that he will be stepping down and will be taking over as the new head men’s soccer coach at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va. in July. He has been with the Engineers for the past three seasons.

February 19, 2014
Monheit Named to Jewish Sports Review All-America Team
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Senior Matthew Monheit (Abington, Pa.) was selected to the 2013 Men’s College All-America Soccer Team, as announced by the Jewish Sports Review. He was one of 11 men’s soccer players in Division II and III programs that was tabbed to the first team.

December 18, 2013
Four Engineers Named NSCAA Regional Scholar Honorable Mentions
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Four MIT men’s soccer players were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III Men's Scholar All-East Region Honorable Mention Team this week. Senior Andrew Fijan (West Chester, Pa.) and juniors Chester Chambers (Columbia, Md.), Nicholas Diamantoni (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Jason Adler (Scarsdale, N.Y.) were all honored.

December 13, 2013
Sean Bingham Tabbed to ECAC All-Star Team
CENTERVILLE, Mass. –Sophomore Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) was selected to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Men’s Soccer All-Star First Team on Thursday evening. This news comes a few days after he was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-New England First Team. He is just the third MIT men’s soccer player to ever earn this honor.

December 13, 2013
Bingham Receives NSCAA All-America Honors
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A day after being named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-Star First Team, sophomore Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) was selected to the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Men's All-America Third Team, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) on Friday morning.

December 9, 2013
Bingham Selected to NSCAA All-New England First Team
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sophomore Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) was named to the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer All-New England first team, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) on Monday morning. As a freshman last season, he was selected to the second team.

November 21, 2013
Men's and Women's Soccer Earn NSCAA Team Academic Award
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – MIT's men's and women's soccer teams earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 academic, it was announced on Thursday.

November 16, 2013
Engineers Fall to No. 24 Western New England at First Round of NCAAs
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - After dominating possession in the first half of the game, the MIT men's soccer team fell to No. 24 Western New England University, 2-0, in the opening round of the 2013 NCAA Division III Tournament at Williams College on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Bears will move on to the second round tomorrow

November 14, 2013
An Economist with a Goal
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT senior Jonathan Tebes (Hamden, Conn.) sees economics as a way to alleviate poverty in the US, Tanzania, and beyond.

November 13, 2013
Fijan and Monheit Named to 2013 NEISL All-Stars Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT men’s soccer seniors Andrew Fijan (West Chester, Pa.) and Matthew Monheit (Abington, Pa.) were named to the 2013 New England Intercollegiate Soccer League (NEISL) All-Stars Team on Wednesday. In addition to being named to the team, they were also selected to play in the All-Stars game that will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Harvard University.

November 12, 2013
Bingham Named Athlete of the Year; Four Men's Soccer Players Named to All-Conference Team
BOSTON, Mass. – After a very impressive sophomore season, Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Athlete of the Year, as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.

November 11, 2013
MIT Men's Soccer Receives At-Large Bid to 2013 NCAA Div. III Tournament
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT men's soccer received an at-large bid to the 2013 NCAA Division III Tournament on Monday afternoon. The Engineers will travel to Williamstown, Mass. to face Western New England University on Thursday, Nov. 14 at host Williams College. The game will be played at 11:00 a.m.

November 10, 2013
No. 1 MIT Falls to Wheaton College in NEWMAC Finals
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a defensive battle that saw just 13 shots taken from each team throughout the entire game, the first-seeded MIT men’s soccer team fell to second-seeded Wheaton College, 1-0, in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship finals following a goal in the 79th minute at home on Sunday afternoon.

November 9, 2013
Men’s Soccer Advances Past Coast Guard in Penalty Kicks
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Host and No. 1 seed MIT advanced past No. 4 seed Coast Guard in penalty kicks, 5-4, at the semifinals of the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament on Saturday morning. After remaining tied at 1-1 through two overtime periods, it came down to a battle of the goalkeepers in the shootout, with the Bears’ junior goalie Richie Burns (Long Beach, Calif.) firing at the net and having his shot saved by a diving MIT sophomore Jake Amereno (Commack, N.Y.) to end the game.

November 5, 2013
NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference Awards
BOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 62 athletes represented MIT on the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Fall Academic All-Conference Team. Criteria includes a minimum GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale, achieving second year academic status at his or her institution, and being a member of a varsity team for the entire season.

November 4, 2013
Bingham Named NEWMAC Player of the Week for Third Time
BOSTON, Mass. – For the second week in a row and the third time in less than a month, sophomore Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Offensive Player of the Week, tallying three goals and an assist in MIT’s undefeated week.

November 2, 2013
Men’s Soccer Wins Regular Season Title after Victory over WPI on Senior Day
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On the final day of regular season conference games, the MIT men's soccer team secured its first regular season title in a decade with its 4-0 win over New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe WPI on a beautiful, warm November Saturday.

October 31, 2013
Diamantoni and Freel Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Nicholas Diamantoni (Boca Raton, Fla.) and sophomore Austin Freel (San Diego, Calif.) were named to the Capital One Academic All-District men's soccer team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday. They will represent MIT on the national ballot and will vie for Academic All-America honors to be voted on at the end of November.

October 30, 2013
MIT Men's Soccer Defeats Emmanuel in Final Non-Conference Game of Season, 3-1
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Scoring its first goal 20 minutes into the first half, the MIT men’s soccer team were unstoppable for the rest of the game, scoring two more to defeat Emmanuel College in its final non-conference game of the season by a score of 3-1 on a crisp Wednesday evening on home turf. With his 19th goal this year that was scored near the end of the second half, sophomore Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) broke the Institute record for most goals scored in a season.

October 28, 2013
Sean Bingham Receives NEWMAC and ECAC Weekly Honors
BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in two weeks on Monday afternoon. He was also named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Week the following day.

October 26, 2013
Bingham’s Hat Trick Helps Lead MIT to a 4-3 win over Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – At its final away game of the regular season, MIT men’s soccer defeated New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival Springfield College by a score of 4-3 in overtime. Sophomore Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) scored three goals in less than a 13 minute span in the first period and, after the game was tied at 3-3 at the end of the second, senior Matthew Monheit (Abington, Pa.) netted the game-winner.

October 23, 2013
Men's Soccer Records Third Consecutive Shutout, Defeating Framingham State, 7-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its second to last non-conference game of the season, the MIT men’s soccer team blew past Framingham State University, scoring two goals in the first half and five in a span of 33 minutes in the second to give it a 7-0 victory over the Rams on a chilly Wednesday evening. Six different Engineers scored goals, with a handful of them notching their first goals of the season.

October 21, 2013
Soccer's Sam Cannon Named NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – Junior Sam Cannon (Scarsdale, N.Y.) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon. This is the second time in his career that he has received the recognition.

October 19, 2013
Bingham’s Two Goals Lift Men’s Soccer over Clark
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game on a uncharacteristically warm late October afternoon, sophomore Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) netted two goals to lead the MIT men’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Clark University. Bingham’s NEWMAC-leading 14 goals on the season puts him sixth in the country for goals per game and tied for seventh for total goals.

October 16, 2013
Strong Defense and Impressive Goaltending Lead MIT to 1-0 Victory over Tufts
CAMBRDIGE, Mass. – Great defense combined with an impressive 15 saves by junior goalkeeper Sam Cannon (Scarsdale, N.Y.) led the MIT men’s soccer team to a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Tufts University on Wednesday evening. The defensive-minded Jumbos came into the game having allowed just five goals all season, shutting out seven competitors.

October 15, 2013
Sean Bingham Named NEWMAC Player of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week following an impressive week on the field, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon. He is the first of the MIT men’s soccer players to receive the honor so far this season.

October 12, 2013
MIT Takes over Top Spot in NEWMAC after win over Wheaton, 2-1
NORTON, Mass. – Led by sophomore Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.), who scored his 11th and 12th goals of the season, the MIT men’s soccer team came from behind to defeat New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Wheaton College by a score of 2-1 on the road on Saturday afternoon. Tech improved to 7-3-1 and 3-0-1 in NEWMAC play, while previously undefeated Wheaton dipped to 9-5 and 3-1 in conference play.

October 9, 2013
Engineers Defeat Salve Regina, 4-1, in Non-Conference Home Game
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – At its first non-conference game in almost a month, the MIT men's soccer team defeated Salve Regina University by a score of 4-1 at home on Wednesday evening. Tech is now 6-3-1 for the season, while the Seahawks dipped to 5-6-1.

October 5, 2013
Men's Soccer Ties Coast Guard in Double Overtime, 2-2
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT men’s soccer team tied the Coast Guard Academy by a score of 2-2 in double overtime following a very aggressive, back-and-forth New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game on Roberts Field on Saturday evening. The Bears were able to score two goals in the first period compared to the Engineers’ one but MIT tied it early in the second half to send the game to overtime.

September 30, 2013
Austin Freel Named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – MIT men’s soccer sophomore Austin Freel (San Diego, Calif.) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career on Monday afternoon following a very strong performance against conference rival Babson College over the weekend.

September 28, 2013
Men's Soccer Takes Exciting 3-2 Win over Babson
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its first meeting since the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament semifinal last season, the MIT men’s soccer team had an exciting 3-2 win over Babson at home on Saturday afternoon, with three goals being scored within three minutes at the end of the second half. Sophomore Austin Freel (San Diego, Calif.) tallied two goals, the second being the game-winner that was scored with just 50 seconds remaining on the clock.

September 21, 2013
MIT Men's Soccer Opens NEWMAC Play with Win against Emerson
BOSTON, Mass. - In the first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game of the season for both teams, the MIT men's soccer team defeated league newcomer Emerson College with a score of 5-1. The Engineers were led by freshman Kareem Itani (Dallas, Texas) and sophomore Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.), who, between the two of them, scored all five of MIT's goals. Tech is now 4-3 for the season and 1-0 in NEWMAC play, while the Lions are 3-3 and 0-1 in conference games.

September 18, 2013
MIT Men's Soccer Drops Game to Roger Williams With a Score of 4-1
BRISTOL, R.I. - At its first game in a week, the MIT men's soccer team fell to Roger Williams with a score of 4-1 on the road on Wednesday afternoon. Sophomore Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) scored the lone goal for the Engineers early in the second period but it was not quite enough to keep the Hawks at bay. Roger Williams is now 6-1 for the season, while Tech fell to 3-3.

September 11, 2013
Men's Soccer Falls to Bridgewater State, 1-0
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - After falling a goal behind within minutes of the start of the game, the MIT men's soccer team fought hard to equalize the score but were ultimately defeated by Bridgewater State University on the road on Wednesday evening. The Bears are now 2-2 for the season, while the Engineers, who were ranked ninth for the second week in a row in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) regional poll, dipped to 3-2.

September 7, 2013
MIT Men’s Soccer Wins Against Wentworth, 3-1
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Scoring its first goal just two minutes into the first half, the MIT men’s soccer team defeated Wentworth Institute of Technology with a score of 3-1 in its first home game of the 2013 season on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) led the Engineers, who were ranked ninth in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) regional poll, with two goals that were scored 20 minutes apart.

September 4, 2013
MIT Men's Soccer Falls to Brandeis, 2-1, in Overtime
WALTHAM, Mass. - After going into overtime following a 1-1 game, the MIT men's soccer team fell to Brandeis University in the 93rd minute of play with a score of 2-1. The Engineers, who were ranked ninth in New England in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll, dipped to 2-1 for the season, while the Judges, who were ranked third in the same poll, are now 3-0.

September 1, 2013
Men's Soccer Wraps up CSI Fall Classic with Win Against Brooklyn
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - On the second and final day of the CSI Fall Classic, the MIT men's soccer team walked away with its second win of the weekend following a 4-1 win over Brooklyn College on the College of Staten Island's campus on Sunday afternoon. The Engineers are now 2-0 for the 2013 season, which opened yesterday afternoon with a 6-1 defeat of Staten Island.

August 31, 2013
Bingham Helps Lead MIT Men's Soccer to 6-1 Win Over Staten Island
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - A straight shot into the center of a wide open net in the 14th minute of play by sophomore Austin Freel (San Diego, Calif.) was the game--winning goal that helped lift the MIT men's soccer team to a 6-1 win over the College of Staten Island at the CSI Fall Classic on Saturday afternoon.

August 20, 2013
Engineers Sit in Second in NEWMAC Preseason Poll
BOSTON, Mass. – MIT men’s soccer, which won its first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title in program history last year, was picked second in the conference’s preseason coaches’ poll that was released on Tuesday afternoon.