MIT Places Five on Capital One Academic All-District At-Large TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Columbus Leonard (Mill Valley, Calif.) and Anastasia Vishnevetsky (Orange, Conn.) along with juniors Matt Hohenberger (St. Louis, Mo.), Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.), and Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) were selected to the Capital One Academic All-District at-large team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday. The five student-athletes will represent MIT on the national ballot and will vie for Academic All-America honors to be voted on later this month.
MIT Water Polo Team Posts Highest GPA in the CountryCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT water polo team was recently honored by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC), as Coach Mark Lawrence’s squad recorded the highest cumulative grade point average of any team in the NCAA. In addition to the team recognition, nine individual student-athletes received All-Academic accolades from the ACWPC.
Cheney Appears in Sports Illustrated Faces in the CrowdCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT sophomore Craig Cheney (Sherwood, Ore.) will appear in the upcoming edition of Sports Illustrated set to hit newsstands on Monday, January 9. Cheney will be featured in the popular “Faces in the Crowd” section of the magazine, which profiles the accomplishments of college and high school athletes.
Leonard and Cheney Named to CWPA All-North TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT senior goalkeeper Columbus Leonard (Mill Valley, Calif.) and sophomore Craig Cheney (Sherwood, Ore.) were tabbed to the All-Northern Division first team by the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) at the league’s annual awards ceremony on Friday night. Leonard was tabbed to the all-league team for the third year in a row while Cheney picks up his second selection, after earning Rookie of the Year honors in 2010.
Water Polo Takes Fifth at CWPA Northern ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT water polo team posted a 2-1 record over the weekend at the Collegiate Water Polo (CWPA) Northern Division championship and earned fifth place in the tournament, thanks to an 11-7 win over Fordham University on Sunday morning. Craig Cheney (Sherwood, Ore.) led the squad with 10 goals in three games as Tech also downed Connecticut College, 12-4, on Saturday night while falling to Harvard University, 11-10, in overtime.
Water Polo Splits a Pair of Divisional Games SaturdayCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT water polo team played its final two Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division games Saturday, welcoming Connecticut College and St. Francis to the Zesiger Center pool. The Engineers came away with a split, defeating Connecticut College, 14-6, while falling to the Terriers, 13-3, to wrap up their league slate at 3-3 (7-13 overall).
Benedick to be Inducted into CWPA Hall of FameCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Former MIT water polo and swimming & diving coach, and current Assistant Director of Athletics, John Benedick, will receive a prestigious and well-earned honor next month, with his induction into the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held on Friday, November 18, in conjunction with the CWPA Eastern Championship banquet.
Engineers Fall Just Short to No. 23 Brown, 7-6CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT nearly came up with its first win over Brown University since 2004, at it lead for most of the first half and tied things up as late as 2:20 remaining, before ultimately falling, 7-6, to the Bears in Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division action on Saturday night. With the loss, the Engineers are now 6-12 overall and stand at 2-2 in the CWPA North. Brown, who is ranked 23rd in the latest CWPA national poll, improves to 8-5 and picks up its second win in league play (2-1).
MIT Downs Rival Harvard, 8-4CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Andrew Dorne (Irvine, Calif.) scored four straight goals during a 2:07 stretch in the third period to help lift MIT over Harvard University, 8-4, in Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) action Friday night. The win is the second straight for the Cardinal and Gray in league play as it improves to 6-11 overall and 2-1 in the CWPA Northern Division.
MIT Splits a Pair of Road Contests to open CWPA North PlayNEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The MIT water polo team traveled to the New York city area on Saturday to take on Fordham University and Iona College in a pair of Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division games. Both games were closely contested, with Tech coming away with a 12-11 win over Iona in the nightcap, after falling to Fordham, 10-9, in overtime earlier in the day. The Engineers are now 5-11 overall and 1-1 in league play.
MIT Water Polo Completes West Coast Swing with Three WinsTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The MIT water polo team, ranked No. 6 in the latest Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III poll, traveled west to California for a four-day trip over the weekend, taking on some of the top squads in the area while there. The Engineers participated in Posada Royale Invitational at California Lutheran University while out there, in addition to playing three games at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges. The Cardinal and Gray picked up three wins against four losses during the road trip.
Engineers Defeat George Washington at Princeton InvitePRINCETON, N.J. – The MIT water polo squad picked up its first win of the 2011 campaign with a 7-2 victory over George Washington University on Saturday evening as part of the Princeton University Invitational. The Engineers dropped three other hard-fought contests over the weekend to Iona College, 11-10, Santa Clara, 8-6, and the host Tigers, 14-7.
MIT Water Polo Hosts Home InvitationalCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT water polo team hosted its annual Invitational on Saturday, welcoming Brown, Cal Baptist and Harvard to the Zesiger pool for the season opening competition. The youthful Engineers dropped three hard-fought contests on the day, falling to 0-3 to start the 2011 campaign.
Water Polo Opens Season with Home Invitational SaturdayCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In what has become an annual Labor Day weekend tradition, MIT will host its annual water polo Invitational in the Zesiger pool this weekend, welcoming local foes Brown University and Harvard University, in addition to the squad from California Baptist University. The host Engineers will square off against all three teams on Saturday, September 3, beginning with a match-up against the Crimson at 9:00 a.m. Cal Baptist also draws each of the three opponents, while Brown and Harvard will both play a pair of games.
MIT Debuts Fifth in CWPA Preseason PollCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT water polo team will open the season as the fifth-ranked team in Division III following the release of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) preseason polls. The Engineers finished fifth in the same poll at the end of 2010 and sit behind fellow CWPA member Johns Hopkins, whom the Cardinal and Gray defeated in the final of the Division III Eastern championship a year ago.
MIT Releases 2011 Water Polo ScheduleCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT water polo program will begin a new era under new head coach, Mark Lawrence, when it opens play with the annual MIT Invitational on Saturday, September 3. The Engineers will welcome local foes Harvard and Brown, as well as Cal Baptist, to the Zesiger pool for the one-day event.
Lawrence Selected By MIT As Head Water Polo CoachMark Lawrence was named MIT’s new head water polo coach it was announced today by MIT Director of Athletics, Julie Soriero. Lawrence, who brings over 15 years of coaching and playing experience to the Engineers’ program, will be making the move to Cambridge from California where he has been the club director and head coach of the Ohlone Renegades Water Polo Club in Fremont, California.
MIT Athletics Fall 2011 Webcast Schedule SetCambridge, Mass. – Webcasting is back for the 2011-12 season for MIT Athletics, with a schedule that includes 26 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.