2012 MIT Field Hockey Headlines

June 4, 2013
MIT Receives Trio of Capital One Academic All-America At-Large First Team Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) and Matt Hohenberger (St. Louis, Mo.) along with junior Joseph Rafidi (Los Angeles, Calif.) were named to the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large First Team on Tuesday. The three first-team selections tied for the highest tally among Division III programs this year and is tied for the second most in MIT history. The Engineers are the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and currently ranks third across all NCAA Divisions with 199 honorees.

May 22, 2013
MIT Places Three on Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) and Matt Hohenberger (St. Louis, Mo.) along with junior Joseph Rafidi (Los Angeles, Calif.) were selected to the Capital One Academic All-District at-large team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America last week. The trio will represent MIT on the national ballot and vie for Academic All-America honors to be voted on later this month.

March 6, 2013
MIT Receives NFHCA Academic Accolades
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT field hockey team recorded the highest grade point average in Division III, had 11 student-athletes earn a spot on the National Academic Squad, with five being named Scholars of Distinction as announced by National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) this week.

December 12, 2012
Field Hockey Collects Two ECAC All-Star Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) and junior Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.) represented MIT on the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Field Hockey All-Star Team as announced by the association on Wednesday. McShane received her second straight nod while Wharton is a first-time honoree, marking the second year in a row the Engineers picked up two awards.

December 5, 2012
Cheryl Silva Named NFHCA New England East Region Coach of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second time in her career, MIT field hockey head coach Cheryl Silva was voted the New England East Region Coach of the Year by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). The award comes after leading the Engineers to their third NEWMAC Championship in four years and an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

November 20, 2012
McShane and Wharton Earn NFHCA All-America Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row the MIT field hockey team received multiple All-America awards as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) on Tuesday. Senior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) earned a spot on the first team, becoming the first player program history to receive All-America accolades all four years, while being voted the New England East Region Player of the Year for the second time. Junior Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.) secured a spot on the third team, resulting in the first All-America nod of her career.

November 16, 2012
Barker and McShane to Participate in NFHCA Senior Game
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Kimberly Barker (Camden, N.Y.) and Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) will represent MIT at the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Senior Game to be played at William Smith College on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 4:00 p.m. The duo comprises half of the NEWMAC contingent as foes from Babson College and Wellesley College are also slated to participate.

November 15, 2012
MIT Places Four on NFHCA All-Region Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 18 MIT field hockey team saw four student-athletes receive New England East Region honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association on Thursday. Senior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) along with juniors Erin Kenney (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) and Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.) earned spots on the first team while junior Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) was placed on the second team. The Engineers’ four selections marks the fourth year in a row they have earned multiple regional accolades.

November 10, 2012
Field Hockey Falls to Bowdoin, 3-1, in NCAA Second Round
GENEVA, N.Y. – For the second year in a row, nationally-ranked No. 18 MIT saw its season end at the hands of No. 6 Bowdoin College as the Engineers fell to the Polar Bears, 3-1, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinal and Gray finished the year with a record of 17-3 following their third NEWMAC title and third NCAA tournament appearance in four years.

November 7, 2012
NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A league-leading 57 athletes represented MIT on the 2012 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 7, 2012
Engineers Move Up in NFHCA National Rankings
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On the heels of capturing its third NEWMAC title in four years, the MIT field hockey team’s performance was recognized by coaches around the country as it jumped up two spots in this week’s Penn Moto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Coaches Poll. One of two teams to climb the standings, the Engineers now find themselves ranked No. 18 after reappearing on the poll last week.

November 6, 2012
Molly McShane Tabbed for NEWMAC Athlete of the Year Accolades
WELLESLEY, Mass. – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) named MIT senior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) the 2012 Field Hockey Athlete of Year as announced by the league on Tuesday. The midfielder also collected her fourth straight first team all-conference nod, joining Deanna Lentz ’06 as the only players in program history to accomplish this feat. First-time honorees, juniors Erin Kenney (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) and Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.) rounded out the Engineers’ first team contingent while fellow classmate Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) earned a spot on the second team.

November 5, 2012
MIT Field Hockey Prepares for NCAA Tournament
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following its third NEWMAC title in four years, the MIT field hockey team learned it received a first-round bye and will travel to William Smith College to kickoff the 2012 NCAA Championship tournament. The nationally-ranked No. 20 Engineers (17-2) will do battle with either No. 6 Bowdoin College or SUNY New Paltz on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2:00 p.m.

November 4, 2012
Field Hockey Captures Third NEWMAC Title in Four Years
BABSON PARK, Mass. – Sophomore Caitlin Mackey (San Diego, Calif.) scored two first-half goals and tacked on an assist while tournament Most Outstanding Player Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.) added a goal helping second-seeded MIT claim the 2012 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Hockey Championship with a 6-3 win over fourth-seeded Springfield College on Sunday afternoon at MacDowell Field.

November 3, 2012
Engineers Top Wellesley, Advance to NEWMAC Championship
BABSON PARK, Mass. – Behind the strength of a first-half goal from senior Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) and freshman Morgan Gulliver’s (Stamford, Conn.) tally early in the second half, second-seeded MIT turned back No. 3 Wellesley College, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon in a NEWMAC field hockey tournament semifinal at MacDowell Field. With the win, the nationally-ranked No. 20 Engineers (16-2) will be taking on No. 4 seed Springfield College in the championship game slated for 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The showdown will be a rematch of the 2009 title game which MIT won, 4-2.

October 31, 2012
Field Hockey Returns to NFHCA National Rankings
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a solid finish to the regular season, the MIT field hockey team was voted No. 20 in the most recent Penn Moto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Coaches Poll. The Engineers held the same position during the first three weeks of the year before falling to then No. 3 now No. 1 Middlebury College.

October 29, 2012
Wharton Receives NEWMAC Field Hockey Weekly Honors
WELLESLEY, Mass. – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) selected junior Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.) for field hockey Defensive Player of the Week accolades following MIT’s 2-0 performance last week. The award is the third for the Engineers this month as senior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) and junior Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) were previous honorees.

October 27, 2012
MIT Overpowers Smith, 10-1, on Senior Recognition Day
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT scored seven goals in the first 15 minutes of play en route to a 10-1 victory over Smith College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) field hockey game on Saturday afternoon. Senior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) led the way with two goals and two assists for the Engineers (15-2, 7-1 NEWMAC) who broke the Institute record for consecutive wins which now stands at 10. Junior Allie Stein (Ann Arbor, Mich.) provided the lone marker for the Pioneers (7-11, 2-6 NEWMAC) with just over eight minutes left to play.

October 25, 2012
Barker Breaks Record as MIT Blanks UNE, 6-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Kimberly Barker (Camden, N.Y.) posted a goal and an assist to lead MIT to a 6-0 victory over the University of New England in a non-conference field hockey game on Thursday night. Barker, who entered the game tied with Kameron Klauber ’12 for the MIT career points mark, earned an assist on freshman Siobhan Rigby’s (Richmond, Va.) goal in the 49th minute to eclipse the previous total of 145. With the win, the Engineers improved to 14-2 on the year while the Nor’easters saw their ledger lower to 9-8 for the season.

October 16, 2012
Eight First-Half Goals Propel Field Hockey to 11-2 Win Over Wheaton
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Eight MIT players recorded at least one point in an 11-2 victory over Wheaton College in a NEWMAC field hockey game on Tuesday night. Juniors Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) and Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.) along with sophomore Caitlin Mackey (San Diego, Calif.) and freshman Isabella DiDio (Jenkintown, Pa.) each scored twice for the Engineers who improved to 13-2 on the season and 6-1 in league play. Junior Jenna Rocha (Rehoboth, Mass.) accounted for both of the Lyons’ goals as their ledger lowered to 3-11 overall and 0-6 in the NEWMAC.

October 15, 2012
Michelle Teplensky Collects NEWMAC Honors
WELLESLEY, Mass. – Junior Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) was voted the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week following an outstanding performance in MIT’s 1-0 victory over Springfield College on Saturday. Her selection marks the second straight for the Engineers as senior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) was tabbed for the award last week.

October 13, 2012
MIT Edges Out Springfield, 1-0
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – A solid defensive performance coupled with a second-half goal was all MIT needed in its 1-0 victory over Springfield College in a NEWMAC field hockey game on Saturday morning. Senior Kimberly Barker (Camden, N.Y.) provided the lone marker that was set up by sophomore Elizabeth Dethy (Morristown, N.J.). Sophomore goalie Jenna Klein (Parma, Ohio) stopped the only shot on goal she faced in her second career shutout as the Engineers improved to 12-2 on the year and 5-1 in conference play.

October 8, 2012
Molly McShane Named NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week
WELLESLEY, Mass. – Senior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) was named the Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference after recording a goal and an assist while generating strong tackles and interceptions in a pair of wins for MIT last week.

October 6, 2012
Engineers Rally Past Mount Holyoke, 2-1
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – With four minutes remaining in regulation, sophomore Elizabeth Dethy (Morristown, N.J.) slipped a shot through the legs of Mount Holyoke College’s goalie to propel MIT to a 2-1 win in a NEWMAC field hockey game on Saturday afternoon. The victory extended the Engineers’ winning streak to six and raised their ledger to 11-2 on the year and 4-1 in conference play.

October 2, 2012
Barker Scores Twice in 4-1 Win over Wellesley
WELLESLEY, Mass. - Senior Kimberly Barker (Camden, N.Y.) scored twice to lead the MIT field hockey team to a 4-1 win over Wellesley College on Tuesday afternoon. Junior Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.) and freshman Morgan Gulliver (Stamford, Conn.) rounded out the scoring for the Engineers who improved to 10-2 on the year and 3-1 in NEWMAC play.

September 29, 2012
Field Hockey Tops NEWMAC Rival WPI, 3-1
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - In only its third New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game of the season, MIT field hockey defeated WPI, 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

September 27, 2012
MIT Field Hockey Fights off Endicott, 5-3
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A flurry of activity in the second half produced a total of seven goals as MIT held off a late rally in a 5-3 victory over Endicott College in a non-conference field hockey game on Thursday night. Senior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) led the way with one goal and three assists for the Engineers, who improved to 8-2 on the year. Sophomore Alyssa Clark (Gorham, Maine) paced the Gulls (6-3) with a goal and an assist.

September 22, 2012
Five Players Score in 6-1 Field Hockey Win over Clark
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT field hockey team picked up its first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) win by defeating Clark University, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon. Five different players found the back of the net for the Engineers (7-2, 1-1 NEWMAC) while junior Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) earned a pair of assists. Junior Christabelle Kozlik (Emigrant, Mont.) provided the lone marker for the Cougars, whose ledger lowered to 3-3 on the year and 0-2 in conference play.

September 19, 2012
Balanced Attack Powers Field Hockey to 5-2 Win over Nichols
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seven MIT players earned at least one point in a 5-2 victory over Nichols College in a non-conference field hockey game on Wednesday night. Senior Kimberly Barker (Camden, N.Y.) and junior Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) both recorded a goal and an assist while senior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) dished out two assists for the Engineers who improved to 6-2 on the year. Junior Amanda Broughton (Plymouth, Mass.) and sophomore Avery Orszulak (Springfield, Mass.) provided the offense for the Bison (4-3).

September 15, 2012
Babson Edges Out MIT, 5-4
BABSON PARK, Mass. – In a back-and-forth battle, host Babson College emerged with a 5-4 victory over MIT in the NEWMAC field hockey opener for both squads on Saturday afternoon. Junior Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) registered a hat-trick while senior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) added one goal and two assists for the Engineers (5-2, 0-1 NEWMAC).

September 12, 2012
Engineers Shutout Gordon, 5-0
WENHAM, Mass. – Four second-half goals helped power the MIT field hockey team to a 5-0 victory over Gordon College on Wednesday night. Junior Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) paced the Engineers with two goals and an assist as they improved to 5-1 on the year.

September 9, 2012
No. 20 Field Hockey Battles No. 3 Middlebury
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – In the first meeting between both programs, nationally-ranked No. 20 MIT fell to No. 3 Middlebury College, 8-3, in non-conference field hockey tilt on Sunday afternoon. Senior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.), junior Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) and freshman Molly McNamara (Auburn, Mass.) each scored for the Engineers whose record dipped to 4-1 on the year.

September 5, 2012
Barker Posts Two Assists in 3-1 Win Over Simmons
BOSTON, Mass. – Senior Kimberly Barker (Camden, N.Y.) earned two assists as MIT defeated Simmons College, 3-1, in a non-conference field hockey game on Wednesday night. With the win, the nationally-ranked No. 20 Engineers lifted their record to 4-0 on the season.

September 4, 2012
No. 20 Engineers Surge Past Lasell, 7-1
NEWTON, Mass. – Five unanswered goals in the second half helped power nationally-ranked No. 20 MIT past Lasell College in a non-conference field hockey game on Tuesday afternoon. The Engineers were led by senior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) who recorded two goals and an assist.

September 3, 2012
Kimberly Barker Named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a fine start to the 2012 campaign, senior Kimberly Barker (Camden, N.Y.) was selected for NEWMAC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week honors on Monday. In a 2-0 weekend for nationally-ranked No. 20 MIT, she registered four goals and one assist for five points.

September 1, 2012
No. 20 MIT Defeats UMass Dartmouth, 3-1
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a back-and-forth contest that saw a considerable amount of action in the midfield, MIT emerged with a 3-1 victory over UMass Dartmouth in a non-conference field hockey came on Saturday afternoon. Senior Kimberly Barker (Camden, N.Y.) paced the nationally-ranked No. 20 Engineers with two goals while freshman Emily Anderson (Medway, Mass.) notched her first intercollegiate marker for the Corsairs.

August 31, 2012
No. 20 Field Hockey Tops New England College, 7-1
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Kimberly Barker (Camden, N.Y.) and junior Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) both tallied two goals and an assist to lead the nationally-ranked No. 20 MIT field hockey team to a 7-1 win over New England College on Friday afternoon. Junior Kristen O’Connell (Melrose, Mass.) provided the lone tally for the Pilgrims while junior netminder Courtney Duquette (Enfield, N.H.) amassed 26 saves and classmate Jaclyn Papagni (Lynnfield, Mass.) compiled nine defensive saves. The contest marked the eighth time in nine years both squads have met for their season-opener as the Engineers picked up their fourth straight victory.

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 22, 2012
MIT Lands Spot on NFHCA Preseason Poll
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following the most successful campaign in program history, the MIT field hockey team was voted No. 20 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III Preseason Poll announced earlier this week. In 2011, the Engineers captured their second NEWMAC title in three years and made their deepest run in the NCAA tournament, advancing to the national quarterfinals, in addition to setting numerous Institute records along the way.

July 30, 2012
2012 MIT Field Hockey Schedule Released
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT field hockey team kicks off the 2012 campaign on Friday, August 31 with a home game against New England College, marking the eighth time in nine years both squads will meet for the Engineers’ season-opener. The Cardinal and Gray’s schedule features a trio of NCAA tournament qualifiers along with a competitive New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) lineup helping it build upon last year’s appearance in the Elite Eight.