2014 MIT Field Hockey News

December 1, 2014
Elizabeth Dethy Collects NFHCA All-America Honors
CHANDLER, Ariz. – MIT senior Elizabeth Dethy (Morristown, N.J.) was voted to the 2014 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-America third team as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association on Monday. The award is her first as the Engineers received their 11th All-America nod in program history and seventh during the last six seasons.

November 17, 2014
MIT Field Hockey Places Three on NFHCA All-Region Team
CHANDLER, Ariz. – For the sixth straight season, the MIT field hockey team received multiple selections to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) New England East Region Team as announced by the association on Monday. The first-time honorees for the Engineers were seniors Elizabeth Dethy (Morristown, N.J.) and Caitlin Mackey (San Diego, Calif.) along with freshman Emily Penn (Elkridge, Md.).

November 12, 2014
Field Hockey Receives NEWMAC All-Conference Honors
BOSTON, Mass. – MIT freshman Emily Penn (Elkridge, Md.) was named the NEWMAC Field Hockey Rookie of the Year and was joined by senior Elizabeth Dethy (Morristown, N.J.) on the league’s all-conference first team while fellow senior Caitlin Mackey (San Diego, Calif.) was voted to the second team as announced by the league on Wednesday. The postseason accolades are the first for all three athletes as the Engineers wrapped up their 2014 campaign with a 12-5 record after advancing to the semifinals of the NEWMAC tournament last weekend.

November 8, 2014
Field Hockey Falls to No. 16 Mount Holyoke, 1-0, in NEWMAC Semifinals
WELLESLEY, Mass. – Mount Holyoke College sophomore Charlotte Wagner (West Chester, Pa.) scored the only goal of the game to lead the No. 2 seeded Lyons to a 1-0 victory over No. 3 MIT in the semifinals of the NEWMAC Field Hockey Championship Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The game was a rematch of last season’s semifinal which also saw nationally-ranked No. 16 Mount Holyoke advance to the title game against host and top seed Wellesley College. With the loss, the Engineers ended the 2014 campaign with a record of 12-5, marking their sixth straight season with at least 10 wins.

November 4, 2014
NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference Awards
BOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 71 athletes represented MIT on the 2014 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, 2014
Engineers Edge out WPI, 1-0, in NEWMAC Field Hockey Quarterfinal
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A goal by senior Caitlin Mackey (San Diego, Calif.) in the 46th minute was all MIT needed as it held on to defeat WPI in a quarterfinal game of the NEWMAC Field Hockey Championship Tournament on Tuesday night. With the win, No. 3 seed MIT (12-4) secured its sixth straight trip to the semifinals, extending the longest active streak of semifinal appearances within the conference. Meanwhile, No. 6 WPI, which clinched its first playoff berth since 2011, closed the season with an overall record of 11-7.

November 1, 2014
Babson Comes From Behind to Defeat MIT, 4-3
BABSON PARK, Mass. – Senior Caitlin Mackey (San Diego, Calif.) generated a goal and an assist but it would not be enough as the MIT field hockey team fell to Babson College, 4-3, in NEWMAC action on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Elise Towers (Cicero, N.Y.) had two goals and one assist as the Beavers rallied from a two-goal first-half deficit to capture their third straight win.

October 30, 2014
Caitlin Mackey Selected to Play in NFHCA Senior Game
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Earlier this week MIT senior Caitlin Mackey (San Diego, Calif.) was selected to the 2014 Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division III Senior Game as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. She is the fifth player in program history to represent the Engineers at this event, joining former teammates Kameron Klauber ’12, Anna Teruya ’12, Kimberly Barker ’13, and Molly McShane ’13 on this list.

October 29, 2014
Field Hockey Rallies to Defeat UNE, 3-1
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a battle of regionally-ranked opponents, the MIT field hockey team tallied three goals during the first 13 minutes of the second half en route to a 3-1 victory over the University of New England on Wednesday night. The win ended a two-game skid for the No. 4 Engineers, whose ledger improved to 11-3 on the year. The No. 5 Nor’easters, meanwhile, had their six-game winning streak snapped as their record moved to 13-6.

October 25, 2014
No. 17 Mount Holyoke Outlasts Engineers, 3-2, in Overtime
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Nationally-ranked No. 17 Mount Holyoke College scored the game-winning goal midway through overtime as it edged MIT for a 3-2 win in NEWMAC field hockey action on Saturday. After facing their second straight nationally ranked opponent this past week, the Engineers’ record dipped to 10-3 for the year and 5-2 in conference play.

October 21, 2014
No. 10 Wellesley Overpowers MIT, 4-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A strong second half performance that featured three goals propelled nationally-ranked No. 10 Wellesley College to a 4-0 victory over MIT in a NEWMAC field hockey game on Tuesday night. Senior Natalie Gruet (Acton, Mass.) produced two goals for the Blue, which improved to 14-2 on the year and 7-0 in conference play. The Engineers, meanwhile, saw their four-game winning streak come to an end as their ledger dipped to 10-2 overall and 5-1 in the NEWMAC.

October 18, 2014
MIT Comes From Behind to Defeat Smith, 2-1, on Senior Day
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Two second-half goals by freshman Emily Penn (Elkridge, Md.) lifted the MIT field hockey team to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Smith College on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Engineers improved to 10-1 on the season and 5-0 in NEWMAC play while the Pioneers saw their ledger lower to 4-10 overall and 1-5 in the conference.

October 14, 2014
Field Hockey's Emily Penn Named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – For the first time in her career, MIT freshman Emily Penn (Elkridge, Md.) was tabbed for NEWMAC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week accolades. The award comes after she tallied three goals and an assist in a pair of conference road games.

October 11, 2014
Engineers Blank Clark, 4-0, in Field Hockey
WORCESTER, Mass. - Three goals during the final eight minutes of the first half helped propel MIT to a 4-0 victory over Clark University in a NEWMAC field hockey game on Saturday. Junior Molly McNamara (Auburn, Mass.) scored twice for the Engineers who raised their overall record to 9-1 while improving their conference ledger to 4-0.

October 7, 2014
Penn Nets Hat Trick as Field Hockey Defeats Wheaton, 3-1
NORTON, Mass. – Freshman Emily Penn (Elkridge, Md.) recorded the first hat trick of her career as MIT defeated Wheaton College, 3-1, in a NEWMAC field hockey game on Tuesday night. Senior Caitlin Mackey (San Diego, Calif.) earned two assists as the Engineers improved to 8-1 on the year and 3-0 in conference play.

September 27, 2014
Second-Half Surge Powers MIT Field Hockey to 4-0 Win over WPI
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT field hockey team scored twice during the first 12 minutes of the second half and then added two more goals with less than three minutes left in regulation en route to a 4-0 victory over NEWMAC rival WPI on Saturday afternoon. Senior Elizabeth Dethy (Morristown, N.J.) led the way for MIT with two goals and an assist as the squad improved to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in league action. WPI, meanwhile, saw its record lower to 6-2 on the year and 1-1 in the NEWMAC.

September 25, 2014
Late Goal Lifts Endicott Past MIT, 1-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With just over 13 minutes remaining in regulation, senior Emily Sawchuck (Cumberland, Maine) generated the only goal of the night as Endicott College defeated MIT, 1-0, in a non-conference field hockey game on Thursday. The Gulls (8-1) extended their winning streak to seven while defeating the Engineers for the first time since the series resumed following a 26-year hiatus in 2008 as their last victory came in 1981. The Cardinal and Gray, meanwhile, suffered its first loss of the season as its record moved to 6-1.

September 20, 2014
Engineers Edge out Springfield, 4-3, in Overtime Thriller
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Siobhan Rigby (Richmond, Va.) found the back of the cage with 1:01 remaining in overtime to give MIT a 4-3 victory over Springfield College in a NEWMAC field hockey game on Saturday afternoon. Senior Caitlin Mackey (San Diego, Calif.) registered one goal and one assist for the Engineers (6-0, 1-0 NEWMAC) while sophomore Jamie Raccosta (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) also paced the Pride (3-2, 0-1 NEWMAC) with one goal and one assist.

September 16, 2014
MIT Tops Lasell, 2-0
NEWTON, Mass. – A strong performance by MIT’s defense that produced a 37-3 advantage in shots helped the Engineers defeat Lasell College, 2-0, in a non-conference field hockey game on Tuesday afternoon. The Cardinal and Gray’s second straight shutout lifted its ledger to 5-0 on the season.

September 12, 2014
Penn Collects ECAC Field Hockey Honors
DANBURY, Conn. – Following her first full week of intercollegiate play, MIT freshman Emily Penn (Elkridge, Md.) was tabbed for Corvias ECAC Division III New England Rookie of the Week accolades on Wednesday. She generated four goals in helping the Engineers start their season with back-to-back wins.

September 11, 2014
Field Hockey Blanks Nichols, 4-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A pair of first-half goals by sophomore Tate DeWeese (Towson, Md.) helped propel the MIT field hockey team to a 4-0 victory over Nichols College on Thursday night. With the win, the Engineers improved to 4-0 on the year while the Bison saw its ledger dip to 2-3.

September 9, 2014
Engineers Defeat Gordon, 3-1, in Field Hockey
WENHAM, Mass. – Three goals during the first 15 minutes of action was all MIT needed as it defeated host Gordon College, 3-1, on Tuesday night. Freshman Emily Penn (Elkridge, Md.) scored the first two goals for the Engineers (3-0) with senior Caitlin Mackey (San Diego, Calif.) earning the assists on both strikes.

September 6, 2014
Penn, Dethy Lead Field Hockey in 5-2 Win over UMass Dartmouth
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Emily Penn (Elkridge, Md.) and senior Elizabeth Dethy (Morristown, N.J.) both netted two goals to help the MIT field hockey team defeat UMass Dartmouth, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) provided both markers for the Corsairs who saw their ledger lower to 1-3 on the year. With the win, the Engineers improved to 2-0 on the season while recording their sixth straight home-opening victory.

September 4, 2014
MIT Field Hockey Tops Simmons, 5-3, in Season-Opener
BOSTON, Mass. – Senior Elizabeth Dethy (Morristown, N.J.) tallied two goals and an assist as the MIT field hockey team defeated Simmons College, 5-3, in its season-opener on Thursday night. The victory marked the sixth year in a row the Engineers started their season with a win.