November 11, 2008

Two Engineers Earn NEWMAC Field Hockey All-Conference Honors

Nov. 11, 2008

 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A pair of MIT field hockey players were named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference teams on Tuesday. Freshman Anna Teruya garnered a first team selection while Alex Wright was named to the second team. This marks the sixth time in seven years that at least two Engineers have earned All-Conference honors.

Starting all 19 games this season for the Engineers, Teruya ranked second on the team in goals (nine) and points (21). Both of those totals ranked her third among NEWMAC freshmen. Teruya is the first MIT freshman named to the All-Conference team since Deanna Lentz in 2002.

An excellent distributor with the ball, Wright consistently marked the opposition's center forward, helping to anchor the MIT defense throughout the season while starting 18 games at the midfield and defensive positions.