NEWMAC Announces Spring Academic All-Conference AwardsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A league-leading 64 athletes represented MIT on the 2012 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Spring Academic All-Conference Team. The Engineers finished the year with a conference-high 138 honors followed by WPI at 110.
Katie Kauffman Collects NEWMAC All-Conference HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row senior Katie Kauffman (Olney, Md.) represented MIT on the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Lacrosse All-Conference Team as she was voted to the second team. Her selection marked the 18th consecutive season the Engineers received an all-conference nod.
Women's Lacrosse Topped by Wheaton in Season FinaleCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s lacrosse team came out firing on all cylinders for a Saturday matinee matchup against NEWMAC foe Wheaton College, but ultimately couldn’t hang on against the hard-charging Lyons, falling 17-9. Sophomore Charlotte DeSantis (Darien, Conn.) and senior Hailey Coburn (Concord, N.H.) paced Wheaton with four goals each. Meanwhile, junior Meghan Wright (Devon, Penn.) led the way for the Engineers with four goals of her own.
Kauffman Nets Five Goals in Loss to BabsonCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After trading goals to start the game, Babson College put together a 9-1 first-half run that propelled it to an 18-6 win over MIT in a NEWMAC women’s lacrosse game on Tuesday afternoon. Sophomore Misha Beatty (Westwood, Mass.) led the way with eight goals for the Beavers while senior Katie Kauffman (Olney, Md.) paced the Engineers with five goals.
Springfield Overpowers Women's LacrosseSPRINGFIELD, Mass. – In its final road game of the season, the MIT women’s lacrosse team fell to Springfield College, 13-2, in a NEWMAC contest on Saturday afternoon. Senior Katie Kauffman (Olney, Md.) and junior Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.) provided the scoring for the Engineers.
Late Rally Falls Short as Keene State Defeats MIT, 9-8KEENE, N.H. – Junior Laura Wacker (Brooklyn, N.Y.) found the back of the net with 1:22 remaining in regulation but Keene State College won the ensuing draw and ran out the clock en route to a 9-8 non-conference women’s lacrosse win on Thursday afternoon. Wacker finished with a game-high three goals as senior Katie Kauffman (Olney, Md.) and junior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) both registered two goals and one assist.
Wacker Leads MIT in Loss at WellesleyWELLESLEY, Mass. – A 7-2 run that spanned the majority of the second half lifted Wellesley College to a 22-14 win over MIT in a NEWMAC women’s lacrosse game on Tuesday afternoon. Junior Laura Wacker (Brooklyn, N.Y.) compiled four goals, three assists, four draw controls, three groundballs, and two caused turnovers for the Engineers.
Women's Lacrosse Defeats Southern Maine, 14-10GORHAM, Maine – The MIT women’s lacrosse team led from start to finish as it picked up a 14-10 victory over the University of Southern Maine on Saturday afternoon. Captains Katie Kauffman (Olney, Md.) and Laura Wacker (Brooklyn, N.Y.) both registered four goals while Kauffman added two assists for the Engineers.
Mount Holyoke Records Come-From-Behind Win Over MITCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Mount Holyoke College tallied 11 unanswered goals en route to a 17-11 win over MIT in a NEWMAC women’s lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon. Senior Katie Kauffman (Olney, Md.) compiled a game-high six goals along with four groundballs and two draw controls for the Engineers. Junior Molly McDonald (Milton, Mass.) paced the Lyons with five goals.
Redlands Tops Engineers, 13-3REDLANDS, Calif. – The University of Redlands generated nine straight goals that spanned both halves en route to a 13-3 win over the MIT women’s lacrosse team on Tuesday night. Junior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) totaled one goal, two groundballs, and two draw controls for the Engineers.
Second-Half Rally Pushes Pomona-Pitzer Past MITCLAREMONT, Calif. – Despite overcoming an early first-half deficit and entering the intermission with a 9-8 advantage, MIT was unable to maintain the momentum as Pomona-Pitzer went on to defeat the Engineers, 22-12, on Wednesday night. Senior Katie Kauffman (Olney, Md.) compiled three goals, one assist, three draw controls, and two groundballs for the Engineers.
Women's Lacrosse Falls to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 20-10CLAREMONT, Calif. – Nine unanswered goals by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the first half propelled it to a 20-10 victory over the MIT women’s lacrosse team on Monday night. Junior Laura Wacker (Brooklyn, N.Y.) tallied four goals, one assist, and two draw controls for the Engineers.
Kauffman Records 100th Career Goal in NEWMAC Opener at SmithNORTHAMPTON, Mass. – MIT’s late rally came up short as host Smith College held on for a 17-15 win in a NEWMAC women’s lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon. With five goals, senior Katie Kauffman (Olney, Md.) eclipsed the 100-career goal mark becoming the eighth player in program history to accomplish this feat.
Laura Wacker Breaks Record in MIT's Win over Framingham StateCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A record-breaking performance from junior Laura Wacker (Brooklyn, N.Y.) along with a 9-3 game-ending run powered the MIT women’s lacrosse team to a 20-12 victory over Framingham State University on Tuesday afternoon. Wacker amassed eight goals and three assists for an Institute record 11 points, eclipsing the previous mark of 10 set by Tracy Sadowski ’99 in 1997 which was equaled five times. Senior Kerry Kiley (Mansfield, Mass.) and junior Chelsea Temple (Rutland, Vt.) both scored a team-high three goals for the Rams.
Engineers Fall to Eastern Connecticut, 15-9CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A 5-1 run during the last 15 minutes of the first half helped propel Eastern Connecticut State University to a 15-9 win over MIT in a non-conference women’s lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon. Junior Laura Wacker (Brooklyn, N.Y.) paced the Engineers with four goals while junior Daniela Marchitto (Orange, Conn.) tallied six points on two goals and four assists for the Warriors.
Nealon Scores Five Goals in Battle with Bridgewater StateBRIDGEWATER, Mass. – A career-high five goal effort by sophomore Kaitlyn Nealon (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) would not be enough as Bridgewater State University went on to record a 12-6 win over the MIT women’s lacrosse team on Thursday night. Senior Katie Kauffman (Olney, Md.) rounded out the scoring for the Engineers whose ledger dipped to 0-3 on the year.
Williams Overpowers Women's LacrosseCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its first home game of the season, the MIT women’s lacrosse team fell to Williams College, 18-4, on Tuesday night. The Ephs saw 12 players find the back of the net while six posted two goals apiece. Junior Sam Weinstein (Marblehead, Mass.) paced the visitors with four points on two goals and two assists. For the Engineers, sophomore Erica Du (Excelsior, Minn.) led the way with two goals as freshman Lyndsy Muri (Ashland, Mass.) earned the assists on both markers.
Gordon Holds off MIT, 16-13WENHAM, Mass. – The MIT women’s lacrosse team cut its deficit to two on a pair of occasions late in the second half, but host Gordon College held on for a 16-13 win the season openers for both squads on Tuesday night. Senior Katie Kauffman (Olney, Md.) paced the Engineers with five points on three goals and two assists while picking up three groundballs.
MIT Women’s Lacrosse Releases 2012 ScheduleCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s lacrosse team begins its 2012 campaign on Tuesday, March 6 at local foe Gordon College. Two new opponents appear on the Engineers’ schedule in addition to a six-game New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) docket.
Holly Glynn Named MIT Women’s Lacrosse Head CoachCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT athletic director and department head Julie Soriero announced the hiring of Holly Glynn as the new head coach of the women’s lacrosse program. Glynn comes to Cambridge following a brief stint as an assistant coach at Mount Ida College.
Cox Leaves MIT Women’s Lacrosse ProgramCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After four successful years as the head coach of the MIT women’s lacrosse team, Vanessa Cox has announced that she is leaving the program. Only the second coach in the 20-year history of the program, she is moving on to take a position as an administrator with the Brandeis University athletics program.