Westwood, Mass. (May 8) – Senior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) became the first player in the history of the MIT women's lacrosse program to be named NEWMAC Athlete of the Year while classmate Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) received the team's first Co-Defensive Athlete of the Year accolade. The duo along with junior Cecilia McCormick (Islip, N.Y.) and sophomore Leah Vogel (Houston, Texas) were voted to the All-Conference First Team while junior Ana Flooks (Weston, Conn.) earned a spot on the Second Team. In addition, senior Jack Simmons (Houston, Texas) represented the Engineers on the All-Sportsmanship Team.
A four-time all-conference selection and the 2015 NEWMAC Rookie of the Year, Young paced the league with Institute record-breaking totals of 113 points and 78 goals. She also ranked third in assists (35) and fourth in draw controls (93). Notarangelo, who was a second-team pick last season, led the NEWMAC in draw controls (103) and stood third in goals (60), sixth in caused turnovers (33), and seventh in points (64).
McCormick received her first postseason accolade since being named the 2016 NEWMAC Rookie of the Year after ranking fifth in the conference in points (72) and sixth in goals (57). Vogel earned her first All-Conference award following a strong season as a member of MIT's defense, generating 24 groundballs and 19 caused turnovers. Another first-time honoree, Flooks led the league with an Institute-record 44 assists and was ninth in points with 59.