17 - Rachel Dias Carlson
Rachel Dias Carlson
Height: 5-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Albany, N.Y.
High School: Albany
Position: M
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Team: Blackwatch Soccer Club

2012: Played 20 games and started 18 of them … posted one assist for one point … set up the first goal in MIT’s win over Wheaton (10/16) … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … first team CoSIDA Academic All-District.

2011: Played in 20 games, started 19 … posted three goals and three assists for nine points … ranked second on the team in assists, and third in goals and points … scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Babson (10/29) … also had the game-winner versus Coast Guard (10/22) … recorded MIT's only goal in a 1-0 win at WPI (10/4) … set up the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Wellesley in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC tournament (11/1) … first team CoSIDA academic all-district … second team NEWMAC all-conference … NEWMAC academic all-conference.

2010: Played in 19 games, started eight … totaled three goals and three assists for nine points … ranked fifth on the team in points … registered the game-winning goal against Lesley (9/21) … posted a goal and an assist versus Southern Maine (9/11).

Off the Field at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in biology … Majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in biology…completed a biomechanics internship characterizing joint impedance during the gait cycle at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium … through a UROP in the D-Lab she travelled to Guatemala to design and build a wheelchair in collaboration with a local disabilities foundation … studied needle-free injection in the Bioinstrumentation Lab … recipient of MIT Public Service Center Expedition Grant … Student-Athlete Advisory Committee … GPI programming chair … Komaza … concert band.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Albany High School … also competed on the skiing, cross country, swimming teams … cross country Big 10 all-star.

Club/ODP: Blackwatch Soccer Club, Alleycats Soccer Club … Region 1 Premier League.

Personal: Daughter of Cremilda Dias and Andrew Carlson.