MIT Finishes 11th in Directors’ Cup RankingsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming on the heels of one of the most successful campaigns in Institute history, MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. This was the highest ranking for the Engineers in the 14-year history of the program and the first time they were the best performers in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
Julie Fox Steps Down as MIT Softball CoachCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Softball head coach Julie Fox has decided to step down from her head coaching duties at MIT effective May 31. During her four seasons with the Engineers, the squad established 13 individual and six team records. Fox also guided the program to its first wins over several regional opponents, including New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Springfield College.
NEWMAC Announces 2010 Spring Academic All-Conference TeamsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) recently announced the 2010 NEWMAC Spring Academic All-Conference Team. MIT collected 45 honors, second only to the 46 received by Springfield College. Tech finished the year with a league-high total of 105 awards, edging out Springfields 102.
Softball's Season Comes to an End at Coast GuardNEW LONDON, Conn. Sophomore Hayley Feindel became the Bears all-time strikeouts leader in style as she threw nine perfect innings including a six inning perfect game in game one of a doubleheader and senior Carin Sweeney celebrated Senior Day by hitting the first three home runs of her career and drove in seven runs in game two as Coast Guard, ranked third in New England, hit seven homers in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader sweep of MIT, 8-0 in six innings and 13-5 in five innings. MITs season came to an end with a final record of 7-19 and 3-13 in the NEWMAC. MIT senior Chelsea Ostrander capped her senior season with the first home run of her career in the fifth inning of game two.
Wheaton Sweeps Softball in Home FinaleCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Wheaton College jumped out to a pair of early leads during a doubleheader sweep of MIT in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) softball action Sunday afternoon. The Lyons won game one, 15-1, before prevailing 15-2 in the second game. The games were the final home contests of the 2010 campaign for the Engineers, who fell to 7-17 (3-11 NEWMAC). Wheaton improved to 17-13 and 5-7 in conference play after the wins.
Walk-Off Win Helps MIT Secure Split with WPICAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT scored in the bottom of the eighth inning of game one to help secure a double-header split with WPI in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) softball action on Saturday afternoon at Briggs Field. The visiting Engineers would win the second game, 16-0, to improve to 12-13 overall and 3-7 in conference play. With the split, MIT is now 7-15 and stand at 3-9 in the NEWMAC.
Softball Drops a Pair at BabsonBABSON PARK, Mass. Sophomore Kayla Davis went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run to pace a 16-hit attack for Babson College as the Beavers defeated visiting MIT, 9-1, in five innings in game one of a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) softball doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon. The Beavers then belted three more homers and another 16 hits to run away with game two, 14-1, also in five-innings.
Engineers Sweep Smith for First NEWMAC WinsNORTHAMPTON, Mass. On the strength of two of its best offensive outputs of the 2010 campaign, the MIT softball team swept a pair of contests at Smith College on Tuesday afternoon in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action. The Engineers jumped out to an early lead in game one and held on to win, 8-5, before cruising to a 7-0 decision in the nightcap. The wins were the first for the Cardinal and Gray in conference play, as it improves to 6-12 and 2-6 in the NEWMAC.
Engineers Drop a Pair at SpringfieldSpringfield, Mass. -- Stef Grande pitched a one-hitter in game #1 and Megan Fitzgerald and Katie Anderson combined on a three-hitter in game #2 as the Springfield College softball team rolled past MIT by identical 8-0 scores in five innings in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference play this afternoon at SC's Potter Field.
Wellesley Denies Softball Its First Conference WinCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Wellesley College kept MITs bats at bay in a doubleheader sweep of the Engineers in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) softball action on Friday afternoon at Briggs Field. The Blue took the opener, 10-2, in five innings before winning the nightcap, 6-1. With the wins Wellesley improves to 4-2 in conference play and 12-4 overall while MIT falls to 4-10 and 0-4 in the NEWMAC.
Softball Swept by Clark in NEWMAC OpenerCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT softball team dropped a pair of games to Clark University, losing the opener, 6-0, before falling 13-2 in game two, in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Briggs Field. It was the NEWMAC opener for the Engineers, who drop to 4-8 overall. Pitchers Sarah Carter, Nicole Meuse and a stellar Clark defense combined to limit the Cardinal and Gray to just two runs all day.
MIT Softball Splits First Four Games on Spring Break TripCLERMONT, Fla. Looking for the first win of its young 2010 campaign, the MIT softball team travelled to Clermont, Fla. for its annual Spring Break training trip. In four games over the trips first two days, the Engineers have compiled a 2-2 record. Tech began with a dramatic, come-from-behind win over Southern Maine, 11-10 on Sunday morning. After a pair of defeats at the hands of Hope College and NAIA-opponent Mount Mercy College, the Cardinal and Gray bounced back with a 14-6 decision over Morrisville State in Mondays nightcap.
Softball Drops Season Opener to Simmons, 7-3CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Simmons College put up four runs in the fourth inning, en route to a 7-3 win, to spoil MITs season opener in non-conference softball action Thursday afternoon at Briggs Field. Emily Colligan had three hits and scored twice and Sammi Letizio worked five innings to earn the win, as the Sharks improved to 5-2 on the season. Jessica Iacobucci took the loss for the Engineers, allowing just one earned run over seven innings and striking out a career-high 12 batters.