Four Teams Set to Compete in NEWMAC Championship Tournaments This Week

A collage of student-athletes from the MIT field hockey, women's volleyball, men's soccer and women's soccer teams.

Cambridge, Mass. (November 4) - MIT field hockey, men's soccer, women's soccer and women's volleyball are all set to open New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship Tournament play this week. Below you will find a quick preview for each team along with information for all contests scheduled for the week. 

Field Hockey: MIT field hockey earned the No. 2 seed in the NEWMAC Tournament after the Engineers produced a 7-1 record in league games. As the No. 2 seed, MIT received a first-round bye and awaits the winner of the No. 3 WPI/No. 6 Mount Holyoke match for a semifinal contest scheduled for Thursday at 6:00 pm on Jack Barry Field in Cambridge. During the regular season, MIT defeated WPI, 3-2, and Mount Holyoke, 6-2.

Statistically, MIT is led by first-year Paige Forrester (Glencoe, Ill.), who has totaled 20 goals and three assists for 43 points this fall as her 20 goals ranks second in the NEWMAC. In net, junior Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.) has played 800 minutes and has made 67 saves to go along with a record of 11-4.

2019 NEWMAC Field Hockey Championship

First Round: Tuesday, November 5th (at highest seeds)

No. 6 Mount Holyoke at No. 3 WPI
No. 5 Wellesley at No. 4 Springfield

Semifinals: Thursday, November 7th (at highest remaining seeds)

Springfield or Wellesley at No. 1 Babson
WPI or Mount Holyoke at No. 2 MIT - 6:00 PM

Championship: Saturday, November 9th (at highest remaining seed)

Semifinal Winners


Men's Soccer: MIT men's soccer earned the No. 5 seed in the NEWMAC Tournament after the Engineers went 2-3-2 in conference play. As the No. 5 seed, MIT will travel to fourth-seeded Clark University on Tuesday at 7:00 pm for a first-round matchup in Worcester. During the regular season, Clark defeated MIT, 4-3, in double overtime.

Statistically, MIT is led by first-years Will Seiple (Boulder, Colo.) and Richter Brzeski (Los Angeles, Calif.) as both have tallied four goals and three assists for 11 points this fall. Classmate Alex Weiler (Portland, Ore.) currently leads the Engineers with five goals on the year. In net, senior Jeremy Cowham (Quincy, Mass.) has produced a record of 7-4-6, has made 83 saves and has a save percentage of .776.

2019 NEWMAC Men's Soccer Championship

First Round: Tuesday, November 5th (at highest seeds)

No. 5 MIT vs. No. 4 Clark - 7:00 PM

Semifinals: Thursday, November 7th (at highest remaining seeds)

MIT or Clark at No. 1 WPI
No. 3 Wheaton vs. No. 2 Babson

Championship: Saturday, November 9th (at highest remaining seed)

Semifinal Winners


Women's Soccer: MIT earned the top seed in this year's conference tournament for the third straight year after the Engineers completed the regular season with a 10-0-0 record. The Engineers became the first team in the NEWMAC to have a perfect regular season record since Wheaton went 9-0-0 in 2007. As the No. 1 seed, MIT received a first-round bye and awaits the winner of the No. 4 Springfield/No. 5 Emerson match for a semifinal contest scheduled for Thursday at 7:00 pm on Roberts Field in Cambridge. During the regular season, MIT defeated Springfield, 5-0, and Emerson, 1-0.

Statistically, MIT is led by sophomore Karenna Groff (Weston, Mass.) as she has totaled 15 goals and six assists for 36 points as she leads the NEWMAC in both goals and points in 2019. In net, first-year Ava Gillikin (Flemington, N.J.) leads Division III women's soccer in save percentage (.952) and goals against average (0.15) and enters the NEWMAC Tournament with a record of 14-0-2 to go along with eight solo shutouts.

2019 NEWMAC Women's Soccer Championship 

First Round: Tuesday, November 5th (at highest seeds)

No. 7 Babson at No. 2 Coast Guard
No. 6 Wheaton at No. 3 WPI
No. 5 Emerson at No. 4 Springfield

Semifinals: Thursday, November 7th (at highest remaining seeds)

Springfield or Emerson at No. 1 MIT - 7:00 PM
WPI or Wheaton vs. Coast Guard or Babson

Championship: Saturday, November 9th (at highest remaining seed) 

Semifinal Winners


Women's Volleyball: MIT earned the third seed in this year's NEWMAC postseason tournament as the Engineers went 8-2 in conference play. As the No. 3 seed, the Engineers will host a first-round matchup against No. 6 Emerson College on Tuesday at 7:00 pm in Rockwell Cage in Cambridge. During the regular season, MIT swept Emerson by set scores of 28-26, 25-21, 25-22.

Statistically, MIT is led offensively by Alexis Groark (Elwood, N.Y.) who has posted 365 kills (3.72 per set), which rank second and third, respectively in the league. First-year Alyssa Unell (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Emily Condon (Orange, Calif.) rank third and fifth in the conference in hitting percentage as they have guided the Engineers to the eighth best hitting percentage in all of Division III women's volleyball (.256). Defensively, Madison Lee (Hillsborough, Calif.) leads the Engineers and ranks third in the league with 410 digs, while Condon has 87 total blocks and .92 per set which is second highest in the NEWMAC.

2019 NEWMAC Volleyball Championship

First Round: Tuesday, November 5th (at highest seeds)

No. 7 WPI at No. 2 Wellesley
No. 6 Emerson at No. 3 MIT - 7:00 PM
No. 5 Coast Guard at No. 4 Wheaton

Semifinals: Thursday, November 7th (at highest remaining seeds)

Wheaton or Coast Guard at No. 1 Babson
MIT or Emerson vs. Wellesley or WPI

Championship: Saturday, November 9th (at highest remaining seed) 

Semifinal Winners


Be sure to stay tuned to MITAthletics.com all week for updates and results as games happen across the conference. You can also follow MIT via social media on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.