MIT COOP Student-Athlete of the Week

November 21, 2018
Deborah Wen, Swimming & Diving

Sophomore Deborah Wen led a 1-2-3 sweep on both 1-meter and 3-meter boards this weekend in MIT’s double dual meet with Bowdoin College and WPI. Wen won 1-meter with 261.29 points and 3-meter with 295.88 points, which both cleared the NCAA Regional Diving Qualifying Scores. Her score on 3-meter was also a Bowdoin pool record.

November 21, 2018
Landon Chu, Rifle

Sophomore Landon Chu helped the Engineers to a sweep of SUNY-Plattsburgh and Wentworth at home this weekend at home. Chu posted a season-best score of 556 in air rifle on Saturday, and led MIT in both air rifle (534) and smallbore (553) on Sunday. MIT finished the match with 4,299 points to move to a 5-5 record.

November 14, 2018
Leandra Zimmermann, Cross Country

At the NCAA Regional, Zimmermann was the top MIT finisher as she earned All-Region honors by placing sixth in a time of 21:42.65. The Engineers captured the program’s third straight and seventh overall regional championship and earned an automatic berth in next week’s NCAA National Championship.
November 14, 2018
Kevin Lyons, Football

In a 22-7 win over Springfield to clinch the NEWMAC Championship, Lyons had the biggest play of the game as he scored on a 74-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown in the third quarter. The touchdown put the game out of reach and was the longest fumble return in MIT football history.
November 7, 2018
Grace Moore, Field Hockey

In a 2-1 week for MIT, goalie Grace Moore amassed 40 saves, a .909 save percentage, and allowed four goals in helping the field hockey team advance to the NEWMAC Championship. She started things off on Tuesday by making eight saves in a 3-1 victory over WPI in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC Tournament. Moore followed this up with 19 saves as the Engineers defeated top-seeded and nationally-ranked No. 13 Babson, 2-1, in Thursday’s semifinal. She wrapped up the week with 13 saves in a 2-1 overtime loss to Smith in the championship game on Saturday.

November 7, 2018
Keith Lamp, Squash

In his collegiate debut last week, freshman Keith Lamp dominated his opponents from Boston University and Babson College. In the opener against BU, Lamp defeated Zain Matiwala, 11-1, 11-2, 11-1 at position #3 and followed that up with an 11-1, 11-8, 11-1 victory over Pete Wachawarata from Babson at the #2 position.

November 1, 2018
Helen Sakharova, Women’s Fencing

For the second year in a row and third time in her career, MIT senior Helen Sakharova captured the epee Gold medal at the season-opening The Big One Invitational hosted by Smith College on Sunday. Sakharova collected five epee wins before facing off against Ariel Cox of Mount Holyoke College in the final, where she won 15-6.

November 1, 2018
Jeremy Cowham, Men’s Soccer

MIT junior goalkeeper Jeremy Cowham led the Engineers to a 2-0 week and helped the Engineers secure a spot in the NEWMAC Tournament for the second straight season with a pair of shutouts. Cowham began the week with four saves in a 2-0 win over Worcester State and then in a must win game against Emerson on Saturday one save in a 3-0 win over the Lions on Senior Day. Now that the season is over, Cowham has broken the single season records for fewest goals allowed (5) and best goals against average (0.37) in program history. He also moved up to third all-time in career shutouts as he now has 15 through three seasons with the Engineers.

October 24, 2018
Hailey Nichols, Women's Soccer

MIT senior defender Hailey Nichols led the Engineers to a 2-0 week behind a 3-0 win against Babson and 3-1 win at Springfield. Nichols guided MIT to a shutout and held the Beavers to just three shots on goal at home on Tuesday. Additionally in the game against Babson, Nichols registered her second goal of the season which was an insurance goal in the 60th minute. Then, on Saturday at Springfield Nichols and the MIT defense held the Pride to five shots on goal to secure its 13th win of the season and its seventh straight NEWMAC Regular Season title.

October 24, 2018
Collegiate 8+ Boat, Men’s Heavyweight Crew

The MIT men's heavyweight Collegiate 8+ captured third place at the Head of the Charles on Sunday, marking its fourth straight top-10 finish and highest ranking in program history. MIT registered a time of 16:05.842, just .012 seconds behind runner-up Drexel, to finish third place in a field of 35 entries. The Engineers achieved this feat with a boat that was comprised of five freshmen, three sophomores, and one senior while battling cold temperatures and winds gusting to 30 miles per hour.

October 17, 2018
Izzi Gengaro, Women's Cross Country

Freshman Izzi Gengaro helped propel the No. 4 MIT women's cross country team to a second place finish this weekend at the UW-Oshkosh Kollege Town Sports Invitational Pre-National Meet in Wisconsin. Gengaro ran 22.09.4 on the 6k course, averaging 5:56.5 per mile, which landed her as the top rookie and 10th overall at the meet.   

October 17, 2018
Clyde Huibregtse, Water Polo

Junior Clyde Huibregtse was a key player in MIT Water Polo's 3-0 week at the 2018 CWPA Division III Eastern Championships. Huibregste had 12 goals over three games last weekend, adding 1 assist for 13 points for the weekend to lead MIT in scoring. That included three goals against Johns Hopkins in the CWPA Championship final, giving MIT their ninth CWPA team title and their first since 2016. 

October 10, 2018
Taylor Grey, Field Hockey

In a 4-2 victory over Wheaton last Tuesday, Taylor Grey contributed to a defense that allowed seven shots, including five on goal, and conceded five penalty corners.

October 10, 2018
Billy Woltz, Men's Cross Country

Junior Billy Woltz had a standout performance for MIT at the 2018 NEICAAA Cross Country Championships this weekend. The junior was the second overall finisher from MIT, coming in 18th place as he crossed in 25:32.28. Wolta improved significantly from his performance at the 2017 Championships, where he was 34th and ran a 26:04.2.

October 3, 2018
Abby Bertics, Women’s Volleyball

In a 2-0 week for the nationally-ranked No. 22 women’s volleyball team, Abby Bertics totaled 29 kills, a .393 hitting percentage, 22 digs, and three aces. She kicked things off by amassing 26 kills, a .389 hitting performance, and 18 digs in a pivotal 3-1 win over Wheaton last Tuesday. Bertics then posted three kills on seven errorless hitting attempts, four digs, and two aces in one set of a sweep of Mount Holyoke on Friday.
October 3, 2018
Tyler Barr, Men’s Tennis

Senior Tyler Barr advanced to the quarterfinal round in the singles bracket to lead the MIT men's tennis team at the ITA New England Regional Championship Tournament over the weekend at Middlebury College. Barr, who was seeded seventh in the singles bracket, topped Ben Biswas of Tufts University by a 6-2, 6-4 score before he edged Adam Guo of host Middlebury College, 7-5, 4-6, 12-10 in the second round. The senior made it all the way to the quarterfinals after his 6-4, 6-3 win over ninth-seed Scott Altmeyer of Colby College. Barr was ultimately edged by second-seed Sean Wei of Amherst College, 6-1, 7-5, in the round of eight, but this weekend's run marks the furthest he has been able to make it in the ITA Tournament over his four year career individually.
September 27, 2018
Leandra Zimmermann, Women's Cross Country

Women’s cross country senior Leandra Zimmermann guided the No. 4 Engineers to their second straight Purple Valley Classic victory (67 points) by a margin of 14 points over No. 8 Williams College. As an individual, Zimmermann finished first for MIT and third overall in the field of 129 runners with a time of 22:38.70 as her performance on Saturday came against five nationally-ranked teams.
September 27, 2018
Ivan Jutamulia, Men's Soccer

Men’s soccer junior forward Ivan Jutamulia guided the Engineers to a 1-0-1 week with a pair of goals. On Wednesday against Wentworth, Jutamulia scored his third and fourth goals of the season in a 4-0 home win. Jutamulia continues to lead the men’s soccer team in scoring and ranks fourth in the conference overall.
September 19, 2018
Libby Rickeman, Women’s Tennis

At the annual fall Tufts Invitational sophomore Libby Rickeman was a standout for the Engineers. Rickeman was seeded No. 2 coming into the tournament, and advanced to semifinals with three straight set victories. In doubles, Rickeman and teammate Viktoriya Tabunshchyk advanced to the championship final before falling 8-6 in a tight match against Wesleyan.

September 19, 2018
Ben Boldt, Football

Senior Ben Boldt was a key defensive player in MIT’s 31-29 win over Endicott College to improve to 3-0 on the season. Boldt led the defense with eleven tackles, five solo stops, and one tackle for loss and one pass breakup.

September 12, 2018
Karenna Groff, Women’s Soccer

MIT freshman Karenna Groff scored three consecutive goals in a span of 51-seconds, the second fastest student-athlete to accomplish that in NCAA Division III women's soccer history, to lead the Engineers to their first win of 2018. The Engineers ultimately scores 7 unanswered goals against Worcester State.

September 12, 2018
Miller Geschke, Water Polo

Freshman Miller Geschke scored 3 goals and had 3 assists over the weekend to help the MIT Water Polo team to a 14-7 win over Connecticut College on the road. Miller teamed with teammate Kevin Downey to score back to back goals in the first quarter before also posting goals in the second and third quarters.

September 5, 2018
Devon Goetz, Field Hockey

In a 2-0 week for MIT, Devon Goetz tallied five goals and one assist for 11 points. She generated the first hat trick of her career in a 9-1 win over UMass Dartmouth on Friday. Goetz followed this up the next day by producing two goals and one assist in a 6-0 victory at Simmons.

September 5, 2018
Miguel Wagner, Football

In MIT Football’s 23-3 season opening win over Becker College, senior Miguel Wagner was a key contributor to the Engineers’ opening non-conference win. Wagner led the Engineers with 118 rushing yards, a career-high mark that included a 56-yard run.