MIT COOP Student-Athlete of the Week

November 6, 2019
Izzi Gengaro, Cross Country

Sophomore Izzi Gengaro helped the No. 3 ranked MIT women's cross country program earn its 13th straight NEWMAC Championship with a total of 19 points as the Engineers defeated runner-up Mount Holyoke by a 61-point margin. Gengaro was named NEWMAC Athlete of the Year after she earned her first individual league championship.

November 6, 2019
Andrew Mah, Cross Country

Sophomore Andrew Mah was named NEWMAC Athlete of the Year after winning the event in 25:22. That effort helped the No. 12 ranked MIT men's cross country program earn its 22nd straight NEWMAC Championship with a total of 18 points as the Engineers defeated runner-up WPI by a 27-point margin.

October 30, 2019
Landon Chu, Rifle

Junior Landon Chu was a standout for the MIT rifle team against John Jay. Chu was the top shooter with a total of 1,100 that included a score of 553 in air rifle and 547 in smallbore. Led by a 2,164-2,014 advantage in smallbore, MIT defeated John Jay by a 4,360-4,204 final on Saturday at the DuPont Rifle Range.

October 30, 2019
Devon Goetz, Field Hockey

In a 2-0 week for MIT, Devon Goetz tallied three goals and five assists for 11 points while contributing to a defense that allowed three goals. She posted one goal and two assists in a 5-2 come-from-behind win over Wellesley on Tuesday. With the Engineers trailing 2-1, Goetz set up the tying goal in the 23rd minute, scored what proved to be the game-winning goal on a breakaway in the 38th minute, and earned an assist on an insurance goal in the 42nd minute. She followed this up on Saturday with two goals and a career-high three assists which resulted in a career-high seven points in an 8-1 victory over Clark.

October 23, 2019
Varsity 4, Women’s Lightweight Crew

On Sunday at the Head of the Charles, the MIT women's lightweight 4 finished second overall and just 12 seconds off the course record with a time of 18:06.346. Passing Riverside in a time of 4:10.853, the Engineers 4 boat passed the Weld Boathouse at 10:00.651 and CBC at 15:00.038 before finishing second overall just 8.425 seconds behind British Columbia and eight seconds in front of BU.

October 23, 2019
Collegiate 8+, Men’s Heavyweight Crew

The MIT men's heavyweight Collegiate 8+ captured first place at the Head of the Charles on Sunday, marking its fifth straight top-10 finish and the program's first victory in the event. MIT registered a time of 14.25.901, a comfortable 3.219 seconds ahead of runner-up Marist in a field of 38 teams, and 1.7 seconds off the course record.

October 16, 2019
Novice 8 Boat, Women’s Openweight Crew

For the second straight season, the MIT Novice 8 boat captured the Quinsigamond Snake Regatta on Saturday morning on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester. The Engineers dominated the Novice 8 event as MIT crossed in 16:50.6 to win the event by two minutes and 40 seconds and improve upon last year's performance. Holy Cross was second as MIT also defeated WPI, Clark, New Hampshire, Middlebury, Vermont, Simmons and Johnson & Wales.

October 16, 2019
Ivan Jutamulia, Men’s Soccer

Senior Ivan Jutamulia scored both goals for the Engineers in Saturday’s match against Springfield, as MIT came back from a one goal deficit to defeat conference rival Springfield College, 2-1, in overtime on Jack Barry Field.

October 9, 2019
Maya Nielan, Women’s Soccer

Junior defender Maya Nielan led the No. 11 Engineers to two shutout wins this week to extend MIT's shutout streak to nine matches. MIT, which hasn't given up a goal in nearly 900 consecutive minutes thanks to the play of Nielan and the entire MIT back line, allowed just four shots to be taken by Worcester State (7-0 win) and two shots to be taken by Clark (2-0 win). Additionally, offensively Nielan added her first goal of the season and sixth of her career which came as a header off a corner kick on Tuesday against the Lancers. Through 12 matches this season, Nielan and the MIT defense leads the country in goals against average with a mark of 0.080 and with two wins this week the Engineers extended their unbeaten streak in regular season matches against NEWMAC opponents to 31 which dates back to 2016.

October 9, 2019
Coed Sailing

A week after the women's team qualified for its Showcase Finals, the coed team did the same thing as MIT posted a fifth place finish at Navy over the weekend in the Showcase qualifier. As a team, MIT coed sailing finished fifth overall at the Coed Showcase qualifier with 253 points. They won race number three and 14 and were in the top five on five occasions.

October 2, 2019
Paige Forester, Field Hockey

In a 1-1 week for MIT, first-year Paige Forester generated four goals for eight points. She recorded all four of the Engineers' goals, including the game-winner, during the second half of a 6-2 win over Mount Holyoke on Saturday.

October 2, 2019 
Andrew Griese, Football

In a road win at Catholic, senior Andrew Griese helped the Engineers hold a tremendous advantage in field position and get off to a fast start. After an early safety for MIT, Griese pinned the Cardinals at the two-yard line with his first punt as the Engineers notched a second safety. On the ensuing possession, Griese pinned the Cardinals at the seven-yard line, en route to four punts that ended up inside the 20-yard line. Overall, he averaged 37.7 yards per punt, with a long of 46 yards.

September 25, 2019
Madison Lee, Women’s Volleyball

In a 3-0 week for MIT, Madison Lee averaged 4.25 digs, 1.13 assists, and 0.25 aces while anchoring a defense that held opponents to a 0.076 hitting percentage. She collected a match-high 18 digs and earned four assists while limiting Springfield to a 0.183 hitting performance in a five-set win on Tuesday. Lee then led all players with 16 digs while notching five assists and two aces as Smith hit -0.046 in a sweep on Saturday. Later that day in a 3-0 win over Framingham State, she totaled five digs, five assists, and two aces as the Rams hit 0.000.

September 25, 2019
Pat Stefanou, Water Polo

Pat Stefanou guided MIT to its best start to a season since the 2003 campaign after the Engineers defeated Connecticut College and Penn State Behrend on Saturday. Stefanou registered a career-high five goals and added one steal in an 18-7 win over Conn College before he notched two assists and a pair of steals in an 18-8 win over Penn State Behrend.

September 18, 2019
Sarah Pertsemlidis and Libby Rickeman, Women’s Tennis

The No. 9 ranked MIT women's tennis team opened up the fall season over the weekend as the Engineers hosted the 2019 MIT Invitational from Friday-Sunday. In doubles, the team of junior Libby Rickeman and first-year Sarah Pertsemlidis advanced to the championship of the doubles draw. After an 8-4 win over Tufts in the first round, Rickeman and Pertsemlidis defeated Ivenitsky and Camille Smukler from Amherst by an 8-7 margin that included a 7-5 score in the tiebreaker. The duo advanced to the final with an 8-3 win on Saturday before falling to Jackie Bukzin and Claire Evans by an 8-4 margin on Sunday morning.

September 18, 2019
Will Seiple, Men’s Soccer

For the second time this season, the MIT men's soccer team played to a double overtime draw at home as the Engineers drew even with Roger Williams University, 1-1, in a non-conference battle on Roberts Field. In the 65th minute MIT first-year Will Seiple scored his first collegiate goal into the right side of the net, tying the match at 1-1 in a score that would carry through double overtime.

September 11, 2019
Emily Larson, Women’s Soccer

Sophomore Emily Larson led the MIT women’s soccer team to a 10-0 win over Bridgewater State on Saturday afternoon as she registered her first two collegiate goals in the victory. Her pair of goals helped the Engineers produce the second largest goal output in a single match in program history ranking just being the 12 that MIT scored back on October 10, 2002. Her two goals came on six total shots, five of which were on goal and now rank her second on the team for most goals this season.

September 11, 2019
Adam Zimmermann, Football

First-year Adam Zimmermann had a strong defensive performance in the Engineers opening game against Carnegie Mellon, recording 12 tackles in his collegiate debut to lead both teams.

September 4, 2019
Alexis Groark, Women’s Volleyball

In a 3-0 opening weekend which saw MIT sweep its way to the Gordon College Invitational title, senior Alexis Groark averaged 3.71 kills and a .468 hitting percentage in seven sets. She kicked things off by producing a match-high 11 kills while hitting .556 in two sets against SUNY Potsdam on Friday night. In a balanced attack against MCLA on Saturday, Groark was one of four players to post five kills while registering a .444 hitting performance. She wrapped up the weekend with a match-high 10 kills and a .400 hitting percentage against host Gordon.

September 4, 2019
Sebastian Simon, Men’s Soccer

With 11 seconds remaining in regulation, MIT sophomore Sebastian Simon scored the game-tying goal to send the season-opening contest for the Engineers into overtime. After 110-minutes of action, MIT and UMass Boston fought to a 2-2 double overtime draw in a non-conference contest on Friday evening in Cambridge.