Powered by a double-double from sophomore Nathan Wang (Saratoga, Calif.) and four other Engineers with double-digit kills, the MIT men's volleyball team edged Wentworth Institute of Technology in five sets by scores of 25-21, 25-17, 19-25, 23-25, 15-11 on Wednesday evening in Cambridge.
Trailing 3-0 after doubles play on Wednesday afternoon, the MIT men’s tennis team won five of the six singles matches to rally past Bentley University for a 5-4 victory in a non-conference matchup in the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble.
For the third year in a row the MIT women’s basketball team led the way with NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors and repeated with a program-record selection of eight student-athletes. The list is comprised of 42 student-athletes who earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.35 on a 5.0 scale after the 2018 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and has been a member of the team for the entire season.
Westwood, Mass. (February 20) –The MIT men's swimming and diving team, ranked No. 5 in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III national poll, placed a league-high 14 student-athletes on the 2019 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference team this winter.
Westwood, Mass. (February 20) - The MIT women's swimming and diving team, ranked No. 7 in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III national poll, rewrote its own record from a season ago with 19 student-athletes listed on the 2019 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference team this season. Not only was the 19 student-athletes a new program record, but it led the NEWMAC this year.
Led by four players in double figures and 23 forced turnovers, the No. 4 seeded MIT women’s basketball team defeated No. 5 Emerson College by a 76-58 final on Tuesday night in the first round of the NEWMAC Tournament.
MIT senior forward Tim Roberts (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) has been named to the D3Hoops.com National Team of the Week and joins teammates Bradley Jomard (Paris, France) and AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.), who were honored earlier in the season.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 19) - Thirteen student-athletes from the MIT water polo team have been honored by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) for their academic excellence this year as all of them earned a spot on the 2018 ACWPC All-Academic Team when the association released its selections earlier this week.
MIT squash was crowed as the champions of the Summers Cup for the first time in program history on Sunday afternoon as the No. 20 nationally-ranked Engineers defeated No. 19 Brown University, 6-3, in New Haven. Today's win not only marks the first national championship title for MIT in program history, but the Engineers also defeated the Bears of the Ivy League for the first time since the 1997-98 campaign.
Led by four event wins on Saturday, the No. 5 ranked MIT women’s indoor track and field team competed at the Triangle Classic at Springfield College, in preparation for next week’s New England Division III Championship. There were no team scores kept for Saturday’s meet.
On Saturday at the Tronsrue Marksmanship Center, the MIT rifle team fell to No. 11 ranked Army and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in the NCAA Qualifier. The Engineers finished the match with a season-high 4,326 points.
After jumping out to a convincing 3-0 lead after doubles play on Saturday in the spring opener, the No. 9 ranked MIT women’s tennis team picked up a 9-0 shutout victory over No. 29 Vassar College to move to 1-0 overall.
Led by a 25-point, 11-rebound double-double by senior Tim Roberts (Oak Bluffs, Mass.), No. 8 ranked MIT closed out the regular-season with an 84-81 win over WPI in front of a boisterous crowd at Harrington Auditorium on Saturday afternoon.
For just the second time in program history and first time since 2011, the MIT squash team has advanced to the final round of the College Squash Association (CSA) Team National Championship as today the No. 20 ranked Engineers topped No. 17 Williams College, 7-2. MIT avenged a loss from just a week ago against the Ephs when host Williams defeated the Engineers 7-2 in Western Massachusetts.
An 8-0 run midway through the fourth quarter gave MIT a lead it would not relinquish as it went on to defeat the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 73-56, in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Saturday. First-year Christina Anontakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) came off the bench to score a game-high 22 points for the Engineers while dishing out three assists.
The No. 20 nationally-ranked MIT squash team defeated No. 21 Bates College, 6-3, in the first round of the Summers Cup at the 2019 College Squash Association (CSA) Team National Championship. Today's win marks the first victory for the Engineers in the opening round of the national tournament since 2011.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 14) -- MIT director of athletics and department head Julie Soriero has announced her retirement, effective at the end of the 2019 fall semester. Soriero is in her 12th year at MIT after joining the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) in July of 2007. A search for Soriero’s successor will be led by Parker Executive Search.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 14) -The MIT squash team, ranked No. 20 in the final College Squash Association (CSA) national poll, earned a spot to compete in the "C Division" Summers Cup in this weekend's CSA Team National Championship.
In its final action of the regular season, the MIT women’s fencing team edged out host Brandeis University, 14-13, in the Beanpot on Wednesday. The victory came between losses to Boston College (23-4) and Harvard University (25-2). Senior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) powered the epee team with a 7-2 ledger while first-year Anita Dey Barsukova (Richardson, Texas) led the sabre squad with a 4-5 mark. Junior Karen Gu (East Hanover, N.J.) turned in the best performance for the foil contingent as she went 2-6.
The MIT women's basketball team closed its regular season home schedule with an 81-48 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) win over Wheaton College on Wednesday evening inside Rockwell Cage.
The MIT men’s fencing team wrapped up the regular season by competing at the Beanpot on Wednesday night. The Engineers fell to Boston College (19-8), host Brandeis University (18-9), and Harvard University (22-5). Sophomore Nyle Sykes (Greenwood Village, Colo.) led the way for the epee unit with a 6-3 ledger while first-year Robert Law (Los Altos, Calif.) paced the foil team with a 3-4 mark. Sophomore Aidan Simpson (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) had the best showing for the sabre squad as he went 3-6 on the day.
After getting off to a quick start on Senior Night, No. 8 ranked MIT wrapped up the NEWMAC regular-season championship on Wednesday night with a 113-60 home victory over Clark University. The regular-season title is the first for MIT since the 2012-13 season and the program’s fourth overall.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 14) – For the second time in three seasons, MIT swimming and diving will host the NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Northeast-North Diving Regional Championships, March 1-2, 2019 inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool.
Louisville, Ky. (February 12) – Pitcher Ravenne Nasser (Methuen, Mass.), of the No. 8 nationally-ranked MIT softball team, was among fifty student-athletes named to the 2019 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Player of the Year watch list, as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) on Monday morning.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 11) -- Stephanie Smith has been promoted to the MIT director of recreation and began her duties in the second semester. Smith, who is in her 13th year overall at MIT Recreation, which is professionally managed by Health Fitness, previously served as the associate director of recreation, programs and fitness before moving into her current position.