Austin, Texas (June 6) - For the second straight season, junior designated player and outfielder Sarah Von Ahn (West Linn, Ore.) has been named as a Google Cloud College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American. Von Ahn is the 305th all-time Academic All-America honoree from MIT as the Engineers lead Division III and rank second all-time behind the University of Nebraska.
For the fourth consecutive year, MIT has captured the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s and Women’s Presidents Cups, as announced by the conference office. This is the fifth time since the inaugural season in 2012-13 that MIT has swept both NEWMAC Presidents Cups and is the sixth time the men and women have individually won the award.
MIT baseball junior Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.) has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Johnston is the 304th all-time Academic All-America honoree from MIT as the Engineers lead Division III and rank second all-time behind the University of Nebraska.
The MIT Cycling team had an incredibly successful weekend at the 2019 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships in Augusta, Georgia, winning a national championship in the Team Time Trial and taking home the team Omnium award.
The MIT men’s heavyweight crew team closed out its season by placing fourth in the Varsity 4+ Grand Final at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship on Sunday on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif.
Philadelphia, Pa. (May 31) - MIT first-year Miller Geschke (Los Altos Hills, Calif.) as well as alums Ory Tasman '16 and Daniel Yahalomi '18 have all been selected to compete on the Open Water Polo Team at the 15th European Maccabi Games which will take place July 28-August 7, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.
Philadelphia, Pa. (May 31) - MIT sophomore Sarah Moseson (Morristown, N.J.) and first-year Karenna Groff (Weston, Mass.) have both been selected to compete on the Open Women's Soccer Team at the 15th European Maccabi Games which will take place July 28-August 7, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.
MIT men’s and women’s swimming and diving head coach Dani Korman has resigned to accept the women’s swimming and diving assistant coach position at the University of California, Berkeley, as announced by director of athletics Julie Soriero.
MIT senior pitcher Patrick Callahan (Vicksburg, Mich.) has been selected to the College Division roster for the 45th Annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Joe Walsh All-Star Game. The game is slated to take placed at Noon on Friday, May 31st at Dunkin Stadium in Hartford, Conn.
MIT sophomore Yorai Shaoul (Raanana, Israel) has been named as the Most Outstanding Men’s Field Performer from the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship. As a team, the Engineers finished second overall for the top finish in program history.
Eight members of the MIT men’s and women’s track and field/cross country programs have been named as Google Cloud Academic All-District selections, as announced by CoSIDA. On the men’s side, senior Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.), senior Josh Rosenkranz (Glencoe, Ill.), sophomore Yorai Shaoul (Raanana, Israel) and junior Billy Woltz (Logan, Ohio) were all recognized. For the women, junior Katie Bacher (Macungie, Pa.), junior Jenna Melanson (La Center, Wash.), junior Margaret Trautner (Houston, Texas) and senior Leandra Zimmermann (Augsburg, Germany) were selected.
MIT baseball junior Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.) and senior Patrick Callahan (Vicksburg, Mich.) have been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Region Teams. Johnston was named to the First Team, while Callahan is a Second Team All-New England performer.
Senior Aubrey Toland (Princeton, N.J.) represented the MIT men’s lacrosse team on the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-New England Team as announced by the organization on Tuesday. The 11th player in program history to earn this honor, nominees must have senior standing, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, and be a significant enough player that he was nominated for at least All-Conference selection.
MIT men’s basketball assistant coach David Kroopnick will serve as an assistant coach for the Maccabi USA Basketball Juniors Boys’ Basketball Team that will compete at the 15th European Maccabi Games from July 28-August 7 in Budapest, Hungary. The organization recently announced the roster for the event as nine athletes from five different states will compete.
Led by a national title from sophomore Yorai Shaoul (Raanana, Israel) in the triple jump, the No. 6 ranked MIT men’s track and field team finished as the national runner-up and the MIT women’s track and field team placed 43rd at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship. For the men, this marks the top point total in program history at 38 points as this is the program’s highest team finish ever and the fourth top-10 showing overall. For the meet, the Engineer men’s and women’s teams had seven All-American performances over the three-day championship.
MIT seniors Tyler Barr (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) and Alex Cauneac (Severna Park, Md.) saw their seasons and their collegiate careers come to a close on Friday night as the duo was edged by Bradley Cummins and Brysl Libao of Redlands 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the opening round of the 2019 NCAA Division III Doubles Championship Tournament.
MIT junior outfielder Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.) has been named to the D3Baseball.com All-Region Second Team for the second time in his career. Posting a team-best .380 batting average, Johnston helped lead the Engineers to the 2019 NEWMAC Tournament Championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2015.
The MIT women's sailing team saw its season come to a close this afternoon as the Engineers finished 12th overall at the 2019 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championship at Sail Newport in Rhode Island.
The No. 6 ranked MIT men’s track and field team sits in second place overall and the men’s and women’s teams have four overall All-American performances over the first two days of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championship. The men’s team has 22 points, while the women sit in 43rd place with one point.
MIT senior Alex Cauneac (Severna Park, Md.) was announced as the winner of one of the top NCAA academic honors on Thursday evening at the 2019 Men's Tennis National Championship banquet in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Cauneac was presented with the NCAA Elite 90 Award, which recognizes the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average competing at the finals site of each of the NCAA's 90 championships.
MIT openweight crew seniors Caitlin McCandler (St. Louis Park, Minn.) and Tal Gilad (Horsham, Pa.) have both been recognized by the Patriot League in their postseason awards announcements. McCandler earned a spot on the Academic All-Patriot League Team, while Gilad was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team for her performance at the league championship.
For the second time in four seasons, the MIT women's sailing team has qualified for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championship Finals after taking fourth place at the National Semifinals today. The Engineers totaled 164 points just behind top finisher Yale University, Dartmouth College and the College of Charleston.
MIT junior steeplechase All-American Jenna Melanson (Woodland, Wash.) has been named as the recipient of the 2019 NCAA Elite 90 Award for women’s outdoor track and field. Melanson joins teammate Margaret Trautner (Houston, Texas) as women’s winners this year after she received the award at the Indoor National Championship in Boston.
The Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2019 outdoor season were announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as MIT had three individuals honored. MIT head coach Halston Taylor was named as the men’s Coach of the Year, while Derek Rousseau was tabbed as the men’s Assistant Coach of the Year and sophomore Yorai Shaoul (Raanana, Israel) was named as the Field Athlete of the Year.
On Friday, May 17, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) celebrated another outstanding year as it announced its end of the year award winners at the 33rd Annual Student-Athlete Excellence Banquet. Dolly Yuan from women’s basketball team and Shea Landeene from the women’s volleyball team served as emcees, while Carly Silvernale of the women’s volleyball team was the student guest speaker.
The nationally-ranked No. 19 MIT women’s tennis team saw its season come to an end following a 5-1 loss to No. 4 Wesleyan University in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Championship on Monday. Appearing in the Elite Eight for the second year in a row and third time overall, the Engineers finished the year with an 18-4 record.
Indianapolis, Ind. (May 20) – For the first time since the 2005-06 season, the MIT men's tennis team will have two student-athletes represented at the NCAA Division III Doubles Championship. Seniors Tyler Barr (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) and Alex Cauneac (Severna Park, Md.) will travel to Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan for the Doubles Tournament from May 24-26, which is scheduled to begin at the conclusion of the team championship.
The 2019 MIT baseball season came to end on Saturday night as the Engineers dropped a 14-5 final to No. 3 ranked Southern Maine in an NCAA elimination game. Earlier in the day, MIT fell to New England College in a 6-5 contest as the Pilgrims rallied in the eighth inning.