Cambridge, Mass. (June 17) -- The MIT men's basketball program will be holding The Basketball Academy at MIT on August 11-12 in Rockwell Cage. Participants will be exposed to various drills and competitive games and will have the opportunity to learn from MIT coaches and players.
Cambridge, Mass. (June 15) -- The MIT women’s lightweight crew team and head coach Claire Martin-Doyle has announced the incoming recruiting class as the Engineers welcome six student-athletes to the program. This year’s class includes Emily Rabinovitsj (Menlo Park, Calif.), Ines Pinilla (Miami, Fla.), Eve Schoen (Clifton Park, N.Y.), Maheera Bawa (Skillman, N.J.), Jaime Cook (Wayland, Mass.) and Rebecca Kay (North Miami Beach, Fla.).
For the second time this week, MIT senior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) received postseason accolades from a national organization as he earned an honorable mention selection to the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Northeast All-Region Team. He is the first MIT men’s lacrosse player to be honored by the IMLCA.
The MIT men’s heavyweight crew program has announced its incoming recruiting class for the 2018-19 season as 14 student-athletes join the team, which will be under the guidance of Tony Kilbridge, the H.W. McCurdy ‘22 Director of Rowing/Head Coach, for the 13th season.
Austin, Texas. (June 12) – Six MIT student-athletes – three men and three women – have been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America At-Large teams this spring as the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released its selections earlier this afternoon. With six honorees this year from the At-Large category, MIT led all of Division III and was one of seven institutions from across the country to have at least three student-athletes selected for the award.
MIT seniors Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) and David Klee (East Greenbush, N.Y.) were named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Nike Scholar All-America Team on Monday. The duo became the third and fourth players in program history to receive this award. In addition, this was the first time the Engineers’ had multiple players on the list.
Austin, Texas (June 5) - For the first time in program history, two members of the No. 8 MIT softball team have been named to the Google Cloud Division III Academic All-America teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), in the same year for their hard work both on the field and in the classroom. MIT is the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas (279) and ranks second across all NCAA Divisions only behind the University of Nebraska.
Austin, Texas (June 5) -- MIT sophomore outfielder Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.) has been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Third Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This program honors the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
Louisville, Ky. (June 4) - After winning the Cambridge Regional, the Williamstown Super Regional and finishing seventh at the 2018 NCAA Division III Softball Championship in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma two weeks ago, the MIT softball coaching staff has been named as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) New England Coaching Staff of the Year. This is the second time in three seasons that head coach Jen Williams and her staff have been honored with this award.
Norfolk, Va. (June 4) - After the MIT coed sailing team won its first National Championship since 1961 and the women's sailing team finished fourth at the 2018 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championship, the Engineers were awarded with four All-America selections. The All-Americans were announced by the association at the conclusion of the three National Championship events in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday evening.
Norfolk, Va. (June 1) - For the 12th time in program history and for the first time since 1961, the MIT coed sailing team has won the Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Championship and the Henry A. Morss Memorial Trophy which is awarded to the team which wins the Coed National Championship. The trophy is named after Morss, who is an MIT alum. Not only did the Engineers win the Henry A. Morss Memorial Trophy, but by winning both the A and the B Divisions, MIT will take home the Robert M. Allan Sr. and Robert M. Allan Jr. trophies for sweeping both titles. It is the first time since 1961 that the Engineers have won either Division at the Coed Championship and that year, as it did this season, MIT swept both trophies.
At the IRA National Championship on Saturday and Sunday, the MIT women’s lightweight crew team advanced all three boats to the Grand Finals. The Varsity 8 was able to complete its race early in the morning on Sunday before the other races were cancelled due to dangerous winds.
In its final outing of the season, the MIT men’s heavyweight crew Varsity 4+ advanced to the Third Level Final of the IRA National Championship. However, due to unsafe conditions, Sunday’s races were cancelled.
The MIT men’s lightweight crew team earned spots in both the Varsity 4+ and Varsity 4- Petite Finals for the second year in a row, however, unsafe weather conditions on Sunday morning resulted in the cancellation of the races.
MIT has finished second overall in the final 2018 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, which were released on Thursday morning. This marks the highest finish in history for the Engineers as MIT finished with a total of 1001.5 points.
Norfolk, Va. (May 30) - The MIT coed sailing team finished fifth overall at the 2018 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Western Semifinals this afternoon and has qualified for the National Final which will begin tomorrow morning.
For the third straight year, MIT has captured the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s and Women’s Presidents Cups, as announced this afternoon at the league’s annual meetings. This is the fourth time since the inaugural season in 2012-13 that MIT has swept both NEWMAC Presidents Cups and is the fifth time the men and women have individually won the award.
Seven members of the MIT men’s and women’s track and field/cross country teams have been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Teams, selected by CoSIDA. The Academic All-District program recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
Christian Jamison (Huntington, N.Y.) will take the field one more time in an MIT uniform when he plays in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All-Star game on Friday, June 1 at Southern New Hampshire University. This is the second year in a row the Engineers will be represented at this event.
Led by three All-American performances on Saturday, the No. 10 ranked MIT women’s track and field team finished 17th overall at the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Wisconsin. For the championship, the Engineers had five All-American performers and finished with a total of 13.5 points over the three-day championship.
Led by All-American showings by freshman Yorai Shaoul (Raanana, Israel) and junior Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.), the MIT men’s track and field program finished with a total of nine points and a tie for 38th place at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship on Saturday afternoon.
On Friday at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the MIT men’s and women’s track and field teams had three student-athletes compete overall to set up a packed final day of action on Saturday in Wisconsin. The meet was interrupted by a weather delay that slowed the competition.
On Friday at the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, the No. 11 MIT women’s tennis season came to a close as senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) and freshman Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) were each knocked out of the bracket after earning All-American honors. Kohrs fell in the quarterfinals of the singles tourney, while Kohrs and Rickeman dropped their quarterfinal doubles match.
Oklahoma City, Okla. (May 25) - The MIT softball team saw its run in the 2018 NCAA Division III Championship Tournament come to a close this afternoon as the Engineers were edged by No. 21 Ithaca College by a 3-2 score in eight innings in Oklahoma City.
Norfolk, Va. (May 25) - The MIT women's sailing team finished fourth overall at the 2018 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championship with a total of 265 points. This is the best finish at the National Championship for the women's team since the 2013-14 campaign when the Engineers took fifth place.
MIT women’s tennis head coach Carol Matsuzaki has been named as the Wilson ITA Division III National Coach of the Year, as announced by the ITA Office this week. This is the first time that Matsuzaki has earned national Coach of the Year honors.
Senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) earned a berth in the NCAA Singles Championship quarterfinals on Thursday evening in Claremont, California. Kohrs advances to the third round for the second time in her career. In addition, the duo of Kohrs and freshman Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) advanced to the doubles national quarterfinals with a thrilling three-set win. For their performances, the duo each earned All-American honors as Kohrs is an All-American in singles and doubles, along with doubles for Rickeman.