Cambridge, Mass. (November 1) –The MIT men's soccer team reestablished the program record from a year ago for most New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference selections as the Engineers had 17 student-athletes recognized this season as the league announced its selections yesterday.
Not only did MIT set the new single season record for most honorees, with 17 student-athletes the Engineers also led the conference in selections as the second most came from WPI, which had 11 honorees. Across the eight teams in the league, a total of 55 student-athletes were picked to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team in 2018.
Seniors Anthony Badea (Irvine, Calif.), Logan McLaughlin (Park City, Utah), Garrett Souza (Chino Hills, Calif.), Wesley Woo (Palo Alto, Calif.)and David Wu (Naperville, Ill.) earned their third straight NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Academic All-Conference accolades, while juniors Darian Bhathena (Andover, Mass.), Jeremy Cowham (Quincy, Mass.), Ivan Jutamulia (Berkeley, Calif.), Issac Perper (Tiburon, Calif.) and Theo Sechopoulos (Athens, Greece) as well as seniors Binh Le (Portage, Mich.) and Faisal As'ad (Amman, Jordan) all were named to the Academic All-Conference team for the second time. Additionally, Loukas Carayannopoulos (Westfield, N.J.), Justin Cordero (Chino Hills, Calif.), Cody Durr (Gansevoort, N.Y.), Aaron Makikalli (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) and Jack Snowdon (Lorton, Va.) all made the list for the first time in their careers.
Honorees must have met the following criteria to be eligible: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.5/4.0 scale or a 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2017 spring semester, achieved second-year academic status at their institution and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
MIT closed the season on Tuesday afternoon in the NEWMAC quarterfinals for the second time in as many years as the fifth-seeded Engineers fell to fourth-seeded Wheaton College, 3-1, in penalty kicks after 110 minutes of scoreless action. MIT wrapped up the 2018 campaign with their best overall record since 2015 as the Engineers went 8-6-3 this fall.