2018-19 MIT Women's Basketball News

  • Jandura `84 Selected for Induction Into the Google Cloud Academic All-America Hall of Fame
    April 25, 2019
    Three-sport standout and four-time Academic All-America honoree Louise Jandura `84 has been announced as a member of the 2019 CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-America Hall of Fame Class, as announced by CoSIDA.
  • Where Are They Now? - Cristina Estrada '01 - Basketball
    April 03, 2019
    "I wasn’t afraid to dedicate a good part of the precious free time I had to basketball: the sport was part of me; I never hesitated or thought it would distract me from my academic development."
  • Comeback Attempt Falls Short as No. 12/14 Saint Joseph’s Holds on to Defeat MIT, 68-61, in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament
    March 01, 2019
    Nationally-ranked No. 12/14 Saint Joseph’s College of Maine drained all six of its free throws during the final 42 seconds to hold off MIT’s comeback attempt and record a 68-61 victory in the first round of the NCAA Division Women’s Basketball Tournament at Ithaca College on Friday night. Senior Dolly Yuan (San Jose, Calif.) tallied 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals for the Engineers.
  • Women's Basketball to Face Saint Joseph’s in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament
    February 25, 2019
    After winning its second straight NEWMAC Championship on Saturday, the MIT women's basketball team learned it will square off with nationally-ranked No. 8 Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament at Ithaca College on Friday, March 1. This will be the third meeting between the Engineers and the Monks.
  • MIT Defeats Springfield, 66-50, to Capture Second Straight NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Championship
    February 23, 2019
    An 18-4 run during the second quarter gave No. 4 seeded MIT a lead it would not relinquish as it went on to defeat host and No. 3 seed Springfield College, 66-50, for its second straight NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Championship on Saturday. Sophomore Jocelyn Luizzi (Colchester, Conn.) powered the Engineers with a game-high 22 points and 10 rebounds, both career highs, for her first career double-double. Senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) was named the Tournament Most Outstanding Player for performance throughout the week.
  • Kara Holinski Named to Google Cloud Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team
    February 22, 2019
    Senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) was voted to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team, marking her third straight selection and the fifth year in a row MIT was represented on the list. A 2017 Academic All-America third team honoree, she advances to the national ballot and will contend for Academic All-America honors to be voted on next month. MIT is the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and currently ranks second across all NCAA divisions with 302 honors.
  • No. 4 MIT Overpowers No. 1 Babson, 73-46, to Advance to NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Championship
    February 21, 2019
    No. 4 seeded MIT knocked down 12 three-pointers, generated 28 points off of 27 Babson College turnovers, and limited the top-seeded Beavers to a 29.4 shooting performance as the Engineers recorded a 73-46 victory in the semifinals of the NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Tournament on Thursday night. One of four players to reach double-digits in scoring, senior Taylor V’Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) paced MIT with 14 points in 22 minutes of action. Payton Ouimette led Babson with 14 points while grabbing a game-high 14 rebounds.
  • Women’s Basketball Collects League-High Eight NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Awards
    February 20, 2019
    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.
  • No. 4 Women's Basketball Advances to Semis With 76-58 Win Over No. 5 Emerson
    February 19, 2019
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Rallies to Defeat Coast Guard, 73-65
    February 16, 2019
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Earns 81-48 NEWMAC Win Over Wheaton
    February 13, 2019
    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.
  • Engineers Fall to Smith, 70-56, on Senior Day
    February 09, 2019
    Regionally-ranked No. 10 Smith College outscored No. 9 MIT, 24-14, in the fourth quarter, helping it pull away for a 70-56 NEWMAC women’s basketball victory on Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers saw Kennedy Guest-Pritchett and Katy McClellan both produce 20 points in addition to recording nine and seven rebounds, respectively. Senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) paced the Engineers’ balanced scoring performance with 13 points in addition to recording four assists and four steals.
  • Women's Basketball Battles Wellesley for 49-32 Win
    February 06, 2019
    Key runs during the second and fourth quarters helped the regionally-ranked No. 9 MIT women’s basketball team defeat Wellesley College, 49-32, in a NEWMAC game on Wednesday night. Senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) paced the Engineers with 13 points to go along with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks.
  • Big First Quarter Fuels MIT’s 63-33 Victory Over Mount Holyoke
    February 02, 2019
    MIT opened the game with 19 unanswered points and never looked back as it went on to defeat Mount Holyoke College, 63-33, in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) led all players with 15 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Engineers in 12 minutes of play while Kaitlyn Grover paced the Lyons with 12 points and three steals.
  • Wesleyan Comes Back to Defeat MIT, 46-44
    January 29, 2019
    Three free throws during the final 2:46 of regulation would be just enough for Wesleyan University as it came from behind to defeat MIT, 46-44, in non-conference women’s basketball action on Tuesday night. First-year Christina Antonakakis (Holdmel, N.J.) paced the Engineers with 11 points while grabbing two steals.
  • Big Third Quarter Powers Women's Basketball to 57-46 Win Over WPI
    January 26, 2019
    MIT outscored WPI, 21-11, in the third quarter on its way to a 57-46 win in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Jocelyn Luizzi (Colchester, Conn.) produced a team-high 11 points and six rebounds to go along with two assists and a steal while coming off the bench for MIT.
  • Late Rally Falls Short as Babson Holds on to Defeat MIT, 55-53
    January 23, 2019
    After trailing by 17 points late in the third quarter, the MIT women’s basketball team narrowed the gap to two with 41 seconds remaining in regulation, but it could not overcome the deficit as Babson College held on for a 55-53 victory in NEWMAC action on Wednesday night. First-year Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) paced the Engineers with 15 points, with 12 coming during their fourth-quarter rally.
  • V’Dovec Records 1,000th Career Point in MIT’s 76-59 Win Over Clark
    January 19, 2019
    A strong second quarter helped MIT pull away from Clark University and go on to record a 76-59 victory in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Saturday. Senior Taylor V’Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) tallied 16 points, helping her become the ninth player in program history to reach 1,000 points. She also hauled in a game-high 10 rebounds to go along with two blocks for the Engineers.
  • Women's Basketball Overpowers Wellesley, 68-39
    January 16, 2019
    A balanced scoring performance which featured three players in double digits helped the MIT women’s basketball team defeat NEWMAC foe Wellesley College, 68-39, on Wednesday night. Senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) powered the Engineers with 12 points, five assists, two blocks, and two steals while Caitlin Aguirre paced the Blue with 11 points, five rebounds, and two assists.
  • Springfield Edges Out Women's Basketball, 58-57
    January 12, 2019
    A layup with 10 seconds remaining helped Springfield College defeat MIT, 58-57, in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon. Senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) led all players with 21 points while grabbing six rebounds for the Engineers.
  • MIT Grinds Out 54-43 Win Over Emerson
    January 10, 2019
    A strong defensive performance that held Emerson College scoreless during the final five minutes of regulation helped MIT secure a 54-43 victory in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Thursday. Senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) paced the Engineers with a game-high 18 points to go along with seven rebounds and three assists. Ashley Toner led the way for the Lions with 13 points coming off the bench.
  • Engineers Break Three-Point Record in 79-49 Win Over Wheaton
    January 08, 2019
    The MIT women’s basketball team knocked down an Institute-record 15 three-pointers in a 79-49 road victory over Wheaton College on Tuesday night. One of four players to reach double digits in scoring, sophomore Jocelyn Luizzi (Colchester, Conn.) paced the Engineers with 16 points in 22 minutes of action coming off the bench.
  • Strong Free-Throw Shooting Propels Women’s Basketball Past Smith, 67-54
    January 05, 2019
    A 24-of-28 performance at the free throw line, including a 12-of-14 showing during the last 2:34 of regulation, helped MIT defeat Smith College, 67-54, in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon. Senior Dolly Yuan (San Jose, Calif.) led all players with 18 points, including an 8-of-8 outing at the charity stripe, while dishing out two assists for the Engineers.
  • Women's Basketball Wins Fifth Straight With 56-46 Victory Over TCNJ
    December 29, 2018
    In the first-ever meeting between the two teams, the MIT women’s basketball team ran its winning to five straight with a 56-46 home victory over The College of New Jersey on Saturday afternoon.
  • Women's Basketball Holds on to Defeat Framingham State, 62-53
    December 11, 2018
    Late free throws by seniors Kara Holinski (Livonia, MIch.) and Dolly Yuan (San Jose, Calif.) thwarted a comeback attempt by host Framingham State University, helping the MIT women’s basketball team defeat the Rams, 62-53, on Tuesday night. Sophomore Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) tallied a game-high 19 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks for the Engineers.
  • Antonakakis Three-Pointer Lifts Engineers to 72-69 Win Over Emmanuel
    December 08, 2018
    First-year Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) drained a three-pointer with 1:09 left to play, giving the MIT women’s basketball team a 72-69 victory over Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon. One of four players to reach-double digits in scoring, senior Kristen Ngan (Sudbury, Mass.) led the way for the Engineers with 14 points to go along with five rebounds and two steals. Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda paced the Saints with a game-high 17 points and 12 rebounds in addition to contributing four assists and three steals.
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