Westwood, Mass. (November 7) – MIT senior Emily Penn (Columbia, Md.) and freshman Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.) were named the NEWMAC Field Hockey Athlete and Rookie of the Year, respectively, to headline the league's postseason awards. Senior Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) joined Penn and Moore on the All-Conference First Team while sophomore Taylor Grey (Horsham, Pa.) was selected to the Second Team. Senior Ellen Mulé (Alexandria, Va.) rounded out the squad by earning a spot on the All-Sportsmanship Team.
The 2014 NEWMAC Rookie of the Year, Penn is the program's fourth Athlete of the Year honoree. She ranks second in the conference in goals (16), third in points (38), and 10th in assists (six). Penn leads the league in game-winning goals (six) and has recorded five-multiple goal games including hat tricks against Gordon College and WPI.
Moore earned the program's second Rookie of the Year accolade after leading the NEWMAC in save percentage (.850), goals allowed (18), and shutouts (nine) in addition to ranking second in goals against average (0.99). She also stands second in the country in save percentage and 17th in goals against average.
A three-time All-Conference first team pick, Notarangelo switched to left midfield this season to anchor MIT's defense and boost the attack. As a result, she has registered six goals and five assists while contributing to one of the stingiest defenses in the NEWMAC.
Grey earned her first NEWMAC accolade following a strong performance at sweeper. She helped generate a 339-206 margin in shots, a 247-121 advantage in shots on goal, and a 160-97 difference in penalty corners. Grey also bolstered the offense with one goal and two assists.
The nationally-ranked No. 7 Engineers (16-2) continue their season on Saturday, Nov. 11 when they face either Centre College or Washington & Jefferson College in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The action begins at 2:00 p.m. at Lions Stadium at The College of New Jersey.