Gilbert, Ariz. (December 7) – The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) selected MIT head coach Cheryl Silva along with assistant coaches Sarah Fay, Julia Mauro, and Becca Shaw as the Division III New England East Region Coaching Staff of the Year. This is the fourth time the Engineers have received this honor and the first since 2012.
The award comes after MIT compiled a record of 16-3 en route to its fifth NEWMAC title and an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Engineers surrendered the fewest goals in the conference (20), ranked second in goals against average (1.05), and third in goals (64) and assists (43).
The all-time winningest coach in program history with a ledger of 287-187-1, Silva currently ranks 10th among active Division III coaches in victories.