BOSTON, Mass. (November 2) – The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the league's Women's Soccer Academic All-Conference Team for the 2016 season. MIT had 17 student-athletes represented this fall – the most among all NEWMAC women's soccer teams.
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 2016 spring semester, achieved second-year academic status at their institution and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
Earning Academic All-Conference honors were seniors Elizabeth Porter (Brookfield, Conn.), Annelise Steele (Greenwich, Conn.), Lauren Ullmann (Princeton, N.J.) and Anna Zukowski (Ridgefield, Conn.), juniors Jillian Dressler (Harrison, N.Y.), Lindsay Epstein (Belle Mead, N.J.), Jane Fessenden (Orinda, Calif.), Julia Goupil (Los Altos, Calif.) and Jacqueline Simmons (Houston, Texas) as well as sophomores Sarah DiIorio (Scotch Plains, N.J.), Lucy Halperin (Seattle, Wash.), Allie Hrabchak (Princeton, N.J.), Shannon Miller (Pittsford, N.Y.), Lily Mueller (Lakeville, Minn.), Hailey Nichols (Boulder, Colo.), Chris Sacha (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) and Catherine Williamson (Weston, Mass.).
MIT (16-4-1) will play sixth-seeded Wheaton College in the NEWMAC Tournament Semifinals on Saturday, November 5th at 3:00 p.m. at host WPI in Worcester, Mass.