MIT COOP Student-Athlete of the Week

May 8, 2012
Tyler Singer-Clark, Track and Field

Singer-Clark helped MIT win the New England Division III outdoor track and field championship, after four-straight runner-up finishes. Singer-Clark accounted for 23.5 points on his own, winning both the 200 meters and 400 meters while also running on a pair of relay for the Engineers.

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May 2, 2012
Steph Tong, Sailing

Competing in the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) Team Race Championship, senior crew Steph Tong helped the MIT coed sailing team capture eighth place in the qualifier for the national championship. Her outstanding performances throughout the season were recognized by the league as she was voted to the All-NEISA crews first team.

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April 24, 2012
Creed Mangrum, Baseball

Creed Mangrum continued his hot hitting for MIT last week, going 10-for-20 (.500) with four runs scored and four RBI as the Engineers went 4-1, including taking two out of three against NEWMAC foe WPI. The sophomore hit safely in every game last week, extending his hitting streak to 13 games. Against Worcester State he went 4-for-5, driving in two and scoring a pair of runs. In last Saturday’s doubleheader sweep of WPI Mangrum was a combined 4-for-7 with two RBIs. He was also successful on all three of his stolen base attempts.

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April 4, 2012
Ellie Fodor, Softball

Ellie Fodor posted a 2-1 record and a 2.80 ERA while tossing a pair of complete games last week as MIT completed its annual spring break trip to Clermont, Fla. and opened NEWMAC play. In the second game of a doubleheader against Wellesley, she went the distance, allowing two earned runs on eight hits as MIT picked up its first-ever win against the Blue, in a dramatic, walk-off fashion. Fodor also earned a win against Middlebury, striking out five over seven innings while giving up four earned runs. For the week, she pitched 25.0 innings in five appearances, striking out 21 batters and walking just five.

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March 28, 2012
Wyatt Ubellacker, Swimming

Wyatt Ubellacker collected seven All-America honors at the recently completed NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. He finished third in both the 50 Free and 100 Fly and also had a top-10 finish in the 100 Free, while setting an Institute record in the 100 Fly. Ubellacker also swam an Olympic Trials qualifying time in the 50-meter Free in a time trial race held on Sunday after the NCAA meet.

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February 20, 2012
Christy Rogers, Swimming

Christy Rogers turned in an impressive performance at the NEWMAC swimming and diving championships this past weekend. The sophomore swept the Backstroke events, winning the 100 and 200 in Institute record times. She also swam the leadoff leg on the victorious 400 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay teams, both of which also set school records. Rogers also swam the leadoff leg on the second-place 200 Freestyle Relay team and finished third in 50 Freestyle event.

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January 30, 2012
Matt Hohenberger, Volleyball

In a 4-1 week for the nationally-ranked No. 9 men’s volleyball team, Matt Hohenberger tallied 44 kills, a .314 hitting percentage, 12 blocks, eight digs, and four aces. He helped the Engineers finish third at the Golden Flyer Invitational which featured a victory over host and reigning national champion No. 1 Nazareth College en route to earning all-tournament honors.

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January 23, 2012
Josh Duncavage, Track and Field

Josh Duncavage was the top scorer for the Cardinal and Gray at this past weekend’s Springfield Invitational, winning the 60-meter hurdles (8.74 seconds) and tying for first in the 60-meter dash (7.08 seconds) while placing third in the 200m (23.07 seconds). The junior finished in a dead-heat with a UMass-Dartmouth runner in the 60-meter dash and was just 0.02 seconds behind teammate Tyler Singer-Clark in the 200. Duncavage helped Tech earn the team title with 176 points, beating out host and runner-up Springfield.

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January 17, 2012
Emily Ryan, Swimming

Emily Ryan won every race she competed in as the MIT women’s swimming team went 3-0 this past weekend. Against Colby College, she took first in the 1,000 Free, besting the field by over 23 seconds with her effort of 10:20.33. Ryan later came back to capture the 100 Free as well, clocking a 54.53. The next day versus Springfield College and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, she posted a time of 10:31.06 in the 1,000 Free and then took the 500 in 5:05.63.

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December 19, 2011
Jamie Karraker, Basketball

Jamie Karraker became MIT’s all-time leading three-point shooter as the nationally-ranked No. 4 Engineers improved to 12-0, the best start in program history, following a 71-47 win over Wheelock College last week. Karraker's trifecta with 4:45 to go gave the senior sharpshooter 232 for his career, breaking the Institute mark previously held by Jimmy Bartolotta '09. He finished the night with a game-high 23 points on 7-of-17 shooting from long distance.

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December 12, 2011
Tamara Pena, Basketball

A pair of clutch baskets by Tamara Pena powered the women’s basketball team to a 2-0 week. Last Tuesday at Coast Guard, her put-back with eight seconds remaining forced overtime and eventually led to a 73-67 victory. Pena finished the night with a team-high 18 points in addition to four rebounds. On Saturday, she paced the Engineers with 10 points and seven rebounds to go along with a steal and a block against Mount Holyoke. With 13:39 left to play, Pena’s layup sparked a pivotal nine-point run that propelled MIT to a 43-36 win. 

December 5, 2011
Steve Cho, Squash

Freshman Steve Cho was outstanding for the Cardinal and Gray, winning four of his five matches at the No. 3 position over the weekend. The freshman earned a tough, five-set win over Josh Ko of Boston College, battling back to win 7-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8. He also picked up straight set wins over Mike Wegman of Northeastern (11-9, 11-6, 11-8) and Zeke Hinchberg of NYU (11-3, 11-1, 11-4).

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November 28, 2011
Robin Shin, Fencing

Robin Shin compiled a record of 18-0 in the first Northeast Fencing Conference competition of the season for the MIT women's fencing team. She defeated her sabre foes from the University of New Hampshire, UMass Amherst, Wellesley College, Boston University, Brandeis University, and Sacred Heart University as the Engineers went 5-1 on the day.

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October 24, 2011
Zach Kalebac, Soccer

Zach Kabelac’s goal in the 35th minute held up as MIT captured a 1-0 victory over Clark University last Saturday. The win helped the Engineers clinch a spot in the NEWMAC Championship Tournament to be held in early November.

October 17, 2011
Brooke Johnson, Cross Country

Johnson finished fourth overall out of almost 400 runners at the very competitive Brooks Invitational on Saturday. The junior completed the 6k course in 22:04 to help MIT take 2nd as a team in the meet, which featured a dozen nationally ranked squads.

October 2, 2011
Molly Duffy, Field Hockey

Duffy scored two goals, both of which were game winners, in a pair of MIT wins this week. The sophomore notched the game-winning tally in the second half of a 2-1, come from behind victory over Endicott on Tuesday before scoring MIT's first goal in a 4-0 win against Smith on Saturday.play.

September 26, 2011
Michelle Dutt, Tennis

Freshman Michelle Dutt has been selected as the MIT COOP Student-Athlete of the Week for her play in a pair of matches last week. Against No. 5 Tufts, she bounced back from a first set loss to her opponent at No. 2 singles to take a three sets victory. She then moved up to the No. 1 singles position against NEWMAC foe Mount Holyoke and did not miss a beat, taking a straight sets win that help the Engineers remain undefeated in conference play. So far on the young season she has a 4-0 singles record and is 3-1 in doubles play.

September 19, 2011
Andrew Sommer and Stephanie Tong, Sailing

Skipper Andrew Sommer and crew Stephanie Tong placed second in the B Division, helping the nationally-ranked No. 13 co-ed sailing team finish second overall at the Hatch Brown Trophy this past weekend. Of the 16 races held over a two day period, the duo recorded 10 top-five finishes, including three first-place performances. In addition, Sommer and Tong earned a top-10 spot in 13 of their 16 rounds.

September 12, 2011
Justin Wallace, Football

Justin Wallace rushed for 170 yards and one score in his intercollegiate debut on Saturday to help MIT get off to a 1-0 start with a 35-13 win over Becker College. The freshman back was a workhorse, carrying the ball 33 times on the afternoon for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. Early in the second quarter, Wallace took a handoff on fourth down and scampered 10 yards into the end-zone to put the Engineers on top 14-0. His 41-yard run late in the third quarter helped set up another Tech score.

September 5, 2011
Katie Spielbauer, Volleyball

Katie Spielbauer earned Tournament MVP honors after leading MIT to a 4-0 ledger and a first place finish at the Regis Pride Invitational. She played in 10 of 13 sets and totaled 37 digs and eight aces. In a sweep of Suffolk University, Spielbauer posted eight digs and two aces in two sets. Against NEWMAC foe WPI she racked up 19 digs and four aces in a 3-1 decision and then recorded one ace and one dig in one set versus Regis. Spielbauer closed out the weekend with nine digs and an ace in a 3-0 win over Worcester State.

 

Katie Spielbauer earned Tournament MVP honors after leading MIT to a 4-0 ledger and a first place finish at the Regis Pride Invitational. She played in 10 of 13 sets and totaled 37 digs and eight aces. In a sweep of Suffolk University, Spielbauer posted eight digs and two aces in two sets. Against NEWMAC foe WPI she racked up 19 digs and four aces in a 3-1 decision and then recorded one ace and one dig in one set versus Regis. Spielbauer closed out the weekend with nine digs and an ace in a 3-0 win over Worcester State