Led by a school-record in the hammer throw from senior Ariela Slutsky (Weston, Fla.), the No. 13 MIT women’s track and field team hosted the Sean Collier Invitational on Saturday in Cambridge. The team also sent a group of runners to the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton on Friday.
On Saturday afternoon, the No. 13 ranked MIT men’s track and field team hosted the Sean Collier Invitational as the Engineers picked up five event wins. The team also sent a pair of runners to the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton on Friday.
In the team’s final NEWMAC doubleheader of the regular season, the MIT baseball dropped a pair of games to Wheaton College as the Lyons swept the Engineers in the three-game series. The Lyons took game one in a tight 5-4 final before claiming game two by a 20-6 score.
Despite coming within two goals with 2:02 left to play and generating four shots down the stretch, the MIT men’s lacrosse team would not get any closer as Springfield College held on for a 12-10 NEWMAC victory on Saturday. Freshman Nicolas Gianni (Henderson, Nev.) paced the Engineers with six points on two goals and four assists.
At the Cherry Hill Invitational, the MIT openweight crew team earned a berth in the Grand Final for the Varsity 8 and the Petite Final for the Second Varsity 8 in a regatta that took place on the Cooper River.
On Saturday afternoon, the No. 13 MIT women’s tennis team ran its winning streak to seven straight with a 9-0 shutout of Springfield College in a NEWMAC match. The win is the 48th straight conference match won by the Engineers as MIT has won all seven NEWMAC matches this season by 9-0 margins.
Springfield, Mass. (April 21) - The No. 25 MIT men's tennis team remained undefeated in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play with a 9-0 shutout of Springfield College on the road this afternoon.
Competing in sunny and cool conditions with an 8-10 mile per hour cross-headwind on the Charles River, the MIT men’s heavyweight crew team swept the 8’s events versus Bates and Colgate on Saturday morning.
Worcester, Mass. (April 21) - The MIT softball team, ranked second in the first NCAA Division III New England Division III rankings, claimed its first-ever New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Regular Season Championship, with a doubleheader sweep of WPI, ranked No. 4 in the region, on Saturday afternoon at Rooftop Field. The sweep gave MIT its first-ever regular season title in the NEWMAC era and its first conference title of any kind since sharing the NEW-8 regular season crown with Wheaton in 1992. MIT took game one, 6-3, and clinched the title with an 11-2 victory in game two and will now be the top-seed in the upcoming postseason tournament which will start in Cambridge on Wednesday, May 2.
A string of six straight goals during a seven-minute span in the first half gave MIT a lead it would not relinquish as it went on to defeat Wheaton College, 23-11, in NEWMAC women’s lacrosse action on Saturday. In the victory, junior Ana Flooks (Weston, Conn.) broke the MIT record for assists in a season which was quickly matched by senior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) as they have both dished out 31 helpers and eclipsed the mark of 30 set by Casey Flynn ’10 in 2010.
Northampton, Mass. (April 20) - The MIT softball team, ranked No. 2 in the first NCAA Division III New England regional ranking, came from behind to win game one, 7-2, before exploding for a season-high 14 runs in a 14-0 win in game two over Smith College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader in Northampton. With the wins, the Engineers pushed their win streak to 18, broke two team records and tied a third and kept their hopes of a NEWMAC Regular Season title alive heading into tomorrow's finale with WPI as the Engineers are now 27-4-1 and 15-1 in NEWMAC play.
Led by seven extra-base hits and a dominant pitching performance from Dan Southerland, the Wheaton College baseball team defeated MIT by a final of 14-2 in the first of three games over the weekend. Southerland went eight innings, scattering five hits with one run as he improved to 5-1 on the season.
Westwood, Mass. (April 20) - Six members of the MIT women’s tennis team have been named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference Team. Overall, 35 student-athletes were recognized as MIT tied for the second most among league institutions.
CAMBRIDGE - The suspense was killing him, but Tim Roberts held his ground. The 6-foot-5 forward on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology men’s basketball team and environmental engineering major was sitting in his Multiscale Characterization of Materials class recently when the vibrating phone in his pocket let him know that someone was trying to reach him.
Waltham, Mass. (April 19) - In a match that took well over six hours, the No. 25 MIT men's tennis team was edged by No. 17 Brandeis University, 5-4, in a non-conference contest in Waltham. The Engineers trailed 2-1 after doubles, rallied to even the score at 4-4 in singles, but it was ultimately the Judges who took the No. 6 spot to win the match.
WESTWOOD, Mass. (April 19) – Six student-athletes from the No. 25 MIT men’s tennis team have been named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s Tennis Academic All-Conference Team, as announced by the league office this afternoon. The Engineers led the conference with six of the 16 selections this spring. Springfield had the second-most honorees with four.
The MIT women’s lacrosse team opened the game with 11 unanswered goals before cruising to a 16-4 win over Emerson College in NEWMAC action on Wednesday night. Senior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) racked up six goals, two assists, and three draw controls for the Engineers.
Brighton, Mass. (April 18) - With an infield single in the top of the first inning of game two this evening against Simmons College, MIT softball senior captain Jasmin Joseph (Woodland Hills, Calif.) became the first student-athlete in program history to reach 200 career hits. Her efforts aided the Engineers claim a two-game non-conference sweep over the Sharks on the road and extend their win streak to 16. MIT won game one, 7-1, before taking game two, 8-0, in five innings.
The MIT men’s lacrosse team rattled off 12 unanswered goals during the second half, helping it capture a 20-4 victory over NEWMAC foe Emerson College on Wednesday night. Freshman Gavin Vandenberg (Elmhurst, Ill.) paced the Engineers with five goals and one assist.
Trailing by a 6-3 margin heading to the ninth inning, the MIT baseball team scored four runs to rally past the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for an improbable 7-6 walkoff win at Fran O’Brien Field. The Engineers had tied the game at 6-6 and capped the rally as senior Max Lancaster (Attleboro, Mass.) singled to right field to bring in senior Garrett Greenwood (Edmond, Okla.) for the game-winning run.
Cambridge, Mass. (April 18) - The No. 25 MIT men's tennis team conceded just three games against Emerson College this afternoon as the Engineers blanked the Lions, 9-0, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match in Cambridge.
Cambridge, Mass. (April 17) - The MIT softball team rallied from a run down to win game one by a 2-1 score in eight innings and then broke game two open early on and secured the two-game non-conference sweep over Johnson & Wales University by a 9-1 score in the nightcap. MIT’s offense put together 11 runs on 17 hits over the two games as the Engineers ran their win streak to 14 games and improved to 23-4-1 overall this spring.
MIT seniors Hannah Chen (Los Gatos, Calif.) and Ariela Slutsky (Weston, Fla.) have been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Track and Field Athletes of the Week for their performances in a win over No. 1 ranked Williams College. For Chen, this is her second weekly honor, while Slutsky is recognized for the first time.
MIT sophomore Chris Washington (Frisco, Texas) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s Field Athlete of the Week for his performance vs. No. 19 Williams College. This marks the first weekly honor for Washington.
MIT senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) and freshman Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) have been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for their performances in a 4-0 week for the Engineers. This is the second singles honor of the year for Kohrs, while Kohrs and Rickeman are four-time winners of the league’s doubles honor.
MIT senior Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) was tabbed for NEWMAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Athlete of the Week honors as announced by the league on Tuesday. In a 2-0 week for the Engineers, she tallied 11 goals, 16 draw controls, eight groundballs, and six caused turnovers while converting all six of her free-position attempts.
Cambridge, Mass. (April 16) - This week, the MIT sailing team competed in four different regattas. The Engineers hosted the Oberg Trophy where they finished 13th and also the Midweek Firefly on Thursday where they finished second and third. The team also went on the road where MIT took fifth at the Thompson Trophy and 12th at the Presidents Trophy.