Engineers Open Spring Season vs. URI and Coast GuardOn Saturday on the Charles River, the MIT openweight women’s crew team opened up the 2017 spring racing schedule as the Engineers competed against the University of Rhode Island and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Offense, Pitching Shine in Baseball Doubleheader Sweep of Coast GuardIn the NEWMAC opener, the MIT baseball team pounded out 27 hits and 26 runs on Saturday as the Engineers swept the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at Nitchman Field. MIT took game one by a 10-2 margin, followed by a 16-2 victory in the second game. The Engineers finished the day with seven home runs on offense and 25 total strikeouts from their pitchers as MIT opened conference action with the pair of road victories.
Sakharova Ranks 17th After First Day of NCAA Championship ActionFollowing the conclusion of the first three rounds of epee competition on Saturday, MIT sophomore Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) ranked 17th out of 24 epee participants at the NCAA Fencing Championship. The lone Division III qualifier, she compiled a record of 6-9 to help her move up the standings during her national debut.
Men’s Heavyweight Crew Defeats Coast Guard in Spring OpenerRacing in ideal conditions that featured temperatures in the 40s with a slight tailwind and flat water, the MIT men’s heavyweight crew team kicked off the spring portion of its schedule by posting an 11-second victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in the Varsity 8 race on Saturday morning.
MIT’s Helen Sakharova Receives NCAA Elite 90 AwardMIT sophomore Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) is the recipient of the Elite 90 Award for the 2017 NCAA National Collegiate Fencing Championship. She is the first female Division III fencer and third MIT fencer to earn this award. The Engineers currently lead all Division III institutions with 10 honors since the program was established during the 2009-10 academic year.
MIT Chosen Fourth in Patriot League Rowing Preseason PollCenter Valley, Pa. (March 24) -- The MIT women’s openweight rowing team has been voted fourth in the 2017 Patriot League Preseason Poll, as voted by the league’s coaches and sports information directors. The Engineers picked up 83 points in the poll, while Navy was chosen as the preseason favorite.
MIT Field Hockey Collects NFHCA Academic AccoladesFor the fifth year in a row the MIT field hockey team reached double-digits in National Academic Squad selections from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) as 12 student-athletes earned a spot on the list. In addition, the Engineers received their 15th straight National Academic Team Award by achieving a minimum 3.0 team GPA on a 4.0 scale during the 2016 Fall semester.
Men's Lacrosse Downs Emmanuel in 16-10 Road FinalIn non-conference play on a blustery Thursday evening, the MIT men’s lacrosse team ran its winning streak to three straight with a 16-10 road win at Emmanuel College. The win was the first road victory of the season for the Engineers, who are now 4-0 all-time vs. the Saints.
Engineers Overpower Coast Guard, 15-4, in NEWMAC OpenerMIT rattled off 13 straight goals to pull away for a 15-4 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in the NEWMAC women’s lacrosse opener for both teams on Thursday night. Junior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) powered the Engineers with seven goals, one assist, and four draw controls.
Liana Ilutzi Selected to Play in NEWBA Senior ClassicLiana Ilutzi (East Hanover, N.J.) will take the court one more time in an MIT uniform when she plays in the New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) Senior Classic on Saturday, March 25 at Mount Holyoke College. This will be the third year in a row the Engineers will be represented at the event and the eighth time in program history.
#13 MIT Falls to Endicott in Five SetsThe nationally-ranked No. 13 MIT men’s volleyball team dropped a tough 17-25, 25-22, 18-25, 30-28, 15-9 decision to Endicott College on Tuesday night. Sophomore Skyler Kaufman (Needham, Mass.) amassed 12 kills, 10 blocks, and three aces for the Engineers.
Women's Lacrosse Grinds Out 16-13 Win over Bridgewater StateIn a game of runs, MIT used a 4-1 burst during the final six minutes of regulation to capture a 16-13 victory over Bridgewater State University in non-conference women’s lacrosse action on Monday night. Freshman Rayna Higuchi (Solana Beach, Calif.) racked up five goals, five draw controls, four groundballs, and two caused turnovers for the Engineers. Melissa Renauld paced the Bears with four goals and an assist.
Sailing Places Second At Vietor Trophy To Highlight Weekend of CompetitionCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 20) - Despite tough weather conditions, the MIT sailing team got to compete in three regattas – two of which were team races, the Engineers first ones of the season. MIT had a best finish of second place at the Vietor Trophy hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and also placed seventh at the Geiger Trophy at home and ninth at the Graham Hall Team Race at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Graham Davis Named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the WeekFor the third time in his career and the first time this season MIT junior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) was voted the NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference on Monday. In a 2-0 week for the Engineers, he tallied seven goals and three assists for 10 points.
Allison Named as NEWMAC Baseball Player of the WeekBoston, Mass. (March 20) -- MIT freshman catcher Thomas Allison (Kingwood, Texas) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball Player of the Week after his outstanding performance in a four-game road trip to Atlanta last weekend. This marks the first NEWMAC weekly honor for MIT and Allison this season.
Schneider Breaks School and NEWMAC Record As Men's Swimming And Diving Finishes Eighth At NCAA ChampionshipSHENANDOAH, Texas (March 18) - Freshman Gabe Schneider (Santa Monica, Calif.) set a new school and NEWMAC open record with his fourth place in the 200-back as the MIT men's swimming and diving team finished eighth overall with 189 points at this year's NCAA Division III National Championship. Tonight marked the ninth straight year and 12th time overall in program history that MIT has placed in the top-10 as a team at nationals.
Hesslink Ties MIT Career Wins Mark in 6-4 Road VictoryLed by an eight-inning, 11-strikeout performance by senior David Hesslink (San Diego, Calif.), the MIT baseball team defeated Oglethorpe University by a 6-4 final on Saturday afternoon in Atlanta. The Engineers pounded out 11 hits and had a number of outstanding defensive plays that helped MIT even the three-game series with the Stormy Petrels at 1-1.
MIT Holds on to Defeat Plymouth State, 14-12In the first meeting between both programs since 2004, the MIT women’s lacrosse team defeated Plymouth State University, 14-12, on Saturday. Junior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) and sophomore Cecilia McCormick (Islip, N.Y.) both posted three goals and two assists for the Engineers while Megan Tingley powered the Panthers with five goals and two assists.
Men's Lacrosse Uses Second Quarter Run To Top UMass BostonCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 18) - Trailing by a single goal after 15 minutes of play, the MIT men’s lacrosse team outscored UMass Boston 7-1 in the second en route to a 17-9 non-conference victory over the Beacons on Saturday afternoon at Jack Barry Field.
#2 SUNY New Paltz Battles #13 Men's Volleyball for 3-1 VictoryIn a closely played United Volleyball Conference (UVC) men’s volleyball match, nationally-ranked No. 2 SUNY New Paltz emerged with a 25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 25-23 victory over No. 13 MIT on Saturday. Jake Roessler led all players with 18 kills to go along with a .364 hitting performance and three blocks for the Hawks. Junior Tavish Smith (Laguna Beach, Calif.) paced the Engineers with 15 kills.
Edskes and 800 Free Relay Smash School and NEWMAC Records For Men's Swimming and Diving on Night Three Of NCAA ChampionshipSHENANDOAH, Texas (March 17) - Freshman Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.) continued his excellent trip to nationals with a second NCAA runner-up performance tonight - this time in the 200-fly after completing the feat in the 100-fly a night ago. Additionally, both Edskes and the 800-free relay team smashed both the school record and NEWMAC open record in their respective events. After three days at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championship, MIT is in eighth place as a team with 134 points.
Zhou, 800 Free Relay Take Home All-America Honors For Women's Swimming And Diving On Night Three Of NCAA ChampionshipSHENANDOAH, Texas (March 17) - Freshman diver Vivian Zhou (Palo Alto, Calif.) and the 800-free relay team comprised of senior Veronika Jedryka (Arlington Heights, Ill.), junior Mary Thielking (Fishers, Ind.), sophomore Addie Chambers (Seattle, Wash.) and freshman Kathy Pan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) both earned All-America honors to highlight MIT's efforts on the third night of the NCAA Division III National Championship on Friday in Texas. With just one day left, the Engineers as a team are in fifth place with 141 points.
Baseball Splits With Stevens and Oglethorpe on Friday in AtlantaOn Friday afternoon in Atlanta, the MIT baseball team picked up a doubleheader split as the Engineers took on Stevens and Oglethorpe University at Anderson Field. The Engineers defeated Stevens by a 14-0 final in game one, while the Stormy Petrels took the nightcap from MIT by an 8-3 margin.
No. 22 Men's Tennis Blanks Southern Maine, 9-0CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 17) - The No. 22 nationally-ranked MIT men’s tennis team extended its win streak to seven on Friday afternoon as the Engineers blanked the University of Southern Maine inside the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble.
Women's 200 Free Relay Earns All-America Honors; Engineers Fifth After Day Two At NCAA ChampionshipSHENANDOAH, Texas (March 16) - The 200-free relay team comprised of senior Veronika Jedryka (Arlington Heights, Ill.), freshman Lilia Staszel (Brighton, Mich.), junior Jessica Chen (Rockville, Md.) and freshman Priscilla Wu (Cincinnati, Ohio) earned All-America honors with their fifth place finish in the night's first event as MIT is in fifth place (87 points) midway through the NCAA Division III National Championship.
Edskes Finishes As National Runner-Up In 100-Fly; MIT Eighth Midway Through NationalsSHENANDOAH, Texas (March 16) - MIT men's swimming and diving freshman Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.) registered a second place finish in the 100-fly, the 400-medley relay team came in eighth and sophomore Brandon McKenzie (Bringantine, N.J.) notched an eighth place finish to highlight the Engineers' efforts on day two of the NCAA Division III National Championship. After two days in the pool, MIT is in eighth place with 88 points.
Engineers Defeat Wentworth, 14-9A 6-2 run during the second quarter gave MIT a lead it would not relinquish as it went on to defeat Wentworth Institute of Technology, in non-conference men’s lacrosse action on Thursday. Junior Graham Davis (Croton, Md.) generated a hat trick for the Engineers, helping him become the seventh player in program history to surpass 100 career goals. Kyle Doner led the way for the Leopards with three goals to go along with three groundballs.
Edskes Sets School Record, Takes Fifth In 200-IM; Engineers Eighth After Day One Of NCAA ChampionshipSHENANDOAH, Texas (March 15) - Freshman Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.) set a new school record and a new NEWMAC open record with his fifth place finish in the 200-IM and junior Joshua Tomazin (Austin, Texas) placed eighth in the 50-free for All-America honors as the No. 4 ranked MIT men's swimming and diving team stands in eighth place after the first day of the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championship.
Go Lifts No. 22 MIT To Come From Behind Victory Over BryantCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 15) - With the score even at 3-3 and the match on the line, MIT freshman Albert Go (Merritt Island, Fla.) won the game-winning point at No. 5 singles to lift the No. 22 ranked Engineers over Division I foe Bryant University, 4-3, on Wednesday afternoon inside the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble.
Helen Sakharova Selected to Compete at NCAA Fencing ChampionshipSophomore Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) will represent the MIT women’s fencing team at the NCAA Championship to be held March 25-26 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The lone Division III epee competitor in a field of 24 participants, she will be making the Engineers’ first national appearance since 2014.
Kara Holinski Tabbed to D3hoops.com All-Region Fourth TeamMIT sophomore Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) was voted to the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region fourth team as announced on Monday. This is her second award from the organization as she was named the Northeast Region Rookie of the Year last season and it is the third year in a row the Engineers were represented on this list.