In the first set of the 2017 Fall Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, MIT is the current Division III leader with a total of 255.50 points as the Engineers captured five conference championships during the fall season.
Cambridge, Mass. (November 22) - MIT women's soccer head coach Martin Desmarais along with associate head coach Jeff Katz and assistant coaches Katelyn Dolan and Meghan Wright have been named as the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III New England Women's Soccer Coaching Staff of the Year, as the organization released its selections last night.
Led by a 24-point effort from junior Bradley Jomard (Paris, France) on Tuesday evening, the MIT men’s basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 93-83 road win over No. 6 Tufts University in non-conference play at Cousens Gym.
The New England Women’s Volleyball Association (NEWVA) selected MIT junior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) as its Player of the Year as announced by the organization on Tuesday. In addition, Bertics earned a spot on the NEWVA All-New England First Team and was joined by senior Alli Davanzo (Saint Johns, Fla.) on the list. Freshman Andie Maloney (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) was voted to the Second Team as well as the All-Rookie Team.
Cambridge, Mass. (November 21) – MIT senior forward Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has been selected to participate and represent the Engineers at the 2017 New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) Senior Bowl, while will be held at Merrimack College on Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Led by an All-American performance from junior Leandra Zimmermann (Augsburg, Germany), the No. 2 ranked MIT women’s cross country team placed fourth out of 32 teams with 210 points at the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championship on Saturday afternoon.
MIT men’s basketball junior guard Bradley Jomard (Paris, France) has been honored as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in a pair of home wins for the Engineers. This is the second time that Jomard has earned Defensive Player of the Week honors in his career.
For the first time in her career, MIT junior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) was selected as the NEWMAC Women's Basketball Defensive Athlete of the Week. In a 1-1 week for the Engineers, Holinski averaged 18.5 points on .500 shooting from the floor, including a .357 performance from three-point range, five rebounds, two steals, and 39 minutes en route to Tufts Tip-Off All-Tournament Team honors.
Westwood, Mass. (November 20) – After defeating both WPI and Bowdoin College on Saturday afternoon, the No. 4 ranked MIT men’s swimming and diving team has earned two New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly awards, when the league announced its selections this afternoon.
Westwood, Mass. (November 20) – After defeating both WPI and Bowdoin College on Saturday afternoon, the No. 8 ranked MIT women’s swimming and diving team has swept the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly awards, when the league announced its selections this afternoon.
Annapolis, Md. (November 19) - The No. 22 ranked MIT squash team closed competition at the Navy Round Robin with four straight wins this weekend. The Engineers defeated three nationally-ranked teams including No. 26 Hobart, 7-2, No. 32 Bucknell, 9-0, No. 33 Denison, 8-1, and Johns Hopkins, 9-0. With the four wins, MIT is off to an 8-1 start this winter.
On Saturday at the duPont Rifle Range, the No. 30 MIT rifle team dropped a pair of matches to No. 12 University of Akron and No. 28 John Jay. The Zips finished with 4,651 points, while the Bloodhounds posted 4,358 points and the Engineers finished with 4,346 points.
Ewing, N.J. (November 18) - The No. 13 MIT women's soccer team saw its historic season come to a close this afternoon in the NCAA Sectional Semifinals against No. 10 Messiah College, 5-0, at The College of New Jersey's Soccer Complex. MIT, which reached the Sectional Semifinals for the first time since 2012, ends the 2017 campaign with a record of 20-2-1, while Messiah moves on to face No. 1 TCNJ tomorrow afternoon in the Elite 8.
Led by a 19th-place finish by junior Dennis Maloney (New Albany, Ohio), the No. 7 ranked MIT men’s cross country team placed 16th out of 32 teams at the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championship. Maloney earned All-American status for the second straight year with his final time of 24:43.74 over the eight-kilometer course.
Cambridge, Mass. (November 18) - Despite leading 5-1 at halftime, the MIT water polo team suffered at 10-9 overtime loss to Iona College in the fifth-place game at the Northeast Water Polo Conference Tournament held at Harvard University on Saturday afternoon.
Cambridge, Mass. (November 18) - The No. 4 MIT men's swimming and diving team swept the top-3 positions in nine different events en route to victories over No. 23 WPI, 244-50, and Bowdoin College, 250-43, on Saturday afternoon inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool.
Junior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) went 21-0 in epee action while sophomore Stephanie Li (Greenwood Village, Colo.) generated a 15-0 performance for the foil unit in the MIT women’s fencing team Northeast Fencing Conference opener on Saturday at Brown University. Registering a 6-1 mark for the second year in a row, the Engineers defeated UMass (21-6), University of New Hampshire (26-1), Boston University (18-9), Wellesley College (16-11), Sacred Heart University (19-8), and Smith College (17-10) with their lone loss coming at the hands of Brandeis University (15-12). Freshman Therese Mills (Medford, N.J.) rounded out the strong start to conference competition by powering the sabre squad with a mark of 15-6.
Powered by a 40-5 performance by the epee squad, the MIT men's fencing team generated a 4-1 ledger at its first Northeast Fencing Conference competition which was hosted by Brown University on Saturday. The Engineers defeated UMass (20-7), University of New Hampshire (27-0), Boston University (23-4), and Sacred Heart University (19-8) but fell to Brandeis University (16-11). Freshman Nyle Sykes (Greenwood Village, Colo.) paced the epee team with a 10-1 performance while senior Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) led the sabre squad with a 12-1 record. Sophomore Avi Zeff (Philadelphia, Pa.) was the top performer for the foil unit with a tally of 9-3.
Cambridge, Mass. (November 18) - In a double dual meet with NEWMAC foe WPI and NESCAC opponent Bowdoin College, the No. 8 MIT women's swimming and diving team came away with wins over both teams as the Engineers defeated WPI, 239-55, and Bowdoin 196-97 inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool on Saturday afternoon.
Led by a tremendous defensive effort in the second half, the MIT men’s basketball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a convincing 80-50 home win over Eastern Narazene on Saturday afternoon at Rockwell Cage. The Engineers opened the second half on a 20-0 run to surge into the lead after trailing by a narrow 36-35 margin at the break.
Despite a late rally, Roger Williams University held on to defeat the MIT women’s basketball team, 70-65, in the finale of the Tufts University Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday. Junior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) represented the Engineers on the All-Tournament Team after posting 16 points, four rebounds, and two steals against the Hawks.
Annapolis, Md. (November 17) - In the opening match of the Navy Round Robin, the No. 21 MIT squash team fell to the U.S. Naval Academy by an 8-1 score. The only winner for MIT tonight was Jeffrey Hu (Phoenixville, Pa.), who took down Jamie Kjorlien in a five-set battle.
Cambridge, Mass. (November 17) - In the Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) Tournament opener for both teams, the fifth-seeded MIT Engineers fell to the fourth-seeded Brown University Bears, 9-4, on Friday evening in Cambridge.
A 15-3 run during the fourth quarter helped the MIT women’s basketball team pull away from Regis College and record a 62-50 victory in the opener of the Tufts University Tip-Off on Friday night. Junior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) led all players with 21 points as she shot 7-of-14 on the day while also grabbing six rebounds for the Engineers.
Seven members of the MIT football team have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team for the 2017 season. The program honors the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Each student-athlete is now eligible for selection to the Academic All-America team, which will be announced in December.
MIT junior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) was voted to the Volleyball Academic All-District Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. She will represent the Engineers on the national ballot and will contend for Academic All-America honors to be voted on later this month.
The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2017 Football All-Conference Teams on Wednesday afternoon as MIT had nine players earn All-Conference recognition. Voted by the league’s head coaches, the Engineers had six First Team honorees, two Second Team selections and one member of the All-Sportsmanship Team.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (November 16) – The No. 13 MIT women’s soccer team has advanced to the sectional round of the 2017 NCAA Division III Tournament and will play No. 10 Messiah College on Saturday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m. at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). Joining MIT and Messiah in the Sweet 16 are No. 1 TCNJ and No. 20 Lynchburg College. Those two teams will play in the first game on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and the winners of each match will advance to Sunday’s Elite 8 at 1:00 p.m.
Led by four players in double figures and 14 three-pointers, the MIT men’s basketball team opened the 2017-18 season with a 91-52 win over Bridgewater State on Wednesday night. This marks the third straight year that MIT has opened the regular season vs. the Bears, with the Engineers winning each of those three meetings and now holding a 4-3 advantage in the all-time series.
MIT men’s and women’s cross country/track and field head coach Halston Taylor has been named as the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Men’s New England Region Cross Country Coach of the Year.