CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming on the heels of one of the most successful campaigns in Institute history, MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. This was the highest ranking for the Engineers in the 14-year history of the program and the first time they were the best performers in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The MIT sailing team competed at the Fowle Trophy NEISA Team Racing Championship hosted by Salve Regina University this past weekend. The Engineers finished in ninth place out of 12 teams with a 2-3 record.
BOSTON, Mass. In one of its steadier outings of the campaign, the MIT sailing team finished fourth out of 15 teams at the George Morris Trophy hosted by Boston University this past weekend. Both the A and B divisions each scored a 45 to land safely ahead of Brown University, which totaled a 112 overall.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Shining in its own backyard, the MIT sailing team placed second out of 12 teams at the Northeastern-Tech Invite on Saturday. Freshman skipper Mark Van De Loo and sophomore crew Roberto Melendez led the B-Division with a score of 16, missing first place by just two points to overall winner Tufts University.
BOSTON, Mass. Despite soaking rain conditions along the Charles River, freshmen A-Division stars David Alfonso and Kelden Pehr finished second out of 16 teams as the MIT sailing team placed eighth overall at the 71st Oberg Trophy hosted by Northeastern University and Boston University this past weekend.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Senior captain and skipper Toan Tran-Phu and freshman crew Alix de Monts were named U.S. Sailings College Sailors of the Week for their outstanding performance in this past weekends Longfellow Bridge Invitational at Harvard University. Tran-Phu and de Monts waved off winds ranging from 7-20 knots to win the B circuit as the Engineers placed second overall to Boston College.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. One of the two MIT sailing squads entering the inaugural Longfellow Bridge Invitational danced to a terrific second place finish out of 16 New England teams this past weekend at Harvard University. By all counts, the Engineers were sensational in winds that ranged from 7-20 knots swinging west-to-northwest on Saturday and southwest to northwest on Sunday, which caused many capsizes along the W-3 and W-4 courses.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The MIT sailing team showed some glimmers of hope, but overall it was a tough weekend in the waters for the Cardinal and Gray, which finished 18th out of as many teams at the Dellenbaugh Womens Trophy hosted by Brown University.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. C-Division skipper Philip Crain and crew Lisa Schlecht stole the show with a first-place mark in their circuit as the MIT sailing team slotted ninth out of 18 teams at the 74th annual Boston Dinghy Cup this past weekend. The event was hosted by MIT, Harvard University, and Boston University.
NEWPORT, R.I. Fighting back early east- to-northeast high winds of 20-25 knots, freshman skipper Andrew Sommer and crew Rachel Licht registered a phenomenal B-Division score of nine, leading the MIT sailing team to a third-place finish out of 14 teams at the Wood Trophy hosted by Salve Regina University on Sunday.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Amid bright skies and warm temperatures along the glistening Charles River, the MIT sailing team competed well in the spring opening Sharpe Trophy this past weekend. The Engineers were among four teams that posted a 5-5 ledger after two round-robin circuits before settling for an 8-10 mark and the sixth slot out of as many teams.
BOSTON, Mass. The MIT freshman sailing team ruled much of the waters this past weekend, finishing sixth out of 17 teams at the Freshman New England Championships Nickerson Trophy hosted by Boston University. A-Division Skipper Andrew Sommer and crews Eben Freeman, Steven Drapcho, and Mark Van De Loo registered a combined 11 top-10 and finishes and three top-five slots among the 13 races along the Charles River.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Making a big splash at the 132nd Oberg Trophy, C-Division skipper Heidi Heller and crew David Alfonso posted a stunning third-place finish in their circuit as host and nationally-ranked No. 20 MIT slotted eighth overall out of 17 teams on Sunday.
HANOVER, N.H. The MIT sailing team competed at the Captain Hurst Bowl hosted by Dartmouth College this past weekend, finishing 14th out of 20 entries. The highlight for the Engineers was a first place slot by B-Division skipper Eamon Glackin and crew Adrienne Tran in the third round of four races The pair finished 10th overall in their circuit.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Josh Leighton, Brooks Reed, and Libby Palmer were all named to the 2009 Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) All Academic Team. Leighton and Reed copped First-Team honors while Palmer was tabbed to the Second Team. The trio was among 20 outstanding nationwide sailors who received the recognition.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. With freshmen David Alfonso and Adrienne Tran leading A-Division and veterans Jamie Curran and Jillian Reddy steering the B group, the host and nationally-ranked No. 17 MIT sailing team finished a remarkable fourth overall out of 26 teams at the Smith Trophy this past weekend. With no wind on Sunday, the 16 rounds between the circuits were all raced in Saturdays 4-8 knot southeast breeze as abundant rain poured along the Charles River.
MEDFORD, Mass. A stunning sixth-place finish by A-Division skipper Josh Leighton and crews Lisa Schlecht and Victoria Lee boosted the MIT sailing team into tenth place overall out of 24 teams at the Hood Trophy hosted by Tufts University this past weekend.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The host MIT sailing team finished seventh out of 18 entries, besting several other rival New England schools, at the Hatch Brown Trophy this past weekend. A-Division skipper Joshua Leighton and crew Victoria Lee and C-team leader Philip Crain and crew Stephanie Tong placed fifth in their circuits, hoisting the Engineers one slot better overall than neighboring foe Tufts University. Boston College won the event with a score of 316.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT sailing team hosted the inaugural Antonia Schuman '58 Regatta this past weekend. Schuman, the current President of the MIT Alumni Association, was the first woman to win a varsity letter at the Institute.