Reed, Hass and Field earn All-New England Sailing Team Honors

May 7, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Three MIT sailors were named to the 2008 All New England coed sailing team. Skippers Brooks Reed and Jack Field earned first and second team honors, respectively, while sophomore Ellie Hass was one of only two sophomores named to the crew list.

"Criteria for these awards are primarily results based, and this demonstrates what a good year they had, particularly Brooks and Ellie who are sailing partners and have put a tremendous amount of work together," said MIT coach Matt Lindblad.

MIT, which is currently ranked No. 14 in the Sailing World college rankings, qualified for the ICSA North American Dinghy National Championships for the first time since 2003 this spring and stunned the region with a victory at the Erwin Schell Trophy, its first win at the cup in 27 years.