Acker, Redfield Earn All-NEWMAC Honors
BOSTON, Mass. – After helping the MIT men's basketball team to its third New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship in the last four years on Sunday, juniors Andrew Acker (Merion Station, Pa.) and Matt Redfield (Los Altos, Calif.) earned postseason honors from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference when the league announced its 2014 men's basketball awards today. Both were named second team all-conference performers by the league's coaches.
Redfield leads MIT in scoring with a 13.3 ppg average and eclipsed the 20-point mark five times during the 2013-14 season, including reaching his career-high of 27 twice this season, while shooting 53.7 percent from the floor. On defense he set a new MIT single-season record with 71 blocks, leading the NEWMAC with his 2.4 blocks per game average. Redfield was also second on the team, and fourth in the league, in rebounding, averaging 8.8 per game. This is the second straight year that Redfield has earned all-conference accolades.
A first-time all-conference selection, Acker recorded a league-high 13 double-doubles this season while leading the team and the NEWMAC in rebounding with his 9.5 rebounds per game average. Sixteen times this season he reached double figures in rebounds, including a stretch of seven straight games in January. Shooting 56.7 percent from the floor, Acker finished second for the Engineers in scoring, averaging 11.8 points per game. He was named the NEWMAC Tournament's Most Outstanding Player after averaging 15.0 ppg and 10.7 rpg in MIT's three tournament wins.