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 mens fencing team ended its season on Sunday at the NCAA Northeast Regional Fencing Championships hosted by Brown University. Jackson Cranes 12th place finish led the way for the Engineers, but the freshman narrowly finished outside of national at-large consideration, and MIT failed to advance any fencers to the national tournament.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) recently announced its All-Conference Team with MIT receiving two Second-Team selections. In addition, sophomore Ben Nield was named to the College Fencing National Honor Roll for the week of Feb. 15-21, as presented by CollegeFencing360.com
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. On Wednesday night, MIT mens and womens fencing conducted the Third Annual Beanpot, hosting Boston College, Brandeis University and Harvard University for competition in duPont Gymnasium. It was a disappointing night for the Engineers, who went 0-3, while Harvard University dominated and captured its second-straight title.
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. On Sunday, the MIT mens fencing team traveled to Mount Holyoke College for the 2010 New England Championships. MIT sophomore Ben Nield led the way for the Engineers, capturing the mens foil crown, while the Cardinal and Gray took fourth place in the event.
WALTHAM, Mass. The MIT mens fencing team had a rough day, taking losses to Air Force, Haverford, NYU and No. 6 Penn as the team went 1-4 at Saturdays Eric Sollee Invitational, hosted by Brandeis University. Despite an 18-9 win against Hunter College, the teams record slides to 7-12 heading into the final month of team competition.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT mens fencing team picked up wins against Northeast Fencing Conference rivals Tufts and Dartmouth while falling to Boston College, Vassar and Brown at a competition hosted by BC last Saturday. With the hit, the Engineers record slipped to 6-8 (6-4 NFC) on the year.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. It was a rough weekend for the MIT mens fencing team, as the squad dropped all four of its matches at the Brandeis Invitational on Saturday. The Engineers were bested by fencers from St. Johns University, Yale University, the University of North Carolina and Brown University, dropping their overall record to 4-5 for the year.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT mens fencing team opened its head-to-head season at its first Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) competition hosted by Brown University last Saturday. The Cardinal and Gray won four of its five bouts, including a comeback victory (14-13) over Brandeis, marking MITs first win over the Judges in over three seasons.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. In the teams season-opener last Saturday, seventeen fencers represented the MITs mens fencing program at The Big One Fencing Tournament at Smith College. The event featured individual competition in a field of participants from nearly twenty schools, including several Division I and Division II programs. The Engineers finished with two top-ten performances across the three events.