MIT Finishes 11th in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup RankingsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Engineers’ Institute-best finish once again registered as the highest performance by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
Fencing Takes Third Overall at New England ChampionshipsSOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Battling injuries, missing teammates and youth, the MIT men’s and women’s fencing teams placed 3rd overall in the combined results at this weekend’s New England Intercollegiate Fencing Championships (NEIFC) at Mount Holyoke College. The men’s three weapons combined for a fourth place finish in the 12-team field, while the Tech women were third in the final rankings of 15 women’s schools.
MIT Fencing Goes 2-4 at Brandeis BeanpotWALTHAM, Mass. – The MIT men’s and women’s fencing teams travelled to Brandeis University last night for the annual mid-week Beanpot. The three-rounded competition featured the Engineers squaring off with teams from Harvard, Boston College and Brandeis. The women’s team scored the two victories of the tournament, edging out BC 14-13 and tipping Brandeis by a 15-12 score.
Fencing Teams Pick Up Four Victories at Eric Sollee InviteCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men’s and women’s fencing team each won two matches at Sunday’s Eric Sollee Invitational Fencing Tournament, hosted by the Engineers. The women’s team scored a 25-2 thrashing of Yeshiva and a 22-5 victory over Hunter College, while the men’s team took care of Yeshiva by the same score and Hunter by a 17-10 tally.
Men’s Fencing Beats Dartmouth at Northeast Conference MeetProvidence, R.I. – MIT was able to upend Dartmouth College 15-12 on Saturday afternoon to earn a victory at the Northeast Fencing Conference’s second meet of the season. The Engineers returned from Brown University with a 1-4 record.
Men’s Fencing Beats Haverford at Brandeis InviteWALTHAM, Mass. – Despite some struggles, the MIT men’s fencing team were able to come back from this weekend’s Brandeis Invitational with a victory in one of their four matches, beating Haverford in the fifth round of competition. Jackson Crane and Joseph Rafidi led the way for the epee team, who had 18 bout victories over the weekend.
Men Kick Off Fencing Season with Three VictoriesCambridge, Mass. – The MIT men’s fencing team opened its team competition season by winning three of its five contests as it hosted the first Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) meet of 2010. MIT scored wins over UNH (22-5), Boston University (20-7), and UMass (20-7), while it fell at the hands of Sacred Heart University (17-10) and Brandeis (18-9).
Men’s Fencing Kicks Off Season at The Big OneNORTHAMPTON, Mass. - In the team's season-opener last Saturday, fourteen fencers represented the MIT's men's 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 three top-ten performances across the three events.
MIT Announces 2010-11 Winter Sport SchedulesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT announced today its team schedules for the 2010-11 winter season. Eleven teams will compete, beginning with the rifle squad, whose season kicks off on October 2. A number of teams, including the mens basketball, mens and womens swimming & diving and mens and womens track & field are coming off extremely successful seasons, which culminated in appearances at their respective NCAA Championships. The womens basketball, mens and womens fencing, squash and mens volleyball schedules were also released.
MIT Ranks Fourth Among All NCAA Institutions in 2010 NCSA Collegiate Power RankingsCHICAGO, Ill. – The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) recently announced its eighth annual Collegiate Power Rankings. Following another tremendous year, the Engineers were listed fourth overall in securing their highest ranking in the history of the report. The NCSA Athletic Recruiting’s Collegiate Power Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The Power Rankings were developed to help prospective student athletes and their families evaluate the particular strengths of the top colleges and universities at the Division I, II and III levels.