National Football Foundation Announces Hampshire Honor Society MembershipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT saw an Institute-record seven athletes earn a spot in the National Football Foundations (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society. The mark was the highest in the New England Football Conference (NEFC) and was tied for eighth among the 74 Division III programs that submitted a nomination.
MIT Finishes 11th in Directors’ Cup RankingsCAMBRIDGE, 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).
MIT Football Announces Class of 2014CAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT head football coach Chad Martinovich will welcome 26 new faces to the football program this fall. The Class of 2014 features representatives from 15 different states, including four players from California and Texas and three from Maryland and New York.
NEFC Announces All-Academic TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the second year in a row MIT placed a league-high 31 athletes on the New England Football Conference (NEFC) All-Academic Team. To qualify for the team, a player must have completed three semesters at the same institution and maintain a 3.7 or higher cumulative grade point average on a 5.0 scale. A total of 254 student-athletes from all 16 member institutions collected accolades.
DeRon Brown Collects All-America, ECAC AccoladesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the second year in a row DeRon Brown was tabbed the D3football.com All-America Team. The senior running back earned Honorable Mention plaudits and was one of five players from the New England Football Conference (NEFC) to make the cut. Brown picked up MITs 11th All-America honor and became the fourth player in the programs history to graduate with a pair of awards.
Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Honors Alex RubinoCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Senior Alex Rubino added to an awards-filled postseason by being selected as the 2009 Nils V. Swede Nelson Award winner. He is the second consecutive member of the Cardinal and Gray to earn this honor and fourth overall. Presented at the Bob Whelan College Awards Dinner by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston, the Swede Nelson Award is the fourth-oldest nationally recognized collegiate football award.
DeRon Brown Cops All-Region Honors, Represents MIT at Senior ClassicCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Senior running back DeRon Brown added three more accolades to his already impressive resume. The two-time New England Football Conference (NEFC) Boyd Division Offensive Player of the Year, he collected plaudits from the New England Football Writers Association, D3football.com, and the Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL).
Rubino and Doyle Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the second year in a row, MIT had a pair of representatives on the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Football Academic All-America Team. A Third-Team selection last season, Alex Rubino was voted to the First Team while Brian Doyle earned a spot on the Second Team. The accolades raised the football programs total to an Institute-best 29 awards and maintains MITs position as the all-time NCAA Division III leader with 160 honors since 1980.
Four Engineers Receive NEFC Postseason AwardsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT football team collected six honors from the New England Football Conference (NEFC) this week. For the second year in a row, senior running back DeRon Brown was named the Boyd Division Offensive Player of the Year while defensive lineman Alex Rubino was the recipient of the Hal Chalmers Award which goes to the senior scholar-athlete of the year.
KC Weaver Tabbed to NEFC Honor RollCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Sophomore linebacker KC Weaver received his first accolade from the New England Football Conference (NEFC) as he named to the leagues honor roll.
Endicott Stifles MIT in 27-15 VictoryBEVERLY, Mass. Endicott College held MIT to just 107 yards of total offense as the Gulls took down the Engineers, 27-15, in a New England Football Conference Boyd Division game on Saturday evening in Beverly, Mass. The Gulls, who celebrated their annual Senior Night tradition on Saturday, close out the season at 5-5 overall (3-4 Boyd), while MIT ends its campaign at 1-8 (1-6 Boyd).
DeRon Brown Earns Pair of NEFC Honor Roll SelectionsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Senior running back DeRon Brown represented the Cardinal and Gray on the New England Football Conference (NEFC) Honor Roll the past two weeks. The selections raise his total to six for the year.
Plymouth State Tops Engineers, 24-7PLYMOUTH, N.H. Freshman Ty Long rushed 17 times for 127 yards and one touchdown as Plymouth State University defeated MIT, 24-7, in a New England Football Conference (NEFC) Boyd Division contest at Currier Field on Saturday afternoon.
Brown Busts Loose but Tech Falls Short to Salve Regina, 28-17, on Senior DayCAMBRIDGE, Mass. On Senior Day, the MIT football team rolled out the red carpet honoring its upperclassmen and had considerable opportunities to make an even bigger splash in the game, before falling short to visiting Salve Regina University, 28-17, in a New England Football Conference (NEFC) match-up on Saturday afternoon at Roberts Field.
Brown Selected to NEFC Honor RollCAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the third time this season, senior running back DeRon Brown earned a spot on the New England Football Conference (NEFC) Honor Roll.
Football Falls to WNEC, 59-21CAMBRIDGE, Mass. DeRon Brown accumulated 185 yards on 38 carries to go along with two touchdowns in MITs 59-21 loss to NEFC Boyd Division foe Western New England College on Saturday. Stephen Yablonski chipped-in with 33 yards and had a three-yard score in the final period as Kyle Johnson was 7-of-12 passing for 61 yards. Peter Gilliland led the Engineers with 10 tackles while Will Gibson added eight tackles. Brian Doyle notched six tackles, including five solo stops, as Russell Spivak registered a seven-yard sack.
Curry Edges Engineers, 20-10CAMBRIDGE, Mass. A 33-yard field goal by Matt Alksninis coupled with a 12-yard touchdown run from Jamaal Woods in the fourth quarter helped propel Curry College to a 20-10 win over host MIT in a New England Football Conference (NEFC) Boyd Division match-up on Saturday. With the win, the Colonels improved to 4-2 on the year and 3-0 in conference action while the Engineers dipped to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in the Boyd Division.
Brown and Gibson Nab NEFC HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the second week in a row, DeRon Brown earned a spot on the New England Football Conference (NEFC) Honor Roll while Will Gibson represented MIT on the defensive side of the list.
Brown Explodes for Three TDs as Tech Shuts Down UMass Dartmouth, 26-0CAMBRIDGE, Mass Sparked by three lightning touchdown runs by Division III All-America back DeRon Brown, the MIT football team posted its first win of the campaign with a 26-0 decision over visiting UMass Dartmouth in a New England Football Conference (NEFC) Boyd Division battle at rain-soaked Roberts Field on Saturday afternoon. With its first win over the Corsairs in 10 years, MIT posted its first victory under the reign of first-year head coach Chad Martinovich and its first shutout since its blanking of Framingham State in 2003. The Engineers improved to 1-3 overall and 1-1 in the NEFC, while UMass Dartmouth fell to 0-5 on the year and 0-2 in the conference.
Nichols Defense Stops Late Drive, Defeats MIT, 31-19DUDLEY, Mass. An interception and its ensuing run back with 1:21 remaining in the game secured Nichols Colleges 31-19 victory over MIT in a New England Football Conference (NEFC) Boyd Division game on Saturday. The Bison improved to 2-2 on the year and 1-0 in division play while the Engineers ledger lowered to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in Boyd Division action.
Football to Participate in Coach to Cure MDCAMBRIDGE, Mass. On Saturday, Sept. 26, the MIT football program will join thousands of coaches in support of Coach to Cure MD, a national charity project of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). Thousands of coaches nationwide in all levels of collegiate football will come together to raise awareness and research funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most prolific genetic killer diagnosed in childhood.
Framingham State Rallies Past MIT Football, 20-16CAMBRIDGE, Mass. With 27 seconds remaining in regulation, Brandon Holbrook hauled in a 27-yard pass from Patrick Franey to give visiting Framingham State College a 20-16 victory over MIT in non-conference football action on Saturday. The decision marked the second year in a row in which the Rams (2-1) have registered a come-from-behind win over the Engineers (0-2).
Mass. Maritime Tops MIT, 49-27BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. In its weather-delayed season opener, the MIT football team fell to host Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 49-27, on Sunday afternoon. Senior DeRon Brown led the Engineers attack with a total of 216 yards, including a 148-yard performance on the ground. Nathan Sherr rushed for 325 yards on 26 carries and scored three touchdowns for the Buccaneers.