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).
NEFC Announces All-Academic TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. –MIT placed a league-high 28 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 244 student-athletes from all 16 member institutions collected accolades.
Football Collects Three ESPN Academic All-America AwardsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the third time in program history and first time since 1997, MIT placed three athletes on the ESPN Academic All-America Football Team. Brian Doyle, a Second-Team pick last year, earned a spot on the First Team and was joined by classmate Will Vega-Brown while Patrick Jupe represented the Engineers on the Second Team. The accolades raised the football program’s total to an Institute-best 32 awards and maintains MIT’s position as the all-time NCAA Division III leader with 169 honors since 1980.
MIT Receives Four Postseason Honors from the NEFCCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT football team saw four different players earn awards from the New England Football Conference (NEFC) on Thursday. Brian Doyle was voted for the Hal Chalmers Award which goes to the senior scholar-athlete of the year, marking the Engineers’ third consecutive recipient and sixth overall. First-time honorees Mike Fitzgerald earned a spot on the Boyd Division First Team while Patrick Jupe and Ethan Peterson were Second-Team picks.
MIT Wraps Up Season at EndicottBEVERLY, Mass. – In its regular-season finale, the MIT football team fell to Endicott College, 38-7, on Saturday. The host Gulls secured their first New England Football Conference (NEFC) Boyd Division title in program history behind running back Mike Lane’s 222 rushing yards on 35 attempts with three touchdowns.
Football Racks Up NEFC Honor Roll AccoladesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – During the past three weeks, Jake Laux, Marcel Sanchez, and John Wenzel each earned a spot on the New England Football Conference (NEFC) Honor Roll. Laux was selected twice while Sanchez received his second nod of the season. Wenzel earned his first recognition from the league.
Nichols Edges Engineers, 17-14DUDLEY, Mass. – The Nichols College Bison defeated visiting MIT, 17-14, Saturday afternoon in an NEFC Boyd Division game at Michael J. Vendetti Field. With the win, the Bison earned their first victory of the season and snap a 10-game skid. Nichols was led by 121 yards on 22 carries from Matthew Bryson and two rushing touchdowns from Irie Perry. John Wenzel powered the Engineers (1-7, 0-6 NEFC) by completing 19 of 28 passes for 246 yards for the team’s best passing performance of the season.
Salve Regina Holds off MIT, 13-7CAMBRIDGE, Mass. A pair of first quarter touchdowns proved to be all Salve Regina University would need as it held on for a 13-7 victory over MIT in a New England Football Conference (NEFC) Boyd Division contest on Saturday. The Seahawks, who have won their third straight game, improved to 4-4 on the year and 3-2 in conference action while the Engineers saw their ledger drop to 1-6 overall and 0-5 in the NEFC.
Football Falls to WNEC, 27-10SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Western New England College football team defeated MIT, 27-10, for its school record sixth consecutive victory Saturday afternoon. The Golden Bears raised their overall record to 6-1 and remained unbeaten in the New England Football Conference (NEFC) Boyd Division with a 4-0 mark.
Plymouth State Tops Engineers, 21-7CAMBRIDGE, Mass. After being held scoreless in the opening frame, Plymouth State University registered touchdowns in the three remaining quarters en route to a 21-7 victory over MIT in a New England Football Conference (NEFC) Boyd Division game on Saturday. The Panthers picked up their fourth consecutive win and improved to 5-1 on the year and 3-0 in league play. Following the loss, the Engineers record dipped to 1-4 overall and 0-3 in the NEFC.
UMass Dartmouth Defeats MIT, 14-6CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth defeated MIT, 14-6, in a New England Football Conference (NEFC) Boyd Division contest on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers ledger dipped to 1-3 on the year and 0-2 in conference play while the Corsairs improved to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in NEFC action.
MIT Football Falters in League-Opener at CurryMILTON, Mass. Senior Harold Rose threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another as Curry College overpowered visiting MIT, 34-7, in the New England Football Conference (NEFC) Boyd Division opener for both squads. With the Homecoming win, the Colonels improved to 3-1, while the Engineers fell to 1-2.
Football Falls to Mass. Maritime, 38-17CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Massachusetts Maritime Academy produced a season-high 428 yards of total offense en route to a 38-17 win over host MIT in a non-conference football game on Saturday. Matt White posted three touchdowns and 104 all-purpose yards for the Buccaneers (1-2) while Mike Fitzgerald paced the Engineers (1-1) with 12 receptions for 161 yards.
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.
Sanchez Voted to NEFC Honor RollCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following his solid performance in the MIT football team’s season-opening victory over Becker College, junior running back Marcel Sanchez earned a spot on the New England Football Conference (NEFC) Honor Roll.
MIT Tops Becker, 21-13, in Season-OpenerCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Despite a late drive that put Becker College just outside of the redzone, MIT thwarted the scoring attempt and held on for a 21-13 victory in the inaugural meeting between both programs on Saturday. The Engineers recorded their second season-opening win in three years while the Hawks saw their ledger dip to 0-2.
Peter Gilliland Selected as Pre-Season All-AmericaCAMBRIDGE, Mass. MITs Peter Gilliland earned a place on the 15th Annual USA Football News Division III Pre-Season Top 100 All-America list. The junior linebacker was one of three players from the New England Football Conference (NEFC) to be named to the list and was the lone pick from the Boyd Division.
MIT Announces 2010 Fall Webcasting ScheduleCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT has announced the following dates for its 2010 Fall Webcast schedule. In addition to broadcasting the Engineers' football, men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball and water polo teams, Tech will begin offering webcasts for field hockey for the first time in 2010.