MIT Football Coaches Attend Charity Football CampMIT head football coach Chad Martinovich and assistant coach Steve Brennan recently joined more than 280 other college coaches for the Lauren’s First and Goal ninth annual football camp held on Sunday, June 3 at Lafayette College.
Three Engineers Named to Hampshire Society by National Football FoundationDALLAS, Texas – Three members of the MIT football team were named to the 2012 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society, the organization announced today. Seniors Peter Gilliland (Grand Ledge, Mich.), Justin Kresz (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) and Kristopher Weaver (Sheldon, Iowa) were all named to the prestigious academic honor.
Wallace Named ECAC Offensive Rookie of the YearCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT freshman Justin Wallace (Palatine, Ill.) continues to receive recognition for his outstanding first season with the Engineers’ football team. His most recent accolade came from the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference which recently announced its NCAA Division III North Football All-Stars and named Wallace as the Offensive Rookie of the Year. It was the first time that a MIT football player has been named to the honor.
MIT Places League-High 28 Student-Athletes on NEFC All-Academic TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT was at the head of the class when the 2012 New England Football Conference All-Academic team was released this week. The Engineers led the league with 28 players earning the honor; the second consecutive year that MIT has had 28 players on the list.
Peterson, Wagner Named to Capital One Academic All-America TeamTOWSON, Md. – Senior defensive end Tyler Wagner (Bel Air, Md.) and junior offensive lineman Ethan Peterson (Rutland, Vt.) earned national recognition for their athletic and academic accomplishments today when both were named to the second team of the Capital One 2011 Academic All-America Division III Football Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Wallace Chosen as NEFC Boyd Division Offensive Rookie of the Year, Six Engineers Named All-DivisionCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT was well represented in the New England Football Conference post-season awards released by the league. Freshman Justin Wallace (Palatine, Ill.) was recognized for his outstanding first year with the Engineers as the NEFC Boyd Division Offensive Rookie of the Year, becoming the first MIT player to be named to that honor. Senior Tyler Wagner (Bel Air, Md.) was named the Hal Chalmers Senior Student-Athlete of the Year, the fourth consecutive year the award has gone to an MIT student-athlete, with six other Engineers earning NEFC Boyd Division All-Division Honors.
Four MIT Football Players Selected to Capital One Academic All-District TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Four MIT football players were named to the Capital One Academic All-District team the College Sports Information Directors of America announced today. Senior defensive end Tyler Wagner (Bel Air, Md.), junior offensive lineman Ethan Peterson (Rutland, Vt.), sophomore Rhys Borchert (Pocatello, Idaho) and sophomore quarterback John Wenzel (Mandeville, La.) were the Engineers selected for the honor.
Endicott Holds Off MIT in Second Half to Prevail, 36-24CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT made a strong bid for the upset this afternoon in NEFC football action, matching Endicott point for point in the first half before the Gulls were able to pull away in the second half to score a 36-24 victory. Mike Lane ran for 125 yards and a score to lead Endicott (9-1, 6-1 NEFC), while sophomore John Wenzel (Mandeville, La.) threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns to lead MIT (2-7, 1-6 NEFC) in the final game of the 2011 season for the Engineers.
Wallace Named NEFC Offensive Player of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Justin Wallace’s (Palatine, Ill.) career night running the ball against Nichols College on Saturday has earned him New England Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors the league announced today. He is the first MIT player to earn Player of the Week honors this season.
MIT Uses Running Game, Defense to Blank Nichols, 23-0CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Justin Wallace (Palatine, Ill.) ran for a career-high 190 yards and three scores to lead MIT to a 23-0 win over Nichols College in a New England Football Conference game at Steinbrenner Stadium. Not the rain or the snow that was falling at various times during the game was going to keep the Engineers from their task for the night as they picked up their first win since the beginning of the season.
Salve Regina Pushes Past MIT, 36-13MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – MIT scored first, but Salve Regina University came back with 29 straight points as it downed the Engineers 36-13 in New England Football Conference action this afternoon. MIT (1-6, 0-5) could not capitalize on its opening score as Salve Regina (5-3, 3-2) held the Engineers to just 187 yards of offense. Sophomore quarterback John Wenzel (Mandeville, La.) threw for one score and ran for another for MIT.
Western New England Blanks MIT, 31-0CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Western New England University scored in every quarter and totaled 429 yards of offense while its defense held MIT to just 149 yards as the Golden Bears shutout the Engineers 31-0 in a New England Football Conference Boyd Division game. Kevin Cook ran for 135 yards and two scores, including a 49-yard scoring run just before halftime that broke open a close game.
Plymouth State Edges MIT, 30-27PLYMOUTH, N.H. – For a second straight week MIT came up just short on the road in a New England Football Conference contest as Plymouth State University held off the Engineers by a final of 30-27. The Panthers took advantage of a pair of turnovers in the first half, turning each into touchdowns that proved to be the difference in the game.
MIT Drops Heartbreaker in Final Seconds at UMass Dartmouth, 31-29NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – In a strong bid for its first New England Football Conference victory this afternoon, MIT saw freshman Justin Wallace (Palatine, Ill.) score a touchdown with 1:23 left in the game and then got a two-point conversion from sophomore Ben Hessels (Laytonsville, Md.) that gave the Engineers their first lead of the day. But UMass Dartmouth came back and got a game-winning, 45-yard field goal from Edgar Osols with 23 seconds left that lifted the Corsairs to a dramatic 31-29 victory.
Curry Grinds Out 27-12 Win at MITCambridge, Mass. – Curry College used a strong ground attack and overcame four turnovers as it held off a determined MIT squad, 27-12, in New England Football Conference Boyd Division action. Phil Bigelow ran for 167 yards and one score to lead the Colonels to the victory. Freshman Justin Wallace (Palatine, Ill.) had his second career 100-yard game, leading the Engineers with 120 yards and a score.
MIT Drops 51-13 Decision at Massachusetts MaritimeBuzzards Bay, Mass. – MIT’s football team was put in a hole early today when Massachusetts Maritime started the game by returning the opening kickoff 79 yards for a score to take a 7-0 lead just 11 seconds in. Turnovers also hampered the Engineers as they threw five interceptions, one of which was returned by the Buccaneers for a score as they went on to a 51-13 win.
MIT Football Opens with 35-13 Win at BeckerLeicester, Mass. – MIT kicked off its 2011 football season the same way it started the 2010 campaign, with a win over Becker College. The Engineers used a balanced attack that came up with 28 first-half points as they went on to take a 35-13 victory. It was the most points scored by MIT since taking a 48-15 win against Western New England in 2008. Freshman Justin Wallace (Palatine, Ill.) rushed for 170 yards and one score for MIT (1-0) in his first collegiate game. Quarterback Robert Baker led Becker (0-2) with 273 yards passing.
MIT Football Announces 2011 ScheduleCambridge, Mass. – MIT will kick off its 2011 football season on September 10 when it travels to Becker College to take on the Hawks in a contest that will start at Noon. The game begins a nine-game schedule for the Engineers that will end on November 5 when MIT hosts Endicott College.
MIT Athletics Fall 2011 Webcast Schedule SetCambridge, Mass. – Webcasting is back for the 2011-12 season for MIT Athletics, with a schedule that includes 26 different contests lined up for the fall it was announced today. Games for field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s water polo will all be included in the lineup.