John Kramer Receives NEILA Academic Honors

Senior John Kramer
Senior John Kramer

NEWTON, Mass. – For the second year in a row the MIT men's lacrosse was represented on the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-New England Team with senior John Kramer (Glastonbury, Conn.) making the list. In order to be selected for this award, seniors must have posted a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher be a significant contributor on the field that resulted in a nomination for conference or regional recognition.

A short-stick defensive midfielder and a wingman on face-offs, Kramer ranked second on the team in groundballs (48) and caused turnovers (20). He broke the MIT record for career caused turnovers with 44 while this season's tally ranks third all-time in the Engineers' record book. Kramer also contributed to a squad that was second in clear percentage (80.2), fourth in goals allowed (169), and fifth in goals against average (9.95).

Majoring in aerospace engineering with minors in economics and management science, Kramer completed internships at Pratt & Whitney and the Gelber Group in addition to conducting research in the Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment. He has played on the men's soccer team the past four years and is a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.