2017 MIT Men's Lacrosse News

  • Tyler O'Keefe Named as MIT Men's Lacrosse Head Coach
    July 19, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (July 19) -- Tyler O’Keefe has been named as the MIT men’s lacrosse head coach, as announced by Julie Soriero, Director of Athletics. O’Keefe succeeds 43-year head coach Walter Alessi, who announced his retirement following the 2017 season. O’Keefe comes to MIT from Williams College (Mass.), where he has served as an assistant coach for the last two seasons.
  • Stolzenberg Earns USILA Scholar All-America Accolades
    June 23, 2017
    MIT senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) is the second athlete in the history of the men’s lacrosse program to receive Scholar All-America honors as announced by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. He joins former teammate Paul Orrson ’16 on the Engineers’ all-time list.
  • Four From MIT Earn CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Awards
    June 06, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (June 6) – Four MIT student-athletes – two men and two women - have earned College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America At-Large Division III accolades. Women’s swimming and diving senior Veronika Jedryka (Arlington Heights, Ill.) was placed on the First Team, women’s fencing sophomore Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) and men’s lacrosse senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) were placed on the Second Team and men’s swimming and diving junior Joshua Tomazin (Austin, Texas) earned a spot on the third team.
  • MIT’s Harris Stolzenberg Selected to Play in NEILA Senior All-Star Game
    June 01, 2017
    Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) will take the field one more time in an MIT uniform when he plays in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All-Star game on Friday, June 2 at Springfield College.
  • Stolzenberg and Traub Receive NEILA Academic All-New England Honors
    May 18, 2017
    For the second year in a row the MIT men’s lacrosse team received multiple selections to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-New England Team. Seniors Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) and Michael Traub (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) represented the Engineers on the list. In order to be eligible for this award nominees must have senior standing, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, and be a significant enough player that he was nominated for at least All-Conference selection.
  • MIT Receives Four CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Selections
    May 11, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (May 11) – Four MIT student-athletes were recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as they were all selected to the Academic All-District Team on Thursday afternoon. Men’s Lacrosse senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) and men’s swimming and diving junior Joshua Tomazin (Austin, Texas) were repeat honorees, while women’s swimming and diving senior Veronika Jedryka (Arlington Heights, Ill.) and women’s fencing sophomore Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) both made the list for the first time. All four will represent the Engineers on the national ballot and will contend for Academic All-America honors, which will be voted on and released on June 6, 2017.
  • Stolzenberg Named NEWMAC Men’s Lacrosse Athlete of the Year, MIT Collects Six All-Conference Awards
    May 09, 2017
    Senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) became the first player in the history of the MIT men’s lacrosse program to be named NEWMAC Athlete of the Year as announced by the league on Tuesday. He also secured a spot on the All-Conference first team along with juniors Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) and Christian Jamison (Huntington, N.Y.). In addition, junior Mitch Turley (Westfield, Ind.) was voted to the All-Conference second team while senior TJ Burns (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
  • MIT Falls to Clark, 13-5, in NEWMAC Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Semifinals
    May 03, 2017
    No. 2 seed Clark University rattled off seven straight goals to break open the game and capture a 13-5 win over No. 3 seeded MIT in the semifinals of the NEWMAC Men’s Lacrosse Tournament on Wednesday night. Freshman Jack Strachan (Moresville, N.C.) powered the Engineers with three goals.
  • Men’s Lacrosse Collects League-High 16 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Accolades
    May 02, 2017
    The MIT men’s lacrosse team saw a league-high 16 student-athletes earn NEWMAC Academic All-Conference accolades as announced by the league last week. The list is comprised of 40 student-athletes who earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.35 on a 5.0 scale after the 2016 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at his institution, and been a member of the team for the entire season.
  • Fourth-Quarter Rally Propels Springfield Past MIT, 15-10
    April 29, 2017
    Springfield College outscored MIT, 7-2, in the fourth quarter to record a 15-10 win in the NEWMAC men’s lacrosse regular-season finale for both squads on Saturday. Junior Mitch Turley (Westfield, Ind.) paced the Engineers with four goals.
  • Third-Quarter Burst Helps MIT Defeat Wheaton, 14-5, on Senior Day
    April 26, 2017
    MIT used a 7-1 run in the third quarter to break open the game as it went on to record a 14-5 victory over Wheaton College in Wednesday night’s NEWMAC men’s lacrosse game. Senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) produced three goals and two assists for the Engineers while CJ Leighton notched three goals and four groundballs for the Lyons.
  • Fast Start Powers Men's Lacrosse Past Massachusetts Maritime, 16-10
    April 22, 2017
    MIT outscored Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 7-1, in the first quarter and maintained a comfortable cushion as it went on to record a 16-10 NEWMAC men’s lacrosse victory on Saturday night. Junior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) amassed four goals, five assists, and four groundballs for the Engineers.
  • Engineers Overpower Emerson, 19-4
    April 19, 2017
    MIT generated 12 unanswered goals in the first quarter en route to a 19-4 win over Emerson College in a NEWMAC men’s lacrosse game on Wednesday night. Senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) led all players with six points on four goals and two assists, all coming during the opening frame. Jared Brush paced the Lions with two goals.
  • Clark Rallies to Defeat MIT, 11-10
    April 14, 2017
    A 7-1 run during the fourth quarter gave Clark University a lead it would not relinquish as it held on for an 11-10 win over MIT in a NEWMAC men’s lacrosse game on Friday night. Nick Johnson led all players with six points as he produced six assists for the Cougars, who registered their first win in 26 meetings with MIT since the series began in 1992. Freshman Jack Strachan (Moresville, N.C.) paced the Engineers with three goals.
  • Alessi Announces Retirement as MIT Men's Lacrosse Head Coach
    April 12, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (April 11) -- MIT men’s lacrosse head coach Walter Alessi has announced that he is retiring at the end of the 2017 season. Alessi is a 10-time Conference Coach of the Year and has been the head coach of the Engineers for the past 43 seasons.
  • Graham Davis Selected for NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week Honors
    April 10, 2017
    MIT junior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) was tabbed for NEWMAC Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week accolades for the second time this year as announced by the conference on Monday. In a 2-0 week for the Engineers, he generated eight goals and three assists for 11 points.
  • Men's Lacrosse Comes From Behind Late To Beat Babson, 13-10
    April 08, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 8) - Trailing 9-7 with 4:29 left in the third quarter, MIT men’s lacrosse rattled off six straight goals – a run that stretched well into the fourth – to secure the 13-10 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory over Babson College this afternoon at Roberts Field.
  • Big Third Quarter Helps MIT Come From Behind to Defeat Castleton, 19-13
    April 04, 2017
    The MIT men’s lacrosse team rattled off nine unanswered goals during a 10-minute span in the third quarter to help propel it to a 19-13 victory over Castleton University on Tuesday afternoon. Junior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) generated five goals for the Engineers while Kyle Lutinski powered the Spartans with two goals and five assists.
  • Men's Lacrosse Rallies For 14-13 Win Over Coast Guard
    April 02, 2017
    Junior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) scored with just 1:26 left to cap off a rally from five goals down for MIT as the Engineers defeated the U.S. Coast Guard Academy by a thrilling 14-13 final on Sunday afternoon at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium.
  • Strong Second Quarter Powers Colorado College Past MIT, 16-12
    March 28, 2017
    In the first meeting between both programs, Colorado College outscored MIT, 6-1, in the second quarter en route to a 16-12 win in non-conference men’s lacrosse action on Tuesday. Junior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) tallied five goals, one assist, and three groundballs for the Engineers.
  • Men's Lacrosse Downs Emmanuel in 16-10 Road Final
    March 23, 2017
    In non-conference play on a blustery Thursday evening, the MIT men’s lacrosse team ran its winning streak to three straight with a 16-10 road win at Emmanuel College. The win was the first road victory of the season for the Engineers, who are now 4-0 all-time vs. the Saints.
  • Graham Davis Named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week
    March 20, 2017
    For the third time in his career and the first time this season MIT junior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) was voted the NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference on Monday. In a 2-0 week for the Engineers, he tallied seven goals and three assists for 10 points.
  • Men's Lacrosse Uses Second Quarter Run To Top UMass Boston
    March 18, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 18) - Trailing by a single goal after 15 minutes of play, the MIT men’s lacrosse team outscored UMass Boston 7-1 in the second en route to a 17-9 non-conference victory over the Beacons on Saturday afternoon at Jack Barry Field.
  • Engineers Defeat Wentworth, 14-9
    March 16, 2017
    A 6-2 run during the second quarter gave MIT a lead it would not relinquish as it went on to defeat Wentworth Institute of Technology, in non-conference men’s lacrosse action on Thursday. Junior Graham Davis (Croton, Md.) generated a hat trick for the Engineers, helping him become the seventh player in program history to surpass 100 career goals. Kyle Doner led the way for the Leopards with three goals to go along with three groundballs.
  • MIT Men’s Lacrosse Receives James “Ace” Adams Sportsmanship Award
    March 14, 2017
    The MIT men’s lacrosse team has been named one of 11 recipients of the James “Ace” Adams Sportsmanship Award for the 2016 season by the National Intercollegiate Lacrosse Officials Association (NILOA).
  • Connecticut College Overpowers MIT, 25-12
    March 08, 2017
    Connecticut College generated 14 unanswered goals over the course of the second and third quarters to pull away for a 25-12 win over MIT in a non-conference men’s lacrosse game on Wednesday night. Senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) paced the Engineers with three goals and two assists.
  • Last Second Goal Sends Hartwick Over Men's Lacrosse, 11-10
    March 05, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 5) - With two seconds remaining in regulation and the score even at 10-10, Hartwick College senior Jack Sachse scored the game winner off a feed by freshman David Demand to lift the Hawks over MIT, 11-10, in non-conference men’s lacrosse action on Sunday afternoon at Roberts Field.
  • Stolzenberg Leads Men's Lacrosse to 19-2 Win in Season Opener
    March 01, 2017
    Led by a five-goal, five-assist effort by senior attack Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.), the MIT men’s lacrosse team defeated the University of Southern Maine by a 19-2 final on Wednesday afternoon in the season opener for both teams. MIT had six different scorers in the game, with five of those players registering multiple goals for the Engineers.