July 28, 2010
Women’s Basketball Earns Spot on WBCA Academic Top 25
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its first attempt, the MIT women’s basketball team placed 14th on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll. The award, given at the NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, and Junior College/Community College levels, recognizes programs that carry the highest grade point averages for the entire season based on the nomination submitted by WBCA-member head coaches.

July 21, 2010
MIT Finishes 11th in Directors’ Cup Rankings
CAMBRIDGE, 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).

March 12, 2010
Women’s Basketball Tabbed for NEWMAC Sportsmanship Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the third time in four years the MIT women’s basketball team was the recipient of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Sportsmanship Award. Voted upon by the league’s student-athletes, the award recognizes the team that best demonstrates the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct.

March 5, 2010
NEWMAC Announces 2009-10 Winter Academic All-Conference Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference recently announced the 2009-10 NEWMAC Winter Academic All-Conference Team. Twenty-five MIT athletes were recognized by the conference for their performance in the classroom.

February 20, 2010
Smith Tops MIT in Season Finale
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s basketball team was defeated by Smith College, 55-35, in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Saturday. The Engineers finished the year with an overall record of 5-19 and a 3-15 mark in league play.

February 18, 2010
Engineers Fall to WPI, 63-41
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A 23-8 run during the first 9:30 of the second half helped propel WPI to a 63-41 win over MIT in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball game on Wednesday. Sally Simpson paced the Engineers (5-18, 3-14 NEWMAC) with 13 points while Aparna Sud added 10 of her own. Anna Merrifield contributed six points, three rebounds, and two steals as Stephanie Cooke led the Cardinal and Gray with five boards. Lauren Sascha Burton posted six assists and a pair of steals.

February 13, 2010
Mount Holyoke Fights off Women's Basketball, 60-50
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Using a balanced scoring attack, the Mount Holyoke College women’s basketball team picked up a 60-50 triumph over New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe MIT this afternoon at the Mildred S. Howard Gymnasium. With the win, the Lyons completed the season sweep of the Engineers and clinched a spot in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament.

February 11, 2010
MIT Stuns Wheaton, 75-65, in Overtime
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Solid free-throw shooting during the last two minutes of overtime helped power the MIT women’s basketball team to a 75-65 victory over Wheaton College in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Thursday. The Engineers picked up their first win against the Lyons since the 2002-03 season and saw their ledger improve to 5-16 on the year and 3-12 NEWMAC play. Wheaton, previously tied for second in the NEWMAC, moved to 13-9 overall and 10-5 league action.

February 6, 2010
Wellesley Rallies Past MIT, 60-51
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A 20-5 run that spanned 10 minutes in the second half helped propel Wellesley College to a 60-51 win over MIT in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball game on Saturday. Aparna Sud paced the Engineers (4-16, 2-12 NEWMAC) with 16 points, including a 4-of-9 performance from behind the arc. Ashleigh Sargent recorded an efficient outing for the Blue (8-11, 6-8 NEWMAC) as she shot 6-of-8 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the charity stripe for a team-high 15 points.

February 4, 2010
Babson Subdues MIT, 59-29
BABSON PARK, Mass. – Babson College used a 16-3 run over the final 7:38 of the first half to pull away from visiting MIT on Wednesday night, as the Beavers went on to defeat the Engineers, 59-29, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest at Staake Gymnasium. With their ninth win in a row, the Beavers upped their overall record to 17-3 and remained unbeaten in the conference at 13-0. Meanwhile, MIT fell to 4-15 overall and 2-11 in the NEWMAC.

January 30, 2010
Springfield Defeats MIT, 72-54
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – A 21-2 run during the last six minutes of the first half helped propel host Springfield College to a 72-54 victory over MIT in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon at Blake Arena. With the win, the Pride improved to 10-9 overall and 8-4 in league play while the Engineers dipped to 4-14 on the year and 2-10 in NEWMAC action.

January 28, 2010
Four Engineers Reach Double-Digits in Win at Coast Guard
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Behind a career-high 20 points from Anna Merrifield, the MIT women’s basketball team went on to record a 62-48 victory over host U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday night. Of the Engineers’ 16 wins against the Bears, this was the program’s sixth victory in New London, Conn. and the first since the 2002-03 season.

January 23, 2010
Engineers Edged out by Clark, 44-42
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Ivori Aiken’s running jumper in the paint with 11 seconds remaining in regulation lifted visiting Clark University to a 44-42 win over MIT in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball game on Saturday. Lauren Sascha Burton tallied 10 rebounds, nine points, five assists, and four steals for the Engineers (3-13, 1-9 NEWMAC). Jillian Camilleri had a solid outing for the Cougars (4-13, 3-7 NEWMAC) as she posted 12 rebounds, 10 points, two assists, and a pair of steals.

January 20, 2010
Women's Basketball Grinds Out 47-43 Win Over WPI
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a back-and-forth battle that featured eight lead changes and seven ties, MIT tallied five consecutive points during the final 51 seconds of regulation to pull out a 47-43 win over WPI in women’s basketball action on Wednesday. The victory over WPI was the first for MIT since the 2002-03 season and helped it improve to 3-12 on the year and 1-8 in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action. The visiting Engineers saw their ledger dip to 10-6 overall and 6-3 in conference play.

January 16, 2010
Mount Holyoke Tops Engineers, 42-29
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Mount Holyoke College used a late first-half run to propel it to a 42-29 victory over MIT in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball game on Saturday. Sally Simpson paced the Engineers (2-12, 0-8 NEWMAC) with 10 points. Angelica Pascual tallied 14 points, 12 rebounds, and three assists for the Lyons (5-10, 3-5 NEWMAC).

January 14, 2010
Burton Posts 17 Points, Women’s Hoops Sets Record at Wheaton
NORTON, Mass. – Lauren Sascha Burton tallied a career-high 17 points as MIT committed an Institute-record six turnovers in a 64-39 loss to Wheaton College on Wednesday night. The Lyons improved to 9-5 on the year and 6-1 in NEWMAC play while the Engineers dipped to 2-11 overall and 0-7 in conference action.

January 9, 2010
Smith Tops MIT, 45-28
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A 15-2 run during a seven-minute span in the second half helped power Smith College to a 45-28 win over host MIT in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball game on Saturday. Lauren Sascha Burton posted 11 points and a game-high two blocks for the Engineers (2-10, 0-6 NEWMAC). Jessica Welk paced the Pioneers (6-4, 3-2 NEWMAC) with 11 points as six of them came during the late rally to go along with five rebounds.

January 7, 2010
Late Rally Falls Short as Clark Defeats Women’s Basketball, 51-46
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Despite a 13-6 run by MIT during the final three minutes of regulation, host Clark University held on a for 51-46 victory in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Wednesday night. Aparna Sud led the Engineers (2-9, 0-5 NEWMAC) with 14 points, including 11 during the late rally.

January 2, 2010
Simmons Holds Off MIT, 48-41
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Anna Merrifield’s 16 rebounds and 10 points in addition to a 10-point outing by Kristen Whaley would not be enough as host Simmons College held on for a 48-41 victory over MIT in non-conference women’s basketball action on Saturday. Aparna Sud chipped in nine points for the Engineers (2-8) while Lauren Sascha Burton tallied five rebounds and two steals. Stephanie Cooke added five boards, including four off the offensive glass.

December 11, 2009
Whaley Notches Double-Double in Loss to Wellesley
WELLESLEY, Mass. – Junior forward Kristen Whaley recorded her second double-double of the season on 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 75-47 loss to NEWMAC foe Wellesley College on Friday night. The Engineers’ ledger dipped to 2-7 on the year and 0-4 in conference action while the Blue improved to 3-6 overall and 1-3 in the NEWMAC.

December 9, 2009
Sud Posts 17 Points Against Babson
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A 17-2 run during the first six minutes of the second half helped power Babson College to a 75-30 win over host MIT in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball game on Wednesday. Becky Bowman, one of four Beavers to reach double-digits, notched 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting in addition to five assists and five steals. Aparna Sud posted 17 points for the Engineers (2-6, 0-3 NEWMAC) in her second straight double-digit outing.

December 5, 2009
Springfield Edges out Women's Basketball, 53-51
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Despite numerous attempts by MIT to reclaim the lead in the final minute of regulation, Springfield College held on for the 53-51 victory in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon. Meghan Biondolillo led all scorers with 20 points and added nine rebounds and three steals for the Pride (3-3, 2-0 NEWMAC). The Engineers (2-5, 0-2 NEWMAC) saw three players reach double-digits in scoring, paced by Kristen Whaley who registered 15 points to go along with a team-high seven rebounds.

December 2, 2009
Coast Guard Defeats Engineers, 47-38
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball opener for both teams, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy defeated host MIT, 47-38, on Wednesday night. Melissa Martinelli registered a game-high 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the floor to go along with six rebounds and two blocks for the Bears (2-1, 1-0 NEWMAC). Anna Merrifield had a solid outing for the Engineers (2-4, 0-1 NEWMAC) as she compiled 10 rebounds, five points, and four blocks.

November 28, 2009
Sud Scores 17 as MIT Rallies Past Albertus Magnus, 54-46
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A 20-5 run that spanned 12 minutes in the second half helped power MIT to a 54-46 victory over host Albertus Magnus College on Saturday. Aparna Sud paced the Engineers (2-3) with a game and season-high 17 points to go along with six rebounds and two steals.

November 24, 2009
Women's Basketball Fights Off Lasell, 52-46
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a back-and-forth battle that featured eight ties and five lead changes, the MIT women’s basketball emerged with a 52-46 victory over Lasell College on Tuesday night. Kristen Whaley registered a double-double for the Engineers (1-3), notching 12 rebounds and 10 points. The Lasers’ (0-4) Tricia Culver compiled a game-high 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the floor to go along with two steals.

November 21, 2009
MIT Falls to Philadelphia Biblical, 57-43
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Despite outscoring Philadelphia Biblical University, 26-20, in the second half in addition to having edges in points off turnovers (17-16), second-chance points (10-3), and bench scoring (6-2), it would not be enough as the Crimson Eagles registered a 57-43 victory over MIT at the Gordon College Invitational.

November 20, 2009
Gordon Tops Engineers, 61-42
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s basketball team fell to host Gordon College, 61-42, in the opening game of the Gordon College Invitational on Friday. Lauren Sascha Burton recorded a solid performance for the Engineers (0-2), tallying 11 points, seven steals, four assists, and four rebounds in 40 minutes of action.

November 17, 2009
MIT Falls to Wentworth, 50-38, in Season Opener
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the floor, 12 steals, and seven rebounds, Michelle Fauci helped power Wentworth Institute of Technology to a 50-38 victory over host MIT in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Tuesday. In her intercollegiate debut, Aparna Sud registered 15 points and nine rebounds for the Engineers (0-1).