Womens Basketball Earns Spot on WBCA Academic Top 25CAMBRIDGE, Mass. In its first attempt, the MIT womens basketball team placed 14th on the Womens 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.
MIT Finishes 11th in Directors’ Cup RankingsCAMBRIDGE, 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).
Womens Basketball Tabbed for NEWMAC Sportsmanship AwardCAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the third time in four years the MIT womens basketball team was the recipient of the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Sportsmanship Award. Voted upon by the leagues student-athletes, the award recognizes the team that best demonstrates the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct.
NEWMAC Announces 2009-10 Winter Academic All-Conference TeamCAMBRIDGE, 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.
Smith Tops MIT in Season FinaleCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT womens basketball team was defeated by Smith College, 55-35, in New England Womens and Mens 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.
Engineers Fall to WPI, 63-41CAMBRIDGE, 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 Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) womens 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.
Mount Holyoke Fights off Women's Basketball, 60-50SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. Using a balanced scoring attack, the Mount Holyoke College womens basketball team picked up a 60-50 triumph over New England Womens and Mens 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.
MIT Stuns Wheaton, 75-65, in OvertimeCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Solid free-throw shooting during the last two minutes of overtime helped power the MIT womens basketball team to a 75-65 victory over Wheaton College in New England Womens and Mens 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.
Wellesley Rallies Past MIT, 60-51CAMBRIDGE, 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 Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) womens 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.
Babson Subdues MIT, 59-29BABSON 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.
Springfield Defeats MIT, 72-54SPRINGFIELD, 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) womens 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.
Four Engineers Reach Double-Digits in Win at Coast GuardCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Behind a career-high 20 points from Anna Merrifield, the MIT womens 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 programs sixth victory in New London, Conn. and the first since the 2002-03 season.
Engineers Edged out by Clark, 44-42CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Ivori Aikens 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 Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) womens 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.
Women's Basketball Grinds Out 47-43 Win Over WPICAMBRIDGE, 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 womens 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 Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action. The visiting Engineers saw their ledger dip to 10-6 overall and 6-3 in conference play.
Mount Holyoke Tops Engineers, 42-29CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Mount Holyoke College used a late first-half run to propel it to a 42-29 victory over MIT in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) womens 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).
Burton Posts 17 Points, Womens Hoops Sets Record at WheatonNORTON, 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.
Smith Tops MIT, 45-28CAMBRIDGE, 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 Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) womens 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.
Late Rally Falls Short as Clark Defeats Womens Basketball, 51-46CAMBRIDGE, 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 womens basketball game on Wednesday night. Aparna Sud led the Engineers (2-9, 0-5 NEWMAC) with 14 points, including 11 during the late rally.
Simmons Holds Off MIT, 48-41CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Anna Merrifields 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 womens 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.
Whaley Notches Double-Double in Loss to WellesleyWELLESLEY, 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.
Sud Posts 17 Points Against BabsonCAMBRIDGE, 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 Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) womens 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.
Springfield Edges out Women's Basketball, 53-51CAMBRIDGE, 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 Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) womens 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.
Coast Guard Defeats Engineers, 47-38CAMBRIDGE, Mass. In the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) womens 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.
Sud Scores 17 as MIT Rallies Past Albertus Magnus, 54-46CAMBRIDGE, 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.
Women's Basketball Fights Off Lasell, 52-46CAMBRIDGE, Mass. In a back-and-forth battle that featured eight ties and five lead changes, the MIT womens 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.
MIT Falls to Philadelphia Biblical, 57-43CAMBRIDGE, 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.
Gordon Tops Engineers, 61-42CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT womens 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.
MIT Falls to Wentworth, 50-38, in Season OpenerCAMBRIDGE, 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 womens basketball game on Tuesday. In her intercollegiate debut, Aparna Sud registered 15 points and nine rebounds for the Engineers (0-1).