MIT Finishes 11th in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup RankingsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Engineers’ Institute-best finish once again registered as the highest performance by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
Women’s Basketball Receives NEWMAC Sportsmanship AwardCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the fourth time in five 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.
Thirty Engineers Named Academic All-ConferenceCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the Academic All-Conference teams for the winter season of the 2010-11 academic year. The MIT swimming and diving and basketball teams have had 30 players tabbed for Academic-All Conference honors.
Smith Tops Engineers, 52-39CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rosa Drummond and Ellie Giles combined for 34 points in Smith College’s 52-39 victory over host MIT in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon. Rachel Hunt paced the Engineers with 14 points and seven blocks to go along with six rebounds.
Women's Basketball Falls to WPI, 56-32CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lauren Hannmann’s game-high 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting helped power WPI to a 56-32 win over MIT in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball game on Wednesday night. Rachel Hunt paced MIT (8-15, 4-13 NEWMAC) with 12 points while grabbing six rebounds.
Mount Holyoke Rallies Past MIT, 44-39CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A 28-6 run during the final 12 minutes of the second half helped propel visiting Mount Holyoke College to a 44-39 victory over MIT in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game on Saturday afternoon. Angelica Pascual led all scorers with 17 points as Mount Holyoke improved to 7-15 on the year and 5-11 in conference play. Tamara Pena paced the Engineers (8-14, 4-12 NEWMAC) with 15 points to go along with five rebounds and four steals.
Comeback Bid Falls Short as Wheaton Edges out Tech, 58-56CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A 23-6 run by MIT that brought it within two points with 58 seconds remaining in regulation would not be enough as Wheaton College held on for a 58-56 victory in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Wednesday. Tamara Pena led all scorers with 23 points, collecting 16 of them during the Engineers’ second-half run.
MIT Drops Overtime Heartbreaker to WellesleyBABSON PARK, Mass. – Leslie Leong’s layup with two seconds remaining in regulation forced overtime and helped propel the Wellesley College women’s basketball team to a 59-51 victory over NEWMAC rival MIT on Saturday evening. The game was held on the campus of Babson College due to unplayable court conditions at Wellesley.
No. 5 Babson Overpowers EngineersCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The tandem of Kathleen King and Nicki Wurdeman accounted for 58 percent of Babson College’s offense in its 72-38 victory over MIT in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball game on Thursday night. King led all scorers with 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the floor and a 2-of-3 outing at the free throw line while Wurdeman registered 15 points as the nationally-ranked No. 5 Beavers improved to 20-0 on the year and 13-0 in conference play. Lauren Sascha Burton paced the Engineers (8-11, 4-9 NEWMAC) with nine points, six rebounds, and three steals.
Springfield Nips Women's Basketball, 36-31CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball game, visiting Springfield College held on for a 36-31 victory over MIT on Saturday afternoon. Kelly Slattery compiled a game-high 14 rebounds and 12 points for the Pride, who improved to 7-12 on the year and 7-5 in conference play. Rachel Hunt led the Engineers (8-10, 4-7 NEWMAC) with nine points, five blocks, and three assists to go along with five rebounds.
MIT Defeats Coast Guard, Sweeps Season SeriesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A balanced scoring performance helped guide MIT to a 46-37 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball game on Thursday night. The Engineers improved to 8-9 overall and 4-7 in conference play while also sweeping the season series with the Bears for first time in program history.
Impending Snowstorm Postpones Basketball DoubleheaderCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Tonight’s MIT men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader between against the Coast Guard Academy has been postponed due to potential inclement weather in the area. The Engineers will now host Coast Guard in a pair New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contests on Thursday, January 27, beginning with the women’s game at 6:00 p.m. The men will follow at 8:00 p.m.
Engineers Upend Clark, 56-50WORCESTER, Mass. – Visiting MIT snapped an 11 game losing streak to Clark University that spanned almost a decade, with a hard-fought 56-50 win over the host Cougars on Saturday afternoon in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball action.
WPI Edges Out Women’s Basketball, 46-41WORCESTER, Mass. – Tamara Pena’s potential game-tying three pointer with 10 seconds remaining in regulation rattled out, resulted in a jump ball that gave WPI possession and allowed it to seal the 46-41 win with two free throws in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Wednesday night. Lauren Hannmann tallied a game-high 15 points for WPI along with a team-best seven rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Margo Batie paced MIT (6-9, 2-7 NEWMAC) with 12 points, four rebounds, and two steals.
Engineers Use Huge Run to Pull Away From Mount HolyokeSOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Using a balanced scoring attack and stifling defense, the MIT women’s basketball team picked up a 42-34 victory over NEWMAC foe Mount Holyoke College Saturday afternoon at the Mildred S. Howard Gymnasium. The Engineers outscored the Lyons 23-4 over a span of 13 minutes in the middle of the game and never looked back.
Comeback Bid Falls Short as Wheaton Defeats MIT, 56-50CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Despite a pair of late rallies that brought MIT within three points with 6:32 left to play and four points with 23 seconds remaining in regulation, Wheaton College held on for a 56-50 victory in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball game on Thursday night. In 40 minutes of action, Rachel Hunt compiled a game-high 14 rebounds and five blocks to go along with nine points for the Engineers (5-8, 1-6 NEWMAC). Gabbie DePalo went 5-of-8 from the floor for 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Lyons improved to 6-7 on the year and 3-4 in conference action.
Facilities Closed, Basketball Games PostponedCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Due to inclement weather, MIT and all DAPER Facilities are closed today. In addition, tonight's New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) basketball games have been postponed. The men's game at WPI and the women's home tilt against Wheaton College will now be played on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 7:00 p.m.
MIT Falls to Smith, 54-38NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Libby Dutton scored 10 of her game high 14 points in the first half as the Smith College basketball team rolled to a 54-38 win over MIT on Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers (7-5, 4-2 NEWMAC) registered their fourth straight league win and sending the Engineers (5-7, 1-5 NEWMAC) to their fifth loss in six games.
Merrifield, Hunt Post Double-Doubles in Loss to ClarkCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A 29-5 run that spanned 13 minutes in the first half helped propel Clark University to a 63-50 victory over host MIT in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's basketball game on Wednesday night. Emily Reilly tallied a game-high 18 points, registering 11 during the pivotal stretch for the Cougars, who snapped a four-game skid and raised their record to 3-9 on the year and 2-3 in conference play. Anna Merrifield powered the Engineers (5-6, 1-4 NEWMAC) with 13 points, 11 rebounds, and three assists.
Women's Basketball Defeats Wheelock, 50-33CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the inaugural meeting between both programs, the MIT women’s basketball team emerged with a 50-33 victory over Wheelock College on Monday night. Lauren Sascha Burton led the Engineers (5-5) with a game-high 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including a 3-of-3 performance from behind the arc, while adding seven rebounds, four steals, and a block. Keneisha Milton powered the Wildcats (2-6) with 12 rebounds, 11 points, four steals, two assists, and one block.
Wellesley Tops Engineers, 46-27CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Despite a quick start by MIT, Wellesley College went on to record a 46-27 victory in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball game on Friday night. Lauren Sascha Burton tallied 10 rebounds, nine points, four steals, and two assists for the Engineers (4-5, 1-3 NEWMAC). Malia Maier posted a game-high 16 points to go along with eight boards, three assists, three steals, and a block for the Blue (7-1, 4-0 NEWMAC), which extended its winning streak to five games.
No. 8 Babson Overwhelms MIT, 70-40BABSON PARK, Mass. – The eighth-ranked Babson College women’s basketball team opened with a 16-0 run and never looked back as the Beavers defeated visiting MIT, 70-40, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest at Staake Gymnasium on Tuesday night. With their 28th straight conference victory, the Beavers improved to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the NEWMAC, while the Engineers slipped to 4-4 overall and 1-2 in league play.
Women's Basketball's Four-Game Winning Streak Snapped at SpringfieldSPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Led by a balanced attack, the Springfield College women's basketball team upped its record to 2-0 in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference play by defeating MIT, 54-36, this afternoon at Blake Arena. Kelly Murphy led the Pride, now 2-4 overall, with 11 points.
MIT Cruises Past Coast Guard, 59-24, in NEWMAC OpenerCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s basketball team kicked off New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play with a 59-24 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Tuesday night. The Engineers registered their first conference-opening win since the 2002-03 season and also surrendered the fewest points to a league opponent in program history. In addition, the Cardinal and Gray’s ledger of 4-2 equals its best start since the 2000-01 campaign.
Pena Picks Up NEWMAC Athlete of the Week AccoladesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following two solid outings in an undefeated week for the MIT women’s basketball team, freshman guard Tamara Pena was selected as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Athlete of the Week. She averaged 8.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 2.0 steals as the Engineers topped Pine Manor College and Fisher College.
Women's Basketball Doubles Up Fisher, 64-32CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Tamara Pena's 10 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, and three steals helped power the MIT women's basketball team to a 64-32 victory over non-conference foe Fisher College on Saturday afternoon. Winners of three straight, the Engineers (3-2) surrendered the program's fewest points in a game since the 2000-01 season and saw their percentage of bench scoring during the streak move to 43 percent.
MIT Rallies Past Pine Manor, 54-46CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a game of lead-changing runs, the MIT women’s basketball team came out on top with a 54-46 victory over non-conference foe Pine Manor College on Tuesday night. Stephanie Cooke paced the Engineers’ balanced attack with eight points to go along with eight rebounds, including six off the offensive glass. The Gators were led by Therline Dumeran, who amassed 18 rebounds, 12 points, four steals, and two blocks.
Merrifield Grabs 17 Rebounds as MIT Fights off Wilkes, 62-55CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the first meeting between both programs, the MIT women’s basketball team emerged with a 62-55 victory over Wilkes University in the third-place game of the Western New England College Golden Bear Hoop Classic on Saturday. Lauren Sascha Burton, who tallied seven points, six rebounds, three assists, and two blocks, represented the Engineers (1-2) on the All-Tournament Team.
Engineers Fall to MCLA at Golden Bear Hoop ClassicCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s basketball team was defeated by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), 58-40, in the opening round of the Golden Bear Hoop Classic hosted by Western New England College on Friday night. The Engineers (0-2) will square off with Wilkes University at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Third-Place game.
Women’s Basketball Edged Out by Wentworth, 50-46BOSTON, Mass. – Despite shooting 40.7 percent by MIT in the first half, the Wentworth Institute of Technology women’s basketball team battled for a 50-46 victory in the season-opener for both squads on Tuesday night.
MIT Announces 2010-11 Winter Sport SchedulesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT announced today its team schedules for the 2010-11 winter season. Eleven teams will compete, beginning with the rifle squad, whose season kicks off on October 2. A number of teams, including the mens basketball, mens and womens swimming & diving and mens and womens track & field are coming off extremely successful seasons, which culminated in appearances at their respective NCAA Championships. The womens basketball, mens and womens fencing, squash and mens volleyball schedules were also released.
MIT Ranks Fourth Among All NCAA Institutions in 2010 NCSA Collegiate Power RankingsCHICAGO, Ill. – The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) recently announced its eighth annual Collegiate Power Rankings. Following another tremendous year, the Engineers were listed fourth overall in securing their highest ranking in the history of the report. The NCSA Athletic Recruiting’s Collegiate Power Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The Power Rankings were developed to help prospective student athletes and their families evaluate the particular strengths of the top colleges and universities at the Division I, II and III levels.