2014-15 MIT Women's Basketball News

March 16, 2015
Kordell and Drammis Collect Regional Postseason Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) recently announced its postseason honors with the MIT women’s basketball team being represented on two lists. Senior Mari Kordell (Ijamsville, Md.) was selected to the Senior Classic while junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C) was voted to the All-Region Second Team. In addition, Drammis secured a spot on the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Second Team.

March 3, 2015
Sabrina Drammis Voted to NEWMAC All-Conference First Team
BOSTON, Mass. – For the first time since 2003 the MIT women’s basketball team secured a spot on the NEWMAC All-Conference First Team as junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) received the honor on Tuesday. She joins former NEWMAC Athlete of the Year, Crystal Russell ’03, as the Engineers’ only first-team selections. In addition, the Cardinal and Gray received the Sportsmanship Award, which is voted upon by the league’s student-athletes.

February 25, 2015
MIT Falls to Coast Guard, 81-56, in NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Tournament
NEW LONDON, Conn. – For the second year in a row, the MIT women’s basketball team saw its season come to an end in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC Tournament as the No. 6 Engineers fell to No. 3 U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 81-56, on Wednesday night. MIT closed the year with a record of 11-15, marking its fourth consecutive campaign with at least 10 wins.

February 24, 2015
NEWMAC Announces Winter Academic All-Conference Awards
BOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 38 athletes represented MIT on the 2015 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Winter Academic All-Conference Team. Criteria includes a minimum GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale, achieving second year academic status at his or her institution, and being a member of a varsity team for the entire season.

February 24, 2015
Drammis Named to Capital One Academic All-America First Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The College Sports Information Directors of America voted MIT junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) to the Capital One Academic All-America Women’s Basketball first team as announced by the association on Tuesday. She is the first player since Sharon Prange ’07 in 2007 to receive this award and eighth overall while also earning the program’s fourth first-team selection.

February 23, 2015
Sabrina Drammis Secures Spot on NEWBA Honor Roll
KEENE, N.H. – MIT junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) was tabbed to the New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) weekly honor roll for the second time this season as announced by the organization on Monday. This is the third time she has been recognized by NEWBA as she received Player of the Week accolades on December 1.

February 21, 2015
Drammis Records 1000th Point as Coast Guard Rallies to Defeat MIT, 58-55
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Three free throws during the final 17 seconds of regulation capped off a second-half rally that helped the U.S. Coast Guard Academy come from behind to defeat MIT, 58-55, in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Saturday. Despite the setback, the Engineers (11-14, 7-9) will continue their season in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC Tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

February 18, 2015
Women’s Basketball Grinds out 53-31 Victory over Wellesley on Senior Day
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – An 18-3 run during the final 10 minutes of regulation propelled the MIT women’s basketball team to a 53-31 victory over Wellesley College in a NEWMAC game on Wednesday night. Senior Osheiza Otori (Metairie, La.) led all players with 14 points and four assists as the Engineers improved to 11-13 on the year and 7-8 in conference play. Senior Morgyne Weaver (Oklahoma City, Okla.) paced a balanced outing for the Blue (7-16, 4-11 NEWMAC) with nine rebounds and seven points.

February 14, 2015
Engineers Fall to Springfield, 70-55
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield College put together a 24-10 run during the last eight minutes of the first half en route to a 70-55 victory over MIT in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon. Junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) produced a game-high 19 points and added 10 rebounds for the Engineers, whose record lowered to 10-13 on the season and 6-8 in conference play.

February 11, 2015
MIT Cruises Past Mount Holyoke, Sweeps Season Series, 62-39
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) recorded her 15th double-double of the season with 24 points and 13 rebounds as the Engineers cruised past Mount Holyoke College, 62-39, on Wednesday evening in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play.

February 7, 2015
Women's Basketball Holds off Clark, 47-44
WORCESTER, Mass. – For the second game in a row, junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) hit key free throws late in regulation as she helped the MIT women’s basketball team defeat NEWMAC foe Clark University, 47-44, on Saturday. Drammis drained both of her shots at the charity stripe with 1:12 to go and then added another with six seconds left to finish with 13 points along with nine rebounds and two blocks for the Engineers (9-12, 5-7 NEWMAC).

February 6, 2015
Drammis Receives Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday. She will represent the Engineers on the national ballot and will contend for Academic All-America honors to be voted on later this month. MIT is the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and ranks third across all NCAA divisions with 221 honors.

February 4, 2015
MIT Comes From Behind to Defeat Emerson, 66-65, in Women's Hoops Thriller
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Trailing by seven with 1:27 remaining in regulation, MIT rattled off nine unanswered points and held on for a 66-65 victory over Emerson College in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Wednesday night. Junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) drained two free throws with 18 seconds on the clock to put the Engineers ahead for good as she totaled 20 points, 14 rebounds, and four steals. Senior Kristin Brice (Indiana, Pa.), who amassed a game-high 23 points to go along with 10 rebounds, four blocks, and a steal for the Lions, converted the first of her two shots at the charity stripe with six ticks left to set up the final score.

January 29, 2015
Drammis Leads Women’s Basketball in Loss to Babson
BABSON PARK, Mass. – Junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) amassed 24 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and four steals as the MIT women’s basketball team fell to Babson College, 74-58, in a NEWMAC game on Thursday night. With the loss, the Engineers’ record dipped to 7-12 on the year and 3-7 in conference play.

January 24, 2015
WPI Tops Engineers, 62-49
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Clinging to a six-point lead with 1:46 left to play, WPI went 7-of-8 at the charity stripe to secure a 62-49 victory over MIT in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon. Senior Dani Davis (East Granby, Conn.) led all scorers with 19 points and grabbed five rebounds for WPI (12-6, 4-5 NEWMAC) while senior Mari Kordell (Ijamsville, Md.) paced MIT (7-11, 3-6 NEWMAC) with 16 points and three assists.

January 21, 2015
Wheaton Thwarts Comeback Bid, Defeats MIT Women’s Basketball, 54-52
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A put-back by junior Kiley Shoemaker (Fayetteville, N.Y.) with 52 seconds left to play was enough to help Wheaton College hold on for a 54-52 victory over MIT in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Wednesday night. Junior Maya Ramachandran (Fremont, Calif.) paced the Engineers (7-10, 3-5 NEWMAC) with 14 points in addition to producing five rebounds and two blocks. Senior Abbie Brickley (Sandy, Utah) also tallied a team-high 14 points for the Lyons, who improved to 12-5 on the year and 8-1 in conference play.

January 17, 2015
MIT Rallies to Defeat Coast Guard, 63-53
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A 12-3 run that spanned three minutes late in the second half helped propel the MIT women’s basketball team to a 63-53 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in a NEWMAC game on Saturday afternoon. Junior Maya Ramachandran (Fremont, Calif.), one of three Engineers to reach double-digits in scoring, led all players with 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting to go along with eight rebounds and two blocks. Junior Meghan Fornaro (Charlton, Mass.) paced the Bears with 14 points and two steals as they record slipped to 7-7 on the year and 3-4 in conference play.

January 15, 2015
Emerson Edges Out Engineers, 67-62
BOSTON, Mass. – Despite numerous rallies in the second half, Emerson College held on to defeat MIT, 67-62, in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Thursday night. Junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) amassed a career-high 22 rebounds, just four shy of breaking the Institute record, in addition to scoring 11 points for the Engineers (6-9, 2-4 NEWMAC).

January 12, 2015
Sabrina Drammis Secures Spot on NEWBA Honor Roll
KEENE, N.H. – For the second time this season, MIT junior Sabrina Drammis’s (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) performances were recognized by the New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) as she was voted to its weekly honor roll on Monday. She was previously tabbed for NEWBA Player of the Week accolades on December 1.

January 10, 2015
Ilutzi Leads Women’s Basketball in 70-62 Win over Smith
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Sophomore Liana Ilutzi (East Hanover, N.J.) tallied a career-high 24 points to go along with a game-high six assists as the MIT women’s basketball team defeated Smith College, 70-62, in a NEWMAC game on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Engineers ended their three-game skid and improved to 6-8 on the year and 2-3 in conference action.

January 7, 2015
Drammis and Ramachandran Post Double-Doubles in 65-61 Loss to Wheaton
NORTON, Mass. – In a game of runs, host Wheaton College came up on top as it scored four points during the final 50 seconds to claim a 65-61 win over MIT in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Wednesday night. Junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) nearly registered a triple-double for the Engineers (5-8, 1-3 NEWMAC) as she compiled a team-high 25 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists.

January 3, 2015
Springfield Holds off Engineers for 59-47 Victory
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Springfield College generated a 16-4 run over the course of seven minutes in the second half and then fought off a late rally by MIT to secure a 59-47 NEWMAC women’s basketball win on Saturday afternoon. Junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) registered a double-double for the Engineers (5-7, 1-2 NEWMAC) on 12 points and 11 rebounds while senior Jaimie Bickelhaupt (Brookfield, Conn.) paced the Pride (7-4, 3-0 NEWMAC) with 12 points to go along with seven rebounds and two steals.

December 31, 2014
MIT Falls to Bowdoin, 63-45, in Coastal Maine Classic Championship
BRUNSWICK, Maine – In the first meeting between both programs since the 1992-93 season and the second overall, host Bowdoin College topped the MIT women's basketball team, 63-45, in the title game of the Coastal Maine Classic on Wednesday. Junior Maya Ramachandran (Fremont, Calif.) produced a team-high 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, and two steals as she represented the Engineers (5-6) on the All-Tournament Team.

December 30, 2014
Strong Shooting Leads Women's Basketball Past Bates, 84-71
BRUNSWICK, Maine – Playing its first game in almost three weeks, the MIT women’s basketball team shot 64.7 percent from the floor and saw four players reach double digits in an 84-71 victory over Bates College in the first day of action at the Bowdoin College Coastal Maine Classic on Tuesday. Junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) led all players with 28 points and 12 rebounds in addition to dishing out three assists for the Engineers (5-5), who will close out the tournament against the host Polar Bears at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

December 11, 2014
Endicott Battles MIT for 69-65 Victory in Women’s Basketball
BEVERLY, Mass. – Host Endicott College generated four points during the final seven seconds of regulation to capture a 69-65 victory over MIT in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Thursday night. Junior Maya Ramachandran (Fremont, Calif.) tallied a career-high 21 points to go along with 11 rebounds, three blocks, and two steals for the Engineers (4-5).

December 9, 2014
Comeback Bid Falls Short as Framingham State Holds off MIT, 58-55
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Despite coming within one point with 2:11 left to play, MIT could not overcome the deficit as Framingham State University went on to record a 58-55 non-conference women’s basketball victory on Tuesday night. Junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) led all players with 21 points and 10 rebounds while adding three assists, three blocks, and two steals in 40 minutes of action for the Engineers (4-4).

December 6, 2014
Engineers Defeat Mount Holyoke, 75-56
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – MIT outscored Mount Holyoke College, 24-9, during the first 11 minutes of the second half and then survived an 18-5 rally by the hosts to capture a 75-56 NEWMAC women’s basketball victory on Saturday afternoon. Junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) generated a career-high 29 points and a game-high 15 rebounds as the Engineers improved to 4-3 on the season and 1-1 in conference play.

December 3, 2014
Babson Tops Women's Basketball, 79-56, in NEWMAC Opener
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A pair of runs, one that spanned both halves and another that lasted six minutes in the second frame, helped propel Babson College to a 79-56 victory over the MIT women’s basketball team in the NEWMAC opener for both squads on Wednesday night. Sophomore Giovanna Pickering (Hull, Mass.) led all players with 22 points and added three assists for the Beavers (4-1, 1-0 NEWMAC). Junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) registered her third straight double-double for the Engineers (3-3, 0-1 NEWMAC) on 19 points and a game-high 11 rebounds while also dishing out four assists.

December 1, 2014
Sabrina Drammis Named NEWBA Player of the Week
KEENE, N.H. – Following a pair of victories during the past week, MIT junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) was tabbed for New England Women’s Basketball Association Player of the Week accolades. In two games, she compiled 44 points, 24 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks while playing all 80 minutes.

November 29, 2014
Second-Half Run Powers MIT to 66-49 Win over Simmons
BOSTON, Mass. – With the game tied at 44 with eight minutes remaining in regulation, MIT mounted a 22-5 run to capture a 66-49 victory over Simmons College in non-conference women’s basketball action on Saturday. Junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) amassed a game-high 22 points and 14 rebounds to go along with four assists, two steals, and two blocks for the Engineers (3-2).

November 23, 2014
Women’s Basketball Fights Off Westfield State for a 65-56 Win
WATERVILLE, Maine – In a game of runs, MIT put together a 17-7 surge late in the second half to defeat Westfield State University, 65-56, in Sunday’s portion of the Colby College Classic. Junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) paced the Engineers (2-2) with her second double-double of the season on 22 points and 10 rebounds.

November 22, 2014
Late Rally Falls Short as Colby Holds Off MIT, 59-47
WATERVILLE, Maine – Although the MIT women’s basketball team came within six points twice during the final minute of regulation, it could not overcome the deficit as host Colby College went on to register a 59-47 victory in Saturday’s game of the Colby College Classic. Junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) led all players with 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting and added nine rebounds, two steals, and two blocks for the Engineers (1-2).

November 16, 2014
Engineers Come From Behind to Defeat Southern Vermont, 86-70
MILTON, Mass. – A 20-3 second-half run propelled the MIT women’s basketball team to an 86-70 come-from-behind victory over Southern Vermont College in the consolation game of the Curry College Tip Off Tournament on Sunday afternoon. In the first meeting between both programs, the Engineers (1-1) saw juniors Maya Ramachandran (Fremont, Calif.) and Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) register double-doubles while senior Mari Kordell (Ijamsville, Md.) also reached double digits in scoring.

November 15, 2014
Women’s Basketball Falls to Saint Joseph’s, 73-50, in Season Opener
MILTON, Mass. – Playing in the Curry College Tip Off Tournament, the MIT women’s basketball team fell to Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, 73-50, on Saturday afternoon. The loss puts the Engineers in Sunday’s consolation game where they will face Southern Vermont College at 1:00 p.m.