|Year:||5th at MIT|
|College:||Tufts University '96|
Sonia Raman enters her fifth season as the head coach of
MIT’s women’s basketball program. In addition to
leading the Engineers on the court, she fills a key role as the
Assistant Director of Compliance for the nation’s most
expansive athletic program.
Prior to her arrival in Cambridge, Raman was the top assistant coach at Wellesley College. During her six-year tenure, she scouted opponents, assisted with practice and game planning, managed individual player skill and leadership development, and served as the Blue’s primary recruiter.
Raman began her intercollegiate coaching career with a two-year stint as an assistant coach at her alma mater Tufts University. A four-year player and a captain for the Jumbos, she graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. Raman went on to receive a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 2001.
|Year:||2nd at MIT|
|College:||Bentley University '07|
Lucia Robinson joined the MIT women's basketball coaching staff in the fall of 2011 after a three-year tenure at Lesley University. She arrived in Cambridge as an assistant coach and then assumed head coaching duties the next two seasons.
During her time with the Lynx, Robinson's squads were back-to-back New England Collegiate Conference champions, resulting in her becoming one of the youngest head coaches in the NCAA to win a league title. Prior to her time at Lesley, Robinson served as the assistant varsity basketball and junior varsity head softball coach at Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Mass. She has also coached at the Bentley University and Sarah Behn Summer Basketball Camps.
A Dean's List student, Robinson graduated from Bentley in 2007 with degrees in mathematics and psychology. During her senior campaign, the Falcons advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division II Tournament. Robinson went on to earn her Master's degree in math education from Lesley University.
|Year:||2nd at MIT|
|College:||Clark University '09|
Sara Hagstrom joined the MIT women's basketball coaching staff in the fall of 2011, marking her first intercollegiate coaching position. She previously served as an assistant coach with the Yarmouth High School varsity girls basketball team where she contributed to practice preparation and execution, scouted opponents, and worked individually with the guards.
A 2009 graduate of Clark University, Hagstrom was a two-year captain and played in 99 games, starting 77 including the final 76 consecutively. As a junior, she ranked 29th in the country in assists per game and then moved up to 21st during her senior campaign. Hagstrom was the recipient of the Alice M. Higgins Award which is given to one Clark University Female Student-Athlete on the basis of outstanding academic and athletic achievement. She was a three-time NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team selection and the Worcester (Mass.) Area College Basketball Association named her the co-MVP for Clark.
Hagstrom received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American government, graduated summa cum laude, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honors Society. She was a Dean's List student every semester and was recognized as a Who's Who Student of Clark University.
|Year:||4th at MIT|
Kimi Shirasaki enters her fourth year as an assistant coach with MIT following a standout playing career with the Engineers. Her responsibilities include assisting with practice and game coaching in addition to specializing in guard training.
A two-year captain, Shirasaki established the MIT records for assists in a game (13), season (139), and career (410) along with career free throw percentage (.761). She started every game the Engineers played and helped lead them to their first NEWMAC Tournament appearance in five seasons. At the conclusion of her senior year, Shirasaki was voted to the NEWMAC all-conference second team and received MIT's Pewter Bowl Award which recognizes a female senior who has shown the highest qualities of inspiration and leadership in contributing to women's athletics.
Shirasaki graduated from MIT in 2008 with a degree in mechanical engineering. A NEWMAC academic all-conference selection, she studied the advancement of high speed atomic force microscope technology for her undergraduate thesis.