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).
Dixon and Hansen Earn Academic All-District AccoladesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT student-athletes Keri Dixon and Leslie Hansen were recently named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 1 Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Dixon, Techs starting goalkeeper in field hockey, and Hansen, a four-year member of the womens tennis team, were honored as part of the At-Large category, which encompasses all NCAA sponsored sports without a specific award. Both were tabbed to the Third Team All-District.
MIT Field Hockey Places Seven on NFHCA Academic SquadCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) announced the selections for the National Academic squad on Thursday and MIT picked up seven individual honorees, while the entire team was also recognized for its academic success. As a team, the Engineers finished with a cumulative grade point average of 3.36, to earn the National Academic Team Award for the eighth consecutive season.
Silva Tabbed as New England East Coach of the YearCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Following the most successful season in program history, MITs Cheryl Silva was named the New England East Region Coach of the Year by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) yesterday. Silva, who previously received similar accolades from the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), helped lead the Engineers to an Institute record, 18 wins, and the first ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Freshman Molly McShane had previously been named the New England East Player of the Year by the NFHCA, giving Tech both the top player and coach in the region.
Molly McShane Garners New England East Player of the Year, All-America HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT field hockey team earned additional accolades this week, on the heels of its incredible run in the NCAA Division III tournament, as Molly McShane was selected as the New England East Regional Player of the Year and a Second Team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). In addition, teammate Keri Dixon, Anna Teruya and Kimberly Barker were named to the NFHCA All-Region teams.
Field Hockey Falls to Tufts, 5-1, In NCAA Second RoundMEDFORD, Mass. The MIT field hockey team dropped a 5-1 decision today at the hands of nationally-ranked no. four Tufts University, in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday, bringing to an end the Engineers record breaking 2009 campaign. The Jumbos (17-1) jumped ahead early and held on to win the game, which was played in wet and windy conditions at Bello Field on the Tufts campus. Techs season comes to a close with a final record of 18-5, the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament Championship and the programs first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
NEWMAC Announces Academic All-Conference TeamsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference recently announced the 2009 NEWMAC Fall Academic All-Conference Team. Thirty-five MIT athletes were recognized by the conference for their performance in the classroom.
MIT Field Hockey Earns First Ever NCAA Tournament WinDUDLEY, Mass. Making the first appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament in program history, the MIT field hockey team picked up a hard-fought, 2-1, decision over Nichols College on Wednesday night at Vendetti Field. The Engineers opened up a two-goal lead in the first half and withstood a furious, late rally to advance past the host Bison. Kimberly Barker and Ekavali Mishra found the scoring column and Keri Dixon had another spectacular performance in net to help the Cardinal and Grey earn its 18th win in this record-breaking campaign. Nichols season comes to an end at 18-4.
Cheryl Silva Earns NEWMAC Coach of the Year HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. After helping MIT capture its first ever New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Hockey Tournament Championship on Sunday, Cheryl Silva was rewarded with the conferences Coach of the Year award, as voted on by the leagues coaches. In addition to Silvas accolades, four Engineers were named to the All-Conference Team. Keri Dixon, Molly McShane and Anna Teruya picked up First Team plaudits while Kimberly Barker made the Second Team.
Kameron Klauber Named NEWMAC Player of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. After helping lead MIT to the 2009 New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Hockey Championship, Kameron Klauber picked up NEWMAC Player of the Week honors on Monday. Klauber was instrumental in helping MIT capture its first ever NEWMAC title as well as the program's first berth into the Division III NCAA Championship. The Engineers defeated Mount Holyoke, 2-0, in the semifinals before upending defending champion, Springfield, in Sundays title game.
MIT Wins 2009 NEWMAC Field Hockey ChampionshipWELLESLEY, Mass. - Four different goal-scorers lifted the MIT field hockey team to a 4-2 victory over Springfield College in the 2009 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament Championship held at Wellesley College. The Engineers, the number-two seed, ousted the fourth-seeded Pride, the five-time defending NEWMAC Tournament Champions.
MIT Blanks Mount Holyoke 2-0 to Advance to NEWMAC FinalWELLESLEY, Mass. - Two goals in the last twelve minutes of play lifted MIT past Mount Holyoke 2-0 in NEWMAC semifinal play Saturday at Wellesley College. Anna Teruya and Kimberly Barker scored to advance the Engineers to a championship matchup with Springfield College. It is the first appearance in the conference title game for Tech since the 1996 NEW 8 Championship.
MIT Downs Babson, 3-0, In NEWMAC Tournament QuarterfinalCAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT received goals from Kimberly Barker, Danielle Smith and Kameron Klauber, along with a stellar effort in net by Keri Dixon, to defeat visiting Babson, 3-0, in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) field hockey quarterfinal on Saturday at Jack Barry Field. With the win, the Engineers (15-4) avenge an overtime loss to the Beavers in the regular season and advance to the NEWMAC Semifinals for the first time since 2003. Babsons season comes to a close at 11-8.
Kimberly Barker Tabbed NEWMAC Player of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Following a 2-0 week, in which the MIT field hockey team moved into a third-place tie in the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), freshman Kimberly Barker was named the leagues Player of the Week. The Engineers defeated Wheaton and Mount Holyoke last week to improve to 13-4, matching the second best win total in program history, and 4-3 in conference play.
Barker's Hat Trick Keys MIT Victory Over Mount HolyokeCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Kimberly Barker recorded her first career hat trick while senior Ekavali Mishra added a goal and three assists as MIT downed Mount Holyoke, 7-1, in a key New England Womens and Mens Atheltic Conference (NEWMAC) field hockey match-up Saturday. With the win the Engineers (13-4) improve to 4-3 in NEWMAC play and move into a four-way tie for third place, with one league game remaining. The loss drops the Lyons ledger to 9-7 overall and 4-4 in the NEWMAC, as they closed out their conference slate today.
Field Hockey Outlasts Wheaton, 1-0, In OvertimeNORTON, Mass. - Freshman Kimberly Barker scored 2:45 into overtime to lift Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) past Wheaton College, 1-0 on Tuesday in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) field hockey contest on Clark Field during the Lyons' regular season home finale.
MIT Wins Second Straight with 3-1 Decision Over SmithENFIELD, Conn. - Smith fell to New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opponent MIT on Saturday evening on the turf at Enrio Fermi High School. The loss drops the Pioneers to 3-9 overall, 0-5 in NEWMAC. The Engineers improved to 11-4 overall, 2-3 in NEWMAC.
Wellesley Downs MIT, 5-1CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Molly Morrow scored twice, with both goals coming off of penalty corners, as Wellesley College handed MIT its second straight defeat, 5-1, in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) field hockey action Saturday. The Engineers ledger drops to 9-4 (1-3 NEWMAC) while the Blue now stand at 8-5 and are unbeaten in NEWMAC play at 3-0.
MIT Falls to Babson, 3-2, In OvertimeCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Jess Paladino found Sarah Fredlund for the game-winning goal just over 10 minutes into overtime as Babson downed the MIT field hockey team, 3-2, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action Tuesday night. The loss was the first for the Engineers in seven tries at Jack Barry Field this year and drops their overall record to 9-3 (1-2 NEWMAC). Babson improves to 7-3 overall and 2-1 in NEWMAC play.
Oleinik Named NEWMAC Player of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Jessica Oleinik has been named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Hockey Player of the Week, as MIT picked up two key wins this week, including the programs first ever defeat of Springfield College on Saturday. Oleinik recorded three goals in the two games to help the Engineers improve to 9-2 and 1-1 in NEWMAC play.
MIT to Take Part in Play 4 the Cure SaturdayCAMBRIDGE, Mass.The MIT field hockey team will participate in the Play 4 the Cure effort in conjunction with the Susan G. Komen Foundation this Saturday, October 10. The Cardinal and Grey welcome Wellesley College to Jack Barry Field at 1:00 p.m. A table will be set at the entrance to the field prior to the Saturdays game to collect donations and distribute breast cancer awareness information.
MIT Holds Off Springfield, 4-2, for First Conference WinCAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT opened up a four-goal lead and withstood a late rally to defeat Springfield, 4-2, in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) field hockey action on a soggy Jack Barry Field Saturday. The win was the first for the Engineers in sixteen tries against the Pride, in a series that began in 1986. Jessica Oleinik led the way for Tech, with her team leading 11th and 12th markers, as it improved to 9-2 on the season and 1-1 in NEWMAC play. MIT also remains a perfect 6-0 at home this year. The loss drops Springfield to 5-5 (1-1 NEWMAC).
Strong Second Half Leads Engineers Past GullsBEVERLY, Mass. MIT scored a pair of goals in the second half to down the Endicott College Gulls, 2-1, in field hockey action on Tuesday night. Jessica Oleinik and Katie Kauffman helped MIT improve to 8-2 overall while the Gulls drop to 4-5. Endicotts Anna Giannoni scored the Gulls lone goal of the contest.
Engineers Fall to WPI, 2-1, In OvertimeWORCESTER, Mass. - Senior Kelly Johnson scored the equalizer with just 1:26 to go in regulation and Celena Dopart broke the deadlock with the game-winner 4:05 into overtime to give WPI a thrilling 2-1 victory over visiting MIT in NEWMAC Field Hockey action on Saturday afternoon. The win gives WPI its first conference win of the season (1-0), improving to 7-1 overall. MIT falls to 7-2 overall and 0-1 in the conference.
Field Hockey Win Streak Stopped at SevenDUDLEY, Mass. - The Nichols College field hockey team remained undefeated on the season and extended its win streak to eight games Tuesday evening with a 3-0 home victory over MIT at Vendetti Field. Nichols, which is off to its best start in program history, received a goal and two assists from first year Emily Widdison. The loss marks the first on the season for the Engineers, who stand at 7-1.
Engineers Improve to 7-0, Win Betty Richey TournamentPOUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. The MIT field hockey team won a pair of games over the weekend to win the Betty Richey Tournament hosted by Vassar College and improve its ledger to 7-0, the best start in program history. The seven-game win streak is one short of the Institute record, set during a 13-3 campaign in 1995. The Engineers opened the weekend with a 3-2 win over Manhattanville on Saturday and followed that up by besting the host Brewers by the same score Sunday to capture the tournament title for the second time in three years.
MIT Posts Second Straight Shutout Against SimmonsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Six different players found their way into scoring column as the MIT field hockey team downed visiting Simmons, 9-0, Thursday night at Jack Barry Field. Freshman Molly McShane recorded her first career hat-trick to lead the Engineers, who improved to 5-0 while matching the programs longest win streak since 1998. With the loss, the Sharks ledger drops to 0-4 on the year.
Field Hockey Improves to 4-0 With Convincing Win Over LasellCAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT tallied three goals in the games first 11 minutes en route to a convincing, 8-0, victory over Lasell College in non-conference field hockey action Tuesday at Jack Barry Field. Leading scorer, Jessica Oleinik, paced the Engineers with three goals and an assist, as the team won its fourth straight to open the season. Lasell dropped to 0-2 on the year with the loss.
Anna Teruya Collects Weekly AccoladesCAMBRIDGE, Mass.After helping lead MIT to its best start in 12 years, sophomore Anna Teruya was named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Hockey Co-Player of the Week. Teruya recorded four goals last week, including a dramatic game-winner against UMass-Dartmouth Saturday, as the Engineers began the season with three straight wins.
Late Goal Propels Field Hockey to 2-1 Win Over UMass-DartmouthCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Anna Teruyas blast from the top of the circle found the back of the net with just 7:41 remaining to break a one-all tie and lead MIT to a thrilling victory over UMass-Dartmouth in non-conference field hockey action Saturday afternoon at Jack Barry Field. With the win the Engineers improve to 3-0, the programs best start since 1997. The Corsairs fall to 0-1 on the year.
Engineers Hold Off Gordon, 6-3CAMBRIDGE, Mass.Five different Engineers figured into the scoring, as MIT picked up a 6-3 win over Gordon College in non-conference field hockey action on a sunny afternoon at Jack Barry Field. Freshman Kimberly Barker led the way for the Engineers (2-0), tallying the first two goals of her intercollegiate career, along with an assist. With the loss, the Fighting Scots fell to 0-2 on the season.
MIT Opens Season With 7-2 Win Over NECCAMBRIDGE, Mass.Jessica Oleinik led a potent offensive attack, scoring four goals, as MIT opened its 2009 campaign with a win over New England College, 7-2, in non-conference field hockey action Tuesday night. The Engineers snapped a three-game losing streak to the Pilgrims and won their season opener for the first time since 2005.