2013 MIT Field Hockey News

June 3, 2014
MIT Collects Five Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT seniors Craig Cheney (Sherwood, Ore.), Joey Rafidi (Los Angeles, Calif.), Paul Syta (Fairport, N.Y.), Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) and Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.) were selected for Capital One Academic All-America At-Large honors as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Tuesday. The five awards tied for the highest tally among Division III programs this year and equaled the most recipients in Institute history which was first achieved during the 1998-99 academic year. MIT is the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and currently ranks third across all NCAA Divisions with 212 honorees.

May 15, 2014
MIT Places Three on Women’s Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Erin Meyer (Austin, Texas), Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) and Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.) were selected to the Capital One Academic All-District at-large team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday. The trio will represent the Engineers on the national ballot and will be in contention for Academic All-America honors to be revealed in June.

March 20, 2014
MIT Collects NFHCA Academic Accolades
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT field hockey team saw a program-record 13 student-athletes claim a spot on the National Academic squad, with four being named Scholars of Distinction, as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association this week. In addition, the Engineers collected their 12th straight National Academic Team Award by achieving a minimum 3.0 team GPA on a 4.0 scale during the 2013 fall semester.

February 12, 2014
Michelle Teplensky wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT senior Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) has won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, a competitive full-cost scholarship which will allow her to pursue a PhD in chemical engineering and biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, UK, in fall 2014.

December 13, 2013
Wharton Receives ECAC Field Hockey All-Star Honors
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – MIT senior Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.) was named to the first team of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Field Hockey Division III New England All-Star team, marking her second consecutive award from the association. The honor comes following her selection to the NEWMAC All-Conference first team and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association New England East Region first team.

November 18, 2013
Engineers Collect Trio of NFHCA All-Region Accolades
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the fifth year in a row, the MIT field hockey team received multiple all-region honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) as seniors Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.), Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.), and Erin Kenney (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) made the list. Wharton and Teplensky represented the Engineers on the New England East Region first team while Kenney was tabbed to the second team.

November 11, 2013
MIT Places Three on NEWMAC Field Hockey All-Conference Team
BOSTON, Mass. – MIT seniors Erin Kenney (Glen Ellyn, Ill.), Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.), and Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.) were named to the NEWMAC Field Hockey All-Conference Team as announced by the league on Monday. Teplensky and Wharton earned spots on the first team while Kenney was selected to the second team. In addition, the Engineers received the Sportsmanship Award which is voted upon by the student-athletes.

November 9, 2013
Field Hockey Falls to Mount Holyoke, 2-1, in NEWMAC Semifinal
WELLESLEY, Mass. – Playing in its fifth straight NEWMAC Tournament semifinal game, the MIT field hockey team fell to No. 16 Mount Holyoke College, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Engineers ended their season with a ledger of 14-5.

November 5, 2013
NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference Awards
BOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 62 athletes represented MIT on the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Fall 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.

November 5, 2013
Duffy Powers Field Hockey Past Smith, 3-0, in NEWMAC Quarterfinal
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) scored two goals and assisted on MIT’s third en route to a 3-0 victory over Smith College in a NEWMAC Tournament quarterfinal game on Tuesday night. With the win, the Engineers (14-4) will take on nationally-ranked No. 16 Mount Holyoke College in semifinal action slated for Saturday, Nov. 9 at Wellesley College. The Pioneers, meanwhile, saw their season close with a ledger of 11-8.

November 2, 2013
Field Hockey Rallies Past Babson, 4-2, on Senior Day
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Two goals during the final 12 minutes of regulation helped lift MIT past Babson College, 4-2, in NEWMAC field hockey action on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Engineers (13-4, 6-2 NEWMAC) secured the No. 3 seed in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament while the Beavers (10-8, 5-3 NEWMAC) claimed the No. 4 spot. Both squads will host a quarterfinal game on Tuesday, Nov. 5 with opponents to be announced following the conclusion of the regular season.

October 26, 2013
No. 18 Mount Holyoke Tops Engineers, 6-2
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Facing its second straight nationally-ranked opponent this week, the No. 19 MIT field hockey team fell to No. 18 Mount Holyoke College, 6-2, in a NEWMAC game on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Charlotte Wagner (West Chester, Pa.) produced one goal and three assists as junior Diana Banmann (Hannover, Germany) registered a hat-trick for the Lyons (14-1, 6-1 NEWMAC). Seniors Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.) and Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) provided the scoring for the Engineers (12-4, 5-2 NEWMAC).

October 23, 2013
MIT Field Hockey to Play4theCure
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT field hockey team will take on two foes at Jack Barry Field this Saturday – NEWMAC rival Mount Holyoke College and breast cancer. The Engineers will be joining recreational sports programs, middle schools, high schools, and colleges in participating in “Play4theCure”, an event sponsored by the National Foundation for Cancer Research that is dedicated to raising funds in support of cancer research.

October 22, 2013
No. 19 Field Hockey Falls to No. 13 Wellesley, 4-1
WELLESLEY, Mass. – In a battle of undefeated NEWMAC rivals, No. 13 Wellesley College tallied three second-half goals en route to a 4-1 victory over No. 19 MIT in field hockey action on Tuesday afternoon. Senior Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) posted the lone marker for the Engineers as their ledger moved to 12-3 overall and 5-1 in conference action.

October 19, 2013
Rigby Nets Two Goals in MIT's 3-1 Win over Smith
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Sophomore Siobhan Rigby (Richmond, Va.) scored two goals in leading the MIT field hockey team past Smith College, 3-1, in a NEWMAC game on Saturday. With the win, the No. 18 Engineers improved to 12-2 on the year and 5-0 in conference play.

October 16, 2013
MIT Falls to University of New England, 3-0
BIDDEFORD, Maine – Despite dominating the second half, the MIT field hockey team could not come back in a 3-0 loss to the University of New England on Wednesday night. With the defeat, the No. 18 Engineers saw their record lower to 11-2 on the season.

October 15, 2013
Coffrin Collects NEWMAC Field Hockey Honors
BOSTON, Mass. – Freshman Jane Coffrin (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) received the first recognition of her career from the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) as she was selected for Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week accolades. Coffrin became the third player this season from the nationally-ranked No. 18 Engineers to receive this conference honor.

October 12, 2013
Engineers Top Clark, 4-0, in Field Hockey
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three first-half goals powered No. 18 MIT past Clark University, 4-0, in a NEWMAC field hockey game on Saturday afternoon. Senior Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) paced the Engineers (11-1, 4-0 NEWMAC) with two goals as the Cougars saw their record dip to 7-6 on the year and 0-4 in conference play.

October 8, 2013
Teplensky Hat-trick Leads MIT Past Wheaton, 4-1
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Behind the strength of a natural hat-trick by senior Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.), the No. 18 MIT field hockey team defeated Wheaton College, 4-1, in a NEWMAC game on Tuesday night. Senior Emily Chick (Bangor, Maine) provided the lone marker for the Lyons who saw their ledger move to 4-9 on the year and 0-4 in conference play.

October 6, 2013
No. 15 Field Hockey Falls to No. 6 Middlebury, 5-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Facing its first nationally-ranked opponent this season, No. 15 MIT fell to No. 6 Middlebury College, 5-0, in a non-conference field hockey game on Sunday afternoon. Junior Catherine Fowler (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) generated a goal and an assist as the Panthers (8-2) handed the Engineers (9-1) their first loss of the year.

October 1, 2013
Field Hockey Receives Program's Highest NFHCA National Ranking
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Currently in the midst of the program’s longest stint on the Penn/Monto National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Poll, MIT climbed up two spots to No. 15 in the rankings on Tuesday. With their highest standing in team history, the Engineers were also joined by NEWMAC rivals Wellesley College (No. 16) and Mount Holyoke College (No. 20) for the second week in a row.

September 28, 2013
Duffy Scores Twice as Engineers Blank WPI, 2-0
WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) scored twice in the second half, lifting No. 17 MIT to a 2-0 victory over WPI in a NEWMAC field hockey game on Saturday. Senior Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.) and junior Caitlin Mackey (San Diego, Calif.) both earned an assist while sophomore goalie Evie Kyritsis (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) did not make a save as she earned her fourth shutout of the year for the Engineers (9-0, 2-0 NEWMAC).

September 26, 2013
No. 17 MIT Defeats Endicott, 4-2
BEVERLY, Mass. – Junior Caitlin Mackey (San Diego, Calif.) and senior Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) both produced a goal and an assist as the MIT field hockey team defeated Endicott College, 4-2, on Thursday night. With the win, the No. 17 Engineers improved to 8-0 on the year, setting a new program standard for consecutive wins to start the season.

September 25, 2013
Teplensky Collects ECAC Weekly Field Hockey Honors
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – MIT senior Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) earned her second accolade of the week as she was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Field Hockey New England Offensive Player of the Week. On Monday, she received the same recognition from the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference and was previously selected as the league’s Defensive Player of the Week.

September 24, 2013
Field Hockey Climbs Up NFHCA Coaches Poll
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After holding steady at No. 19 in the Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Coaches Poll for two weeks, the MIT field hockey team moved up to the 17th spot as announced by the association today. There was considerable movement within the poll, resulting in NEWMAC foes Wellesley College (No. 19) and Mount Holyoke College (No. 20) joining the Engineers on the list.

September 23, 2013
Teplensky Named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – Previously recognized by the NEWMAC for her defensive prowess earlier this season, MIT senior Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) was named the league’s Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. In a 2-0 week for the nationally-ranked No. 19 Engineers, she generated four goals and two assists.

September 21, 2013
No. 19 Engineers Hold off Springfield, 3-2
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Seniors Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) and Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) accounted for all of MIT’s scoring in a 3-2 NEWMAC field hockey victory over Springfield College on Saturday afternoon. Teplensky produced two goals and an assist while Duffy had one goal and an assist for the nationally-ranked No. 19 Engineers (7-0, 1-0 NEWMAC).

September 17, 2013
MIT Overpowers Lasell, 9-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A pair of first-half goals by seniors Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) and Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) helped propel the nationally-ranked No. 19 MIT field hockey team to a 9-0 victory over Lasell College on Tuesday night. The Engineers saw their ledger improve to 6-0 on the year while the Lasers’ record dipped to 3-3.

September 15, 2013
Field Hockey Downs Nichols, 4-1
DUDLEY, Mass. – A pair of goals by senior Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) helped propel the MIT field hockey team to a 4-1 victory over Nichols College in a game that concluded on Sunday after being suspended on Thursday, Sept. 12 due to lightning. With the win, the nationally-ranked No. 19 Engineers improved to 5-0 on the year.

September 10, 2013
Engineers Move Up on NFHCA Coaches Poll
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT field hockey team inched up to 19th on the Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFCHA) Division III Preseason Poll that was released today. The lone representative from the NEWMAC and one of six teams from New England, the Engineers were previously ranked 20th in the preseason standings.

September 10, 2013
No. 19 MIT Earns Hard-Fought 5-2 Victory over Gordon
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a scoreless first half, nationally-ranked No. 19 MIT battled Gordon College for a 5-2 victory in a non-conference field hockey game on Tuesday night. Seniors Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) and Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) along with junior Elizabeth Dethy (Morristown, N.J.) each produced a goal and an assist for the Engineers, who improved to 4-0 on the season. Juniors Katherine Bailey (Baltimore, Md.) and Courtney Scott (Herndon, Pa.) found the back of the net for the Fighting Scots as their ledger lowered to 3-1 for the year.

September 9, 2013
Kyritsis Named NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – For the second week in a row MIT earned NEWMAC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week accolades as sophomore goalie Evie Kyritsis (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) was selected for the award on Monday. In a 2-0 week for the nationally-ranked No. 20 Engineers, she compiled 17 saves and allowed one goal in 158 minutes of action.

September 7, 2013
MIT Rallies to Defeat UMass Dartmouth, 2-1, in 2OT
DARTMOUTH, Mass. – A breakaway goal by senior Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) 2:56 into the second overtime period lifted MIT to a 2-1 victory over UMass Dartmouth in a non-conference field hockey game on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the nationally-ranked No. 20 Engineers improved to 3-0 on the season.

September 5, 2013
Field Hockey Blanks Simmons, 3-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.) was a factor in all three of MIT’s goals in its 3-0 win over Simmons College in field hockey action on Thursday night. Along with a penalty stroke late in the first half, she earned a pair of assists as the nationally-ranked No. 20 Engineers improved to 2-0 on the year. The Sharks, meanwhile, saw their ledger lower to 1-1 for the season.

September 3, 2013
Teplensky Collects NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week Honors
BOSTON, Mass. – MIT senior Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) received the first NEWMAC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week selection of the 2013 season following her outstanding performance in the Engineers’ 10-0 victory over New England College last Friday.

August 30, 2013
No. 20 MIT Defeats New England College, 10-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A balanced scoring attack coupled with a solid defensive effort powered the nationally-ranked No. 20 MIT field hockey team to a 10-0 victory over New England College on Friday night. In the season-opener for both squads, senior Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) led the way with three goals and an assist.

August 27, 2013
Field Hockey Lands Spot on NFHCA Preseason Poll
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row, the MIT field hockey team secured a spot on the Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFCHA) Division III Preseason Poll announced today. The Engineers were voted No. 20 following a 2012 season that featured their third NEWMAC title in four years and a second-round appearance in the NCAA tournament.

August 20, 2013
MIT Voted to Top Spot in NEWMAC Field Hockey Preseason Poll
BOSTON, Mass. – In the inaugural New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Hockey Preseason Poll, defending champion MIT sat atop the standings courtesy of six first-place votes. Regular-season champion Babson College finished second in the rankings while Springfield College and Wellesley College tied for third.