Schott, DiDio Earn NEWMAC All-Conference AccoladesBOSTON, Mass. – For the 21st season in a row, the MIT women’s lacrosse team was represented on the NEWMAC All-Conference team as sophomores Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) and Isabella DiDio (Jenkintown Pa.) were honored by the league. First-time selections, Schott was tabbed to the first team while DiDio earned a spot on the second team.
NEWMAC Announces Spring Academic All-Conference AwardsBOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 74 athletes represented MIT on the 2014 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Spring Academic All-Conference Team. The Engineers finished the year with a conference-high 166 selections, followed by Springfield College with 104.
MIT Falls to Wheaton, 15-5, in NEWMAC SemifinalsNORTON, Mass. – Top-seeded and host Wheaton College strung together 10 unanswered goals as it went on to defeat No. 4 MIT, 15-5, in a NEWMAC Women’s Lacrosse Tournament semifinal game on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) paced the Engineers with three goals and three draw controls as they finished the season with an overall record of 12-6.
Women's Lacrosse Edges Out Mount Holyoke, 18-17, in NEWMAC Quarterfinal ThrillerCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore midfielder Isabella DiDio (Jenkintown, Pa.) netted the game-winning goal with 1:16 to play, lifting the fourth-seeded MIT women’s lacrosse team to an 18-17 come-from-behind victory over fifth-seeded Mount Holyoke College in the quarterfinal game of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament on Wednesday night.
Engineers Grind Out 22-19 Win over Mount Holyoke on Senior DayCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A 9-2 run that spanned 10 minutes in the first half proved to be the difference as MIT defeated Mount Holyoke College, 22-19, in the NEWMAC regular season finale on Saturday. With the victory, the Engineers (11-5, 4-3 NEWMAC) clinched the No. 4 seed for the upcoming NEWMAC Championship Tournament and will host a quarterfinal game on Wednesday, April 23. The Lyons (8-7, 3-4 NEWMAC), meanwhile, could make a return trip to Cambridge if they secure the No. 5 seed once conference action concludes.
Levy, DiDio Lead MIT in 15-11 Win Over EmersonBOSTON, Mass. – Five unanswered goals in the first half helped propel the MIT women’s lacrosse team to a 15-11 victory over NEWMAC foe Emerson College on Tuesday night. Freshman Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) amassed a game-high seven points on four goals and three assists for the Engineers who improved to 10-5 on the year and 3-3 in conference action.
Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Southern Maine, 16-15, in 2OTGORHAM, Maine – Despite holding a three-goal advantage late in regulation, the University of Southern Maine battled back to defeat the MIT women’s lacrosse team, 16-15, in double overtime on Sunday. Freshman Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) paced the Engineers (9-5) with four goals and added two groundballs.
Second-Half Surge Propels Wheaton Past MIT, 11-6NORTON, Mass. – Wheaton College rattled off six goals over the course of 15 minutes in the second half en route to an 11-6 victory over MIT in a NEWMAC women’s lacrosse tilt on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Isabella DiDio (Jenkintown, Pa.) tallied three goals, one assist, four groundballs, and three draw controls for the Engineers (9-4, 2-3 NEWMAC).
Engineers Rally to Defeat Wellesley, 15-14, in OTCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Trailing by four with eight minutes left to play, MIT mounted a 5-1 run to force overtime where freshman Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) scored the game-winning goal as the Engineers defeated Wellesley College, 15-14, in a NEWMAC women’s lacrosse game on Tuesday night. Sophomore Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) led all players with six goals as MIT improved to 9-3 on the year and 2-2 in NEWMAC play. Junior Meghan Peterson (Glastonbury, Conn.) paced the Blue (4-8, 1-3 NEWMAC) with four goals and added two groundballs and two draw controls.
Women's Lacrosse Fights Off Short-handed Smith for 20-13 VictoryCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A four-goal run late in regulation helped the MIT women’s lacrosse team thwart a comeback attempt by Smith College and secure a 20-13 NEWMAC victory on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) generated a game-high six points on four goals and two assists for the Engineers (7-3, 1-0 NEWMAC). The Pioneers (1-10, 0-3 NEWMAC), playing with only 10 field players, saw sophomore Olivia Timmins (Medford, Mass.) and freshman Anne Zawacki (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) record hat-tricks.
Keene State Edges MIT, 13-12, in OvertimeKEENE, N.H. – Keene State College scored 1:54 into overtime and turned away a pair of MIT free-position shots to hold on for a 13-12 non-conference women’s lacrosse victory on Thursday night. Sophomore Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) led all players with seven goals and added three draw controls for the Engineers, whose ledger lowered to 7-3 on the year.
Balanced Attack Powers Engineers Past Framingham State, 18-2CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s lacrosse team saw 10 players earn a point in its 18-2 victory over Framingham State University on Tuesday night. Sophomore Isabella DiDio (Jenkintown, Pa.) paced the Engineers (7-2) with a game-high five goals. For the Rams (2-4), freshman Amy Rotger (Revere, Mass.) recorded both of their goals.
MIT Falls to Springfield in Women's LacrosseSPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Host Springfield College generated 15 unanswered goals spanning both halves en route to a 17-4 victory over MIT in a NEWMAC women’s lacrosse game on Saturday. Sophomore Isabella DiDio (Jenkintown, Pa.) paced the Engineers (6-2, 0-2 NEWMAC) with two goals and two groundballs.
Engineers Blank Dallas, 20-0IRVING, Texas – Playing the program’s first game against a team from the Lone Star State, the MIT women’s lacrosse team topped the University of Dallas, 20-0, on Tuesday night. The shutout was the first for the Engineers (6-1) since they began intercollegiate varsity play in 1993 while their goal total was one shy of tying the Institute record.
Second-Half Surge Powers Babson Past MIT, 13-4, in NEWMAC OpenerCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Babson College outscored MIT, 8-1, in the second half as it went on to record a 13-4 victory in the NEWMAC women’s lacrosse opener for both teams on Saturday. Sophomore Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) paced the Engineers (5-1, 0-1 NEWMAC) with two goals, an assist, six groundballs, and six draw controls. The Beavers (2-5, 1-0 NEWMAC) were led by junior Rachel Secrist (Westford, Mass.), who racked up six goals, an assist, five groundballs, and two caused turnovers.
Women's Lacrosse Comes From Behind to Defeat Gordon, 12-10WENHAM, Mass. – MIT generated six goals during the first 7:22 of the second half en route to a 12-10 victory over Gordon College on Tuesday night. Sophomore Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) amassed eight goals, including five during the Engineers’ (5-0) game-changing run, while adding five draw controls and three groundballs.
Tech Overpowers Eastern Connecticut, 17-6CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s lacrosse team rattled off eight unanswered goals to start the game as it went on to defeat Eastern Connecticut State University, 17-6, in a non-conference women’s lacrosse tilt on Tuesday night. Freshman Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) led the way for the Engineers (4-0) with seven goals on seven shots while senior Erin Conn (Moriches, N.Y.) paced the Warriors (0-4) with four goals and six draw controls.
Isabella DiDio Collects NEWMAC Weekly HonorsBOSTON, Mass. – MIT sophomore Isabella DiDio (Jenkintown, Pa.) was named the NEWMAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after tallying 16 goals, one assist, and 17 draw controls as the Engineers have opened the season with a 3-0 ledger.
Engineers Rally to Defeat Roger Williams, 14-12CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Six second-half goals by sophomore Isabella DiDio (Jenkintown, Pa.) helped fuel MIT’s 14-12 come-from-behind victory over Roger Williams University in a non-conference women’s lacrosse game on Saturday. DiDio finished with a game-high seven goals and seven draw controls for the Engineers (3-0), who are enjoying their best start in program history. For the Hawks (0-3), junior Kristen Pingree (Georgetown, Mass.) led the way with three goals and an assist.
MIT Tops Lasell, 18-12NEWTON, Mass. – The MIT women’s lacrosse team outscored host Lasell College, 8-3, during the final 23 minutes of regulation en route to an 18-12 victory on Tuesday afternoon. Sophomore Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) amassed six goals, seven draw controls, and two groundballs as the Engineers improved to 2-0 on the season.
Women's Lacrosse Defeats Mount Ida, 18-9, in Season OpenerCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the first meeting between both programs, the MIT women’s lacrosse team came out on top as it defeated Mount Ida College, 18-9, on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Isabella DiDio (Jenkintown, Pa.) and freshman Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) paced the Engineers (1-0) with six goals apiece while freshman Rebecca Beaulieu (Weare, N.H.) led the Mustangs (0-1) with four goals.
Military MedicineCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT senior Laura Lu’s (Rockville, Md.) years at MIT have included cancer research, ROTC leadership, and prosthesis trials — and she aims to put her talents to use one day as a Navy surgeon.