2015 MIT Women's Lacrosse News

June 8, 2015
Young and Schott Represent MIT on ECAC Women’s Lacrosse All-Star Team
DANBURY, Conn. – Freshman Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) made history for the MIT women’s lacrosse program with her selection as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Women’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Year. She also secured a spot on the All-Star attack second team while junior Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) was voted to the midfield second team.

May 11, 2015
Schott and Young Named to IWLCA All-Region Team
GRAND LAKE, Colo. – MIT junior Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) and freshman Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) were named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) all-region team as announced by the association on Monday. The Engineers’ first selections since 2009, Schott was voted to the first team while Young was placed on the second team.

May 10, 2015
MIT's Historic Season Ends With 19-9 Loss to Middlebury in NCAA Tournament
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Despite a tight start to its NCAA tournament second-round game, sixth-ranked Middlebury College pulled away to defeat the MIT women's lacrosse team 19-9, on Sunday morning.

May 9, 2015
Engineers Cruise to 19-5 Victory over Regis in NCAA First Round
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – In the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance, the MIT women’s lacrosse team scored the first 12 goals of the game en route to a 19-5 win over Regis College in first round action at Middlebury College on Saturday. With the win, the Engineers (17-2) will take on the host Panthers in a second-round paring slated for 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

May 5, 2015
MIT Women’s Lacrosse Racks Up NEWMAC All-Conference Honors
BOSTON, Mass. – The MIT women’s lacrosse team collected an Institute record six All-Conference awards as announced by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) on Tuesday. Freshman Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) received the program’s first Rookie of the Year nod in addition to being placed on the attack first team while juniors Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.), Isabella DiDio (Jenkintown, Pa.), and Christine Jiang (Canton, Mich.) along with sophomore Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) also represented the Engineers on the list.

May 3, 2015
Women's Lacrosse Comes Back to Defeat Springfield, 11-10, to Capture First NEWMAC Championship
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Six unanswered goals in the final 12 minutes of regulation powered the MIT women’s lacrosse team to an 11-10 come-from-behind over host Springfield College in the NEWMAC Championship game on Sunday afternoon at Stagg Field. With the win, the Engineers improved to 16-2 on the season and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. MIT will learn its fate on the NCAA Selection Show to be broadcasted later today on ncaa.com at 9:30 p.m.

May 3, 2015
MIT to Face Regis in First Round of NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hours after capturing the program’s first NEWMAC Championship, the MIT women’s lacrosse team learned that it will square off with Regis College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, May 9. The meeting will be the first between both programs as Middlebury College will host the opening game and then take on the winner the following day.

May 2, 2015
MIT Defeats Wellesley, 15-10, to Advance to NEWMAC Championship
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – A pair of four-goal performances from junior Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) and sophomore Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) powered the MIT women’s lacrosse team to a 15-10 victory over Wellesley College in the semifinals of the NEWMAC Championship Tournament on Saturday. The No. 2 seeded Engineers (15-2) will make their first appearance in the title game and will take on host and top seed Springfield College at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

April 27, 2015
NEWMAC Announces Spring Academic All-Conference Awards
BOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 73 athletes represented MIT on the 2015 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Spring Academic All-Conference Team. The Engineers finished the year with a conference-high 182 selections, followed by Springfield College with 128.

April 22, 2015
Late Rally Lifts MIT Past Babson in NEWMAC Regular Season Finale
BABSON PARK, Mass. – MIT junior Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) matched her eighth point performance from one year ago with five goals and three assists as the Engineers used a three-goal run late in the second half to secure a 14-13 win over Babson College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play.

April 20, 2015
Hannah Levy Receives NEWMAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week Honors
BOSTON, Mass. – For the second week in a row the MIT women’s lacrosse team received NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week accolades as sophomore Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) was tabbed for the honor on Monday. In a 2-0 week for the Engineers, she generated 10 goals, one assist, five groundballs, and a caused turnover.

April 18, 2015
Engineers Pull Away to Defeat Emerson, 19-8, on Senior Day
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Trailing by one goal late in the first half, MIT rattled off six unanswered goals as it went on to defeat Emerson College, 19-8, in a NEWMAC women’s lacrosse game on Saturday. Freshman Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) led all players with seven points on five goals and two assists to go along with a game-high eight draw controls for the Engineers (13-2, 6-1 NEWMAC). Her season tally of 63 goals eclipsed the previous Institute record of 61 that was set by junior Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) last season. Junior Tayllar Righini (Salem, N.H.) paced the Lions (8-5, 3-4 NEWMAC) with three goals and two assists.

April 15, 2015
Women’s Lacrosse Grinds out 17-15 Overtime Victory Against Wheaton
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Angela Mallis (Falmouth, Maine) tied the game for Wheaton College with two seconds remaining in regulation but sophomore Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) and junior Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) found the back of the net for MIT in overtime to give it a 17-15 win in a NEWMAC women’s lacrosse game on Wednesday night. With the victory, the Engineers improved to 12-2 on the year and moved up to the second spot in the conference standings with a ledger of 5-1. The Lyons, meanwhile, slipped to 9-6 for the season as their 5-2 NEWMAC mark currently puts them in third place with one week remaining in conference play.

April 13, 2015
Emily Young Named NEWMAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – Freshman Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) was voted the NEWMAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week following a 3-0 week for MIT. She compiled 16 goals, three assists, seven draw controls, three groundballs, and a caused turnover in her three appearances.

April 11, 2015
MIT Edges out Mount Holyoke, 12-11
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Despite a goal by Mount Holyoke College with 22 seconds remaining in regulation, MIT held on for a 12-11 victory in a NEWMAC women’s lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon. Junior Isabella DiDio (Jenkintown, Pa.) racked up four goals, one assist, four groundballs, three draw controls, and two caused turnovers for the Engineers (11-2, 4-1 NEWMAC).

April 10, 2015
Engineers Defeat Gordon, 15-9
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s lacrosse team closed out the non-conference portion of its schedule by defeating Gordon College, 15-9, on Friday night. Freshman Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) led all players with five goals and added three draw controls for the Engineers, who improved to 10-2 and generated the program’s first back-to-back 10-win seasons. Junior Jessica Castelline (Concord, Mass.) paced the Fighting Scots with three goals and an assist as their ledger lowered to 7-6.

April 8, 2015
Women's Lacrosse Tops Smith, 20-6
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Freshman Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) amassed five goals and three assists while junior Isabella DiDio (Jenkintown, Pa.) produced five goals, one assist, three draw controls and two groundballs as the MIT women’s lacrosse team defeated Smith College, 20-6, on Wednesday night. With the win, the Engineers improved to 9-2 on the year and 3-1 in NEWMAC play.

April 4, 2015
Roger Williams Comes From Behind to Defeat MIT, 19-13
BRISTOL, R.I. – Roger Williams University generated a 10-4 run during the last 18 minutes of regulation to capture a 19-13 win over MIT in a non-conference women’s lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon. Junior Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) powered the Engineers (8-2) with four goals, three assists, nine draw controls, three groundballs, and two caused turnovers.

April 1, 2015
Strong Second Half Propels Tech to 17-5 Win over Wellesley
WELLESLEY, Mass. – MIT outscored Wellesley College, 11-2, in the second half en route to a 17-5 NEWMAC women’s lacrosse win on Wednesday afternoon. The Engineers’ largest margin of victory against the Blue saw freshman Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) rack up six goals, one assist, three draw controls, and two groundballs.

March 28, 2015
Springfield Defeats MIT, 16-9
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a tight first half, Springfield College outscored MIT, 11-6, in the second frame to secure a 16-9 victory in a NEWMAC women’s lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon. Senior Michelle Dorsey (Wilbraham, Mass.) paced the Pride (8-2, 2-0 NEWMAC) with five goals and two assists while freshman Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) led the way for the Engineers (7-1, 1-1 NEWMAC) with fours goals and five draw controls.

March 20, 2015
MIT Women’s Lacrosse Visits England and Loughborough University
During the MIT women's lacrosse team's trip to England and Loughborough University thoughts from the student-athletes and photos from their journey will be posted here. Follow along as they play the program's first international game and explore Great Britain.

March 17, 2015
Engineers Top Coast Guard, 19-2, in NEWMAC Opener
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the first NEWMAC women’s lacrosse contest of the season, MIT defeated the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 19-2, on Tuesday night at Jack Barry Field. Freshman Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) led all players with five goals as the Engineers improved to 7-0 for the year. Junior Kaitlin Dickson (Huntington Station, N.Y.) posted one goal, three groundballs, and three draw controls for the Bears (2-4), who are currently in the midst of their first season as a varsity program.

March 17, 2015
Women’s Lacrosse Heads To England For First International Game
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the first time in the history of the program, the MIT women’s lacrosse team will play an international match when the team heads to England for Spring Break. The Engineers will take on a squad from Loughborough University on Sunday, March 22.

March 16, 2015
MIT Overpowers Mount Ida, 20-5, in Women’s Lacrosse
NEWTON, Mass. – The MIT women’s lacrosse team improved to 6-0 on the season following a 20-5 victory over Mount Ida College on Monday night. Freshman Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) powered the Engineers with four goals, two assists, five draw controls, and three groundballs.

March 16, 2015
Schott Named NEWMAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – MIT junior Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) was named the NEWMAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Engineers to three victories last week. Following her three appearances, she tallied nine goals, four assists, nine draw controls, eight groundballs, and three caused turnovers while also becoming the 10th player in program history to eclipse the 100-goal mark.

March 14, 2015
Young’s Eight Goals Leads MIT Past Southern Maine
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) scored eight goals, six in the first half, to lead MIT past the University of Southern Maine, 20-6, in women’s lacrosse action this afternoon. The Engineers pulled away in the second half, allowing just one goal to the Huskies as they improved to 5-0.

March 11, 2015
Big First Half Propels Engineers to 18-7 Victory over Eastern Connecticut
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT rattled off eight goals during the first 14 minutes of play en route to an 18-7 victory over Eastern Connecticut State University in a non-conference women’s lacrosse game on Wednesday night. Sophomore Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) led all players with five goals, with four of them coming during the Engineers’ (4-0) big run. Freshman Maggie Bodington (Stratford, Conn.) paced the Warriors (1-4) with three goals, one assist, five draw controls, and three groundballs.

March 10, 2015
DiDio, Schott Lead MIT Past Simmons, 22-4
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT junior Isabella DiDio (Jenkintown, Pa.) reached the 100-point plateau when she netted her second of five goals this evening as the Engineers rolled past Simmons College, 22-4, on Tuesday evening in non-conference action at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium.

March 7, 2015
First Half Run Lifts MIT Past Lasell, 12-7
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT junior Isabella DiDio (Jenkintown, Pa.) netted a game-high four goals, including a trio of strikes late in the first half as the Engineers defeated Lasell College, 12-7, on Saturday afternoon at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium in non-conference action.

March 4, 2015
Women’s Lacrosse Opens 2015 With Victory Over Keene State
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT began its 2015 women’s lacrosse season on a positive note as the Engineers picked up four goals from sophomore Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) to lead them to a 12-9 win over Keene State College.

February 17, 2015
Accident Claims The Life of Former MIT Women’s Lacrosse Coach Vanessa Cox
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT Athletics is mourning the loss of Vanessa Cox, the head women’s lacrosse coach for the Engineers from 2008-11, who was killed in an automobile accident in New Hampshire last week.