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.
Young paces the NEWMAC in goals (71) and points (80), breaking MIT records for both categories. She is 13th in the nation in goals while also standing fifth in the NEWMAC in draw controls with 57. Schott, a first-team midfield pick for the second year in a row, is second in the league in groundballs (65) and caused turnovers (30), third in points (72), fourth in goals (51), fifth in draw controls (57), and eighth in assists (21). DiDio repeated as a midfield second-team selection by breaking the Institute mark for groundballs in a season as her current tally of 71 leads the NEWMAC. She is also fourth in caused turnovers (23), seventh in draw controls (54) and goals (46), and 11th in points (55).
A pair of first-time honorees, Levy and Jiang secured spots on the second team at attack and defense, respectively. Levy is second to Young in the conference in points (75) and goals (53) while ranking seventh in assists with 22. Jiang, the NEWMAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player, contributes to a defense that paces the conference in groundballs (450) and is third in caused turnovers (157) and goals against average (8.95).
MIT's historical season continues this weekend in the NCAA Tournament. First-time qualifiers, the Engineers will take on Regis College on Saturday, May 9 at 1:00 p.m. at Middlebury College. The winner will then play the host Panthers the following day also at 1:00 p.m.