Park and Kuo Represent MIT on NSCAA All-New England TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The accolades continue to pour in for the MIT women’s soccer team as juniors Andrea Park (Irvine, Calif.) and Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.) were named to the third and fourth teams of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-New England Team. The honors were the first for both players while the Engineers earned at least one selection from the NSCAA for the third year in a row and seventh time in 10 years.
MIT Soccer Teams Receive Academic Honors from the NSCAACAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT was the only institution in the NEWMAC to have both of its soccer programs earn the College Team Academic Award sponsored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). A total of 789 colleges, universities, and junior colleges received this honor while 154 qualified for the award on both sides by obtaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 during the 2010-11 academic year.
Park and Wright Earn NEWISA All-New England HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior co-captains Andrea Park (Irvine, Calif.) and Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.) represented MIT on the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) All-New England Team. Park was voted to the second team while Wright was tabbed to the third team, helping extending the Engineers’ streak of five consecutive seasons with at least one selection.
Kaitlyn Nealon Named to Capital One Academic All-America Women's Soccer TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Kaitlyn Nealon (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) was selected to the third team of the Capital One Academic All-America women’s soccer team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Tuesday. She became the fourth player in the history of the MIT women’s soccer program to receive this award. MIT is the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and ranks third across all NCAA divisions with 176 honors.
Engineers Fall to Skidmore in Penalty Kicks at NCAA TournamentGRANTHAM, Pa. – Following a battle in regulation play and double overtime, the MIT women’s soccer team lost 3-0 in the resulting shootout to Skidmore College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Messiah College. The Engineers, who made their second national appearance in three seasons, finished the year with a ledger of 14-3-4 and tied the Institute record for longest unbeaten streak with nine decisions.
NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference AwardsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A league-leading 45 athletes represented MIT on the 2011 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.
MIT Places Five on NEWMAC Women's Soccer All-Conference TeamWELLESLEY, Mass. – For the second year in a row, the MIT women’s soccer team saw five athletes receive All-Conference plaudits from the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. Juniors Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.) and Andrea Park (Irvine, Calif.) were voted to the first team while sophomore Rachel Dias Carlson (Albany, N.Y.), freshman Ambika Krishnamachar (Darien, Conn.), and junior Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.) represented the Engineers on the second team.
Tech Prepares for Showdown with Skidmore on SaturdayCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a thrilling shootout victory in the NEWMAC women’s soccer championship on Sunday, MIT will face Skidmore College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament hosted at Messiah College on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1:30 p.m. Should the Engineers advance, they will face either Messiah or Elms College at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Cardinal and Gray is making the program’s second appearance in three years following their second league title.
Women’s Soccer Wins NEWMAC Championship in Penalty KicksSPRINGFIELD, Mass. – For the second time in three years the MIT women’s soccer team defeated nationally-ranked No. 24 Springfield College to capture the NEWMAC Championship and earn a spot in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. With the scored tied at 1-1 at the conclusion of the second overtime session, the Engineers outscored the Pride, 4-3, in penalty kicks to clinch the win. Junior Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.) was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player as she posted 24 saves, one shutout, and allowed two goals in three games.
Engineers Defeat Wheaton in NEWMAC Tournament Overtime ThrillerSPRINGFIELD, Mass. – With 1:09 remaining in the second overtime period, junior Leslie Meyer’s (Brownsburg, Ind.) first goal of the season was a timely one as it propelled MIT to a 2-1 victory over Wheaton College in the semifinals of the NEWMAC Women’s Soccer Championship Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The No. 3 seeded Engineers improved to 14-3-2 and will face host and No. 1 seed Springfield College in the title game at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Women’s Soccer Places Three on Capital One Academic All-District TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.) and sophomores Rachel Dias Carlson (Albany, N.Y.) and Kaitlyn Nealon (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) were selected to the Capital One Academic All-District women’s soccer team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Friday. As a result, they will represent MIT on the national ballot and will contend for Academic All-America honors to be voted on later this month.
MIT Downs Wellesley, 1-0, To Advance In NEWMAC TournamentCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.) scored in the 23rd minute and junior Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.) made some key second half saves as the MIT women’s soccer team scored a 1-0 victory over Wellesley College in a quarterfinal game of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference women’s soccer tournament at Roberts Field in Steinbrenner Stadium. With the win MIT, the No. 3 seed, advances to a semifinal matchup with No. 2 seed Wheaton College on Saturday.
Emily Kuo Receives NEWMAC AccoladesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.) was chosen as the NEWMAC women’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week, marking MIT’s second straight selection. She tallied three goals and two assists for eight points in a 2-0 week for the Engineers.
Women's Soccer Tops Babson, 2-1, in OvertimeCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With 55 seconds remaining in the first overtime session, sophomore Rachel Dias Carlson (Albany, N.Y.) booted in a feed from junior Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.) to give MIT a 2-1 victory over Babson College in a NEWMAC women’s soccer game on Saturday afternoon. Kuo also scored the Engineers’ first goal as they defeated the Beavers for the first time since 2002 and improved to 12-3-2 on the year and 6-1-2 in league play. Babson, meanwhile, saw its ledger fall to 11-4-2 overall and 6-2-1 in the NEWMAC.
Three-Goal First Half Carries MIT Past Husson, 5-1CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT scored its first goal in the third minute and then scored twice more before the half as the Engineers went on to score a 5-1 win over Husson University in non-conference women’s soccer action at Steinbrenner Stadium. Junior Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.) scored the first two goals of the game and added an assist to lead MIT to the win. The Engineers improved to 11-3-2 with their fourth straight victory while Husson fell to 7-11-0.
Ambika Krishnamachar Collects NEWMAC Weekly HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Ambika Krishnamachar (Darien, Conn.) was chosen as the NEWMAC women’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week following a pair of key performances that secured home-field advantage for the first round of the upcoming conference tournament.
Women's Soccer Blanks Coast Guard, 2-0CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Allison Park (Irvine, Calif.) notched a goal and an assist in MIT’s 2-0 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in a NEWMAC women’s soccer game on Saturday afternoon. The win lifted the Engineers’ ledger to 10-3-2 on the year, marking their third straight 10-win campaign and fifth during the last six years. In addition, MIT raised its conference record to 5-1-2 which resulted in fourth-year head coach Martin Desmarias becoming the program’s all-time leader in league victories.
Engineers Edge Out Wellesley, 2-1, in OvertimeCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Midway through the first overtime period, freshman Ambika Krishnamachar (Darien, Conn.) sent a 20-yard blast from the far side that sailed into the top corner of the net and lifted the MIT women’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Wellesley College in a NEWMAC contest on Tuesday. Krishnamachar registered the Engineers’ second game-winning goal in a row as they improved to 9-3-2 on the year and 4-1-2 in conference play.
Late Goal Propels MIT Past Mount HolyokeSOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – MIT edged out Mount Holyoke College, 1-0, in a NEWMAC women’s soccer game on Saturday afternoon. Both sides went scoreless until the 77:52 mark, when freshman Ambika Krishnamachar (Darien, Conn.) found the back of the net for what proved to be the lone goal.
Tufts Topples Women's Soccer, 2-0CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the first meeting between both programs, the Tufts University women’s soccer team defeated host MIT, 2-0, in a non-conference tilt on Tuesday afternoon. The Jumbos, ranked No. 5 in the current NSCAA New England poll, improved to 6-2-2 on the year while the No. 7 Engineers saw their ledger lower to 7-3-2.
Engineers Fall to No. 18 Wheaton, 2-0NORTON, Mass. – Cassey Muse scored her seventh goal of the season early in the first half and senior goalkeeper Lindsay Leddy made seven saves in Wheaton College's 2-0 win over MIT in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's soccer action Saturday afternoon at Mirrione Stadium.
Tech Takes WPI, 1-0WORCESTER, Mass. – With 6:53 remaining in regulation, sophomore Rachel Dias Carlson (Albany, N.Y.) headed a corner kick by fellow classmate Samantha Fleischmann (Eastchester, N.Y.) past WPI’s outstretched goalie to give MIT a 1-0 victory in a NEWMAC women’s soccer game on Tuesday night. MIT, ranked eighth in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America New England poll, extended its unbeaten streak to eight and raised its record to 7-1-2 overall and 2-0-2 in conference play.
MIT Defeats Smith, 1-0CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Stephanie Cooke’s (Lanoka Harbor, N.J.) first goal of the season proved to be the game-winner as the MIT women’s soccer team defeated Smith College, 1-0, in NEWMAC contest on Saturday afternoon. The win raised the Engineers’ ledger to 6-1-2 on the year and 1-0-2 in the conference while the Pioneers dipped to 1-7-0 overall and 0-3-0 in the NEWMAC.
Women's Soccer Ties No. 15 Springfield, 0-0SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Facing nationally-ranked No. 15 Springfield College, the MIT women’s soccer registered a 0-0 tie in a NEWMAC game on Saturday. The Engineers, ranked No. 9 in the NSCAA New England coaches poll, saw their record move to 5-1-2 overall and 0-0-2 in league play, while the Pride’s ledger shifted to 4-2-1 on the year and 1-0-1 in the NEWMAC.
Engineers Top Roger Williams, 2-1BRISTOL, R.I. – In the first meeting between both programs, the MIT women's soccer team emerged with a 2-1 victory over Roger Williams University on Tuesday night. The Hawks (4-3-1), ranked No. 10 in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America New England poll, saw their four game-winning streak end while the No. 9 Engineers (5-1-1) extended their unbeaten stretch extend to five.
Meghan Wright Earns NEWMAC AccoladesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior goalkeeper Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.) was chosen as the NEWMAC women’s soccer Defensive Player of the Week following a pair of outstanding performances which helped her break an MIT record that stood for 19 years.
Wright Sets Record in Tie with ClarkCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the women’s soccer NEWMAC opener for both teams, MIT and Clark University battled to a 0-0 double overtime result on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers’ junior goalie Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.) earned the 21st shutout of her career, breaking an Institute record that was established by Meg O’Neil ’93 in 1992 and was tied by Connie Yang ’03 a decade later.
Tech Blanks Lesley, 1-0CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Ambika Krishnamachar’s (Darien, Conn.) unassisted goal in the 40th minute proved to be all the MIT women’s soccer team needed as it defeated Lesley University, 1-0, on Tuesday night. The Engineers raised their ledger to 4-1-0 following their third consecutive win and second straight shutout.
Women's Soccer Edges Out Salem State, 1-0SALEM, Mass. – Junior Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.) registered her second straight game-winning goal as she provided the lone marker in MIT’s 1-0 victory over Salem State University on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers improved to 3-1-0 on the year after picking up their third consecutive win against the Vikings.
Kuo Penalty Kick Powers MIT Past Worcester StateCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Emily Kuo’s (Chicago, Ill.) first goal of the season, a penalty kick with nine minutes remaining in regulation, completed MIT’s 2-1 come-from-behind win over Worcester State University in a non-conference women’s soccer game on a rainy Tuesday night. The Engineers’ record improved to 2-1-0 on the season while the Lancers dropped to 0-2-1.
Engineers Fall to Brandeis, 2-0WALTHAM, Mass. – Although MIT made several charges at the net early in the game, it was host Brandeis University that came out on top with a 2-0 decision in a non-conference women’s soccer game on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Engineers’ ledger dipped to 1-1-0 on the year while the Judges improved 2-0-0.
MIT Tops Simmons, 3-1, to Kick off 2011 CampaignBOSTON, Mass. – A strong outing by junior goalie Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.) along with a balanced attacked helped power the MIT women’s soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Simmons College on Thursday night. The decision marked the Engineers’ second straight season-opening win and fourth consecutive against the Sharks.
Women’s Soccer 2011 Schedule ReleasedCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s soccer team will be road warriors during the first month of the 2011 season as only two of eight games will be held at Roberts Field in Steinbrenner Stadium. The balance will swing in October, however, as the Engineers have six home contests including a season-ending four-game homestand.
MIT Athletics Fall 2011 Webcast Schedule SetCambridge, Mass. – Webcasting is back for the 2011-12 season for MIT Athletics, with a schedule that includes 26 different contests lined up for the fall it was announced today. Games for field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s water polo will all be included in the lineup.