2012 MIT Women's Soccer Headlines

December 19, 2012
Women’s Soccer Places Three on NEWISA All-New England Teams
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.), Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.) and Andrea Park (Irvine, Calif.) earned 2012 New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) Division III All-New England honors on Wednesday morning. Wright and Kuo were named to the first team and Park was tabbed to the second team.

December 18, 2012
Three Engineers Receive NSCAA Regional Scholar Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Andrea Park (Irvine, Calif.) and juniors Kaitlyn Nealon (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and Rachel Dias Carlson (Albany, N.Y.) were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III Women’s Scholar All-East Region Honorable Mention Team on Tuesday.

December 11, 2012
Martin Desmarais Named New England Coach of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It was recently announced that MIT women’s soccer head coach Martin Desmarais was named the NSCAA Division III New England Coach of the Year. He will be recognized at the organization’s national convention in January and will appear on the national ballot for NSCAA Division III Coach of the Year.

December 7, 2012
Andrea Park and Emily Kuo Named ECAC All-Stars
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Andrea Park (Irvine, Calif.) and Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.) were named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Division III All-Star team on Thursday. Park was one of five defenders and Kuo was one of four forwards selected. Only three other MIT women’s soccer players have been named to the team, the first of which being Lauren Hernley in 2009.

December 6, 2012
Kuo and Wright Named to All-New England Teams
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.) and Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.) were recently named to the 2012 NCAA Division III Women’s All-New England North teams, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Kuo, who just became the first MIT women’s soccer player in program history to be named an All-American, was tabbed to the first team, and Wright was named to the fourth team.

December 4, 2012
Kuo Earns First Women's Soccer All-America Honor, MIT Claims Spot in National Rankings
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.) was named to the 2012 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Women’s All-America Third Team, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). She is the first MIT women’s soccer player to ever receive this honor.

November 28, 2012
Kaitlyn Nealon Named to Capital One Academic All-America Women's Soccer Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Kaitlyn Nealon (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) was selected to the second team of the Capital One Academic All-America women’s soccer team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday afternoon.

November 28, 2012
Kuo, Wright and Park Selected to Play in Senior Bowl
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It was announced last week that MIT’s Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.), Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.) and Andrea Park (Irvine, Calif.) were selected to play in this weekend’s annual New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) Senior Bowl. The game, which features the best seniors from across New England, will be played at the fields of Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2.

November 17, 2012
MIT Women's Soccer Eliminated from NCCA Tournament After Loss Against Messiah
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - At the third round of the NCAA tournament, the MIT women's soccer team lost to No. 1 ranked Messiah College, 5-0. The Engineers, who went further this season than they ever had in program history, ended up with a record of 14-4-3.

November 11, 2012
MIT Women's Soccer Defeats TCNJ, 1-0 in Double OT, Advancing to Third Round of NCAAs
HAVERFORD, Pa. - MIT women's soccer, ranked seventh in New England, topped the College of New Jersey, 1-0, in double overtime in a high-paced NCAA Championship second round match on Sunday afternoon at Haverford College. Senior Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.) scored the game-winning goal in the first minute of the second overtime period...

November 10, 2012
Women's Soccer Advances to 2nd Round of NCAAs in PKs, 4-2
HAVERFORD, Pa. - At the first round of the NCAA tournament on a sunny fall day in Pennsylvania, the MIT women's soccer team advanced over Haverford in penalty kicks, 4-2, in front of hundreds of screaming fans. This is the first time in program history that the Engineers have made it this far in their season.

November 7, 2012
NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A league-leading 57 athletes represented MIT on the 2012 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 6, 2012
Emily Kuo Voted as NEWMAC Athlete of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT senior Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.) was voted as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Athlete of the Year. This is the third time in the past four years that the award has gone to an MIT student-athlete. With the honor, Kuo also earned an automatic spot on the NEWMAC All-Conference team, where she was joined by three other Engineers.

November 5, 2012
Women's Soccer Receives At-Large Bid to NCAAs
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT women’s soccer team received good news on Monday afternoon in the form of an at-large bid to the upcoming NCAA Championship tournament. The Engineers will travel to Haverford, Pennsylvania to face host Haverford College this weekend.

November 3, 2012
Women's Soccer Eliminated from NEWMAC Tournament
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - In the semifinals of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship, the No. 2 seeded MIT women's soccer team were eliminated from the tournament final after No. 3 Wheaton advanced in penalty kicks, 4-3, following a tied game of 1-1 in double overtime.

November 2, 2012
Four Engineers Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.) and Andrea Park (Irvine, Calif.), and juniors Kaitlyn Nealon (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and Rachel Dias Carlson (Albany, N.Y.) were named to the Capital One Academic All-District women’s soccer team...

October 27, 2012
Soccer Shares Regular Season Title with Springfield After Defeating Smith, 1-0
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - MIT women's soccer closed its regular season with a win against Smith on Saturday afternoon when sophomore Ashley Peter (Manhasset, N.Y.) scored the lone goal of the game in the second half.

October 20, 2012
Women’s Soccer Defeats Coast Guard, 3-1, on Senior Day
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In an exciting game that left them a goal behind at the start of the second half, the MIT women’s soccer team went on to defeat the Coast Guard Academy, 3-1, on a sunny Saturday afternoon following senior day. Freshman Jennifer Ibanez (West Windsor, N.J.) in the 75th minute of play.

October 16, 2012
Women’s Soccer Defeats No. 7 Wheaton With a Two-Goal First Half
NORTON, Mass. – MIT women’s soccer team edged out No. 7 nationally ranked Wheaton, 2-1, on Tuesday afternoon, ending the Lyons’ undefeated season. The Engineers are now 11-3-1 for the season and 6-1 in conference play, while Wheaton dipped to 13-1-2 and 6-1 in NEWMAC play.

October 13, 2012
Women’s Soccer Suffers First Conference Loss of the Season to Springfield
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a fast-paced game on Saturday afternoon against NEWMAC rival Springfield, the MIT women’s soccer team were defeated, 1-0. This is the Engineers’ first conference loss this season, dipping their NEWMAC record to 5-1 and their total record to 10-3-1, while the Pride are now 8-4-1 for the season and 5-1 in conference play.

October 9, 2012
Women's Soccer Register 6th Shutout of the Season after Husson Victory
BANGOR, Maine. - MIT women's soccer defeated Husson University 5-0 on Tuesday afternoon, registering its sixth shutout of the season. Senior defender Andrea Park (Irvine, Calif.) scored the first two goals of the day, giving the Engineers a sizeable lead just 30 minutes into the game. MIT are now 10-2-1 for the season, while the Eagles fell to 5-10.

October 8, 2012
Fleischmann Named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior defender Samantha Fleischmann (Eastchester, N.Y.) was named the women’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week after scoring both game-winning goals in MIT’s 2-0 week with NEWMAC wins over Wellesley College and Mount Holyoke College.

October 6, 2012
Women’s Soccer Shuts out Mount Holyoke, 3-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a downpour that lasted the entire second half, MIT women’s soccer shut out Mount Holyoke, 3-0, at home on Saturday evening. The Engineers are now 9-2-1 for the season and remain undefeated in conference play (4-0), while the Lyons fell to 2-8-1.

October 2, 2012
Engineers Defeat Wellesley, 2-1, in Double Overtime
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After going into double overtime following a tied game of 1-1 at the end of the second half, MIT women's soccer defeated NEWMAC foe Wellesley, 2-1, in the 102nd minute of play. Junior Samantha Fleischmann (Eastchester, N.Y.) scored the game-winning goal from a corner kick.

October 1, 2012
Meghan Wright Earns NEWMAC Accolades
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following two shutouts this past week against Lesley and WPI, bringing her to a total of five for the season, senior goalkeeper Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.) was named the NEWMAC women’s soccer Defensive Player of the Week.

September 29, 2012
Women's Soccer Shuts Out WPI, Desmarais Breaks Record for Most Career Wins
WORCESTER, Mass. - In its game against New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe WPI, the MIT women's soccer were victorious with a final score of 2-0. The Engineers' record is now 7-2-1, while WPI dipped to 4-6.

September 25, 2012
MIT Women's Soccer Ties Lesley in Double OT, 0-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After going into double overtime following a scoreless 90 minutes, the MIT women's soccer team tied Lesley University, 0-0. The Engineers' record is 6-2-1 and the Lynx is now 6-1-2 for the season.

September 22, 2012
Emily Kuo Scores Pair of Goals Against Clark
WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.), who scored the only two MIT goals of the game, helped the women's soccer team edge out Clark, 2-1 in its second New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match up of the season, raising her tally to eight.

September 18, 2012
Nikki Effenberger Scores Lone Goal against Roger Williams
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Nikki Effenberger (Escondido, Calif.) scored the only goal of the game against Roger Williams on Tuesday after a cross from senior Leslie Meyer(Brownsburg, Ind.), helping MIT to defeat the Hawks, 1-0. The Engineers record is now 5-2 for the season, while Roger Williams lowered their ledger to 2-3-1.

September 15, 2012
Women's Soccer Fends off Late Babson Rally
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT Women’s soccer were able to hold off a second half rally by the Babson Beavers to secure the win in their first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game of the season, 3-2. The Engineers now have a record of 4-2, while the Beavers lowered their ledger to 1-5-1.

September 12, 2012
Tufts Edges Out MIT Women's Soccer in Overtime, 1-0
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Having gone scoreless the entire 90 minutes, the MIT vs. Tufts women's soccer game on Wednesday went into overtime, where Tufts junior Amanda Neveu scored the game-ending goal with five minutes remaining on the clock. The Engineers fell to 3-2 for the year, while the Jumbos are now at 1-1.

September 9, 2012
Three-Goal First Half Leads to MIT Win Over Manhattanville, 8-0
PURCHASE, N.Y. – A three-goal first half carried the MIT women's soccer team past Manhattanville College, 8-0 on Sunday. Senior Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.) totaled one assist and scored three of the goals, one of them resulting from a penalty kick. The Engineers improved to 3-0-1 with their third straight victory, while Manhattanville dipped to 2-0-2.

September 4, 2012
MIT Women's Soccer Edges Out Worcester State, 3-2
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After a very close, back and forth game, the MIT women's soccer team were able to edge out Worcester State, 3-2. Freshman Nikki Effenberger (Escondido, Calif.) scored the game-winning goal with just nine minutes remaining in the second half.

September 1, 2012
Fleischmann Earns Two Assists in 3-1 Win Over Simmons
CAMBRIDGE, Mass - The MIT women’s soccer team defeated local foe Simmons College, 3-1, on Saturday. Junior Samantha Fleischmann (Eastchester, N.Y.) led the Engineers with two assists, while Justin Beauchamp’s penalty kick marked the lone goal for the Sharks. With the win, MIT improved to 1-1 for the season, as Simmons’ ledger lowered to 0-1.

August 31, 2012
MIT Falls In Women’s Soccer Season Opener, 1-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Brandeis University broke open a scoreless game with a goal in the 53rd minute and made it stand up as the Judges held on to claim a 1-0 win over MIT in women’s soccer action. It was the 2012 season opener for both squads.

August 27, 2012
MIT Athletics Fall 2012 Webcast Schedule Set
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Webcasting is back for the 2012-13 season for MIT Athletics, with a schedule that includes 23 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.

August 7, 2012
Women's Soccer Announces 2012 Schedule
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT women’s soccer team will open its season by playing three games in five days, the first taking place on Friday, August 31 at 4:00 p.m. at home against Brandeis. The next day, the Engineers will remain at home to face Simmons before heading to Worcester, Mass. for a game against Worcester State on Sept. 4.

July 20, 2012
MIT Women’s Soccer Announces Class of 2016
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s soccer team will welcome seven new members for the 2012 season, head coach Martin Desmarais announced. Included in the Class of 2016 are student-athletes from fives states, including three players from California.