December 6, 2013
Ambika Krishnamachar Receives NSCAA All-America Honors
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Junior Ambika Krishnamachar (Darien, Conn.) was named to the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Women's All-America Third Team, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) on Friday afternoon. She is just the second MIT women's soccer player in program history to earn this honor, after Emily Kuo '13 was also selected to the third team last season.
Krishnamachar appeared in and started all 21 games this season, scoring a team-leading 11 goals and four assists for 26 points. She was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Offensive Player of the Week three times throughout the season and, following the 2013 NEWMAC Tournament, she was voted as the conference's Athlete of the Year, also earning a spot on the All-Conference first team. She was named to the league's Academic All-Conference team earlier this season and, on Wednesday, was tabbed to the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) All-New England North first team.
Tech ended its season at the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a record of 13-2-6, which is the fewest number of losses up to this point in the program's 28-year history. The Engineers also set a new MIT standard for remaining undefeated in 12 consecutive games, winning or tying every game from Oct. 5 through the end of the season on Nov. 16. With its record of 8-1-1 in conference play, the Cardinal and Gray won a share of the regular season title for the second year in a row and the right to host the NEWMAC Tournament for the first time.