January 6, 2014

Tech Places Three on NEWISA All-New England Teams

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second consecutive year, three members of the MIT women's soccer team earned New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) Division III All-New England honors. Senior Rachel Dias Carlson (Albany, N.Y.) and junior Ambika Krishnamachar (Darien, Conn.) were selected to the first team and freshman Victoria Gregory (Syracuse, N.Y.) was named to the third team.

Dias Carlson played in and started all but one game throughout the season and, with her three goals and team-leading six assists, she was second among the Engineers with her 12 points. She was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team for the second year in a row, was tabbed to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference first team, and was selected to the conference's Academic All-Conference team for the third time. Dias Carlson was a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-East Region Honorable Mention and an Eastern College Athletic Association (ECAC) Division III New England Women's Soccer All-Star First Team selection.

Krishnamachar became the first MIT women's soccer player to be named an NSCAA Scholar All-American, being named to the third team, and was the second player in program history to be named to the organization's All-American Third Team. To add to her list of accomplishments this season, she was a first team All-New England selection, was tabbed to the ECAC All-Star First Team and was an NSCAA Scholar All-East Region first team honoree. With her conference-leading 11 goals, she was voted the NEWMAC Athlete of the Year, earning a spot on the All-Conference first team at the same time. Krishnamachar also appeared on the conference's Academic All-Conference team for the first time.

Of the 41 players that appeared on one of the three teams, Gregory was the lone freshman to be honored. She was one of just a small handful of Engineers to play in and start all 21 games throughout the season, scoring one goal in Tech's 3-1 victory over Smith College (10/19). She was a strong addition to the dangerous MIT defense that had Tech ranked top in the conference with just nine goals allowed and a .40 goals against average, helping the Cardinal and Gray remain unbeaten for 12 consecutive games.