2017 MIT Women's Soccer News

  • No. 13 Women’s Soccer Clinches NEWMAC Regular Season Title With 4-0 Shutout of Springfield on Senior Day
    October 21, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (October 21) - Powered by three goals in the second half, the No. 13 nationally-ranked MIT women’s soccer team shutout Springfield College, 4-0, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest on Saturday afternoon in Cambridge. With the victory, the Engineers clinch their sixth straight NEWMAC Regular Season title, get a first round bye and will host the upcoming postseason tournament on November 4 and 5.
  • Nichols' Golden Goal Sends No. 13 MIT Over Babson, 2-1, In Double OT
    October 17, 2017
    Babson Park, Mass. (October 17) - Junior Hailey Nichols (Boulder, Colo.) registered her fifth goal of the season off a free kick by Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) 2:51 into the second overtime session to lift the No. 13 MIT women's soccer team to a 2-1 win over Babson College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match on Tuesday afternoon in Babson Park.
  • Apostol Named NEWMAC Women’s Soccer Offensive Athlete of the Week
    October 16, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (October 16) – MIT junior forward Amy Apostol (Los Gatos, Calif.) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Soccer Offensive Athlete of the Week for her performances against Wellesley and Coast Guard.
  • No. 13 Women's Soccer Edges Coast Guard, 2-1
    October 14, 2017
    New London, Conn. (October 14) - The No. 13 nationally-ranked MIT women's soccer team scored two goals in the first half of today's contest which was enough to defeat the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 2-1, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match on Saturday afternoon in Connecticut.
  • No. 13 Women’s Soccer Bounces Back With 5-0 NEWMAC Win at Wellesley
    October 10, 2017
    Wellesley, Mass. (October 10) - The MIT women’s soccer team, which is ranked No. 13 in the latest United Soccer Coaches Division III national poll and No. 9 in the D3Soccer.com poll, bounced back from Sunday’s game this afternoon with a 5-0 win over Wellesley College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest.
  • No. 4 Williams Edges No. 13 Women's Soccer In Battle of New England's Best
    October 08, 2017
    Williamstown, Mass. (October 8) - A goal by Williams College freshman Victoria Laino in the 59th minute was the difference in today's match as the No. 4 Ephs handed the No. 13 MIT women's soccer team its first loss of the season by a 1-0 final on Sunday afternoon at Cole Field in Williamstown. Today's contest was not only a matchup of two of the top teams in the country, but Williams and MIT are currently ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the region. 
  • No. 13 Women’s Soccer Blanks Mount Holyoke, 6-0
    October 06, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (October 6) - The No. 13 nationally-ranked MIT women’s soccer team used six goals scored by five different student-athletes to defeat Mount Holyoke College by a 6-0 final in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest on Friday night under the lights in Cambridge.
  • Women’s Soccer Earns United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for Seventh Time in Program History
    October 05, 2017
    Kansas City, Mo. (October 5) – The MIT women’s soccer team posted the fourth best grade point average among all NCAA Division III women’s soccer teams last year as the Engineers earned the United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) Team Academic Award, as announced by the organization earlier today.
  • Women’s Soccer Sweeps NEWMAC Athlete of the Week Honors For Second Time This Fall
    October 02, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (October 2) – The MIT women’s soccer team has swept the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Athlete of the Week awards for the second time this fall as senior Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) was named as the Offensive Athlete of the Week and junior Lily Mueller (Lakeville, Minn.) was named as the Defensive Athlete of the Week.
  • No. 15 Women's Soccer Escapes With 2-1 Overtime Win Over Clark
    September 29, 2017
    Worcester, Mass. (September 29) - MIT senior Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) found the back of the net off a long pass by freshman Maya Nielan (Danville, Calif.) just 41-seconds into the first overtime period as the undefeated and No. 15 nationally-ranked Engineers edged Clark University, 2-1, on Friday night in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match in Worcester. 
  • Chessa Hoekstra Named United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III National Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week
    September 26, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (September 26) – After scoring five goals and leading MIT to a 2-0 week behind a 7-1 win over Salem State University and a 6-0 victory over Smith College, sophomore Chessa Hoekstra (Portland, Maine) has been named as the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Women’s National Athlete of the Week, as announced by the association on Tuesday afternoon. Hoekstra is the first student-athlete in program history to earn this national honor.
  • Apostol Scores Twice to Lift No. 15 MIT to 2-1 Non-Conference Win Against Tufts
    September 26, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (September 26) - MIT junior forward Amy Apostol (Los Gatos, Calif.) scored twice for the 15th-ranked women’s soccer team as the Engineers topped Tufts University, 2-1, in a non-conference battle on Tuesday afternoon. With the victory, MIT moved to 10-0-0 this fall and tied the longest win streak in program history which was previously set by the 2014 squad from September 27 through November 1.
  • No. 16 Women’s Soccer Shuts Out Smith, 6-0, To Remain Undefeated
    September 23, 2017
    The MIT women’s soccer team, ranked No. 16 in the United Soccer Coaches Division III poll and No. 8 in the D3Soccer.com poll, extended their win streak to nine as the Engineers shut out Smith College, 6-0, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) matchup on Saturday afternoon in Cambridge.
  • Hoekstra’s Hat Trick Propels No. 16 Women’s Soccer To 7-1 Win Over Salem State
    September 19, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (September 19) - MIT sophomore Chessa Hoekstra (Portland, Maine) registered her first collegiate hat trick this afternoon as the No. 8/16 nationally-ranked Engineers powered past Salem State University, 7-1, in non-conference action on Tuesday afternoon in Cambridge.
  • Nielan’s Game Winner Sends No. 20 MIT Over Wheaton, 1-0, In Rain Soaked NEWMAC Battle
    September 15, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (September 15) - MIT freshman Maya Nielan (Danville, Calif.) found the back of the net off an excellent corner kick by sophomore Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) in the 81st minute as the nationally-ranked Engineers claimed a 1-0 win over Wheaton College in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opener for both teams.
  • No. 20 Women’s Soccer Doubles Up Roger Williams, 2-0
    September 12, 2017
    Bristol, R.I. (September 12) - The MIT women's soccer team, ranked No. 20 in the first United Soccer Coaches Division III national poll and third in the first United Soccer Coaches New England Regional rankings, improved to 6-0 this fall with a 2-0 win over Roger Williams in non-conference action on Tuesday night in Rhode Island.
  • Women’s Soccer Blanks Thomas; Runs Win Streak To Five
    September 09, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (September 9) - The MIT women’s soccer team ran its win streak to five this afternoon as the Engineers blanked Thomas College, 7-0, in non-conference action at Steinbrenner Stadium.
  • Women’s Soccer Takes Road Match at Emmanuel, 6-1
    September 07, 2017
    Boston, Mass. (September 7) - The MIT women’s soccer team remained undefeated this fall and moved to 4-0 with a 6-1 non-conference win over the Saints of Emmanuel College on Thursday evening in Boston. MIT used four first half goals, including two from junior Allie Hrabchak (Princeton, N.J.) to secure the victory.
  • Nichols, Nielan Sweep NEWMAC Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week Honors
    September 05, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (September 5) – After opening the season with a 2-0 record by defeating No. 6 nationally-ranked Brandeis University, 3-2, and Lesley University, 5-2, the MIT women’s soccer team has swept the first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly honors of 2017. Junior Hailey Nichols (Boulder, Colo.) was named as the Offensive Player of the Week and freshman Maya Nielan (Danville, Calif.) was named as the Defensive Player of the Week
  • Women’s Soccer Downs Worcester State, 4-1
    September 05, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (September 5) - The MIT women’s soccer team used three second-half goals to stay undefeated in 2017 as the Engineers downed Worcester State University by a 4-1 score on Tuesday evening in Cambridge.
  • Four Second Half Goals Send Women’s Soccer Over Lesley, 5-2
    September 02, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (September 2) - The MIT women’s soccer team used four second half goals including two which came in a span of 2:37 seconds to win their second game of the year by a 5-2 final score against the host Lesley University Lynx on Saturday evening in Cambridge. Junior Allie Hrabchak (Princeton, N.J.) registered a pair of goals, while sophomore Montana Reilly (Los Angeles, Calif.) notched two assists to aid the Engineers offensive effort.
  • Women’s Soccer Topples No. 6 Brandeis, 3-2, On Opening Night
    September 01, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (September 1) - With the score even at 2-2, MIT junior Hailey Nichols (Boulder, Colo.) knocked in the game winning goal in the 65th minute as the women’s soccer team defeated No. 6 nationally-ranked Brandeis University, 3-2, in both teams season openers on Friday evening in Cambridge.
  • Women’s Soccer Selected Second In NEWMAC Preseason Poll
    August 29, 2017
    WESTWOOD, Mass. (August 29) – In the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll, which was released by the league this morning, the MIT women’s soccer team was selected to finish second in 2017 only behind 2016 league champion WPI. The Engineers earned three first-place votes, with each head coach not allowed to vote for their own team.
  • Women’s Soccer Unveils 2017 Schedule
    July 05, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (July 5) – The MIT women’s soccer program has announced its slate of games for the 2017 season, which will feature a 19-match schedule that includes ten New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contests and ten home games at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium. The Engineers will be under the guidance of tenth-year head coach Martin Desmarais