MIT Finishes 11th in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup RankingsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Engineers’ Institute-best finish once again registered as the highest performance by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
Sixty-six Engineers Named to Spring Academic All-Conference TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the Academic All-Conference teams for the spring season of the 2010-11 academic year. MIT led the way with 66 student-athletes tabbed for Academic-All Conference honors.
Softball Swept in Season Finale by No. 4 Coast GuardCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 4 ranked Coast Guard Academy softball team erupted for 29 runs while starting pitcher, Hayley Feindel, ran her streak of consecutive innings without allowing a run to 65, as the Bears downed swept host MIT, 14-0 and 15-1 in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Briggs Field.
Li's Three-Run Blast Helps Snap Tech SkidWORCESTER, Mass. – MIT senior Jenny Li blasted a three-run homer in the top of the fourth inning of game two and the visiting Engineers rallied to salvage a doubleheader split with Clark in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) softball action at O’Brien Field on Friday afternoon.
Wellesley Pitching Stifles MIT Bats in Softball SweepWELLESLEY, Mass. -- Wellesley College pitchers Lauren Goldfarb and Sara Schwartzmeyer combined to surrender just three hits as the Blue softball team swept a doubleheader against New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival, MIT on Thursday afternoon. Goldfarb pitched a two-hit shutout in game one, as Wellesley won 8-0 in six innings, while Schwartzmeyer allowed just one hit in a 9-0, five inning victory in game two.
Engineers Drop a Pair of Road Games at SpringfieldSPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Jen Joseph and Ashley Marino pitched complete-game victories to lead the Springfield College softball team to 12-2 and 5-0 wins over MIT in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference action this afternoon. at Potter Field. With the wins, the Pride is now 17-10 overall, 9-3 in NEWMAC play. Tech falls to 3-7 in the conference and 4-15 overall.
Wheaton Rallies in Game Two to Stun MIT and Earn SweepCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Wheaton College softball team used an eight-run rally in the sixth inning to come back from a 7-0 hole against MIT during the second game of a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader on Friday afternoon at Briggs Field. The Cardinal and Gray were unable to escape the sixth, as the Lyons (15-12, 6-6- NEWMAC) scored seven runs with two outs in the frame to secure the two-game sweep, after taking game one, 9-4. With the losses, the Tech falls to 4-13 and 3-5 in league play.
Softball Earns Sweep Over Smith, 9-1 and 3-1CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT softball team hosted Smith College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader and came away with a sweep, winning 9-1 and 3-1 at Briggs Field on Saturday afternoon. Jessica Iacobucci threw a pair of complete games, allowing just a pair of runs while striking out 13, to help the Cardinal and Gray improve to .500 in the NEWMAC at 3-3 (4-11 overall).
Softball Drops a Pair of League Games to BabsonCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After five days in Florida for its annual Spring Break trip, the MIT softball team returned to Cambridge and to conference play with a pair of games against Babson College on Friday afternoon at Briggs Field. The Engineers dropped a pair of games, 10-4 and 12-3, to fall to 2-11 overall and 1-3 in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play. The Beavers snapped a four-game skid to improve to .500 overall and in conference (9-9, 2-2).
Engineers Travel to Florida for Spring TripCLERMONT, Fla. – Fresh off a split with WPI in its New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opener, the MIT softball team traveled to Florida for its annual Spring Break trip. The Engineers had their chances in a number of games but were only able to come home with one win, a 9-1 triumph over Grinnell on Monday afternoon.
MIT and WPI Split Pair of Extra-Inning GamesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Windy conditions on Briggs Field Friday could not stop the MIT and WPI Engineers from contesting two exciting softball games. The result was a pair of 7-6 finals, with each team capturing a victory and both games going to an extra eighth inning.
Softball Falls in Extra Innings, 8-6, to Simmons in Season OpenerCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Simmons College scored twice in the top of the ninth inning to hand host MIT an 8-6 defeat in non-conference softball action on Briggs Field Tuesday. The Engineers led for most of the afternoon but were unable to hold onto a 5-2 advantage, falling to 0-1 for the 2011 campaign. Bensey Schnip had three hits for Tech and knocked in a pair of runs while Jessica Iacobucci went the distance in her season debut.
MIT Ranks Fourth Among All NCAA Institutions in 2010 NCSA Collegiate Power RankingsCHICAGO, Ill. – The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) recently announced its eighth annual Collegiate Power Rankings. Following another tremendous year, the Engineers were listed fourth overall in securing their highest ranking in the history of the report. The NCSA Athletic Recruiting’s Collegiate Power Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The Power Rankings were developed to help prospective student athletes and their families evaluate the particular strengths of the top colleges and universities at the Division I, II and III levels.
Jennifer Williams Named Head Softball Coach at MITCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Jennifer Williams has been named the new head softball coach at MIT as announced by Department Head and Director of Athletics Julie Soriero. Williams, who becomes the 10th head coach in program history, arrives in Cambridge after spending the past year as an assistant coach at Southern New Hampshire University.