2013 MIT Softball Headlines

May 22, 2013
Leah Alpert Named to Capital One Academic All-America Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It was announced earlier this week by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) that MIT senior Leah Alpert (Needham, Mass.) was named to the third team of the Capital One Academic All-America softball team. She is only the sixth player in MIT softball history and the first since 1994 to be named to one of the three teams.

May 8, 2013
NEWMAC Announces Spring Academic All-Conference Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A league-leading 60 athletes represented MIT on the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Spring Academic All-Conference Team. The Engineers finished the year with a conference-high 145 selections, followed by WPI with 101.

May 7, 2013
Fodor Selected to 2nd Team All-Conference; Williams Named NEWMAC Coach of the Year
BABSON PARK, Mass. – Sophomore Ellie Fodor (Trenton, Mich.) was selected to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) second team All-Conference, as announced by the conference on Tuesday morning. Fodor is the first MIT softball player since Leah Bogstead in 2006 to be named to the All-Conference team.

May 4, 2013
MIT Softball Eliminated from NEWMACs Following Loss to Wheaton
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The MIT softball team were eliminated from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament on Saturday afternoon with its loss to Wheaton College with a score of 4-1. Sophomore Kelly Wang (La Canada, Calif.) scored the lone run in the seventh inning.

May 2, 2013
Christensen and Alpert Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT softball seniors Anna Christensen (Vernon Hills, Ill.) and Leah Alpert (Needham, Mass.) were named to the Capital One Academic All-District as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday afternoon. With their selection to the first team, the two Engineers will now be placed on the national ballot and will be eligible for selection to the Capital One Academic All-America team, to be announced later this month.

May 1, 2013
MIT Softball Downs Brandeis For First Time in 8 Years
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT softball team won against Brandeis University for the first time since the 2005 season on Wednesday afternoon, taking the first game with a score of 2-1 and the second in 10-2. Sophomore Sarah Van Belleghem (Los Gatos, Calif.) led the Engineers with five runs throughout the day, going 4-for-6 with two RBIs.

April 27, 2013
MIT Softball Falls to Wellesley in Game One of NEWMAC Tournament
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - In the opening round of the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Softball Tournament, fifth-seeded MIT fell to fourth-seeded Wellesley College with a score of 2-0. This is the first time since the 2005 season that the Engineers have made it to the NEWMAC tournament. MIT dipped to 17-13 for the season, while the Blue moved to 22-12.

April 24, 2013
Engineers Clinch Berth in NEWMAC Championship After Sweeping WPI
BABSON PARK, Mass. – Unable to play at home like planned, MIT traveled to Babson Park to face WPI in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) double header on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. There, the MIT Engineers defeated the WPI Engineers in both games with a score of 2-1 in the first game and 8-2 in the second. MIT is now 16-12 and 7-7 in NEWMAC play, while WPI ended its season with a record of 11-23 and 5-11 in conference action.

April 17, 2013
MIT Softball Falls to Springfield College in Conference Double Header
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT softball team fell to Springfield College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) double header on Wednesday afternoon with a score of 9-0 in the first game and 8-0 in the second. The Engineers dipped to 15-12 for the season and 5-7 in NEWMAC play, while the Pride are now 18-16 and 10-2 in conference play.

April 14, 2013
Engineers Win First Game against Babson in 10 Years
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a double header that was rescheduled due to rain on Friday afternoon, the MIT softball team faced New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe, Babson College, at home on Sunday afternoon. The Engineers fell to the Beavers in a close first game with a score of 2-1 but picked up a win the second with a score of 4-2.

April 13, 2013
MIT Softball Defeats Smith in NEWMAC Doubleheader
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - In a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader, the MIT softball team defeated Smith College with a score of 9-0 in the first game and 2-1 in the second. The Engineers are now 14-9 for the season and 4-4 in NEWMAC play, while the Pioneers dipped to 6-16 and 0-10 in conference action.

April 9, 2013
MIT Softball Splits with UMass Boston
BOSTON, Mass. - The MIT softball team split in its game with UMass Boston on a sunny Tuesday afternoon, winning the first game with a score of 2-1 and falling in the second, 2-1. The Engineers are now 12-9 for the season, while UMass Boston are 6-18.

April 6, 2013
Engineers Defeated by Wheaton in Conference Action
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT softball team fell to New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival, Wheaton College, at home on Saturday afternoon with a score of 6-5 in a close first game and 8-0 in the second. The Engineers dipped to 11-8 for the season and 2-4 in NEWMAC play, while the Lyons are now 16-10 and 6-2 in conference action.

April 5, 2013
MIT Softball Falls to Wellesley College in NEWMAC Action
WELLESLEY, Mass. – At its first away games of the season against New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival Wellesley College, the MIT softball team fell to the Blue with a score of 4-1 in the first game and 5-1 in the second. The Engineers are now 11-6 for the season and 2-2 in NEWMAC action, while Wellesley is now 12-6 for the season and 4-2 in conference play.

April 3, 2013
Engineers Win Ninth Straight Game After Defeating Suffolk
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT softball team defeated Suffolk University in its double header on Wednesday afternoon with a score of 5-1 in the first game and 12-2 in the second. This is the first time since 1999 that the Engineers have had a win against the Rams. MIT are now 11-4 for the season after having won the last nine games in a row.

April 1, 2013
Marshall Receives NEWMAC Accolades
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Alexandra Marshall (Glen Head, N.Y.) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Softball Pitcher of the Week after her impressive week at the mound. She is now 3-2 for her first collegiate season.

March 29, 2013
MIT Softball Defeats Coast Guard in Double Header
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the first time in six years, the MIT softball team defeated the Coast Guard Academy with a score of 10-2 in the first game and 4-1 in the second. The Engineers are now 9-4 for the season and 2-0 in NEWMAC play, while the Bears dipped to 9-7 and 2-2 in conference play.

March 27, 2013
Engineers Defeat Oberlin and Wis.-Stevens Point on Final Day in Florida
CLERMONT, Fla. – On its final day in Florida before returning to chilly New England, the MIT softball team won its games against Oberlin College, 3-2, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 5-0, with both games going to eight innings. The Engineers ended their Spring Trip with a record of 5-4, bringing their season record to 7-4.

March 26, 2013
Softball Wins Against Indiana Tech and No. 16 St. Thomas
CLERMONT, Fla. – The MIT softball team had a very successful day on Tuesday, defeating Indiana Tech, 5-0, and St. Thomas (Minn.), who is ranked No. 16 in the country for Division III, with a score of 2-1. The Engineers, who have just one more day and two more games left in sunny Florida, are now 5-4 for the season and 3-4 for Spring Trip.

March 25, 2013
Engineers Split, Fall to Buffalo State and Defeat Grove City
CLERMONT, Fla. – MIT softball went 1-1 in their games on Monday afternoon at the National Training Center in Florida, falling to Buffalo State College, 10-5 and picking up a win against Grove City College later that day with a score of 8-1. The Engineers are now 3-4 for the season and 1-4 for their Spring Trip.

March 24, 2013
MIT Softball Drops Game Against No. 7 Luther in Florida
CLERMONT, Fla. – The MIT softball team were scheduled to face No. 7 nationally-ranked Luther College and Indiana Tech on Sunday afternoon at the National Training Center in Florida but, due to poor weather conditions, only the first game was played. In a game that was originally set for 1:00 p.m., the Engineers and the Norse did not play until 7:00 p.m. MIT, who took an early lead in the game, ultimately fell to Luther, 8-2.

March 23, 2013
MIT Softball Falls to Slippery Rock and Carthage on First Day of Spring Trip
CLERMONT, Fla. - On its first day of spring break in sunny Florida, the MIT softball team fell to Slippery Rock College, 3-0 and Carthage College, 14-3. The Engineers are now 2-2 for the season.

March 14, 2013
MIT Softball Wins Season-Opening Games Against Newbury
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After trailing by two runs at the top of the second inning of the first game on Thursday afternoon, the MIT softball team came from behind to defeat Newbury College, 8-2, in non-conference play. Later on in the evening, the Engineers won their second game against the Nighthawks, 3-0. The games were the season opener for Tech, while Newbury fell to 3-7 for the season.

January 14, 2013
2013 MIT Softball Schedule Released
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT softball will open its 2013 season at home on March 14 when it faces Newbery College. This is the first time in the past four years that MIT have played a team other than Simmons College in the season opener. The Engineers will host the Sharks the following week, on Tuesday, March 19.

December 13, 2012
Six MIT Softball Players Named All-America Scholar Athletes
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second time in the last two months, the MIT softball team received accolades from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for its academic success during the 2012 season. In October, the Engineers earned the organization’s All-Academic Team award for posting a 3.589 grade point average.

November 29, 2012
MIT Softball Collects NFCA Academic Recognition
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT softball team was recently recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for posting the second-highest cumulative grade point average among all Division III teams during the 2011-12 academic year. .

July 20, 2012
Softball Introduces Freshman Class
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT softball team will welcome three new members for the 2013 season. “We are pleased and excited to welcome Alex, Tori, and Alexandra to the MIT softball program, and look forward to their contribution over the next four years,” said head coach Jen Williams.