Cambridge, Mass. (December 5) - The MIT water polo team, ranked seventh in the latest Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III national poll, is set to open play in the inaugural USA Water Polo Division III National Championship this weekend in Whittier, California. The Engineers will play host Whittier on Saturday, December 7 at 4:30 PM PST/7:30 PM EST in their opening round match.
Cambridge, Mass. (December 5) - Three seniors from the MIT women's soccer program have been selected to play in the 2019 New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association's (NEWISA) Senior Bowl match which will take place on Saturday, December 7 at noon in North Andover, Mass. on the campus of Merrimack College.
A trio of three-pointers late in regulation gave Worcester State University a lead it would not relinquish as it went on to defeat MIT, 62-59, in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Wednesday night. Sophomore Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) paced the Engineers with 15 points.
Cambridge, Mass. (December 3) - Senior midfielder Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) and junior defender Maya Nielan (Danville, Calif.) have both been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America First Team, as the organization announced its selections earlier today.
Seven members of the MIT football team have been named as CoSIDA Academic All-District selections, as voted on by the region’s athletic communication directors. The seven student-athletes now advance to the CoSIDA Football Academic All-America national ballot.
Kansas City, Mo. (December 2) - A program record five student-athletes from the MIT women's soccer team have earned All-Region accolades from the United Soccer Coaches Association. Five student-athletes not only set a new program record, but it was tied for first in all of Division III this season.
For the third year in a row, the MIT men's fencing team generated a 2-3 record at the Brandeis University Invitational held on Sunday. The Engineers defeated the University of Incarnate Word (18-9) and Cornell University (16-11), but fell to St. John's University (23-4), Harvard University (22-5), and Yale University (16-11). First-year Josh Sohn (Irvine, Calif.) powered the sabre squad with an 8-3 record while sophomore Robert Law (Los Altos, Calif.) paced the foil team with a 7-5 ledger. Sophomore Ritaank Tiwari (Los Gatos, Calif.) turned in the best performance for the epee contingent as he went 6-9.
Facing its toughest competition during the first half of the season, the MIT women's fencing team posted a 1-4 ledger at the Brandeis University Invitational on Sunday. The Engineers topped the University of Incarnate Word (18-9) but fell to St. John's University (18-9), Cornell University (22-5), Harvard University (18-9), and Yale University (20-7). First-year Kristen Palmer (Brooklyn, N.Y.) powered the sabre squad with an 12-3 record while senior Taiylor Nunn (Westport, Conn.) led the epee unit with a 7-8 ledger. Senior Stephanie Li (Greenwood Village, Colo.) turned in a team-best 4-10 foil performance.
Bowdoin College outscored the MIT women’s basketball team, 27-7, during the fourth quarter, helping it pull away for a 66-40 non-conference win on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Paula Pieper (Greenville, S.C.) paced the Engineers with 15 points, four assists, and three steals. The Polar Bears, who are ranked No. 4 in the D3hoops.com Coaches Poll and No. 5 in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Poll, were led by Samantha Roy, who tallied 20 points, six rebounds, and two steals.
Led by 27 points from junior Ian Hinkley (Raleigh, N.C.) and 20 points from sophomore Alex Cho (San Diego, Calif.), the MIT men’s basketball team finished its four-game road trip at 3-1 after a 75-57 victory at Keene State College on Saturday afternoon.
MIT women’s cross country sophomore Izzi Gengaro (Boonton Township, N.J.) was recently named as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) New England Regional Athlete of the Year.
MIT men’s cross country/track and field senior captain Billy Woltz (Logan, Ohio) has been elected to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2020. Woltz is one of five MIT students and 32 students nationally that received what is considered the most elite award and scholarship for international study.
Cambridge, Mass. (November 26) – At the conclusion of the Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) Championship Tournament, the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) announced that MIT senior Clyde Huibregtse (New York, N.Y.) and sophomore Miller Geschke (Los Altos, Calf.) were selected to represent the Engineers on the NWPC All-League Second Team.
The No. 17 ranked MIT squash team wrapped up play at the Navy Round Robin with 9-0 victories over No. 37 Bucknell and Denison. The pair of wins pushed MIT's overall record to 6-2 this season and the Engineers wrapped up November with two wins over ranked teams.
The No. 6 ranked MIT men's swimming and diving team won all 16 events as the Engineers swept both WPI and Bowdoin College in a double dual meet in Worcester. MIT seniors Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.) and Sam Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) both registered NCAA "B" cut times in the sweep.
The No. 12 ranked MIT women's swimming and diving teams won 12 of 16 contested events and first-year Edenna Chen (Colorado Springs, Colo.) swam NCAA "B" cut times in the 100 and 200-breast as the Engineers topped host WPI and No. 24 Bowdoin College in a double dual meet in Worcester this afternoon.
The No. 17 ranked MIT squash team fell to No. 12 Franklin & Marshall on Saturday afternoon, 7-2. MIT received wins by Aman Sanger (New York, N.Y.) and Henry Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) at positions two and three, respectively, in the match.
With an 84-70 road win over Lasell University, MIT men’s basketball head coach Larry Anderson earned his 400th career win on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action. The victory was the third straight for the Engineers, who are now 3-2 overall.
In the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, the MIT football team dropped a 38-0 final to No. 4 Muhlenberg College. This marked the second straight NCAA Tournament appearance for MIT and third overall.
Sophomore Izzi Gengaro (Boonton Township, N.J.) posted the best individual finish in program history for the MIT women's cross country team at the Division III National Championship as she led the Engineers to seventh place overall today in Louisville.
Led by an All-American performance by first-year Sanjay Raman (Seattle, Wash.), the MIT men's cross country team finished ninth overall at the 2019 NCAA Division III National Championship this afternoon in Louisville.
Colby College outscored MIT, 18-6, in the second quarter, helping it pull away for a 68-42 win in non-conference women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Annika Sougstad (Mahtomedi, Minn.) tallied 13 points, five rebounds, three steals, and three blocks for the Engineers.
For the first time in program history, the MIT squash team has defeated the U.S. Naval Academy. The Engineers topped the Midshipmen by a 6-3 final to pick their first victory in the all-time series which stretches 54 matches and dates back to the 1948-49 season.
In its first Northeast Water Polo Conference Tournament match of the weekend, the fifth-seeded MIT water polo team dropped an 18-8 decision to fourth-seeded St. Francis NY on Friday afternoon in Cambridge. The loss puts MIT into a fifth-place game tomorrow against Iona at 1:00pm, while St. Francis will play top-seeded Harvard in the semifinals at 3:00 pm.