MIT Athletics News

  • Men's Volleyball Makes Quick Work of Regis in Season Opener
    January 17, 2020
    Led by ten kills by sophomore Troy Oliveira (San Diego, Calif.), the MIT men's volleyball team opened its 2020 campaign with a three-set sweep of Regis College on Friday evening. The Engineers defeated the Pride by set scores of 25-9, 25-15, 25-12 and hit .328 as a group tonight.
  • Jasmin Moghbeli ’05 Graduates From NASA Astronaut Candidate Training Program
    January 16, 2020
    In a ceremony held last Friday at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, former MIT multi-sport student-athlete Jasmin Moghbeli ’05 became a member of the first class of astronaut candidates to graduate under the Artemis program after completing two years of basic training. One of 13 graduates, she is now eligible for spaceflight, including assignments to the International Space Station, Artemis missions to the Moon, and ultimately, missions to Mars.
  • Men's Basketball Drops 54-44 Home Final to Emerson
    January 15, 2020
    On Wednesday night at Rockwell Cage, the MIT men’s basketball team dropped a 54-44 final to visiting Emerson College in NEWMAC action.
  • Berzolla and Nielan Named D3Soccer.com All-Americans
    January 15, 2020
    Cambridge, Mass. (January 15) - After earning All-America accolades from the United Soccer Coaches Association at the conclusion of the season, MIT women's soccer senior Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) and junior Maya Nielan (Danville, Calif.) both earned their second All-America awards of the year as both student-athletes were placed on the D3Soccer.com All-America Second Team this week. 
  • Balanced Attack Helps Women's Basketball Defeat Fisher, 60-47
    January 14, 2020
    A balanced attack coupled with a strong performance at the free throw line helped the MIT women’s basketball team defeat Fisher College, 60-47, in non-conference action on Tuesday night. One of four starters to reach double figures in scoring, sophomore Annika Sougstad (Mahtomedi, Minn.) paced the Engineers with 14 points to go along with five rebounds and three steals. Vivian Lara led all players with 23 points and seven steals while dishing out a team-high four assists for the Falcons.
  • Paced by 13 Event Wins, Men's Track and Field Earns Tri-Meet Victory
    January 11, 2020
    Behind four top-10 nationally ranked marks and 13 overall event wins, the MIT men’s track and field team defeated Bates and Colby in a tri-meet that was held at Bates. The Engineers captured 12 individual events, one relay and posted seven marks ranked among the top-20 in the country.
  • Women's Track and Field Captures Tri-Meet With Bates and Colby
    January 11, 2020
    Led by 10 individual events wins and nine top-20 nationally-ranked marks, the MIT women’s track and field team opened the season with a victory at a tri-meet with Bates and Colby on Saturday. The Engineers finished with 86 points, followed by Bates with 60 points and Colby at 35 points. MIT also captured the 4x800 relay and had four marks within the top 10 nationally.
  • Men's Basketball Pulls Away for 76-60 Win Over Coast Guard
    January 11, 2020
    Led by three players in double figures, the MIT men’s basketball team pulled away for a 76-60 home win over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Saturday afternoon.
  • No. 4 Men's Swimming and Diving Edges Coast Guard, 182-105
    January 11, 2020
    Highlighted by a pair of individual victories by three different student-athletes, the No. 4 MIT men's swimming and diving team earned a hard fought 182-105 win over the United States Coast Guard Academy this afternoon. Coast Guard came into today's dual meet receiving votes in the latest CSCAA Division III coaches’ poll.
  • No. 8 Women's Swimming & Diving Eases By Coast Guard, 236-64
    January 11, 2020
    The No. 8 MIT women's swimming and diving team won all 16 events today as the Engineers eased by the United States Coast Guard Academy by a 236-64 final. MIT had four student-athletes win a pair of individual events and two student-athletes win a total of three events.
  • No. 17 Squash Wraps Up Trip to Maine with 6-3 Victory at No. 25 Bates
    January 10, 2020
    The No. 17 MIT squash team wrapped up its two day trip to Maine with a 6-3 victory over No. 25 Bates College this afternoon.
  • Antonakakis Breaks Three-Point Record as Women's Basketball Overpowers Suffolk, 66-44
    January 09, 2020
    Sophomore Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) generated a career-high 30 points while knocking down an MIT record eight three-pointers in a 66-44 victory over Suffolk University in a non-conference women’s basketball game held at Emerson College on Thursday. She eclipsed the previous mark of seven that was set by Clara Yuan ’09 in 2006 and was tied by Kara Holinski ’19 in 2017. In addition, Antonakakis was three points shy of tying the program record for points in game which was established by Diane Ozelius ’79 in 1978.
  • No. 17 Squash Picks Up 8-1 Win at No. 24 Bowdoin
    January 09, 2020
    The No. 17 ranked MIT squash team opened the 2020 calendar year with an 8-1 win over No. 24 Bowdoin in its first of two matches in Maine this week.
  • Max Berkowitz Named Northeast Water Polo Conference Sports Information Director of the Year
    January 09, 2020
    Cambridge, Mass. (January 9) - MIT's Max Berkowitz has been selected as the 2019 Northeast Water Polo Conference Sports Information Director of the Year, as the Collegiate Water Polo Association announced its honorees this week
  • Men's Basketball Falls 68-52 at No. 23 WPI in NEWMAC Opener
    January 08, 2020
    In the NEWMAC opener for both teams, the MIT men’s basketball team dropped a 68-52 final to No. 23 ranked WPI in Harrington Auditorium.
  • Fourth-Quarter Run Propels Women's Basketball Past SUNY Poly, 69-56
    January 07, 2020
    MIT outscored SUNY Polytechnic Institute, 21-9, during the final eight minutes of regulation to help it pull away for a 69-56 non-conference women’s basketball victory on Tuesday afternoon. The Engineers, who had four players reach double-digits in scoring, were led by junior Jocelyn Luizzi’s (Colchester, Conn.) game-high 19 points and 12 rebounds. Jaida Washington powered the Wildcats with 13 points, eight rebounds, two blocks, two steals, and two assists.
  • Women's Soccer Lands Program Record Six Student-Athletes on NEWISA All-Region Teams
    January 06, 2020
    Cambridge, Mass. (January 6) - A program record six student-athletes have been named to the 2019 New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) All-New England Division III teams. In total five of the six honorees were placed on the First Team highlighted by senior Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.), who was the overall leading vote getter of the 38 student-athletes chosen this year.
  • Women's Basketball Rallies to Defeat Endicott, 63-54
    January 04, 2020
    MIT mounted an 11-3 game-ending run, fueled by a 7-of-7 performance at the free throw line, to help it secure a 63-54 victory over Endicott College in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Saturday. Junior Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) tallied 16 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks in 40 minutes of action for the Engineers while Kaleigh Putnam posted a game-high 18 points and dished out three assists for the Gulls.
  • Happy Holidays from Julie Soriero - MIT Director of Athletics/DAPER Department Head
    December 17, 2019
    I wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season! We hope that you are able to spend some time with family and friends over the holidays and wish you safe travels throughout.
  • MIT Sits in Fourth Place in the Final 2019 Fall Division III Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup Standings
    December 24, 2019
    In the final 2019 Fall Division III Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings, MIT sits in fourth place overall with a total of 311 points. The Engineers earned points from men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football and women’s soccer as all five programs captured their respective NEWMAC Championships.
  • Seven Engineers Named to the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Teams
    December 23, 2019
    The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) recently announced the 2019 Fall All-Sportsmanship Team honorees for men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.
  • Geschke and Huibregtse Named ACWPC All-Americans
    December 19, 2019
    Cambridge, Mass. (December 19) - MIT water polo sophomore Miller Geschke (Los Altos, Calif.) and senior Clyde Huibregtse (New York, N.Y.) have been named as Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC ) Division III All-Americans as the organization released its selections this morning. 
  • Nielan, Berzolla Earn United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America and All-Region Honors
    December 19, 2019
    Kansas City, Mo. (December 19) - Two members of the MIT women's soccer team have been named to the United Soccer Coaches Division III Scholar All-America teams. Junior Maya Nielan (Danville, Calif.) earned a spot on the First Team, while senior Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) was placed on the Second Team.
  • Benton Wilson - "Student Gets a Kick Out of French Internship"
    December 14, 2019
    Like many European countries, France takes its soccer — or football — very seriously. To further refine the game of top players, a French startup called Footbar created a smart device to measure players’ stats such as speed, stamina, and skill. The artificial intelligence used by the Meteor tracker determines the quality of passes, shots, dribbles, and tackles based only on the acceleration of the tracker worn on the player’s calf.
  • Men's Basketball Closes Non-Conference Play With 76-71 Win Over Bridgewater State
    December 12, 2019
    Led by four student-athletes in double figures, the MIT men's basketball team closed its non-conference schedule with a 76-71 win over Bridgewater State University on Thursday evening in Cambridge. The Engineers were guided junior Ian Hinkley (Raleigh, N.C.), who posted 26 points to go along with six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal.
  • Water Polo Sweeps NWPC Athlete of the Week Honors Following Division III National Championship
    December 12, 2019
    Bridgeport, Pa. (December 12) – Following a third place finish at the inaugural USA Water Polo Division III National Championship, the MIT water polo team swept all three Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) Player of the week awards.
  • Devon Goetz Named to Longstreth/NFHCA All-America First Team
    December 11, 2019
    For the second year in a row, MIT senior Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) earned All-America honors as she claimed a spot on the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-America First Team. A third-team selection last year, she becomes the fifth player in program history to be voted to the first team and the 17th overall to receive this accolade. The lone NEWMAC honoree, Goetz’s award marks the fourth straight year the Engineers have been represented on this list.
  • Football's Griese, Kent Earn CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors
    December 11, 2019
    MIT football seniors Andrew Griese (Fairfax Station, Va.) and Sean Kent (Bend, Ore.) have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Teams. Griese is a First Team selection, while Kent is a Second Team honoree. This marks the first time for both student-athletes on the Academic All-America Teams. 
  • Women's Basketball Defeats Framingham State, 80-69
    December 10, 2019
    MIT knocked down eight three-pointers in the first quarter and then generated a 17-9 run during the fourth quarter, helping propel it to an 80-69 victory over Framingham State University in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Tuesday night. Sophomore Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) led all players with a career-high 26 points while dishing out six assists for the Engineers. Flannery O’Connor led the way for the Rams as she tallied 24 points, seven rebounds, and two steals.
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