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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.