On Friday at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the MIT men’s and women’s track and field teams had three student-athletes compete overall to set up a packed final day of action on Saturday in Wisconsin. The meet was interrupted by a weather delay that slowed the competition.
On Friday at the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, the No. 11 MIT women’s tennis season came to a close as senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) and freshman Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) were each knocked out of the bracket after earning All-American honors. Kohrs fell in the quarterfinals of the singles tourney, while Kohrs and Rickeman dropped their quarterfinal doubles match.
Oklahoma City, Okla. (May 25) - The MIT softball team saw its run in the 2018 NCAA Division III Championship Tournament come to a close this afternoon as the Engineers were edged by No. 21 Ithaca College by a 3-2 score in eight innings in Oklahoma City.
Norfolk, Va. (May 25) - The MIT women's sailing team finished fourth overall at the 2018 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championship with a total of 265 points. This is the best finish at the National Championship for the women's team since the 2013-14 campaign when the Engineers took fifth place.
MIT women’s tennis head coach Carol Matsuzaki has been named as the Wilson ITA Division III National Coach of the Year, as announced by the ITA Office this week. This is the first time that Matsuzaki has earned national Coach of the Year honors.
Senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) earned a berth in the NCAA Singles Championship quarterfinals on Thursday evening in Claremont, California. Kohrs advances to the third round for the second time in her career. In addition, the duo of Kohrs and freshman Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) advanced to the doubles national quarterfinals with a thrilling three-set win. For their performances, the duo each earned All-American honors as Kohrs is an All-American in singles and doubles, along with doubles for Rickeman.
Led by two All-American performances in the pole vault, the No. 10 ranked MIT women’s track and field team currently sits in fifth place out of 47 teams with 8.5 points after day one of the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
Junior Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.) advanced to the final of the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the second straight season to lead the MIT men’s track and field team on day one of the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
Oklahoma City, Okla. (May 24) - Trailing 5-0, the No. 20 MIT softball team rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth but ultimately fell to No. 16 Luther College, 6-3, in the opening game for both teams at the 2018 NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament in Oklahoma City. The Engineers will now play No. 21 Ithaca College in an elimination game tomorrow at 11:00 am, while the Norse will play No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University in the winner's bracket tomorrow at 7:00 pm.
Oklahoma City, Okla. (May 23) -- At the 2018 NCAA Division III Softball National Championship banquet this evening in Oklahoma City, MIT junior pitcher Ravenne Nasser (Methuen, Mass.) became the first student-athlete in program history to earn All-America honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Nasser was named to the Third Team and was joined by 44 other student-athletes including five other pitchers on three teams from across Division III to earn All-America status this season.
Cambridge, Mass. (May 23) -- MIT baseball senior outfielder/pitcher Garrett Greenwood (Edmond, Okla.) added to his postseason awards as has been named to the ABCA/Rawlings New England All-Region Third Team as a utility player. Earlier in the week, he was named to the D3Baseball.com All-Region squad for the first time in his MIT career.
Norfolk, Va. (May 23) - The MIT women's sailing team finished third overall at the 2018 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Eastern Semifinals this afternoon and has qualified for the National Final which will begin tomorrow morning.
Claremont, Calif. (May 23) -- The NCAA Division Women’s Tennis Singles and Doubles Championship draws have been announced as MIT senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) and freshman Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) have qualified for both events. Play begins on Thursday, May 24 at CMS.
On Friday, May 18, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) capped another outstanding year as it announced its end of the year award winners at the 32nd Annual Student-Athlete Excellence Banquet. Greta Farrell (Huntington, N.Y.) of the sailing team and Ariela Slutsky (Weston, Fla.) of the track and field team served as emcees, while David Heller (Fair Lawn, N.J.) of the baseball team was the student guest speaker.
For the third year in a row the MIT men’s lacrosse team received multiple selections to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-New England Team. Seniors Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.), David Klee (East Greenbush, N.Y.), and Mitch Turley (Westfield, Ind.) represented the Engineers on the list, tying the program record for NEILA honors. In order to be eligible for this award, nominees must have senior standing, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, and be a significant enough player that he was nominated for at least All-Conference selection.
Indianapolis, Ind. (May 22) -- The NCAA has announced the final qualifiers for the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which will be held from May 24-26 at the Veteran’s Memorial Field Sports Complex in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse will serve as the host institution.
The MIT football program has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2018 season as the Engineers open the season at home on Friday, August 31st vs. Becker College in a 7 p.m. start at Steinbrenner Stadium.
Claremont, Calif. (May 21) -- The No. 11 ranked MIT women’s tennis team has traveled to Southern California for the NCAA National Quarterfinals and will take on No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Monday night at 6 p.m. Pacific time. This is the second trip to the NCAA Elite Eight by the Engineers and the second for this year’s Senior Class.
Williamstown, Mass. (May 20) - For the second time in three seasons, the MIT softball team has won a Super Regional Championship and has advanced to the NCAA Division III National Championship, which will take place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma next week as the 20th-ranked Engineers came from behind to defeat No. 12 Williams, 7-5, on Sunday afternoon at the Williamstown Super Regional.
Williamstown, Mass. (May 18) - On the opening day of the 2018 Williamstown Super Regional, the No. 20 MIT softball team split two games with No. 12 Williams College to force a winner take all game three, which is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at a time to be determined later. The Engineers took game one, 4-2, before being edged by the Ephs, 1-0, in the nightcap.
MIT women’s openweight rowers Abbey Diener (Draper, Utah) and Caitlin McCandler (St. Louis Park, Minn.) were among 11 student-athletes named to the women’s rowing Academic All-Patriot League team, as announced by the league office. This is the first time that they have been recognized on the All-Academic Team and MIT is one of just three teams to have multiple honorees.
On Thursday night in Cambridge, the No. 10 ranked MIT women’s track and field team hosted the MIT Final Qualifier Meet as athletes from all along the East Coast looked to move up in the rankings heading into next week’s NCAA Championship.
On Thursday night, the No. 15 ranked MIT men’s track and field team hosted the MIT Final Qualifier Meet as teams from as far away as Virginia attempted to move up and qualify for next week’s NCAA Championship.
Tempe, Ariz. (May 17) -- MIT women’s tennis head coach Carol Matsuzaki was named as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Region Coach of the Year, while freshman Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) was honored as the regional Rookie of the Year.
Austin, Texas. (May 17) – Six MIT student-athletes have been recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as they were all selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large Team on Thursday afternoon. All six will now appear on the national ballot for consideration for the Academic All-America At-Large Team, which will be voted on and released on Monday, June 11.
Princeton, N.J. (May 17) -- MIT senior lightweight women’s rower Elizabeth Martin (Lexington, Mass.) has been selected to the US U23 National Team Selection Camp. The camp will take place beginning in early June in Boston.
Louisville, Ky. (May 17) – With the announcement of the 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s (NFCA) All-Region teams, the No. 20 MIT softball team has set yet another program record. This year, four different Engineers earned All-New England honors marking the largest class in program history to be named All-Region by the NFCA.
For the second time in program history the MIT women’s lacrosse team had two players selected to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region Team on Thursday. Senior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) was voted to the First Team while classmate Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) earned a spot on the Second Team.