Led by an All-American performance from senior Leandra Zimmermann (Augsburg, Germany), the No. 4 ranked MIT women’s cross country team finished third at the 2018 NCAA Division III National Championship. The Engineers finished with 247 points as the third-place showing is MIT’s highest since a third-place performance in 2015.
A string of seven unanswered points late in regulation helped host and nationally-ranked No. 8 University of Chicago pull away for an 81-72 victory over the MIT women’s basketball team in the Midway Classic on Sunday afternoon. Freshman Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) led all players with a career-high 22 points to go along with four rebounds and three steals for the Engineers.
On Saturday at duPont Rifle Range, the MIT rifle team split a pair of matches with the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and SUNY-Plattsburgh. The Bears finished with a total of 4,564 points, while MIT posted a score of 4,279 and Plattsburgh tallied 4,095.
For the second year in a row, the MIT men’s fencing team opened up Northeast Fencing Conference action with a 4-1 performance on Saturday. The Engineers defeated UMass (17-10), University of New Hampshire (27-0), Boston University (14-13), and Sacred Heart University (14-13), but fell to Brandeis University (14-13). Freshman Robert Law (Los Altos, Calif.) won seven of his eight foil bouts while classmate Aaron Lu (Belmont, Calif.) led the sabre squad with a 10-3 ledger. Sophomore Nyle Sykes (Greenwood Village, Colo.) powered the epee unit with an 11-4 record.
Led by a 29-point effort from senior Cameron Korb (Los Gatos, Calif.), the No. 5 ranked MIT men’s basketball team defeated Eastern Nazarene by an 86-55 final on Saturday afternoon in non-conference play.
Sophomore Thérèse Mills (Medford, N.J.) powered the sabre squad with a 16-2 performance in the Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) opener for the MIT women’s fencing team on Saturday. Compiling a 5-2 ledger, the Engineers defeated UMass (19-8), University of New Hampshire (24-3), Boston University (23-4), Smith College (24-3), and Sacred Heart University (14-13) but fell to Wellesley College (18-7) and Brandeis University (16-11). Senior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) led the epee unit with a tally of 16-4 while junior Stephanie Li (Greenwood Village, Colo.) amassed a record for 15-5 for the foil team.
Fifth-seeded MIT earned its first-ever Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) Tournament win and avenged two-straight losses to Iona College in the playoffs with a 16-11 victory over the sixth-seeded Gaels in the fifth-place match of the 2018 conference tournament this afternoon in Providence.
Led by four overall first place finishes by freshmen Laura Rosado (New Haven, Conn.) and Lara Ketonen (Helsinki, Finland), the No. 7 MIT women's swimming and diving team defeated No. 18 Bowdoin College, 181-11-8, and WPI, 222-78, in a double dual meet on Saturday afternoon in Maine.
In a double dual meet featuring No. 5 men's swimming and diving, No. 25 Bowdoin College and WPI, nationally-ranked MIT came away with a 232-66 win over Bowdoin and a 233-67 win over NEWMAC foe WPI in Maine this afternoon. Of 16 contested events, MIT came away with victories in 14 of them.
Strong performances in the first and third quarters propelled the MIT women’s basketball team to an 88-54 victory over Heidelberg University in the Midway Classic at the University of Chicago on Saturday afternoon. Senior Taylor V’Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) led all players with 20 points while grabbing six rebounds for the Engineers.
In the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon, the MIT football team saw its season come to an end with a 49-0 loss to No. 13 ranked Johns Hopkins University. This was the second appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the Engineers and the first-ever meeting with the Blue Jays.
In a battle of nationally ranked programs, the No. 22 MIT squash team fell to No. 16 Navy on the first day of the 2018 Navy Round Robin. Sophomores William Wu (Eagleville, Pa.) and Robert Williamson (Weston, Mass.) were the lone victors from the Engineers in last night’s match.
A goal with four seconds to play in regulation by Brown University's Matt Simko was the difference in today's Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) Tournament first round match as the host and fourth-seeded Bears edged the fifth-seeded MIT water polo team by an 8-7 final.
Cambridge, Mass. (November 16)- Ahead of the league playoffs which begin this afternoon in Providence, the Collegiate Water Polo Conference (CWPA) released its Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) All-league honorees. In just his first year with the Engineers, Bret Lathrope was named as the NWPC Coach of the Year, while junior Clyde Huibregtse (New York, N.Y.) and freshman Miller Geschke (Los Altos, Calif.) were placed on the All-Conference Second Team.
Led by 52.5 percent shooting from three-point land, the visiting Endicott College Gulls built a first-half lead and came away with the 90-73 win over No. 5 ranked MIT on Thursday night in the season opener for the Engineers.
Five members of the MIT football team have been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Team, as announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Football Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
MIT senior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) was voted to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Volleyball Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. She will represent the Engineers on the national ballot and will contend for Academic All-America honors to be voted on later this month.
The MIT football team leads the way on the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference Teams and major awards as 15 Engineers were recognized. Senior quarterback Udgam Goyal (Frisco, Texas) was named as the league’s Offensive Athlete of the Year, while head coach Brian Bubna was tabbed as the Coach of the Year. Overall, MIT had seven First Team honorees and six players named to the Second Team.
The MIT football team will travel to No. 13 ranked Johns Hopkins University for the first round of the 2018 NCAA Division III Tournament as that game will take place at Homewood Field in Baltimore, Md.
MIT cross country head coach Halston Taylor has been named as the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) New England Region Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. This is the fifth time he has earned this honor for the women’s teams.
For the second year in a row, MIT senior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) was voted to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America Third Team as announced by the organization on Tuesday. Her selection marks the fifth year in a row the Engineers have been represented on this list.
A goal by Amherst's Rubii Tamen less than 40 seconds into the second stanza was the difference in tonight's NCAA Division III Tournament second round match as the host Mammoths edged MIT, 1-0 as the Engineers wrap up their season with an overall record of 17-3-3.
Coming off the 2018 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Saturday, the MIT football team has earned a spot in the 2018 NCAA Division III Football Championship as that field was announced on Saturday evening. The Engineers are the Pool B selection for the 32-team field and will be making the program’s second NCAA Tournament appearance and first since 2014.
Powered by a pair of 20-point performances, the MIT women’s basketball team defeated Endicott College, 65-57, in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) totaled 20 points and a game-high 11 rebounds as senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) posted 20 points and four assists for the Engineers.
The No. 6 MIT women's swimming and diving team won 11 of 16 contested events yesterday afternoon as the Engineers earned their first win of 2018 and topped Springfield College, 171-115, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) dual meet in Cambridge.