Cambridge, Mass. (February 22) - On the opening night of the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championship, hosted by MIT inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool, the MIT men's swimming and diving team won both the 800-free relay and the 1-meter dive to jump out in front in the team standings with 125 points.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 22) - On the opening night of the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championship, hosted by MIT inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool, the MIT women's swimming and diving team finished second in the 800-free relay in the only event contested this evening.
Junior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) was voted to the CoSIDA Women's Basketball Academic All-District Team, marking her second straight selection and the fourth year in a row MIT was represented on the list. A 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America third team honoree, she advances to the national ballot and will contend for Academic All-America honors to be voted on next month. MIT is the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and currently ranks second across all NCAA divisions with 276 honors.
Men’s basketball juniors Bradley Jomard (Paris, France) and Tim Roberts (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team for the 2017-18 season. This marks the first career Academic All-District honor for both student-athletes.
Behind a career and game-high 26 points from junior Dolly Yuan (San Jose, Calif.), the No. 5 seeded MIT women’s basketball team defeated No. 4 Springfield College, 66-55, in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC Tournament on Wednesday. With the victory, the Engineers secured a spot in the semifinals for the fifth time in program history and first since 2003.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 21) - Playing in its first outdoor match of the spring season, the MIT men's tennis team improved to 2-1 with a 7-2 win over Division II Bentley University on Wednesday afternoon in Cambridge.
MIT junior guard AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in a pair of victories last week. This is the second NEWMAC Player of the Week award in the last three weeks for Jurko.
Senior Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and sophomore Sheel Patel (El Paso, Texas) along with freshmen Nyle Sykes (Greenwood Village, Colo.) and Joshua Talbot (Verona, N.J.) represented MIT on the Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) All-Star Team. Wong earned a spot on the Sabre First Team while Sykes was an Epee First Team All-Star. Patel was selected to the Epee Second Team as Talbot made the Foil Second Team.
For the second year in a row, MIT junior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) earned a spot on the Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) All-Star Epee First Team. She is the only fencer in program history to be a three-time NFC Epee All-Star as she was tabbed to the second team following her freshman campaign.
In the 2018 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Preseason Baseball Coaches’ Poll, the MIT baseball team has been chosen third overall out of the eight member schools. The Engineers are under the direction of 15th-year head coach Andy Barlow and are coming off an appearance in the NEWMAC Championship in 2017.
Westwood, Mass. (February 20) – The MIT softball team has been selected to finish fourth in this year’s New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Engineers are coming off a 2017 campaign, which saw them go 21-11 and reach the NEWMAC tournament for the third straight season.
In an NCAA qualifying match on Sunday at the Tronsrue Markmanship Center, the MIT rifle team dropped a 4,656-4,349 final to No. 14 ranked Army. The team score of 4,349 is a season-high for the Engineers, who were facing the Black Knights for the second time this season.
Hoboken, N.J. (February 18) - Up two sets to none, the MIT men's volleyball team hit .538 in the third set to secure a three-set sweep of No. 7 New York University in a United Volleyball Conference (UVC) match on Sunday morning on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology. The Engineers, who are receiving votes in the latest AVCA Division III poll, defeated the Violets by set scores of 25-23, 25-11, 25-17.
Earning five event wins and 23 All-New England honors, the No. 1 ranked MIT women’s track and field team finished second overall at the New England Division III Indoor Championship with a total of 127 points. Claiming the overall title was No. 5 ranked Williams College, which finished the meet with 149 points.
At the New England Division III Indoor Championship on Saturday, the No. 3 ranked MIT men’s track and field team finished second overall out of 28 scoring teams with a total of 97 points on the day. MIT claimed a pair of individual championships in the meet and had 21 All-New England performers, while No. 16 ranked Tufts University was the overall winner with a total of 110 points.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 17) - Competing for the first time during the spring season, the No. 21 ranked MIT men's tennis team split a pair of matches against Division I Boston University and Division II Merrimack College. The Engineers were edged by the Terriers, 4-3, before defeating the Warriors, 3-1, in an abbreviated match.
Hoboken, N.J. (February 17) - In the third United Volleyball Conference (UVC) match of the season for the MIT men’s volleyball team, the Engineers were defeated by No. 2 nationally-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology in straight sets by set scores of 25-22, 25-21, 25-14 on Saturday afternoon in Hoboken, N.J.
MIT capitalized on runs during the second and fourth quarters to capture a 58-38 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in NEWMAC women's basketball action on Saturday. Junior Taylor V'Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) led all players with 14 points while grabbing eight rebounds for the Engineers. Gillian Gerton racked up 11 points, five rebounds, two blocks, and two steals for the Bears.
Led by a combined 47 points from junior captains AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.) and Cameron Korb (Los Gatos, Calif.), the MIT men’s basketball team closed out the regular season with a 71-59 home win over WPI on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers sweep the regular-season series from WPI and have now defeated their rivals in six straight meetings.
Coming off the program’s eighth NEWMAC Championship and its seventh appearance in the NCAA Championship, the No. 22 ranked MIT women’s tennis team has been chosen as the preseason favorite in the 2018 NEWMAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The poll is voted on by the league’s head coaches.
WESTWOOD, Mass. (February 15) – After winning its 19th straight New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship and reaching the NCAA regional final for the second year in a row last season, the No. 21 nationally-ranked MIT men’s tennis team has been selected first once again in the league’s 2018 preseason poll, which was released this afternoon.
The MIT men's fencing team defeated Boston College, 14-13, in the final round of the Beanpot on Wednesday. Earlier in the night, the Engineers fell to Brandeis University (17-10) and Harvard University (20-7). Sophomore Sheel Patel (El Paso, Texas) racked up a 6-1 mark for the epee squad while senior Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) led the sabre team with a tally of 6-3. Sophomore Chris McKinney (Concord, Mass.) was the top performer for the foil unit with a record of 2-4.
In its final action of the regular season, the MIT women's fencing team fell to Brandeis University (14-13), Harvard University (19-8), and Boston College (14-13) in the Beanpot on Wednesday night. Junior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) powered the epee unit with a 6-3 ledger while senior Nicole Kogan (New Haven, Conn.) led the sabre squad with a 5-4 performance. Freshman Shiaoching Tse (Apex, N.C.) generated a 5-4 mark for the Engineers' foil contingent.
A turnover along with two free throws during the final three seconds of regulation was enough for Babson College to hold on for a 56-53 victory over MIT in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Wednesday. Junior Taylor V’Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) registered a game-high 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including a 4-of-5 performance from three-point range, while dishing out three assists for the Engineers.
Led by a 21-0 run to start the second half, the MIT men’s basketball team came away with an 85-42 road win over Clark University on Wednesday evening. MIT concludes the regular-season road schedule with a 10-2 mark following the victory.
Nine members of the MIT men’s and women’s cross country teams have earned United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors. In addition, both the MIT men’s and women’s teams were each recognized with All-Academic Team honors.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 18) – The MIT softball program has announced its slate of games for the 2018 season, which will feature 38 contests including six at the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Leadoff Classic, 12 home games at Briggs Field and 18 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) games. The Engineers will be under the guidance of eighth-year head coach Jen Williams.