MIT women’s senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) and freshman Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) have been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Doubles Team of the Week for the third straight time after a 3-0 week for the Engineers. In addition, Rickeman has been honored as the league’s Singles Player of the Week for the second straight week as she was 3-0 overall.
Cambridge, Mass. (March 19) - The MIT sailing team had another great weekend of results as the Engineers finished second at both the Vietor Trophy and the Southern New England Team Race Invite and then placed ninth at the Geiger Trophy.
In the final match of the Blue-Grey Invitational, the No. 19 MIT women’s tennis team rallied from a 2-1 deficit after doubles play to come away with a 6-3 victory over No. 17 ranked Case Western Reserve University on Sunday morning.
After taking a 2-1 lead following doubles action, the No. 19 MIT women’s tennis team pulled away for an eventual 7-2 win over No. 14 Washington and Lee on Saturday at the Blue-Grey Invitational at the University of Mary Washington.
MIT rattled off six goals during a span of seven minutes in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 12-6 non-conference men's lacrosse win over UMass Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon. Senior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) tallied four goals and two assists for the Engineers, with all but two of his points coming during the late rally. Donovan Prozinski paced the Corsairs with two goals and seven groundballs.
Cambridge, Mass. (March 17) - In a battle of two nationally-ranked teams and two of the top teams in the New England Region, No. 4 Middlebury College came away with a 6-3 win over No. 21 MIT in a non-conference men's tennis match on Saturday morning in Cambridge. MIT trailed 3-0 after doubles and the Engineers attempted to comeback in singles play but the run came up just short as the Panthers held on for the 6-3 win.
After trailing 2-1 following doubles play, the No. 19 MIT women’s tennis team rallied in singles action for a 6-3 road win over No. 16 University of Mary Washington on Friday evening in non-conference action.
Six-goal runs in both halves helped power Endicott College to a 17-11 victory over MIT in a non-conference women's lacrosse game on Friday night. Senior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) tallied three goals, three assists, and six draw controls for the Engineers while Erin McCarthy recorded a game-high four goals to go along with an assist for the Gulls.
Four unanswered goals spanning the first and second quarters gave MIT a lead it would not relinquish as it went on to defeat Wentworth Institute of Technology, 12-9, in a non-conference men's lacrosse tilt on Thursday. Senior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) paced the Engineers with four goals and recorded his 200th career point, joining Harris Stolzenberg '17 as the only players in program history to accomplish this feat. Ben Coakley and Jacob Eldred both produced two goals and an assist for the Leopards.
MIT junior forward Tim Roberts (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) has been named as a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division III Second Team Academic All-America selection. This is the first career Academic All-America honor for Roberts as he is the 12th all-time selection for MIT men's basketball and the first since the 2012-13 season.
In the D3Hoops.com All-Region Teams, three members of the MIT men’s basketball team were honored for their play during the 2017-18 season. Junior Bradley Jomard (Paris, France) was named to the All-Region Second Team, while junior AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.) was a Fourth Team honoree and freshman Hamilton Forsythe (Weston, Conn.) was tabbed as the Co-Rookie of the Year.
For the second year in a row, junior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) will represent the MIT women's fencing team at the NCAA Championship to be held March 22-25 at Penn State. She will once again be the lone Division III epee competitor in a field of 24 participants.
The postseason honors continued for the MIT women's basketball team with the announcement of the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) All-Region Team and the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Team on Tuesday. Juniors Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) and Taylor V'Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) were both voted to the NEWBA All-Region Third Team while freshman Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) earned a spot on the All-Rookie Team. Holinski also represented the Engineers on the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Fourth Team for the second year in a row.
For the second straight week, MIT’s No. 1 doubles team of senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) and freshman Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Doubles Team of the Week. In addition, Rickeman earned her first NEWMAC Singles Player of the Week honor as well as the No. 21 Engineers defeated No. 19 Brandeis University by a 7-2 final in the team’s lone match last week.
Cambridge, Mass. (March 12) - The MIT sailing team continued its strong start to the spring season as they took second place at both the MIT Team Race Invitational and the Rudkin Team Race Invitational this weekend.
MIT junior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) captured fifth place in epee at the NCAA Fencing Northeast Regional Championship on Sunday, resulting in the highest Division III performance for the weapon for the second year in a row. Freshman Shiaoching Tse (Apex, N.C.) ranked 15th in foil, marking the Engineers’ best showing since Cordelia Link ’10 placed 14th in 2010. Freshman Therese Mills (Medford, N.J.) finished a team-best 20th among the sabre competitors.
Freshman Aaron Kogan (New Haven, Conn.) led the MIT men’s fencing team by claiming ninth place in epee at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship on Sunday. Sophomore Avi Zeff (Philadelphia, Pa.) ranked a career-best 24th in the foil competition, resulting in the Engineers’ best performance since Daniel Levine ’12 placed 21st in 2012. Senior Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) finished a team-best 21st among the sabre qualifiers.
Led by All-American performances by sophomores Marissa McPhillips (Narragansett, R.I.) and Margaret Trautner (Houston, Texas), the No. 3 ranked MIT women’s track and field team placed 11th overall out of 62 teams with 19 points at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championship. Over the two-day event, the Engineers picked up 10 All-American honors.
Led by a runner-up finish from freshman Yorai Shaoul (Raanana, Israel) in the triple jump, the No. 24 ranked MIT men’s track and field team placed 18th overall out of 66 teams with 12.5 points at the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Track Championship. Overall, the Engineers had three student-athletes earn All-America recognition over the two-day event.
Ramapo’s Christopher Moseley knocked down two free throws with 0.9 seconds left in the game to defeat No. 19 MIT by a 68-66 final in the Elite Eight of the 2018 NCAA Division III Tournament. This marked the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
Cambridge, Mass. (March 10) - In its lone home tri-match of the season, the No. 14 ranked MIT men's volleyball team split its two matches this afternoon. In the first match, the Engineers were edged by No. 12 Vassar College, 3-1, in a United Volleyball Conference (UVC) contest before MIT earned a 3-1 non-conference win over Stevenson University in the nightcap.
Behind a pair of home runs from sophomore Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.), the MIT baseball team rallied from an early 7-1 deficit to come away with a 10-8 win over Western New England University on a blustery Saturday morning at the New England Baseball Complex.
Three goals by sophomore Jack Strachan (Moresville, N.C.) during the fourth quarter helped MIT build a small cushion before holding on for a 9-8 victory over the University of New England in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Saturday. Strachan finished with four goals and one assist while senior David Klee (East Greenbush, N.Y.) broke the record for career caused turnovers, eclipsing the mark of 72 set by John Kramer '16.
Nationally-ranked No. 12 Tufts University outscored MIT, 8-3, in the second half to pull away for a 21-10 victory in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon. Senior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) tallied three goals, five assists, and six draw controls for the Engineers.
In a game that was a single-possession contest for much of the second half, the No. 19 ranked MIT men’s basketball team rallied past No. 18 Middlebury on Friday night to advance to the 2018 NCAA Division III Elite Eight. This is just the second Elite Eight appearance in program history and the first time since the 2011-12 season that saw MIT end up in the Final Four. This was the team’s first meeting with Middlebury since the opener of the 2006-07 season as the Engineers now hold a 13-6 advantage over the Panthers.
Powered by a strong 3-0 start in doubles action on Saturday, the No. 21 ranked MIT women’s tennis team defeated No. 19 Brandeis University by a convincing 7-2 margin in a meeting of nationally-ranked squads in Cambridge.