2017 MIT Women's Soccer News

  • No. 13 MIT Sees NCAA Tournament Run End Against No. 10 Messiah In Sweet 16
    November 18, 2017
    Ewing, N.J. (November 18) - The No. 13 MIT women's soccer team saw its historic season come to a close this afternoon in the NCAA Sectional Semifinals against No. 10 Messiah College, 5-0, at The College of New Jersey's Soccer Complex. MIT, which reached the Sectional Semifinals for the first time since 2012, ends the 2017 campaign with a record of 20-2-1, while Messiah moves on to face No. 1 TCNJ tomorrow afternoon in the Elite 8.
  • Women’s Soccer Set For NCAA Sectionals at TCNJ This Weekend
    November 16, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (November 16) – The No. 13 MIT women’s soccer team has advanced to the sectional round of the 2017 NCAA Division III Tournament and will play No. 10 Messiah College on Saturday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m. at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). Joining MIT and Messiah in the Sweet 16 are No. 1 TCNJ and No. 20 Lynchburg College. Those two teams will play in the first game on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and the winners of each match will advance to Sunday’s Elite 8 at 1:00 p.m. 
  • No. 13 Women's Soccer Punches Ticket To Sweet 16 With 1-0 Win Over Middlebury
    November 12, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (November 12) - A goal by MIT sophomore Sophia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) in the 22nd minute was the difference today as the No. 13 Engineers defeated No. 17 Middlebury College, 1-0, in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Tournament on Sunday afternoon in Cambridge.
  • No. 13 Women's Soccer Downs Castleton, 7-2, In NCAA Opening Round
    November 11, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (November 11) - Tied at 2-2 after 30 minutes of action, the No. 13 ranked MIT women's soccer team used five unanswered goals to defeat Castleton University by a 7-2 score on Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. 
  • Five MIT Teams Are Ready For NCAA Competition This Weekend
    November 10, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (November 10) – Five MIT teams are ready to begin competition in NCAA events beginning this weekend after they all won New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships earlier this fall including women's volleyball, women's soccer, field hockey, men's cross country and women's cross country.
  • Mueller, Nichols, Berzolla and Struckman Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
    November 09, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (November 9) – Four members of the No. 13 MIT women's soccer team were named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District squad including senior Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.), juniors Hailey Nichols (Boulder, Colo.) and Lily Mueller (Lakeville, Minn.) and sophomore Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.). The four Engineers will now appear on the national ballot for selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-America team which will be voted on and be released later this fall.
  • Seven From Women’s Soccer Earn NEWMAC All-Conference Accolades, Struckman, Nichols, Desmarais Take Home Major Awards
    November 08, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (November 8) – Prior to this weekend’s NCAA Tournament, a program record seven members of the nationally-ranked MIT women’s soccer team were named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference Teams. Additionally, senior Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) was named as the NEWMAC Athlete of the Year, junior Hailey Nichols (Boulder, Colo.) was named as the NEWMAC Defensive Athlete of the Year and Martin Desmarais was named as the NEWMAC Coach of the Year.
  • Women’s Soccer Selected To Host NCAA Regional This Weekend
    November 06, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (November 6) – For the second time in four years and for the second time in program history, MIT will be the host site for one of 16 NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship regionals as announced on Monday afternoon. Scheduled for November 11-12, the nationally-ranked Engineers will welcome Castleton University, Middlebury College and Western Connecticut State University.
  • No. 13 Women's Soccer Blanks Springfield, 2-0, To Claim NEWMAC Championship
    November 05, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (November 5) - The MIT women's soccer team, ranked No. 13 in the latest United Soccer Coaches Division III poll and second in the latest NCAA Division III New England regional rankings, used goals by sophomore Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) and Montana Reilly (Los Angeles, Calif.) to win the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship for the first time since 2011.
  • Update On 2017 NEWMAC Women’s Soccer Championship at MIT This Weekend
    November 03, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (November 3) – Earlier today, the Wheaton College administration notified the Conference Office of recent events that transpired on campus involving their women's soccer team. These actions directly affect the remainder of the 2017 NEWMAC Women's Soccer Championship and the conference office along with the Executive Committee are working diligently on reviewing the necessary next steps. 
  • Women’s Soccer Ties Program Record with 17 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Selections
    November 03, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (November 3) – The No. 13 nationally-ranked MIT women’s soccer team has tied a program record by placing 17 student-athletes on the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference team this fall.
  • Struckman Earns Third NEWMAC Women’s Soccer Offensive Athlete of the Week Accolade
    October 30, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (October 30) – For the second straight week and third time this fall, MIT women’s soccer senior Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Soccer Offensive Athlete of the Week.
  • Records Fall as No. 13 Women’s Soccer Closes Regular Season With 2-1 Win at Emerson
    October 28, 2017
    Boston, Mass. (October 28) - In the regular season finale for both teams, the 13th-ranked MIT women's soccer team earned a 2-1 win over Emerson College on Saturday afternoon in Boston. The Engineers received their two goals via Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) as MIT tied the program record for wins in a single season (17) and NEWMAC wins in a year (9).
  • Olivia Struckman Named United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III National Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week
    October 24, 2017
    Kansas City, Mo. (October 24) – After being named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Offensive Athlete of the Week yesterday, MIT women’s soccer senior captain Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has been named as the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III National Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week, as announced by the organization earlier this afternoon.
  • No. 13 MIT, WPI Play To 1-1 Double Overtime Draw
    October 24, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (October 24) - On a windy night in Cambridge, the No. 13 women’s soccer team and New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe WPI played to a 1-1 double overtime draw in a rematch of last year’s conference championship match. The tie secured an outright NEWMAC regular season championship for MIT with the results around the conference tonight as it is the third time in four seasons in which MIT has accomplished that.
  • Struckman Earns Second NEWMAC Offensive Athlete of the Week Honor This Year
    October 23, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (October 23) – For the second time this fall and fourth time of her career, MIT women’s soccer senior Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Soccer Offensive Athlete of the Week.
  • No. 13 Women’s Soccer Clinches NEWMAC Regular Season Title With 4-0 Shutout of Springfield on Senior Day
    October 21, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (October 21) - Powered by three goals in the second half, the No. 13 nationally-ranked MIT women’s soccer team shutout Springfield College, 4-0, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest on Saturday afternoon in Cambridge. With the victory, the Engineers clinch their sixth straight NEWMAC Regular Season title, get a first round bye and will host the upcoming postseason tournament on November 4 and 5.
  • Nichols' Golden Goal Sends No. 13 MIT Over Babson, 2-1, In Double OT
    October 17, 2017
    Babson Park, Mass. (October 17) - Junior Hailey Nichols (Boulder, Colo.) registered her fifth goal of the season off a free kick by Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) 2:51 into the second overtime session to lift the No. 13 MIT women's soccer team to a 2-1 win over Babson College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match on Tuesday afternoon in Babson Park.
  • Apostol Named NEWMAC Women’s Soccer Offensive Athlete of the Week
    October 16, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (October 16) – MIT junior forward Amy Apostol (Los Gatos, Calif.) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Soccer Offensive Athlete of the Week for her performances against Wellesley and Coast Guard.
  • No. 13 Women's Soccer Edges Coast Guard, 2-1
    October 14, 2017
    New London, Conn. (October 14) - The No. 13 nationally-ranked MIT women's soccer team scored two goals in the first half of today's contest which was enough to defeat the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 2-1, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match on Saturday afternoon in Connecticut.
  • No. 13 Women’s Soccer Bounces Back With 5-0 NEWMAC Win at Wellesley
    October 10, 2017
    Wellesley, Mass. (October 10) - The MIT women’s soccer team, which is ranked No. 13 in the latest United Soccer Coaches Division III national poll and No. 9 in the D3Soccer.com poll, bounced back from Sunday’s game this afternoon with a 5-0 win over Wellesley College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest.
  • No. 4 Williams Edges No. 13 Women's Soccer In Battle of New England's Best
    October 08, 2017
    Williamstown, Mass. (October 8) - A goal by Williams College freshman Victoria Laino in the 59th minute was the difference in today's match as the No. 4 Ephs handed the No. 13 MIT women's soccer team its first loss of the season by a 1-0 final on Sunday afternoon at Cole Field in Williamstown. Today's contest was not only a matchup of two of the top teams in the country, but Williams and MIT are currently ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the region. 
  • No. 13 Women’s Soccer Blanks Mount Holyoke, 6-0
    October 06, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (October 6) - The No. 13 nationally-ranked MIT women’s soccer team used six goals scored by five different student-athletes to defeat Mount Holyoke College by a 6-0 final in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest on Friday night under the lights in Cambridge.
  • Women’s Soccer Earns United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for Seventh Time in Program History
    October 05, 2017
    Kansas City, Mo. (October 5) – The MIT women’s soccer team posted the fourth best grade point average among all NCAA Division III women’s soccer teams last year as the Engineers earned the United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) Team Academic Award, as announced by the organization earlier today.
  • Women’s Soccer Sweeps NEWMAC Athlete of the Week Honors For Second Time This Fall
    October 02, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (October 2) – The MIT women’s soccer team has swept the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Athlete of the Week awards for the second time this fall as senior Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) was named as the Offensive Athlete of the Week and junior Lily Mueller (Lakeville, Minn.) was named as the Defensive Athlete of the Week.
  • No. 15 Women's Soccer Escapes With 2-1 Overtime Win Over Clark
    September 29, 2017
    Worcester, Mass. (September 29) - MIT senior Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) found the back of the net off a long pass by freshman Maya Nielan (Danville, Calif.) just 41-seconds into the first overtime period as the undefeated and No. 15 nationally-ranked Engineers edged Clark University, 2-1, on Friday night in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match in Worcester. 
  • Chessa Hoekstra Named United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III National Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week
    September 26, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (September 26) – After scoring five goals and leading MIT to a 2-0 week behind a 7-1 win over Salem State University and a 6-0 victory over Smith College, sophomore Chessa Hoekstra (Portland, Maine) has been named as the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Women’s National Athlete of the Week, as announced by the association on Tuesday afternoon. Hoekstra is the first student-athlete in program history to earn this national honor.
  • Apostol Scores Twice to Lift No. 15 MIT to 2-1 Non-Conference Win Against Tufts
    September 26, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (September 26) - MIT junior forward Amy Apostol (Los Gatos, Calif.) scored twice for the 15th-ranked women’s soccer team as the Engineers topped Tufts University, 2-1, in a non-conference battle on Tuesday afternoon. With the victory, MIT moved to 10-0-0 this fall and tied the longest win streak in program history which was previously set by the 2014 squad from September 27 through November 1.
  • No. 16 Women’s Soccer Shuts Out Smith, 6-0, To Remain Undefeated
    September 23, 2017
    The MIT women’s soccer team, ranked No. 16 in the United Soccer Coaches Division III poll and No. 8 in the D3Soccer.com poll, extended their win streak to nine as the Engineers shut out Smith College, 6-0, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) matchup on Saturday afternoon in Cambridge.
  • Hoekstra’s Hat Trick Propels No. 16 Women’s Soccer To 7-1 Win Over Salem State
    September 19, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (September 19) - MIT sophomore Chessa Hoekstra (Portland, Maine) registered her first collegiate hat trick this afternoon as the No. 8/16 nationally-ranked Engineers powered past Salem State University, 7-1, in non-conference action on Tuesday afternoon in Cambridge.
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