Fall NCAA Championship and NEWMAC Championship Information

A collage of MIT student-athletes from the field hockey, women's soccer, men's and women's cross country and football teams.

Cambridge, Mass. (November 12) - MIT field hockey, women's soccer, men's and women's cross country will all open NCAA competition this weeekend, while the football team will be in the running for its second straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title on Saturday. Below you will find a quick preview for each team along with information for all contests scheduled for the week. 

Field Hockey:
 The MIT fild hockey team will travel to The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) for the second and third rounds of the 2019 NCAA Division III Championship Tournament this weekend. The Engineers advanced to the second round after they defeated Scranton University, 3-0, on Wednesday afternoon in Pennsylvania. In the win, MIT received two goals from Paige Forrester (Glencoe, Ill.) and one from Amanda Garofalo (Fairfield, N.J.).

NEWMAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) registered the tying and winning goals in the conference title game and now ranks second on the team with 31 points. Goetz has registered ten goals and 11 assists in her senior season. Forrester leads the Engineers with 22 goals and 48 points, while Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.) has played over 900 minutes, has made 85 saves and has a record of 14-4.

Saturday, November 16th

2019 NCAA Field Hockey Tournament

Second Round
TCNJ vs. Franklin & Marshall - 10:00 am
MIT vs. SUNY Geneseo - 1:00 pm - Live Stats | Video

Sunday, November 17th

Third Round
If MIT defeats Geneseo, the Engineers would play either TCNJ or Franklin & Marshall at 1:00 pm

Women's Soccer: The MIT women's soccer team is ready to open NCAA Tournament play as the No. 5 Engineers are coming off their third straight NEWMAC Championship. MIT will host a regional this weekend and will welcome Johnson & Wales, Williams and Gettysburg to Cambridge. MIT is scheduled to play Johnson & Wales on Saturday, November 16 in a first round game at 11:00 am. This will be the first-ever meeting between the Engineers and the Wildcats.

At the conclusion of the 2019 NEWMAC Championship, senior Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) was named as the Tournament's Most Outstanding Player. MIT is led by sophomore Karenna Groff (Weston, Mass.) as she has totaled 16 goals and seven assists for 39 points as she leads the NEWMAC in both goals and points in 2019. In net, first-year Ava Gillikin (Flemington, N.J.) leads Division III women's soccer in save percentage (.958) and goals against average (0.13) and enters the NCAA Tournament with a record of 16-0-2 to go along with ten solo shutouts.

Saturday, November 16th & Sunday, November 17th

2019 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament

First Round
MIT vs. Johnson & Wales at 11:00 am - Live Stats | Video
Williams vs. Gettysburg at 1:30 pm

Second Round
Winners of First Round Games at 1:00 pm

Cross Country: The MIT men's and women's cross country teams had to the NCAA New England Regional this weekend with their eyes set on qualifying for next weekend's NCAA Division III National Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. The MIT women's team is ranked third in the country and will be in search of its fourth straight regional title and seventh overall, while the men are ranked No. 12 nationally and will be eyeing their third regional crown in the last four seasons.

Sophomore Andrew Mah (Newton, Mass.) led the men to the NEWMAC title as he was the NEWMAC Athlete of the Year, followed by NEWMAC Rookie of the Year Sanjay Raman (Seattle, Wash.). For the women, sophomore Izzi Gengaro (Boonton Township, N.J.) paced the Engineers to the win as she was the women's Athlete of the Year and led six top-10 finishers.

Saturday, November 16th

NCAA New England Regional Championship

Pickard Fields - Bowdoin College - Brunswick, Maine
Men's Race: 11 a.m. - Live Video | Meet Information
Women's Race: 12:15 p.m. - Live Video | Meet Information

Football: MIT football enters the final game of the regular season in a three-way tie for first place in the NEWMAC standings at 5-1 in league play. The Engineers control their own destiny and can claim their second-straight NEWMAC title and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with a win at Springfield College on Saturday. 

MIT used four touchdowns from senior quarterback Chris Mauck (Wellington, Fla.) and a 10-point day from junior kicker Mark Wright (Fort Worth, Texas) to defeat Norwich on Senior Day and improve to 6-2 overall. Mauck was named as the NEWMAC Offensive Athlete of the Week for the second straight week, while Wright earned his second straight Special Teams Athlete of the Week honor. 

Saturday, November 16th

MIT at Springfield - Noon - Live Stats | Live Video

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