COOP Memorable Moments in MIT History

January 13, 2021 (From January 10, 2017)
Kathy Pan, Women's Swimming and Diving

First-year Kathy Pan aided the Engineers 177-63 victory over Coast Guard this past Saturday, earning victories in the 200 IM (2:13.53) and 200 Breaststroke (2:32.22). Her winning swim in the 200 IM bested the Roland Pool Record by over a second. 

January 13, 2021 (From January 10, 2017)
Dakota Pierce, Men's Basketball

Pierce, a sophomore guard, led the way for the Engineers in a 2-0 week that included victories over Clark and WPI. Pierce filled the stat sheet in a victory against Clark with 12 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals before scoring a career-high 23 points to lead the team in scoring in a victory over WPI. Pierce also chipped in 6 rebounds and 2 assists in the win.

December 16, 2020 (From December 10, 2013)
Maryann Gong, Women's Track and Field

Freshman Maryann Gong broke the varsity and freshman records in the 3000m (9:52.74) by nearly four seconds at the Boston University Season Opener. This was Gong’s first collegiate indoor track competition since coming off a successful cross country season in which she was named NEWMAC Rookie of the Year and earned All-Conference accolades.


December 16, 2020 (From December 12, 2018)
Bradley Jomard, Men's Basketball

Senior Bradley Jomard helped the No. 8 men’s basketball team to a 3-0 week with wins over UMass Dartmouth, Salem State University, and Fitchburg State. Jomard led MIT in points against UMass Dartmouth (26 points) and Fitchburg State (23 points), and also led MIT with 9 assists against Salem State. Jomard ended the week with 66 points, 15 rebounds, and 23 assists for the week.

A headshot of Kristen Palmer

December 9, 2020 (From December 4, 2019)
Kristen Palmer, Women's Fencing

First-year Kristen Palmer powered the MIT Women’s Fencing sabre squad with an 12-3 record this weekend at the Brandeis University Invitational. Facing the toughest competition so far this season, Palmer went 3-0 vs. Incarnate Word, Harvard and Yale and was 2-1 vs. St. Johns.

December 9, 2020 (From December 6, 2016)
Matthew Deyo, Men's Track and Field

At the Boston University Season Opener indoor meet, the graduate student ran the fastest time in the nation and set the MIT school record in the 5,000 meters in a time of 14:26.55, breaking the MIT school record by 3.53 seconds.  As a result, Deyo finished first in his section and eighth overall. 

A headshot of Annika Sougstad

December 3, 2020 (From November 26, 2019)
Annika Sougstad, Women's Basketball

Sophomore Annika Sougstad was key in the Engineers 93-51 win over Nichols College, recording her first double-double with a career and game-high 20 points to go along with 10 rebounds, five steals, and three assists. This win was the 8th time in program history that the Engineers scored more than 90 points in a game.

December 3, 2020 (From November 24, 2014)
Seve Esparrago, Football

Seve Esparrago, MIT's junior wide receiver/running back, caught the game-winning TD pass in overtime to give the Engineers a 27-20 win against Husson in the first round of the NCAA Division III Football Playoff. Esparrago’s diving grab at the edge of the end zone was one of seven catches in the game for 128 yards.

November 17, 2020 (From November 10, 2014)
Veronika Jedryka, Women's Swimming and Diving

In MIT's first dual meet of the year, sophomore Veronika Jedryka won two individual events, the 50 freestyle and 200 backstroke, and led off two winning relay’s in MIT’s 211-88 win over Springfield. Jedryka’s times in each of the four events and the cumulative relay times are the fastest in the NEWMAC this season. Additionally, Jedryka’s 200 backstroke time is the fourth fastest in the country and the women’s 400 medley relay is ranked second in Division III.

November 17, 2020 (From November 13, 2019)
Elijah Miller, Rifle

In the Rifle team’s win over John Jay on Saturday senior Elijah Miller was seventh overall with 1,073 points. Miller’s score of 531 in smallbore was a season-best. MIT would defeat John Jay 4,363-4,330, which is also a season-best for the team and their third straight win over John Jay this season.

November 10, 2020 (From November 7, 2017)
Anna Neuman, Field Hockey

Senior Anna Neuman scored the sole goal on Sunday during the NEWMAC Championship Game, just 4 minutes into play. With an assist by teammate Amanda Garofalo, Neuman’s goal was her third this season and clinched the NEWMAC Championship for the No. 12 Engineers, who would go on to defeat top-seeded Babson, who was ranked No. 3 in the country heading into the tournament. That was MIT’s fifth overall NEWMAC title and their first since 2012. With that win the Engineers received a first round bye in the NCAA tournament and will play next on Saturday, November 11th.

November 10, 2020 (From November 4, 2013)
Elaine McVay & Roy Wedge, Cross Country

Junior Elaine McVay claimed her first individual NEWMAC title in the 5k (18:16.85) and was named NEWMAC Women’s Runner of the Year. McVay’s win led the women’s team to their 7th consecutive NEWMAC team title. In the men’s meet, senior Roy Wedge took home the individual NEWMAC crown in the 8k (25:07.19) and was named the NEWMAC Men’s Runner of the Year for his performance. The men’s team collected their 16th consecutive team title.

November 4, 2020 (From October 31, 2017)
Coed Sailing

The coed team was dominant at the Schell Trophy as the Engineers essentially led from start to finish on their home course. MIT won both divisions and the overall team title with 179 points to qualify for the Coed Atlantic Coast Championship set for November 11-12, 2017 at SUNY Maritime. In the A Division, senior Ty Ingram and junior Sameena Shaffeeullah registered six rotation victories and 12 top-5 placements over the 18 races for 87 points to win the division. Junior Trevor Long as well as sophomores Julia Cho and Marcus Abate won the B Division with 92 points as the trio won rotation 14 and finished in the top-5 in 13 of 18 races to help the Engineers secure a first-place team finish over a number of ranked teams from across New England. That led the coed team to a first place finish at the event. That win qualified the coed team for the fall Atlantic Coast Championships in two weeks, which the coed team won last year for the first time in program history.

November 4, 2020 (From October 23, 2013)
Peter Williams, Football

Quarterback Peter Williams threw for 287 yards and the game winning touchdown in MIT’s 17-14 win over Western New England University last Saturday.  Completing 26 of 29 attempts on the day, Williams connected with Samuel Inman for a 53-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter to secure the win for the Engineers. Williams’ performance set a school record as he completed his fifth 200-yard passing game of the season.

October 28, 2020 (From October 19, 2016)
Christina Liao, Women's Volleyball

In a 4-0 week for MIT, Christina Liao totaled 151 assists, 22 digs, seven aces, and five blocks while the Engineers hit .342 for the week. She posted 30 assists, six digs, and three blocks in three sets of a 25-14, 23-25, 25-10, 25-16 win at Mount Ida last Tuesday. Liao kicked off the MIT Quad Tournament on Friday by generating 41 assists, four digs, and three aces while the Engineers hit .374 in a 25-14, 25-14, 25-12 victory over SUNY Oneonta. The following morning, she posted 27 assists, six digs, and two aces in two sets of a 25-13, 25-13, 25-12 win against Mount Saint Vincent that saw MIT hit .488. Liao concluded the week with 53 assists, six digs, two blocks, and two aces in a 20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-21 victory to help MIT capture the tournament title.

October 28, 2020 (From October 23, 2019)
Collegiate 8+, Men's Heavyweight Crew

The MIT men's heavyweight Collegiate 8+ captured first place at the Head of the Charles on Sunday, marking its fifth straight top-10 finish and the program's first victory in the event. MIT registered a time of 14.25.901, a comfortable 3.219 seconds ahead of runner-up Marist in a field of 38 teams, and 1.7 seconds off the course record.

October 21, 2020 (From October 12, 2016)
Lauren Ullmann, Women's Soccer

MIT senior goalkeeper Lauren Ullmann led the MIT women's soccer team to a 3-1 week including shutout performances against NEWMAC foes Wheaton and Clark as well as to a 2-1 win over Wellesley. Against Clark, Ullmann registered her seventh shutout of the season and the team's sixth clean sheet in a row to tie a program record that was set back in 2014. This week, Ullmann notched 17 saves including a season-high seven against defending national champion Williams on Sunday.

October 21, 2020 (From October 14, 2015)
Kareem Itani, Men's Soccer

Junior Kareem Itani scored the game winning goal in overtime to lift MIT to a 3-2 win over Wheaton. Itani’s goal was his sixth of the season and fifth game winner of his career. Itani is now ranked second on the team in goals (6) and points (16). With the win, MIT remains undefeated in NEWMAC action at 4-0-0 and sports an overall record of 9-1-1. The win over Wheaton and 0-0 draw against Brandeis placed the Engineers as No. 21 in the latest NSCAA Coaches Poll. 

October 14, 2020 (From October 6, 2014)
Robyn Lesh, Sailing

For the second time in her career, junior Robyn Lesh qualified for the National Championships to be held at Western Washington University from November 7-9.  Lesh qualified by finishing sixth at the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) Women’s Singlehanded Championship this past weekend where she recorded a quartet of fifth place performances along with a sixth place finish in the second round.

October 14, 2020 (From October 8, 2013)
Craig Cheney, Water Polo

In MIT’s first win over Brown since 2004, Craig Cheney racked up seven goals, two steals, two rebounds, and drew one ejection in helping lead the Engineers to a 15-13 decision on Saturday. Later that day, he posted one goal, one steal, one assist, and one field block in a 14-6 victory over Connecticut College. 

October 7, 2020 (From October 1, 2013)
Molly Duffy, Field Hockey

In a 2-0 week for MIT, Molly Duffy tallied three goals, two of which were game-winners, and an assist. She set up the Engineers' first goal at Endicott College in the seventh minute and later gave them a 3-1 lead midway through the second half en route to a 4-2 victory. Duffy closed the week by scoring twice in the second half of MIT's 2-0 win over WPI. 

October 7, 2020 (From September 28, 2016)
Eddy Garcia-Montes, Football

In a 30-13 victory over NEFC Conference foe Maine Maritime, sophomore Eddy Garcia-Montes totaled 8 receptions for 170 yards and a touchdown.  His touchdown, which came from 13 yards out, gave the Engineers a lead which they would never relinquish as MIT scored 23 straight points to earn their first victory of the season.