Indianapolis, Ind. (February 27) - After winning its 12th straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title last weekend, the No. 4 ranked MIT men's swimming and diving team found out that they had 12 swimmers selected to compete at the 2019 NCAA Division III Championship, which is scheduled to take place at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina from March 18-21, 2020.
A 14-2 run during the final three minutes of regulation powered the No. 4 seeded MIT women’s basketball team to a 67-53 victory over No. 5 Wellesley College in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC Tournament on Wednesday night. Sophomore Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) led all players with a career-high 33 points, tying the program record that was set by Diane Ozelius ’79 in 1978. Alyssa Cho powered the Blue with 19 points to go along with five rebounds.
Outscoring Lasell University by a 6-1 margin in the third quarter, the MIT men’s lacrosse team pulled away for an eventual 15-5 home win over the Lasers in the season opener for both teams. The win was the first for MIT in the all-time series since the 2010 season.
Behind double-digit kills from both first-year Dylan Ryan (Oviedo, Fla.) and classmate Jack Yurkanin (New Lenox, Ill.), the MIT men's volleyball team took down Lasell University in straight sets by scores of 25-12, 25-17, 25-21 in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday evening in Cambridge.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (February 25) - The MIT squash team, ranked No. 16 in the final College Squash Association (CSA) national poll, earned a spot to compete in the "B Division" Hoehn Cup this weekend at the CSA Team National Championship.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (February 25) - After winning their 12th and tenth straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships, respectively, over the weekend, the MIT men's and women's swimming and diving teams will have four student-athletes competing in this weekend's NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regional hosted by Springfield College in the Art Linkletter Natatorium.
The MIT women’s basketball team collected a program-record nine NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team selections, tying Emerson College for highest total in the league. This was also the fourth year in a row the Engineers paced the NEWMAC in Academic All-Conference honors.
The MIT men's swimming and diving team won its 12th consecutive and 15th overall New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWEMAC) Championship title this evening after the Engineers totaled 1535 points over the course of the four day meet.
The MIT women's swimming and diving team won its tenth straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship after the Engineers totaled 1356.50 points over the four day meet.
For the second year in a row and the 26th time in program history, the MIT men's fencing team captured the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Conference Championship on Saturday at Vassar College. The epee team claimed first place with a 30-3 ledger, helping it earn a share of Silvio Vitale Cup, which goes to the squad with the highest winning percentage. First-year Chris Picard (Newtonville, Mass.) turned in the best individual epee performance as he tied for third place overall. The sabre unit also ranked first in the standings behind the strength of sophomore Aaron Lu's (Belmont, Calif.) first-place finish, followed by first-years Josh Sohn (Irvine, Calif.) and David Fang (Portland, Ore.) in second and fifth place, respectively. Sophomore Robert Law (Los Altos, Calif.) powered the foil unit by placing sixth as the Engineers ranked second in the team standings.
The MIT women's fencing team was the runner up at the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Conference Championship held on Saturday at Vassar College. The sabre squad claimed first place as first-year Kristen Palmer (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was crowned the individual champion. Powered by first-year Elaine Wen's (Atlanta, Ga.) second-place performance, the epee unit finished fifth overall. Senior Stephanie Li (Greenwood Village, Colo.) claimed fifth place in foil, helping the Engineers rank third in the team standings.
Led by a 1-2-3 sweep in the pole vault, the No. 10 ranked MIT women’s indoor track and field team earned two event wins at the Springfield College Triangle Classic on Saturday. This is the final meet for the Engineers prior to next week’s New England Division III Indoor Championship.
At the Springfield Triangle Classic, the No. 6 ranked MIT men’s indoor track and field team captured five event wins as the team prepares for next weekend’s New England Division III Indoor Championship.
On Saturday night, the No. 9 MIT women’s tennis team defeated Vassar College by a 9-0 final in a neutral site match in Amherst, Mass. The all-time series now sits at 14-13 in favor of Vassar as MIT has now defeated the Brewers in seven straight meetings dating back to 2013-14 season.
On the third day of the 2020 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championship, the MIT women's 200-medley relay team and first-year Edenna Chen (Colorado Springs, Colo.) in the 100-breast broke meet records. The Engineers won a trio of events to extend their lead in the team standings.
On the third day of the 2020 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championship, the MIT men's team broke two more records this time in the 3-meter dive and the 200-medley relay.
At the NCAA Qualifier at West Point, the MIT rifle team finished third behind No. 11 Army and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. MIT finished with 4,342 points as the Engineers had a score of 2,129 in smallbore and 2,213 points in air rifle. Army took the event with a total of 4,661 points, followed by Coast Guard at 4,569 points.
MIT outscored Wheaton College, 27-15, in the third quarter, giving it a lead it would not relinquish as it went on to register a 76-69 victory in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon. One of four players to reach double-digits in scoring, sophomore Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) paced the Engineers with 19 points.
On Senior Day at Rockwell Cage, the MIT men’s basketball team used a strong second half and 23 points from junior Ian Hinkley (Raleigh, N.C.) to pull out a 59-55 victory No. 21 ranked WPI on Saturday afternoon. Prior to the game, the Engineers recognized senior captain Christien Williams (Raleigh, N.C.) for his contributions to the program during his four-year career.
On the second day of the 2020 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championship, the MIT men's squad broke records in four events including both contested relays, the 50-free and 200-IM.
On the second day of the 2020 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championship, the MIT women's 200-free relay team smashed the NEWMAC meet, NEWMAC open, MIT pool and MIT program record with a swim of 1:33.30 tonight. The Engineers won four events contested tonight to extend their lead in the team standings.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 21) - Twelve student-athletes from the MIT water polo team have been honored by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) for their academic excellence this year as all 12 earned a spot on the 2019 ACWPC All-Academic Team.
The MIT men's swimming and diving team opened the 2020 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship by breaking the meet, open, pool and program record in the 800-free relay with a time of 6:37.29.
The MIT women's swimming and diving team began the 2020 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship by breaking the meet record in the 800 free relay with a time of 7:31.04.
An 18-9 run during the last seven minutes of regulation propelled MIT to a 54-50 come-from-behind win over Wellesley College in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Wednesday night. Sophomore Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.), who scored 13 points during the Engineers’ fourth-quarter rally, finished with a game-high 25 points as she went 11-of-12 at the free throw line. One of three players to reach double-digits in scoring for the Blue, Emily Kopp led the way with 16 points.