MIT Athletics News

  • 2020-21 DAPER COVID-19 RESOURCES
    August 28, 2020
    Members of the MIT community can click here for information and resources regarding COVID-19 and returning to campus
  • “Meet the Staff” – Michele McCauley, Manager of P.E. and Wellness
    April 14, 2021
    In the next installment of the “Meet the Coaches and Staff” series by the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER), we spotlight Michele McCauley, who is in her 7th year at MIT in 2020-21 and her 2nd year as the Manager of Physical Education and Wellness after being promoted in the summer of 2019.
  • Seven Engineers Named to the 2021 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society
    April 14, 2021
    Seven members of the MIT football program have been named to the 2021 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, as announced on Wednesday. Overall, 910 players from 255 schools qualified for membership in 2021.
  • DAPER Welcomes John Bryan and Matt LaVita to the Staff
    April 08, 2021
    John Bryan and Matt LaVita have been hired by the MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER), as announced by Dr. G. Anthony Grant, director of athletics/DAPER department head. Bryan, who currently works in DAPER as the morning member service supervisor with MIT Recreation, has been named as the assistant manager for events and rentals and LaVita joins the department as the MIT shooting center manager and physical education and wellness firearms instructor.
  • "Meet the Coaches" with MIT Rifle Head Coach Melissa Mulloy-Mecozzi
    April 07, 2021
    As part of a series that is taking place throughout the 2020-21 academic year, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is featuring a number of head coaches and DAPER staff members. This next installment of the series features rifle head coach Melissa Mulloy-Mecozzi, who is in her 10th season at MIT.
  • D3 Week: A Look at What Our Current & Former Student-Athletes Are Doing Off the Field
    April 07, 2021
    Cambridge, Mass. (April 7) - Since last spring our current and former student-athletes have been working hard outside of their sport in community service, Covid-19 research and have been active members of the Levitch Leadership Laboratory. As part of NCAA Division III Week, which runs from April 5-11, 2021, below you will find their stories. Click on the photos below to read each of the feature stories presented through the past year.
  • Squash Ties Program Record With Five CSA Scholar-Athletes
    April 06, 2021
    Cambridge, Mass. (April 6) - The MIT squash team tied a program record this year as five Engineers were selected as Scholar-Athletes by the College Squash Association (CSA) for the 2020-21 academic year. The last time the Engineers had five honorees was during the 2015-16 campaign.
  • Men's and Women's Cross Country Both Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honors
    April 05, 2021
    The MIT men’s and women’s cross country teams have each earned U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team honors for the 2020-21 academic year. The women’s team was second in the nation with an overall team GPA of 3.886 (on the 4.0 scale), while the men’s team ranked 26th nationally with a GPA of 3.584.
  • An Inside Look and Update from the DAPER Culture Committee
    April 01, 2021
    Over the 2020-21 academic year, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) has established the DAPER Culture Committee, which consists of 10 DAPER staff members from throughout the various areas of the overall department. The co-chairs of the committee are Ali Lamothe, business manager for recreation, and Melanie Appleman, senior administrative assistant of intercollegiate athletics.
  • Julie Soriero Named to 2021 NACDA Hall of Fame Class
    March 31, 2021
    Former MIT director of athletics/DAPER department head Julie Soriero has been inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Hall of Fame, as announced by the NACDA National Office. The seven-member class of inductees will be recognized in conjunction with the 56th Annual NACDA & Affiliates Convention, which will be held virtually on July 27-28.
  • “Meet the Staff” – Morgan Anderson, Assistant Director of Aquatics Programming
    March 30, 2021
    In the next installment of the “Meet the Coaches and Staff” series by the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER), we spotlight Morgan Anderson, who enters her 10th year at MIT and second as the Assistant Director of Aquatics Programming.
  • Field Hockey Racks Up NFHCA Academic Honors
    March 29, 2021
    The MIT field hockey team led all Division III programs with an Institute-record 11 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Scholars of Distinction while a program-record 21 student-athletes were named to the National Academic Squad. The Engineers, who compiled a 3.87 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the 2020 fall semester, tied Kean University for the highest team GPA and were recipients of their 19th straight National Academic Team Award. This was the second year in a row and fourth time MIT has produced the highest GPA among Division III teams.
  • "Meet the Coaches" - MIT Men's Tennis Head Coach Dave Hagymas
    March 24, 2021
    Cambridge, Mass. (March 24) -- As part of a series that is taking place throughout the 2020-21 academic year, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is featuring a number of head coaches and DAPER staff members to learn more about them. This next installment of the series features Dave Hagymas, who is in his 16th year at MIT as head coach of the men's tennis program.
  • Toro '16 Qualifies for Tokyo Summer Olympics; Martin '18 Competes in U.S. Olympic Trials
    March 23, 2021
    MIT openweight crew alum Veronica Toro ’16 (San Juan, Puerto Rico) recently qualified for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, which are scheduled to begin on July 23 after being delayed a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Toro is the first women’s Olympic rower from Puerto Rico.
  • Men’s and Women’s Fencing Receive Inaugural NFC Academic All-Conference Honors
    March 18, 2021
    The Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) recently announced its inaugural Academic All-Conference awards with the MIT men’s and women’s teams qualifying for the team award while 23 student-athletes received individual recognition as members of the Academic All-Conference Team.
  • "Meet the Coaches" - Women's Soccer Head Coach Martin Desmarais
    March 17, 2021
    Cambridge, Mass. (March 17) - As part of a series that is taking place throughout the 2020-21 academic year, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is featuring a number of head coaches and DAPER staff members to learn more about them. This next installment of the series features Martin Desmarais, who is in his 13th year at MIT as head coach of the women's soccer program.
  • COVID Hack: MIT Swimming and Diving
    March 15, 2021
    How we keep our masks dry!
  • DAPER Enters Into Multi-Year Partnership with NIKE and BSN SPORTS
    March 12, 2021
    The MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) today announced that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with NIKE through BSN SPORTS. The agreement, which will commence in April 2021, is part of BSN SPORTS Collegiate Select program, which aims to make BSN SPORTS a one-stop provider for all collegiate athletic, intramural, club and staff apparel and equipment to all D1, DII, D3, NJCAA and NAIA schools.  
  • Engineers Lead League with 32 NEWMAC Football Academic All-Conference Selections
    March 11, 2021
    As announced by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), a league-leading 32 members of the MIT football program have been named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team. Overall, 129 football student-athletes were recognized by the league.
  • "Meet the Staff" - Mindy Brauer, Assistant Director of Communications, Promotions and Marketing
    March 10, 2021
    As part of a series that is taking place throughout the 2020-21 academic year, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is featuring a number of head coaches and DAPER staff members to learn more about them. This next installment of the series features Mindy Brauer, who is in her 18th year at MIT as the assistant director of communications, promotions and marketing.
  • Nine Engineers Named to NEWMAC Women's Cross Country Academic All-Conference Team
    March 10, 2021
    As announced by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), nine members of the MIT women’s cross country program have been named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team. A total of 80 student-athletes were honored across the league for women’s cross country.
  • COVID-19 Considerations for Intercollegiate Sports - 2021 Spring Semester
    February 27, 2021
    Below are a number of considerations, notes and resources regarding Covid-19 for Intercollegiate Sports for the 2021 Spring semester.
  • Men's Cross Country Places Six on NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team
    March 09, 2021
    As announced by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), six members of the MIT men’s cross country program have been named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team. Overall, 36 student-athletes were honored across the league institutions for men’s cross country.
  • Women’s Volleyball Collects Program-Record and League-High 11 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Awards
    March 05, 2021
    A program-record and league-high 11 members of the MIT women’s volleyball team were named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team as announced by the league on Friday. The Engineers’ tally eclipses the previous record of 10 that was set by the 2014 team. The list is comprised of 57 total student-athletes from the sport of women’s volleyball.
  • Men's Soccer Lands 17 on NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team
    March 04, 2021
    Westwood, Mass. (March 4) - A league-high 17 student-athletes from the MIT men's soccer team have been placed on the 2020 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference squad this year.
  • "Meet the Staff" - Assistant Director of Athletics Brittany Bresley
    March 03, 2021
    As part of a series that is taking place throughout the 2020-21 academic year, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is featuring a number of head coaches and DAPER staff members to learn more about them. This next installment of the series features Brittany Bresley, who was recently named as the MIT assistant director of athletics for compliance and student-athlete development in January 2021.
  • Women's Soccer Lands 17 on NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team
    March 03, 2021
    Westwood, Mass. (March 3) - Seventeen student-athletes from the MIT women's soccer team have been placed on the 2020 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference squad this year.
  • MIT Places Program-Record and League-High 20 Student-Athletes on NEWMAC Field Hockey Academic All-Conference Team
    March 02, 2021
    The MIT field hockey team amassed a program-record and a league-high 20 Academic All-Conference Team selections as announced by the NEWMAC on Tuesday. The Engineers surpassed the previous record of 13 which they set during the 2019 season and paced the conference for the second year in a row. The list consists of 79 total student-athletes from the sport of field hockey.
  • "Finding Teammates On and Off the Field"
    March 01, 2021
    As a star athlete in high school, Ben Delhees never dreamed he would one day attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Delhees, an Ohio native, was more of a sports fanatic — he competed in everything from football to basketball to baseball. Yet, one cold November morning, he found himself walking across MIT’s football field as its newest recruit.
  • NEWMAC Presidents Council’s Statement on Spring Sports
    March 01, 2021
    The NEWMAC Presidents Council has outlined a path forward for Spring Sports. The Presidents continue to hold the safety and well-being of student-athletes and surrounding communities as its primary focus when making decisions around the impact of COVID-19 and the resumption of intercollegiate athletic competition. As part of this decision, the conference will require ongoing testing, universal masking and other modifications to game management standards as part of its health and safety protocols for student-athletes, coaches, officials and game personnel at institutions choosing to participate this spring. These additional precautions exceed the current NCAA guidance for spring sports.
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