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 Coaches: Halston Taylor from MIT Cross Country/Track & Field
    January 13, 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 MIT director/head coach of cross country and track & field Halston Taylor, who is currently on sabbatical and is in his 39th season at MIT in 2020-21.
  • Dellal '17, Shade '18 Named to 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 List
    January 07, 2021
    Cambridge, Mass. (January 7) - Two former MIT student-athletes have been named to the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 List. Since 2014, MIT has seen over 100 community members named to the list. David Dellal '17 (New York, N.Y.), a former member of the MIT men's fencing program, and Katie Shade '18 (Glencoe, Ill.), a former member of the MIT softball program, have earned the honor this year.
  • Andrea Ghez ’87 wins a share of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics
    December 21, 2020
    Cambridge, Mass. (December 21) - Astrophysicist and former women's swimming and diving student-athlete Andrea Ghez ’87 has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics, announced today (October 6, 2020) by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. She shares half of the prize with Reinhard Genzel, “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.” The other half of the prize was awarded to Roger Penrose, “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity.”
  • "Meet the Coaches" - Women's Openweight Crew Head Coach Holly Metcalf
    December 16, 2020
    As part of a series that is taking place throughout the 2020 fall semester, 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 women’s openweight crew head coach Holly Metcalf, who enters her 14th season at MIT in 2020-21.
  • NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli ’05 Named to Artemis Team
    December 15, 2020
    Last Wednesday, former multi-sport student-athlete Jasmin Moghbeli ’05 was among 18 astronauts selected by NASA to form the Artemis Team and help pave the way for the next astronaut missions on and around the Moon as part of the Artemis program. The agency’s modern lunar exploration program will land the first woman and next man on the Moon in 2024 and establish a sustainable human lunar presence by the end of the decade.
  • Francesca Macchiavello Receives Schwarzman Scholarship
    December 14, 2020
    Women’s volleyball senior Francesca Macchiavello (Lexington, Ky.) was one of four MIT students to be awarded 2022 Schwarzman Scholarships as announced last week. She will pursue master’s degrees in global affairs and leadership training at Tsinghua University in Beijing beginning in August.
  • Bresley Named as Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student-Athlete Development
    December 11, 2020
    Cambridge, Mass. (December 11) -- Brittany Bresley has been named as the MIT assistant director of athletics for compliance and student-athlete development, as announced by Dr. G. Anthony Grant, MIT director of athletics/DAPER department head. She will officially begin her duties on January 11, 2021.
  • Katie Collins '21 Named as a Marshall Scholarship Recipient
    December 10, 2020
    MIT cross country/track and field senior Katie Collins (Newton, Mass.) has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship and will begin graduate studies in the United Kingdom next fall. The MIT seniors were selected through a rigorous national process that evaluates applicants on the basis of academic merit, leadership, and ambassadorial potential.
  • “Meet the Coaches” – Men’s Volleyball Head Coach Todd Elwell
    December 09, 2020
    Cambridge, Mass. (December 9) - In the next installment of the "Meet the Coaches" series by the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER), we spotlight men's volleyball head coach Todd Elwell, who enters his fourth season at MIT.
  • Halston Taylor Announces His Retirement as DAPER Establishes Cross Country and Track & Field Endowment
    December 08, 2020
    The MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) has established the endowment for the Director of Cross Country and Track & Field Operations/Head Coach position, as announced by Dr. G. Anthony Grant, director of athletics/DAPER department head. 
  • Shannon Accepts Director of Campus Recreation Position at Holy Cross
    December 07, 2020
    Jamie Shannon has resigned as the MIT manager of club sports, intramurals and sports camps and has accepted the position of director of campus recreation at the College of the Holy Cross, as announced by Dr. G. Anthony Grant, MIT director of athletics/DAPER department head.
  • Spyce’s Robotic Kitchen Continues To Grow
    December 03, 2020
    Four former MIT varsity student-athletes are building on the success of their restaurant, Spyce. The group just completed a total renovation of their downtown Boston location, and they are planning to open a new location in Harvard Square in January 2021.
  • “Meet the Coaches” – Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Tyler O’Keefe
    December 02, 2020
    In the next installment of the "Meet the Coaches" series by the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER), we spotlight men’s lacrosse head coach/physical education and wellness instructor Tyler O’Keefe, who enters his fourth season at MIT.
  • "Meet the Coaches" - MIT Baseball Pitching Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Todd Carroll
    November 10, 2020
    As part of a series that is taking place throughout the 2020 fall semester, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is featuring a number of varsity coaches and DAPER staff members. This next installment of the series features baseball pitching coach/recruiting coordinator Todd Carroll, who enters his 12th season at MIT in 2020-21. 
  • “Meet the Coaches” – MIT Sailing Head Coach Mike Kalin
    November 04, 2020
    Cambridge, Mass. (November 4) – As part of a series that will take part throughout the 2020 fall semester, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) will be featuring a number of head coaches and DAPER staff members. The next installment of this series features Mike Kalin, one of the head coaches for the MIT sailing team!
  • MIT Announces Institute Calendar and Plans for the 2021 Spring Semester
    November 02, 2020
    MIT today announced its plans for the spring 2021 semester in an email from MIT Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart. The plans will have a direct impact on the MIT Athletics winter seasons for varsity sports, as well as the other programming areas within the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER).
  • DAPER Renames Fund as Walter R. Crosby (1981) Football Assistant Coach Endowed Fund
    October 23, 2020
    The MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) announced today the renaming of the MIT Football Assistant Coach Fund as the Walter R. Crosby (1981) Football Assistant Coach Endowed Fund. This fund is in honor of Walt Crosby '81, who was one of the founders of the MIT Football Club Team in 1978.
  • Women's Lightweight Crew Announces Incoming Recruiting Class
    October 21, 2020
    The MIT women’s lightweight crew team has announced four newcomers to the program as members of the 2024 recruiting class. The team welcomes first-years Katherine Brennan (Birmingham, Ala.), Vanessa Vidic (Gibsonia, Pa.), Kelly Wang (Redmond, Wash.) and Alexis Zitzmann (Darien, Conn.).
  • Jen Fry Guides MIT Student-Athletes Through the “Invisible Playbook” to Create a Culture of Inclusive Excellence
    October 19, 2020
    As part of the kick-off for the 2020-21 academic year, MIT student-athletes joined Social Justice Educator Jen Fry for a 90-minute discussion titled Invisible Playbook: How to Create a Culture of Inclusive Excellence. The discussion examined how race, ethnicity, and athletics are intertwined and offered strategies for student-athletes to develop an anti-racist culture within their own teams and across MIT.
  • "Meet the Staff" - Manager of Morning Operations Kyle Brenner
    October 16, 2020
    As part of a series that will take place throughout the 2020 fall semester, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is featuring a number of head coaches and DAPER staff members. The next installment of this series features Kyle Brenner, who serves as DAPER’s Manager of Morning Operations.
  • Go To a Track Meet, Save a Life: A Feature on MIT Track and Field/Cross Country Alum Rory Beyer '17 - by TrackYack
    October 05, 2020
    MIT track athlete Rory Beyer wasn’t at that meet. He was too busy back at MIT working on his senior capstone project. He was creating, coincidently, a next-generation Automatic External Defibrillator, an AED for short. Beyer, who placed 5th in the Purple Valley Classic as a first-year Engineer, knew how AEDs could, literally, bring people back from the dead.
  • Men's and Women's Soccer Teams Earn United Soccer Coaches Academic Accolades
    October 01, 2020
    Kansas City, Mo. (October 1) - The MIT men's and women's soccer teams have both earned the United Soccer Coaches Division III Team Academic Award for their work in the classroom during the 2019-20 academic year. Both teams earned the Team Academic Award from the United Soccer Coaches for the tenth time.
  • “Meet the Coaches” – Head Coach for Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Meg Sisson French
    September 30, 2020
    The seventh installment of this series features Meg Sisson French, the Head Coach for Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving, who is entering her second year at MIT during the 2020-21 academic year!
  • CRCA Names 20 Engineers as 2020 CRCA Scholar-Athletes
    September 29, 2020
    As recently announced by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA), 20 members of the MIT women’s lightweight and openweight crew teams have been named as CRCA Scholar-Athletes for the 2020 season. Seven lightweight crew members were recognized, while 13 openweight crew student-athletes earned the award.
  • “Meet the Coaches” – Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Anne Versprille
    September 23, 2020
    In the sixth installment of the "Meet the Coaches" series by the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER), we spotlight women’s lacrosse head coach Anne Versprille, who enters her fifth season at MIT.
  • Berzolla Named as NCAA Woman of the Year Top 30 Honoree
    September 17, 2020
    Indianapolis, Ind. (September 17) -- Former MIT women's soccer standout All-American Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) has been named as a Top 30 honoree for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Berzolla is now the fourth student-athlete in MIT history and first from the women's soccer program to be honored as a Top 30 selection, joining Maryann Gong '17 (cross country/track and field), Margaret Guo '16 (swimming and diving) and Lisa K. Arel '92 (gymnastics). In 2016, Guo captured the Woman of the Year award and became the first MIT student-athlete to earn the honor.
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