2019-20 MIT Women's Basketball News

  • Christina Antonakakis Selected to D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Third Team
    March 17, 2020
    Sophomore Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) was voted to the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Third Team, marking the sixth straight year the MIT women’s basketball team received this award. She joins Sabrina Drammis ’16, a two-time pick, and Kara Holinski ’19, a three-time honoree and the 2015-16 Northeast Rookie of the Year, on the Engineers’ all-time list.
  • NEWMAC Announces the 2019-20 Winter All-Sportsmanship Team Selections
    March 09, 2020
    The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the 2019-20 Winter All-Sportsmanship selections. The award is intended to recognize one student-athlete from each institution in every sport that best demonstrates the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct, regardless of their overall performance or statistics for the season.
  • MIT Falls to Smith, 70-56, in the NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Championship
    March 01, 2020
    No. 3 seeded Smith College jumped out to an early lead and fought off several runs by No. 4 MIT to claim a 70-56 victory in the NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Championship on Sunday afternoon. Junior Jocelyn Luizzi (Colchester, Conn.) powered the Engineers with 16 points while grabbing a game and career-high 15 rebounds.
  • MIT Rallies to Defeat Babson, 78-72, to Advance to the NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Championship For the Third Consecutive Year
    February 28, 2020
    The No. 4 seeded MIT women’s basketball team put together a 12-4 run during the last 3:33 of regulation to come from behind and defeat top-seeded Babson College, 78-72, in the semifinals of the NEWMAC Tournament on Friday night. For the second game in row, sophomore Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) tied the program record for points in a game with 33, including a 6-of-6 performance at the free throw line during the final 26 seconds of the game. MIT will head to No. 3 Smith College for the title game on Sunday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Late Surge Propels MIT to 67-53 Win Over Wellesley in NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Quarterfinal
    February 26, 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.
  • Women’s Basketball Collects Program-Record Nine NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Awards
    February 25, 2020
    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.
  • Big Third Quarter Propels Women's Basketball to 76-69 Win Over Wheaton
    February 22, 2020
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Rallies to Defeat Wellesley, 54-50
    February 19, 2020
    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.
  • Springfield Comes From Behind to Defeat Women's Basketball, 67-61, on Senior Day
    February 15, 2020
    Springfield College outscored MIT, 28-13, during the fourth quarter to rally for a 67-61 victory in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon. Emily Jacques powered the Pride with 20 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks while sophomore Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) paced the Engineers with 18 points and seven assists.
  • Women's Basketball Overpowers Emerson, 80-49
    February 12, 2020
    A 16-2 run during the second quarter created a comfortable cushion that would help the MIT women’s basketball team defeat Emerson College, 80-49, in a NEWMAC game on Wednesday night. One of five players to reach double-digits in scoring, junior Jocelyn Luizzi (Colchester, Conn.) totaled a game-high 16 points while grabbing a game-high six rebounds for the Engineers.
  • Fourth-Quarter Run Powers MIT to 73-61 Win Over Coast Guard
    February 08, 2020
    Eight unanswered points in the fourth quarter created a double-digit cushion that would hold as MIT defeated the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 73-61, in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Saturday. Sophomore Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) led all players with 30 points, tying her career-high which she first achieved almost exactly a month ago against Suffolk University.
  • Women's Basketball Grinds Out 59-50 Win Over WPI
    February 05, 2020
    A 14-0 run in the first quarter gave MIT a lead it would not relinquish and then it drained all four of its free throws during the final 22 seconds of the game to capture a 59-50 win over WPI in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Wednesday night. Sophomore Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) paced the Engineers with a game-high 23 points and six assists.
  • Fast Start Powers Women's Basketball to 79-15 Win Over Mount Holyoke
    February 01, 2020
    MIT rattled off 17 unanswered points to open the game en route to a 79-15 victory over Mount Holyoke College in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Saturday. Sophomore Annika Sougstad (Mahtomedi, Minn.) amassed 19 points, nine assists, seven rebounds, and seven steals for the Engineers. Ellie Hayward paced the Lyons with eight points while grabbing three rebounds.
  • Late Rally Falls Short as Wesleyan Holds on to Defeat Women's Basketball, 65-60
    January 28, 2020
    A trio of free throws during the final 11 seconds of regulation helped Wesleyan University secure a 65-60 victory over MIT in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Tuesday night. Junior Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) paced the Engineers with 16 points while grabbing a game-high 13 rebounds in 40 minutes of action. Marina Petruzzi powered the Cardinals with a game-high 18 points.
  • Women's Basketball Cruises Past Clark for 83-47 Victory
    January 25, 2020
    MIT opened the game with 10 unanswered points before going on to record an 83-47 victory over Clark University in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon. One of five Engineers to reach double digits in scoring, junior Jocelyn Luizzi (Colchester, Conn.) led all players with 17 points to go along with four assists.
  • Late Surge Propels Smith to 71-60 Win Over Women’s Basketball
    January 22, 2020
    Despite building an early lead, Smith College needed a 12-0 run late in the fourth quarter to help it secure a 71-60 win over MIT in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Wednesday night. Junior Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) generated 14 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks for the Engineers as Katelyn Pickunka led all players with 21 points while grabbing three steals for the Pioneers.
  • Babson Rallies to Defeat MIT, 65-59, in NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Opener
    January 18, 2020
    A 9-3 run late in the fourth quarter helped Babson College secure a 65-59 come-from-behind victory over MIT in the NEWMAC women’s basketball opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon. Junior Jocelyn Luizzi (Colchester, Conn.) led all players with 19 points while tallying six rebounds, four steals, and three assists for the Engineers. Megan Bauman paced the Beavers with 14 points, six rebounds, five assists, and four steals.
  • Jasmin Moghbeli ’05 Graduates From NASA Astronaut Candidate Training Program
    January 16, 2020
    In a ceremony held last Friday at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, former MIT multi-sport student-athlete Jasmin Moghbeli ’05 became a member of the first class of astronaut candidates to graduate under the Artemis program after completing two years of basic training. One of 13 graduates, she is now eligible for spaceflight, including assignments to the International Space Station, Artemis missions to the Moon, and ultimately, missions to Mars.
  • Balanced Attack Helps Women's Basketball Defeat Fisher, 60-47
    January 14, 2020
    A balanced attack coupled with a strong performance at the free throw line helped the MIT women’s basketball team defeat Fisher College, 60-47, in non-conference action on Tuesday night. One of four starters to reach double figures in scoring, sophomore Annika Sougstad (Mahtomedi, Minn.) paced the Engineers with 14 points to go along with five rebounds and three steals. Vivian Lara led all players with 23 points and seven steals while dishing out a team-high four assists for the Falcons.
  • Antonakakis Breaks Three-Point Record as Women's Basketball Overpowers Suffolk, 66-44
    January 09, 2020
    Sophomore Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) generated a career-high 30 points while knocking down an MIT record eight three-pointers in a 66-44 victory over Suffolk University in a non-conference women’s basketball game held at Emerson College on Thursday. She eclipsed the previous mark of seven that was set by Clara Yuan ’09 in 2006 and was tied by Kara Holinski ’19 in 2017. In addition, Antonakakis was three points shy of tying the program record for points in game which was established by Diane Ozelius ’79 in 1978.
  • Fourth-Quarter Run Propels Women's Basketball Past SUNY Poly, 69-56
    January 07, 2020
    MIT outscored SUNY Polytechnic Institute, 21-9, during the final eight minutes of regulation to help it pull away for a 69-56 non-conference women’s basketball victory on Tuesday afternoon. The Engineers, who had four players reach double-digits in scoring, were led by junior Jocelyn Luizzi’s (Colchester, Conn.) game-high 19 points and 12 rebounds. Jaida Washington powered the Wildcats with 13 points, eight rebounds, two blocks, two steals, and two assists.
  • Women's Basketball Rallies to Defeat Endicott, 63-54
    January 04, 2020
    MIT mounted an 11-3 game-ending run, fueled by a 7-of-7 performance at the free throw line, to help it secure a 63-54 victory over Endicott College in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Saturday. Junior Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) tallied 16 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks in 40 minutes of action for the Engineers while Kaleigh Putnam posted a game-high 18 points and dished out three assists for the Gulls.
  • Women's Basketball Defeats Framingham State, 80-69
    December 10, 2019
    MIT knocked down eight three-pointers in the first quarter and then generated a 17-9 run during the fourth quarter, helping propel it to an 80-69 victory over Framingham State University in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Tuesday night. Sophomore Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) led all players with a career-high 26 points while dishing out six assists for the Engineers. Flannery O’Connor led the way for the Rams as she tallied 24 points, seven rebounds, and two steals.
  • Emmanuel Holds Off Women's Basketball, 64-59
    December 07, 2019
    A seven-point run during the third quarter gave Emmanuel College a lead it would not relinquish before holding on to defeat MIT, 64-59, in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon. For the second game in a row, sophomore Christina Antonakakis (Holdmel, N.J.) paced the Engineers with 15 points while adding three assists. Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda powered the Saints with a game-high 18 points to go along with eight rebounds and three assists.
  • Worcester State Rallies to Defeat MIT, 62-59, in Women’s Basketball
    December 04, 2019
    A trio of three-pointers late in regulation gave Worcester State University a lead it would not relinquish as it went on to defeat MIT, 62-59, in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Wednesday night. Sophomore Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) paced the Engineers with 15 points.
  • No. 4/5 Bowdoin Comes From Behind to Defeat MIT, 66-40
    November 30, 2019
    Bowdoin College outscored the MIT women’s basketball team, 27-7, during the fourth quarter, helping it pull away for a 66-40 non-conference win on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Paula Pieper (Greenville, S.C.) paced the Engineers with 15 points, four assists, and three steals. The Polar Bears, who are ranked No. 4 in the D3hoops.com Coaches Poll and No. 5 in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Poll, were led by Samantha Roy, who tallied 20 points, six rebounds, and two steals.
  • Colby Defeats Women's Basketball, 68-42
    November 23, 2019
    Colby College outscored MIT, 18-6, in the second quarter, helping it pull away for a 68-42 win in non-conference women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Annika Sougstad (Mahtomedi, Minn.) tallied 13 points, five rebounds, three steals, and three blocks for the Engineers.
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