2019 MIT Field Hockey News

  • Seven Engineers Named to the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Teams
    December 23, 2019
    The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) recently announced the 2019 Fall All-Sportsmanship Team honorees for men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.
  • Devon Goetz Named to Longstreth/NFHCA All-America First Team
    December 11, 2019
    For the second year in a row, MIT senior Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) earned All-America honors as she claimed a spot on the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-America First Team. A third-team selection last year, she becomes the fifth player in program history to be voted to the first team and the 17th overall to receive this accolade. The lone NEWMAC honoree, Goetz’s award marks the fourth straight year the Engineers have been represented on this list.
  • Silva, Fay, Cotton, Shaw, and Stoll Named Spiideo/NFHCA Division III New England East Region Coaching Staff of the Year
    December 09, 2019
    The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) selected MIT head coach Cheryl Silva along with assistant coaches Sarah Fay, Katherine Cotton, Becca Shaw, and Katherine Stoll as the Division III New England East Region Coaching Staff of the Year. This is the second time in three years and fifth time in program history the Engineers have received this honor.
  • Cheryl Silva Announces Retirement as MIT Field Hockey Head Coach
    December 06, 2019
    MIT field hockey head coach Cheryl Silva has announced her retirement, effective January 31, 2020, as announced by MIT director of athletics/DAPER department head Julie Soriero.
  • Field Hockey Falls to No. 6 Franklin & Marshall, 5-1, in NCAA Regional Final
    November 17, 2019
    No. 6 Franklin and Marshall College generated three goals in the first half en route to a 5-1 victory over MIT in the regional final of the NCAA Field Hockey Championship on Sunday at The College of New Jersey. Senior Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) scored the Engineers’ lone goal and finished her career with 101 points.
  • Field Hockey Holds on to Defeat No. 17 Geneseo, 3-2; Advances to NCAA Regional Final
    November 16, 2019
    Despite a late push by No. 17 SUNY Geneseo, including a goal with just over six minutes remaining, the MIT field hockey team held on to defeat the Knights, 3-2, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at The College of New Jersey. First-year Paige Forester (Glencoe, Ill.) tallied two goals in the first half as the Engineers earned a spot in the Elite Eight for the second time in program history and first since 2011.
  • Field Hockey Blanks Scranton, 3-0, in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament
    November 13, 2019
    A pair of goals in the first quarter helped power the MIT field hockey team to a 3-0 victory over the University of Scranton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday afternoon. First-year Paige Forester (Glencoe, Ill.) produced two goals for the Engineers.
  • Grace Moore Named Play Safe Turf & Track/NFHCA Division III Defensive Player of the Week
    November 13, 2019
    MIT field hockey junior goalie Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.) was named the Play Safe Turf & Track/NFHCA Division III Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association on Wednesday. This is the second time in her career she has been the recipient of this award, with her first honor occurring in 2017.
  • Fall NCAA Championship and NEWMAC Championship Information
    November 12, 2019
    Cambridge, Mass. (November 12) - MIT field hockey, women's soccer, men's and women's cross country will all open NCAA competition this weeekend, while the football team will be in the running for its second straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title on Saturday. Below you will find a quick preview for each team along with information for all contests scheduled for the week. 
  • Field Hockey Prepares for NCAA Tournament
    November 10, 2019
    After winning its second NEWMAC Championship in three years and sixth overall, the MIT field hockey team learned it will travel to the University of Scranton for an NCAA Tournament first round game on Wednesday, Nov. 13. This will be the first meeting between both teams in program history.
  • Field Hockey Defeats No. 15 Babson, 3-2, in Overtime to Capture NEWMAC Championship
    November 09, 2019
    A breakaway goal by senior Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) just 35 seconds into overtime completed No. 2 seeded MIT’s comeback as it defeated nationally-ranked No. 15 and top-seeded Babson College, 3-2, in the NEWMAC Field Hockey Championship on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers captured their second conference title in three years and sixth overall. In addition, Goetz was named the Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
  • Field Hockey Defeats WPI, 4-1, to Advance to NEWMAC Championship
    November 07, 2019
    Three goals in the third quarter, including a pair of penalty strokes, propelled the No. 2 seeded MIT field hockey team to a 4-1 victory over No. 3 WPI on Thursday night. Senior Taylor Grey (Horsham, Pa.) powered MIT with two goals and one assist.
  • MIT Places Program-Record and League-High 13 Student-Athletes on NEWMAC Field Hockey Academic All-Conference Team
    November 06, 2019
    The MIT field hockey team received a program-record and a league-leading 13 Academic All-Conference Team selections as announced by the NEWMAC on Wednesday. The Engineers surpassed the previous record of 11 which they set last year. The list consists of 60 total student-athletes from the sport of field hockey.
  • Four Teams Set to Compete in NEWMAC Championship Tournaments This Week
    November 04, 2019
    Cambridge, Mass. (November 4) - MIT field hockey, men's soccer, women's soccer and women's volleyball are all set to open New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship Tournament play this week. Below you will find a quick preview for each team along with information for all contests scheduled for the week. 
  • Field Hockey Blanks Springfield, 2-0
    November 02, 2019
    Two first-half goals by junior Amanda Garofalo (Fairfield, N.J.) coupled with a strong defensive outing helped the MIT field hockey team close out the regular season with a 2-0 victory at NEWMAC foe Springfield College on Saturday afternoon.
  • Field Hockey Powers to 8-1 Senior Day Win Over Clark
    October 26, 2019
    On Senior Day, the MIT field hockey team ran its winning streak to six in a row as the Engineers defeated Clark University by a convincing 8-1 final. Prior to the start of the game, MIT honored seniors Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) and Taylor Grey (Horsham, Pa.) for their contributions to the program during their four-year careers.
  • Field Hockey Comes From Behind to Defeat Wellesley, 5-2
    October 22, 2019
    MIT generated five unanswered goals to come from behind and defeat Wellesley College, 5-2, in NEWMAC field hockey action on Tuesday night. Senior Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) powered the Engineers with one goal and two assists.
  • Field Hockey Edges Out WPI, 3-2
    October 19, 2019
    Two goals by junior Amanda Garofalo (Fairfield, N.J.), including the game-winner late in the third quarter, propelled the MIT field hockey team to a 3-2 victory over NEWMAC foe WPI on Saturday. The Engineers handed WPI its first loss of the season as well as in conference play.
  • Big Third Quarter Helps MIT Defeat Wheaton, 6-1
    October 08, 2019
    Three goals during the third quarter helped the MIT field hockey team pull away and register a 6-1 victory over Wheaton College in NEWMAC action on Tuesday afternoon. First-year Paige Forester (Glencoe, Ill.), tallied three goals for the Engineers, marking her second natural hat-trick of the season.
  • Field Hockey Rallies to Defeat Smith, 3-2, in Overtime
    October 05, 2019
    A goal by first-year Paige Forester (Glencoe, Ill.) late in regulation forced overtime while junior Amanda Garofalo (Fairfield, N.J.) scored the game winner, helping the MIT field hockey team come from behind to defeat NEWMAC rival Smith College, 3-2, on Saturday.
  • MIT Field Hockey to Participate in Sixth Annual NEWMAC Play4TheCure
    October 02, 2019
    MIT along with the eight NEWMAC field hockey programs will be participating in the sixth annual Play4TheCure event as part of October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Engineers will be donning their pink warm-up shirts prior to their road game on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Smith College, but will be fundraising throughout the entire month.
  • Strong Second Half Helps Field Hockey Defeat Mount Holyoke, 6-2
    September 28, 2019
    Four goals in the second half, all coming from first-year Paige Forester (Glencoe, Ill.), propelled the MIT field hockey team to a 6-2 win over NEWMAC foe Mount Holyoke College on Saturday. She was one goal shy of tying the MIT single-game record that is shared by Katherine Merrilees ’97 and Kameron Klauber ’12.
  • Amherst Holds Off MIT, 2-1, in Field Hockey
    September 25, 2019
    Two first-half goals by Franny Daniels helped Amherst College defeat MIT, 2-1, in a non-conference field hockey game on Wednesday night. First-year Liberty Ladd (Falmouth, Maine) broke up the shutout late in the third quarter with her first intercollegiate goal for the Engineers.
  • No. 19 Babson Defeats Field Hockey, 4-1, in NEWMAC Opener
    September 21, 2019
    In the NEWMAC field hockey opener for both teams, nationally-ranked No. 19 Babson College defeated MIT, 4-1 on Saturday afternoon. First-year Paige Forester (Glencoe, Ill.) generated the Engineers’ only goal.
  • Field Hockey Tops No. 3 Tufts, 1-0
    September 18, 2019
    On MIT’s first shot of the game, senior defender Taylor Grey (Horsham, Pa.) found the back of net as the Engineers held off nationally-ranked No. 3 Tufts University for the remaining 41 minutes en route to a 1-0 non-conference field hockey win on Wednesday night.
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