The Tech’s Athlete of the Week: Zachary E. Kabelac ’12

The Tech’s Athlete of the Week: Zachary E. Kabelac ’12

The MIT men’s soccer team earned six postseason honors from the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). As announced on Tuesday, Zachary E. Kabelac ’12, Christian W. Therkelson ’11, and Nitin Perumbeti ’09 all earned First-Team All-Conference selections. Thomas S. Caldwell ’09 and Max S. Stein-Golenbock ’12 both earned places on the Second Team. Rounding out the team honors, Kabelac was named NEWMAC Rookie of the Year, the fourth MIT player to earn this title.

Kabelac has scored ten goals and made eight assists for 28 points this season, putting him second on the team, behind conference scoring leader and teammate Therkelsen, with 15 goals this season.

Kabelac played a key role in the Engineers defeat of the Johnson and Wales Wildcats earlier this season, scoring the final goal in the 2-0 victory on a rebound from a blocked shot of Therkelsen’s. That game was a significant one for the team, as it marked their ninth shutout of the season, a new Institute record.

—Aaron Sampson, Sports Editor