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Engineers refuse to let February keep them quiet

The Engineers broke records with all-conference appearances and despite challenges, found ways to compete at a high level

Men’s Squash (15–5, No. 22) manhandled No. 2 Tufts at home by an 8–1 margin in the singles competitions. 

Men’s Swimming and Diving (9–1, No. 4) have been doing nothing but winning lately and set a record by seeing 17 members on the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team. Peter Crocker ’20 and the Engineers 200 medley relay team (Tim Kralj ’20, Brandon McKenzie ’19, Sam Ubellacker ’20, and Joshua Tomazin ’18) were also named NEWMAC Athletes of the Week.

Men’s Track and Field (No. 3) had a flurry of outstanding performances over the week, highlighted by the distance medley relay team for the Engineers, who set the nationwide record of 9:54.23 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational. 

Women’s Basketball (14–8, 9–5 NEWMAC) destroyed Mount Holyoke in a 75–15 win where Jocelyn Luizzi ’21 came off the bench to single-handedly outscore the entire road team, en route to NEWBA Rookie of the Week honors. They then proceeded home, slaughtering by defeating Simmons College in a similar fashion. The team then combined for eight NEWMAC Academic All-Conference titles, a league high. The list of honorees included Cathryn Hart ’18, Lindsay Westlake ’18, Sophie Gershon ’19, Kara Holinski ’19, Kristen Ngan ’19, Dolly Yuan ’19, and first-timers Maude Gull ’19 and Cindy Si ’20. 

Men’s Basketball (18–5, 8–4 NEWMAC) fought hard for an overtime win at home against Wheaton College but have generally been struggling lately, dropping a few close ones on the road and blowing a late lead at home.