Fall Sports Season Summary

The Engineers had an electric fall season. Here are some highlights! 

Women’s Volleyball debuted strong and ended the season with a 9th NEWMAC championship. They won the MIT Quad Tournament Title (their 11th title in the 15 year history of the event), captured the New England Challenge title for the second year in a row, and collected NEWMAC and AVCA honors. Emily Cheng and Consecrata Rozario were named to the AVCA All-America Team. 

Sailing won the Toni Deutsch ‘58 Regatta and the Smith Trophy. 

In Field Hockey, Paige Forester broke the program record for goals with a stunning total of 70 against Smith College on September 15th. The team made it all the way to the NEWMAC championships, and received NFHCA Postseason Accolades. 

Women’s Tennis won many awards at the MIT Invitational and Katya Shepherd Johnson led the Engineers to the Singles Semi-Finals at the ITA New England Championship (where MIT tied its program record with 12 players selected to play in the tournament). 

Women’s and Men’s Cross Country took first place and second place respectively at the Purple Valley Classic, second place and first place respectively at the Pre-National Classic, and both the Women’s and Men’s team claimed the NEWMAC championship title. Men’s Cross Country also won the NCAA regional crown. Sam Acquavia and Riley Macon receive the USTFCCCA Regional Accolades. 

Women’s Indoor Track and Field had Alexis Boykin set a program record in the weight throw. 

Men’s Lightweight Crew emerged victorious at the Quinsigamond Regatta. Women’s Openweight Crew emerge victorious at the Head of the Fish. 

Men’s Water Polo won the Division III East Championship title. Women’s Soccer claimed the NEWMAC championship title and earned the All-Region, All-American, and Regional Coaching Staff of the Year honors. 

Men’s Fencing collected 6 top 10 finishes at The Big One and Andy Zhang was named NFC Rookie of the Year and Fencer of the year. Women’s Fencing had Kristen Palmer named NCAA Woman of the Year finalist and Hannah Tao was named NFC Rookie of the Year. Both Men’s Fencing and Women’s Fencing held undefeated records in the NFC Competition. 

MIT Football earned NEWMAC honors. 

Women’s Swimming and Diving had multiple record breaking performances that earned them the win at the MIT Invite. 

Overall, MIT had 138 student athletes qualify for the NEWMAC Fall Academic All-Conference Honors and 7 Engineers were named to the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Team. 

These are some of the big wins and awards the Engineers accomplished over the Fall season.

I recommend attending some games and showing support to our stellar student-athletes. It’s time that these athletes start getting the recognition from the student body that they deserve.