The MIT Sport Taekwondo team kicked off its spring season at the Princeton tournament of the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference (ECTC). With strong showings across all belt groups, the team seized second place with 427 points, their best performance in two years.
MIT baseball started off the season on Mar. 5 with a double-header against the Texas Lutheran Bulldogs. The Engineers finished with a .500 record after Sunday’s games, winning the first 3–2 and dropping the second 4–8. The games showcased an impressive freshman class, including catcher Thomas Allison and third baseman Tony Rice.
MIT Shotokan Karate club hosts Harvard
Men’s Volleyball (15-3) went undefeated this week with four wins over Emerson College, Kean University, Elms College, and John Jay College. The Engineers didn’t lose a single set, going 3-0 in all of their matches.
The MIT Figure Skating Club hosted the first Eastern Intercollegiate Figure Skating Team Competition of this season on February 4-5, 2017. Skaters representing 30 different colleges from across the East Coast came to the Johnson Athletics Center to compete. Boston University won the competition with 84 points, followed closely by the University of Delaware with 80 points. Dartmouth College came in 3rd with 66 points, while MIT earned 23 points to place 7th overall.
This past Saturday, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams competed at home in Rockwell for one of the final times of the regular season. It would be an understatement to say it was merely a good day for the Engineers.
Cricket and League of Legends are MIT IM sports for the first time ever.
Vazrik Chiloyan graduated from MIT in 2011 with a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Physics, and a minor in Math. Currently an MIT Energy Initiative fellow, he also has a black belt in karate and instructs the Shotokan karate club. The Tech talked to Chiloyan about the discipline of karate and the club’s trips to Japan.
MIT sailing capped off a memorable fall season with its first ever Atlantic Coast Championship victory. Skipper Ty Ingram ’18 and crew Sameena Shaffeeullah ’19 finished 2nd in division A while the team of Paige Omura ’17 and Trevor Long ’18 led the standings in division B to ensure the Engineers finished ahead of 2nd placed Tufts.
Football RB John Robertson '20 is the November Player of the Month!
MIT Football played two games in the month of November. They earned a win against Curry College 26-21, and took a tough double-overtime 36-35 loss to Nichols College. The Engineers rode on an offensive outburst from running back John Robertson ’20, who ran for a total of 328 yards with six touchdowns in his two November games. He closed out his stellar rookie season by recording four consecutive games in which he rushed for at least 100 yards. He ended the season with a total of 920 yards and 11 touchdowns, earned the NEFC Offensive Rookie of the Week honors twice, NEFC Offensive Player of the Week honors once, and was one of the seven Engineers to make an appearance on an NEFC All-Conference Team as MIT Football finished the season with a 3-7 overall record.