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.
MIT women’s volleyball team capped a dominant season in which it posted a perfect 10-0 record in conference play with a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship victory. This was the fifth time in program history that the Engineers clinched the championship and the first since 2012.
Women’s cross country finished fifth overall at the NCAA division III cross country championship. Megan McCandless ’20 led the Engineers with a 17th place finish out of 280 participants.
MIT’s co-ed sailing team won the Atlantic Coast Championship for the first time in the program’s history. Ty Ingram ’18 skippered for the Engineers’ A fleet with Sameena Shaffeeullah ’19 as his crew, while Trevor Long ’19 skippered for the B fleet with Paige Omura ’17. The regatta spanned the course of two days with a total of 18 races.
Coed sailing won the Atlantic Coast championship for the first time in program history. Ty Ingram ’18 and Sameena Shaffeeullah ’19 placed second in division A while Paige Omura ’17 and Trevor Long ’19 clinched top spot in division B.
The MIT women’s soccer team closed out a record-breaking season with 1-0 loss to Middlebury College in the first round of the NCAA playoffs. The Engineers recorded a program-high 17 victories this season, scoring in all but the first and last games of the season. MIT finished runners-up in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament after tying for first place in the regular season.
Both the MIT men’s and women’s cross country teams won the New England Regional Championship at Westfield State University on Saturday, earning automatic bids to the Division III Cross Country Championships this Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky.