Women’s lightweight ranks seventh nationally, both tennis teams sweep opponents.
MIT Women’s Basketball wins their first NEWMAC championship.
The Engineers compete in swimming and diving, basketball, fencing, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
MIT alum, Adam "AJ" Edelman ’14, will represent Israel at the 2018 Winter Olympics in skeleton.
Women's Track and Field (No. 2) won 12 events, defeating Bates and Colby Sat. Jan 13 in a tri-meet at Bates College. The Engineers earned 106 points, Bates 53.5, and Colby 28.5. Marissa McPhillips ’20 won the mile with a time of 5:07.41, which was converted to 5:04.40 and is ranked fifth in the country. Jacqueline Ahrens ’21 cleared 11 feet, 11.75 inches pole vaulting, putting her at the No. 2 mark in the country.
The MIT Sport Taekwondo Team ended a fantastic season on a high note at Brown University, bringing home a second place trophy in Division I of the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference on Sunday, November 19.
Men's and women's indoor track and field sent five students to compete in the Boston University Season Opener Dec. 2. Marissa McPhillips ’20 finished the 3,000 meter with a number two time in the country with a time of 9:51.25. Katie Bacher ’20 finished with a time of 10:09.18 making her the fifth fastest in the country in the 3K. Josh Rosenkranz ’19 and David Walter ’18 both competed in the 5,000 meter and finished with times putting them in the top 10 nationally.
The winningest pitcher in Engineers history grew up a Mariners fan and will now pitch in the organization.
Men’s football (2-1) defeated Endicott College 31-26 this past Saturday.
Samarth Mohan ’16, recalls playing ‘gully cricket’ – a popular form of ad hoc cricket played in streets – growing up in India. In the narrow streets of New Delhi, Samarth managed to learn the basics of cricket as a sport but was never a part of an organized club team. He could have hardly imagined then that one day, he would go on to score a century for the MIT Cricket Club.
We got a chance to catch up with Filiere after his historic night getting drafted in the eighth round (highest among the three drafted ballplayers from MIT) and asked him about his experiences so far and what he is looking forward to.
Men's Baseball (21-14-1) made their fourth appearance in five years at the NEWMAC Championship but fell in back-to-back games to Babson College. Three were named to the 2017 Academic All-America Division III Baseball Team, including Austin Filiere '18, who extended his on-base streak to 64 games, a NEWMAC record.