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The 1993 Year in Review Sports Roundup Continues

By Daniel Wang
Associate Sports Editor

Because of a production error, a section of the Year in Review sports roundup [Jan. 28] was omitted. The missing section is reprinted below.

Women's Gymnastics

Captain: Julie Lyren '93

MVP: Lyren

Four-year letter winner: Lyren

Record: 0-6

The 0-7 record that the team had at the end of the 1992-93 season overshadowed a number of remarkable performances. Competition included Division I schools such as the University of Vermont, Yale University, and Brown University. The Engineers consistently scored between 140 and 150 at each meet, but were no match for their stronger opponents.

Julie Lyren '93 had the best individual season in the history of MIT women's gymnastics. She set records in the all-around and balance beam, and tied school marks in the vault and floor exercise. Her performance made her the first MIT woman to qualify for the USA Gymnastics Division II-III Championships. At the competition, she was named a USA Gymnastics Scholar Athlete.

Lyren and Karen Oda '93 were each named National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) All-America Scholar/Athletes. Janet Solod '96 was another major contributor, being the first MIT first year woman to qualify for the NCGA Championships.

Men's Ice Hockey

Captains: Spring, Mike Mini '93, Rob Silva '93, Nick Pearce '94; Fall, Jason Biederman '94, Pearce

MVP: Pearce

Record: 9-8-3 (Combined seasons)

The offense was strong for the ice hockey team in the 1992-93 season, as it outscored opponents 125-76, and earned a record of 12-6-1 for the season. Rob Silva '93 had the most notable performance, leading the New England Collegiate Club Hockey Association (NECCHA) in scoring with 14 goals and 15 assists.

When the Engineers returned to the ice to begin the second semester of the season, they lost four of their first six games, but then went on to five games in a row. Their efforts propelled them into the NECCHA Championships. Unfortunately, Springfield College shattered title hopes of the Engineers by defeating them 6-4 in the first round.

The first half of the 1993-94 season seemed to be a frustrating one for the Engineers as they went five games before capturing a win, which came against Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 5-2. The team opened the season at home against Franklin Pierce College, in a game that featured a capacity crowd, and hard-hitting excitement. Unfortunately, MIT fell in that game 2-4. Ties were a major source of frustration, as the Engineers had three of the next four games. The week before final exams, the pucksters were demolished by the Wentworth Institute of Technology, 11-2, in their final game of 1993.

Men's Lacrosse

Captains: Stephan Feldgoise G, Pete Santoro '93, Ryan Blanchette '94

MVP: Santoro

Four-year letter winners: Santoro, Rob Silva '93

Record: 9-4

The Engineers' 9-4 record was one of the finest men's lacrosse ledgers in recent seasons and was powered by a strong offense and a better than average defense. The Engineers finished the year ranked 10th in the New England Division III poll and were well represented on season ending all-star teams.

It was a season of streaks for the stickmen as they ran off four straight wins to start the season. Following the next three games, the record stood at 4-3, but MIT then accumulated four more consecutive victories. Following a heartbreaking 13-14 loss to defending champion Roger Williams College, the Engineers finished the season with a satisfying 13-6 stuffing of Nichols College. The team finished second in the Pilgrim League to Roger Williams.

Rob Silva '93 became the all-time leading goal scorer and total point leader in MIT lacrosse history. Silva's 1993 totals of 34 goals and 26 assists gave him career totals of 111 goals and 173 points. Silva and Stephan Feldgoise G were named Pilgrim League All-Stars, and Silva, Feldgoise, and most valuable player Pete Santoro '93 were each named to the New England East-West All-Star Game.

Women's Lacrosse

Captain: Stephanie Spencer '93, Susie Ward G

MVP: Ward

Record: 8-5

In only the second year of existence as a varsity sport at MIT, the women's lacrosse team finished the 1993 season with an impressive 8-5 record. The Engineers also defeated Babson College and Wheaton College for their first New England Women's 8 regular season wins.

The team began the season well with a 10-1 victory over Elms College, but a game with eventual NEW 8 champion Mt. Holyoke College evened the won-loss record very quickly. Three times during the season the squad was able to piece together two consecutive wins.

Susie Ward G was the team captain, led MIT in scoring and was named most valuable player for the second straight year. Ward tallied 27 goals and 4 assists on the year and was named to the NEW 8 All-Star team. Helen Azrin '94 (26 goals, 4 assists) and Ann Torres '96 (21,11) were other top scorers.

At the conclusion of the season, Ward and Allison Marino '96 were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association Academic Team.


Captains: Spring, Ari Mozes '93; Fall, Kyle Blasch '94

MVP: Mozes

Four-year letter winner: Mozes

Record: 4-9 (Combined seasons)

The schedule for the 1992-93 season for the Engineers consisted of entirely service academies. The team started out with a win over the State University of New York Maritime College, but then lost four consecutive meets. Army handed three of the losses, while the U.S. Naval Academy delivered the fourth defeat.

The team then won two consecutive meets before losing two straight meets at the end of the season. The Engineers gained another victory over the Maritime College, then a defeat by the Merchant Marine Academy. Both of the following losses were close decisions to the Coast Guard Academy.

Despite losses in the fall to Army, Navy, and Coast Guard, coach Pat Melaragno has high hopes for the team in the 1993-94 season. Melaragno sees a good chance of his team qualifying for the Intercollegiate Pistol Championships, at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., next spring. Kyle Blasch '94, Jason Zhu '95, and Ben Leong '97 have been major contributors and are expected to be contenders at the event, for both team and individual honors. Leong had never shot before coming to MIT.


Captain: Dorian Balch '94

MVP: Arthur Merritt '95, second consecutive award

Record: 39-16

The MIT Rifle team achieved 36-14 record in the spring season to establish a position of one of the Institute's top teams. The team was mediocre in shoulder to shoulder competition (where competitors shoot next to each other), but won all of its postal matches (targets and scores exchanged through the mail to cut down travel time and expense).

The team qualified for Expert Division of the Mid-Atlantic Conference Rifle Championship for the first time in the coaching career of head coach Dick Dyer. The Engineers won the title at the Championship, with a postal win over DePaul University, by only nine points.

The team amassed a record of 18-6 in the fall portion of the 1993-94 season. Dyer said the record was better than expected because many members were out due to injuries and illnesses.

Varsity Sailing

Captain: Eric Rueckwald '93

MVP: Rueckwald

Four-year letter winners: Michael Bowers '93, Michael Bradshaw '93, Reuckwald

Although won-loss records are not kept in the sport, the MIT sailing team produced results that earned a ranking of 19th in the nation.

The team started out the 1992-93 season strongly under new coach Fran Charles. The January graduations of Mike Bradshaw '93 and Mike Bowers '93, who had contributed so much in the fall, affected the team's performances in the spring. However, the team doubled in size between the fall and spring seasons.

Paula Lewin '93 and Gina Middaugh '93 finished second in the A Division of the New England championships and were named honorable mention All-Americas for the varsity season.

Also in the spring, MIT placed fourth in the Owen Trophy and fifth in the Dinghy Cup regattas.

The Engineers are looking to expand their racing program in the fall to include sloop racing.

Women's Sailing

Captain: Paula Lewin '93

MVP: Lewin

Four-year letter winners: Lewin, Regina Middaugh '93, Pamela Paufler '93

For the first time since 1976, the women's sailing team qualified for the collegiate national championships. Paula Lewin '93 and Gina Middaugh '93 led the team, and even spent some time on the varsity sailing team. The pair won the A Division in each of the major women's intersectional regattas held throughout the Spring season.

The team, which was ranked as high as third in the country, took fourth place and the final qualifying spot in one of the most competitive New England Championships ever. In the national championships, an event that feature eight of the top fifteen teams in the nation, the Engineers finished sixth. Lewin and Middaugh tied for the A Division title and the MIT B Division entry captured 10th place.

Lewin was named an All-America, while Middaugh was named to a national all-star crew position.

Men's Skiing

Captains: Todd MacFarland G, Westley Sherman '95

MVP: Westley Sherman '95

Four-year letter winner: MacFarland

Record: 28-20

Westley Sherman '95 led the way for the team, plaing second in the 10K classical cross country and fourth in the 20K freestyle at the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Division II championships. Sherman, Christian Lund '96, and Joel Sindelar '93 were each named to the All-East teams.

Women's Skiing

Captains: Kate Bergeron '93, Wendy Krause '93

MVP: Bergeron, fourth straight award

Four-year letter winners: Bergeron, Krause

Record: 18-30

The team looked to Kate Bergeron for leadership, as her feats spoke themselves. Bergeron won both the 5K classical and the 15K freestyle at the Eastern Instercollegiate Ski Association Championships. The 5K title was her second consecutive victory in the event.

Bergeron and Gwen Crevensten '93 were each named to the All-East team. The selection to the all-star squad was the fourth for Bergeron.

Men's Soccer

Captain: Jason Grapski '94

MVP: Grapski, second time

Four-year letter winner: Grapski

Record: 6-7

Three consecutive season ending defeats kept the men's soccer team from a winning record. The team's 6-7 overall ledger included a 1-4 mark in Constitution Athletic Conference play.

The Engineers were never able to put together any kind of winning steak through the season and were able to string together two consecutive wins only twice. The season's highlights were a 3-2 overtime road victory against perenially strong Brandeis University followed by a 4-1 CAC victory over Western New England College at home. A hard-fought 0-1 loss to Tufts University was followed by a 3-0 defeat of Curry College and capped the Engineers' most consistent play of the season. Other victims in 1993 were UMass-Boston, Nichols, and Trinity College. Five of the Engineers' seven defeats were by a two goal margin, the others by a single goal.

Jason Grapski '94, a back, had a stellar season for the Engineers. Grapski was captain and named the team's most valuable player for the second straight year. He was a first team selection to the CAC All-Conference squad. Brian DiVasta '95 and Sam Pearlman '96 were second team picks.

Women's Soccer

Captains: Emily Brown '96, Rebecca Hill '94, Chantal Wright '95

MVP: Hill

Four-year letter winners: Dionne Chapman '94, Teresa Chiueh '94, Brindha Muniappan '94

Record: 10-3-3

The 1993 women's soccer team kicked their way to a .767 winning percentage which is the best in the history of the program, Although the team was unable to match 1992's single season best ever 12 victory total, the 1993 squad did work its way to a 10-3-3 record.

The Engineers began the season with a nine-match unbeaten string. A loss to Smith College started the team on a streak of inconsistent results which saw the squad go 2-3-2 over the last seven games. The team was 2-2-2 in the New England Women's 8 regular season, but bowed out of the post season with a first round NEW 8 loss to Wellesley College. MIT had defeated Wellesley earlier in the season.

Becky Hill '95 was the team most valuable player and catalyst throughout the season. Hill was named a NEW 8 all star after leading the league in scoring, popping in seven goals and adding an assist in conference play. Hill had 19 goals and seven assists over the course of the season. Chantal Wright '95 was the second leading scorer with 10 goals and six assists.

Women's Softball

Captains: Colleen Johnson '93, Coleen Kaiser '94, Jennifer McMurray '93

MVP: Kaiser

Four-year letter winners: Johnson, McMurray

Record: 5-8

The team experienced problems with the weather, its own pitching, and defense, causing the disappointing final result. In one of the wettest Spring seasons on record, the team was not able to practice outside much. which would be reflected in its performances later on. The Engineers finished 3-4 in the New England Women's 8 Conference, having results such as two losses to Smith College, including an elimination from the NEW 8 Tournament.

However, there were some outstanding individual results. Coleen Kaiser '94 proved to be valuable at both sides of the battery. As pitcher, she had an earned run average in eight appearances. From behind the plate, she had a perfect fielding percentage in six games. Kaiser was the only team member to make the NEW 8 All-Conference team.

The team also had some hitters who made high run totals possible. Christine Polek '96 (.364), Dionne Chapman '94 (.357) and Jennifer McMurray (.355) all batted above .300 and were assets to the MIT offense.

Men's Squash

Captain: Spring, Matt Trevithick G; Fall, Safroadu Yeboah-Amankwah G

MVP: Trevithick

Four-year letter winners: Trevithick, Richard Wickham '93

Record: 8-8 (Combined seasons)

The 7-8 record that the team attained in the 1992-93 did not tell about the success of MIT squash. The Engineers had gone up against some of the finest competition in the nation, and ended up ranked 14th nationally. The team's jump from 20th of the previous season, allowed it to earn the Barnaby Award, given to the most improved team.

Other accomplishments included having the second player in Institute history to be named All-America in squash, as number one player Matt Trevithick G was named to the second team. Another feat of the Engineers was a 6-3 victory over Tufts University, its first win over the Jumbos in 15 years.

Things did not look too good at the outset of the 1993-94 season when the Engineers were soundly beaten, 9-0, by the US Naval Academy, at home. However things improved for MIT, which ended 1993 with a 9-0 win over Colby College, to end up with a 3-2 record.

Men's Swimming

Captains: Spring, Jim Bandy '93, Brian Meade '93, Rob Rockwell '93; Fall, Ted Achtem '94, Vijay Lathi '94, Alan Liu '94

MVP: Meade

Four-year letter winners: Bandy, Rockwell, Meade

Record: 3-5 (Combined seasons)

The highlight of the 1992-93 season was a foursome breaking two New England Records. The team of Jim Bandy '93, Chad Gunnlaugsson '93, Brian Meade '93, and Bob Rockwell '93 accomplished the feats in the 400-yard freestyle and 800-yard freestyle relays. In the same events, they finished eighth and sixth, respectively, in the NCAA Division III Championships.

For both the men's and women's swimming teams, the fall portion of the season is a time of rigorous workouts, in preparation for the numerous competitions in the spring. The team was 1-1 in dual meets; after easily defeating Salem State College, the Engineers had a tougher time against the Coast Guard Academy. Coach John Benedick attributed the result partly to not being allowed enough pool time to practice, due to various events that interfered with the schedule. However, the team managed to rebound and crush competition from Colby College and University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth, in the UMass-Dartmouth Invitatial, the final event of 1993.

Women's Swimming

Captains: Spring, Karen Pfautz '93, Christina Harada '94; Fall, Harada, Holly Goo '95, Clara Yang '95

MVP: Pfautz

Four-year letter winner: Pfautz

Record: 1-7 (combined seasons)

In most individual sports, a losing season does not necessarily mean that it was not a successful one. This was the case for a women's swimming team, who completed the 92-93 season with a 3-5 record. Even so, nine swimmers and one diver earned a trip to Wesleyan University for the New England Swimming and Diving Championships. They returned with an 11th place finish as a team, among a field of 31.

Karen Pfautz proved herself worthy of being voted most valuable player by taking a third in the 100-yard butterfly, and a second in the 50-yard butterfly, in the meet. Although she was edged in the latter event, she swam well enough to qualify for the national championships. Unfortunately, injuries prevented her from competing in the national event.

At the meet, two relay teams placed in the top eight. The team that swam the 200-yard freestyle relay team consisted of Pfautz, Holly Goo '95, Miranda Fan '95, and Christine Harada '94. Pfautz, Goo, Fan, and Clara Yang '94 made up the 400-freestyle relay team. Many of the swimmers who competed in the meet posted personal best times.

Off the springboards, Debbie Gustafson '95 performed well in her first New Englands. She placed fifth in the 3-meter competition, and 11th off the 1-meter board. Along with many team members, she would return the next year to do some more damage.

Despite posting a 0-3 record in dual meets during the first semester of the 1993-94, the Engineers still featured some impressive individual performances. Gustafson was again a force to be reckoned with in diving, as she routinely won both the compulsory and optional rounds of 1-meter springboard competition.

Men's Tennis

Captain: Spring, Manish Bhatia '93, Alan Walpole '93; Fall, Jay Muelhoefer '94

MVP: Alan Walpole '93

Four-year letter winner: Manish Bhatia '93

Record: 8-7 (Combined seasons)

The team started out its spring season quite well, but ended up with disappointing results. During the spring campaign, the Engineers had lost only one match against Division III schools until the final two dual meets, with crushing losses at the hands of Williams College (6-3), and Amherst College (5-4). As a result, the team was denied its third straight trip to the NCAA Division III Championships, and finished ranked 19th in the nation in Division III, lower than in past years.

However, some members of the team turned out some remarkable individual performances. Walpole became the first MIT tennis player to be named an All-America in both singles and doubles. He and Muelhoefer, the team's top doubles pair, were for most of the season, at the top of the national rankings, and gained an entry to the individual tournament of the NCAA Championships. Bhatia, who never played lower than Number 2 singles in his career at MIT, qualified for the singles tournament, along with Walpole. Muelhoefer and Walpole reached the semifinals of the NCAA's, losing a close two-setter to the eventual champions, from Claremont College. The duo finished the season ranked fourth in Division III, and Walpole (22nd) and Bhatia (49th), both attained national rankings in singles. In the previous fall season, Muelhoefer and Walpole had won the 1992 Rolex National Small College Division III Doubles Championships.

The graduation of Bhatia and Walpole gave the team a new look in the Fall portion of the 1993-94 season, as two freshmen occupied the bottom two starting positions to fill the void left by the top two players. Things did not look bright early on, when the Engineers were blown out by Division I opponents Boston College and Boston University. However, the team managed to win all of its matches against Division III competition, defeating Babson College and Clark University, to finish the fall season at 2-2.

The highlight of the fall season was the Rolex New England Regional Small College Tennis Championship, held at MIT, where Muelhoefer and Nick Tsai '94 made a miraculous comeback victory in the finals against a team from the US Coast Guard Academy. As a result, the duo earned a trip to the Rolex National Small College Tennis Championships. It was a return trip for Muelhoefer, who he won his third consecutive title in the regional tournament, with three different partners. He also managed to reach the semifinals of the singles tournament after coming close to elimination twice in the earlier rounds. Unfortunately, Muelhoefer and Tsai, who had come into the national tournament with high expectations, were eliminated in the first round. However, they were able to salvage a seventh place finish, which placed them currently ranked ninth in Division III in doubles. The team is presently ranked 25th in the nation among Division III schools.

Women's Tennis

Captain: Spring, Claudia Hung '93; Fall, Valerie Tan '94

MVP: No selection

Four-year letter winners: Pratima Rao '93, Sue Bach '93, Seema Jayachandran '93, Hung

Record: 10-6 (Combined seasons)

In terms of competitive success, 1993 was the best year ever for the team, according to coach Candy Royer. A team qualification to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament earned by a virtue of a 14-5 record was the unquestioned highlight of the year for the women's tennis team. The team had never before qualified for the NCAA's and the 14 wins represented a tie for the highest win total in a single season for women's tennis.

In the fall, the team got off to a quick start, winning its first eight matches. Unfortunately, back to back New England Women's 8 conference losses to Smith College ended the hopes of an unbeaten season. However, revenge was sweet in the NEW 8 Tournament, however and the Engineers rolled through Wheaton College, Smith, and Brandeis on the way to MIT's first NEW 8 tennis championship. Sue Bach '93 and Janet Chen '94 were named to the All-Conference team in singles, and Bach and Valerie Tan '94 were selected in doubles as well. Candy Royer was voted coach of the year.

The Engineers traveled to Northfield, Minn., for the NCAA Division III Championships. The team suffered setbacks to the University of California, San Diego (9-0), and the College of St. Thomas (6-3), before defeating Smith College, to finish the season ranked 11th in the nation.

Individual players in the national rankings at the end of the '92-'93 were Frederica Turner '95 at number 34 in singles, and Turner and Tan were the 22nd ranked Division III doubles team. The squad chose not to select a most valuable player.

The fall campaign of the 93-94 season went quite well for the team, with a ninth-place finish at the New England's, and a third place finish in the NEW 8 Conference. The team competed in the New England tournament without the services of its number one singles player, Frederica Turner '95, who is currently ranked ninth in the East. The team's post-seasons hopes were derailed with a 4-3 loss to eventual champion Brandeis University in the NEW 8 tournament.

Men's Indoor Track and Field

Captain: Dan Corcoran '94

MVP: Mike Piepegerdes '93

Record: 11-1

1993 saw the birth of the Quad Cup, a series of meets between the best track teams in the New England to determine the best "dual meet team." MIT track was undefeated going into the last meet as was Williams College. Williams proved to be a little too strong, but MIT finished the regular season with a respectable 11-1 record. Championships were again a strong point as the Engineers finished 6th in the National Championships due to a 2nd place finish by Matt Robinson '94 in the pole vault with a new varsity record of 16' 3 1/2" and a 3rd place by Mike Piepergerdes '92 in the 1,500-meter run.

Men's Outdoor Track and Field

Captains: Jay Chiang '94, Dan Corcoran '94

MVP: Mike Piepegerdes '93

Record: 6-1

As the track team headed outdoors they took their aspirations with them. Because of a lack of sprinters and quarter-milers the Engineers did not expect to do as well as they did Indoors. Hard work and great competitiveness proved that expectation incorrect. The regular season was an average 6 and 1, but was highlighted by a very inspirational victory over Division II opponent Springfield. The team set 20 personal bests in that meet. The Championships saw a less talented team defeat many top teams in the New England Division III Championships for a third place finish, narrowly missing second place. At the National Championships MIT continued its succesful ways. Mike Piepergerdes ran very well in winning his trials in the 1,500-meter, but had some complications due to graduation. Mike flew back to MIT right after his trials and flew back to Clevland immediately after graduation because his final was 1 1/2 days after his trial. This did not seem to affect Mike as he ran a perfect race to finish second to the defending national champion in a school record of 3:50.36.

Matt Robinson showed remarkable courage by vaulting well enough to make the finals in the pole vault despite a very badly sprained ankle. He actually limped down the runway before vaulting, and considering vaulting's dependence on speed, his accomplishments were remarkable. In the finals they changed the pit around because of a change in wind direction, thus delaying the start of the event by an hour. By this time Matt's ankle was cold and even more swollen, leaving him unable to get off the ground.

Women's Outdoor Track and Field

Captains: Gowri Rao '93, Kelly Sullivan '93

MVPs: Mari Madsen '96 and Kristin Ratliff '95

Record: 4-0

A perfect 4-0 record which came as a result of wins in two triangular meets gave the women's track and field team a very strong showing for a second year varsity program. The Engineers took a tight meet over Worcester and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institutes and followed that with a win over Bentley College and Brandeis University.

Invitational and championship meets followed, and the inexperienced Engineers proved to be talented beyond their years. At the New England Division III Championships the team finished 11th out of 30 teams. In the weight events, Kristin Ratliff '95 and Jenn Boyle '96 finished second in the discus and shot put respectively. The mile relay team copped a fifth place.

The following week at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Division III Championships Ratliff and Boyle again shone. Ratliff took third in the discus with a school record throw of 127' 7" and fourth in the shot put with a heave of 35' 9-1/2". Boyle captured the championship of the meet with a shot put of 37' 0" and a new school record.

Men's Volleyball

Captain: Satoshi Asari '93

MVPs: Tom Klemas G, Danny Alvarez '93

Four-year letter winner: Klemas

Record: 14-11

The men's volleyball team performed quite well under the direction of new head coach Cindy Gregory. The team's record included a second place finish in the New England Collegiate Volleyball Elague, a third place in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Division III Championship and a consolation victory in the EIVA Open Tournament.

There were several individual achievements. Tom Klemas G was named to two all-tournament teams and was selected as an EIVA All-Star. Danny Alvarez '93 was an all-tournament selection at the EIVA Open Tournament, and Satoshi Asari '93 played to all-tournament recognition at the Roger Williams Tournament.

Women's Volleyball

Captains: Coleen Kaiser '94, Jill Keidl '94

MVPs: Kaiser, Kamilah Alexander '96

Four-year letter winners: Kaiser, Julie Han '94

Record: 28-8

Although winning championships is nothing new to the MIT women's volleyball team, 1993 provided the opportunity for the Engineers to win a title which had thus far eluded them. The team played like it was on a mission as it brough the 1993 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Division III North crown to MIT. The ECAC title is the first for an MIT women's volleyball squad.

A 28-8 record on the year which included a perfect 7-0 regular season New England Women's 8 Conference record sent the Engineers into the conference playoffs as the first seed. An upset loss to Wheaton College (a team the Engineers had defeated twice during the regular season) in the tournament finals denied the squad a NEW 8 championships. The opportunity for redemption came quickly for the Engineers as they were selected as the second seed in the ECAC Tournament and the tournament's host.

In an impressive performance, the Engineers upended Amherst College and Tufts University to set up a revenge match against Wheaton. MIT prevailed 3-1 to win the ECAC Championship. Alexander was named the tournament most valuable player. Alexander was also named the NEW 8 Player of the Year and a first team All-New England selection. Teammate Coleen Kaiser '94 also made the NEW 8 All-conference team and was an honorable mention All-New England pick. Coach Cindy Gregory was named NEW 8 Coach of the Year

Water Polo

Captains: Jeff Ma '94, Greg Shank '94

MVP: Shank

Four-year letter winners: Shank, Alan Liu '94

Record: 8-14

As long as the MIT water polo squad was able to compete with Division III competition like itself, the Engineers had a .750 winning percentage. It was when MIT stepped up with the "big boys" that the 1993 squad found the going to be tough.

A 3-1 record against Division III competition including victories over the Merchant Marine Academy (15-9), Bowdoin College (21-4) and Williams College (13-10) were the highlights of the Engineers' season. MIT finished third in the Eastern Division III Championship Tournament which the Engineers hosted. Johns Hopkins University, in the semifinals of the tournament, was the only Division III team to defeat MIT. During the course of the season the Engineers also defeated Boston College three times, Fordham University and St. Francis (NY) College.

Despite the less than successful record achieved by the team, three members were named to the Division III All-America teams. Javier Nazario '95 was a first team selection, while Alan Liu '94 and goalie Evan Weiss '96 were named to the second team.


Captains: Spring, Jeff Breedlove '94, Randy West '93; Fall, Breedlove, Andy Phelps '95

MVPs: Chandler Harben '95, Drew Rideout '95

Record: 9-6-1 (Combined 1992-93 and 93-94 seasons)

In the 1992-93 season, the wrestling team finished 10-7 overall (7-5 in the New England College Conference Wrestling Association), maintaining its streak of winning seasons since 1979.

After a 2-2 record in the first semester, the Engineers began the year on a positive note, winning four of five matches. Included in that string was the team's second win of the year over Division II American International College.

The Constitution Athletic Conference Championship meet followed, and the Engineers surprised the field by finishing second in the Conference. Rideout was the only MIT wrestler who won the CAC title, but a big win over Norwich University and a major upset of the Coast Guard Academy enabled the team to take second place.

The New England Division III Championships finished the season and the Engineers performed very well. Four wrestlers were among the top six in their respective weight classes with Chandler Harben '95 (190 lbs.) placing second, Rideout third, and sixth place finishes for Jeff Breedlove '94 (167 lbs.) and John McCloy '96 (190 lbs). Harben and Rideout were co-MVPs, and Breedlove was named to the NCAA Division III Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar/Athlete team.