MIT Athletes Selected to TeamsBy Roger Crosley
Sports Information Director
The end of the spring sports seasons brings the announcement of various all-conference teams, and MIT has been represented by several athletes.
In the New England Women's Eight Conference, Rama Chiruvolu '95 has been named to the softball squad and Ann Torres '96 is a selection in lacrosse. Kristin Ratliff '95 and Janis Eisenberg '98 are members of the All-NEW 8 track and field team.
Andy Katz '96 has been named to the Constitution Athletic Conference baseball second team.
The list of accomplishments of gymnast Sheila Rocchio '97 continues to grow as Rocchio has been named the winner of the Massachusetts Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Achievement Award. Rocchio was the all-around champion at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Championships, and was named All-America in three of the individual events. Rocchio is the first MIT woman to receive the MAIAW award.
Men's Track and Field
MIT claimed four individual champions at last weekend's New England Division III Championship. Ethan Crain '95 won the 1,500 meters by 1/100th of a second in one of the day's closest races. Crain also took third in the 800 meters.
John Wallberg '96 captured the hammer throw with a heave of 185 feet, 9 inches. Wallberg also placed fifth in the discus.
Matt Sandholm '96 won the 100 meter dash in a time of 10.9 seconds, and took third in the 200 meter dash.
Andy Ugarov '95 took the title in the triple jump. Ugarov also placed third in the high jump. Ugarov cleared the same 6'7" height as the event's champion, but placed third due to having more unsuccessful attempts.
The Engineers finished third in the meet as a team.
MIT lacrosse players Chris Berg '95 and Ken Myers '98 have been honored by the Pilgrim Lacrosse League for their play in victories over Roger Williams University, UMass-Boston and Clark University.
Berg, a defenseman, has been named the league's Player of the Week, and Myers, another defenseman, is the conference Rookie of the Week. The Engineers allowed only 14 goals in the three victories.