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Record: 7-22

Captain: Jay Grabeklis '95, Rob Lepard '95

MVP: Andy Katz '97

FYLW: Grabeklis, Ed Kohler '95, Lepard

Men's Basketball

Record: 10-14

Captain: Nikki Caruthers '95

MVP: Caruthers, Keith Whalen '96

FYLW: Caruthers, Joe Levesque '95, Randy Hyun '95, Terry Rivers '95

Hopes were high for the '94-'95 squad, with all five starters returning from a 7-17 team the previous year. Unfortunately, not all the high hopes were fulfilled, but the team still managed the most victories (10) in over 5 years.

Keith Whalen led the team in scoring and rebounding for the third consecutive season and also recorded his 1,000th point midway through the season - a remarkable feat for a junior. Joining Whalen in the 1,000 point club was Joe Levesque, a four-year starter. Fellow seniors Randy Hyun and Nikki Caruthers finished their careers with over 900 points each. With junior Tim Porter out for almost the entire season with a broken wrist, freshman Melvin Pullen stepped right in, started every game, and averaged 10 ppg.

1995 was the end of an era for MIT basketball as Leo Osgood retired after 9 years at the helm of the Engineers. Osgood continues to serve MIT, only now on the other side of Massachusetts Avenue as director of the Office of Minority Education. Taking over for Coach Osgood is first year head coach Larry Anderson, who came to MIT from Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss. MIT basketball expects a bright future under the leadership of Coach Anderson.

Women's Basketball


Captain: Kristin Ratliff '95

MVP: C.J.Doane '95

FYLW: Ratliff

The Lady Engineers are in the middle of one of the finest seasons in MIT Women's Basketball history ('95-'96). They began their schedule strong by winning their own Tip-off Tournament. They recently traveled to Florida to participate in the Sunshine Shoot-out at Warner Southern College. The Lady Engineers put on an impressive show and came home with the third place plaque.

Only losing two seniors from last year's team, and gaining four strong freshmen this year, the Lady Engineers look forward to a strong season in the New Eight Con-ference. (Amy Mackay)

Men's Heavyweight Crew

Record: 7-4

Captain: Nate Crosswhite '95, Jeff Tomasi '95

MVP: Franz Busse '95

FYLW: Crosswhite, Tomasi

Both the Varsity and Freshmen Crews displayed tremendous talent during both the Spring and Fall seasons. In the fall, the Varisty finished 14th Nationally in Division I competition beating the Div II champion Georgetown.

This fall, a club four medalled at the Head of the Charles while members of last year's champion club eight raced in the championship fours race. In the lesser known Foot of the Charles, the varsity four finished sixth. (Adam Cotner)

Men's Lightweight Crew

Record: 0-8

Captain: Brett Bader '95

MVP: Jason Yip '95

FYLW: Brett Bader '95

The Lightweight team had a good season last year and this fall at the Head of the Charles Regatta. Last year's racing was capped off by a strong showing in the petite finals of the Eastern Sprints (the winner of which normally goes on to win the National Championship). The First Eight came in 3rd in the petite's beating out a tough crew from the University of Pennsylvania and avenging an earlier loss to Rutgers University. We are looking forward to a good winter training and another good spring season. (Irving Birmingham)

Women's Crew


Captain: Andrea Jensen '95

MVP: Sherry Hsiung '95

FYLW: Hsiung, Jensen

Men's Cross Country


Captain: Ethan Crain '96

MVP: Crain

FYLW: Crain

The team ran to a perfect 5-0 in regular season competition and won all entered invitationals as well. After ranking as high as 5th in the country for Division III, the team failed to qualify for nationals out of a very competitive region.

Once again the Harriers won the CAC Championship, making it five years in a row. Crain was the individual champion, and was named to the All-Conference team as was Josh Feldman '97. Mike Parkins earned Freshman of the year for the conference.

For the second consecutive year the team earned Team Academic All-America Honors. (Coach Halston Taylor)

Women's Cross Country


Captain: Ann Marie McAninch '96

MVP: Eve Phillips '99

The Engineers performed well against fierce competition, finishing 11th in the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship. Although they placed second in the NEW-8 Conference championship, MIT had more runners on the All-Conference Team than any other school. The three women who earned this distinction - Janis Eisenberg '98, Eve Phillips '99, and Lauren Klatsky '97 - were also named to the All New England Division III team.

Following in her teammate's footsteps, freshman Phillips had a strong first season for the Engineers. As Eisenberg had achieved in 1994, Phillips was named both NEW-8 Runner of the Year and NEW-8 Rookie of the Year for finishing first in the conference championship meet.

Coach Joe Sousa was voted NEW-8 Coach of the Year. (Lauren Klatsky)

Men's Fencing


Captain: Keith Lichten '95

MVP: Lichten

FYLW: John Rodgriguez '95

In his first year as head coach of the varsity fencing teams, Jarek Koniusz coached a fencer to the best collegiate finish any MIT fencer has ever had. At the same time, captain and MVP Keith Lichten '95 also achieved something no MIT athlete, in any sport, has ever done: a silver medal at the NCAA Division I National Championships. This was the pinnacle to an amazing season for the men's varsity fencing team and just the beginning to what the varsity fencing teams will achieve under Koniusz's direction.

In the Northeast Fencing Conference, the men finished 3rd place overall, with a 2nd place finish in both sabre and foil, and 3rd place in epee. Individually, based on their their season records within the conference, Will Tran '95 finished 3rd in sabre, followed by his teammate Josh Trauner '97 in 5th. John Rodriguez '95 finished 5th in foil and Lichten achieved 5th in epee.

At the New England championships, Lichten successfully defended his title as the individual epee champion. Tran finished 3rd in sabre and David Nauman '97 placed 6th in foil. The team finished 2nd place overall, losing by only a single bout to Brown. In the IFAs, freshman Jonathan Blandford '98 had an impressive performance against some of the top teams in the nation and placed 9th, with Lichten finishing 5th.

The men's team also qualified four individuals to the NCAA Regionals. Rodriguez was 20th in foil, Dave Lewinnek '97 was 23rd in epee, Lichten qualified for the national championships in epee, and Tran placed 13th in sabre, just missing a spot at nationals. After having such a great season, the men's team is looking forward to having an even more successful year in 1995-96. (Jennifer Mosier)

Women's Fencing

Record: 9-10

Captain: Wanda Chin '97

MVP: Merideth Rising '98

The 1994-1995 season showed much improvement for this young team, with most of the varsity members having less than two years' experience in the sport. Under the direction of head coach Jarek Koniusz, and assistant coaches Blanca Medina (foil) and Rob Hupp (epee), the lady blades have become a very competitive team in NCAA Division I tournaments. This improvement is largely due to the dedication of the excellent coaching staff.

In the Northeast Fencing Conference, comprised of Boston College, Brown, UNH, UMass-Amherst, Wellesley, Brandeis, Tufts, and Dartmouth, the women placed 5th overall and 3rd in epee. The team was led by MVP Merideth Rising '98, who finished the season with an impressive conference record of 33-3 in epee. The team also performed well at the New England Championships, finishing 2nd in both foil and epee, as well as 2nd overall. Individually, Christina Eng '98 finished 5th in foil, and Jennifer Mosier '96 placed 7th in epee. At the NIWIFAS, Rising placed 2nd, losing a close, hard-fought bout against a Princeton fencer. The foil squad had an excellent showing, placing 4th and the epee squad finished 5th.

This was the first season that women's epee added to official NCAA competition. The women's team qualified three individuals in epee, in addition to the epee squad, to NCAA Division I Regionals. Rising finished 19th, Mosier 15th, and Nicky Leifer's '98 12th place finish made her the first alternate to the national competition. The epee squad finished in a tie for 3rd place with Wellesley College. With no members of either squad graduating, this team is looking forward to an even more impressive season in 1995-96. (Jennifer Mosier)

Field Hockey

Record: 13-3

Captain: Patty Hahn '96, Wendla Silverberg '96

MVP: Katherine Merrilees '97

FYLW: Hahn, Silverberg, Ann Torres '96

The MIT Field Hockey team had its best season ever this year, posting a 12-1 regular season record and entering the post season as the number one team in the New England Women's Eight Conference. The highlight of the season was the decisive victory over the previously top-ranked Wellesley College team. After being upset by 4th place Clark University in the NEW-8 semifinals, MIT qualified for the ECAC regional post season tournament. Here, the team's season ended in a hard-fought loss to Amherst College.

The team was lead by seniors Patricia Hahn, Wendla Silverberg, and Ann Torres. Katherine Merrilees '97 skillfully distributed the ball from center defense, and the team voted her MVP for the second year in a row. Merrilees was also selected for the NEW-8 All-Conference team. Rookie of the Year Connie Sadowski '99 made an outstanding contribution to the team despite her limited experience. Margaret Tsai '99 and Stephanie Maifert '98 led the team in scoring with their aggression and quickness in the offensive circle. A strong performance, including seven shutouts, was turned in by goal keeper Laura Walker '97, who was among the top goal keepers in the conference.

This young team looks to improve upon the accomplishments of this season under the leadership of coach Cheryl Silva and next year's Captain, Merrilees and Walker. (Wendla K Silverberg)


Record: 3-5

Captain: Chris Brown '96, Jose DeLeon '97, Kevin Ferrigno '96, Chris Yanney '97

MVP: DeLeon

FYLW: Brown, Ferrigno, Tom Jacobs '96, Scott Vollrath '96


Record: Spring 11-4, Fall 7-1

Captain: Thomas Kawamoto '96

MVP: Kawamoto

FYLW: Phil Trakadis '95

The golf team earned an 11-4 match record during the spring, ensuring a 23rd consecutive winning season. It all started in California during the golf team's annual spring trip. The week of practice culminated in a match victory against Caltech. Behind the consistent scoring of veterans Tom Kawamoto '96, Brian Schuler '96, and Phil Tracadas '95, several first-year players emerged to give the team added depth in the lineup. Olivier Burlaud '98, Morten Hoegh '98, Jay Grayson '97, and Young Kim '98 all improved their skills and made valuable contributions to the team. Scott McDavid '97 returned to the team and also provided some sub-80's scoring. The season ended with MIT recapturing the Engineer's Cup at New Seabury, with Brian Schuler winning the individual medal.

The outlook for the fall season was not so good. Tracadas graduated, McDavid transferred and Burlaud injured his hand in a freak accident. Fortunately two newcomers, Jay Grabeklis G and Sean Carpenter '96, were able to help pick up the slack. Their solid play gave the team a well-needed "shot in the arm." Kawamoto and Schuler continued to be the backbone of the team, while Kim and Grayson both stepped up their play and were able to survive tournament pressure. Morten Hoegh proved that he was the master of Crystal Springs and Brian Kevitt '97 made some strong contributions in the matches. The team went on to win seven out of eight matches, the only loss being a one-stroke defeat to Boston University. Kawamoto won individual medalist honors at the CAC Tournament at Sterling. (Tom Kawamoto)

Men's Gymnastics

Record: 5-6

Captain: Chris Ellefson '95, Scott Lazerwith '95

MVP: Ellefson

FYLWs: Art Shechtman '95, Ellefson, Lazerwith

1995 was the MIT men's gymnastics team's strongest season yet. Although the NCAA rules changed to a "four-man" scoring system this year, the team continued to pursue new heights under both the old and new systems, setting team records twice in each. With strong performances in dual meets and the New England and ECAC championships, the team was invited for the second year in a row to compete in the USA National Championships in Denton, Texas, where they finished sixth. Individually, the team also put in several impressive showings. Rob Cooper '97 set a new MIT all-around record posting a score of 48.35 in a meet against the University of Vermont. Sophomore Van C. Van also excelled by setting four personal best scores at the National Championships. Cooper and Ellefson brought the team to new heights by breaking the 9.0 score mark on several events throughout the season. (Andrew Lobban)

Women's Gymnastics


Captain: Janet Solod '96

MVP Sheila Rocchio '97

Ice Hockey

Record: 8-6-4

Captain: John Simmons '95, Rob Souza '95

MVP: Simmons

FYLWs: Simmons, Lloyd Johnston G, Souza

The 1994-95 men's hockey team had a successful campaign this past season. Led by the offensive talents of Jonathan Shingles '96, Tetsu Inada '97, and Matthew Yurkewych '98 the team advanced to the league semifinals. Defensively the team was led by Lloyd Johnston G, and Steven Schleuter '96, as well as goaltender and captain John Simmons '95. The team played well throughout the season, producing solid efforts both in the league tournament as well as in the Crabpot at the U.S.N.A. (Jon Shingles)

Men's Lacrosse

Record: 10-2

Captain: Joe Prim '95

MVP: Michael Kwon'95, Abraham Udobot '95

FYLWs: Chris Berg '95, Kwon, Prim, Andy Phelps '95, Udobot

Women's Lacrosse

Record: 10-3

Captain: Jen Chank '95, Carla Oshiro '95, Anne Torres '96

MVP: Torres

FYLW: Chank, Catherine Mangion '95, Oshiro, Meera Saini '95


Record: Air Pistol 2-7 Standard Pistol 2-7 Free Pistol 3-6

Captain: Ben Leong '97 and Alice Wang '97

MVP: John Novak '96

The MIT Varsity Pistol team has had a good season for 1994-95. We had four major matches against other schools this year, including the U.S. Military Academy, the Coast Guard Academy, the Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, and the Citadel.

Most of our losses were to the U.S. Military Academy and the Coast Guard Academy. On the whole we had done quite well, because these schools are probably among the strongest teams at the collegiate level.

This year, we had five returning shooters: Ben Leong '97, John Novak '96, Jason Zhu '97, Seth Webster '97, and Alice Wang '97; we qualified for all three open events, placing 8th, 4th, and 6th nationally respectively in Free Pistol, Standard Pistol, and Air Pistol at the Sectionals. At the Nationals, we came in 6th, 6th, and 5th respectively, and were 5th overall, losing only to the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and Sam Houston State University.

This year we had four individual qualifiers: Ben Leong '97 and Robert Ristroph '96 in Free Pistol; Novak and Steve Shaw G in Standard Pistol. At National's, Leong placed 7th in Free Pistol, Novak placed 13th, and Shaw placed 24th in Standard pistol.

In the women's events, our lady shooters in Air Pistol and Sport Pistol placed 4th nationally at the Sectionals to qualify for the individual qualifiers in the women's events - Lina Chen '97 in Women's Air Pistol and Jane Sohn '98 in Women's Sport Pistol. At the Nationals, Sohn placed 9th and Chen placed 13th in their respective events. (Ben Leong)


Record: 29-19 overall: 16-13 (smallbore) and 13-9 (air rifle)

Captain: Josh Bennett '96

MVP: Arthur Merritt '95

FYLW: Merritt

The varsity rifle team showed solid performance throughout the 1995 season. Outstanding performances from Arthur Merritt '95, Tom Schady '97, and Chris Sarton '96 allowed the team to finish 1995 with an impressive national ranking of 17th in the expert division.

One of the highlights of 1995 was the school record-breaking performance of Merritt, who shot an air rifle score of 585 (out of a possible 600). (Josh Bennett)

Men's Sailing


Captain: Dan Nestor '96

MVP: Doug DeCouto '97

Women's Sailing


Captain: Danielle Ames '96

MVP: Ames

FYLW: Elaine Heal '95

Men's Skiing

Record: 11-60

Captain: Ari Gerstle '96, Christian Lund '96

MVP: Lund

Women's Skiing

Record: 1-15

Captain: Gwen Crevensten '96

MVP: Josephine Harada '95

FYLW: Harada

During January and February of 1995, the men's and women's ski teams battled not only stiff competition from more northerly schools such as the University of Vermont and Dartmouth College, but also a highly uncooperative Mother Nature. Nevertheless, both MIT Alpine and Nordic skiers scored some impressive results, with Alpine skier Josephine Harada '95 and Nordic skier Christian Lund '96 earning team Most Valuable Player honors.

The Alpine squads kicked off the 1996 collegiate season Jan. 20, 1996, at Berkshire East ski area in western Massachusetts. In pre-season individual races in New Hampshire, men's co-captain Ari Gerstle '96 set the pace with excellent finishes in the Cannon Mountain giant slalom and the Pats Peak slalom. Alpine Coach Jonathan Shefftz anticipates strong performances from co-captain Geoff Johnson '97 to lead the men's team and Brooke Baker '99 to lead the women's team.

Men's Soccer

Record: 10-7-1

Captain: John Love '97, Sam Pearlman '96, Joe Wenesch '96

MVP: Andres Villaquiran '96

FYLW: Pearlman, Wenesch

Women's Soccer

Record: 8-6-1

Captain: Emily Brown '96, Amy MacKay '97

MVP: Brown

FYLW: Brown


Record: 5-11

Captain: Rama Chirovolu '95

MVP: Naomi Stone '96

The 1995 season proved tough for the varsity softball team. Plagued by an inconsistent lineup and lack of experience, the Engineers could only produce an overall season record of 5-11 (four wins were within the New-8 Conference). Offensively, the team hit .262 overall with Naomi Stone '96 leading the squad with a .421 average (.605 SLG AVG) on her way to an MVP season.

However, having lost only one player to graduation, the team hopes to rebuild under the direction of new head coach Cherry Bennett, assistant coach Joe Quinn, and Stone as captain. (Naomi Stone)



Captain: Yves Kissenpfennig '95

MVP: Downer

FYLW: Kissenpfennig

The MIT JV Squash Team has had a relatively successful 95-96 winter season thus far. Composed mostly of inexperienced players, these MIT athletes rely on their hard work and enthusiasm for the sport in order to make progress. Although their first two matches have resulted in losing efforts, they have gained valuable match play experiences.

The team is performing at a higher level than last year's team, and they have already started working hard under Head Coach Mark Johnson in preparation for the coming matches. Says Johnson, "I'm amazed by the progress this group has made. Be prepared for some surprises in our upcoming matches." (Carol Matsuzaki)

Men's Swimming

Record: 3-4

Captain: Ted Achtem '95, Brian Dye '96, Sherrif Ibrahim '96

MVP: Achtem

FYLWs: Achtem, Stephen Chan '95

Women's Swimming

Record: 2-6

Captain: Alexi Farel '96, Holly Goo '95, Clara Yang '95

MVP: Goo

FYLWs: Miranda Fan '95, Goo, Yang

The 1994-1995 season was very successful for both men's and women's swimming. The two teams sent many swimmers to the NCAA Division III New England Championships. Jennifer Gruzca '98 had several impressive swims and won the 1995 Charlie Batterman Award

Captain Ted Achtem '95 qualified for and swam in the NCAA Division III Nationals. He, along with captain Holly Goo '95, were the 1995 MVP.

Despite the loss of key senior swimmers, the 1995-96 swim teams are very strong. Both the men's and women's teams welcomed several highly talented freshmen. Coach John Benedict and Assistant Coach Karen Pfautz expect the teams to be very competitive this season. (Written by captains Brian Dye, Ben Soule, Joe Kurtz, Lexie Farel, Deidre Larrier, and Hilary Price)

Men's Tennis

Record: Spring 4-8, Fall 2-3

Captain: Jason Weintraub '97

MVP: Weintraub

With the previous year's graduation of over half of the starting lineup, the varsity tennis team was forced to field a relatively young team, consisting mostly of sophmores, for the 1994-95 season. Despite this setback, MIT still managed to reach the finals of the CAC tournament, as well as come up with impressive victories over division rivals Babson, Clark, and Brandeis.

With the incorporation of several strong freshmen into the lineup for the 1995 fall season, MIT went 3-1 against Division III opponents as well as put up several strong performances in the 1995 Rolex Tournament. First singles Sri Kosaraju '99 reached the semifinals before falling to the player from Williams who would go on to win the tournament. (Jason Weintraub)

Women's Tennis

Record: Spring 1-4, Fall 4-4

Captain: Carol Matsuzaki '96

MVP: Matsuzaki

FYLW: Matsuzaki

The MIT Women's Varsity Tennis Team had quite an exciting 1995 fall season, experiencing both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. They finished their NEW-8 league play with a record of 4-3, including two heartbreaking 5-4 losses to Wheaton College and Smith College. Sarah Kringer '97 was given the well earned honor of a NEW-8 All-Conference selection at fifth singles. MIT participated in two tournaments this fall, the Rolex Regionals and the New England Intercollegiate Tournament. Although the MIT players did not fare well in the main draw of the Rolex, they did do well in the consolation draw. Nora Humphrey '98 was a finalist in the singles portion, while the doubles duo of Humphrey/Carol Matsuzaki '96 was the champion of the doubles draw.

The Engineers did very well at the New Englands, finishing an all time high of 5th place out of about 30 schools. In the doubles flights, 1st doubles Humphrey/Matsuzaki and 3rd doubles Kringer/Angela Mislowsky '99 both made it to the Elite Eight, but were denied any further advancement. Second, third, and fourth singles players Mislowsky, Lily Koo '97, and Humphrey all made it to the quarterfinals of their respective flights, while first singles player Matsuzaki made it to the semifinals.

Head Coach Katie McNamara along with assistant coach Jeannie Yoo G are eager to start the 1996 Spring Season. Coach McNamara is optimistic for the team's outlook: "Although the breaks didn't go our way in New-8 Conference play this fall, I believe the team's performance at the New England's was a sign of better things to come this spring!" (Carol Matzusaki)

Men's Track and Field, Indoor

Record: 11-1

Captain: Ethan Crain '95, Colin Page '95, Andy Ugarov '95

MVP: Crain

FYLWs: Crain, Ugarov

The team remained undefeated for the entire season until the finals meet, a four-way competition that included nemesis Williams College. The Ephs were the only ones who could stand in the way of the Engineers capturing the Quad Cup title, and managed to do so.

Ethan Crain '95, Jesse Darley '95, and John Wallberg '96 qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships in the 1,500-meter, 5,000-meter, and 35lb Weight Throw respectively. Crain led the way with a 2nd place finish, Wallberg followed with a 4th place finish, and both earned All-America Honors. These performances led MIT to a 10th place finish at nationals.

The Trackmen were able to put together a fantastic New England Division III Championship at home to finish third in the very competitive division. Crain led the way with two individual championships and the Most Valuable Runner Award. Andy Ugarov '95 also won an individual championship. Two new Varsity Records were set, one by Crain in the 1,000-meter with a time of 2:27.14 and the other by Darley in the 5,000-meter with a time of 14:48.47. (Halston Taylor)

Men's Track and Field, Outdoor

Record: 5-0

Captain: Ethan Crain '95, Colin Page '95, and Andy Ugarov '95

Most Valuable Player: Ethan Crain '95

FYLWs: Jesse Darley '95, Page, Ugarov

The undefeated season was the first since 1989. The team was very balanced in the runs, jumps and throws, overwhelming the opposition with quality and quantity.

In the New England Division III Championships, MIT finished 3rd with a superb performance. Winning individual Championships for the team were Ethan Crain '95 in the 1,500-meter, Matt Sandholm '97 in the 100-meter, Andy Ugarov '95 in the Triple Jump, and John Wallberg '97 in the Hammer Throw.

Qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championships were Crain in both the 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter Steeplechase, Sandholm in the 200-meter, and Wallberg in the Hammer Throw. Wallberg led the way with a 3rd place finish, throwing 183' 05". Ethan could not defend his national title, but did place 5th with a 3:59.48 time in horrendous conditions.

The team was represented well at the Institute Convocation Awards. Crain won the Outstanding Athlete of the year and Darley won the Scholar-Athlete Award. (Halston Taylor)

Women's Track and Field

Record: 1-5

Captain: Agnieska Reiss '95

MVP: Kristin Ratliff '95, Janice Eisenberg '98

FYLW: Ratliff

Men's Volleyball

Record: 1-16

Captain: David Lehman '97

MVP: Lehman, Mike Margetts '97

Women's Volleyball

Record: 19-13

Captain: Kamilah Alexander '96, Allison Furuya '96, Anne Heibel '96

MVP: Alexander

FYLW: Alexander

The MIT Women's Volleyball team had a challenging season this fall. Though the team graduated key players, their roles were filled by many promising young players. The leadership of Captain Anne Heibel '96, Alison Furuya '96, and Kamilah Alexander '96 helped to overcome some of the difficulties of a transitioning team. With a 19-13 match record overall and a 6-3 league record, the team finished eighth in the region and third in the New England Women's Eight Conference. Junior setter Stacey Dozono led the conference with 902 assists, gaining a spot on the all-conference team. Alexander won NEW-8 player of the year as well as all-New England honors, leading the team with 427 kills. Alexander was also named to the GTE CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team. The team looks to return to higher ranks in the region next season with the return of many potential all-stars.

Men's Water Polo

Record: 6-15

Captain: Ben Soule '96, Evan Wies '96

MVP: Brian Fitch '96

FYLW: Wies

After graduating its three leading scorers and top defenders last year, MIT water polo faced a rebuilding year in 1995. Despite its youth and a plague of injuries, MIT overcame these obstacles and finished third in the Eastern Division III Championships and seventh in the Eastern Water Polo Association North Division Playoffs.

Senior All-American Evan Wies left the goal this year to make his debut in the field. The goalkeeping responsibilities were all in the hands of senior Brian Fitch, who earned all-tournament honors at the Eastern Division III Championships. Junior Matt Lau lead the offense at the two-meter position, with sophmore Zac Lee and freshman Ryan Adams filling double-duty as drivers and hole sets. Head coach John Benedick was assisted by old and new faces: Jeff Ma '94, a previous MIT Water Polo captain, and Vlad Kroutik, once a Ukranian national team player. (Evan Wies)

Women's Water Polo

Record: 6-6

Captain: Cheryl Klepser G, Maroula Bratakos G.

MVP: Bratakos

The Women's Water Polo Team had a strong and challenging season. An influx of new players increased the level of play during the season, and MIT played well against opponents like Harvard, and dominated teams like Wellesly throughout the season. Despite the intense playing, after four tournaments, MIT lost at Harvard and was unable to continue to the Regional Championships.

The team lost only one starter to graduation, and will enter the 1996 season with high hopes of qualifying for the regional championship.


Record: 12-6

Captain: Chandler Harben '95, Drew Rideout '95

MVP: Mark Graham '95

FYLW: Harben, Andy Phelps '95, Rideout

Compiled by Thomas Kettler SM '94, Andrew Maywah, Jennifer Mosier '96, and Eva Moy G.