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Flanagin, Stevens Receive Football Conference Honors

By Roger Crosley
sports information director

Volleyball player Betsy Sailhamer '99 has been named the New England Women's Eight Co-Player of the Week for her play the week of Oct. 1 to 7.

A sophomore middle hitter, Sailhamer led MIT to a 41 record for the week. She played in 22 games and registered 84 kills in 128 attempts. She also had 15 service aces.

The following weekend she was named to the All-Tournament team at the Eastern Connecticut State University Invitational Tournament.

The volleyball team is currently ranked 10th in the latest New England Women's Volleyball Association Division III poll.

Men runners nationally ranked

The men's cross country team has entered the National Division III weekly top 25 poll, checking in at 23.

The team finished 10th of 29 teams at last weekend's New England Championships and was the third Division III team. The Engineers outran two teams ranked above them in the national poll.

Stevens ECFCplayer of the week

Junior safety Duane Stevens '98 was named the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his play against Merrimack College on Oct. 12.

Stevens had seven tackles, intercepted two passes, and recovered a fumble. He also played on offense in which he caught a pass and had five carries. He returned two punts and a kick-off.

Stevenson was also named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference New England Division III Weekly Honor Roll for his play.

Flanagin rushes 239 yards

In the Oct. 19 game against Curry College, sophomore running back Maik Flanagin '99 led MIT to a 2114 victory. Flanagin, who entered the game with career rushing totals of six yards on seven carries, ran for 239 yards and touchdowns of 8 and 72 yards on 28 carries.

Flanagin was named the ECFC Offensive Player of the Week and was also named to the ECAC New England Division III Weekly Honor Roll. The 239 yards represents the fourth best single game rushing total in the history of the MIT program.

Tennis teams finish well

The men's tennis team recently defeated the Harvard University B team for the first time in history. MIT took the match by a 43 score by splitting the singles matches and winning the doubles. The team finished the fall portion of its schedule with a 51 record.

The women's tennis team has completed its dual match season with a 82 record. The team was second in the NEW8 Conference with a 61 record.