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Merrilees, Hwang, Le Named To Conference All-Star Teams

By Roger Crosley
sports information director

New England Women's Eight Conference All-Star teams have been named in field hockey and soccer, and MIT has placed players on both teams.

Senior midfielder Katherine Merrilees '97 has been named the player of the year in field hockey. This is the second time Merrilees has received the honor, having also been named her sophomore year. Ellen Hwang '00, a midfielder, was also named to the field hockey squad.

In soccer, midfielder Thuy Le '97 was selected by the Conference coaches.

The field hockey team dropped a heartbreaking 23 decision to Wellesley College in the NEW8 Conference final on Sunday at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

The Engineers tied the game with 1:02 remaining on a shot by Merrilees. Wellesley was awarded a penalty shot with 0:18 remaining and deflected the ball off the goalie's stick into the net for the win.

Freshmen sailors do well

The freshman sailing team qualified for the Atlantic Coast Championship last weekend for the first time since 1977. The squad captured third place overall at the New England Freshman Championship in blustery conditions at the University of Rhode Island this past weekend.

A Division was handily won by Sean Fabre '00 and Jean Liu '00 in both FJs and Tech dinghies. B Division sailors Alan Sun '00 and Danielle Adams '00 finished two points out of third in their division to secure an MIT berth in the Atlantic Coast Frosh Championship in two weeks at the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.

The best freshman teams from New England braved winds of 20-30 knots on the Great Salt Pond in Point Judith, Rhode Island, to vie for the New England Championship.

Football players receive honors

MIT defensive tackle Brad Gray '98 has been named the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his play in Saturday's 158 non-conference victory over the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Gray had 14 tackles (five solo), including a quarterback sack. He added two forced fumbles and a pair of quarterback pressures.

Nick Kozy '00 and Trent Redman '97 were named to the ECFC Honor Roll for the week. Kozy had eight tackles from his defensive end spot. The freshman also had three and a half sacks and added two quarterback pressures.

Redman had eight catches for 106 yards including the game-winning touchdown reception. He was also named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference New England Division III Weekly Honor Roll for his play.

MIT fencing got off to a fast start on its seasons, with the men's taking four matches over the weekend and the women winning four and losing one.