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Women's Basketball Win's MIT Tourney


Jiri Schindler--The Tech
Forward Heather A. Lukacs '00 charges past a Gordon College player to score in last Tuesday's women's basketball game. MIT lost 56-55 when Gordon scored a point from a free throw after a controversial call against MIT with three seconds remaining in the game.

By Roger Crosley
sports information director

The women's basketball team began its season with the traditional MIT Engineer Tip Off Classic Tournament last weekend, and the Engineers once again emerged with the tournament title following a 6755 defeat of Wentworth Institute of Technology in the title game.

Heather Lukacs '00, was named the tournament most valuable player. Lukacs scored 39 points and added a dozen rebounds and a dozen assists in the two games. Sarah Davis '97 was also named to the all tournament team. Davis scored 27 points and handed out 15 assists.

Football players on ECFCteams

The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference has named its 1996 All-Conference team, and MIT has placed eight people on the squad.

Defensive back Duane Stevens '98 is a first team selection. Named to the second team were defensive tackle Brad Gray '98, offensive guard Joel Donnelly '97, running back Troy Gayeski '98, and wide receiver Trent Redman '97.

Three defensive players were honorable mention selections: Mike Butville '98, defensive tackle Chris Yanney '97, and defensive end Nick Kozy '00.

Five MIT football players have been named to the GTE College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District team. Gray, Butville, Stevens, Gayeski, and defensive end Kevin Trexler '98 will all now appear on the national Academic All-America ballot.

Villaquiran, Merrilees honored

Andres Villaquiran '97 was selected to play in the recent New England Intercollegiate Soccer League Senior All-Star Game. Villaquiran was elected captain of the team on which he played. The game ended in a 11 tie.

Field hockey player Katherine Merrilees '97 has been named a regional All-America by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Merrilees is one of 15 players from New England named to the regional team.