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Sadowski and Williams Named As Field Hockey All-Americans

By Roger Crosley
Director of Sports Information

In the first 21 years of the field hockey program, the Institute produced only one All-America player in field hockey. This week, however, Tracy Sadowski '99 and Laura Williams '00 were both named National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Americans. Sadowski was a first team selection, while Williams was named to the third team. Both women play attack.

Debbie Won '00 was the only cross country runner to qualify for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Championships which will be held this weekend at Dickinson College. Won placed fifth in the New England qualifying meet with a time of 18:17 over the 3.1 mile course.

Women's volleyball player Betsy Sailhamer '99 has been named to the New England Women's Volleyball Association All-New England first-team. She has been selected to participate in the NEWVA Senior Classic at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Sunday. Sailhamer was also the only Engineer to be named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference All-Conference team. The team recently finished it's season with a tough 23 loss to Amherst College in the first round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.

Three football players have been named to the GTE College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District team. Duane Stevens '99, Kevin Clarno '99 and Nik Kozy '00 were honored. This is the third All-District Award for Stevens, who is a defensive back. Clarno was named for the second time as an offensive lineman.

The Academic All-District honors wasn't the only good news for the football team as they were able to pull off a 4120 victory over UMass Boston on Saturday. Two Engineers had record setting days. Quarterback Scot Blackburn '99 set the Institute marks for passing yards in a game with 291, completions in a season with 128, passing yards in a season with 1426, and attempts in a season with 264. Blackburn also tied MIT records with 22 completions in a game, four touchdown passes in a game, and ten touchdown passes for the season. Blackburn now holds or shares every single game, season, and career passing record at MIT. Stevens also enjoyed a record setting day by returning a punt 81 yards for a touchdown. The 81 yard return is the longest in MIT history. Each player was named to the New England Football Conference Weekly Honor Roll for his performance.

The fencing team had an outstanding showing at the recent Big One competition at Smith College. In women's epie, Nora Szasz '99 took the championship. Not to be outdone, teammate, Caroline Purcell '02 was first in the women's sabre. Amiee Wiltz '99 was runner up in the women's foil. On the men's side Brian Bower '99 was the sabre titlist.

The women's ice hockey team is of to a great beginning in its first year as a varsity program. The team won its first two games before dropping a tough loss to UMass Amherst. Christina Gehrke '99 led the team in scoring in the first two games. Gehrke has tallied five goals and added an assist in the first three games.