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Four Female Engineers Named To Academic Field Hockey Squad

ByRoger Crosley
Director of Sports Information

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association has named its National Academic Squad and MIT was represented by four players. Twin sisters Connie Sadowski '99 and Tracy Sadowski '99 , Laura Williams '00 and Michelle Hardiman '00 were all named to the squad. All four women are chemical engineering majors with Connie Sadowski having a second major in management. Williams and Tracy Sadowski played attack, while Hardiman was a midfielder, and Connie Sadowksi anchored the defense for the Engineers who finished with a 127 record.

Debbie Won '00 became the women's cross country team's second All-American ever when she placed 26th in the NCAA Division III National Championship at Dickinson College. It was the highest finish ever for an MIT woman in the history of the meet. Won covered the 3.1 mile course in 18:38.

Four football players have been honored by the New England Football Conference for their play during the 1998 season. Defensive end Nik Kozy '00 led the Engineers with a first team selection. Wide receiver Baldemar Mejia '99 was named to the second team. Quarterback Scott Blackburn '99 and defensive back Duane Stevens '99 were awarded honorable mentions. Additionally, Stevens was named the co-winner of the Hal Chalmers Award to the outstanding scholar-athlete in the NEFC.

Kozy has also been named to the Football Gazette All-East Region team. By being selected for the regional honor, Kozy's name will appear on the Football Gazette's All-America ballot.

Men's soccer player Lee Murfee '99 has been named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference 1998 All-conference team for his play for the Engineers. Murfee led the team to a 791 record.

Betsy Sailhamer '99 of the women's volleyball team has been named to the GTE College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District team. Sailhamer has a double major in biology and chemistry. The selection is the second for Sailhamer, who obtained the same honor in 1997. Ali Huang '00 was named to the second team.

Forward Zach Inman '01 of the men's basketball team has been named the NEWMAC Player of the Week for his play in the week of November 2229. Inman averaged 25 points and nine rebounds per game to lead the Engineers to a 11 record. In a 7973 victory over Suffolk University, Inman had a career highs with 26 points and 10 rebounds.

Vicky Canto-Ponce '00 of the women's basketball team, was named to the all-tournament team at the recent Colby College Invitational. Canto-Ponce scored 25 points and pulled down 26 rebounds in the two game event. MIT finished third in the four team tourney.

Sailing coach Fran Charles, who led the Engineers to a successful fall season, was recently honored by Mass Bay Sailing with its Distinguished Service to Yachting Award.