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Athletes Earn Numerous Post-Season Accolades

By Roger Crosley

Three MIT football players have been named to the GTE College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District team. The three are led by senior defensive end Nikolas O. Kozy ’00. Kozy is a selection for the second consecutive year. Also selected to the team are senior defensive back Angus Huang ’00, and running back Maik C. Flanagin G. Each of the three will now appear on the national Academic All-America ballot.

Two MIT women’s volleyball players have each received four honors in the past week. On the New England Women’s Volleyball Association Division III All-New England team, MIT is represented by Alarice C. Huang ’00 and Jill R. Margetts ’00. Huang, a first team pick, is a setter and Margetts, an outside hitter, is an honorable mention selection. Each player has been chosen to participate in the NEWVA Senior Classic which will be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Sunday, November 21 at 1:00 p.m., and each has been named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference All-Conference Team.

Additionally, Huang and Margetts were named to the All-Tournament Team at the ECAC Division III New England Championship Tournament.

MIT water polo player Jeffrey J. Colton ’02 has been named to the Collegiate Water Polo Association Northern Varsity All-Conference second team. Colton is the only player from a Division III institution to be named to either the first or second team.

The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference has announced its All-Conference team for men’s soccer and MIT players earned two spots. Juan Araiza ’00 and Fito Louis ’00 were each named.

The MIT co-ed sailing team finished fourth of 16 teams in last weekend’s Atlantic Coast Championships.

It didn’t take long for MIT swimmer Kirstin M. Alberi ’03 to make a splash at MIT. In the first meet of her career, she set the MIT record in the 200m backstroke. In a victory over Springfield College, Alberi swam the race in 2:13.04, shattering the record of 2:17.42 set by Jen Grucza in 1996.