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Jewish Athletes Honored

By Roger F. Crosley


* Three MIT athletes have been named to All-America teams by Jewish Sports Review magazine. Lacrosse player Eli J. Weinberg ’02 and women’s basketball player Rayna B. Zacks ’04 were each named to the first team in their respective sports. David A. Cantor ’02 was an honorable mention pick on the lacrosse team.

* The MIT men’s Cross Country team recently captured first place at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational Meet, and has been ranked 12th in the nation in the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s Division III. At the UMass Dartmouth meet, the Engineers defeated 25 other teams, including sixth ranked Tufts University. Engineer runners captured the top two spots in the meet with Daniel R. Feldman ’02 taking first with a time of 24:43.20 over the 5.1-mile course. Teammate Sean Nolan ’03 ran to second place 15.33 seconds behind Feldman.

* The MIT men’s soccer team’s 4-0 start is believed to be the best start in the history of the program. The 1949 team went 4-1-1 in its first six games, but lost the fourth game.

* In women’s volleyball, the team has begun the season with a 7-1 record. The mark is the best for the program since 1993 and is the best start in the head coaching career of coach Paul Dill.

* The MIT golf team recently placed seventh of 14 teams in the Bowdoin College Invitational Tournament. The Engineer’s Robert R. DeSoe ’02 placed in a tie for fourth in the competition among 59 golfers. DeSoe shot a two-day, 36-hole total of 156 and was only two shots off the lead.

* Linebacker Stephen D. Lovell ’04 was named to the New England Football Conference weekly honor roll for his play in MIT’s loss to Salve Regina University last weekend. Lovell had a dozen total tackles, including 10 unassisted stops.

* 2001 MIT graduate Avishai Geller ’01 recently signed to play with the Anchorage Aces of the Western Professional Hockey League. The team is coached by former Boston Bruins Coach Butch Goring. Geller is the first rookie signed by the Aces.