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Men’s Water Polo Shines in California

Wins Four of Six Games While Competing in Tournament

By Roger F. Crosley


* The MIT women’s volleyball team continues to roll, adding the Bates Invitational Tournament Championship to its resumÉ. The Engineers, currently ranked number one in New England Division III and 20th nationally in Division III, are 18-1 and have won 16 consecutive matches. At the Bates Tournament, MIT won four matches, dropping only one game. Christina Almodovar ’02, MIT’s setter, was named to the All-tournament team.

* A weekend trip to a tournament in California solidified MIT’s status as one of the top Division III men’s water polo teams in the country. The Engineers are currently ranked fourth, and won four of the six games they played in the tournament. James C. Brady ’03 was the leading scorer in the tourney for the Engineers, with 12 goals. Brady also made 18 steals.

* In cross country, the MIT men placed seventh at the national championship preview meet at Augustana College in Illinois. The Engineers finished only 34 points out of third place, while competing without their number two runner, who was recovering from injury. Daniel R. Feldman ’02 was the top finisher for the Engineers, placing sixth.

* The cross country Engineer women captured the Mini-NEWMAC Meet held at Franklin Park. Martha W. Buckley ’04 and Julia C. Espel ’05 led the way for MIT, with third and fourth place finishes respectively.

* MIT men’s tennis player Jeffrey P. Augustyn ’03 reached the semi-finals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association New England Division III Championship last weekend before falling to the number one seed and eventual champion Josh Lefkowitz from Williams College.

* Defensive back Brian D. Hoying ’03 received two honors for his play in MIT’s recent football game against UMass Dartmouth. Hoying was named the MIT most valuable player in the game for the Chancellor’s Cup in which he made 10 tackles (nine solo) and intercepted a pass in the end zone. In addition, Hoying was named to the New England Football Conference Weekly Honor Roll.