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Soo Hoo Leads Women...s Basketball Team in Loss to Maine Maritime

CORRECTION TO THIS ARTICLE: A headline for a back-page sports article on Tuesday indicated that the MIT Women’s Basketball team beat Maine Maritime in the 2005 MIT Women’s Basketball Tip-Off Classic. It should have said that MIT was defeated. The Engineers fell to Maine Maritime Academy, 78-63, in the championship game of the 2005 MIT Women’s Basketball Tip-Off Classic. Kimberly E. Soo Hoo ’08 earned All-Tournament Team honors after leading the Cardinal and Gray to a 78-56 win over St. Joseph’s College (Maine) in the opening round of the tournament. Soo Hoo recorded her first career double-double with a pair of career highs in points (18) and assists (10), while freshman Clara J. Yuan and senior Karen A. Kinnaman also scored 18 in the season’s first win.

Sheffler named to ESPN team

Junior Ryan T. Sheffler has been declared an ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-America selection for 2005. Picking up the Institute’s first All-America honor of the fall, Sheffler is only the third men’s soccer player ever selected and the program’s first first-team selection. Sheffler was the team’s leading scorer this season with five goals and 17 points.

Lentz, Texin, Ayuso earn honors

A year after becoming the first MIT field hockey player to earn All-Region honors since Theresa M. Power ’00 was tabbed in 1998 and 1999, senior Deanna M. Lentz was again named to the New England East Region First-Team. Also receiving honors in the announcement of the 2005 Dartfish/NFHCA Division III All-Region Team last Tuesday were senior Cheryl A. Texin and junior Annamaria E. Ayuso. Texin and Ayuso were both named to the second team for the first time. In four years with MIT, Lentz compiled 34 goals (T-fifth) and 24 assists (T-second) for 92 career points (T-second). Texin totaled 14 goals and 16 assists (T-fifth) for 44 career points, while adding five defensive saves. Ayuso, still with one year remaining, has produced 16 goals and 16 assists for 48 career points. She had a breakout season with the Engineers this year, totaling eight goals and eight assists for a career-high 24 points.

—DAPER Sports Information Desk