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Articles by Mindy Brauer

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May 9, 2014
The MIT men’s lacrosse team received four post-season awards as announced by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) on Tuesday. Harris A. Stolzenberg ’17 was tabbed for Rookie of the Year accolades and earned a spot on the All-Conference second team as head coach Walter Alessi was voted the league’s Coach of the Year. In addition, the Engineers saw Joel T. Santisteban ’14 and Paul R. Orrson ’16 receive first-team plaudits.
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April 29, 2014
MIT generated six unanswered goals during the fourth quarter to come from behind to defeat Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 8-6, in a NEWMAC men’s lacrosse game on Saturday, April 26. Paul R. Orrson ’16 led the way for the Engineers (9-7, 4-2 NEWMAC) with a game-high five points on three goals and two assists. Reed McLean paced the Buccaneers (7-8, 1-5 NEWMAC) with two goals in their final game of the year.
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April 11, 2014
Trailing by four with eight minutes left to play, MIT mounted a 5-1 run to force overtime where freshman Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) scored the game-winning goal as the Engineers defeated Wellesley College, 15-14, in a NEWMAC women’s lacrosse game on Tuesday night. Kira M. Schott ‘16 led all players with six goals as MIT improved to 9-3 on the year and 2-2 in NEWMAC play. Meghan Peterson paced the Blue (4-8, 1-3 NEWMAC) with four goals and added two groundballs and two draw controls.
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April 8, 2014
A four-goal run late in regulation helped the MIT women’s lacrosse team thwart a comeback attempt by Smith College and secure a 20-13 NEWMAC victory on Saturday, April 5. Hannah A. Levy ’17 generated a game-high six points on four goals and two assists for the Engineers (7-3, 1-0 NEWMAC). The Pioneers (1-10, 0-3 NEWMAC), playing with only 10 field players, saw Olivia Timmins and Anne Zawacki record hat-tricks.
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April 8, 2014
In a back-and-forth five-set thriller, No. 8 MIT emerged with a 25-18, 16-25, 25-19, 16-25, 15-11 victory over No. 6 UC Santa Cruz to claim its first MIT Men’s Volleyball Scramble Tournament championship on Saturday, April 5. The Engineers (24-5) defeated Hunter College (25-11, 18-25, 25-22, 25-18), Bard College (25-18, 25-16, 25-14), and Southern Vermont College (26-24, 25-18, 25-18) before picking up their second five-set win over the Banana Slugs this season. Paul M. Syta ’14 was named Tournament MVP while Kenneth M. Siebert ’14 was tabbed for All-Tournament Team honors.
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March 21, 2014
For the second year in a row, Joseph F. Rafidi ‘14 will represent MIT at the NCAA Fencing Championship and he will be joined by Cordelia G. Avery ‘17 at the competition scheduled to begin this Thursday at Ohio State. Qualifiers for epee and sabre, Rafidi and Avery are the lone Division III participants in their respective weapons.
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March 18, 2014
The MIT men’s volleyball team went 4-0 en route to its second straight championship title at the Johnson & Wales University Invitational held this past weekend. The No. 5 Engineers (20-4) defeated York College (N.Y.) (25-0, 25-22, 25-11), Vassar College (25-21, 25-27, 20-25, 25-19, 15-5), Wentworth Institute of Technology (25-20, 25-19, 25-23), and the host Wildcats (25-22, 25-20, 25-14) for the crown. Paul M. Syta ’14 was named the tournament Most Outstanding Player while Brendan S. Chang ’16 represented the Cardinal and Gray on the All-Tournament Team.
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March 14, 2014
The MIT women’s lacrosse team rattled off eight unanswered goals to start the game as it went on to defeat Eastern Connecticut State University, 17-6, in a non-conference women’s lacrosse tilt on Tuesday night. Hannah A. Levy ’17 led the way for the Engineers (4-0) with seven goals on seven shots while senior Erin Conn paced the Warriors (0-4) with four goals and six draw controls.
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March 11, 2014
Six second-half goals by Isabella D. DiDio ’16 helped fuel MIT’s 14-12 come-from-behind victory over Roger Williams University in a non-conference women’s lacrosse game on Saturday, March 8. DiDio finished with a game-high seven goals and seven draw controls for the Engineers (3-0), who are enjoying their best start in program history. For the Hawks (0-3), Kristen Pingree led the way with three goals and an assist.
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March 11, 2014
At the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) Crossover Tournament hosted by Elmira College this past weekend, the No. 3 MIT men’s volleyball team swept Hilbert College and Penn State – Behrend but dropped a five-set battle to Medaille College. The 2-1 performance moved the Engineers’ ledger to 15-4 on the year and 8-2 in UVC action.
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