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Last Published: June 5, 2015
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MIT’s Quidditch team, the Marauders, attended the Ivy League+ Tournament hosted by Harvard on April 25.

SPORTS EDITOR
June 5, 2015
From the football team scoring a last-minute field goal on the way to their first ever NCAA playoff victory, to the women’s lacrosse team erasing a five goal deficit in the last twelve minutes and clinching their maiden New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship, to breaking a pole vault record at the New England Division III Track and Field Championship, MIT student athletes scaled new heights (pun intended) in the 2014-15 year. While some usual suspects continued their domination — like the men’s tennis team winning their 17th consecutive NEWMAC title — there were a number of new frontiers reached this season. Here we take a look back at some of the ‘firsts’ for MIT sports.
SPORTS EDITOR
May 7, 2015
The MIT women’s lacrosse team clinched their first-ever New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship this weekend with a come-from-behind 11-10 victory over Springfield. MIT battled back from a 10-5 deficit to earn a direct entry to the NCAA playoffs where they will face Regis on Saturday, May 9.
SPORTS EDITOR
May 7, 2015
The MIT cycling team clinched the Division II Omnium in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) road season that concluded with the conference championships held on April 25–26. Jen Wilson G (3rd in Women’s A), Emma Edwards G (2nd in Women’s B), Julie van der Hoop G (3rd in Women’s B), and Philip Kreycik G (3rd in Men’s C) earned individual honors. The cycling team will compete in the National Championships to be held in Asheville, North Carolina, on the coming weekend.
DAPER STAFF
May 7, 2015
Like it did in the first of the three-game 2015 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball Championship series, MIT took an early lead and then held off Wheaton College down the stretch as the Engineers claimed a 5-4 victory over the Lyons, giving MIT a 2-1 series win and its second straight NEWMAC championship. Parker Tew ’15 had three hits and drove in a run in the final game and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
SPORTS EDITOR
May 7, 2015
The MIT cheerleading team had their best performance in program history at the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Collegiate Cheer and Dance Competition held in Daytona, Florida. “Considering we didn’t have a coaching staff three years ago, I would say we have improved leaps and bounds,” said Elizabeth Mule ’17, who has been a cheerleader since seventh grade. MIT Cheer, as they are popularly known, performed a regular cheer along with a two-and-a-half-minute routine that included stunts, dancing, and tumbling.