MATT JOHNSTON EARNS NEWMAC BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
In a 5-1 week that included a 4-0 mark in NEWMAC play, junior Matt Johnston hit .556 with 15 hits in 27 at-bats as he has now reached base safely in 15 straight games. He posted five multi-hit games, including two four-hit outings in conference matchups to end the week with two doubles, one home run, 11 runs batted in, 20 total bases and four stolen bases. Johnston also added four walks, 13 putouts with a 1.000 fielding percentage, a .741 slugging percentage and a .594 on-base percentage.
SENIOR PJ CALLAHAN STRUCK OUT CAREER-HIGH 12 BATTERS TO EARN PITCHER OF THE WEEK
In a home shutout of Emerson College on Friday, senior PJ Callahan went eight innings and allowed just three hits and struck out a career-high 12 batters to improve to 3-0 on the season. In the win, he had four 1-2-3 innings and his 12 strikeouts were an MIT season-high for starting pitchers.
SANTORO LEADS MEN'S LACROSSE IN 2-0 WEEK FOR THE ENGINEERS
In a 2-0 week for MIT, first-year James Santoro tallied 10 points on nine assists and one goal, to go along with three caused turnovers and three groundballs. He dished out six assists (one shy of tying the MIT record) and added a goal in the Engineers' 12-5 victory over Johnson & Wales on Wednesday. Santoro then produced three assists, two groundballs, and two caused turnovers in a 15-7 win at Massachusetts Maritime on Saturday.
NASSER MAKES HISTORY WITH TWO CONSECUTIVE NO-HITTERS AGAINST CLARK
Senior Ravenne Nasser made history this week for the No. 16 MIT softball team as she tossed two consecutive no-hitters in a doubleheader against Clark on Saturday. Over the course of the week, Nasser went 4-0, pitched three complete game shutouts, struck out 35 batters and allowed just three earned runs. Then on Saturday, Nasser tossed 14 no hit innings and struck out 17 in the doubleheader against Clark to improve to 8-3 this spring. Nasser's no-hitters this weekend were the first and second of her collegiate career and the sixth and seventh in program history. Not only did Nasser get it done in the circle, but she tallied four RBI, two of which ended the game against Wheaton on Tuesday and one of which accounted for the game winning run in Saturday's nightcap against the Cougars.
SEAN KO LEADS 2-0 CONFERENCE WEEK TO EARN SINGLES PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior Sean Ko led the MIT men's tennis team to a 2-1 week which included a 2-0 start in NEWMAC action. In singles play, Ko went 2-0 as he came from a set down to defeat Brandon Rosebluth of Babson in three sets 6-7, 6-1, 10-8 on Wednesday and then against No. 5 Bowdoin on Friday he topped the 25th-ranked singles player in New England in Oscar Yang, 7-6, 6-4. The senior also went 1-1 in doubles play as he teamed up with Pablo Ampudia to post a win over Babson's No. 3 pairing en route to the 9-0 win over the Beavers.
BARR AND CAUNEAC NAMED DOUBLE TEAM OF THE WEEK AFTER WINS OVER BABSON, CLARK
Seniors Tyler Barr and Alex Cauneac guided MIT men's tennis to a 2-1 week and a 2-0 start in NEWMAC play. The No. 1 doubles team for the Engineers began their week with an 8-4 win over Babson's Brandon Rosenbluth and Alberto De Mendiola and they closed their week with an 8-5 win over Clark's Nicholas Mathieu and Chris Ruebens on Saturday.
VIKTORIYA TABUNSHCHYK AND LIBBY RICKEMAN EARN NEWMAC DOUBLES PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
In a 2-0 week for the No. 17 Engineers, first-year Viktoriya Tabunshchyk and sophomore Libby Rickeman picked up a pair of 8-1 NEWMAC wins over Emerson and Clark to move to 3-0 in NEWMAC action this season as a doubles team.
AIDAN GILSON DOMINATES 3,000-METER STEEPLECHASE TO MOVE TO #6 IN THE COUNTRY
In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, senior Aidan Gilson dominated from the start and won by a 22-second margin in a time of 9:14.65. That time currently ranks him first in the NEWMAC and sixth in the country. In addition, he also ran the second leg of the victorious 4x400 relay team that ranks first in the NEWMAC, along with a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles as that time of 59.88 is ranked sixth in the NEWMAC.
ALEC REDUKER NAMED NEWMAC FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AFTER SCHOOL RECORD HIGH JUMP
At the MIT Quad Meet, junior Alec Reduker won the high jump with a school-record height of seven feet, 0.25 inches that has him tied for the top jump in the nation. In addition, he finished second in the long jump at 22 feet, 9.75 inches and is 16th nationally and second in the NEWMAC in that event.
MIT 4x400 RELAY TEAM LEADS NEWMAC AT MIT QUAD MEET
At the MIT Quad Meet this weekend, the 4x400 relay team of first-year Nick Duchatellier, senior Aidan Gilson, sophomore Kent Slaney and sophomore Benton Wilson won the event with a NEWMAC-best time of 3:24.43. MIT was just off the lead for much of the race before Wilson chased down the Tufts anchor coming off the final turn for the victory.
JENNA MELANSON WINS 3,000-METER STEEPLECHASE BY 22 SECONDS AND MOVES TO #3 IN NATION
In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, junior Jenna Melanson won by a convincing 22 seconds as she ran a time of 10:52.22 that is ranked third in the country and first in the NEWMAC. In addition, she also ran 1:09.29 in the 400-meter hurdles to finish fourth with a time that is sixth in the NEWMAC.
LUCY LEE POSTS NEWMAC LEADING JUMP IN TRIPLE JUMP
At the MIT Quad Meet, sophomore Lucy Lee won the triple jump with a leap of 37 feet, 10 inches to rank 13th nationally and first in the NEWMAC. She also finished third in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.77 seconds as that time is currently fourth in the NEWMAC.