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Weekly Athletic Update (03/18-03/24)

March 25, 2019

More coming in the next few days but thank you to all those that participated in the Goat Nation Giving Challenge. In all, the weeklong campaign yielded 617 gifts and $101,014 with $12,000 achieved by meeting all of the gift and dollar goals.

Jack Bauer collected his second and third career individual All-America honors, this time in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke, Friday and Saturday night at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, hosted by the ODAC and Greensboro Aquatic Center.  In all, Bauer is a seven-time All-America, including as part of the sixth place 200-yard medley relay in 2017 and a trio of honorable mention quartets.  Both of his HM All-American relays this winter featured all five of the other WPI swimmers at the NCAA championship meet including Clayton BeschCraig BarrettJackson Perry and Jean Philippe Miralda.  As a team, the Engineers tied for 17th, one spot shy of the record set by the 2017 squad, with a total of 49 points.

Marissa Gonzales batted 4-for-5 on the day and junior Mackenzie Phillips struck out five in a two-hitter as Softball swept Emerson, 7-3 and 8-0 (5 inn.), Sunday afternoon on Rooftop Field. Cassie Graca stole five bases and scored four times on the day. The Engineers, who were playing for the first time since March 9, improve to 9-5 on the year. With two outs in the fourth of game one, Lindsay Ambrosino dropped an RBI double just inside the left field line and sophomore Skylar O'Connell followed with her first collegiate home run in the form of a two-run shot to left for the 4-1 advantage.

Tyrone Patterson notched what proved to be the game-winning RBI as Baseball defeated visiting Gordon, 10-6, in a non-conference baseball game played Tuesday at the New England Baseball Complex. Ryan Tropeano and David Larson (Port Tobacco, MD) each batted 3-for-5 and accounted for a combined three RBI and five runs scored.  Steven Gallagher hit 2-for-4 with three RBI and a pair of runs scored while Austin Lindner also went 2-for-4 on the afternoon.

Check out the Telegram & Gazette feature story on US Women’s Soccer Star Kristine Lilly’s visit to WPI on the fight for gender equity.

Nick Day and Tyler Marsh headlined WPI's honorees with their third National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III Academic Award.  Chase Lind and Brendan Marion repeated while Michael CurtisDan Wensley and Eddie Hay were recognized for the first time.

Outdoor Track and Field makes its season debut Saturday, heading to Division I Bryant for the Black & Gold Invitational.  Baseball has a pair of home dates at the New England Baseball Complex, including Worcester State on Wednesday at 3:30pm and its NEWMAC-opening doubleheader with Emerson on Saturday.  Softball is on the road three times next week, including NEWMAC twin bills at Springfield on Friday and Wheaton on Saturday. All games are weather permitting!

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Thanks and see you at the game - Rusty and Mark

Men’s Student-Athlete of the Week

Ryan Tropeano - Baseball - Senior - Pembroke, MA

Ryan Tropeano from the baseball team has been tabbed as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 24th. The senior batted .467 with seven hits, including four doubles, 11 total bases and a .733 slugging percentage. Tropeano bookended his week with three hits in the wins versus Gordon and Plymouth State. He also stole a pair of bases.

Women’s Student-Athlete of the Week

Mackenzie Phillips - Softball - Junior - Gill, MA

Mackenzie Phillips of the softball team has been named as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 24th. The junior struck out five in a two hit shutout in the nightcap versus Emerson on Sunday. It is Phillips third win in as many outings and first since March 9 versus St. John Fisher, who was receiving votes in the NFCA Top 25 at the time.


Men’s Swimming and Diving (14-2 overall)

Schedule and Results Roster | News
3/20 - Men’s Swimming & Diving’s 200 Medley Relay Earns All-America Honorable Mention Accolades
3/21 - Men’s Swimming & Diving’s 400 Medley Relay Garners All-America Honorable Mention Nod
3/22 - Bauer Breaks Records, Earns Silver at NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships
3/23 - Bauer Earns Bronze in 200 Back at NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships

Baseball (13-4 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
3/19 - Tropeano, Patterson & Gallagher Help Fuel Baseball’s Victory Over Visiting Gordon
3/23 - Baseball and Plymouth State Split Saturday Non-Conference Doubleheader

Softball (9-5 overall, 2-0 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
3/24 - Gonzales and Phillips Help Key Sweep of Emerson in Softball’s NEWMAC and Home Opener

Men’s Track and Field

Schedule and Results Roster | News
3/20 - Men's Track & Field Second in NEWMAC Preseason Coaches Poll
Outdoor Season begins on Saturday March 30th at the Bryant Black & Gold Invitational

Women’s Track and Field

Schedule and Results Roster | News
3/20 - Women's Track & Field Second in NEWMAC Preseason Coaches Poll
Outdoor season begins on Saturday March 30th at the Bryant Black & Gold Invitational

Men’s Rowing

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
Spring season begins on Saturday April 6th hosting the Class of 2003 Cup

Women’s Rowing

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
3/20 - Women's Rowing Preseason Favorite in NEWMAC Coaches' Poll
Spring season begins on Saturday April 6th Jennifer McLaughlin Cup

Last Week's Results

Tuesday, March 19
Baseball 10, Gordon 6

Wed., Mar. 20 - Sat., Mar. 23
Men’s Swimming & Diving - Tied for 17th place at NCAA Championships

Friday, March 22
Fitchburg State at Baseball - Postponed - Makeup TBA
Westfield State at Softball (DH) - Postponed to Wednesday, April 24th 

Saturday, March 23
Plymouth State 14, Baseball 9
Baseball 19, Plymouth State 10 

Sunday, March 25
Softball 7, Emerson 3
Softball 8, Emerson 0

This Week’s Games

Tuesday, March 26
Baseball at Babson 3:30 

Wednesday, March 27
Softball at Amherst (DH) 3:00
Worcester State at Baseball 3:30 

Friday, March 29
Softball at Springfield (DH) 3:00 

Saturday, March 30
Track and Field at Bryant Black & Gold Invitational 10:00am
Emerson at Baseball (DH) Noon
Softball at Wheaton (DH) Noon 

Sunday, March 31
Baseball at MIT (DH) Noon