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Weekly Athletic Update (10/28-11/03)

November 4, 2019

David ReynoldsBrian BrooksJake Scarponi and Logan Gaudette each earned All-NEWMAC honors as Men's Cross Country placed second at Sunday's NEWMAC Championship hosted by Babson at Franklin Park. WPI, the seventh-ranked team in the USTFCCCA New England poll, was the runner-up for the sixth consecutive season after posting a program-low 42 points.  Ari Rozen secured All-Conference accolades for the third time in her career in helping the WPI women's cross-country team finish fourth. 

Luke Reiniger scored his fourth goal of the season, the eventual winning goal, in the 71st minute to lift visiting Men’s Soccer over Clark in the final regular season NEWMAC game for both teams. The victory, coupled with Babson's 4-1 victory at Coast Guard, give the Engineers a share of its second NEWMAC regular season in the last three seasons.  The Crimson and Gray, who haven't lost since Sept. 28, improve to 11-2-4 and 5-0-2 in the NEWMAC and will appear in their third-straight NEWMAC Semifinal.  WPI will host the winner of Tuesday's quarterfinal between fourth-seeded Clark and fifth-seeded MIT in a semifinal Thursday at 7pm. 

Sofia Orrico and Annika Keck registered second half goals as Women's Soccer rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to defeat host Springfield and earn a home game in next week's NEWMAC Championship Tournament. WPI improves to 14-4-1 and have a 5-3-1 record in conference while the Pride finish the regular season with a 11-5-2 record and 6-3-1 NEWMAC mark.  The Engineers will be the third seed in the NEWMAC Tournament and will host sixth-seeded Wheaton in a quarterfinal at 4pm on Tuesday. 

Field Hockey scored three unanswered, second-half goals en route to a 3-1 NEWMAC win over visiting Mount Holyoke Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium. The results assures a rematch in the upcoming NEWMAC Field Hockey Championships.  Third-seeded WPI (16-2, 6-2 NEWMAC) will host the sixth-seeded Lyons (9-9, 3-5) in a quarterfinal contest Tuesday at 7pm. Carly Cidado scored two of the WPI goals, both unassisted off rebounds, to push her season total to 12. 

Katherine Pawlak and Molly Silsby helped Women's Swimming and Diving team start out the month of November on a positive note as each won a pair of events to propel the host Engineers to a string of sizable victories in a five-way meet that also included Babson, Brandeis, Smith and Simmons.  Pawlak claimed victories in the 50-yard freestyle (25.17) and the 50-yard butterfly (27.60), while Silsby beat the field in both breaststroke events, winning the 50-yard breaststroke in 32.26 seconds and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:11.61.  Sid Williams led the way for Men's Swimming and Diving with a pair of second-place finishes. Williams' blazing time in the 50-yard freestyle was good for second (22.12) and he was the runner up in the 100-yard backstroke. 

In addition to the Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer and Field Hockey NEWMAC Tournament games this week, Volleyball earned the seventh seed and will head to second-seeded Wellesley for a 7pm quarterfinal contest Tuesday and Football will host Coast Guard at noon on Saturday for its Senior Day game. Also, the winter season begins in earnest this weekend.  Men’s Basketball entertains Brandeis on Friday, Wrestling is at the Ursinus Brawl and Swimming and Diving hosts Coast Guard and Southern Connecticut Saturday and Women’s Basketball looks to defend its City Tournament title at Worcester State on Saturday and Sunday.

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Thanks and see you at the game - Rusty and Mark

Men’s Student-Athlete of the Week

Luke Reiniger - Men’s Soccer - Senior - Rowley, MA

Luke Reiniger of the men’s soccer team has been selected as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, November 3rd. Reiniger scored his fourth goal of the season, the eventual winning goal, in the 71st minute to lift visiting WPI over Clark in the final regular season NEWMAC men's soccer game for both teams.  The victory, coupled with Babson's 4-1 victory at Coast Guard, give the Engineers a share of its second NEWMAC regular season in the last three seasons. 

Ari Rozen Portrait

Women’s Student-Athlete of the Week

Ari Rozen - Cross Country - Senior - Carver, MA

Ari Rozen from the cross country team has been honored as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, November 3rd.  Rozen earned All-Conference accolades for the third time in her career in helping the WPI women's cross-country team finish fourth at the 2019 NEWMAC Championships hosted by Babson at Franklin Park.  The senior finished 13th, crossing the finish line at 23:18.

 Football  (7-1 overall, 4-1 NEWMAC)

2018 Football Team

Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
10/28 - Wade and Nyland Receive Top Billing in NEWMAC Weekly Football Awards
10/30 - Feature: Steve May - Shouldering the load
11/2 - Football Dealt First Loss of 2019 in Double Overtime Thriller at MIT

 Men’s Soccer (11-2-4 overall, 5-0-2 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
10/31 - Boston Globe: Reading’s Jackson Conroy seizes a leading role for WPI men’s soccer
11/2 - Calnan, Reiniger Net Goals as Men’s Soccer Wins to Grab Top Seed in NEWMAC Tournament

Women’s Soccer (14-4-1 overall, 6-3-1 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results | Roster Stats | News
10/29 - Women's Soccer Tripped Up on the Road by No. 6 MIT 1-0
11/2 - Orrico and Keck's Heroics Earns Women's Soccer a NEWMAC Tournament Home Match

Field Hockey (16-2 overall, 6-2 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
10/30 - Field Hockey Nabs NEWMAC Tournament Home Game by Defeating Clark 1-0
11/2 - Cidado Strikes Twice as Field Hockey Closes Out Regular Season with 3-1 Triumph Over Mount Holyoke

Volleyball (14-13 overall, 4-6 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
10/29 - Volleyball Knocked off by Clark in Final NEWMAC Regular Season Road Contest
11/2 - Volleyball Drops a Five Set Thriller to Regionally-Ranked MIT

Men’s Cross Country

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
11/3 - Reynolds and Men's Cross Country Post Best-Ever Showing at NEWMAC Championships

Women's Cross Country 

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
11/3 - Rozen Earns Third All-NEWMAC Honor as Women's X-Country Finishes Fourth at NEWMACs

Men’s Basketball (0-0 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

WPI Basketball

Schedule and Results Roster | Stats | News
10/11 - Men's Basketball Unveils 2019-20 Slate
10/30 - Men's Basketball Ranked 16th in Preseason 25

Women’s Basketball (0-0 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results Roster | Stats | News
10/10 - Women's Basketball Debuts 2019-20 Schedule

Wrestling (0-0 overall)

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
10/9 - Wrestling Reveals 2019-20 Schedule
11/1 - Marsh, Marion, Ball and Harris Appear in Initial NEWA Individual Rankings

Men’s Swimming and Diving (0-2 overall)

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
10/28 - Nelson, Men’s Swimming’s 400 Freestyle Relay Draw Praise from NEWMAC
11/1 - Williams Paces Men’s Swimming and Diving in Home-Opening Losses to Babson, Brandeis

Women’s Swimming and Diving

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
11/1 - Pawlak and Silsby Thrust Women’s Swimming and Diving to Meet Sweep in Home Opener

Last Week’s Results

Tuesday, October 29           
MIT 1, Women’s Soccer 0
Clark 3, Volleyball 1 

Wednesday, October 30         
Field Hockey 1, Clark 0 

Friday, November 1
Babson 154, Men’s Swimming and Diving 117
Brandeis 140, Men’s Swimming and Diving 131
Women’s Swimming and Diving 183, Babson 110
Women’s Swimming and Diving 218.50, Brandeis 74.50
Women’s Swimming and Diving 223, Smith 76
Women’s Swimming and Diving 203, Simmons 95 

Saturday, November 2
MIT 28, Football 22 (2 OT)
Men’s Soccer 2, Clark 1
Women’s Soccer 2, Springfield 1
Field Hockey 3, Mount Holyoke 1
Volleyball 3, MIT 1                                               

Sunday, November 3
Men’s Cross Country - 2nd place at NEWMAC Championships
Women’s Cross Country - 4th place at NEWMAC Championships 

This Week’s Games

Tuesday, November 5
Wheaton at Women’s Soccer (NEWMAC Quarterfinals)            4:00
Mount Holyoke at Field Hockey (NEWMAC Quarterfinals)      7:00
Volleyball at Wellesley (NEWMAC Quarterfinals)                               7:00 

Thursday, November 7
Men’s Soccer hosts NEWMAC Semifinals                                            TBA
Women’s Soccer in NEWMAC Semifinals                                               TBA
Field Hockey in NEWMAC Semifinals                                                      TBA
Volleyball in NEWMAC Semifinals                                                            TBA 

Friday, November 8             
Brandeis at Men’s Basketball                                                                    7:00 

Saturday, November 9           
Wrestling at Ursinus Fall Brawl                                                                 9:30am
Coast Guard at Football                                                                               Noon
Swimming and Diving host Coast Guard and So. Connecticut    Noon
Women’s Basketball vs. Clark (Worcester City Tournament)              6:00
Men’s Soccer in NEWMAC Championship                                               TBA
Women’s Soccer in NEWMAC Championship                                         TBA
Field Hockey in NEWMAC Championship                                                TBA
Volleyball in NEWMAC Championship                                          ​            TBA

Sunday, November 10
Women’s Basketball in Worcester City Tournament (at WSU)        5:00 or 7:00