WPI Athletics Update (Week of 03/11/19 - 03/17/19)

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March 17, 2019

WPI Athletics, the Women’s Impact Network and the Office of Talent and Inclusion will be welcoming three-time Olympian and World Cup Champion, Kristine Lilly to campus on Wednesday, March 20th at 5pm in the Rubin Campus Center Odeum. She will be joined by UMass Lowell Associate Professor of Political Science Jeffrey Gerson. Together they will be giving a presentation about the US Soccer Women’s National Team’s Fight for Gender Equity.  (Link)

Austin LindnerJordan DeDonatoMichael Fraser all batted .500 and combined for eight RBI while Steven Gallagher and Tyrone Patterson each accumulated five hits, including eight for extra bases, as Baseball split a baseball twinbill with New England College Saturday at the New England Baseball Complex. The Engineers (11-3) won the first part of the seven-plus hour marathon 22-21 and the Pilgrims (10-4) return to Henniker with a 6-5 victory in the nightcap. Trailing 14-2 through 4 1/2 innings of the opener, Ryan Tropeano belted what proved to be the game-winning swing with a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth.

Six from Men’s Swimming and Diving will head to Greensboro, NC for the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships Wednesday-Saturday.  Jack Bauer is the top seed in the 100 backstroke and second seed in the 200 backstroke.  Clayton Besch and Jackson Perry also swim individual events while the trio are joined by Dave Chen, Craig Barrett and Jean Philippe Miralda in relays. Softball makes its New England home debut with doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday versus Westfield State and Emerson respectively while Baseball is at home at the New England Baseball Complex Tuesday against Gordon, Friday versus Fitchburg State and Saturday with a doubleheader against Plymouth State.  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

Jordan DeDonato - Baseball - Sophomore - Danvers, MA

Jordan DeDonato of the baseball team has been honored as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 17th. The sophomore hit a team-best .545 (6-for-11) to go with four walks and three RBI in a 2-2 week. He also posted a slugging percentage of .545 and a team-high on-base percentage of .667. DeDonato’s week was highlighted by a 3-for-5 outing with two RBI versus Brandeis and a 2-for-4 game with an RBI and three runs scored in the middle game versus New England College.

Women’s Student-Athlete of the Week

Katie Martin - Softball - Sophomore - Bedford, NH

Katie Martin from the softball team has been selected as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 17th.  Martin, went 2-1 with a 1.35 ERA while striking out 28 batters in 26 innings over six appearances, including four starts and a pair of complete games, during the Engineers stay at the Sunkissed Games. After striking out five in her season debut versus Bluffton, Martin set down a career-high 11 against Illinois College. The sophomore then sandwiched a six K performance opposite Muskingum with three in each game with Ohio Northern.

 


 

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

Schedule and Results Roster | News
2/27 - Bauer, Besch and Medley Relays Earn Invites to 2019 NCAA S&D Championships 
Previews: Jackson Perry | JP Miralda | More at the above link early in the week

 

Baseball (11-3 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
3/11 - Larson and Fusco Earn NEWMAC Baseball Weekly Accolades
3/12 - Fusco Elevated to D3baseball.com Team of the Week
3/14 - Gallagher and DeDonato Combine for Six Hits as Brandeis Spoils Baseball’s Home Opener
3/15 - Larson and Patterson Go Yard to Open Baseball’s Three-Game Series with NEC
3/16 - Baseball Splits Marathon Twinbill with NEC to Conclude Three-Game Series

 

Softball (7-5 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
3/11 - Wood and Martin Sweep NEWMAC Softball Weekly Awards

 

Men’s Track and Field

Schedule and Results Roster | News
Outdoor Season begins on Saturday March 30th at the Bryant Black & Gold Invitational

 

Women’s Track and Field

Schedule and Results Roster | News
Outdoor Season begins on Saturday March 30th at the Bryant Black & Gold Invitational

  


 

Last Week's Results

Thursday, March 14
Brandeis 10, Baseball 6

Friday, March 15
Baseball 5, New England College 1

Saturday, March 16
Baseball 22, New England College 21
New England College 6, Baseball 5

 

This Week’s Games

Tuesday, March 19
Gordon at Baseball 3:30

Wednesday, March 20
Swimming & Diving at NCAA Championships (at Greensboro NC) Day One

Thursday, March 21
Swimming & Diving at NCAA Championships (at Greensboro NC) Day Two

Friday, March 22
Fitchburg State at Baseball 3:30
Westfield State at Softball (DH) 3:30
Swimming & Diving at NCAA Championships (at Greensboro NC) Day Three

Saturday, March 23
Plymouth State at Baseball (DH) Noon
Emerson at Softball (DH) Noon
Swimming & Diving at NCAA Championships (at Greensboro NC) Day Four