WPI Athletics Update (Week of December 31st)

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January 2, 2019

Spencer Vinson was named to the All-Tournament team as Women’s Basketball held off Roger Williams, 46-42, Monday in the consolation game of the WPI Holiday Tournament in Harrington Auditorium. The Engineers conclude the 2018 portion of their schedule with a 6-5 ledger.  Vinson followed up Sunday's 20 point, 14 rebound performance with 18 points, four boards, two assists, two steals and a block. Caitlin Boermeester went 2-3 from the field and 4-4 at the line for eight points while Bailey Savage and Alyssa Paulcombined for 11 of the Crimson and Gray’s 31 rebounds 

Garrett Stephenson notched his second consecutive double-double and Jake Wisniewski paced all student-athletes with a career-high 19 points as Men's Basketball closed out an 86-71 triumph over visiting Husson on December 16th in Harrington Auditorium.  This past weekend WPI ventured to Florida for the Tampa Bay Shootout where Reid Walker earned All-Tournament honors in his hometown.

Every year, WPI’s Department of Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics creates a new staff shirt generally reflecting a theme important to the department. This year’s shirt—with a rainbow-hued “WPI” on the front, a white cancer ribbon on the sleeve, and “United We Win” in bold red letters on the back—did double duty. The rainbow colors and cancer ribbon gave a nod to the original intent of cancer awareness, but the design also encompasses another issue paramount to the department: diversity and inclusion. -- Read the full feature here

There’s no such thing as a typical day in the life of facilities and equipment manager Shawn McAvey. When we tried to find him to conduct this interview, he wasn’t in his office or on the field—he was snaking between basketball practices and gym classes, helping make repairs to the audio system in Harrington Auditorium. -- Read the full feature here

Women’s Basketball has the honor of hosting the first home event of 2019 when Women’s Basketball takes on Mount Holyoke at 2pm on Saturday.  Men’s Basketball opens NEWMAC play with a pair of challenging road contests.  WPI heads to nationally-ranked MIT on Wednesday at 6pm while venturing to Babson at 2pm Saturday.  Finally, Wrestling competes Friday and Saturday in the NWCA National Duals in Louisville, KY.

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Thanks and see you at the game - Rusty and Mark

 


Men’s Student-Athlete of the Week

Jake Wisniewski - Basketball - Junior - West Brookfield, MA

Jake Wisniewski of the basketball team has been tabbed as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Monday December 31st. Bolstered by a career-high 19 points versus Husson on December 16, the junior averaged 17.7 points, 6.0 rebounds to go with four assists and three steals since the last weekly update. He also dropped 19 as part of a double-double in the Tampa Bay Shootout opener against Maryville (TN).

Women’s Student-Athlete of the Week

Spencer Vinson - Basketball - Junior - Los Angeles, CA

Spencer Vinson from the basketball team has been named as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Monday December 31st. The junior made the most of her first career start this past Sunday with career-bests of 20 points and 14 rebounds in a close setback to UMass Boston. The WPI Holiday All-Tournament team selection then finished with 18 points, four boards, two assists, two steals and a block as the Engineers defeated Roger Williams on Monday.


Men’s Basketball (9-2 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results Roster | Stats | News
12/16 - Wisniewski Notches Career-Best as Starting Five Fuels Men’s Basketball Triumph Over Husson
12/29 - Maryville (TN) Halts Men’s Basketball’s Season-Opening Winning Streak at Nine
12/30 - Walker Garners All-Tournament Team Honor as Men’s Basketball Concludes Play in Tampa

 

Women’s Basketball (6-5 overall, 1-3 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results Roster | Stats | News
12/30 - UMass Boston Edges Women’s Basketball in WPI Holiday Tournament Opener
12/31 - Women’s Basketball Holds off Roger Williams; Vinson Named to All-Tournament Team



Wrestling (4-3 overall)

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
Back in action on Friday, January 4th and Saturday January 5th at the NWCA National Duals in Louisville, KY

 

Men’s Swimming and Diving (7-2 overall)

Schedule and Results Roster | News
Back in action on Saturday, January 12th at Stevens and Sunday, January 13th at Franklin & Marshall with Susquehanna

 

Women’s Swimming and Diving (6-5 overall)

Schedule and Results Roster | News
Back in action on Saturday, January 12th at Stevens and Sunday, January 13th at Franklin & Marshall with Susquehanna

 


Since Last Report

Sunday, December 16
Men’s Basketball 86, Husson 71 

Saturday, December 29
Maryville (TN) 67, Men’s Basketball 60 (at Tampa Bay Shootout) 

Sunday, December 30
DePauw (IN) 77, Men’s Basketball 73 (at Tampa Bay Shootout)
UMass Boston 46, Women’s Basketball 43 (WPI Tournament) 

Monday, December 31
Women’s Basketball 46, Roger Williams 42 (WPI Tournament)

This Week’s Games

Wednesday, January 2
Men’s Basketball at MIT 7:00 

Friday, January 4
Wrestling at NWCA National Duals (at Louisville, KY) Day One 

Saturday, January 5
Men’s Basketball at Babson 2:00
Mount Holyoke at Women’s Basketball 2:00
Wrestling at NWCA National Duals (at Louisville, KY) Day Two 

Sunday, January 6
Wrestling at Roger Williams Invitational 10:00am