WPI Athletics Weekly Update #26

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March 12, 2018

Sophomore Sydney Packard handed in the 10th-fastest time in Division III history en route to being named an All-America in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday. Packard's time of 2:09.10 secured third place in the final and was over a second quicker than her previous school record time of 2:10.38. It is the sophomore's second All-America nod.  On Friday Packard teamed with seniors Emily Newman, Maggie LaRoche and Lea Strangio to place 11th in the distance medley relay (12:06.02). 

At the NCAA Men’s Track and Field Championships, Ryan Wittenberg was fourth in his heat of the 800m, and a tenth of a second shy of competing in the final, with a 1:53.23.  Graduate student Austin Scott, the only WPI student-athlete to compete in a cross country and a track & field national championship, wrapped up an outstanding career with a 14th-place finish in the mile (4:14.76).

Tyler Marsh made his debut on the national stage on Friday, taking part in the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships hosted by Baldwin Wallace in Cleveland, Ohio.  The sophomore, who finished second at the Northeast Regional hosted by WPI the last weekend in February was one of 18 competitors in the 157-pound weight class.

Ama Biney batted 6-for-8, including 4-for-4 in game two, as WPI came back to defeat TCNJ 5-3 and ran past Centenary (N.J.) 13-3 Saturday on the final day Softball's spring break trip at the Sunkissed Games. The Engineers head back with a 9-3 ledger and six-game winning streak.  The 12-game trip also featured Nina Murphy Cook’s 200th career hit and outstanding offensive performance by many others including RiAnna May and Marissa Gonzales at the plate and while pitcher Nicole Kuberka accounted for five wins.

Steven D'Agostino struck out six in a complete-game win, his first of the season, as WPI split a baseball doubleheader with St. Joseph's (ME), Saturday in the Engineers Florida finale. The Crimson and Gray (5-5) took the eye-opener 6-3 while the Monks (4-5) claimed the second 5-4.  The week saw junior Steven Gallagher notch his 100th career hit and team up with David Larson for 10 home runs (5 each) while Austin Linder (.440) and Matt Howard (.410) each hit over .400.

Weather permitting, this week is your first chance to check out a spring team at home with Baseball taking center stage with home games Tuesday (3:30pm vs. Worcester State), Wednesday (3:30pm vs. Brandeis) and Saturday (Noon doubleheader vs. Mass Maritime).  All games are at the New England Baseball Complex - 333 SW Cutoff, Northborough, MA 01532.

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Thanks and see you at the game - Rusty and Mark


Student-Athlete of the Week

Austin Lindner - Baseball - Junior - W. Windsor, NJ

Austin Lindner of the baseball team has been tabbed as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 11th. Lindner had a breakout week for the Engineers. The catcher batted a team-best .440 to go with a .760 slugging and .467 on-base percentage while totaling 12 RBI, four extra base hits - including a pair of home runs - as well as three walks and two sacrifice flies.Lindner began the season with a 2-for-3 game versus Coe and went 2-for-4 the next day against Gwynedd Mercy. He later homered and drove in two runs in each end of a doubleheader with Anna Maria and went 3-for-4 in the nightcap versus the AMCATS.

 

Sydney Packard - Track & Field - Sophomore - Georgetown, MA

Sydney Packard from the track & field team has been named as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 11th. Packard handed in the 10th-fastest time in Division III history en route to being named an All-America in the 800-meter run Saturday at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships. The sophomore’s time of 2:09.10 secured third place in the final and was over a second quicker than her previous school record time of 2:10.38. It is Packard’s second All-America nod and the 11th for head coach Brian Chabot. Like last year's outdoor championship, Packard was the top finisher from New England.


Wrestling (18-4 overall)

Schedule and Results | Roster | News

3/8 - Marsh Set for NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships on Friday and Saturday
3/9 - Marsh Competes for Wrestling at NCAA Division III Championships in Cleveland, Ohio
3/11 - Zogby, Lind, Marsh, Marion Honored by NWCA as Scholar All-Americans

Men’s Track and Field

Schedule and Results Roster | News​

3/5 - Six From Track & Field Earn Trip to NCAA Division III Indoor Championships
3/7 - Packard Pockets Pair, Six More Honored as USTFCCCA Doles Out All-Region Accolades
3/9 - Packard Highlights Track & Field’s Busy Day at NCAA Division III Championships

Women’s Track and Field

Schedule and Results Roster | News​

3/5 - Six From Track & Field Earn Trip to NCAA Division III Indoor Championships
3/7 - Packard Pockets Pair, Six More Honored as USTFCCCA Doles Out All-Region Accolades
3/9 - Packard Highlights Track & Field’s Busy Day at NCAA Division III Championships
3/10 - Packard Earns Second All-America Nod, Spot in D3 Indoor 800m All-Time Top 10

Baseball (5-5 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results Roster | Stats News

3/5 - Gallagher Keys Baseball’s Opening Day Split with Coe (IA) at RussMatt Invitational
3/6 - Gallagher and Larson’s Five Homers, Howard’s Six Hits Key Baseball Sweep
3/7 - Gallagher Reaches Milestone, Larson Launches Rocket as RIC Takes Two From Baseball
3/9 - Lindner and Tropeano Key Baseball’s Split With Anna Maria at RussMatt Invite
3/10 - D’Agostino and Rives Total 12 Ks in Baseball’s Split with St. Joseph’s (ME)

Softball (9-3 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results Roster | Stats | News​

3/5 - Softball Sweeps Thiel (PA) and St. Joseph’s (ME) on Second Day of Sunkissed Games
3/6 - Softball Picked Off by Heidelberg (OH) and Meredith (NC) Tuesday at Sunkissed Games
3/8 - Fabrizio’s Walk-Off Single Sinks Bluffton (OH) as Softball Takes Sunkissed Games Twinbill
3/9 - Murphy-Cook Collects 200th Hit as Softball Defeats Simmons and Ohio Northern
3/10 - Softball Concludes Sunkissed Games With Pair of Wins, Six-Game Winning Streak
 


Last Week's Results

Monday, March 5
Coe (IA) 4, Baseball 3 (at Auburndale, FL)
Baseball 11, Coe (IA) 5 (at Auburndale, FL)
Thiel (PA) 7, Softball 2 (at Kissimmee, FL)
Softball 3, St. Joseph’s (ME) 2 (at Kissimmee, FL)

Tuesday, March 6
Baseball 14, Gwynedd Mercy (PA) 10 (at Winter Haven, FL)
Baseball 11, DeSales (PA) 8 (at Winter Haven, FL)
Heidelberg (OH) 10, Softball 4 (at Kissimmee, FL)
Meredith (NC) 14, Softball 4 (5 Innings) (at Kissimmee, FL) 

Wednesday, March 7
Rhode Island College 14, Baseball 10 (at Auburndale, FL)
Rhode Island College 10, Baseball 9 (at Auburndale, FL)

Thursday. March 8
Softball 12, Westminster (PA) 5 (at Kissimmee, FL)
Softball 13, Bluffton (OH) 12 (at Kissimmee, FL) 

Friday, March 9
Wrestling at NCAA Championships (at Baldwin-Wallace, OH)
Men’s Track and Field at NCAA Championships (at Birmingham, AL)
Anna Maria 4, Baseball 3 (at Auburndale, FL)
Baseball 13, Anna Maria 3 (at Auburndale, FL)
Softball 8, Simmons 6 (at Kissimmee, FL)
Softball 9, Ohio Northern 5 (at Kissimmee, FL) 

Fri., Mar. 9 - Sat., Mar. 10
Women’s Track and Field - Tied for 35th place at NCAA Championships (at Birmingham, AL)

Saturday, March 10
Baseball 6, St. Joseph’s (ME) 3 (at Winter Haven, FL)|
St. Joseph’s (ME) 5, Baseball 3 (at Winter Haven, FL)
Softball 5, College of New Jersey 3 (at Kissimmee, FL)
Softball 13, Centenary (NJ) 3 (5 Innings) (at Kissimmee, FL)

Next Week's Games

Tuesday, March 13
Worcester State at Baseball 3:30  

Wednesday, March 14
Brandeis at Baseball 3:30 

Saturday, March 17
Mass Maritime at Baseball (DH) Noon

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