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WPI Athletics Weekly Update (Week of 10/29/18 - 11/4/18)

November 5, 2018

As we head into perhaps the final week of Fall teams in action, Football, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Field Hockey and Volleyball have combined for a 61-26-5 overall record, good enough for a .690 winning percentage.   Throw in a pair of second place finishes at the NEWMAC Cross Country Championships, it was a pretty successful fall!

Molly Sykes posted the quickest times in a pair of events to help Women’s Swimming and Diving collect wins over Simmons (165-135), Brandeis (197-96), Smith (241-59) and Babson (241-48) in the first dual meets of the season Friday night in the Sports & Recreation Center. Sykes was the first of three Engineers to touch the wall in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:09.72. Shelvey Swett and Emma Edwardson were .04 seconds apart in second (1:11.88) and third (1:11.92). Later in the meet, Sykes had the fastest 400-yard IM performance with a 4:42.14.  Sydney Seo, Sykes, Alice Morgan and Katherine Pawlak opened the night with a 1:53.02 in the 200-yard medley relay. 

Jack Bauer won a pair of individual events as Men’s Swimming and Diving swept Brandeis, 163-116, and Babson, 162-116, by near identical scores in the first set of dual meets of the season Friday night in the Sports & Recreation Center. Bauer, who along with Dave ChenJackson Perry and Craig Barrett began the event with a winning 200-yard medley relay time of 1:34.05, secured the 50-yard freestyle (22.04) and 100-yard backstroke (51.68). Chen added a victory in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:09.40) while Perry was second in the 200-yard butterfly (2:02.18) and third in the 100-yard butterfly (51.53). Barrett touched the wall second in the 100-yard freestyle (48.17).

Cross Country heads to Bowdoin this Saturday for the NCAA Division III New England Championships while Football wraps up its 2018 season with a noon home game against Norwich.  A pair of winter teams make their debut this week as Women’s Basketball hosts the Worcester City Tournament Friday (5:30pm vs. Becker) and Saturday (5pm/7pm vs. Clark/Worcester State) and Wrestling competes Saturday in the Ursinus Fall Brawl.  Also Saturday, Swimming and Diving hosts a double-dual meet with Coast Guard and Southern Connecticut at noon in the Sports & Recreation Center.

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Thanks and see you at the game - Rusty and Mark


Men’s Student-Athlete of the Week

Dave Chen - Swimming & Diving - Junior - Niantic, CT

Dave Chen from the swimming & diving team has been named as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, November 4th. Chen claimed the 200-yard breaststroke (2:09.40) and was on both winning relays (200 Medley, 200 Free) Friday night versus Babson and Brandeis. During the season-opening Worcester City Championships, Chen was part of four wins and meet records en route to Justin Ferris (WPI) Swimmer of the Meet honors.

Women’s Student-Athlete of the Week

Molly Sykes - Swimming & Diving - Freshman - Falmouth, MA

Molly Sykes of the swimming & diving team has been tabbed as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, November 4th. Sykes was the fastest in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:09.72) and 400-yard IM (4:42.14), as well as a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay as the Engineers defeated Babson, Smith, Brandeis and Simmons Friday night. In her debut at the Worcester City Championships, Sykes handed in a trio of top 3 individual finishes and was part of two third-place relays.

Football  (5-4 overall, 3-3 NEWMAC)

Spencer Herrington - Fred Mitchell Award Watch List 

Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
10/29 - Herrington and Ostrowski Collect NEWMAC Football Weekly Accolades
10/30 - Herrington Adds D3football.com Team of the Week Honors to Resume
11/1 - Jim Fenton: Luca Cerasani, Sam Malafronte Linked Through High School and College
11/3 - Football Stymied by Coast Guard 24-10 in NEWMAC Road Contest

Men’s Soccer (12-3-3 overall, 4-0-3 NEWMAC)


Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
10/31 - Jennifer Toland: WPI Men’s Soccer Set to Defend NEWMAC Crown
11/1 - Second-Seeded Springfield Slips Past Third-Seeded Men’s Soccer in NEWMAC Semifinal

Women’s Soccer (11-6-2 overall, 5-3-2 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results | Roster Stats | News
10/30 - Fourth-Seeded Coast Guard Sinks Fifth-Seeded Women’s Soccer in NEWMAC Quarterfinal

Field Hockey (12-5 overall, 5-3 NEWMAC)


Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
10/30 - Fifth-Seeded MIT Upends Fourth-Seeded Field Hockey in NEWMAC Quarterfinal

Volleyball (21-8 overall, 6-4 NEWMAC)


Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
10/30 - Fourth-seeded Wellesley Foils Fifth-Seeded Volleyball in NEWMAC Quarterfinal

Men’s Cross Country

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
Back in action on Saturday, November 10th in the NCAA New England Regional hosted by Bowdoin​

Women's Cross Country 

Schedule and Results | Roster | News|
11/1 - Chabot Repeats as NEWMAC Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year

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

Schedule and Results Roster | Stats | News
10/11 - Men's Basketball Unveils 2018-19 Schedule

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

Schedule and Results Roster | Stats | News
10/11 - Women's Basketball Announces 2018-19 Slate
Wrestling (0-0 overall)

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
10/10 - 2018-19 Wrestling Schedule Announced
10/24 - Wrestling Picked Second in NEWA Preseason Poll; Eight Individuals Ranked

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

Schedule and Results Roster | News
10/29 - Chen and 400 Medley Relay Earn NEWMAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Weekly Honors
11/2 - Men’s Swimming & Diving Sweeps Babson and Brandeis in Home Dual Meet Opener

Women’s Swimming and Diving (4-0 overall)

Schedule and Results Roster | News
11/2 - Women’s Swimming & Diving Opens Dual Meet Season with Four Victories

Last Week’s Results

Tuesday, October 30
Coast Guard 1, Women’s Soccer 0 (NEWMAC Quarterfinals)
MIT 3, Field Hockey 1 (NEWMAC Quarterfinals)
Wellesley 3, Volleyball 0 (NEWMAC Quarterfinals) 

Thursday, November 1
Springfield 1, Men’s Soccer 0 (NEWMAC Semifinals)

Friday, November 2
Men’s Swimming and Diving 162, Babson 116
Men’s Swimming and Diving 163, Brandeis 116
Women’s Swimming and Diving 241, Babson 48
Women’s Swimming and Diving 241, Smith 59
Women’s Swimming and Diving 197, Brandeis 96
Women’s Swimming and Diving 165, Simmons 135 

Saturday, November 3
Coast Guard 24, Football 10

This Week’s Games

Friday, November 9
Becker at Women’s Basketball (Worcester City Tournament) 5:30

Saturday, November 10
Wrestling at Ursinus Fall Brawl 9:30am
Cross County at NCAA Regionals (at Bowdoin) 11:00am
Norwich at Football Noon
Coast Guard and Southern Connecticut at Swimming and Diving Noon
Women’s Basketball hosts Worcester City Tournament 5:00 or 7:00