WPI Athletics Weekly Update (Week of 10/8/18 - 10/14/18)


Sports & Recreation

Weekly Update TextKaren Mushrall collected a season-high with 10 saves and sophomore back Lindsey Giorgi assisted on multiple goals for her first two career points as Field Hockey defeated MIT 4-0 in an important field hockey contest on Saturday.  The victory was the first for Worcester's Engineers over their rival from Cambridge since a 2-1 overtime victory on September 29th, 2009.  The streak was nine games, including a NEWMAC Tournament Quarterfinal contest in 2014.  Abby O’Sullivan netted two goals and Angie Ferro and Bridget Sullivan added tallies while Jackie Cardin notched a defensive save.

Paul Beatty netted a goal and an assist as Men's Soccer earned three valuable points by coming from behind and defeating host Coast Guard 2-1 in a key NEWMAC contest played Saturday in rainy conditions. The Engineers, ranked sixth in the latest United Soccer Coaches New England Regional Top 10, are now 9-2-2 overall and 3-0-2 against conference foes.  WPI's 11 points keep them one behind NEWMAC frontrunner Springfield, who defeated Emerson 3-1 Saturday and is now 4-1 (12 points).

Women's Rowing saw its varsity eight earn gold for the third consecutive year as the Engineers hosted the Quinsigamond Snake Regatta Saturday on Lake Quinsigamond.  The Crimson and Gray saw five boats participate in their lone home meet of the fall season.    The top eight completed the course in 15:04.183, well ahead of Wellesley (15:39.916), Holy Cross (15:47.486) and Colby (15:47.633).

Mem’s Rowing earned a bronze medal Saturday while hosting the Quinsigamond Snake Regatta on Lake Quinsigamond. The Engineers turned in a time of 13:39.658; however Holy Cross posted a 13:21.977 and Williams crossed the finish line in 13:36.132. WPI B, meanwhile, was 11th (14:22.689) and WPI C was 16th (14:58.775). 

Kristen McCrea scored in the 76th minute to guide Women's Soccer to a 1-0 triumph over visiting Mount Holyoke Saturday afternoon in Alumni Stadium.  With the win, the Engineers (10-4, 4-2 NEWMAC) achieve 10 wins for the fourth consecutive season and for the fifth time in six years for head coach Steph Riley-Schafer.

Sarah Kwatinetz
tallied a match-best 12 kills and Volleyball hit .230 or better, including a .360 convincing fourth set, as the Engineers defeated Gordon, 3-1 (25-19, 22-25, 25-20, 25-14), Friday night at Plattsburgh State's Cardinal Quad.  The Crimson and Gray extended their winning streak Saturday to nine straight with a 3-0 win over the hosts before falling 3-0 St. Lawrence. WPI is now 18-4 overall.

Michael Brady was 12th overall, and the top placing NEWMAC runner, to lead Men’s Cross Country to an eighth-place showing at the Conn College Invitational Saturday at Harkness State Park.  No. 16 Amherst claimed the team title (72), No. 8 Williams (76) was second, and No. 12 Middlebury (96) was third.  Sydney Packard delivered a top-12 finish as Women’s Cross Country was 10th as a team. No. 16 Middlebury College won the team championship with 67 points, followed by No. 14 Dickinson with 72, No. 11 Tufts (82), No. 8 Williams (116), and No. 29 Coast Guard (185).

Fall break will feature a pair of home games.  Women’s Soccer hosts Wheaton at 7pm Tuesday while Field Hockey entertains nationally-ranked Babson on Saturday at 1pm.  Other key conference contests next week include Volleyball at Wheaton on Tuesday at 7pm and Football at Merchant Marine and Men’s Soccer at Springfield both on Saturday at 1pm.  Additionally, Men’s and Women’s Rowing competes Sunday in the historic Head of the Charles Regatta.

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Thanks and see you at the game - Rusty and Mark


Student-Athlete of the Week

Michael Brady - Cross Country - Senior - Medway, MA

Michael Brady from the cross country team has been honored as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, October 14th. Brady was 12th overall and the top NEWMAC runner at the Conn College Invitational Saturday at Harkness State Park. The senior led the Engineers to an eighth-place team showing, which was eight points behind No. 29 St. Thomas (MN).


Kristen McCrea - Soccer - Junior - Weymouth, MA

Kristen McCrea of the soccer team has been selected as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, October 14th. The junior netted the lone goal in a 1-0 triumph over visiting Mount Holyoke Saturday. The game winner was McCrea’s third of the season and eighth of her career. It also marked the fourth consecutive season, and fifth time in six years, head coach Steph Riley-Schafer’s squad has achieved double-digit wins.



Football  (4-2 overall, 2-1 NEWMAC)

2018 Football Team 

Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News

10/9 - Merchant Wraps Up NEWMAC Football Defensive Athlete of the Week Honors

10/11 - Football’s Herrington, Again, Named to Fred Mitchell Award Watch List

Men’s Soccer (9-2-2 overall, 3-0-2 NEWMAC)


Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News

10/9 - Calnan Scores NEWMAC Men’s Soccer Offensive Athlete of the Week Accolades

10/13 - Beatty Notches Goal and Assist as Men's Soccer Delivers 2-1 Triumph at Coast Guard

Women’s Soccer (10-4 overall, 4-2 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results | Roster Stats | News

10/13 - McCrea Scores Game-Winner as Women’s Soccer Secures Fifth Consecutive Triumph

Field Hockey (10-2 overall, 4-1 NEWMAC)


Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News

10/13 - Mushrall Posts Shutout as Field Hockey Powers Past MIT 4-0

Volleyball (18-4 overall, 4-3 NEWMAC)


Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News

10/9 - Mullins Nets NEWMAC Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week Recognition

10/12 - Kwatinetz’ Dozen Hoists Volleyball Past Gordon in Cardinal Quad Opener

10/13 - Volleyball Splits with Plattsburgh State and St. Lawrence at Cardinal Quad

Men’s Cross Country

Schedule and Results | Roster | News

10/13 - Men's Cross Country Eighth in Important Test at Conn College Invitational

Women's Cross Country 

Schedule and Results | Roster | News

10/13 - Women's Cross Country 10th at Competitive Conn College Invitational

Men’s Rowing

Schedule and Results | Roster | News

10/13 - Men's Rowing Varsity Eight and Novice Four Earn Bronze at Quinsigamond Snake Regatta

Women’s Rowing

Schedule and Results | Roster | News

10/13 - Women's Rowing Earns Gold for Third Consecutive Year at Quinsigamond Snake Regatta

Last Week’s Results

Friday, October 12

Volleyball 3, Gordon 1 (at Plattsburgh State) 

Saturday, October 13

Men’s Soccer 2, Coast Guard 1

Women’s Soccer 1, Mount Holyoke 0

Field Hockey 4, MIT 0

Volleyball 3, Plattsburgh State 0

St. Lawrence 3, Volleyball 0 (at Plattsburgh State)

Men’s Cross Country - 8th place at Connecticut College Invitational

Women’s Cross Country - 10th place at Connecticut College Invitational

Men’s Rowing - 3rd place Quinsigamond Snake Regatta

Women’s Rowing - 1st place Quinsigamond Snake Regatta

This Week’s Games

Tuesday, October 16

Men’s Soccer at Elmira 3:00

Field Hockey at Smith 6:00

Wheaton at Women’s Soccer 7:00

Volleyball at Wheaton 7:00


Friday, October 19

Volleyball vs. Trinity (at Hall of Fame Tournament at Smith) 5:00 

Saturday, October 20

Volleyball vs. Hamilton (at Hall of Fame Tournament at Amherst) 9:00am

Volleyball vs. Amherst (at Hall of Fame Tournament) 11:00am

Men’s Soccer at Springfield Noon

Babson at Field Hockey 1:00

Football at Merchant Marine 1:00

Women’s Soccer at Wellesley 1:00 

Sunday, October 21

Men’s Soccer at Mitchell Noon

Rowing at Head of the Charles (Cambridge, MA) 2:00