WPI Athletics Weekly Update (Week of 4/8 - 4/14)
Department(s):Sports & Recreation
Caraline Wood batted 3-for-3 with two doubles, a grand slam and seven RBI in the first game and Nina Murphy-Cook went 3-for-3 with a double in the nightcap as Softball defeated host Smith twice, 11-1 (5 inn.), Saturday in a NEWMAC Softball doubleheader. Kelsey Saucier tossed a one-hitter with six strikeouts and only one walk in the opener to reach 10 wins for the third consecutive season. The wins mark the third NEWMAC sweep for the Engineers in as many days. WPI, who is receiving a vote in the latest NFCA Top 25, is now 23-7 overall and 13-1 in conference play.
Ryan Tropeano batted 4-for-4 and drove in a pair as part of a five-run seventh inning that separated Baseball and Coast Guard in the Engineers 11-9 NEWMAC triumph Friday at the New England Baseball Complex. Tropeano also totaled four RBI and two runs scored while Josh Herlands went 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored. Kyle Wood pitched a hitless 1 1/3 and picked up the win for WPI.
The 4x400-meter relay delivered a victory as Men's Track & Field amassed a plethora of season and personal bests in a fourth-place effort at the two-day Silfen Invitational. Alex Rus, Paul-Henry Schoenhagen, Nick Fleury and Warren Staver collaborated to post a season- and NEWMAC-best time of 3:18.56. It is also the seventh-ranked time on the Division III performance list. Sydney Packard reset her own 1,500-meter run record as Women's Track & Field handed in a number of personal and season bests en route to a sixth place finish. Packard was third with a time of 4:40.04 while Lea Strangio was the runner up in the 800-meter run with a 2:17.42.
Women's Rowing took advantage of great conditions on Lake Quinsigamond on Saturday morning, finishing second in all four races Saturday, including the Donahue Cup versus Williams, Conn College, Rochester and Simmons. The Engineers, ranked 10th in the most recent CRCA/US Rowing Coaches Top 15, gave No. 3 Williams a strong race for the Donahue Cup in the varsity eight. The Crimson Gray reached the finish line in a time of 6:47.10, less than four seconds behind the third-ranked Ephs (6:43.40).
Men’s Rowing was the runner up in four of five races, including the Donahue Cup, during Saturday morning's regatta on Lake Quinsigamond. MIT claimed the cup for the fourth consecutive year, this time with a 6:01.8 in the Varsity Eight. The host Engineers were second (6:07.35) and Williams was third (6:08.02). It was the same order for the Second Varsity Eight with MIT crossing the finish line in 6:11.5. WPI posted a 6:17.6 and Williams logged a 6:25.78. Due to the weather forecast, both the men’s and women’s regatta on Sunday were cancelled.
The final full week of regular season action is here. Baseball and Softball are both home on Saturday with noon Senior Day doubleheaders as Baseball hosts Springfield and Softball entertains MIT. Track and Field heads to Williams Saturday for a tri-meet with Middlebury and Men’s and Women’s Rowing hosts regattas on Saturday and Sunday at Lake Quinsigamond.
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Thanks and see you at the game - Rusty and Mark
Men’s Student-Athlete of the Week
Ryan Tropeano-Baseball -Junior-Pembroke, MA
Ryan Tropeano of the baseball team has been selected as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 15th. The junior batted 4-for-4 and drove in a pair as part of a five-run seventh inning that separated the Engineers and Coast Guard Friday afternoon. In all, Tropeano was 10-for-18 (.556) with six RBI, two runs and 11 total bases on the week.
Women’s Student-Athlete of the Week
Nina Murphy-Cook-Softball-Senior-Roseville, CA
Nina Murphy-Cook from the softball team has been honored as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 15th. The senior, who finished the week with 162 career stolen bases, took over the top spot as the active leader across all three NCAA divisions and moved into third place all-time in Division III during Thursday’s twinbill at Clark. Murphy-Cook also batted .560 (14-for-25) with a double, three RBI and 11 runs scored.
Baseball (11-17 overall, 3-10 NEWMAC)
Schedule and Results| Roster |Stats| News
4/10 - Patterson Produces as Baseball Falls to Wheaton in Midweek NEWMAC action
4/13 - Tropeano Terrific as Baseball Holds Off Coast Guard in NEWMAC Series Opener
4/14 - Coast Guard Takes Two From Baseball in NEWMAC West Twinbill
Softball (23-7 overall, 13-1 NEWMAC)
Schedule and Results| Roster | Stats |News
4/9 - Wood Named WPI’s Fourth Different NEWMAC Softball Athlete of the Week of 2018
4/10 - Biney Reaches Milestone in Softball’s Setbacks to Worcester State
4/12 - Martin, Phillips and Kuberka Total 18 Ks in Softball’s Shutouts at Clark
4/13 - LeClaire and Wood Lead Softball to NEWMAC Sweep of Coast Guard
4/14 - Offense Stays Hot as Softball Sweeps Smith by Identical Scores
Men’s Track and Field
Women’s Track and Field
Last Week's Results
Tuesday, April 10
Wheaton 10, Baseball 6
Worcester State 5, Softball 4
Worcester State 4, Softball 1
Thursday, April 12
Softball 7, Clark 0
Softball 7, Clark 0
Friday, April 13
Baseball 11, Coast Guard 9
Softball 11, Coast Guard 3 (6 Innings)
Softball 8, Coast Guard 3
Fri., Apr, 14 - Sat., Apr 15
Men’s Track and Field - 4th place at Connecticut College Silfen Invitational
Women’s Track and Field - 6th place at Connecticut College Silfen Invitational
Saturday, April 14
Coast Guard 7, Baseball 2
Coast Guard 4, Baseball 0
Softball 11, Smith 1 (5 Innings)
Softball 11, Smith 1 (5 Innings)
Men’s Rowing - 2nd Place vs. Williams, Conn College, Rochester & MIT (Donahue Cup)
Women’s Rowing - 2nd Place vs. Williams, Conn College, Simmons & Rochester (Donahue Cup)
Sunday, April 15
Men’s Rowing vs. RIT, Bates and Rochester (Cancelled)
Women’s Rowing vs. Bates, Trinity, RIT and Wellesley (Cancelled)
Next Week's Games
Tuesday, April 17
Baseball at Wheaton 3:30
Wednesday, April 18
Softball at Becker (DH) 3:00
Baseball at Johnson & Wales 4:30
Friday, April 20
Softball at Wellesley (DH) 3:00
Baseball at Springfield 3:30
Saturday, April 21
Springfield at Baseball (DH) Noon
MIT at Softball (DH) Noon
Track and Field at Williams with Middlebury Noon
Men’s Rowing vs. Colby, Ithaca, Trinity, UNH and Conn College
Women’s Rowing vs. Clark, Colby, Ithaca, Trinity, UNH, William Smith, Conn College
Sunday, April 22
Men’s Rowing vs. Tufts (Baker Cup), Skidmore and Rhode Island
Women’s Rowing vs. Tufts (Bernie Brown Cup), Clark, Skidmore, William Smith
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