WPI Weekly Athletic Update (Week of 9/3 - 9/9)


Sports & Recreation


Men’s Cross Country earned a perfect score for the fourth consecutive year en route to the program’s 45th Worcester City Meet title Saturday at Moore State Park. Jake Scarponi was the individual champion while Michael Brady earned the Brian Savilonis Award as the top senior finisher.  Sydney Packard won the women’s race in convincing fashion as Women’s Cross Country collected its record 12th title, including three of the last four.

Kate Amrein totaled 21 kills as Volleyball swept Southern Maine and Fitchburg State in a Saturday afternoon tri-match inside Harrington Auditorium.  WPI ends the week with a 6-0 record   Bridget Sullivan notched a goal and an assist to highlight a five-goal second half as the WPI field hockey team remained unbeaten with a 5-0 shutout over host Elms on Saturday afternoon.  The Engineers are now 3-0 on the young season.

Jackson Conroy registered a goal and an assist as Men’s Soccer sailed past Mass. Maritime, 5-0, in a non-conference match Saturday afternoon inside Alumni Stadium. The Engineers (4-0) also received goals from senior Spencer Ralphs, Mark Calnan, Brandon Hima and Liam Setterlund. Freshmen Madison Frederick and Meredith Eddy scored their first collegiate goal while classmate Ellie Patten tallied her first point as Women’s Soccer defeated visiting Framingham State, 4-0, Sunday afternoon in Alumni Stadium. Junior Kristen McCrea accounted for the balance of the goals.

Plenty of games on campus on Tuesday with Women’s Soccer taking on Worcester State at 4pm and Men’s Soccer hosting nationally-ranked Brandeis and Volleyball opening NEWMAC play with Babson, both at 7pm.  Field Hockey makes its 2018 home debut Thursday when it entertains Worcester State at 7pm.  Football is local Saturday when it closes out a three game road trip by venturing to Becker for a 3pm tilt while Cross Country heads to UMass Dartmouth the same day!

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Thanks and see you at the game - Rusty and Mark

Men’s Student-Athlete of the Week

Rufus Adams - Soccer - Sophomore - Duxbury, MA

Rufus Adams from the soccer team has been named as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, September 9th. The sophomore goalkeeper stopped all five shots that came his way in 154:37 of action. He began with a 1-0 complete-game shutout Wednesday night at Wesleyan and shared credit Saturday as the Engineers defeated Mass. Maritime 5-0.




Women’s Student-Athlete of the Week

Abby O'Sullivan - Field Hockey - Sophomore - Walpole, MA

Abby O’Sullivan of the field hockey team has been tabbed as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, September 9th. The sophomore, who has scored in all three games thus far, netted the game-winner Tuesday at Simmons and added another Saturday at Elms. O’Sullivan is currently tied for fifth in the NEWMAC with four goals on the year.

 Football (1-1 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

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Schedule and Results| Roster |Stats| News

9/4 - Herrington Lauded as NEWMAC Football Special Teams Athlete of the Week

9/6 - Football Set to Face RPI for the Transit Trophy - What is the Transit Trophy?

9/8 - Comeback Falls Short as Football Drops 25-14 Decision to No. 24 RPI in Transit Trophy Game


Men's Soccer (4-0 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

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9/5 - Reiniger and Adams Deliver Men's Soccer's Victory at Wesleyan

9/8 - Conroy Nets Goal, Adds Assist as Men's Soccer Tops Mass. Maritime to Open Homestand

Women's Soccer (4-0 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

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9/5 - Orrico and Hapgood Tally Goals, Hoops Hits Milestone in Women's Soccer's Road Triumph

9/7 - Beauton Scores in Each Half as Women's Soccer Clips Fitchburg State

9/9 - Freshman Fuel Women's Soccer's Triumph Over Framingham State

Field Hockey (3-0 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

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9/4 - O’Sullivan, Opalka and Cidado Net Goals as Field Hockey Blanks Simmons

9/8 - Sullivan Spurs Second Half Surge for Field Hockey at Elms


Volleyball (6-0 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

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9/4 - Mullins, Gilbert, Utheim Clutch as Women's Volleyball defeats Wentworth

9/8 - Amrein Helps Key Women's Volleyball's Sweep of Southern Maine and Fitchburg State


Men's Cross Country

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9/8 - Scarponi and Brady Lead Men's Cross Country to 45th City Crown


Women’s Cross Country

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9/8 - Packard Produces Convincing Win as Women's Cross Country Regains City

Last Week's Results

Tuesday, September 4

Women's Soccer 2, Rhode Island College 0

Field Hockey 3, Simmons 0

Volleyball 3, Wentworth 0

Wednesday, September 5

Men's Soccer 1, Wesleyan 0

Friday, September 7

Women's Soccer 4, Fitchburg State 0

Saturday, September 8 

Rensselaer 25, Football 14

Men's Soccer 5, Mass Maritime 0

Field Hockey 5, Elms 0

Volleyball 3, Southern Maine 0

Volleyball 3, Fitchburg State 0 

Men's Cross Country - First Place at Worcester City Meet 

Women's Cross Country - First Place at Worcester City Meet

Sunday, September 9

Women's Soccer 4, Framingham State 0                                                                                                          

This Week's Games

Tuesday, September 11

Worcester State at Women's Soccer 4:00 

Babson at Volleyball 7:00

Brandeis at Men's Soccer 7:00

Thursday, September 13

Worcester State at Field Hockey 7:00

Volleyball at Anna Maria 7:00

Saturday, September 15

Cross Country at UMass Dartmouth Invitational 10:30am

Babson at Men's Soccer Noon

Springfield and Salem State at Volleyball 1:00

Women's Soccer at Clark 1:30

Wellesley at Field Hockey 2:30

Football at Becker 3:00

Sunday, September 16

Women's Soccer at Trinity Noon

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