• Kinsey McNamara
    July 31, 2019
    A two-time medalist at the NCAA Division III Championships, including silver in 2019, and a mainstay in the nationally-ranked varsity eight all four years, the 2019 NEWMAC Rower of the Year also earned All-NEWMAC first team accolades each year. The only Division III student-athlete selected to the USRowing Under 23 Women’s National Team Selection Camp, Kinsey holds the 10,000m and 6,000m school records. The recent graduate got a jump start to the season by winning a prestigious hammer as an unaffiliated entrant in the 2019 C.R.A.S.H.-B. World Indoor Rowing Championships.
  • Ryan Wittenberg
    July 31, 2019
    A two-time All-American in 2019, Ryan placed seventh at both NCAA Division III Championships. He entered the indoor competition, which was held at the Reggie Lewis Center, as the top seed and the USTFCCCA New England Track Athlete of the Year. Earlier in the season, Ryan became the fifth fastest performer with the seventh fastest performance in NCAA DIII history in the 800m when he crossed the finish line in 1:49.89 at Boston University's Valentine Invitational, which earned him USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week honors. The indoor season also saw the co-captain help guide the Engineers to a program-best third place finish at the D3 NE championship and a national ranking as high as ninth. He has also earned accolades with the 4x400 which was invited to Boston. In addition to his indoor 800 record, Ryan set the 600 watermark and went on to set the outdoor 800 standard.
  • Tyler Marsh
    July 20, 2019
    Tyler became WPI's first champion of the NCAA Regional era and back-to-back national qualifier since 2004. The All-NEWA first team selection closed out the 2018-19 season with a 23-6 record with 10 pins, a technical fall and five major decisions. He also shared NEWA Scholar Athlete of the Year honors with Zack Murillo of Wesleyan. Tyler also had his hand raised as the Ursinus Fall Brawl and was second at the RIT Invitational.
  • Sydney Packard
    July 20, 2019
    Sydney, the 2019 indoor seventh-place finisher and Division III New England 800m indoor champion, is currently tied for the program lead with her fourth All-America honor. She also helped the 4x800 relay earn All-New England accolades as the Engineers were a program-best-tying eighth at the D3 NE meet. Sydney also broke the 1,000 record at the Wheaton Invitational. On the cross country course, Sydney is a two-time All-NEWMAC first team honoree and the 2018 Worcester City Meet Individual Champion.
  • Oliver Thomas
    July 09, 2019
    Oliver, who led New England in the 60 meter hurdles heading into this year’s NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, finished fourth in the nation. Prior to the national meet in Boston, Oliver was unbeaten by Division III competition in 2019. He also earned All-Region accolades from the USTFCCCA and collected All-New England laurels at the NEICAAA (All-New England, All-Divisions) Championship.
  • Abby O'Sullivan
    July 09, 2019
    Abby paced the NEWMAC with 1.25 goals per game overall and tied for second with 2.75 points per conference match on her way to All-NEWMAC second team honors. The sophomore was also second in goals (20) and points (48), and third in assists (8). O'Sullivan scored multiple goals on seven occasions which included a hat-trick, and game-winning goal, at Becker. The forward netted the game-winner at Simmons and versus Wheaton as well.
  • Evan Hallberg
    June 28, 2019
    Evan started 16 of 18 games, including the NEWMAC semifinal versus Springfield, and stepped in to a back line that graduated a pair from the previous season. He helped the Engineers boast a NEWMAC-best .53 GAA, which also ranked 10th in Division III. Offensively, he provided an assist on what proved to be the game-winning goal at Mitchell.
  • Lindsay Ambrosino
    June 28, 2019
    Lindsay became the program's third NEWMAC Softball Rookie of the Year in as many seasons, fourth in the Whitney Goldstein Era and sixth in program history. The shortstop guided the conference with 40 runs on the season and 24 during NEWMAC games. Six of the freshman's seven home runs came in conference play which is good for third overall and second versus NEWMAC pitchers. After homering in both games at Wheaton to conclude March, Lindsay boasted a 13-game hitting streak from April 3 to April 19.
  • Katie Martin
    May 06, 2019
    Katie Martin of the softball team has been tabbed as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, May 5th. Martin earned the NEWMAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player award after pitching 13 innings and collecting three victories, including a shutout, as WPI claimed its second NEWMAC tournament title in four years Saturday on Rooftop Field. The sophomore started her historic day by tossing an inning of relief in a 3-2 walk-off victory over Wellesley before a six-hit, no-walk 2-0 shutout over MIT. Martin then faced MIT again and went the first five innings in the 5-4 in the winner-take-all contest.
  • David Larson
    May 06, 2019
    David Larson from the baseball team has been named as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, May 5th. Larson went 2-for-4 including a three-run home run and struck out 11 batters as second-seeded WPI knocked off third-seeded, and nationally-ranked, Babson, 5-1, in Game 3 of the NEWMAC Baseball Championship Friday at the New England Baseball Complex. The junior belted what proved to be all WPI needed offensively in the bottom of the first. Larson leads the NEWMAC with 12 homers at the plate and 68 strikeouts on the mound.
  • Michael Brady
    April 29, 2019
    Michael Brady of the track & field team has been selected as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 28th. Brady won the 5,000-meter run Saturday at the 2019 NEWMAC Championships at Springfield. The senior, who finished fifth as a freshman and was second each of the past two years, broke the tape with a time of 15:33.07.
  • Michelle Gencorelli
    April 29, 2019
    Michelle Gencorelli from the track & field team has been honored as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 28th. Gencorelli won the 200-meter dash (26.26) and was part of the third-place 4x100-meter relay (49.91) and fifth-place 4x400-meter relay (4:15.55) at the 2019 NEWMAC Championships Saturday at Springfield.
  • Andrew Whitney
    April 22, 2019
    Andrew Whitney of the track & field team has been tabbed as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 21st. Whitney won the long jump Saturday, besting student-athletes from No. 7 Williams, No. 17 RPI and No. 25 Middlebury, with a leap of 20-5.25. Earlier this season, the freshman established his collegiate best of 21-10 in the outdoor opener at Bryant.
  • Marissa Gonzales
    April 22, 2019
    Marissa Gonzales from the softball team has been named as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 21st. The sophomore batted .571 (8-for-14) with two doubles and four stolen bases in a 4-0 week. Trailing 4-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh in game two versus Wellesley, Gonzales doubled in the tying run before touching home to end the game and extend the Engineers winning streak to nine games.
  • Women's V8+
    April 15, 2019
    The varsity eight of the rowing team has been selected as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 14th. A very rare back-to-back honoree, Melissa Bazakas-Chamberlain (Belmont, MA), Christine Hovermale (Alameda, CA), Kinsey McNamara (Chelmsford, MA), Marlies de Jong (Huntington Beach, CA), Amelia Harvey (Sudbury, MA), Rachel Lia (South Burlington, VT), Caitlin Kean (Shrewsbury, MA), Eva Barinelli (Tewksbury, MA) and coxswain Madison Healey (Atkinson, NH) completed a memorable weekend Sunday by defeating top-ranked and defending NCAA champion Bates in thrilling fashion on Lake Quinsigamond. The race came down to the final 10 strokes with WPI claiming the victory by just 0.34 seconds over Bates (6:37.40 to 6:37.74). The Engineers, second in the latest USRowing/CRCA Division III Top 15, also knocked off No. 3 Williams to take home the Donahue Cup on Saturday.
  • David Larson
    April 15, 2019
    David Larson from the baseball team has been honored as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 14th. The junior hit .467 (7-for-15) with three doubles and a home run to go with four BI and three runs scored. He also boasted a .867 slugging and .556 on-base percentages. Two doubles were part of a 3-for-4 series opener at Coast Guard before the third was in a 2-for-4 game that also saw the junior allow only three hits and strike out six in an eight-inning victory. He concluded the week with what proved to be the game-winning swing in the form of a home run in the finale. The two-run shot also sparked a five run frame.
  • Men's V4+
    April 08, 2019
    The varsity eight of the rowing team has been named as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 7th. Mark Borghesani (Acton, MA), Peter Beretich (North Yarmouth, ME), Brendan McCann (Stonington, CT), Joe Crognale (Dedham, MA) and coxswain Ella Forbes (Brigton, ME) won twice this past weekend. After besting Wesleyan and WPI B with a 7:36.5 on Saturday, the group crossed the finish line ahead of WPI B, Hamilton and Conn. College on Sunday.
  • Women's V8+
    April 08, 2019
    The varsity eight from the rowing team has been tabbed as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Sunday, April 7th. Melissa Bazakas-Chamberlain (Belmont, MA), Christine Hovermale (Alameda, CA), Kinsey McNamara (Chelmsford, MA), Marlies de Jong (Huntington Beach, CA), Amelia Harvey (Sudbury, MA), Rachel Lia (South Burlington, VT), Caitlin Kean (Shrewsbury, MA), Eva Barinelli (Tewksbury, MA) and coxswain Madison Healey (Atkinson, NH), the third-ranked team in the CRCA Top 15, defeated No. 6 Smith, No. 5 Wesleyan and Colby, who is receiving votes, to reclaim the Jennifer McLaughlin ’06 Cup for the first time since 2011 on Saturday. The Engineers also bested No. 12 Hamilton each day and added a pair of wins over No. 13 Washington College on Sunday.
  • Keely Nistler
    April 01, 2019
    Keely Nistler of the track & field team has been honored as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 31st. Nistler won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Bryant Black and Gold Invitational with a PR and NEWMAC season-best time of 11:42.14. In addition to the 22nd-ranked time in Division III so far this season, the event featured two representatives from Holy Cross and one each from Siena and Bryant.
  • Ben Steeves
    April 01, 2019
    Ben Steeves from the track & field team has been selected as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 31st. Steeves set a school record as the WPI men's track & field team kicked off the outdoor season with a sixth-place finish Saturday at the Bryant Black and Gold Invitational. The sophomore finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:54.94, which is No. 17 on the NCAA Division III performance list.
  • Ryan Tropeano
    March 25, 2019
    Ryan Tropeano from the baseball team has been tabbed as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 24th. The senior batted .467 with seven hits, including four doubles, 11 total bases and a .733 slugging percentage. Tropeano bookended his week with three hits in the wins versus Gordon and Plymouth State. He also stole a pair of bases.
  • Mackenzie Phillips
    March 25, 2019
    Mackenzie Phillips of the softball team has been named as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 24th. The junior struck out five in a two hit shutout in the nightcap versus Emerson on Sunday. It is Phillips third win in as many outings and first since March 9 versus St. John Fisher, who was receiving votes in the NFCA Top 25 at the time.
  • Jordan DeDonato
    March 18, 2019
    Jordan DeDonato of the baseball team has been honored as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 17th. The sophomore hit a team-best .545 (6-for-11) to go with four walks and three RBI in a 2-2 week. He also posted a slugging percentage of .545 and a team-high on-base percentage of .667. DeDonato’s week was highlighted by a 3-for-5 outing with two RBI versus Brandeis and a 2-for-4 game with an RBI and three runs scored in the middle game versus New England College.
  • Katie Martin
    March 18, 2019
    Katie Martin from the softball team has been selected as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 17th. Martin, went 2-1 with a 1.35 ERA while striking out 28 batters in 26 innings over six appearances, including four starts and a pair of complete games, during the Engineers stay at the Sunkissed Games. After striking out five in her season debut versus Bluffton, Martin set down a career-high 11 against Illinois College. The sophomore then sandwiched a six K performance opposite Muskingum with three in each game with Ohio Northern.
  • Antione Harris
    March 11, 2019
    Antoine Harris from the track & field team has been named as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 10th. Harris reached the 200-meter dash finals at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships, hosted at the Reggie Lewis Center, with a time of 21.87 on Friday. He went on to run in what proved to be the championship heat and posted a 22.13, which was good for seventh to secure All-America honors. Harris also competed in the 4x400-meter relay on Friday where the team placed 10th in a time of 3:20.45.
  • Carley Dykstra
    March 11, 2019
    Carley Dykstra of the track & field team has been tabbed as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 10th. Dykstra became WPI's first All-American in the pole vault with a fourth-place clearance of 12-5.5 (3.80m) on the first day of the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships. The senior made her first attempts at 3.45m, 3.70m, 3.75m and 3.80m, and the second attempt at 3.60m.
  • Caraline Wood
    March 04, 2019
    Caraline Wood from the softball team has been honored as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 3rd. Wood batted .750 (6-for-8) with a pair of doubles, a home run and four RBI on the day as WPI opened up the 2019 campaign by knocking off Simmons, 3-1, and Bluffton (OH), 9-1, Sunday at the Sunkissed Games. In the opener against the Sharks, the senior was 2-for-3 with a double before going 4-for-5 in the nightcap versus the Beavers with a double, home run and four RBI.
  • Alexander Mondro
    March 04, 2019
    Alexander Mondro of the baseball team has been selected as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 3rd. Mondro punched out 10 in six shutout innings in game two as WPI swept Penn State Fayette, 10-5, and 7-0, Sunday at the Russmatt Invitational. The rookie was sensational on his collegiate debut, allowing just two hits and four walks, before being relieved by Kyle Wood (Hauppauge, NY) who fanned three in an inning of work to complete the shutout.
  • Molly Sykes
    February 25, 2019
    Molly Sykes from the swimming & diving team has been named as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, February 24th. Sykes accounted for 48 individual points at the 2019 NEWMAC Championships this past weekend. The freshman appeared in three A finals, finishing sixth in the 200-yard IM (2:10.44), seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:30.49) and eighth in the 400-yard IM (4:39.58). Sykes also contributed on the 800 free, 400 medley, 200 medley A relays.
  • Jack Bauer
    February 25, 2019
    Jack Bauer of the swimming & diving team has been tabbed as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, February 24th. The 2019 NEWMAC Men’s Swimmer of the Year set conference meet and open records, as well as, school records to lead the team to a third-place finish this past weekend. Nationally, the senior ranks first in the 100 back and second in the 200 back while the 400 medley relay is 10th, the 200 medley relay is 13th and the 800 free relay is 20th.
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