Lindsey Giorgi of the field hockey team has been selected as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, October 20th. Giorgi’s first career goal was the game-winner with just 2:33 remaining in regulation as WPI kept its perfect season alive with a pulsating 5-4 come-from-behind victory at Conn College on Tuesday afternoon. She then handed out her third assist of the year, and fifth of her career, at Worcester State as the Engineers moved to 13-0 on Thursday.
Brian Brooks from the cross country team has been honored as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, October 20th. Brooks finished 27th to lead the WPI men's cross country team to a 10th-place finish at the Connecticut College Invitational Saturday at Harkness Memorial State Park. The 8K, which featured eight nationally-ranked team teams and all but one team in the USTFCCCA New England coaches top 10, saw the regional No. 8 Engineers best New England No. 6 Tufts, New England No. 7 Connecticut College, New England No. 10 Trinity, Atlantic No. 6 Ramapo, Atlantic No. 9 Rochester, and Midwest No. 9 Wisconsin Whitewater.
Jackson Conroy of the soccer team has been tabbed as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, October 13th. Conroy scored the lone goal in a 1-0 WPI victory over host Wheaton in a NEWMAC men's soccer match Saturday. In all, the senior owns nine goals, including five game-winners, and eight assists for 26 points in 67 games played.
The varsity eight from the rowing team has been honored as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, October 13th. Olivia Kiristis (Upton, MA), Caitlin Kean (Shrewsbury, MA), Liz Graveline (Litchfield, NH), Amelia Harvey (Sudbury, MA), Lillian Neff (Havertown, PA), Ally Sichler (Reading, PA), Christine Hovermale (Alameda, CA), Melissa Bazakas-Chamberlain (Belmont, MA) and coxswain Amelia Papi (South Portland, ME) reached the finish line in 16:29.2, 2.7 seconds ahead of Williams (16:31.9) at the Quinsigamond Snake Regatta. It marked the first time the Engineers have defeated the Ephs in the fall season, even last season (Williams defeated WPI by 10 seconds at the Head of the Charles), when the Crimson and Gray ended up second at the 2019 NCAA Championships.
Mandy St. Germain of the soccer team has been honored as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, October 6th. St. Germain notched five saves over the span of two complete-game wins last week. After only needing to make one stop in a 1-0 win versus Babson, the senior turned away four in a 3-1 triumph at Smith.
Ben Rickson from the soccer team has been selected as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, October 6th. Rickson netted his first two goals of the season, including the game-winner, as WPI rolled to a 3-0 NEWMAC triumph over Emerson on Saturday. The senior also anchored a defense that did not allow a goal in two games.
Carly Cidado from the field hockey team has been tabbed as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, September 29. Cidado, who is nationally-ranked in goals and points per game, netted a hat-trick to key a 6-0 win Friday over Becker.
Sam Casey of the football team has been named as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, September 29. Casey rolled up 10 tackles (seven solo) with one for loss and added a 46-yard interception return in a 35-21 win at Springfield.
Amanda Wetmore from the volleyball team has been selected as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, September 22nd. Wetmore tallied 15 kills and five service aces as WPI defeated Springfield, 3-1, Saturday in a NEWMAC volleyball clash inside Blake Arena. It was the Engineers (5-5) first win over the Pride (9-4) since a 3-0 decision on October 23, 2012.
David Reynolds of the cross country team has been honored as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, September 22nd. Reynolds finished third to lead the Engineers to the 47th annual UMass Dartmouth Invitational title on Saturday. One of two Boynton Hillers in the top 10, Reynolds’ five-mile time of 25:10.80 was .26 off of second place.
Colleen Mullins of the volleyball team has been named as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, September 15th. Mullins hit a blistering .533 in the Engineers 2019 Harrington Auditorium debut versus Elms. The senior, who only needed to play in two sets, finished with eight kills in 15 attempts and was joined with no errors by fellow co-captain Abbie Gilbert, and Sarah Kwatinetz.
Bryce Wade from the football team has been tabbed as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, September 15th. Wade connected on two field goals, including the game winner from 26 yards out with 3:52 left, to lift WPI (2-0) to a 6-3 win over No. 19 RPI to capture the Transit Trophy for the first time since 2016. In addition to his season-best boot, the junior added a 25-yarder to get the Crimson and Gray on the board first with 4:24 left in the initial period.
Leah Beauton from the soccer team has been honored as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, September 8th. Beauton bookended a trio of goals in a span of 4:13 as the WPI women's soccer team earned its first win over Trinity in the four-year history of the series with a 3-2 triumph Sunday afternoon at Alumni Stadium.
Connor Field of the football team has been selected as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, September 8th. Field rolled up a career-high 117 yards and tied his career-best of two touchdowns as WPI defeated city rival Worcester State Friday night. Both led or tied for the NEWMAC best in Week 1.
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 1st. O’Sullivan had a stick in all three goals Friday night’s 3-0 shutout at Nichols. After finding the back of the cage in the first and second period, O’Sullivan assisted on the final tally in the fourth.
Mark Calnan from the soccer team has been named as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, September 1st. Calnan scored the initial goal in a 4-0 triumph over city-rival Worcester State Friday night. Of his 10 career markers, eight have been game-winners.
Gabi, who earned first team accolades from the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) and played in the organization's senior bowl, was the inaugural NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 and moved up to the All-NEWMAC first team in after spending the last two on the second following a 10-6-2 campaign in 2019. The co-captain completed the regular season ranked second in save percentage in 940 minutes played in NEWMAC matches that featured a career-high 19 stops in a 2-2 tie versus MIT. Four of Gabi’s six shutouts were in conference play, including a double OT draw at Wellesley. For her career, Gabi posted a 35-14-9 record with 24 shutouts and shared seven more while boasting a 0.63 goals against average in 60 starts and 64 games played. Gabi also made 238 saves in nearly 5518 minutes of action. The senior also went 19-9-6, which included an 8-1-1 record in 2016, in NEWMAC regular season contests. The Engineers won, and hosted, their first-ever conference tournament game that saw Gabi register a 1-0 shutout of Springfield en route to their first-ever NEWMAC tournament title with a 3-1 win over MIT. A week later in the NCAA tournament, Gabi made eight saves in a scoreless draw with Trinity at William Smith.
Jack, a three-time Google Cloud Academic All-America, capped his outstanding career in the pool by earning silver in 100-yard backstroke and bronze in 200-yard backstroke at 2019 NCAA Division III Championships in Greensboro, NC. In all, Jack is a seven-time CSCAA All-America, including as part sixth place 200-yard medley relay in 2017 and three honorable mention relays. The 2016 NEWMAC Rookie of the Year shared Swimmer of the Year honors in 2017 while earning top billing at this year's conference championship, which was held in the Sports & Recreation Center. In addition to a number of NEWMAC titles and runner up finishes, Jack owns the 100 back and 200 back championship and open records, and is part of the 400-yard medley championship record foursome. Individually, Jack owns all three WPI backstroke records and is on the wall as part of the 200-yard and 400-yard medley relays. The four-time department award winner aimed to spread awareness about sustainable housing in Australia for his IQP. Bauer has also been recognized by the NEWMAC and CSCAA, which also considers performance in the pool, for his work in the classroom. He was the vice president of the Chemical Engineering Society, social chairman of Tau Beta Pi, and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha.
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.
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 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, 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.