WPI President Dennis Berkey and members of the WPI Board of Trustees, along with the Moonraker 2.0 robot, broke ground today for a 145,000-square-foot sports and recreation center. The new center will be built into the hillside at the west end of the WPI Quadrangle and is designed to meet LEED certification standards. The facility is scheduled to open in August 2012.
Cape Cod, MA --- WPI men’s basketball player Jeffery Robinson has been selected to the All-ECAC New England third team. It’s the third honor for the junior in the last two week as the junior garnered first team All-NEWMAC honors and second team All-D3hoops.com Northeast region accolades. Robinson is the first Engineer to be honored as an All-ECAC player since Antoine Coleman grabbed first team honors in 2008.
Minneapolis, MN --- WPI men’s basketball player Jeffery Robinson has been named second team All-Northeast region by D3hoops.com. Robinson is the first Engineer to be honored as an all-region player by D3hoops.com since Antoine Coleman garnered first team honors in 2008. Robinson led the Engineers in scoring (19.3 ppg), free throw percentage (83.4%), 3-pointers made (54) and 3-point percentage (40.6%).
Springfield, MA --- The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today that Ken Kaufman has been named Chair of the Bob Cousy Award Committee. Kaufman, former head coach at WPI and former president of the NABC, will serve as the primary consultant to the Hall of Fame in regard to the annual award that recognizes college basketball's top point guard.
Worcester, MA --- For over three decades, WPI's Harrington Auditorium has been the proud host of the Central Mass Boys and Girls Basketball Semifinals and Championship games for Division I, II and III. 18 games in seven days will kick off on Sunday, February 28th and culminate with a single championship contest on Friday March 5th and five championship tilts on Saturday March 6th.
Babson Park, MA --- A pair of New Hampshire natives represent WPI on the 2009-2010 NEWMAC Men's Basketball All-Academic team. Junior Ben Etten receives the honor for the second straight season, while Matt Carr earns his first academic accolade from the conference. WPI joined conference regular season champion MIT as the only NEWMAC institution with multiple student-athletes named to the squad.
Babson Park, MA --- A pair of WPI Men's basketball players received postseason awards from the NEWMAC on Tuesday. Jeffery Robinson received first team honors, while Kyle Nadeau was named to the all-NEWMAC second team. Robinson led the Engineers in scoring (19.3 ppg) free throw percentage (83.4%), 3-pointers made (54) and 3-point percentage (40.6%).
Cambridge, MA --- WPI Men's Basketball's quest for the 2010 NEWMAC Tournament title ended Sunday afternoon with a 74-68 loss to fifth-seeded Clark in the conference's championship game played at MIT. With the win, the Cougars secure an automatic berth in the upcoming NCAA Division III Tournament while WPI holds out hope for at-large bid and the opportunity to play in its seventh straight NCAA Tournament.
The WPI basketball teams will each play Sunday in the championship games of their respective NEWMAC Tournaments. The third-seeded men faced fifth-seeded Clark at noon at MIT while the second-seeded women take on top seed and host Babson at 1pm. If you can't make it out to either Babson Park or Cambridge, you can follow both games on live video or live stats.
Cambridge, MA --- Classmates Kyle Nadeau and Jeffrey Robinson combined for 42 points to propel No. 3 seed WPI to a 73-50 victory over No. 2 Springfield College in a NEWMAC men's basketball semifinal played at MIT. With the win, the Engineers advance to their fifth NEWMAC Championship game in their last six years, and will play No. 5 seed Clark, a surprise 71-59 winner over top-seeded host MIT in the day's first semifinal.
Worcetser, MA --- The WPI basketball teams will each play Saturday at 3pm in their respective NEWMAC Tournament semifinals. The second-seeded women faced sixth-seeded Wellesley at Babson while the third-seeded men take on second-seeded Springfield at MIT. If you can't make it out to either Babson Park or Cambridge, you can follow both games on live video or live stats.
Worcester, MA --- WPI scored 18 of the game’s first 20 points but needed five free throws in the final 12 seconds to hold off visiting Coast Guard 76-71 in a NEWMAC Tournament quarterfinal contest played Wednesday evening. With the victory, third-seeded WPI (19-6) advances to Saturday’s semifinals at MIT, where they will face second-seeded Springfield at 3pm.
Worcester, MA --- Kyle Nadeau's eight-foot leaner with 1.5 seconds remaining gave host WPI a dramatic 75-73 victory over cross-town rival Clark Saturday afternoon. Lone senior Bennett Lessard hauled in a game-best seven boards in a game that featured only 52 rebounds amongst both teams. With the win, WPI earns the third seed in next week’s NEWMAC Tournament and will host sixth-seeded Coast Guard in a quarterfinal on Wednesday.
Worcester, MA --- Kyle Nadeau netted a team-high 16 points in the first half and Matt Carr, Fernando Perez, and Craig Melillo each registered six points off the bench for the Crimson and Gray but it was not enough as Springfield defeated host WPI 70-50 in an important NEWMAC men’s basketball contest on Wednesday evening. WPI, ranked 10th in the latest NCAA Division III Northeast rankings, falls to 17-6 overall and 6-5 in the conference.
Worcester, MA --- The WPI basketball teams will be taking part in their annual "Pink Zone" event during their home twinbill on Wednesday, February 17th. The men's team will be entertaining Springfield at 5:30pm while the women host MIT at 7:30pm. The Pink Zone initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness.
Worcester, MA --- Jerome Stewart led all players with a season-best 17 points to lift host WPI to a 64-49 victory over Babson in a NEWMAC mens basketball conference contest on Saturday afternoon. With the win, WPI ups its record to 17-5 overall and 6-4 in conference play, assuring itself a home game in the NEWMAC quarterfinals. Babson falls to 9-14 on the season and 2-9 in NEWMAC action.
New London, CT --- Kyle Nadeau led all scorers with 15 points as he hit five of eight from 3-point range and the Engineers shot 62.5 percent from behind the arc leading WPI to a 62-48 win over Coast Guard in a NEWMAC game. Jeffrey Robinson added 14 points Ben Etten added 13 points and a game-high nine rebounds for the Engineers, who outrebounded Coast Guard 45-30.
Worcester, MA --- Wednesday's winter storm has forced the postponements of three WPI Athletics events to Thursday. The Men's Basketball contest at Coast Guard and Women's Basketball game at Mount Holyoke will remain 7pm starts while Wrestling will now have a 8pm start time for its match versus Roger Williams. For updated schedule information, follow us on Twitter at @WPIAthletics.
Babson Park, MA --- For the second time this season, WPI junior Jeffrey Robinson has earned NEWMAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors. Robinson, the NEWMAC's leading scorer, netted 21 of his game-best 26 points in the first half on Saturday afternoon to help pace WPI to a 93-61 victory over Wheaton. The guard also grabbed the award back on November 30th.
Worcester, MA --- Juniors Jeffrey Robinson and Kyle Nadeau combined for 33 first half points to propel WPI to a 93-61 triumph over visiting Wheaton in NEWMAC mens basketball action on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Fernando Perez tallied 14 of his 16 points in the second half while classmate Matt Carr collected his first career double-double.
There is plenty of exciting WPI athletics action on tap for Saturday. Five teams have home contests on Saturday as crunch time approaches for the winter sport squads. Saturday marks the final home contests for Wrestling and Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving. All three teams face Bridgewater State with wrestling on campus at noon in Alumni Gym and the swim meet at Clark beginning at 1pm. If basketball is your game, Harrington Auditorium is the place to be. Men's Basketball gets things started at 1pm versus rival Wheaton while Women's Basketball faces NEWMAC unbeaten Babson at 3pm. At the doubleheader, the two programs will honor the memory of Mary Chatfield and welcome many children from Big Brothers-Big Sisters.
Worcester, MA --- WPI men's basketball student-athlete Ben Etten has been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA). Etten, who now advances to the national ballot for All-American consideration, is one of five players who were selected to the first team in the College Division, which is comprised of NCAA Division II and III and NAIA programs in New England, New York and Eastern Canada.
Worcester, MA --- Noel Hollingsworth led all players with 21 points to pace nationally-ranked MIT to a hard-fought 74-66 victory over host WPI in a NEWMAC mens basketball contest on Saturday afternoon. After WPI had rattled off six straight points to draw within three at 67-64 with just under a minute remaining, Hollingsworth calmly drained a layup to beat the shot clock and the visitors canned 5-of-6 free throws in the final 20 seconds.
Babson Park, MA --- Babson used a suffocating defensive effort en route to a 72-58 victory over visiting WPI in a NEWMAC men's basketball contest at Staake Gymnasium on Wednesday night. Jeffrey Robinson scored 19 second half points and Fernando Perez grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds for the Engineers, who dropped to 14-4 overall and 3-3 in the NEWMAC.
Saturday promises to be an exciting day at WPI. Both the Men's and Women's Basketball teams play important homes while both programs will be having their alumni games. The men's alumni game is at 10am while the women's alumni game starts at 10:45am. Action continues at 1pm whem the WPI men face MIT and at 3pm when the WPI women take on Clark.
Springfield, MA --- Jeffrey Robinson scored a career-high 35 points to lead his WPI men's basketball team to a hard-fought 86-68 victory over Springfield College in a NEWMAC game this afternoon at SC's Blake Arena. With the win, WPI is now 14-3 overall, and 3-2 in the NEWMAC. Springfield falls to 7-10 overall, and 3-2 in league play.
Worcester, MA --- The Engineers had four players reach double figures and held host Clark to 36 percent shooting en route to a 67-57 win over Clark in NEWMAC action Tuesday night. Jeffery Robinson posted a game-high 17 points while Fernando Perez contributed 12. Kyle Nadeau added 11 points, including 3-for-6 shooting behind the arc and Jerome Stewart chipped in 10 points.
Raw. It's the word both Bennett Lessard and Chris Bartley, Worcester Polytechnic Institute men's basketball coach, use to describe Lessard's ability when he arrived on campus as a freshman. Now, a few other words come to mind when Bartley talks about his 6-foot-8 center and Messalonskee High School alum. "I think he's the best low post defender in our conference," Bartley said.
Worcester, MA --- WPI got its first NEWMAC win of the year with a 68-53 triumph over visiting Coast Guard on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers were lead by Jeffrey Robinson and Fernando Perez teamed up for 28 points. Kyle Nadeau chipped in nine points and game-highs of four assists and three steals. Sophomore forward Jerome Stewart added eight points and six boards for the hosts.
Cambridge, MA --- Four players in double figures, led by sophomore Billy Bender with 17 points, helped MIT secure a 76-53 win over visiting WPI in NEWMAC men's basketball action on Wednesday night. MIT improves to 14-1 and 2-0 in NEWMAC play. WPI falls to 11-3 (0-2 NEWMAC). Fernando Perez was the only WPI player to score in double-figures, finishing with 10.