WORCESTER – Members of the Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) have come together to express their thoughts on legendary Tennessee women’s basketball head coach Pat Summitt following her passing earlier this week.
Worcester, MA-- The WPI athletic department recently honored all of its 20 varsity teams which encompasses nearly 600 student-athletes at its annual awards banquet. During the festivities, twelve student-athletes were presented with major awards. These accolades highlight some of the best varsity student-athletes at WPI. These awards are presented to student-athletes who excel both in the classroom and in their respective sports.
Scranton, PA --- Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year Bridgette Mann (Canadensis, PA) totaled a game-high 18 points to lead No. 3 Scranton to a 67-42 victory over WPI in the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship First Round at the John Long Center.
Worcester, MA --- The WPI women's basketball team will travel to Scranton, PA for the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship. The Engineers will face the host Lady Royals in a double header on Friday. The other game features Marymount (VA) and Cabrini with the advancing teams meeting on Saturday.
Babson Park, MA --- Sophomore Stasha Greenalch (Newington, CT) delivered the game-winning layup with 7.3 seconds left to lift WPI to a 60-59 victory over Babson in the 2016 NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Championship game Sunday afternoon at Staake Gymnasium.
Babson Park, MA --- The WPI women’s basketball team used a stifling defense that limited Coast Guard to single digit scoring in the first three quarters as the second-seeded Engineers defeated the third-seed Bears 48-32 in a NEWMAC Tournament semifinal contest played at Babson on Saturday evening.
WORCESTER – Junior Priscilla Dunphy poured in 17 points and sophomore Maura Buckley added 10 rebounds as second-seeded WPI advanced to the NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Championship Semifinals with a 54-47 victory over seventh-seeded Smith Wednesday in Harrington Auditorium.
BOSTON – The NEWMAC released its 2015-16 Academic All-Conference award winners in the sports of men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s swimming & diving, and women’s swimming & diving Tuesday. Highlighting the selections were three-time honorees Mark Overdevest (Morrinsville, New Zealand) from men’s basketball, Nathan Hughes (Arlington, VA) from men’s swimming & diving and Kate Gillis (Needham, MA) and Veronica Nikolaki (Athens, Greece) from women’s swimming and diving.
Boston, MA --- Elizabeth Horan highlighted three Emerson players in double figures scoring as the host Lions defeated playoff bound WPI 59-48 in a NEWMAC women’s basketball contest played Saturday afternoon.
WORCESTER – Sophomore Stasha Greenalch (Newington, CT), senior Lisa Mendez (Yonkers, NY) and junior Sarah Rogers (Colchester, CT) combined to score 22 of 25 WPI bench points in a 51-43 home victory over Coast Guard Wednesday night in a NEWMAC women’s basketball matchup in Harrington Auditorium.
WORCESTER — Bill Gibbons Sr. was a freshman at Clark when athletic director Russ Granger asked him if he would like to help out with the Clark Tournament, the area’s eminent high school boys’ basketball tourney that was then in its 15th year. Gibbons’ first tasks included bringing oranges and towels to the players’ lockers in old Alumni Gym at halftime and after the games.
When Chris Bartley took over the WPI men’s program in 2001, the Engineers had lost 27 straight games. Make that 28 when the Engineers fell in Bartley’s WPI debut at Framingham State. A few days later, WPI beat Curry and Richie Burns and Bob Tupper, best friends and longtime co-workers in WPI’s facilities department, were among the “six or seven fans,” as Bartley remembers it, inside Harrington Auditorium to witness it.
Norton, MA --- Wheaton canned all six of its free throws in the final 1:37 to finish the game on a 6-0 run and defeat visiting WPI 64-60 in a NEWMAC women’s basketball contest played on Saturday afternoon. The Lyons up their overall record to 17-7 on the season and 10-5 in conference play while the Engineers dip to 20-3 overall and 12-2 in NEWMAC action.
WORCESTER – WPI sophomore Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District I women’s basketball team as voted upon by sports information directors from Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The guard now advances to the national ballot for CoSIDA Academic All-America consideration.
WORCESTER – Junior Giovanna Pickering, senior Linnett Graber and senior Marissa Cicchetti combined for 34 points as visiting Babson handed the WPI women’s basketball team its first NEWMAC setback of the season with a 62-51 victory Wednesday night in Harrington Auditorium.
WORCESTER – Senior Haili Welton (Southbury, CT) poured in a career-high 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting with two 3-pointers and a pair of free throws to lead WPI past visiting Springfield, 59-50, Saturday in a NEWMAC women’s basketball matchup in Harrington Auditorium.
Northampton, MA --- WPI held off host Smith, 59-56, and set the program record for most consecutive wins Wednesday in a NEWMAC women’s basketball contest on Senda Berenson Court inside historic Ainsworth Gymnasium.
WORCESTER – Priscilla Dunphy amassed a career-best 18 points to propel the WPI women’s basketball team to its 16th straight victory as the hosts defeated visiting MIT 54-35 in a NEWMAC women’s basketball contest played on Saturday evening.
South Hadley, MA --- Led by points from 10 different players, the WPI women's basketball team came away with a 59-29 victory over Mount Holyoke on Wednesday in NEWMAC action. With the victory, the Engineers move to 17-1 and remain perfect in conference play at 9-0. The Lyons slip to 0-18 overall and 0-10 in the NEWMAC.
WORCESTER -- In a contest that saw ten ties and four lead changes, visiting WPI closed the game on a 10-4 run over the final four minutes and the Engineers escaped with a hard-fought 63-57 win over Clark University in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Kneller Athletic Center.
WORCESTER – WPI sophomore Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) has been tabbed the Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Player of the Week. It is the third consecutive honor for the local product.
New London, CT ---Senior Lisa Mendez spearheaded a 10-0 second half run as WPI remained unbeaten in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play and won its 13th traight beating Coast Guard 58-45. Mendez had back-to-back old fashion 3-point plays in the final 45 seconds of the third quarter turning a 31-29 deficit into a 35-31 lead after three.
WORCESTER – WPI’s bench outscored Smith 29-7 en route to a 65-48 victory Thursday night in a NEWMAC women’s basketball contest in Harrington Auditorium. The Engineers (14-1, 6-0 NEWMAC) have now won 12 consecutive games to tie the 1995-96 team for the second longest winning streak in program history while the Pioneers slip to 5-8 on the season and 2-4 in league play.
WORCESTER – WPI’s Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) has been named the NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. She squared off with last week’s co-honoree Kiley Shoemaker on Saturday en route to the accolade.
WORCESTER – Haili Welton’s layup with 4:17 remaining snapped a 43-43 stalemate and host WPI pulled away with a 56-46 victory over Wheaton in a NEWMAC women’s basketball matchup Saturday afternoon in Harrington Auditorium.
Wellesley, MA --- Three WPI players scored in double-figures, led by a game-high 14 points from sophomore Ama Biney, as the Engineers raced to a 67-35 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory over Wellesley College basketball on Wednesday evening at Gracia Mangano Martore '73 Court.