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Sports Shorts for May 4, 2015: A weekly wrap-up of MIT varsity athletics

Women’s Lacrosse, Baseball, and Men’s Tennis win NEWMAC titles; Virdi breaks NCAA high jump record.
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MIT Women's Lacrosse won the NEWMAC Championship.
MIT Women's Lacrosse won the NEWMAC Championship.
MIT Men's Tennis won the NEWMAC Championship.
MIT Men's Tennis won the NEWMAC Championship.
MIT Baseball won the NEWMAC Championship.
MIT Baseball won the NEWMAC Championship.
Junior Cirman Virdi
Junior Cirman Virdi
Photo: Patrick Barragan

Overall and Conference Records (as of May 4, 2015)
Baseball: 24-11 (13-4 NEWMAC)
Men’s Basketball: 18-8 (10-4 NEWMAC)
Women’s Basketball: 11-15 (7-9 NEWMAC)
Men’s Fencing: 12-12 (8-2 NFC)
Women’s Fencing: 18-9 (9-3 NFC)
Field Hockey: 12-5 (5-3 NEWMAC)
Football: 10-1 (7-0 NEFC)
Men’s Lacrosse: 12-5 (5-2 NEWMAC)
Women’s Lacrosse: 16-2 (7-1 NEWMAC)
Rifle: 17-8
Men’s Soccer: 8-7-3 (3-4 NEWMAC)
Women’s Soccer: 15-5-2 (9-0-1 NEWMAC)
Softball: 27-8 (16-2 NEWMAC)
Squash: 9-8
Men’s Swimming and Diving: 6-1 (3-0 NEWMAC)
Women’s Swimming and Diving: 7-1 (4-0 NEWMAC)
Men’s Tennis: 15-4 (5-1 NEWMAC)
Women’s Tennis: 15-5 (8-0 NEWMAC)
Men’s Volleyball: 18-11 (2-6 UVC)
Women’s Volleyball: 28-6 (9-1 NEWMAC)
Water Polo: 15-17 (4-8 CWPA)

Current National Rankings
#5 – Women’s Outdoor Track and Field
#5 – Men’s Lightweight Crew
#8 – Women’s Lightweight Crew
#13 – Women’s Sailing
#13 – Women’s Tennis
#19 – Coed Sailing

General News
4/27 - NEWMAC announces spring Academic All-Conference Awards

5/3 - MIT claims NEWMAC baseball title with 5-4 win over Wheaton
5/2 - MIT splits with Wheaton to set up championship game on Sunday
4/30 - Coach Barlow previews the NEWMAC Baseball Championship
4/29 - MIT edges Rhode Island College, 3-2
4/28 - MIT holds off Wesleyan, 8-5
4/27 - Tew earns second NEWMAC Player of the Week Award

Men’s Heavyweight Crew
5/2 - Tech competes in Devil’s Lake Challenge

4/30 - Record number of MIT Football student-athletes named to Hampshire Honor Society by the National Football Foundation

Men’s Lacrosse
4/29 - Springfield comes from behind to defeat Men's Lacrosse, 15-9, in NEWMAC semifinals
4/28 - Coach Alessi previews the NEWMAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament

Women’s Lacrosse
5/3 - MIT to face Regis in first round of NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament
5/3 - Women's Lacrosse comes back to defeat Springfield, 11-10, to capture first NEWMAC championship
5/2 - MIT defeats Wellesley, 15-10, to advance to NEWMAC championship

4/27 - Lesh, Zhang collect NEISA Awards 
4/26 - MIT Sailing exhibits strong effort in four races

5/2 - MIT splits pair of games, but knocked out of NEWMAC Tournament
4/28 - Four-run fifth inning lifts WPI past MIT in NEWMAC Tournament opener
4/27 - Coach Williams previews the NEWMAC Softball Tournament
4/27 - Fodor tabbed NEWMAC Co-Pitcher of the Week
4/27 - MIT's Tori Jensen featured in The Boston Globe

Men’s Tennis
5/3 - Men's Tennis edges Babson, 5-4, to win 17th-straight NEWMAC Championship
5/2 - Engineers hold off Coast Guard, 5-1, to advance to NEWMAC Championship
4/29 - Coach Hagymas previews the NEWMAC Tennis Tournament

Men’s Track and Field
5/2 - MIT Men’s Track & Field takes New England DIII title
4/29 - Coach Taylor previews the New England Division III Track and Field Championship

Women’s Track and Field
5/2 - Virdi’s record jump highlights Women’s Track New England DIII Title
4/29 - Coach Taylor previews the New England Division III Track and Field Championship

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