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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.
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MIT Women's Lacrosse won the NEWMAC Championship.
MIT Men's Tennis won the NEWMAC Championship.
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MIT Men's Tennis won the NEWMAC Championship.
MIT Baseball won the NEWMAC Championship.
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MIT Baseball won the NEWMAC Championship.
Junior Cirman Virdi
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Junior Cirman Virdi
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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

Baseball
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

Football
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

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

Softball
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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