Babson Park, MA --- WPI senior Kelly Johnson is one of two student-athletes that will represent the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in national balloting for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors senior student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
Kelly Johnson had a storied athletic career at Bonny Eagle High and WPI, excelling in softball and field hockey. Her work in the classroom wasn't bad either. Johnson, of Buxton, was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American at-large team on Thursday. She earned first-team honors.
Worcester, MA --- WPI field hockey players Kelly Johnson and Celena Dopart have been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA). Johnson, a senior took home first team honors, while Dopart, a sophomore, garnered third team accolades. Johnson joins Ben Gilde ’09 as WPI’s only three-time Academic All-America.
Worcester, MA --- WPI field hockey student-athletes Kelly Johnson and Celena Dopart have both been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I At-Large first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA). The duo joins diver Morgan Guardino, who snagged second team honors. The pair now advances to the national ballot for All-America consideration.
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.
Chandler, AZ --- 10 WPI field hockey student-athletes have been named to the 2009 Gladiator by SGI / NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. The WPI honorees include senior Kelly Johnson, a four-time winner, junior Meghan Linksey, sophomores Danielle Antonellis, Paige Hanson, Celena Dopart and Katelyn Comeau and freshmen Meghan Farrell, Kristen Nich, Megan Read and Rebecca Sharpe.
Chandler, AZ --- The WPI field hockey program was honored Tuesday with the 2009 Gladiator by SGI / NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award. The Engineers earned the award after being one of 95 programs nationwide to register a GPA of 3.00 or higher this fall. WPI, who is coached by Lisa Moreau, completed the 2009 campaign with a 12-7 record, finishing in a four-way tie for second place in the ultra-competitive NEWMAC.
Worcester, MA --- WPI standout field hockey back Kelly Johnson has been selected to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) New England East Region second team. It marks the second time the senior has been honored as all-region. Johnson was named to the second team as a freshman in 2006. Johnson had the rare distinction of leading WPI this season in both goals (11) and defensive saves (10).
Biddeford, ME --- Eighth-seeded Plymouth State University limited fourth-seeded WPI to just three shots and zero penalty corners on its way to a 3-0 shutout in a semifinal round game of the ECAC New England Championship Sunday afternoon at the University of New England. The Engineers end their standout season at 12-7.
Worcester, MA --- The ECAC Division III New England Field Hockey semifinals scheduled for Saturday at the University of New England have been postponed due to heavy rain. Fourth-seeded WPIs semifinal with eighth-seeded Plymouth State will now be played on Sunday at 2:30pm (note new time). Second-seeded University of New England and sixth-seeded Endicott will now tangle at noon on Sunday.
Babson Park, MA --- A league-best six players on this years NEWMAC All-Academic Team. The six honorees include senior Kelly Johnson, junior Meghan Linskey, and sophomores Danielle Antonellis, Katelyn Comeau, Celena Dopart, and Paige Hanson .
Worcester, MA --- WPI rallied with three goals in less than two minutes late in the second half to defeat visiting New England 3-1 in an ECAC Division III New England field hockey quarterfinal contest on Wednesday evening. The fourth-seeded Engineers, who were making their first ECAC Tournament appearance since 1993, improve to 12-6 on the season. Fifth- seeded NEC sees its season come to an end with a 14-8 mark.
Babson Park, MA --- WPI senior field hockey player Kelly Johnson has been named to the All-NEWMAC first team following voting by conference coaches on Tuesday. It marks the second time in her career that Johnson has been honored by the league after earning Rookie of the Year and second team accolades as a freshman in 2006. Johnson leads the Engineers this season in both goals (10) and defensive saves (nine).
Worcester, MA --- The WPI field hockey team earned its first ECAC Tournament bid since 1993 on Monday when they were seeded fourth in New England Division III Championships. The Engineers will host fifth-seeded New England College Wednesday at 6pm.
Chandler, AZ --- WPI tri-captain Kelly Johnson has been selected to play in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Senior All-Star game. The contest is set to be played on Sunday, November 22nd at 9:30am at NEWMAC member Mount Holyoke. The game is in conjunction with the NCAA Division III semifinals and championships.
Springfield, MA --- The Springfield field hockey team took its first step to defending its conference crown as it used a four-goal second half to defeat WPI in a NEWMAC Tournament Quarterfinal on Saturday. Fifth-seeded WPI sees its record dip to 11-6. The Engineers, who were in a four-way for second place in the NEWMAC, await word a week from Monday on a possible ECAC bid.
Babson Park, MA --- Junior Meghan Linskey scored the game-winning goal with 3:56 left in regulation to lift the visiting WPI field hockey team to a stunning 3-2 victory over host Babson College in the final game of the NEWMAC regular season Tuesday night. Allie Griffin started and made seven saves in the first half, while Elizabeth Ray entered the game to start the second half and stopped 11 shots.
Springfield, MA --- Springfield wasted no time scoring the first goal of the game just 1:50 in the contest. On the games first penalty corner, WPI netminder Allie Griffin made an initial save on Karah Healds shot on the doorstep. Becca Gamble collected the rebound and beat Griffin between the legs for what would prove to be the game winner. Elizabeth Ray played the final 35 minutes for the Engineers, allowing one goal and making one save.
Worcester, MA --- Senior Jackie McDonough highlighted Senior Night by registering a goal and an assist to lift host WPI to a 5-1 victory over Smith in NEWMAC field hockey action on Tuesday evening. The contest marked the final regular season home game for seniors McDonough, Allie Griffin, Elizabeth Ray, Kelly Johnson and Meganne Chiasson, as well as manager, Amanda Martori.
Worcester, MA --- Callie Lekas, Whitney Reid, and Dana Trail all converted penalty strokes to propel visiting Wellesley to a 3-2 victory over WPI in a NEWMAC conference field hockey contest on Tuesday evening. Kelly Johnson led the way for the Engineers with two goals. Allie Griffin (Billerica, MA) had seven stops in the first half and Elizabeth Ray turned away four shots in the second stanza and the two overtimes.
Sophomore forward Sasha Marokhovsky of Upton, who was second in scoring last fall for the WPI field hockey team, has made her presence felt this season with a game-winning goal in WPIs upset of Union College. Sashas speed and stickwork always require the defense to be at the ready, said WPI head coach Lisa Moreau, whose roster also includes freshman forward Megan Read of Wrentham.
South Hadley, MA --- After playing to a 1-1 tie after regulation and two 15 minute overtime periods, the WPI field hockey team prevailed in a penalty strokeoff competition to secure a thrilling 2-1 triumph over NEWMAC foe Mount Holyoke this afternoon at the Mount Holyoke Turf Field. Trailing 1-0 with just over three minutes remaining in regulation, the Engineers tied the game when Meghan Linskey knocked home a feed from Maggie Wigley.
Worcester, MA --- The Wheaton College and WPI field hockey teams played to a one-goal decision for the fourth time in five years on Tuesday, as the Engineers picked up a 1-0 victory during NEWMAC action on Clark Field. In the 25th minute, WPI freshman Maggie Wigley pushed a penalty-corner entry pass to sophomore Celena Dopart whose stick stop set up Johnson's drive into the lower left of the cage at 25:09.
Worcester, MA --- Three different Clark players tallied first half goals to help the visiting Cougars defeat WPI 4-1 Saturday morning in a NEWMAC field hockey contest played at a rainy Alumni Stadium. With the result, Clark moves to 4-3 overall and 1-0 in conference play while WPI falls to 7-3 on the season and 1-1 in the NEWMAC.
Worcester, MA --- The forecast for heavy afternoon rain and thunderstorms has resulted in two time changes for Saturday events. The home field hockey game with Clark will now begin at 10am, while the women's soccer road game at Clark is now scheduled for 11am. The contests originally were slated to start at 1pm and 2pm respectively.
Dudley, MA --- The Nichols College field hockey team remained unbeaten with a 2-1 home victory over WPI Tuesday evening. The Bison set a program record with their 10th consecutive victory,eclipsing the previous record set in 1996. Meghan Linksey scored in the 60th minute of the game for the Engineers off a feed from Jackie McDonough. Goalkeeper Allie Griffin stopped 11 shots in the loss.
Worcester, MA --- Senior Kelly Johnson scored the equalizer with just 1:26 to go in regulation and Celena Dopart broke the deadlock with the game-winner 4:05 into overtime to give WPI a thrilling 2-1 victory over visiting MIT in NEWMAC Field Hockey action on Saturday afternoon. The win gives WPI its first conference win of the season (1-0), improving to 7-1 overall. MIT falls to 7-2, 0-1 in the conference.
Worcester, MA --- Danielle Antonellis registered the decisive stroke to help WPI beat Worcester State this evening, 5-4 in penalty strokes. After both teams could not find the back of the in 30 minutes of overtimes, both teams missed their first two attempts in the stroke period. Megan Read found the cage first on the WPI's third try before WSC tied it in the fourth round setting up the stage for Antonellis' heroics.
Babson Park MA --- Tri-captain Kelly Johnson has been selected NEWMAC Field Hockey Player of the Week. Johnson, a back, delivered both of WPIs goals in a 2-0 road win at Becker.
The senior collected her two goals on corners to help the Crimson and Gray win their sixth game in seven tries this fall. Assisting on both tallies were Maggie Wigley, who had the insertion and Celena Dopart with the stick stop.
Leicester, MA --- The combination of Maggie Wigley, Celena Dopart and Kelly Johnson combined for a pair of second half goals off of penalty corners to help spark WPI to a 2-0 victory over host Becker in non-conference field hockey action on Thursday afternoon. The Engineers, the winners of three straight, see their record improve to 5-1 while the Hawks dip to 1-5.