INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Last month the conference announced the six institutional nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. This afternoon the NCAA released the conference honorees and the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) is pleased to announce our selections of Ama Biney of WPI and Zoe Rubinstein of Smith College as our representatives. Selection of the conference honorees are selected by vote of the 11 NEWMAC Athletic Directors. The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors student-athletes based on academics, athletics, service and leadership.
Northampton, MA --- Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) recorded a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds to propel the second-seeded WPI women's basketball team to a 64-56 overtime win against third-seeded Babson in a NEWMAC Tournament semifinal on Saturday, February 24 at Ainsworth Gymnasium on the campus of Smith College.
The WPI basketball and football teams, as well as the entire athletic department, mourn the loss of venerable PA announcer William M. “Bill” Gibbons who passed away June 5 following a recent bout with cancer. The longtime educator and coach was an icon in the Central Mass. basketball and tennis communities.
Westwood, MA --- For the third consecutive year WPI finished second in the Men’s NEWMAC Presidents Cup standings while the women placed third, as announced at the conference's annual meetings by WPI President Laurie Leshin along with NEWMAC President and WPI Director of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics Dana L. Harmon.
WORCESTER – The WPI athletic department recently honored all of its 20 varsity teams which encompasses over 600 student-athletes at its annual awards banquet. During the festivities, 11 student-athletes were presented with major awards. These accolades highlight some of the best varsity student-athletes at WPI who excel both in the classroom and in their respective sports.
Thank you to all who supported WPI’s first-ever Goat Nation Giving Challenge! 544 alumni donors helped raise $30,860 for the WPI Fund for Athletics, making the challenge a resounding success. These gifts will allow us to continue to provide the newest equipment, dedicated training spaces, top-notch coaches, and more for our student-athletes. Because of your support, WPI Athletics will continue to soar to new levels of greatness.
WORCESTER – Women’s Basketball seniors Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) and Madison Beck (Syracuse, NY), as well as Men’s Basketball senior Chris Rodgers (Franklin, MA) have garnered postseason honors from the Worcester Area College Basketball Association, as announced Wednesday in the Telegram & Gazette. Voters included sports information directors or primary contacts from each of the nine NCAA schools in Worcester County, including Division I Holy Cross and Division II Assumption, as well as members of the local media. Biney repeated as a first team selection while Beck and Rodgers landed on their respective second teams.
Springfield, MA --- Madison Beck (Syracuse, NY) has been selected to represent WPI at the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Senior All-Star Classic that will be held March 24th at 1pm on Senda Berenson Court inside Smith's Ainsworth Gym.
WORCESTER -- WPI senior Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) has been named to the D3hoops.com and New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) All-Region Second Teams. The guard was a NEWBA first team selection and D3hoops second team honoree a year ago.
Westwood, MA --- WPI senior Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) shared NEWMAC Athlete of the Year accolades, repeated as NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Year and became a three-time All-Conference first team selection, as voted upon by the head coaches following the regular season.
Northampton, MA --- MIT junior Kara Holinski (Livonia, MI) was named Most Outstanding Player as the Engineers defeated WPI, 54-50, in the NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Championship game Sunday on Senda Berenson Court in Smith’s Ainsworth Gym.
Northampton, MA --- Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) recorded a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds to propel the second-seeded WPI women's basketball team to a 64-56 overtime win against third-seeded Babson in a NEWMAC Tournament semifinal on Saturday afternoon at Ainsworth Gymnasium on the campus of Smith College.
WORCESTER – WPI senior Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) has earned her fifth Academic All-District selection, as voted upon by CoSIDA members from Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The 2016 Softball Academic All-America once again advances to the national ballot.
WORCESTER -- Meg Donovan (Abington, MA), Maura Buckley (Melrose, MA) and Stasha Greenalch (Newington, CT) all reached double figures to propel second-seeded WPI past seventh-seeded Coast Guard 72-42 in a NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal contest play Wednesday in Harrington Auditorium.
This week, WPI senior guard Ama Biney will play her final game at Harrington Auditorium, her home gym for the last four fantastic years of Engineers basketball and the court where she also enjoyed much postseason success playing for Holy Name High.
WORCESTER – Senior Madison Beck (Syracuse, NY) shared game-best honors with 16 points and sophomore Alana Keating (Leominster, MA) tied her career high with 10 points as WPI defeated Emerson 58-47 to earn a share of the NEWMAC Women’s Basketball regular season crown Saturday in Harrington Auditorium.
WORCESTER -- Madison Beck (Syracuse, NY) and Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) combined for 35 of WPI’s 67 points as Women’s Basketball closed out a 67-60 win over NEWMAC foe Wellesley in the annual Play for Kay game in Harrington Auditorium this Valentine’s Day.
Westwood, MA --- Eleven WPI winter student-athletes garnered NEWMAC Academic All-Conference status for the third time as 20 more were also recognized for carrying a 3.5 GPA or better. Men’s Swimming & Diving totaled 13 selections, followed by Women’s Swimming & Diving with 12. Women’s Basketball featured four selections and Men’s Basketball netted a pair.
WORCESTER – Senior Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) scored seven of WPI’s 12 points in the decisive third quarter as the Engineers pulled away with a 54-38 NEWMAC Women’s Basketball victory at Clark Saturday inside the Kneller Center.
Babson Park, MA --- Sophomore Alana Keating (Leominster, MA) scored a career-high 10 points as part of a 25-6 WPI run to close out Babson, 52-43, in a key NEWMAC Women’s Basketball matchup Wednesday night in Staake Gymnasium.
Westwood, MA --- WPI senior Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) has earned her seventh career NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Offensive Athlete of the Week honor, as announced Monday. It is the second consecutive basketball season Biney has been recognized on five occasions.
WORCESTER -- Madison Beck led all scorers with 18 points and added a key steal in the waning seconds as WPI collected a hard-earned 61-54 victory over visiting MIT in a NEWMAC women’s basketball contest played Saturday afternoon in Harrington Auditorium. With the victory, WPI improves to 16-5 on the season and 9-3 in conference play while MIT dips to 12-8 overall and 8-5 in NEWMAC action.
WORCESTER -- Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) put on a clinic in the fourth quarter, grabbing two clutch rebounds, muscling the ball away from a Smith scorer and netting the game-clinching free throw in the waning seconds to secure an all too close 52-50 win for WPI in a key NEWMAC Women’s Basketball showdown with the Pioneers Wednesday night in Harrington Auditorium. The Engineers and Smith are now deadlocked at 15-5 on the season and 8-3 in conference play.
Springfield, MA --- Junior Chelsea McAlliser (Baltimore, VT) scored 19 points and sophomore Emily Jacques (Auburn, ME) added 14 as host Springfield defeated WPI, 56-44, in a key NEWMAC Women’s Basketball showdown Wednesday night in Blake Arena. Gracie Restituyo (Barrington, RI) hauled in 15 boards - 11 defensive - for the Pride starters.
WORCESTER – Stasha Greenalch (Newington, CT) and Madison Beck (Syracuse, NY) combined for 28 points, including 13 in the second half, as WPI raced past Wheaton, 65-48, in a NEWMAC Women’s Basketball matchup Saturday afternoon in Harrington Auditorium.