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Baseball plays rival Union four-game series

For second weekend in a row, Engineers pick up sole win of series in final matchup

JUNIOR PITCHER JARED JENSEN DELIVERS a pitch to the plate in a game against Skidmore College. The Engineers faced off against the Union College Dutchmen for four games over the weekend. Jensen started the first game Sunday, going six and two thirds innings, giving up five earned runs. Jensen is 1-3 on the season with a 4.78 ERA.

On Saturday, April 12, RPI baseball hosted Union College for a doubleheader of Liberty League action. This matchup looked to be a good one as RPI entered the weekend with a record of 14-6 while Union began the series 9-4-1. … Continue reading

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PSS: wins all around the track

ON SATURDAY, APRIL 12, RPI HOSTED the Upstate Classic at Harkness Track. The Engineers left the event with eight first place victories; five men and three women were first in their respective events. For the men’s team, RPI grabbed the top three spots in the 1,500-meter event. Sophomore Bobby Parker placed first coming in at 3:58.16, followed by freshman Benjamin Fazio with a time of 3:58.48, and senior Sean Quinn with a time of 4:00.99. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase freshman Brian Crowley finished at 10:10.40 seizing the first place spot. First place wins in the field events include: senior captain Stephen Silber in the high jump at 1.98 meters, senior Zac Borrelli in the shot put with 15.32 meters, and junior Tyler Yeastedt in the discus at 48.94 meters. The women’s team also had several wins. In the 100 meter hurdles, freshman Vicky Buehler had a winning time of 16.03. Senior captain Cheryl Tran grabbed the first place spot in the high jump with 1.58 meters, and graduate student Lydia Frangos captured the hammer throw at 54.57 meters.
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Athletes of the Week

This week’s picks: Bobby Parker, Benjamin Fazio, Sean Quinn, Brian Crowley, and Joe Livote

This week’s athletes of the week are outdoor track’s sophomore Bobby Parker, freshman Benjamin Fazio, senior Sean Quinn, freshman Brian Crowley, and senior Joe Livote. These five student athletes combined for the top three spots in the 1,500-meter run and … Continue reading

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Softball musters massive five-win week

In three doubleheader match-ups, Engineers sweep two, split one

SOPHOMORE UTILITY PLAYER DANIELLE BALESTRINI PREPARES to swing at a pitch in the April 3 game against Casleton State College.

On Thursday, April 3, RPI softball hosted Castleton State College for a non-league doubleheader. What an afternoon it was for the Engineers, completely outmatching their opponents in an afternoon of sheer dominance. When the smoke finally cleared, RPI had outscored … Continue reading

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RPI faces Rochester for weekend hits stride in finale

JUNIOR SHORTSTOP NICK PALMIERO CONNECTS with the baseball during a game against Skidmore College on April 8.

On the weekend of April 5, the RPI baseball team took on the University of Rochester for two days of doubleheaders. After losing the first three, the men won decisively in the fourth game, 10-1. In the opening game of … Continue reading

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Athlete of the Week

This week’s pick: Kristina Weltzin

Athlete of the Week

This week’s Athlete of the Week is junior Kristina Weltzin, a pitcher for Rensselaer’s Softball team. Last Thursday against Castleton State, Weltzin pitched a complete game shutout in softball’s 4-0 wire-to-wire victory. Over her seven innings of work, Weltzin gave … Continue reading

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Tigers break Engineers’ winning streak

FRESHMAN ATTACKMAN MATT HALL CHARGES downfield towards the Rochester goal in the Saturday, April 5 game at East Campus Stadium. Despite the Engineer’s loss, Hall had a great game with two goals and an assist.

On Saturday, April 5, RPI men’s lacrosse faced off against undefeated and number one ranked Rochester Institute of Technology at East Campus Stadium. This game marked RPI’s fourth Liberty League game and RIT’s second. RPI entered the game with seven … Continue reading

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RPI Athletics + SEC

Hey there, sports fans. Today, in the world of RPI sports, something major has happened. RPI football has declared that they will be moving to Division I-A. There are skipping both Division II and Division I-AA. However, this news comes … Continue reading

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RPI considers additional sports choices

Report released last week recommends thetherball and Frisbee golf for coming season

THE PROPOSED LOGO FOR a nationwide college tetherball program launching as early as the 2014–15 season.

On Wednesday, March 26, several members of the RPI Athletics led by Director Brick Thamer addressed the Office of the President in hopes of expanding its program to include several additional Division III sports. This action was due in large … Continue reading

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Coach speaks: exclusive interview with the legend

In his first media appearance in decades, Coach tells all about his amazing success throughout the years

COACH REFUSED to allow us to print his face for all to see, however we convinced him to show off his distinctive silhouette which incites fear in any opponent.

On Saturday, March 29, I was given the once in a life time opportunity to interview the legendary, one and only, world renown, Coach. This coach has earned so many awards that they speak for themselves. He has won so … Continue reading

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RPI Athletics will introduce male lingerie football

New team is first of its kind with, special guidelines to ensure fun for participants alike

Going along with the numerous changes RPI Athletics will undergo this upcoming year, a brand-new sport is to be introduced to the lineup. The male lingerie football team, a gender-bending variation on the former Lingerie Football League, will be the … Continue reading

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Men’s lacrosse coach considers season

Interview includes thoughts on hot start along with future plans

COACH JIM TOWNSEND ENTERS his 16th season at the helm of the RPI Engineers men’s lacrosse program with a hot start going 5-2, with 77 goals from his offense versus 42 goals scored by opponents in seven games.

On March 24, I was given the gracious opportunity to sit down with men’s lacrosse coach, Jim Townsend. Coach Townsend has coached at RPI for 16 seasons, taking a brief hiatus from 2002 to 2007. Overall, RPI’s Coach Townsend has … Continue reading

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Lacrosse dominates in Liberty League opener

JUNIOR DEFENSEMAN ZACH MORO ADVANCES downfield in the game versus Vassar March 22.

On Saturday, March 22, RPI men’s lacrosse took on Vassar College at the ECAV Stadium for their Liberty League opener. RPI, with four wins and two losses, is coming off a three game winning streak, and had all of the … Continue reading

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Athlete of the Week

This week’s pick: Zach Moro

This week’s Athlete of the Week is junior defenseman Zach Moro of the men’s lacrosse team. Moro lead the Engineers to an impressive 17-3 win over Vassar College. Moro and the RPI defense held Vassar College scoreless through the first … Continue reading

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Engineers’ season ends in first round

After fall to Dartmouth at home, four season-long starters sign professional contracts

SENIOR CAPTAIN FORWARD MATT TINORDI BATTLES for possession of the puck with a Dartmouth player during the first round of ECAC conference play held at the Houston Field House March 7-9, in a series which Dartmouth took 2-1.

This past week, four members of the RPI men’s hockey team signed professional contracts. On Wednesday, March 9, the New York Rangers signed standout junior forward Ryan Haggerty to join the “Broadway Blueshirts” roster this past weekend. Most of the … Continue reading

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RPI Ski Team places in nationals competition

MEMBERS OF RPI SKI POSE for a group photo at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association national championships, which took place March 8­–15 at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, NY. The men’s team placed 10th overall out of 19 teams.

From March 9–15, the RPI Ski Team competed in the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association national championships. The championships took place at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, New York. Overall, the team finished in a tie for 10th … Continue reading

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Women’s lacrosse can’t catch Middlebury College

Panther’s score 11 goals against RPI’s 8 leading to loss in non-league matchup

JUNIOR MIDFIELDER JAMIE WAKEFIELD PREPARES to pass the ball during the Engineers’ home game against Middlebury College on March 18.

On Tuesday, March 18, No. 20 RPI women’s lacrosse hosted No.3 Middlebury College at Renwyck field. RPI was hoping to upset Middlebury and improve their ranking, and bring their record to two wins and two losses. They had started the … Continue reading

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Athlete of the Week

This week’s pick: Marissa Page

This week’s Athlete of the Week is senior midfielder Marissa Page (No. 17) of the women’s lacrosse team. Page led the Engineers with three goals in their home opener against Middlebury College on Tuesday, March 18. The midfielder picked up … Continue reading

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RPI conference bound: Home vs. Dartmouth

THE ENGINEERS SCORED 2-0 in the season series against Dartmouth. In this file photo from the RPI–Dartmouth game held January 24 at the Houston Field House, junior forward Matt Neal shoots on the Dartmouth goal.

On the weekend of March 1, the Rensselaer men’s hockey team wrapped up its regular season with games at Brown University on Friday and Yale University on Saturday. Friday night’s game started out slow for both teams, with neither recording … Continue reading

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PSS: region’s schools take the plunge

ON FRIDAY, MARCH 1, AND SATURDAY, MARCH 2, THE ROBISON POOL HOSTED the NCAA Division III Northeast-North Men’s and Women’s Diving Regionals. 43 divers from 23 different schools performed both 1-meter and 3-meter, 11-dive programs, competing for spots in the NCAA Division III national championships. The nationals will be held March 19–22 at the Indiana University Natatorium. The women’s programs—the 3-meter on Friday and the 1-meter on Saturday—were both won by McKenzie Murdoch, a senior at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with scores of 518.05 and 490.60, respectively. RPI had two women compete in both the 3-meter and 1-meter events, with Maggie Cullather taking seventh and thirteenth with scores of 433.10 and 414.35, respectively, and Maddie Miller taking eleventh and seventeenth with scores of 410.95 and 405.10, respectively. Rensselaer Head Diving Coach Maria Coomaraswamy-Falkenstein, part of the Institute’s program since 2003, appeared satisfied with her divers, especially after Cullather’s fifth dive. The inward 1 1/2 pike, a 2.4 degree of difficulty dive, landed her average scores of 7 1/2s from judges for a 54-point, first place round total. RPI had no men participate in the weekend competition, in which Tuft University’s Johann Schmidt placed first in both events, scoring 576.20 in the 1-meter program and 592.20 in the 3-meter. Schmidt’s two best dives, a back 2 1/2 pike and a forward 2 1/2, 1 twist pike, both tied with 67.50 points, attained judges’ awards up to 8.
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