MIT senior Caitlin Mackey, a 2011 graduate of Torrey Pines High School, was recently selected to the 2014 Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division III Senior Game as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
She is the fifth player in program history to represent the Engineers at this event, joining former teammates Kameron Klauber ’12, Anna Teruya ’12, Kimberly Barker ’13, and Molly McShane ’13 on this list.
“We are thrilled that Caitlin has been recognized as one the top senior field hockey players in the country,” said head coach Cheryl Silva. “Being selected to participate in the game is truly an honor. The Senior Game is one of the most prestigious events for Division III field hockey players, and we’re proud to have her represent MIT.”
This season, Mackey leads the Cardinal and Gray with nine assists and has recorded four goals to stand second on the team with 17 points. Her assist total ranks sixth in the NEWMAC while her four-year tally of 21 is tied for eighth in the MIT record book.
During Mackey’s career, the Engineers captured the NEWMAC Championship in 2011 and 2012 in addition to making an appearance in the quarterfinals of the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
“I am so honored to represent MIT at the NFHCA Division III Senior Game,” said Mackey. “Being an MIT student-athlete has been an absolutely incredible experience, and I am beyond lucky to have worn the MIT uniform for these past four years. I am so grateful to DAPER (Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation), my teammates, and the field hockey coaching staff, especially Coach Silva, for helping me grow on and off the field.”
The Division III Senior Game will be hosted by Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. The Engineers, meanwhile, will close out the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 1, when they travel to NEWMAC rival Babson College.