MechE athletes excel at varsity level

April 23, 2014

When the men's soccer team advanced to the Sweet 16 this school year, six Mechanical Engineering students were on the roster.

Junior Shane Dobles, the team's third leading scorer, scored one of the three goals that propelled the Yellowjackets into the elite 16. Junior Andrew Sheridan -- a key back line defender for the 'Jackets squad, which gave up only 12 goals all season -- was selected second team All-East Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Dobles, Sheridan and junior Ben Keeton were all selected to the UAA All-Academic Team.

Other MechE students played key roles on UR varsity sports teams this school year. And not surprisingly: MechE led all Hajim School departments with 49 athletes participating in varsity sports, representing 19.9 percent of the department's undergraduates. How do they manage the demands of sports and a rigorous engineering curriculum? Good time management skills. Read more . . .