PRINCETON, N.J. – Dartmouth sophomore goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland capped an impressive first weekend of play by earning Ivy League Player of the Week honors as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.
Cleveland becomes the first Big Green netminder to receive the accolade since Noah Cohen on Oct. 8 of last season.
In his first collegiate start against Holy Cross in the season opener, Cleveland made seven saves as the Green and White played to a 1-1 draw with the Crusaders. The Dayton, Ohio, native played all 110 minutes between the pipes, registering a save percentage of .875 and a goals-against average of 0.82.
After allowing a goal off a deflection in the second half, Cleveland bounced back nicely as he made the save of his young career diving to his right to stop a penalty kick off the foot of Josh Cintas with less than 25 minutes remaining in regulation. On the rebound following the PK, Holy Cross fired a shot at Cleveland who stood strong, making the save to end the threat.
The Big Green return to action on Monday, Sept. 9 as they host ACC-foe Boston College in non-conference action at Burnham Field at 5 p.m.