Dartmouth softball head coach Rachel Hanson is pleased to welcome former Michigan All-American Dorian Shaw as an assistant coach. Shaw replaces Lindsay Vanover, who was recently tabbed the first head coach at DII University of Montevallo.
Shaw, the fourth overall selection of the 2011 National Pro Fastpitch Senior Draft by the Chicago Bandits is currently under contract with the Pennsylvania Rebellion. At Michigan, Shaw was awarded the U-M Academic-Athletic Achievement award in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 for academic and athletic success. As a senior, she was recognized as a finalist for the Lowe's Senior Class Award and USA Player of the Year Award.
I am thrilled to be joining the staff here at Dartmouth,” said Shaw. “This is good opportunity for me and I’m excited that the season is right around the corner and hope we can bring a championship to Hanover.”
Shaw arrives in Hanover after completing her first-season as the top-assistant at George Mason, where she helped the Patriots to an 18-win season.
“I'm excited to have Dorian on board. She has seen success at the highest level – playing for a top 25 program and now playing professionally – and our players will be able to immediately draw on that experience. Dorian believes in the values of the program and has a drive to push our players to excellence, all of which will benefit our team,” said Hanson.
A two-time NFCA All-Great Lakes Region player, Shaw hit .315 in her career with 58 home runs and 178 runs batted in. She had her most productive season as a junior when she was named second team All-American, second team All-Big Ten and NFCA All-Great Lakes Region first team after matching Michigan’s single-season record with 21 homers and 60 RBI.
As an underclassman, Shaw developed her craft quickly and led her team in homers as a sophomore with 14, after being named a unanimous All-Big Ten first team selection as a freshman.
A true leader on-and-off the field, Shaw was named team captain and the Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree as a senior. She was also awarded with the Phyllis Ocker Scholarship (awarded to a female varsity athlete enrolled in Sports Management or Physical Education who has distinguished herself in athletics and academics). Off the field, Shaw was named to the Dean's list in 2008 and 2011 and was an All-Big Ten Academic selection in 2009 and 2011.
Shaw is a 2011 graduate of Michigan's School of Kinesiology with a major in sport management.