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2013-14 Highlights - Varsity Athletics

Dartmouth College varsity teams compete as members of the Ivy League, ECAC and NCAA Division I

Ivy Champions (2) Division Champions (3)
Women's Cross Country - Softball  Baseball (Red Rolfe) - Softball (North) - Equestrian (Ivy)
National Championship Appearances (9)Nationally Ranked Teams (7)
Men’s Cross Country (NCAA)
Women’s Cross Country (NCAA)
Skiing (NCAA)
Softball (NCAA)
Equestrian (IHSA)
Sailing (ICSA), Women’s Squash (Howe Cup)
Heavyweight Rowing (IRA)
Lightweight Rowing (IRA)

Women’s Squash (8)
Men’s Squash (10)
Sailing (1)
Men’s Cross Country (25)
Women’s Cross Country (11)
Women’s Indoor Track & Field (7)
Skiing (7)
(highest ranking in parenthesis)
First Team All-Ivy Athletes: 55
Total All-Ivy Athletes: 110

All-America (20)
Abbey D’Agostino ’14 (5x - Cross Country, Track), Megan Krumpoch ’14 (3x - Track), Will Geoghegan ’14 (2x - Cross Country, Track), Dana Giordano ’16 (2x - Cross Country, Track), Deirdre Lambert ’15 (Sailing), Avery Plough ’14 (Sailing), Matt Wefer ’15 (Sailing), Kelsey Wheeler ’14 (Sailing), Patrick Caldwell (Skiing), Annie Hart ’14 (Skiing), Elizabeth Markowitz ’16 (Track), Jennifer Meech ’16 (Track)

National Champion (3)
Abbey D’Agostino ’14 (Cross Country) (Indoor Track: 5,000-meters, 3,000-meters)

National Academic All-America (4)
Michael Runger (Football), Jeff Keller (Baseball), Abbey D’Agostino ’14 (Track)

District Academic All-America (6) Cole Marcoux ’14 (Football), Michael Runger ’14 (Football), Mike Banaciski ’14 (Football) Jeff Keller ’14 (Baseball), Abbey D’Agostino ’14 (Track), Emma Brush ’13 (Women’s Soccer)

Other Major Awards:  John Storck (Sailing): NEISA Coach of the Year; Mark Coogan (Outdoor Track): 2014 USTFCCCA Northeast Region Women’s Outdoor Assistant Coach of the Year; Abbey D’Agostino ’14: Northeast Regional Athlete of the Year (XC/I/O), USTFCCCA Women’s National Athlete of the Year (XC/I), Honda Sports Award (XC), Capital One Female Academic All-American of the Year; Deirdre Lambert  ’15 (Sailing): Quantum Women’s Sailor of the Year; Nejc Zupan ’14 (Men’s Swimming): Harold Ulen Career High Point Swimmer Award

BASEBALL (Bob Whalen, Head Coach — 507-474-1, 25 yrs)      18-21, 11-9 Ivy (1st/Rolfe Division)
The Big Green won their seventh straight Rolfe Division title with an entirely new weekend rotation. It wasn’t easy as Dartmouth had to win its final six Ivy League games to tie Yale and force a one-game playoff, besting the Bulldogs in Hanover, 11-4, before falling in the Ivy League Championship Series at Columbia. Eight players earned All-Ivy honors with senior first baseman Dustin Selzer and sophomore reliever Duncan Robinson making the first team. Senior outfielder Jeff Keller was selected as a first-team Academic All-American for a second straight year, and Bob Whalen became the first Dartmouth coach in any sport to win 500 contests.
MEN’S BASKETBALL (Paul Cormier, Head Coach — 118-178, 10 yrs)  12-16, 5-9 Ivy (T-6th)
Dartmouth finished the season with its most victories in 15 years, but it could have been even more. After a solid showing in the non-conference portion of the schedule with a 7-7 mark, the Big Green suffered a major blow when star center Gabas Maldunas — the league’s leading rebounder — was lost for the season to a knee injury. Yet the team still managed to rattle off a home sweep of traditional powers Penn and Princeton before finishing the season with three straight victories — the last two on the road at Brown and Yale.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL  (Belle Koclanes, Head Coach — 5-22, 1 yr)    5-22, 2-12 Ivy (8th)
In her first year at the helm, head coach Belle Koclanes began to build a foundation for the women’s basketball program and won in her Leede Arena debut against Vermont, 66-62, on Nov. 11. The team played a tough schedule that included seven teams that played in the postseason, four of which played in the NCAA Tournament. The highlight of the season came in mid-February when the Big Green defeated eventual Ivy League Champ Penn, 53-50, at home. Freshman Fanni Szabo set Dartmouth freshman scoring records throughout the season and netted 30+ points on three occasions.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (Barry Harwick ’77, Head Coach — 22 yrs)    3rd  at Heps, 24th at NCAA Championship
Continuing to build on its Ivy League record number of appearances, Dartmouth qualified as a team for the NCAA Cross Country Championship for the 18th time, and first since 2005. The Big Green claimed third in a very close Heptagonal Championship in early November and were fifth at the NCAA Northeast Regional two weeks later. In Terre Haute and the 2013 NCAA Championship, the Big Green were 24th thanks to the All-American performance of senior Will Geoghegan (14th).
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (Mark Coogan, Head Coach — 3 yrs)    1st at Heps, 16th at NCAA Championship, Abbey D’Agostino Wins NCAAs
Led by senior and individual champion Abbey D’Agostino, the Dartmouth women won their first Ivy League title since 1997. D’Agostino would go on to claim the NCAA Championship, marking the first time either an Ivy League male or female was able to win the cross country national title. The win was D’Agostino’s fifth national championship, the most ever by an Ivy League student-athlete. The team as a whole qualified for NCAAs for the first time since 2001, finishing 16th in the nation.
EQUESTRIAN (Sally Batton, Head Coach — 25 yrs) 1st at Ivy Show, 10th at IHSA Nationals
Dartmouth won its fourth Ivy Championship in program history in a late-April show at Cornell. The Big Green kept that momentum going with a 10th-place finish at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championship two weeks later with freshman Meaghan Haugh as the top finisher for the Big Green, placing fourth in Novice Fences and eighth in Novice Flat.
FIELD HOCKEY (Amy Fowler, Head Coach — 122-121, 14 yrs)   7-10, 3-4 Ivy (5th)
The year began with a pair of games in Berkeley, California, against Cal and UC Davis with the Big Green earning a split and ended with three wins in the last five contests. Junior Ali Savage was the top player all year, finishing the campaign with 39 points on 15 goals and nine assists. Her point total in 2013 ranks as the fourth best in program history, while her goals are the sixth-best figure. The highlight of the season came in a 6-2 win against rival Columbia at home on Nov. 27 with Savage recording her fourth hat trick of the fall.
FOOTBALL (Buddy Teevens ’79, Head Coach — 58-80-2, 14 yrs)    6-4, 5-2 Ivy (3rd)
The Big Green missed out on a share of the Ivy League title by the slimmest of margins due to a loss at Penn in four overtimes (the longest game in league history), but the 5-2 record in conference play was the team’s best in 16 years. The season culminated with a thrilling 28-24 victory over 19th-ranked Princeton, which entered the game undefeated in league play. Senior Dominick Pierre became the fifth back to top 1,000 yards in a season and the first Big Green player ever to score a touchdown in every game. He was joined on the All-Ivy League First Team by Cohle Fowler, Michael Runger (an Academic All-America Second Team selection), Garrett Waggoner and Scotty Whitmore as a total of 15 players earned all-conference honors.
MEN’S GOLF (Rich Parker, Head Coach — 9 yrs)    6th at Ivy Championship
With three individual second-place finishes during the school year, two by freshman Jeffrey Lang, the Big Green posted some fine showings, including a victory in the Bucknell Invitational to start the fall. Senior Joey Maziar, an Academic All-Ivy selection, posted the other runner-up finish in the team victory at Bucknell. Another rookie in Scott Jaster ended the season on a high note by placing eighth at the Ivy League Championship at Baltusrol to earn second-team All-Ivy League honors.
WOMEN’S GOLF (Alex Kirk, Head Coach — 2 yrs)    6th at Ivy Championship
Led by senior Sarah Knapp and junior Jane Lee, Dartmouth began the season by finishing third of 11 teams at the home invitational, then placed in the top half of the Brown Invite before defeating Hartford in a dual match. Both Knapp, an Academic All-Ivy selection, and Lee finished in the top 20 at the Ivy League Championship at Baltusrol, with Lee just one stroke behind her teammate.
MEN’S HOCKEY (Bob Gaudet ’81, Head Coach — 244-246-63, 17 yrs)    10-20-4, 7-13-2 ECAC (10th); 5-3-2 Ivy (2nd)
After a slow start to the season, the Big Green were one of the hottest teams down the stretch, claiming 10th place in the ECAC Hockey standings. The team was able to defeat No. 7 RPI in the first-round series with an exciting come-from-behind win in the third and decisive game, 5-4, after trailing by two to start the final period. It was the first victory when trailing after 40 minutes in more than two years. The series win marked the fourth straight season for the program.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY (Mark Hudak, Head Coach — 205-109-28, 11 yrs)            9-20-1, 8-13-1 ECAC (8th); 3-6-1 Ivy (5th)
Two road wins at Brown and Yale on the final weekend of the regular season helped the Big Green earn the eighth and final postseason berth in the ECAC Hockey Championship Tournament. Head coach Mark Hudak became the first in program history to reach 200 victories behind the bench as Dartmouth defeated Yale, 5-4, at home with the game winner coming with just 48 seconds left in regulation.
MEN’S LACROSSE (Andy Towers, Head Coach — 20-47, 5 yrs)    2-10, 0-6 Ivy (7th)
An up-and-down season saw the Big Green defeat Sacred Heart in Dallas on March 1 at the 2014 Patriot Cup and end with a 17-12 win at home against Holy Cross to wrap-up the season. In that game, senior Mike Olentine set the program’s single-game record for goals as he netted 10 against the Crusaders, finishing the afternoon with 11 points in his final game wearing a Dartmouth uniform.
WOMEN’S LACROSSE (Amy Patton, Head Coach — 238-119, 19 yrs)    6-8, 3-4 Ivy (T-5th)
The Big Green finished up a transition season with a 9-8 win at Harvard on the final night of the year. Senior Kristen Giovanniello turned aside 16 shots in her final contest with the Big Green, wrapping up her career as the third winningest goalkeeper in program history with 40 victories. Three players earned All-Ivy honors, while Giovanniello and sophomore Jaclyn Leto also nabbed IWLCA All-Northeast Region Second Team recognition.
MEN’S HEAVYWEIGHT ROWING (Topher Bordeau, 8 yrs)    14th at Eastern Sprints
The men’s heavyweight rowing team competed at the IRA N ational Championships and claimed the Packard Cup over nationally ranked Syracuse University. The team also split with Boston University and Rutgers at the Bill Cup.
MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT ROWING (Sean Healey, 2 yrs)    6th at Eastern Sprints
Under second-year head coach Sean Healey, the Dartmouth lightweight rowing team competed at the IRA National Championships and hosted Cornell in the Baggaley Bowl.
WOMEN’S ROWING (Wendy Bordeau, Head Coach, 9 yrs)    5th Ivy League Championship
The Dartmouth women’s crew team finished fifth at the Ivy League Championships in May. The squad also hosted the Class of 1984 Plaque Regatta and won the Parents’ Cup against Cornell and UCF.
SAILING (John Storck (6 yrs) and Justin Assad (4 yrs), Co-Head Coaches)
The Dartmouth women’s sailing team captured its second-consecutive ICSA National Championship in 2014. Additionally, Deirdre Lambert was named the Women’s Sailor of the Year for the second time in as many years. In the fall, the team also captured the Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship.The Dartmouth coed sailing team finished eighth at the Gill Dinghy National Championship in May.
SKIING (Ruff Patterson, Cami Thompson, Peter Dodge ’78 and Chip Knight, Coaches)    2nd in EISA, 6th at NCAAs
The ski team finished second at every carnival except Vermont due to the tragic passing of Torin Tucker ’16 during a competition. With heavy hearts, the Big Green fought hard to finish the season strong and took sixth at the NCAA Championship with All-America performances from senior Annie Hart in the 15K Free and freshman Patrick Caldwell in the 20K Free. Those two were also among the five Dartmouth skiers to earn All-East First Team recognition along with junior Silas Talbot, and sophomores Lizzie Kistler and Corey Stock. Talbot also claimed the Edgewise/Winterfell Leader Bib for the Nordic Classic in the East, while Caldwell was the East’s Rookie of the Year.
MEN’S SOCCER (Chad Riley, Head Coach ­— 6-7-4, 1 yr)    6-7-4, 1-6-0 Ivy (8th)
Under first-year head coach Chad Riley, the Big Green finished the season 6-7-4, but began the year with an eight-game unbeaten streak and won a share of the South Carolina Tournament in mid-September. The team was led offensively by sophomore Alex Adelabu — who scored six goals and had two assists for 14 points — and on the backend by the goalkeeping tandem of sophomores Stefan Cleveland and James Hickok. Senior Colin Skelly and junior Colin Heffron were both named to the All-Ivy League First Team with Skelly also earning a spot on the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Northeast Third Team.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (Theresa Romagnolo, Head Coach ­— 25-24-3, 3 yrs)    8-6-3, 4-3-0 Ivy (4th)
The women’s soccer program moved in the right direction toward the end of the season, finishing with an 8-6-3 record. Senior Emma Brush finished her career with a team-high six goals and 17 points. A Capital One Academic All-District selection, Brush was joined by sophomore Corey Delaney on the All-Ivy League First Team. The team finished the season undefeated at Burnham Field (7-0-1), which included a 4-0 record against Ivy foes. In mid-April, Ron Rainey replaced Theresa Romagnolo as head coach of the Big Green after previously serving as the head coach at Iowa.
SOFTBALL (Rachel Hanson, Head Coach — 88-86, 4 yrs)    31-19, 18-2 Ivy (1st - North Division/Postseason Champion)
For the first time in program history, the Big Green softball team claimed the conference title by defeating Penn in the best-of-three Ivy League Championship Series at home. With 31 wins on their ledger — one shy of the program record set in 2000 — the Green fell to Arizona State and San Diego State at the regional in Tempe, Arizona. Sophomore Morgan McCalmon and junior Kristen Rumley were named the Ivy League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, and were joined on the Ivy League First Team by sophomore shortstop Katie McEachern.
MEN’S SQUASH (Hansi Wiens, Head Coach — 46-39, 5 yrs)              6-10, 1-6 Ivy (7th)
Dartmouth team was ranked as high as 10th during the season and finished third in the Hoehn Cup, defeating Western Ontario, 5-4. Fletcher Pease reached the quarterfinals of the CSA Individual Championship, falling to a top-seed competitor from Drexel.
WOMEN’S SQUASH (Hansi Wiens, Head coach — 37-44, 5 yrs)                     5-10, 2-5 Ivy (6th)
Ranked eighth early in the season, Dartmouth finished eighth in the Howe Cup and had four individuals compete in the Holleran Division at the CSA Individual Championship.
MEN’S SWIMMING (Jim Wilson, Head Coach ­— 53-166-1, 21 yrs)    6-6, 2-5 Ivy (6th at Ivy Championship)
Senior Nejc Zupan completed his illustrious career competing in his second-consecutive NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship. Sophomore diver Brett Gillis also competed at nationals, finishing eighth in the NCAA Zone Diving Championship. As a team, the Big Green won the Dartmouth Invitational in January and placed sixth at the Ivy League Championship as Zupan won two events and earned the Harold Ulen Career High Point Swimmer. After the season, the team was announced as a Division I Scholar All-America Team for posting a team GPA of 3.40, the sixth-best in the country.
WOMEN’S SWIMMING (Jim Wilson, Head Coach ­— 41-61, 8 yrs)    6-8, 0-7 Ivy (8th at Ivy Championship)
Highlighted by a first-place finish at the Dartmouth Invitational, a third-place showing at the Big Al Open and a non-conference victory against UConn, the Big Green concluded the year by finishing eighth at the Ivy League Championship. After the season, the team was announced as a Division I Scholar All-America Team for posting a team GPA of 3.48
MEN’S TENNIS (Chris Drake, Head Coach ­— 58-31, 4 yrs)    18-8, 5-2 Ivy (3rd)
Dovydas Sakinis was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year — a Dartmouth’s men’s tennis first — for his strong performance as a sophomore in 2014 after sitting out his first season in Hanover due to NCAA regulations. Three other members of the squad received All-Ivy recognition and tied the program record of 18 victories, securing its best Ivy League performance since 1997 with a 5-2 conference record.
WOMEN’S TENNIS (Bob Dallis, Head Coach ­— 124-122, 12 yrs)    7-10, 4-3 Ivy (4th)
The Big Green ended the 2014 season ranked No. 7 in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) Northeast Region rankings and had a pair of All-Ivy League honorees as Katherine Yau and Taylor Ng were honored by head coaches from across the Ancient Eight for their outstanding play during the spring season.
MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD (Barry Harwick ’77, Head Coach, 22 yrs)    Heps: 6th (in), 5th (out)
For the first time since 2008, the Dartmouth men were represented at the NCAA Outdoor Championship Meet as sophomore Curtis King and John Bleday qualified in the 5000m, running in Eugene in early June. Those performances came on the heels of seniors Steve Mangan and Will Geoghegan qualifying in the mile during the indoor season. Geoghegan would earn his second All-America honor of the year with a fifth-place showing during the mile finals in Albuquerque.
WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD (Sandra Ford-Centonze, Head Coach, 22 yrs)    Heps: 2nd (in), 2nd (out)
Senior Abbey D’Agostino became the only woman in history to repeat the distance double by winning the 3000m and 5000m at the indoor national championship meet for the second year in a row, finishing her career with an Ivy League record seven national championships. Fellow senior Megan Krumpoch wrapped up her final year in Hanover with three All-America accolades between indoor and outdoor season, claiming recognition in the indoor 800m and DMR as well as the outdoor 800m in early June. The women’s DMR team claimed All-America honors for the second time in three seasons with an eighth-place showing. Dartmouth finished fourth in the USTFCCCA Terry Crawford Division I Women’s Program of the Year standings for its combined efforts over all three seasons of competition.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (Erin Lindsey, Head Coach — 31-46, 3 yrs)    
The Big Green bounced back from a rough 2012 season with a much-improved 2013 campaign. The year began with two wins at the Volley in the Valley Tournament followed by weekends of three and two wins, respectively, in home invitationals. Dartmouth’s five-set win on Oct. 18 at Princeton marked the first time that the team had ever defeated the Tigers in Dillon Gym since it opened in 1989.