2008-09 Highlights - Varsity Athletics


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

Ivy League Champions (3)
Baseball
Women's Basketball
Men's Soccer


EISA Champions (1) Division Champions (2)
Skiing Baseball (Red Rolfe)
Softball (Northern)
National Championship Appearances (8) Nationally Ranked Teams (11)

Baseball (NCAA)
Women's Basketball (NCAA)
Women's Ice Hockey (NCAA)
Women's Rowing (NCAA)
Skiing (NCAA)
Men's Soccer (NCAA)
Men's Heavyweight Rowing (IRA)
Men's Squash (CSA Team Championship)
Women's Squash (Howe Cup)

Men's Heavyweight Crew (14)
Men's Lightweight Crew (10)
Women's Crew (14)
Men's Hockey (18)
Women's Hockey (3)
Women's Lacrosse (13)
Sailing Women (8)
Skiing (7)
Men's Soccer (18)
Men's Squash (8)
Women's Squash (10)
(highest ranking in parenthesis)


First Team All-Ivy Athletes: 23
Total All-Ivy Athletes: 69

Ivy League Players of the Year (5)
Nick Santomauro '10 (baseball), Alex Barnett '09 (basketball), Brittney Smith '11 (basketball), Peter Williamson '12 (golf), Craig Henderson '09 (soccer)

Ivy League Rookies of the Year (4)
Joe Sclafani '12 (baseball), Peter Williamson '12 (golf), Jody O'Neill '12 (hockey), Lucky Mkosana '12 (soccer),

All-America (8)
Emily Dreissigacker '11 (rowing), Nell Pascall '09 (rowing), Rosie Brennan '11 (sking), Sophie Caldwell '12 (skiing), Hannah Dreissigacker '09 (skiing, Courtney Hammond '11 (sking), Patrick O'Brien '10 (skiing), Craig Henderson '09 (soccer)

District Academic All-America (8)
Darcy Rose (2nd team, basketball), Andrew Dete '09 (1st team, football), Tim McManus '11 (1st team, football), Brian Scullin '09 (1st team, Football), Carli Clemis '09 (1st team, hockey), Kathryn Twyman '09 (2st team rowing ), Craig Henderson '09 (2nd team, soccer), Sean Milligan '09 (2nd team , soccer)

Other Major Awards: Koren Schram '09 (basketball): Lowe's Senior CLASS All-Senior All-AMerica second team; Kathryn Twyman '09 (rowing): Canadian Rhodes Scholar: Craig Henderson '09 (soccer): NSCAA Scholar All-America first team; Myra Sack '10 (Soccer): NSCAA Scholar All-America second team

BASEBALL (Bob Whalen, Head Coach — 376-395, 20rs) 27-18, 16-4 Ivy (1st- Rolfe Division) NCAA Tournament
Baseball made history in the inaugural season at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park, winning the program’s first Ivy League Championship and first conference title since a 1987 Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League championship. Dartmouth hosted Cornell in the Ivy playoff weekend, winning two games to one in front of more than 1,000 fans each day. After winning the Ivy batting crown, junior outfielder Nick Santomauro ’10 was the unanimous choice for Ivy League Player of the Year while freshman shortstop Joe Sclafani ’12 earned unanimous Rookie of the Year honors. Outfielder Jim Wren ’10 and DH Ray Allen ’09 joined them on the All-Ivy first team. Santomauro capped the year when he was drafted in the 10th round of the MLB draft by the New York Mets, with whom he has signed a minor league contract.
MEN’S BASKETBALL (Terry Dunn, Head Coach — 45-92, 5 yrs) 9-19, 7-7 Ivy (T 4th)
Senior Alex Barnett ’09 became just the second Dartmouth player to be named Ivy League Player of the Year after leading the league with 19.4 points per game along with 5.6 rebounds. The Big Green picked up seven of its wins in Ivy play to tie for fourth in the league and enjoyed some historic victories including a sweep of Penn and Princeton on the road for the first time ever.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (Chris Wielgus, Head Coach — 363-260, 24 yrs) 18-11, 13-1 Ivy (1st tie) NCAA Tournament
It was yet another banner year for women’s basketball, bringing home the program’s 17th Ivy Championship, second-straight and fourth in the last five years. Dartmouth won its first outright Ivy title since 2000, clinching a 13-1 record with a 64-51 win over Harvard (11-3 Ivy) on the last night of the season. The Big Green made its fifth-straight postseason appearance with a bid to the NCAA Tournament, falling to Maryland in the first round. Sophomore Brittney Smith ’11 was named the Ivy League Player of the Year as well as a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection. Senior Koren Schram ’09 joined her on the All-Ivy first team for the second-straight year while Darcy Rose ’09 was named to the second team. Head coach Chris Wielgus won her 12th Ivy title and picked up her 400th overall career win during the season.


MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (Barry Harwick ’77, Head Coach — 17 yrs) 4th at Heps

Dartmouth welcomed back Ben True ’08 who broke the Ivy Heps record by nearly 10 seconds to win his third individual title, helping the team to a fourth-place finish. Senior Glenn Randall ’09 took third overall at the championship event. Both All-Ivy honorees went on to represent the Big Green at the NCAA National Championship, with True finishing 53rd and Randall 61st, just 14 seconds apart.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (Maribel Souther ’96, Head Coach — 6 yrs) 7th at Heps
The Big Green took seventh at this year’s Ivy Heptagonal Championship, just one point shy of sixth place, on the strength of top finisher Caitlin Cunningham ’09 who took 23rd. At NCAA Regionals, freshman Elizabeth Short ’12 led the Big Green with a 55th place finish in 22:53.
EQUESTRIAN (Sally Batton, Head Coach — 18 yrs) 2nd at Ivy Show
The runner up at the Ivy Show, the equestrian team won its own Dartmouth Show and finished top-four at three other shows. Erica Anhalt ’09 closed her career as the Reserve High Point Champion at the Ivy Show. Junior Samantha Parsons ’10 qualified for Nationals and finished 9th in her event, Walk/Trot.
FIELD HOCKEY (Amy Fowler, Head Coach — 75-83, 8 yrs) 6-11,4-3 Ivy (T 3rd)
Dartmouth shook off a tough non-conference season to finish tied for third in the Ivy League at 4-3 led by the efforts of first-team All-Ivy sophomore Virginia Peisch ’11, who broke the school record with 16 assists this season. Senior Ashley Hines ’09 was named to the All-Ivy second team and eight members of the team were named to the NFHCA Academic Squad.
FOOTBALL (Buddy Teevens, Head Coach — 33-55-2, 9 yrs) 0-10, 0-7  Ivy (8th)
Senior safety Ian Wilson ’08 closed out his career with a spot on the All-Ivy second team while the trio of wide receiver Tim McManus ’11, punter Brian Scullin ’09 and running back Milan Williams ’09 were tabbed honorable mention. Three true freshmen consistently earned Ivy Rookie of the Week awards highlighted by Shawn Abuhoff ’12, a three-time honoree.

MEN’S GOLF (Rich Parker, Head Coach — 4 yrs) 3rd at Ivy Championship
Youth served the Big Green as freshman Peter Williamson ’12 became Dartmouth’s first Ivy Champion since 1995, also taking home the inaugural Ivy Player and Rookie of the Year awards. His efforts, along with 14th place finishes by Alex Abate ’09 and Davis Mullany ’11, led Dartmouth to a third-place finish as a team. Williamson was later named to the PING All-Northeast team.

WOMEN’S GOLF (Kevin Gibson, Head Coach — 12 yrs) 7th at Ivy Championship

Seniors Tory Sheppard ’09 and Lauren Strickler ’09 closed out their careers as Dartmouth’s top two finishers at the Ivy Championship, taking 27th and 28th, respectively. Earlier in the season the Big Green had success with a second place finish out of 17 teams in its own Invitational and a third place showing at Brown.
MEN'S HOCKEY (Bob Gaudet '81, Head Coach - 177-165-44, 13 yrs) 14-14-3, 11-9-2,  ECAC (T-5th), 5-4-1 Ivy (2nd)
In addition to a second place finish in the Ivy League, the Big Green had a solid ECAC Hockey season, hosting the first round of the ECAC Playoffs but falling to Rensselaer. Freshman goaltender Jody O’Neill ’12 was tabbed the Rookie of the Year by both the Ivy League and ECAC Hockey while sophomore Scott Fleming ’11 earned first team All-Ivy honors. Also this year Dartmouth won its own Ledyard Bank Classic over eventual national semifinalist Bemidji State.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY (Mark Hudak, Head Coach — 128-52-9, 6 yrs) 20-10-4, 13-5-4 ECAC 4th), 7-2-1 Ivy (2nd)NCAA Tournament
After winning a close three-game series against Colgate to open the ECAC playoffs, fourth-seeded Dartmouth tore through the semifinals and finals to bring home its fourth ECAC Hockey Tournament Championship. Junior Sarah Parsons ’09 was named the tournament MVP after tallying two goals and three assists for the weekend. In the NCAA Tournament, the eighth-seeded Big Green fell to top seed Wisconsin in the first round. Defenseman Sarah Newnam ’09  and forward Jenna Cunningham ’10 both earned first team All-ECAC accolades while Cunningham added first team All-Ivy honors. Sixteen Green skaters earned ECAC All-Academic status.
MEN’S LACROSSE (Bill Wilson, Head Coach — 40-44, 6 yrs) 4-11, 1-5 Ivy (T-6th)
Dartmouth played a tough slate in 2009 including games against Duke, Notre Dame and Virginia along with an Ivy slate that featured three NCAA Tournament teams. Casey Hingtgen ’10 earned second team All-Ivy accolades as Dartmouth’s top defender. Brian Koch ’09 led the Big Green in scoring his senior year with 35 points.
WOMEN’S LACROSSE (Amy Patton, Head Coach — 187-88, 17 yrs) 8-8,5-2 Ivy (3rd)
Nationally-ranked throughout the season with a high of 13th, Dartmouth took on nine fellow top-20 teams including one-goal overtime losses to both Maryland and Penn, each ranked second in the nation at game time. Junior goalkeeper Julie Wadland ’10 earned first team All-Ivy status and was a Tewaaraton national player of the year finalist. Kat Collins ’11 joined her as a unanimous All-Ivy first team choice while Katherine Chiusano ’09 and Collen Olsen ’10 made the second team.
MEN’S ROWING (Hvy. — Topher Bordeau, 3 yrs; Lght. — Steve Perry, 4 yrs) 2-5, 0-4 Ivy (HW), 2-4, 0-4 Ivy (LW)
Dartmouth’s varsity boats had their ups and downs this spring, though the Heavyweights saw improvement late and the lightweight freshmen made the Grand Final at Eastern Sprints. The heavyweight varsity was just shy of a Grand Final berth at Eastern Sprints, finishing fifth in the Petite Final for 11th overall out of 18 boats. That boat went on to a 12th-place finish nationally at the IRA Championship. The lightweights took third in the Petite Final at Eastern Sprints, finishing ninth of 10 overall.
WOMEN’S ROWING (Wendy Levash, Head Coach — 4 yrs) 7-3, 2-3 Ivy NCAA Championships
The Big Green made its first full team appearance in the NCAA Championships since 1998 (Varsity Eight raced in 1999 and 2007), earning a spot in the 16-team field after the Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight and Varsity Four all finished fifth in their respective Grand Finals at Eastern Sprints. The Varsity Eight raced in a thriller at Sprints, where just seven seconds separated the Green from winner Yale. That boat took second in the NCAA Third Level final for a 14th overall finish.
SAILING (John Pearce and John Storck, Co-Head Coaches — 2 yrs)
Dartmouth women’s sailing finished the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Nationals in eighth place with strong performances from both A and B Division boats. Senior skipper Kendall Reiley ’09 and her crew of Alexandra Hiller ’11 and Steph Gagnon ’10 finished seventh nationally in the A Division while Becca Dellenbaugh ’10 and her crew of Sarah Johnston ’09 and Anne Megargel ’09 took sixth in the B Division. The coed team finished 11th at the New England Championships with the A Division boat of skipper Sam Williams ’11 and crew Megargel and Sam Andrew ’11 placing 10th to lead Dartmouth.
SKIING (Ruff Patterson, Cami Cardenali, Peter Dodge ’78 and Christine Booker, Coaches)
The Dartmouth ski team cruised to its third-straight Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association championship with an undefeated season. The Big Green won all six carnivals throughout the season and eventually took seventh at the NCAA Championships. Sophomore Courtney Hammond ’11 was tremendous, picking up nine EISA first-place finishes on the year. Hammond and classmate Rosie Brennan ’11 both earned All-America status twice at NCAA’s.
MEN’S SOCCER (Jeff Cook, Head Coach — 67-47-25, 8 yrs) 11-6-2, 5-1-1 Ivy (T-1st) NCAA Tournament
Dartmouth picked up a share of its eighth Ivy League Championship, sharing the title with Penn after going 5-1-1 in Ivy play. The Big Green earned the #16 national seed in the NCAA Tournament and advanced past Boston College in the second round. Dartmouth fell to defending champ Wake Forest in the Sweet 16. Senior Craig Henderson ’09 and freshman Lucky Mkosana ’12 were both unanimous choices for Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Year, respectively. Senior goalkeeper Sean Milligan ’09, who owns the career goals against average and shutouts records, earned his second-straight first team All-Ivy nod and an invite to the MLS pre-draft combine.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (Angie Hind, Head Coach — 37-24-6, 4 yrs) 8-6-2, 2-4-1 Ivy (6th)
The Big Green closed out the 2008 season with an 8-6-2 overall record, with four of its losses by just one goal. Dartmouth was undefeated in six overtime games, winning four and settling for a draw just twice. Junior Myra Sack ’10 led the team in scoring with 11 points and earned first team All-Ivy honors and was Dartmouth’s first NSCAA All-Northeast honoree since 2002. Classmates Ali Hubbard ’10 and Kelsey Quick ’10 were named honorable mention All-Ivy as was goalie Laurel Peak ’09.
SOFTBALL (Christine Vogt, Head Coach — 75-118, 5 yrs) 22-21, 13-7 Ivy (1st – North Division)
The Big Green had a great spring, winning the first Ivy League Northern Division Title in program history and its best finish ever overall. It came down to the wire with Dartmouth edging Harvard for the division in the last game of the season. The Big Green fell to South Division champ Cornell, a 40-game winner, two games to one in the Ivy Championship series. Following the season, five players were named All-Ivy including rookie Molly Khalil ’12, who earned a spot on the first team. Second team honorees were: catcher Leigha Clarkson ’10, first base Alyssa Parker ’10, second base Kirsten Costello ’10, third base Ashley Gleason ’09 and outfielder Nikki Yee ’10.
MEN’S SQUASH (John Power, Head Coach — 137-73, 11 yrs) 11-7,1-5 Ivy (6th)
Head coach John Power led Dartmouth to 11 victories in his final season in Hanover, retiring at the end of the year. The Big Green opened the season on a tear, sweeping its first four matches all by scores of 9-0 and enjoyed a 9-0 win over Brown during Ivy play.
WOMEN’S SQUASH (John Power, Head Coach — 109-62, 11 yrs) 7-8, 0-6 Ivy (7th)
Taking on another tough slate, the Big Green earned the top seed in the B-Division at the Howe Cup. Dartmouth had a solid showing, defeating Hamilton, 8-1, and Mt. Holyoke, 5-4, in the semis before falling to Brown in the final. Maura Doherty ’11 won all of her matches at No. 4 while Hannah Conant ’11 was 2-1 at No. 1.
MEN’S SWIMMING (Jim Wilson, Head Coach — 31-136-1, 16 yrs) 1-9, 0-7 Ivy (8th at Ivy Championship)
Andrew Ballentine ’09 capped his career with a big weekend at the Ivy Championships, breaking the school record in the 400 Individual Medley. He also earned Academic All-Ivy honors. Freshman Jack Driessen ’12, Dartmouth’s Most Improved award winner, posted three lifetime bests at the Ivy Championships.
WOMEN’S SWIMMING (Jim Wilson, Head Coach — 12-25, 3 yrs) 4-8, 1-6 Ivy (6th at Ivy Championship)
Dartmouth picked up four victories this winter including a decisive victory over Cornell in the season-opener. Senior Hillary Preston ’09 became the Big Green’s first-ever Ivy Champion with a first-place finish in the 50 freestyle and a second-place finish in the 100 free. The Dartmouth women took sixth at the Ivy Championships.
MEN’S TENNIS (Chuck Kinyon, Head Coach — 260-247-1, 25 yrs) 4-17, 0-7 Ivy (8th)
Dartmouth played stiff competition all season and enjoyed a West Coast victory over UC San Diego during spring break as well as a sweep of Army and a 6-1 win over Marist, an NCAA Tournament team this spring. Curtis Roby ’11 was Dartmouth’s top player, going 11-10 in singles and 9-12 in doubles.
WOMEN’S TENNIS (Bob Dallis, Head Coach 71-75 — 6 yrs) 8-14, 2-5  Ivy (T-5th)
The Big Green took fifth in the Ivy League with wins over Penn and Columbia and also topped Cal State Northridge during its spring trip. Molly Scott ’11 was a unanimous first team All-Ivy choice after going 5-2 at No. 1 singles. She and Mary Beth Winingham ’10 also earned second team All-Ivy honors for their doubles play.
MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD Heps: 8th (In), 5th (Out) (Track — Barry Harwick ’77, 17 yrs; Field — Carl Wallin, 40 yrs)
Dartmouth took eighth at Indoor Heps with four athletes recording top five finishes. Tim Wunderlich ‘09 took third in the heptathlon and Muhammed Abdul-Shakoor ’10  took third in the 60m dash, while David Irving ’11 finished fifth in the weight throw and Mike Poppler ’10 took fifth in the long jump. At Outdoor Heps, Dartmouth finished fifth with 57 points. Tom Robbins ‘11 was named second team All-Ivy (1500 meters) along with Wunderlich, who improved to second in the Decathlon.
WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD Heps: 7th (In), 6th (Out)(Track — Sandra Ford-Centonze , 17 yrs; Field — Carl Wallin, 40 yrs)
The highlights of the indoor season came at Indoor Heps with Natalie Todd-Zebell  ‘09 and Emily Daly ‘09 earning second team All-Ivy honors as the Big Green finished seventh at the event. At Outdoor Heps, Alexandra Tanner ‘11 broke the Dartmouth record for the 400-meter hurdles, earning first team All-Ivy honors in the event. Karen Woolley ‘09 took home second team All-Ivy honors in the heptathlon and Todd-Zebell finished in second in the pole vault, surpassing the Heps record for the event. A second team All-Ivy performer in the hammer throw, Daly placed seventh at NCAA Regionals and earned a bid to the NCAA National Championships.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (Ann Marie Larese, Head Coach — 182-210, 15 yrs) 8-17, 4-10 Ivy (T-6th)
Dartmouth swept Ivy foes Brown and Columbia and added key non-conference wins against Hartford and Central Connecticut this fall. The injury bug forced some key players in and out of the lineup but rookie Madeline Baird ’12 was a constant, picking up honorable mention All-Ivy honors after leading the team in kills.