2009-10 Highlights - Varsity Athletics


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

Ivy League Champions (1)
Baseball

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

Baseball (NCAA)
Skiing (NCAA)
Men's Soccer (NCAA)
Men's Heavyweight Rowing (IRA)
Men's Lightweight Rowing (IRA)
Women's Sailing (ICSA Nationals)
Men's Squash (CSA National Championships)
Women's Squash (Howe Cup)

Men's Heavyweight Crew (7)
Men's Lightweight Crew (7)
Women's Crew (9)
Women's Hockey (6)
Women's Lacrosse (7)
Women's Sailing (10)
Co-ed Sailing (18)
Skiing (3)
Men's Soccer (5)
Men's Squash (7)
Women's Squash (9)
(highest ranking in parenthesis)

First Team All-Ivy Athletes: 25
Total All-Ivy Athletes: 68

Ivy League Rookies of the Year (2)
Hillary Hubert '13 (softball), Chris O'Dowd '13 (baseball)

All-America (10)
Becca Dellenbaugh '10 (sailing), Rosie Brennan '11 (skiing), Emily Dreissigacker '12 (w. rowing), Courtney Hammond '11 (skiing), Chris Hanson '13 (squash), Daniel Keat '10 (m. soccer), Nick Sisodia '12 (squash), Ace Tarberry '11 (skiing), Julie Wadland '10 (w. lacrosse), Valeria Wiens '13 (squash)

National Academic All-America (1)
Craig Henderson '09 (soccer, 2nd team)

District Academic All-America (5)
Sam Bean '11 (baseball, 2nd team), Bryan Giudicelli '11 (soccer, 1st team), Craig Henderson '09 (soccer, 1st team), Sarah Parsons '10 (hockey, 2nd team), Betsy Williams '10 (basketball, 2nd team)

Other Major Awards: Craig Henderson '09 (m. soccer): NSCAA Scholar All-America second team; Sarah Leonard '13 (tennis): ITA Northeast Rookie of the Year; Greta Meyer '11 (lacrosse): Tewaaraton Award Nominee; Sarah Parsons '10 (hockey): Kazmaeir Award Finalist; Becky Poskin '09 (soccer): Wooden Citizenship Cup Finalist; Myra Sack '10 (soccer): Lowe's Senior CLASS All-Senior All-America second team; Julie Wadland '10 (lacrosse): Tewaaraton Award Nominee

BASEBALL (Bob Whalen, Head Coach — 403-414, 21 yrs) 27-19, 13-7 Ivy (1st- Rolfe Division), NCAA Tournament
For the second straight year, baseball won the Ivy Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, playing at the University of Miami. To earn the trip south Dartmouth had to make a comeback in the Ivy Championship Series, shaking off a 13-2 loss at Columbia in game one and sweeping the next two games for the title. Though they battled back, the Dartmouth nine could not overcome #11 Miami in the first game of the Regional, but defeated Florida International, 15-9 in an elimination game before falling to Texas A&M, 4-3. Catcher Chris O’Dowd ’13, was the Ivy Co-Rookie of the Year and Freshman All-America while pitcher Cole Sulser ’12 was second team All-New England and All-Ivy. Pitcher Robert Young ’10 was drafted in the 31st round by the Chicago White Sox.
MEN’S BASKETBALL (Terry Dunn, Head Coach — 47-103, 5.5 yrs, Mark Graupe, Interim Coach — 2-13, 0.5 yrs) 5-23, 1-13 Ivy (8th)
The men’s basketball team put on a good show for Leede Arena crowds, with five wins coming on its home court including victories over Bucknell, Hartford and Columbia. The Green’s defense was a strength all year, while Ronnie Dixon ’11 led the team in scoring with 9.3 points and Robbie Pride ’10 averaged 8.3 points, 2.2 assists. Assistant coach Mark Graupe was named interim head coach when Terry Dunn resigned after the 13th game.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (Chris Wielgus, Head Coach — 374-277, 25 yrs) 11-17, 6-8 Ivy (5th)
Women’s basketball was unable to pick up a third straight Ivy Championship, rebuilding after seeing two All-Ivy stars graduate in 2009. The Big Green played one of the nation’s most difficult schedules and in January, ran off a thrilling three game winning streak, starting with a 45-44 win over archrival Harvard in the Ivy opener, playing in front of 1,619 fans to ultimately become the Ivy winner of the NCAA Pack the House Challenge. Brittney Smith ’11 was a repeat selection to the All-Ivy first team after averaging 12.1 points and 10.2 rebounds while Faziah Steen ’13 was a unanimous Ivy All-Rookie choice after scoring 9.4 points per game and grabbing 48 steals.
   MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (Barry Harwick ’77, Head Coach — 18 yrs) T-3rd at Heps

Dartmouth improved on its Ivy Heps Championship standing from the previous season, tying Cornell for a third place finish on the strength of a ninth-place finish by Tom Robbins ’11. The Big Green went on to take fifth out of 36 teams at NCAA Regionals, led by a 14th place finish by Chris Zablocki ’10. Robbins was named second team All-Ivy and the team earned an All-Academic honor from the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (Maribel Sanchez Souther ’96, Head Coach — 7 yrs) 6th at Heps
The Big Green took sixth at the Ivy Heps Championship, moving up a spot from 2009 and finishing well ahead of Penn and Yale. Amy Schuman ’12 was Dartmouth’s top finisher, taking 24th overall. Dartmouth went on to take 12th at the NCAA Regionals, with Elizabeth Short ’12 leading the way in 38th place.
EQUESTRIAN (Sally Batton, Head Coach — 19 yrs) 1st at Ivy Show
Dartmouth’s equestrian team brought a title to Hanover, winning the Ivy League Championship show hosted at its own Morton Farm, sweeping first place in the entire Open Division. The Big Green also sent six riders to Regional Championships, with Samantha Parsons ’10 as the top High Point Rider, finishing fourth overall.
FIELD HOCKEY (Amy Fowler, Head Coach — 84-91, 9 yrs) 9-8, 4-3 Ivy (T-3rd)
Dartmouth’s dynamic duo of Virginia Peisch ’11 and Kelly Hood ’12 led the Big Green to a third place Ivy finish and ultimately each was named first team All-Ivy. Hood broke the school single-season scoring record with 42 points while Peisch is within one assist, 31, from tying the career record. Off the field, nine players were named to the Academic Squad by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association and the squad earned the national team academic award.
FOOTBALL (Buddy Teevens ’79, Head Coach — 35-63-2, 10 yrs) 2-8, 2-5 Ivy (6th)
The inspired play of first team All-Ivy running back Nick Schwieger ’12 led the football team to a sixth place finish in the Ancient Eight. Schwieger led the league in rushing with 78.3 yards per game and led the team to a 28-6 Homecoming victory over Columbia to snap a 17-game losing streak. Free safety Pete Pidermann ’10 and cornerback Shawn Abuhoff ’12 also earned second team All-Ivy honors as a young Big Green squad battled a tough non-league schedule and improved steadily as the season went on. Abuhoff also earned a spot on the All-New England FCS Team while Tanner Scott ’11 was named an Academic All-Star.
MEN’S GOLF (Rich Parker, Head Coach — 5 yrs) 4th at Ivy Championship
A team effort gave the men’s golf team a fourth place finish at the Ivy League Championship, led by Peter Williamson’s ’12 fourth place finish overall, earning first teamAll-Ivy honors. Co-captain Davis Mullany ’11 took 13th at the tournament while Dave Putney ’10 closed out his career with a 16th place finish. The Big Green also took third place of 39 teams at the New England Championship and won its own 13-team Dartmouth Invitational, with James Pleat ’13 winning individual honors.

  WOMEN’S GOLF (Kevin Gibson, Head Coach — 13 yrs) 7th at Ivy Championship

Individual golfers finished strong on the final day of the Ivy Championship at Baltusrol Golf Course, with rookie Julie Campbell ’13 leading the team with a 21st place finish and captain Katie Gulemi ’11 finishing 25th. During the fall season, Dartmouth took fifth place in a 20-team field at its own invitational tournament.
 MEN'S HOCKEY (Bob Gaudet '81, Head Coach - 187-184-47, 14 yrs) 10-19-3, 7-12-3  ECAC (T-9th), 2-7-1 Ivy (5th)
Dartmouth advanced to the ECAC Tournament, falling in three games at Quinnipiac in the first round. After losing game one, the Big Green tied the series with a 6-3 game-two win, but lost in the third game, 2-1. Evan Stephens ’11 was named third team All-ECAC and honorable mention All-Ivy. He was joined on that All-Ivy list by classmates Adam Estoclet ’11 and Scott Fleming ’11.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY (Mark Hudak, Head Coach — 140-66-11, 7 yrs) 12-14-2, 9-12-1 ECAC (9th); 5-5-0 Ivy (4th)
Women’s hockey did not get the chance to defend its ECAC Tournament title, falling just one point short of making the postseason field. Sarah Parsons ’10 closed out a tremendous career as a top-10 finalist for the Kazmaier national player of the year award, also earning first team All-Ivy and second team All-ECAC honors. Classmate Jenna Cunningham ’10 was also named second team All-ECAC while freshman Camille Dumais ’13 earned a spot on the All-Rookie team.
MEN’S LACROSSE (Andy Towers, Head Coach — 5-8, 1 yr) 5-8, 2-4 Ivy (T-5th)
Dartmouth fell just short of earning a spot in the inaugural Ivy League Tournament but had some thrills in Andy Towers’ first season at the helm. At one point, the Big Green took on six straight ranked opponents, breaking through with a huge 8-6 upset of #6 Cornell, who eventually advanced to the Final Four. Three players were named All-Ivy with first team selection for Casey Hingtgen ’10, also All-New England, and second team honors for Ari Sussman ’10 and Fergus Campbell ’12.
WOMEN’S LACROSSE (Amy Patton, Head Coach — 198-93, 18 yrs) 11-5, 5-2 Ivy (2nd)
Dartmouth lacrosse enjoyed an impressive return to the national top-10 this season, ranking as high as seventh in the nation and rattling off a nine game winning-streak. The Big Green advanced to the championship game of the inaugural Ivy League Tournament, taking a heartbreaking 9-8 loss to #6 Penn. Dartmouth players picked up a host of accolades including IWLCA All-America third team honors for goalie Julie Wadland ’10, who was also named first team All-Ivy and second team IWLCA All-North. Juniors Greta Meyer ’11 and Shannie MacKenzie ’11 earned first team All-Ivy, first team All-North and All-America honors as well.
MEN’S ROWING (Heavy: Topher Bordeau 4 yrs; 4-4 overall,  0-2 Ivy
Seeded 12th at the Eastern Sprints, the Dartmouth heavyweights shocked the field and surged to a fifth place finish in the Grand Final. Dartmouth advanced to the IRA National Championship, racing in a wild All-Ivy semifinal in which the top three teams finished all within a second of each other with the Big Green just 1.09 seconds off the winning time. The Green advanced to the Petite Final, taking second and finished eighth overall out of 18 teams.
( Light: Dan Roock, 1 yr) 5-3-1, 2-2-1 Ivy)
The lightweight varsity won five races this spring including wins over Penn, MIT and Columbia and raced to an improbable dead heat with Yale in the Durand Cup race. After taking third in its heat at the EARC Eastern Sprints, Dartmouth advanced to the Grand Final for the third time in the last four years and finished fourth, beating both Navy and Penn. The Big Green qualified for the IRA National Championship, taking sixth in the Grand Final.
WOMEN’S ROWING (Wendy Levash, Head Coach, 5 yrs) 12-2, 3-2 Ivy
The women’s crew team had a solid season, led by the varsity eight’s impressive 12-2 record and fourth place finish in the Grand Final at Eastern Sprints, a one-place improvement from last season. The second varsity eight boat took second in the Petite Final while the third varsity eight took fourth in its Petite Final. Sarah Alexander ’10 and Emily Dreissigacker ’11 were named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association All-New England first team and six were named CRCA Scholar Athletes.
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 Thompson, Peter Dodge ’78 and Christine Booker, Coaches)
Dartmouth skiing continued its utter dominance of EISA competition, completing a second straight unbeaten season, winning 14 straight carnivals. The Big Green also cruised to the EISA Championship, with women’s cross country sweeping the podium and taking six of the top-10 spots led by Ida Sargent ’11, who won eight of 10 races on the season. Dartmouth sent 12 skiers to the NCAA Championships where the team finished fifth overall. Cross country racer Rosie Brennan ’11 and alpiners Courtney Hammond ’11 and Ace Tarberry ’11 all earned All-America status.
MEN’S SOCCER (Jeff Cook, Head Coach — 77-54-26, 9 yrs) 10-7-1, 4-3 Ivy (4th), NCAA Tournament
Dartmouth found itself in the national spotlight this season and emerged from one of the most talented Ivy fields in recent memory to earn its third straight NCAA Tournament bid and fifth in the last six years. The Big Green lost at Boston College, 2-1 in overtime in the first round. Ranked as high as fifth nationally during the season, Dartmouth endured injuries to key players including Craig Henderson ’09. Daniel Keat ’10 led Dartmouth in scoring with 22 points and earned NSCAA All-America third team, All-Region first team and All-Ivy first team honors. Lucky Mkosana ’12 was named first team All-Ivy and first team All-Northeast.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (Angie Hind, Head Coach — 47-31-6, 5 yrs) 10-7, 4-3 Ivy (3rd)
The Big Green took a third place finish in the Ivy League in a season highlighted by winning the tournament title at the Virginia Nike Classic, including an upset of then #12 West Virginia. Six Dartmouth players were named All-Ivy including a trio of first team midfielders in Ali Hubbard ’10, Kelsey Quick ’10 and Myra Sack ’10. Sack was also named NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic and All-New England and was a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award. Becky Poskin ’09, an All-Ivy honorable mention choice, was a finalist for the Wooden Citizenship Cup.
SOFTBALL (Christine Vogt, Head Coach — 88-144, 6 yrs) 13-26, 11-9 Ivy (2nd- Northern Division)
After playing a grueling non-league schedule including five games against ranked teams, Dartmouth softball came down to the final weekend in the hopes of defending its North Division Title. Despite not taking the crown, the Big Green finished strong and saw three student-athletes earn All-Ivy honors, highlighted by the selection of Hillary Hubert ’13 as the Ivy Rookie of the Year. Kirsten Costello ’10 and Noelle Ramirez ’13 earned second team and honorable mention honors, respectively.
MEN’S SQUASH (Hansi Wiens, Head Coach — 12-8, 1 yr) 12-8, 2-4 Ivy (5th)
Dartmouth improved by one place in the Ivy standings under first-year head coach Hansi Wiens and closed out its CSA National Championship appearance with a win over Western Ontario. Chris Hanson ’13 and Nick Sisodia ’12 were both named CSA All-America and All-Ivy. The two competed at the CSA National Individual Championship along with Robbie Maycock ’13.
WOMEN’S SQUASH (Hansi Wiens, Head Coach — 8-8, 1 yr) 8-8, 1-5 Ivy (6th)
Wiens also led the women’s team to a one place improvement with a season-ending win over Brown, 7-2. The Big Green won the B Division of the Howe Cup National Championship (Kurtz Cup) with wins over Brown, Mt. Holyoke and Colby. Valeria Wiens ’13 was named first team All-America and All-Ivy.
MEN’S SWIMMING (Jim Wilson, Head Coach — 31-136-1, 16 yrs) 1-9, 0-7 Ivy (8th at Ivy Championship)
Dartmouth enjoyed wins over Colgate, Boston College and Maine this season. Albert Roth '13 advanced to the Ivy Championship races and broke records in the 400 IM, 200 IM and 200 butterfly and Michael Ahern '12 broke a school record in the 100 backstroke. Michael Brown '11 advanced to NCAA Zone Diving Championships.
WOMEN’S SWIMMING (Jim Wilson, Head Coach — 14-36, 4 yrs) 2-11, 0-7 Ivy (8th at Ivy Championship)
Diver Erica Serpico ’12 won the Ivy Championship on the one-meter board also earning first team All-Ivy and advancing to NCAA Zones. Charlotte Williams ’13 advanced to the Ivy final and broke a school record in the 400 IM while Maddie Steiner ’11 advanced to finals in the 100 and 200 freestyle, breaking the record in the 200.
MEN’S TENNIS (Chuck Kinyon, Head Coach — 279-268-1, 26 yrs) 11-11, 2-5 Ivy (6th)
Dartmouth improved in the Ivy standings with wins over Penn and Brown in head coach Chuck Kinyon’s final year at the helm. Dan Freeman ’10 closed out his career with second team All-Ivy honors in both singles and doubles, paired up with Michael Laser ’12 for that honor.
WOMEN’S TENNIS (Bob Dallis, Head Coach — 87-81, 7 yrs) 16-6, 3-4 Ivy (5th)
Dartmouth picked up three Ivy wins this spring, defeating Columbia, Cornell and Penn and ranking as high as 37th nationally during its impressive season. Sarah Leonard ’13, a second team All-Ivy honoree at second singles, was named the ITA Northeast Rookie of the Year. Molly Scott ’11 earned first team All-Ivy honors at first singles and first doubles, pairing with Mary Beth Winingham ’10.
MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD (Barry Harwick ’77, 18 yrs) Heps: 3rd (in), 5th (out)
Dartmouth improved five spots from last year with a third place finish at Indoor Heps and took fifth at Outdoor Heps. Rookie Connor Reilly ’13 broke the school record in the 60 meter dash and won the Ivy Title at Indoor Heps. Ted Lesher ’10 and Rob Contuzzi ’12 both earned indoor second team All-Ivy honors with Lesher taking second in the triple and long jumps and Contuzzi taking second in the heptathlon. At Outdoor Heps, Chris Roe ’11 took second in the Javelin and Brett Gibson finished second in the decathlon, both earning All-Ivy honors. Ethan Shaw ’11 placed 18th in the 10,000 meter at NCAA Regionals this spring, just missing the national cut.
WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD (Sandra Ford-Centonze, 18 yrs) Heps: 7th (in), 6th (out)
The track season was highlighted by the emergence of Priscilla Trojano ’12 as a force in the pentathlon, winning Ivy Championships both indoor and outdoor and taking first team All-Ivy honors home. Kristin Kern ’10 was the Big Green’s other All-Ivy honoree, taking second in the high jump at Outdoor Heps. Classmate Laura Tabor ’10 closed her collegiate career by breaking the school record in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the ECAC Championship. Two athletes, Alexandra Tanner ’11 and Christina Supino ’12 advanced to the NCAA Regionals, with Tanner taking 28th in the 400 hurdles and Supino finishing 34th in the 800 meter race.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (Ann Marie Larese, Head Coach — 193-223, 16 yrs) 11-13, 7-7 Ivy (5th)
Dartmouth picked up key non-conference wins over Big East foe Providence and Central Connecticut and added three more Ivy wins to its record than the previous season, including a sweep of Harvard and Columbia. Two outside hitters were named All-Ivy, as Madeline Baird ’12 earned a spot on the second team and Megan McGregor ’10 closed out her career as honorable mention.