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A look back at the 2010-11 Season Highlights

2010-11 Highlights - Varsity Athletics

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

Ivy League Champions (2)
Women's Lacrosse
Women's Tennis
Division Champions (1)
Baseball (Red Rolfe)
National Championship Appearances (9) Nationally Ranked Teams (13)
Women's Hockey (NCAA)
Women's Lacrosse (NCAA)
Women's Rowing (NCAA)
Skiing (NCAA)
Men's Soccer (NCAA)
Men's Heavyweight Rowing (IRA)
Men's Lightweight Rowing (IRA)
Men's Squash (CSA National Championships)
Women's Squash (Howe Cup)
Men's Heavyweight Crew (12)
Men's Lightweight Crew (3)
Women's Crew (12)
Men's Hockey (8)
Women's Hockey (8)
Women's Lacrosse (10)
Women's Sailing (8)
Co-ed Sailing (10)
Skiing (3)
Men's Soccer (16)
Men's Squash (7)
Women's Squash (8)
Women's Tennis (54)
(highest ranking in parenthesis)
First Team All-Ivy Athletes: 32
Total All-Ivy Athletes: 100

Ivy League Player of the Year (3)
Kat Collins '11 (Lacrosse), Nick Schwieger '12 (Football), Peter Williamson '12 (Golf)

Ivy League Rookie of the Year (2)
Kristen Giovanniello '14 (Lacrosse), Matt Lindblad '14 (Hockey)

All-America (16)
Shawn Abuhoff ’12 (Football), Rosie Brennan ’11 (Skiing), Sophie Caldwell ’12 (Skiing), Kat Collins ’11 (Lacrosse), Abbey D’Agostino ’14 (Track), Emily Dreissigacker ’11 (Rowing), Erika Flowers ’12 (Skiing), Kristen Giovanniello ’14 (Lacrosse), Courtney Hammond ’11 (Skiing), Chris Hanson ’13 (Squash), Nils Koons ’11 (Skiing), Trevor Leafe ’12 (Skiing), Shannie MacKenzie ’11 (Lacrosse), Eric Packer ’12 (Skiing), Sam Tarling ’13 (Skiing), Valeria Wiens ’13 (Squash)

National Academic All-America (1)
Eric Packer '12 (Skiing, 3rd team)

District Academic All-America (6)
Sam Bean ’11 (Baseball, 2nd team), Bryan Giudicelli ’11 (Soccer, 1st team), Courtney Hammond ’11 (Skiing, 2nd team), Andrew Olsen ’11 (Soccer, 1st team), Tanner Scott ’11 (Football, 1st team), Lane Shipley ’11 (Football, 1st team)

Other Major Awards: Shawn Abuhoff ’12 (Football): CFPA FCS Punt Returner of the Year, Annie Hart ’14 (Skiing): EISA Nordic Women’s Rookie of the Year, Andrew Olsen ’11 (Soccer): NSCAA Scholar All-America, Molly Scott ’11 (Tennis): ITA Northeast Senior of the Year

BASEBALL (Bob Whalen, Head Coach — 433-426-1, 22 yrs) 30-12, 14-6 Ivy (1st - Rolfe Division)
The winningest class in program history, Dartmouth’s seniors led the Big Green to a fourth-straight Red Rolfe Division Championship this season while winning a school-record 30 games. After falling in game one at Princeton, Dartmouth rallied from a 4-0 deficit in game two to force a decisive third game in the Ivy Championship Series, but it was not in the cards for the Green as the Tigers won the Ivy Crown. During the course of the season, Dartmouth enjoyed an 11-game winning streak and also extended its home winning streak to 24 games. Ten players earned All-Ivy honors highlighted by first team accolades for relief pitcher Ryan Smith ’11, starting pitchers Kyle Hendricks ’12 and Cole Sulser ’12, and shortstop Joe Sclafani ’12. Ennis Coble ’13, Chris O’Dowd ’13 and Sclafani were named All-New England.
MEN’S BASKETBALL (Paul Cormier, Head Coach — 92-118, 8 yrs)    5-23, 1-13 Ivy (8th)
2010-11 marked the return of former head coach Paul Cormier to the Dartmouth sidelines, returning to Hanover after stints at Fairfield and in the NBA, previously having coached the Big Green in the late 1980s. Cormier’s first win of his second go-around came against Hartford on Nov. 19 and he also guided the Big Green to key wins over Army, Drake and Cornell, which advanced to the 2010 NCAA Sweet 16. R.J. Griffin ’13 was the team’s MVP averaging 9.4 points per game.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL  (Chris Wielgus, Head Coach — 381-298, 26 yrs)    7-21, 3-11 Ivy (7th)
Injuries to former Ivy Player of the Year Brittney Smith ’11 and sensational rookie point guard Nicola Zimmer ’14, along with several other teammates, doomed the women’s basketball team to one of its toughest seasons ever. Before Smith’s injury on Dec. 1, the Big Green had bright spots, including three-straight wins over Vermont, Bryant and Northeastern. Dartmouth was able to rally to sweep Cornell and Columbia at home in February and the play of Faziah Steen ’13, a second team All-Ivy guard, was a bright spot. She averaged 12.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.2 steals per game and emerged as a prolific scoring threat.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY  (Barry Harwick ’77, Head Coach — 19 yrs)    2nd  at Heps
Once again, Dartmouth bettered its Ivy Heps Championship finish from a year ago, taking second at the event on the strength of a third-place finish by Ethan Shaw ’12 and three other top-12 finishers. Dartmouth advanced to NCAA Regionals, taking fourth place and just missing out on nationals. Shaw again paced his team with an 18th place finish while Phil Royer ’13 took 19th. Shaw, Royer and Tom Robbins ’11 were named all-region and the team was named a national All-Academic squad.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (Sandy Ford-Centonze, Head Coach — 4 yrs)    7th at Heps
Dartmouth finished seventh as a team at the Ivy Heps Championship, led by Amy Schuman’s ’12 18th-place finish. Freshmen Hannah Rowe ’14 and Katelyn Walker ’14 crossed 31st and 41st, respectively. Rowe went on to lead Dartmouth at the NCAA Regionals, finishing 37th while the team took eighth, its best result since 2004.
EQUESTRIAN (Sally Batton, Head Coach — 20 yrs) 3rd at Ivy Show
Equestrian finished third out of eight teams at the All-Ivy Show and won its own Dartmouth Classic. Sarah Spangenberg ’11 finished third in both of her events at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association’s National Competition. It was the highest finish ever for a Big Green rider.
FIELD HOCKEY (Amy Fowler, Head Coach — 94-98, 10 yrs)    10-7, 3-4 Ivy (T-4th)
Dartmouth tore through its non-conference schedule en route to an impressive 10-7 overall mark this season, including wins over Fairfield and UNH, along with key Ivy wins over Brown and Harvard. Virginia Peisch ’11 and Kelly Hood ’12 were both named first team All-Ivy after Peisch broke the school record for career assists (52) and led the nation in that category this season, and Hood ranked fourth in the nation in scoring. Dartmouth’s Ivy title hopes took a big hit when Hood was injured with three conference games to play and missed the rest of the season. The team earned NFHCA academic squad honors and 11 individuals were recognized as well.
FOOTBALL (Buddy Teevens ’79, Head Coach — 41-67-2, 11 yrs)    6-4, 3-4 Ivy (5th)
A shutout of Princeton in the season finale gave Dartmouth its first winning season in 13 years and many players from that team will return in 2011. The Big Green was  led by running back Nick Schweiger ’12 who was named first team All-Ivy and the Ivy Co-Player of the Year. Dartmouth had five players named First Team All-Ivy as cornerback/returner Shawn Abuhoff ’12, defensive end Charles Bay ’11, wide receiver Tim McManus ’11, offensive lineman Ryan O’Neill ’12 joined Schweiger. Abuhoff, Bay, O’Neill and Schwieger were named to the New England FCS All-Star team while McManus and receiver Tanner Scott ’11 were named FCS Academic All-Stars. Abuhoff went on to earn All-America honors as a return specialist from Phil Steele and the Sports Network.
MEN’S GOLF  (Rich Parker, Head Coach — 6 yrs)    4th at Ivy Championship
Peter Williamson ’12 won the Ivy Championship for the second time en route to a fourth-place finish for his team. Andrew Jankowski ’13 finished 11th and earned All-Ivy second team honors. Williamson, the Ivy Player of the Year, went on to compete at the NCAA East Regional, finishing 10th among 75 participants.

WOMEN’S GOLF (Kevin Gibson, Head Coach — 13.5 yrs; Gina Yoder, Acting Coach —0.5 yrs)    7th at Ivy Championship
Freshman Sarah Knapp ’14 finished 11th at the Ivy Championship and earned All-Ivy second team honors. Heather Roland ’12 and Katie Gulemi ’11 finished 25th and 27th, respectively. Knapp also won the ECAC Championship in the fall. Head coach Kevin Gibson took a medical leave mid-year and resigned at the end of the season.
 MEN'S HOCKEY (Bob Gaudet ’81, Head Coach — 206-196-50, 15 yrs)    19-12-3, 12-8-2 ECAC (3rd); 6-3-1 Ivy (2nd)
The men’s hockey team posted its best record since 2007 this season, returning to the ECAC Final Four and defeating Colgate in the consolation game after a loss to Cornell in the semifinal. Goalie James Mello ’12 and defenseman Joe Stejskal ’11 were named All-ECAC and Mello was a finalist for goaltender of the year after posting a 2.21 goals against average and .926 save percentage. Forward Matt Lindblad ’14 was the Ivy Co-Rookie of the Year while Mello earned first team All-Ivy honors. Scott Fleming ’11 and Stejskal were named to the second team and Adam Estoclet ’11 and Lindblad received honorable mention.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY (Mark Hudak, Head Coach — 162-78-11, 8 yrs)    22-12-0, 15-7-0 ECAC (3rd); 7-3-0 Ivy (2nd)
Mark Hudak got his Big Green back to the NCAA Tournament this season, earning an at-large bid after making it all the way to the ECAC Championship game before falling at #2 Cornell, 3-0. Dartmouth’s reward for making NCAA’s was another date with the Big Red, which it also lost in a return to Ithaca just a week later. Dartmouth ended the season ranked eighth nationally, and three athletes were named All-ECAC and four All-Ivy. Reagan Fischer ’12 was the ECAC’s Co-Best Defensive Forward while Kelly Foley ’12 was named first team All-Ivy and second team All-ECAC.
MEN’S LACROSSE  (Andy Towers, Head Coach — 10-17, 2 yrs)    5-9, 1-5 Ivy (7th)
Dartmouth had some exciting moments including an upset of #17 Harvard and wins over Sacred Heart and Vermont. The Big Green had three athletes named All-Ivy including goalkeeper Fergus Campbell ’12 (second team), Kip Dooley ’12 (honorable mention) and Nikki Dysenchuk ’13 (honorable mention). Dooley and Rhett Miller ’11 were both named All-New England and Adam Boardman ’11 was named a Senior Scholar Athlete.
WOMEN’S LACROSSE  (Amy Patton, Head Coach — 209-98, 19 yrs)    11-5, 6-1 Ivy (1st), NCAA Tournament
Dartmouth lacrosse is firmly back on the national landscape, as the Big Green claimed a share of its first Ivy Championship since 2005 and 11th overall and made its 12th NCAA Tournament, with its first bid since 2006. Just two days after clinching the Ivy title Dartmouth snapped #1 Maryland’s 28-game winning-streak, 9-8 in overtime. The Big Green ultimately earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament but fell in the first round to unbeaten #8 Albany, 10-7. Attack Kat Collins ’11 was named the Ivy League Player of the Year and goalie Kristen Giovanniello ’14 was named Ivy Rookie of the Year. They were joined on the All-Ivy first team by defender Shannie MacKenzie ’11 and midfielder Sarah Plumb ’12. Collins, Giovanniello and MacKenzie all went on to earn IWLCA All-America second team honors.
MEN’S ROWING  (Topher Bordeau, 5 yrs)    2-5, 0-2 Ivy
Dartmouth had some close races this spring and pulled out wins over Holy Cross and Rutgers during the course of the cup season. The varsity eight took an eighth place finish at Eastern Sprints, second in the Petite Final, and a 14th place finish at IRA Nationals. The first freshman eight took 11th at IRAs.
MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT ROWING (Dan Roock, 2 yrs)    4-1, 3-1 Ivy
The lightweight varsity eight had a solid cup racing season, winning three of the four cups for which it raced including wins over Yale, Columbia and Cornell. The Big Green went on to finish second in the Grand Final at Eastern Sprints and third in the nation at the IRA National Championships. The second varsity eight and freshman eight both took sixth in the Grand Finals at Eastern Sprints.
WOMEN’S ROWING (Wendy Levash, Head Coach, 6 yrs)    6-5, 2-2 Ivy, NCAA Championship
Women’s crew returned to the NCAA Championships for the third time since 2007, earning a bid after a strong performance at Eastern Sprints. At Sprints, the varsity eight took third in the Grand Final, medaling for the first time since 1997 and the second varsity eight took fourth in its Grand Final. Emily Dreissigacker ’11 earned CRCA All-America honors for the third time. Hayley Daniell ’12 joined her on the CRCA All-New England first team and Katherine Roddy ’11 was on the second team.
SAILING  (John Storck (3 yrs) and Justin Assad (1 yr), Co-Head Coaches)
The Dartmouth women’s sailing team finished 10th at the New England Championships. The highlight of the season came with a sixth place finish at the Atlantic Coach Championship in November. The coed team finished 11th at the New England Championship, and the most active skippers were Timothy Scanlon ‘12 and Chandler Salisbury ‘13.
SKIING (Ruff Patterson, Cami Thompson, Peter Dodge ’78 and Chip Knight, Coaches)
Dartmouth skiing faced a new surging foe in Vermont in EISA competition, and though the Big Green chased the Catamounts for much of the year, Dartmouth still dominated the rest of the circuit, finishing second in every carnival and winning the Middlebury Carnival, beating UVM. The Big Green took second at the EISA Championship and went on to finish third at the NCAA Championships, improving two spots from last year. Sam Tarling ’13 was the national champion in the Nordic 10K freestyle while seven teammates also earned All-America status. Rosie Brennan ’11 capped her stellar career with an eighth All-America honor.
MEN’S SOCCER (Jeff Cook, Head Coach ­— 89-61-27, 10 yrs)    12-7-1, 4-3 Ivy (3rd), NCAA Tournament
Head coach Jeff Cook led Dartmouth to its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the second time since 2008. Dartmouth, which finished the season ranked 16th, won 4-0 at #13 Monmouth and then 2-1 in overtime at #9 Notre Dame, but ultimately lost at #8 UCLA, 2-1, with just eight seconds left in double-overtime. Daniel Keat ’10 and Lucky Mkosana ’12 were both named first team All-Ivy. Keat was an NSCAA All-Northeast first team honoree while Mkosana and Andrew Olsen ’11 were named to the third team. Olsen and Bryan Giudicelli ’11 earned NSCAA Scholar All-East honors and Olsen was named a Scholar All-America.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (Angie Hind, Head Coach ­— 54-38-8, 6 yrs)    7-7-2, 4-2-1 Ivy (T-2nd)
Dartmouth finished tied for second in a tight Ivy League, ultimately just one point behind first-place Penn. The Big Green finished strong, going unbeaten in its last five games including wins over Harvard, Cornell, Columbia and a tie with Penn. Dartmouth also won at perennial Big 10 champ Penn State and tied #17 San Diego this year. Five players were named All-Ivy with midfielder Katie Davis ’11, defender Aurelia Solomon ’13 and midfielder Chrissy Lozier ’14 placed on the second team.
SOFTBALL  (Rachel Hanson, Head Coach — 17-22, 1yr)    17-22, 10-10 Ivy (2nd - North Division)
Dartmouth softball began a new era under first-year head coach Rachel Hanson, finishing second in the North Division, with key wins over perennial champs Cornell and winning three-of-four games against division foes Brown and Yale. Four athletes were named All-Ivy including second team honors for Hillary Hubert ’13 and Audrey Kolodziej ’12. Meghan Everett ’12 and Molly Khalil ’12 were named honorable mention.
MEN’S SQUASH (Hansi Wiens, Head Coach ­— 22-16, 2 yrs)    10-8, 2-4 Ivy (5th)
Dartmouth finished seventh at the CSA National Championships, with a win over Franklin & Marshall to clinch that place. Five Dartmouth players qualified for the CSA Individual Championships hosted by Dartmouth including: Chris Hanson ’13, Chris Jung ’14, Michael Lewis ’11, Robbie Maycock ’12 and Nick Sisodia ’13. After advancing all the way to the consolation finals, Hanson was named first team All-Ivy and first team All-America.
WOMEN’S SQUASH (Hansi Wiens, Head Coach ­— 17-17, 2 yrs)    9-9, 1-5 Ivy (6th)
After finishing eighth at the CSA National Championships, Dartmouth sent three players to the Individual Championships: Hanna Conant ’11, Corey Schafer ’13 and Valeria Wiens ’13. Both Conant and Wiens advanced to the consolation semifinals and earned first team All-Ivy honors. Wiens was also a second team All-America.
MEN’S SWIMMING  (Jim Wilson, Head Coach ­— 39-150-1, 17 yrs)    5-6, 1-6 Ivy (7th at Ivy Championship)
Dartmouth improved to a seventh-place finish at the Ivy League Championships on the strength of first-place finishes in the 1,000 free and 1,650 free by Nejc Zupan ’14. As a team, Dartmouth took key wins over Brown, Boston College, Maine and UMass. Diver Michael Brown ’11 advanced to the NCAA Zone Championships.
WOMEN’S SWIMMING (Jim Wilson, Head Coach ­— 23-42, 5 yrs)    9-6, 2-5 Ivy (6th at Ivy Championship)
Dartmouth improved two spots to a sixth-place finish at the Ivy Championships and picked up dual meet wins over Cornell and Brown. At Ivy’s, Christine Kerr ’14 was sixth in the 200 free and eighth in the 500 free. Danielle Kerr ’14 was seventh in the 400 IM and the 200 fly and Kendall Farnham ’14 took fourth in both the 100 fly and 200 fly. Meredith Sweeney ’14 finished fourth in the 200 back. Diver Katy Feng ’14 took fourth in the three-meter diving and advanced to the NCAA Zones, taking 22nd.
MEN’S TENNIS (Chris Drake, Head Coach ­— 13-7, 1 yr)    13-7, 4-3 Ivy (3rd)
First-year head coach Chris Drake led the Big Green to a third-place finish in the Ivy League, with wins over Brown, Columbia, Penn and Yale as well as Boston College, Portland and Utah. Doubles partners Xander Centenari ’13 and Michael Laser ’12 were named first team All-Ivy and Centenari also earned second team singles honors.
WOMEN’S TENNIS (Bob Dallis, Head Coach ­— 101-89, 8 yrs)    14-8, 6-1 Ivy (1st)
Dartmouth brought home the program’s first-ever Ivy League Championship this spring, as the Big Green tore through the back half of its schedule, winning six of its last seven matches to share the title with Yale, which received the NCAA auto-bid. Molly Scott ’11, the all-time leader in career wins, was named first team All-Ivy in singles and Sarah Leonard ’13 was named to the second team. Head coach Bob Dallis earned ITA Northeast Region Co-Coach of the Year honors as well.
MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD (Barry Harwick ’77, 19 yrs)    Heps: 3rd (in), 6th (out)
The Big Green finished third at Indoor Heps this winter and then took sixth at Outdoor Heps. David Irving ’11 closed his career with his best season for Dartmouth, earning second team All-Ivy honors with second-place finishes in the Indoor Heps weight throw and outdoor Heps hammer throw, advancing to the NCAA East Regional. Phil Royer ’13 took second in the steeplechase and advanced to NCAA Regionals as well. Anthony Romaniw ’13 took a second-place finish in the 800 meters at Indoor Heps and Chris Roe ’11 placed third in the javelin at Outdoor Heps. In all, six student-athletes advanced to NCAA Regional competition this year.
WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD (Sandra Ford-Centonze, 19 yrs)    Heps: 6th (in), 6th (out)
Dartmouth’s year was highlighted by a host of top individual performances, with nine school records falling, eight NCAA Regional qualifiers and four Ivy League Champions crowned. Abbey D’Agostino ’14 advanced to the NCAA National Championship meet in the 5,000 meters, finishing an impressive third in the nation, after also winning the Ivy outdoor title. Alex Tanner ’11 advanced to the NCAA Regional quarterfinals in the 400-meter hurdles after winning that event at Outdoor Heps. Priscilla Trojano ’12 successfully defended her Ivy heptathlon championship at Outdoor Heps and Janae Dunchack ’14 won the pentathlon at Indoor Heps.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (Ann Marie Larese, Head Coach ­— 207-234, 17 yrs)    14-11, 5-9 Ivy (6th)
Ann Marie Larese closed out her final year at Dartmouth with a winning record, also winning tournaments at both Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart to start the season at 7-0. The Big Green also swept Ivy foes Harvard and Cornell this fall. Madeline Baird ’12 continued her ascent in the record books and was named second team All-Ivy.