DartmouthSports.com Athletes of the Week - Centenari & Savage
Men's Tennis opened the fall tournament season on the road in New York City, Field Hockey continues to dominate on Chase AstroTurf field. Senior Xander Centenari led the way for the tennis team with four match wins leading to a win in the A Draw. Ali Savage led the field hockey team to a third-straight win on home turf.
Each week, DartmouthSports.com will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the DartmouthSports.com Athletes of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition.
Ali Savage (Orange, New South Wales, Australia) Field Hockey, Freshman, Forward
Ali Savage (Orange, New South Wales, Australia) of the field hockey team was named the Dartmouth Female Athlete of the Week for her play over this past weekend against Brown and Holy Cross. In a Saturday matchup with the Bears in Providence, the freshman forward scored the overtime winner eight minutes into the extra period to help the Big Green to a 4-3 win and a 2-0 start in Ivy play. She followed that with the game-winning goal and an assist Sunday afternoon against the Crusaders. Savage has also been named the winner of the last two Ivy League Rookie of the Week awards and has helped Dartmouth to four-straight wins.
Senior Xander Centenari (Towson, Md.) competed at the 2011 USTA Billie Jean King NTC Men's College Invitational in Flushing, N.Y. and won the A Draw at the event. Centenari needed to win four consecutive matches to claim the tournament title. He opened the weekend with a victory over the top-ranked player in the draw, Vasko Mladenov of St. John's. Centenari followed that up with a straight set win over Ivan Turudic of Penn. In his final two matches, Centenari defeated Matt Spindler of Princeton in the semi finals and Milo Hauk of St. John's in the finals. The men's tennis team next competes at home for the Dartmouth Shootout on Oct. 7-9.