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2011-12 Highlights - Varsity Athletics

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

Ivy League Champions (1)
Men's Soccer

Division Champions (1)
Baseball (Red Rolfe)
National Championship Appearances (8) Nationally Ranked Teams (12)
Women's Lacrosse (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)
Co-ed Sailing (ICSA)
Men's Heavyweight Crew (15)
Men's Lightweight Crew (2)
Women's Crew (17)
Men's Hockey (15)
Women's Hockey (8)
Women's Lacrosse (8)
Women's Sailing (2)
Co-ed Sailing (2)
Skiing (3)
Men's Soccer (20)
Men's Squash (7)
Women's Squash (8)
(highest ranking in parenthesis)
First Team All-Ivy Athletes: 27
Total All-Ivy Athletes: 99

Ivy League Player of the Year (4)
Kelly Hood '12 (Field Hockey), Lucky Mkosana '12 (Men's Soccer), Sarah Plumb '12 (Women's Lacrosse), Peter Williamson '12 (Golf)

All-America (22)
Sophie Caldwell '12 (2x-Skiing), Abbey D'Agostino '14 (4x-Cross Country, Track), Erika Flowers '12 (2x-Skiing), Annie Hart '14 (2x-Skiing), Chris Hanson '13 (Squash), Kelly Hood '12 (Field Hockey), Megan Krumpoch '14 (Track), Eric Packer '12 (2x-Skiing), Alexi Pappas '12 (Track), Nick Schwieger '12 (Football), Nick Sisodia '12 (Squash), Christina Supino '12 (Track), Sam Tarling '13 (Skiing), Peter Williamson '12 (Golf)

National Champion (1)
Abbey D'Agostino '14 5,000m

National Academic All-America (1)
Eric Packer '12 (Skiing) At-Large

District Academic All-America (6)
Amber Bryant '12 (Volleyball, 1st team), John Gallagher '12 (Football, 1st team), Luke Hussey '11 (Football, 1st team), Jeff Keller '14 (Baseball, 1st team), Tim McManus '11 (Football, 1st team), Eric Packer '12 (At-Large, 1st team)

Other Major Awards: Sophie Caldwell '12 (Skiing): Ski Racing Magazine Female Collegiate Nordic Skier of the Year, Deidre Lambert (Sailing): NEISA Women's Rookie of the Year, Sam Williams (Sailing): NEISA Sportsman of the Year, Abbey D'Agostino (Track): USTFCCA New England Athlete of the Year

BASEBALL (Bob Whalen, Head Coach — 457-441-1, 23 yrs) 24-18, 14-6 Ivy (1st - Rolfe Division)
After opening the season with a 2-10 record against an extremely tough schedule, the Big Green showed that the challenge was worth it by winning 22 of their last 30 contests to storm to a fifth consecutive Red Rolfe Division Championship. After falling in game one in the Ivy Championship Series at Cornell, Dartmouth rebounded with a 7-1 triumph to force a decisive third game, only to lose in excruciating fashion on a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th. During the course of the season, Dartmouth enjoyed a 12-game winning streak and improved its record at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park to an incredible 55-7. Eight players earned All-Ivy honors highlighted by first-team accolades for outfielder Jake Carlson '12, designated hitter Ennis Coble '13, shortstop Joe Sclafani '12 and first baseman Dustin Selzer '14.
MEN’S BASKETBALL (Paul Cormier, Head Coach — 97-143, 9 yrs)   5-25, 1-13 Ivy (8th)
Despite winning just five games overall - and one in league play - for a third straight season, the future is much brighter after three freshmen - Jvonte Brooks '15, John Golden '15 and Gabas Maldunas '15 - racked up 10 Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors, the third most in the history of the Ivy League. Dartmouth scored a nice victory over Elon in Leede Arena, plus won one of its games at the prestigious Great Alaska Shootout as David Rufful '12 was named to the all-tournament team.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL  (Chris Wielgus, Head Coach — 387-320, 27 yrs)    6-22, 4-10 Ivy (7th)
Dartmouth was faced with its most youthful team in years in 2011-12 with just two upperclassmen in Sasha Dosenko '12 and Faziah Steen '13. The Big Green closed the season strong with wins over Columbia and Cornell to close the home slate and also posted an Ivy League win over Brown.  Faziah Steen '13 earned her second consecutive All-Ivy second team honor and scored her 1,000th point against Columbia on March 3.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY  (Barry Harwick ’77, Head Coach — 20 yrs)    5th  at Heps
The men placed fifth in the snow at the 2011 Heps, run for the first time at Princeton. Ethan Shaw '12 won the individual title by the slimmest of margins, narrowly edging out Columbia's Kyle Merber by a tenth of a second. The Big Green would go on to take sixth at the Northeast Regionals, while Shaw was sixth, earning all-region honors before heading to Nationals in Indiana where he placed 54th.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (Mark Coogan, Head Coach — 1 yr)    5th at Heps
Abbey D'Agostino '14 earned a first-place finish at Heps to help the Big Green jump to fifth overall in the team standings. The sophomore became the first female Dartmouth runner to take the top spot in 15 years. She would go on to place first at Regionals and take third at Nationals, the best finish ever for a Big Green harrier on either the men's or women's side. Her finish in Indiana earned First-Team All-America honors.
EQUESTRIAN (Sally Batton, Head Coach — 21 yrs) 3rd at Ivy Show
The equestrian team had three top-three finishes and eight in the top five, including a second-place showing at the Dartmouth Invitational in the fall. Nine Dartmouth riders were also tabbed by the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association as members of all-academic teams.
FIELD HOCKEY (Amy Fowler, Head Coach — 104-106, 12 yrs)   10-7 ,7-4 Ivy (T-3rd)
For the second year in a row, the Big Green posted an impressive 10-7 mark against an incredibly tough schedule. The season's biggest win came when Dartmouth knocked off No. 19 Princeton, 2-1, on Sept. 17 at home to snap the Tigers' 24-game Ivy League win streak. Kelly Hood '12 broke the program's career scoring record with 134 points on the strength of her 47 career goals, also a program record. For her efforts, Hood earned All-America Third Team honors as well as First Team All-Ivy, All-Northeast Region accolades and Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year.
FOOTBALL (Buddy Teevens ’79, Head Coach — 46-72-2, 12 yrs)    5-5, 4-3 Ivy (T-2nd)
Dartmouth posted its best Ivy record and finish in the league standings in eight years thanks to a strong finish, winning three of its final four contests. The Big Green were led once again by running back Nick Schweiger '12 who was named first-team All-Ivy and a finalist for the Bushnell Cup. Dartmouth had five players named First Team All-Ivy as cornerback/returner Shawn Abuhoff '12, tight end John Gallagher '12, offensive lineman Ryan O'Neill '12 and defensive tackle Eddie Smith '12 joined Schweiger. O'Neill, Schwieger and Smith were named to the New England FCS All-Star team, and Schwieger went on to earn third-team All-America honors from the Associated Press as well as the George "Bulger" Lowe Award, known as the New England Heisman.
MEN’S GOLF  (Rich Parker, Head Coach —7 yrs)    2nd at Ivy Championship
Peter Williamson '12 won the Ivy Championship for the third time, while Dartmouth lost in a team playoff to Penn to finish second. It marked the best finish for the Big Green since placing second in 1995. Charlie Edler '15 tied for seventh and earned All-Ivy second-team honors. Williamson, the Ivy Player of the Year, went on to compete at the NCAA Central Regional, finishing tied for fifth among 75 participants. Williamson capped his collegiate career with third-team All-America honors.

WOMEN’S GOLF (Janet Coles, Head Coach — 1 yr)    7th at Ivy Championship
Jane Lee '15 tied for 10th at the Ivy Championship and earned All-Ivy second-team honors. In the fall, the team won the Dartmouth Invitational for the first time since 1992, and was the first victory of any kind since claiming the Bryant Invitational in 2003. Dartmouth then won the ECAC Championship for the first time since 1992.
 MEN'S HOCKEY (Bob Gaudet ’81, Head Coach — 219-212-54, 16 yrs)    13-16-4, 8-11-3 ECAC (9th); 8-11-3 Ivy (9th)
A rash of injuries hampered what was predicted to be a promising 2011-12 season. However, the team fought through those injuries to earn the ninth seed in the ECAC Hockey Tournament where it knocked off St. Lawrence in Canton to earn the first-ever road playoff series victory in program history. The freshman class scored more goals than any other in the league led by Brandon McNally '15 and his 10 in league play. Tyler Sikura '15 and Doug Jones '12 tied for the team lead in points with 25 with Jones becoming the 36th player in program history to reach the 100-point mark with a goal at Yale on Feb. 17.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY (Mark Hudak, Head Coach —180-89-22, 9 yrs)   18-110-2, 14-6-2 ECAC (T-4th); 6-3-1 Ivy (T-2nd)
Dartmouth finished tied for second in the Ivy League and tied for fourth in the ECAC while qualifying for its 21st ECAC Hockey Tournament. During the season, the Big Green beat three ranked teams before being knocked out of the quarterfinals of the ECAC Tournament by St. Lawrence, which finished the year ranked seventh in the nation. The team had three players earn ECAC honors with four being recognized in the Ivy League. Reagan Fischer '12 was the ECAC's Co-Best Defensive Forward and named second team All-Ivy. Kelly Foley '12 earned third team All-ECAC and second team All-Ivy. Sasha Nanji '13 was named second team All-ECAC and All-Ivy. Lindsay Holdcroft '14 made second team All-Ivy.
MEN’S LACROSSE  (Andy Towers, Head Coach — 15-26, 3 yrs)    5-9, 1-6 Ivy (T-6th)
Dartmouth had some exciting moments including a season-opening win at 19th-ranked Colgate and victories over Sacred Heart and Vermont. The Big Green had three athletes named All-Ivy - defenseman Pat Flynn '13 (second team), Fergus Campbell '12 (honorable mention) and Kip Dooley '12 (honorable mention). Flynn was named second-team All-New England, while Campbell, Dooley, Colin Delaney '12 and Drew Tunney '12 were named Senior Scholar Athletes.
WOMEN’S LACROSSE  (Amy Patton, Head Coach — 221-103, 20 yrs)    12-5, 5-2 Ivy (2nd), NCAA Tournament
For the first time in three seasons, Dartmouth won the Ivy League Tournament Championship and the automatic berth into the NCAA Lacrosse Championship. The Big Green won the title over top-seeded Penn, 6-4, in Philadelphia after knocking off Cornell two days earlier, 9-8. Senior Sarah Plumb '12 was tabbed as the Ivy League Player of the Year, while goalkeeper Kristen Giovanniello '14 earned Most Outstanding Player honors during the league tournament. Five players were recognized as members of the IWLCA All-Northeast Region Teams, led by Plumb on the First Team. Plumb also earned All-America honors.
MEN’S HEAVYWEIGHT ROWING  (Topher Bordeau, 6 yrs)    15th at IRA Nationals, 12th at Eastern Sprints
The Big Green heavyweight rowers had several tight races this spring and picked up wins over Holy Cross and Rutgers. Dartmouth finished 12th at Eastern Sprints and performed well enough to earn its 14th consecutive bid to the IRA National Championship. The first varsity eight took 15th at IRAs while the freshman eight placed 11th after racing in the petite final for the second consecutive season. 
MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT ROWING (Dan Roock, 3 yrs)    2nd at IRA Nationals, 5th at Eastern Sprints
The Big Green varsity eight capped an outstanding season with a second place finish at IRA Nationals, the highest finish in the last seven seasons. Dartmouth's varsity eight won three of its four Cup races and placed second at the Eastern Sprints. The Big Green's top crew earned All-Ivy League honors for the second consecutive season. The Big Green second varsity eight and freshmen eight placed sixth at Eastern Sprints. The team closed the season at the prestigious Royal Henley regatta in England. The crew fell to Brown in the first round of knockout racing. 
WOMEN’S ROWING (Wendy Levash, Head Coach, 7 yrs)   6th at Ivy League Championship
The Big Green women's crew team had a strong finish at the Ivy League Championship. Dartmouth took sixth place in the inaugural championship and placed the first varsity eight and the second varsity eight in the grand final. The Big Green had seven rowers earn CRCA Scholar-Athlete honors while Hayley Daniell '12 earned CRCA All-New England first-team honors while senior captain Jamie Chapman '12 earned second-team accolades. 
SAILING  (John Storck (4 yrs) and Justin Assad (2 yr), Co-Head Coaches)
The Dartmouth women's sailing team placed 12th at the Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women's National Championship. The coed team finished 14th at the ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship. Sam Williams '12 earned the Robert H. Hobbs Sportsman of the Year award. Dierdre Lambert '15 was named an Honorable Mention All-American Skipper and the 2012 NEISA Women's Rookie of the Year.
SKIING (Ruff Patterson, Cami Thompson, Peter Dodge ’78 and Chip Knight, Coaches)  EISA (2nd), NCAA (4th)
The Dartmouth ski team won carnivals at Williams and Vermont and finished second in each of the others, bested only by rival Vermont. With the strongest Nordic teams in the country, the Big Green finished fourth at the NCAA Championships, giving the East two teams in the top four (UVM won the title) for the first time in 18 years. Sophie Caldwell '12 missed out on an individual title in the 15K Classic by a mere two inches, and she along with four teammates - Erika Flowers '12 Annie Hart '14, Eric Packer '12 and Sam Tarling '13 - each earned two All-America honors. In addition, Caldwell was recognized by Ski Racing Magazine as the Female Collegiate Nordic Skier of the Year, while men's Nordic coach Ruff Patterson was selected as the EISA Nordic Coach of the Year.
MEN’S SOCCER (Jeff Cook, Head Coach ­— 97-67-31, 11 yrs)    8-6-4, 4-1-2 Ivy (T-1st), NCAA Tournament
Dartmouth head coach Jeff Cook led the Big Green to its ninth Ivy League title and fifth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2011. Lucky Mkosana '12 claimed Ivy League Player of the Year and was a unanimous All-Ivy First Team selection. Nick Pappas '12 and Kevin Dzierzawski '14 were All-Ivy first-team selections while Noah Cohen '14 earned honorable mention accolades. Mkosana, an All-Northeast Region second team selection, was the No. 23 pick in the MLS SuperDraft, going to the Chicago Fire.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (Theresa Wagner, Head Coach ­— 4-12-0, 1 yr)    4-12-0, 2-5-0 Ivy (7th)
In the first season under the direction of head coach Theresa Wagner, Dartmouth finished in seventh place in the Ivy League. Dartmouth posted Ivy League wins over Cornell and Princeton and non-conference victories over Vermont and Maine. Three players earned All-Ivy honors with Emma Brush '13 and Chrissy Lozier '14 making the second team and Aurelia Solomon '14 earning honorable mention.
SOFTBALL  (Rachel Hanson, Head Coach — 31-47, 2yrs)    14-25, 7-13 Ivy (2nd - North Division)
Dartmouth finished tied for second in the North Division in its second season under head coach Rachel Hanson. The Big Green picked up two wins over rival Harvard, becoming the only Ivy League team to defeat the Crimson twice during the season. Kristen Rumley '15 became the first Big Green player with over 100 strikeouts since 2003 and her 151 strikeouts moved her into second  on the single-season list. Rumley and Kat Hicks '12 earned All-Ivy League honorable mention accolades. 
MEN’S SQUASH (Hansi Wiens, Head Coach ­— 32-24, 3 yrs)    10-8, 3-4 Ivy (5th)
Dartmouth finished seventh at the CSA National Championships, with a win over Franklin & Marshall to clinch that place. The Big Green had five players qualify for the CSA Individual Championship including: Chris Hanson '13, Nick Sisodia '12, Luke Lee '12, Robbie Maycock '13 and Chris Jung '14. Sisodia advanced to the consolation finals of the Pool Division. Sisodia and Hanson both were named first team All-Ivy, Sisodia was named a finalist for the Skillman Award, and Hanson and Maycock were named Scholar Athletes. Hanson and Sisodia earned All-America accolades to cap the season.
WOMEN’S SQUASH (Hansi Wiens, Head Coach ­— 23-26, 3 yrs)    6-9, 2-5 Ivy (6th)
After finishing eighth at the Howe Cup at the CSA National Championship, Dartmouth sent three players to the Individual Championship: Becky Lau '13, Corey Schafer '13 and Melina Turk '14. Lau advanced to the round of 16 in the Holleran Division. Schafer earned first team All-Ivy honors for the first time in her career.
MEN’S SWIMMING  (Jim Wilson, Head Coach ­— 43-156-1, 20 yrs)    4-6, 2-5 Ivy (5th at Ivy Championship)
Dartmouth had its best Ivy League Championship in program history with a fifth-place finish, up from seventh place in 2010-11. Nejc Zupan '14 claimed his third Ivy League championship by winning the 400 IM, which earned him All-Ivy first team honors, while the team set 13 school records over the three-day meet. Dartmouth concluded the season ranked No. 12 in the final mid-major poll.
WOMEN’S SWIMMING (Jim Wilson, Head Coach ­— 31-47, 7 yrs)    8-5, 3-4 Ivy (5th at Ivy Championship)
Dartmouth finished fifth at the Ivy League Championship in 2011-12, its first top-five finish since 1981. The women's team set six new school records at the meet and Meredith Sweeney '14 took second in the 200 back, earning All-Ivy second-team honors. Dartmouth closed the season ranked No. 14 in the final mid-major poll. 
MEN’S TENNIS (Chris Drake, Head Coach ­— 31-11, 2 yrs)    18-4, 4-3 Ivy (3rd)
In just his second year coaching the Big Green, Chris Drake led Dartmouth to a third-place finish in the Ivy League, missing an Ivy League title in the final set of the season. The team finished 18-4, which marked the most wins in program history. The previous high was 17 which was achieved  in 1996 and 1997. Doubles partners Alex de Chatellus '13 and Michael Laser '12 were named second team All-Ivy.
WOMEN’S TENNIS (Bob Dallis, Head Coach ­— 109-102, 9 yrs)    8-13, 4-3 Ivy (3rd)
The Big Green finished the year tied for sixth in the Ivy League with an 8-13 mark overall and a 2-5 record in the conference. Dartmouth earned prominent victories over Penn, Cornell, Boston University, UMass and St. John's. Sarah Leonard '13 earned first team All-Ivy in singles, after being named to the second team the last two seasons.
MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD (Barry Harwick ’77, 20 yrs)    Heps: 6th (in), 8th (out)
The Big Green ran to a sixth-place finish at the indoor Heps at Cornell before taking eighth during the outdoor season at Princeton. John Bleday '14 was the highlight of the indoor Heps meet, winning the 3,000m with a final push in the last few meters to overtake a Princeton runner for the title. Connor Reilly '13 was the most consistent performer throughout, setting several records in the sprints, while younger athletes like Josh Cyphers '15 in the pole vault and sprinter Brett Buskey '15 were impressive in their first seasons in Hanover.
WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD (Sandra Ford-Centonze, 20 yrs)    Heps: 3rd (in), 4th (out)
Alexi Pappas '12 and Abbey D'Agostino '14 brought national attention to the women's program in 2012. D'Agostino claimed the program's first-ever individual national title at the NCAA Championship meeting in Des Moines in June, winning the 5,000 meters by just three-hundredths of a second. Pappas was also a First-Team All-American during the outdoor season, claiming third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at nationals. As a team, the indoor season saw the Big Green take third at Heps, the best finish for the women since 1996. They then went on to a fourth-place finish at Penn in the outdoor season. The women's DMR qualified for the Indoor NCAA Championship in Boise, Idaho, where it placed third. The group auto-qualified for the meet by breaking the school record in the event in a tightly-contested race in New York City the month before. Janae Dunchack '14 won the Pentathlon at indoor Heps in February for the second straight season before going on to win the heptathlon at outdoors. D'Agostino was also a First-Team All-American during the indoor 3K, giving her All-America honors in each of her last four seasons of competition
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (Erin Lindsey, Head Coach ­— 16-9, 1 yr)    16-9, 8-6 Ivy (4th)
Under first-year head coach Erin Lindsey, the volleyball team registered its highest win total since 1999.The eight Ivy League victories tied the most wins in conference play in program history, which was last accomplished in 2007. The Big Green had three players set new program career records. Amber Bryant '12 set a new mark in total digs, Annie Villanueva '12 owns the career hitting percentage record and Madeline Baird '12 holds the all-time kills mark. Baird was named First Team All-Ivy, Villanueva made second team and Alissa Santa Maria '13 was named honorable mention.