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2012-13 Highlights - Varsity Athletics

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

Division Champions (2) 
Baseball (Red Rolfe) - Softball (North)  
National Championship Appearances (10)Nationally Ranked Teams (13)
Women's Lacrosse (NCAA)
Skiing (NCAA)
Men's Heavyweight Rowing (IRA)
Men's Lightweight Rowing (IRA)
Sailing (ICSA)
Men's Squash (CSA National Championships)
Women's Squash (Howe Cup)
Women's Track and Field/Cross Country (NCAA)
Men's Swimming and Diving (NCAA)
Men's Heavyweight Crew (14)
Men's Lightweight Crew (5)
Men's Hockey (8)
Women's Hockey (8)
Women's Lacrosse (12)
Women's Sailing (1)
Co-ed Sailing (2)
Skiing (5)
Men's Squash (7)
Women's Squash (8)
Men's Swimming/Diving (9)
Women's Swimming/Diving (20)
Women's Track and Field (15)
(highest ranking in parenthesis)
First Team All-Ivy Athletes: 44
Total All-Ivy Athletes: 90

All-America (19)
(19) Nejc Zupan ‘14 (Men’s Swimming), Silas Talbot ‘15 (2x-Skiing), Sam Tarling ‘13 (Skiing), Annie Hart ‘14 (2x-Skiing), Sara Kikut ‘16 (Skiing), Lizzie Kistler ‘16 (Skiing), Mary O’Connell ‘16 (2x-Skiing), Abbey D’Agostino ’14 (4x-Cross Country, Track), Courtney Bennett ‘13 (Lacrosse), Deirdre Lambert ‘15 (Sailing), Carissa Crawford ‘14 (Sailing),  Avery Plough ‘14 (Sailing), Matthew Wefer ‘15 (Sailing)

National Champion (3)
Abbey D'Agostino '14 (Indoor Track) 5,000m/3,000m - (Outdoor Track) 5,000m

National Academic All-America (1)
Jeff Keller '14 (Baseball

District Academic All-America (6)
Michael Johnson ’13 (Baseball, 1st team), Jeff Keller ’14 (Baseball, 1st team), Mike Banaciski ’14 (Football, 1st team), Michael Runger ’14 (Football, 1st team), Garrett Waggoner ’13 (Football, 1st team), Emma Brush ’13 (Soccer, 1st team)

Other Major Awards: Deidre Lambert (Sailing): New England Conference Skipper of the Year, Women’s College Sailor of the Year, Carissa Crawford (Sailing): New England Conference Crew of the Year, Abbey D’Agostino (Cross Country/Track): USTFCCCA Northeast Region Athlete of the Year (XC/I/O Track), USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Year (Indoor Track), USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country Scholar Athlete of the Year, Bower Award Semifinalist, Chris Hanson (Squash): Skillman Award

BASEBALL (Bob Whalen, Head Coach — 489-453-1, 24 yrs) 32-9, 15-5 Ivy (1st - Rolfe Division)
The Big Green tied a school record by opening the season with eight straight victories, then kept on winning as they wrapped up their sixth straight Red Rolfe title while breaking the program record with 32 wins. But Dartmouth came up short in the Ivy Championship Series at Columbia, dropping a 10-inning heartbreaker in the opener before succumbing to the Lions in game two. No less than 10 players earned All-Ivy accolades, including a league-record eight on the first team, headlined by Academic All-American outfielder Jeff Keller ’14 and Ivy League Rookie of the Year Joe Purritano ’16. Following the season, three starting pitchers — Mitch Horacek ’14, Michael Johnson ’13 and Cole Sulser ’12 — were selected in the MLB Draft, the most Dartmouth players taken in any single baseball draft ever.
MEN’S BASKETBALL (Paul Cormier, Head Coach — 106-162, 10 yrs)   9-19, 5-9 Ivy (T-6th)
By winning three of its last four games, Dartmouth finished with its best record and best finish in the league in four years. The youth movement continued with 13 underclassmen on the roster, led by Gabas Maldunas ’15 who was named to the All-Ivy Second Team while leading the league in rebounding in conference play. Rookie Alex Mitola ’16 set a Big Green freshman record with 65 three-pointers as he and Maldunas both averaged more than 11 points a game.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL  (Chris Wielgus, Head Coach — 393-342, 28 yrs)    6-22, 4-10 Ivy (6th)
Head coach Chris Wielgus closed her 28-year Dartmouth coaching career in 2012-13, leaving the Dartmouth sidelines with 393 victories.The Big Green were the second-youngest team in the country and were led by co-captains Faziah Steen ’13 and Nicola Zimmer ’14. Zimmer earned All-Ivy honorable mention while Steen capped her career with 1,323 career points and the No. 8 spot on the all-time scoring list. The youthful squad picked up five Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors, with Abbey Schmitt ’14 earning three awards over the course of the season.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY  (Barry Harwick ’77, Head Coach — 21 yrs)    3rd  at Heps
Will Geoghegan ’14 and Phil Royer ’13 led the Dartmouth men to a third-place finish at Heps in Princeton in late October. Geoghegan took fifth, while Royer made up for a disappointing 2011 Heps in which he did not finish by taking sixth in 2012. The Big Green would go on to take fourth at the Northeast Regional Championship two weeks later in Connecticut, a two-spot improvement in the team standings from the year before.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (Mark Coogan, Head Coach — 2 yrs)    7th at Heps
Abbey D’Agostino ’14 took second at the 2012 NCAA Championship meet, missing out on an individual national championship by less than a second, but earning First Team All-American honors in the process. D’Agostino won her second straight Northeast Regional Championship en route to earning the Regional Athlete of the Year, in addition to being named the 2012 USTFCCCA Cross Country Female Scholar of the Year for her work on the course and in the classroom. At Heps, Dana Giordano ’16 was the top first-year runner to cross the finish line and led the Big Green to a seventh-place showing.
EQUESTRIAN (Sally Batton, Head Coach — 22 yrs) 4th at Ivy Show
Dartmouth earned fourth place at the Ivy League Show and a third-place finish at the IHSA Regional Championship as both were held at Morton Farm in Hanover in April. In January, it was announced that head coach Sally Batton was named the recipient of the IHSA Lifetime Achievement Award for her 23 seasons of service at Dartmouth and her 29 years as a member of the organization’s board of directors.
FIELD HOCKEY (Amy Fowler, Head Coach — 115-112, 13 yrs)   11-6, 6-1 Ivy (2nd)
Posting the best win total in a decade, the Big Green continued their climb up the league standings in 2012. With a 6-1 league mark, Dartmouth finished the season alone in second place for the first time since 2001. The only team to score a goal in Ivy League play against Princeton, the eventual national champion, the Big Green used a solid core of players, anchored by Ali Savage ’15 and Lisa Masini ’13. For her efforts, Savage was tabbed to the All-Ivy and All-Northeast Region First Teams, while Masini and Olivia Quaglia ’14  were named to the All-Ivy First Team and all-region second team.
FOOTBALL (Buddy Teevens ’79, Head Coach — 52-76-2, 13 yrs)    6-4, 4-3 Ivy (T-3rd)
Dartmouth came up just eight points shy of earning a share of its first Ivy title in 16 years, instead settling for a winning record in both the league and overall for the first time since 1997 thanks in part to a perfect 5-0 record on the road. A total of nine players earned All-Ivy recognition, led by center Rob Bathe ’13, wide receiver Michael Reilly ’12, linebacker Michael Runger ’14 and safety Garrett Waggoner ’13 on the first team, while quarterback Dalyn Williams ’16 became the Big Green’s first Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 10 years. Both Bathe and Runger were named to the FCS All-New England Team, and Runger and fellow linebacker Garrett Wymore ’13 were tabbed as FCS ADA Academic All-Stars.
MEN’S GOLF  (Rich Parker, Head Coach —8 yrs)    5th at Ivy Championship
This spring marked the third year in a row that the Big Green placed a golfer in the top five at the conference championship. James Pleat ’13 finished in a tie for fourth to earn first-team All-Ivy honors, while Charlie Edler ’15 earned All-Ivy second-team recognition for the second year in a row. Edler also notched his first collegiate victory this spring sharing low medalist honors at the Century Intercollegiate.

WOMEN’S GOLF (Alex Kirk, Head Coach -1 yr)    7th at Ivy Championship
Sarah Knapp ’14 was the low scorer for the team at the conference championship earning a share of 16th place. In nine events during 2012-13, Dartmouth finished in the top four three times. Knapp shared low individual medalist honors at the Low Country Intercollegiate, while Jane Lee ’15 tied for first at the rain-shortened Roar-EE Invitational
 MEN'S HOCKEY (Bob Gaudet ’81, Head Coach — 234-226-59, 17 yrs)    15-14-5, 9-9-4 ECAC (5th); 4-3-3 Ivy (T-2nd)
Climbing higher in the national rankings than any other team in program history had done before, the 2012-13 Big Green reached No. 8 in the polls during the first week of January. However, injuries and the constant lineup changes that followed slightly derailed the team in the second half of the season. Despite the adversity, Dartmouth managed to finish fifth in ECAC Hockey standings and earn a three-game victory over Harvard in the first round of the postseason tournament. Tyler Sikura ’15 led the team in scoring for the second straight year, finishing with 32 points. A solid battle in the crease emerged throughout the winter as Cab Morris ’14 and Charles Grant ’16 battled one another for playing time with each posting impressive numbers.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY (Mark Hudak, Head Coach —196-99-27, 10 yrs)   16-10-5, 11-7-4 ECAC (6th); 6-2-2 Ivy (3rd)
Dartmouth finished third in the Ivy League and sixth in ECAC Hockey, to qualify for its 22nd ECAC Hockey Tournament appearance. For the second straight season, the Big Green bowed out of the conference tournament in the quarterfinals. Reagan Fischer ’13 and Sasha Nanji ’13 earned second-team All-Ivy honors for the second time in their careers, while Camille Dumais ’13 garnered honorable mention recognition. The accolades didn’t stop there as Laura Stacey ’16 was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Rookie team. Fischer became the 35th player in program history to tally 100 career points, ending her career in 25th place with 113 points, while Dumais finished in 16th with 129.
MEN’S LACROSSE  (Andy Towers, Head Coach — 18-39, 4 yrs)    3-11, 1-6 Ivy (7th)
Dartmouth had some exciting games down the stretch, including a come-from-behind, 10-9 victory against No. 10 and perennial Ivy League powerhouse Princeton in Hanover. The Big Green also scored non-conference home triumphs against regional rival Vermont and Robert Morris. Defenseman Pat Flynn ’13 was named All-Ivy Second Team and goaltender Bernie Susskind ’13 received honorable mention recognition in his first full season between the pipes. Chris Costabile ’13 led the team in scoring and finished a stellar career with 94 points on 75 goals and 19 assists.
WOMEN’S LACROSSE  (Amy Patton, Head Coach — 232-111, 21 yrs)    11-8, 5-2  Ivy (3rd), NCAA Tournament
In the end, it was just three goals that stood between third and first place in the Ivy League standings for the Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team in 2013. The Big Green would make a run to the conference tournament championship game for the third time in four seasons, falling to Penn, but earning a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year. Against Boston College in the first round, the Green controlled play and came away with an 11-8 victory, the first in the national postseason for the program in seven years. Five players earned All-Ivy recognition, led by Courtney Bennett ’13 and Hana Bowers ’13 on the first team and Kelsey Johnson ’13 on the third team. Bennett and Bowers earned IWLCA First-Team All-Northeast Region honors, as well with Bennett also being selected to the All-America Third Team.
MEN’S HEAVYWEIGHT ROWING  (Topher Bordeau, 7 yrs)    19th at IRA Nationals, 13th at Eastern Sprints
The Big Green heavyweight crew team had a strong spring and reclaimed the Packard Cup with a win in the first varsity eight over Syracuse to highlight the regular-season racing. A strong showing at Eastern Sprints qualified the Big Green for its 15th consecutive IRA National Championship, where the first varsity eight won the fourth level final.
MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT ROWING (Sean Healey 1yr)    4th at IRA Nationals, 13th at Eastern Sprints
Dartmouth’s first varsity eight capped the 2013 season with its third consecutive top-five finish at the IRA National Championship. Under the direction of first-year head coach Sean Healey. The Big Green went on to take fourth place at nationals. Dartmouth’s top boat placed third at Eastern Sprints to earn a spot at the national championship.
WOMEN’S ROWING (Wendy Levash, Head Coach, 8 yrs)   8th at Ivy League Championship
A young Dartmouth women’s crew team closed out the 2013 season at the Ivy League Championship in May. The Big Green’s second varsity eight and second varsity four raced in the grand finals to lead the Dartmouth boats. The Big Green had seven rowers earn CRCA Scholar-Athlete honors while Anna Harty ’14 took home All-New England first team honors.
SAILING  (John Storck (5 yrs) and Justin Assad (3 yrs), Co-Head Coaches)
For the first time in 13 years, the women’s sailing team captured the ICSA National Championship. The national title was the third for the women’s team and the fourth in program history. The coed team also had a strong showing at its national championship, finishing third. Between the two groups, Dartmouth won 11 regattas in the fall and spring. To go along with the 10 victories, the Big Green produced 28 other top-five finishes. Nine sailors earned All-NEISA honors and four were named ICSA All-Americans. Deirdre Lambert ’15 received the highest honor in women’s collegiate sailing as she became the first member of the Big Green to win the Quantum Women’s College Sailor of the Year.
SKIING (Cami Thompson, Peter Dodge ’78 and Chip Knight, Coaches)  EISA (2nd), NCAA (5th)
The Dartmouth ski team finished second at every carnival this year, bested only by rival Vermont. The Nordic teams were strong once again, winning 14 of the 24 EISA races and producing the second-most points of any college at the NCAA Championships. Six skiers earned All-East first-team honors with Mary O’Connell ’16 named the EISA Women’s Nordic Rookie of the Year and Lizzie Kistler ’16 the Women’s Alpine Rookie of the Year. At the NCAA Championships, the Big Green came away with nine All-America honors, including O’Connell, Silas Talbot ’15 and Annie Hart ’14 with two apiece. In addition, Cami Thompson Graves was named not only the EISA Nordic Coach of the Year, but the National Nordic Coach of the Year by the U.S. Collegiate Ski Coaches Association.
MEN’S SOCCER (Jeff Cook, Head Coach ­— 106-74-31, 12 yrs)    9-7-0, 5-2-0 Ivy (2nd)
The men’s soccer team completed its second consecutive undefeated home Ivy League slate and closed the season second in the Ivy League standings in 2012. The Big Green had five players earn All-Ivy honors headlined by Alex Adelabu ’14 and Kevin Dzierzawski ’13 on the first team. Teo Larsson-Sax ’13 and Colin Heffron ’15 were second-team selections, while Colin Skelly earned honorable mention accolades. The squad earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the fourth consecutive season and concluded the season ranked No. 21 nationally in attendance.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (Theresa Romagnolo, Head Coach ­—17-16-0, 2 yrs)    13-4-0, 6-1-0 Ivy (2nd)
Under the direction of second-year head coach Theresa Romagnolo, the Big Green women’s soccer team posted a nine-game turnaround from 2011 and finished in second place in the Ivy League standings. Dartmouth had eight players earn All-Ivy honors with Corey Delaney ’16 as a unanimous choice for Rookie of the Year; Dartmouth’s first outright selection since 1996. Aurelia Solomon ’13, Emma Brush ’13, Chrissy Lozier ’14 and Tatiana Saunders ’15 joined Delaney as first-team selections. For the fourth straight year, the squad earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award and Solomon earned NSCAA Scholar All-America honors, the first All-American for the Big Green since 2008.
SOFTBALL  (Rachel Hanson, Head Coach — 57-67, 3 yrs)    26-20, 15-5 Ivy (1st - North Division)
The Dartmouth softball team had a record-setting 2013 campaign, picking up its second North Division title and a spot in the 2013 Ivy League Championship series. The Big Green placed five on the All-Ivy teams with Kristen Rumley ’15 and Katie McEachern ’16 taking home Pitcher of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors. Additionally, Rumley and Hillary Hubert ’13 earned spots on the NFCA All-New England team, Dartmouth’s first representatives since 2009. Rumley became Dartmouth’s career strikeout leader, while McEachern became the first Ivy League player to hit for the cycle. In all, the Big Green set a program record for Ivy League wins with 15 and set single-season records in batting average, triples, home runs and RBI.. 
MEN’S SQUASH (Hansi Wiens, Head Coach ­— 41-33, 4 yrs)    9-9, 2-5 Ivy (T-5th)
Dartmouth finished third at the Hoehn Cup in Flight B of the CSA National Championship, earning a 7-2 triumph against Ivy League foe Columbia in the consolation match. Chris Hanson ’13 concluded his stellar career with a fourth consecutive First Team All-Ivy selection. At the CSA Individual Championship, the Big Green had four players qualify: Hanson, Robbie Maycock ’13, Alexander Greer ’16 and Chris Jung ’14. Maycock advanced the furthest before falling in the semifinals of the Molloy Division.
WOMEN’S SQUASH (Hansi Wiens, Head Coach ­— 32-34, 4 yrs)    9-8, 1-6 Ivy (7th)
The Big Green captured the Kurtz Cup in Flight B of the CSA National Championship. Dartmouth capped a perfect 3-0 weekend at the championship with an 8-1 victory against Bates. The team sent four players to the individual championship in: Nina Scott ’16, Corey Schafer ’13, Sarah Loucks ’13 and Melina Turk ’14. Loucks advanced to the consolation final and finished second in the final match of her collegiate career.
MEN’S SWIMMING  (Jim Wilson, Head Coach ­— 43-156-1, 20 yrs)    4-6, 2-5 Ivy (5th at Ivy Championship)
For the second consecutive season, the Big Green men’s swimming and diving squad finished in the top five at the Ivy League Championships. Nejc Zupan ’14 set Ivy League Championship records in the 200 and 400 IM as well as the 200 breaststroke, taking home Phil Moriarity Swimmer of the Meet. Rookie James Verhagen ’16 also had a strong showing at the championships and earned second-team All-Ivy with runner-up finishes in the backstroke events. Zupan concluded the season with All-America honors after taking eighth place in the 200 breaststroke at the NCAA Championships, becoming the first Big Green swimmer to compete at the national championship since 1980.
WOMEN’S SWIMMING (Jim Wilson, Head Coach ­— 31-47, 7 yrs)    8-5, 3-4 Ivy (5th at Ivy Championship)
The Big Green closed the three-day 2013 Ivy League Championships in fifth place while setting 14 school records. Katy Feng ’14 picked up Diver of the Meet honors after becoming the first Dartmouth diver to claim the 3-meter diving title. The Big Green closed the season ranked No. 20 in the Mid-Major poll, marking the second consecutive season Dartmouth has closed the season ranked.
MEN’S TENNIS (Chris Drake, Head Coach ­— 40-25, 3 yrs)    9-14, 1-6 Ivy (T-7th)
The Big Green scored key road victories against Marquette, Iowa, Radford and a ranked East Tennessee State squad. Dartmouth picked up a pivotal conference win at home against No. 40 Columbia. The doubles tandem of Brandon DeBot ’14 and Xander Centenari ’13 were named second-team All-Ivy after going 5-2 at No. 1 in conference doubles action.
WOMEN’S TENNIS (Bob Dallis, Head Coach ­— 117-112, 11 yrs)   8-10, 1-6 Ivy (T-7th)
Dartmouth had a season high six-match winning streak from late January to late February. The Big Green scored non-conference wins against UMass, Wisconsin and CSU Northridge. The team also avenged a defeat to Princeton last season, netting a 4-3 triumph at home against the No. 68 Tigers late in 2013. Katherine Yau ’16 shined in her first year on campus for the Big Green, going 4-3 in singles action during league play. The strong finish earned Yau second-team All-Ivy honors.
MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD (Barry Harwick ’77, 21 yrs)    Heps: 6th (in), 6th (out)
The men were constantly improving over the course of the season from previous years. The Big Green finished sixth during both indoor and outdoor Heps, but the point totals in each meet were vast improvements over those posted just the season before. Connor Reilly ’13  was a force throughout, winning both the 60m and 200m at the New England Championships en route to earning Team MVP honors. In May, Dartmouth sent nine members of the team to the NCAA East Regional after posting strong qualifying times during the spring.
WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD (Sandra Ford-Centonze, 21 yrs)    Heps: 5th (in), 5th (out)
The 2013 indoor and outdoor seasons might well be remembered by the dominating displays in which Abbey D’Agostino ’14 claimed three national titles. Winning the indoor crowns in both the 3000m and 5000m, D’Agostino became the first American woman ever to win the double in a career, a feat she was able to accomplish on consecutive days. She would go on to repeat the 5000m outdoor title to give her three individual championships in a three-month span, one more than any other Ivy League student-athlete was able to muster in a career. Heps titles were earned by D’Agostino (mile, indoor 5000m, outdoor 1500m, outdoor 3000m), Megan Krumpoch ’14 (outdoor 400m hurdles), Janae Dunchack ’14  (pentathlon) and Kaitlin Whitehorn ’16 (indoor high jump) over the course of the winter and spring.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (Erin Lindsey, Head Coach ­— 18-31, 2 yrs)    2-22, 1-13 Ivy (8th)
In her second season at the helm, coach Erin Lindsey led Dartmouth to an eighth-place finish in the Ivy League. The Big Green scored a big non-conference win against UCF early in the season at the Sacred Heart Tournament. The team opened their conference slate with a come-from-behind victory against Harvard as Dartmouth rallied to take the last two games to top the Crimson. Elisa Scudder ’14 led the team and ranked 10th in the league in hitting percentage.