HANOVER, N.H. - Seniors Nicola Zimmer and Eve Zelinger have been appointed the 2013-14 Dartmouth women’s basketball team co-captains, as announced by first-year head coach Belle Koclanes to conclude training camp.
“Nicola and Eve are very positive, inclusive and committed people, all traits of a captain that our team deemed necessary for our leaders to embody,” said Koclanes. “They each have an incredible work ethic and the maturity to guide our team in a positive direction.”
Last seasons co-captain, Zimmer returns for her second stint as team leader after posting career highs in points per game (8.9), field goal percentage (.377) and three-point shooting percentage (.341). No stranger to leading her team on-and-off the court, the former St. John’s College High School star had the exact role in her junior and senior campaign.
Zelinger, also a captain as a senior at Castilleja High School will look for additional minutes this season after playing in 15 games last season. A proven leader off the court, Zelinger will be asked to mentor the 11 underclassmen as they transition into the new system.
“It has been exciting to watch them develop as leaders of our program and I look forward to their inspiration as the season moves forward,” Koclanes commented.
The Big Green will kick off the season against local rival Holy Cross on Friday, November 8. The team will make their home opener against Vermont on Monday, Nov. 11. Both games will tip-off at 7 p.m.