Tip your caps to hat tricks this week. Sophomore Kristen Rumley threw three one-hit games for the Big Green softball team while junior Mike Olentine had a traditional hat-trick for the men's lacrosse squad, scoring three goals in a come-from-behind win over Princeton.
Their efforts are rewarded by being named the Northeast Credit Union Athletes of the Week.
Each week, DartmouthSports.com will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the Northeast Credit Union Athletes of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition.
Sophomore southpaw Kristen Rumley (Katy, Texas) was dominant in the circle in the Big Green’s four-game sweep of Brown last weekend. Rumley pitched all four games allowing a combined six hits, with three one-hit games. In her 25.0 innings of work, she struck out 19, allowing just one earned run, that coming on a home run in the series finale. For the weekend the Texas native was equally impressive from the plate, going 7-of-13 with four walks. She also hit her first collegiate home run and scored six runs. The sophomore is currently leading the Ivy League in wins with 17, strikeouts with 136 and in ERA standing at 1.53 on the year. In the national statistics, Rumley is ranked No. 19 in walks allowed per seven innings with 1.15 and is No. 30 in ERA (1.53). Her 17 victories also rank her 40th nationally.
Junior Mike Olentine had a stellar week for the Big Green, tallying five goals and scooping two groundballs as Dartmouth went 1-1. In the opener, Olentine had a pair of goals in a last-minute loss to Hartford. The Princeton, N.J., native capped his week netting a hat trick in Dartmouth's 10-9 come-from-behind victory against No. 9 Princeton. All three of Olentine's markers came in the first half and were unassisted. He became the fourth member of the team to register a hat trick this season, joining teammates Jake Weil, Nikki Dysenchuk and Chris Costabile. All four hat tricks have come against ranked opponents. The 5-foot 11-inch attackman also earned Ivy League Co-Player of the Week honors, becoming the first player for Dartmouth to do so since Fergus Campbell in March of 2011.