PRINCETON, N.J. – Dartmouth junior attackman Mike Olentine capped a stellar week by earning Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
Olentine becomes the first member of the Big Green to earn the accolade since Fergus Campbell in March of 2011.
In two games last week, Olentine tallied five goals and scooped a pair of groundballs as Dartmouth went 1-1.
In the opener, the Princeton, N.J., native scored two goals against Hartford in an 8-7 last-minute loss. Olentine scored midway through the first to give the Big Green a 2-1 edge over the Hawks heading into the second quarter. Later in the contest the junior added another tying the game at seven with four minutes to play in regulation.
In the weekend finale, Olentine had arguably the best performance of his career netting his second career hat trick, leading Dartmouth to a 10-9 come-from-behind win against No. 9/10 Princeton.
All three of his markers were unassisted and came in the first half as the Big Green snapped a six game losing streak.
Olentine 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.
Olentine wasn’t the only member of the squad to receive recognition this week as senior goaltender Bernie Susskind was named to the weekly honor roll after making 25 saves in the two games last week.
The Big Green return to action on Saturday, April 20, as they travel to Philadelphia to square off with Penn in Ivy League action at 1 p.m. at Franklin Field.