Each week, DartmouthSports.com will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as Dartmouth's Athletes of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition.
This week's Cross High-Performance Athletes of the Week - women's soccer player Katie Davis and men's hockey goalie James Mello - went above and beyond to boost their teams performances this week. Davis, a senior forward, helped lead her team to a 1-0 victory over Cornell to end the season. With Mello's first start of the year, he earned his first collegiate shutout.
Dartmouth Female Athlete of the
, (San Marino, Calif.), Women's Soccer, Midfield
Women's soccer senior Katie Davis led the Big Green to a season-ending 1-0 win at Cornell. A co-captain, her efforts helped Dartmouth close the season on a five-game unbeaten streak, winning its last four and finishing second in the Ivy League. The second place finish is Dartmouth's best since the 2006 season. Against Cornell, Davis dominated in midfield and helped the Green outshoot the Big Red, 15-9. She contributed directly to Aly O'Dea's game-winning goal, playing the first pass up to the offensive end. Her effort helped Dartmouth control possession and earn the shutout defensively. One of five players to start all 16 games, Davis played more minutes than any other Big Green midfielder this fall.
Dartmouth Male Athlete of the Week:
, (Rehoboth, Mass.), Men's Hockey, Goalie
Junior James Mello earned his first start of the season on Nov. 6 in an ECAC Hockey contest with Union. With his 37 saves in the 65:00 of play he helped the Big Green to just the third scoreless tie in school history. Mello made double-digit stops in all three periods during regulation while making two in the 5:00 overtime frame. Mello faced intense pressure throughout much of the contest as Union had several flurries in which the puck continually pelted the netminder but he was up to the task each time.