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Missimer, Nanji Named Cross High Performance Athletes of the Week

Courtesy: Dartmouth
Release: 11/16/2010
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Athletes of the Week

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 - men's soccer's Lyman Missimer and women's hockey's Sasha Nanji- went above and beyond leading their teams to victories. Missimer, a senior, recorded his fourth career shutout and helped the Big Green upset Brown to earn their fourth straight trip to the NCAA tournament. Nanji recorded her first career hat trick and recorded both of Dartmouth's game-winning overtime goals on the weekend.

Dartmouth Male Athlete of the Week:
Lyman Missimer, (The Woodlands, Texas), Men's Soccer, Senior, Goalie
Dartmouth senior goalie Lyman Missimer (The Woodlands, Texas) has saved the best for last in his career. After playing sporadically in his first three seasons, Missimer has been in goal for seven games this year including the last six contests, going 5-2. He picked up his fourth career shutout in a do-or-die 1-0 win over #14 Brown on Saturday, making four saves and picking off numerous crosses. The Big Green needed the victory in order to keep its hopes for an NCAA Tournament bid alive. After a long wait for selections to be announced on Monday afternoon, the Big Green was awarded an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive season, one of just 17 schools nationally to accomplish that feat. Dartmouth heads to NEC Champion 13th-ranked Monmouth for a first-round game on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 12 p.m.

Dartmouth Female Athlete of the Week:
Sasha Nanji (Markham, Ont.) Women's Hockey, Sophomore, Defense
The ninth-ranked Big Green went 2-0 on the weekend with each game going to overtime. Sasha Nanji (Markham, Ont.) accounted for both game-winning goals and set a career high on Friday at Princeton. Against the Tigers, the blueliner netted her first career hat trick in a 3-2 overtime win. The three goals marked a career-high. On Saturday, at Quinnipiac, she scored another goal and added an assist in a 4-3 overtime win. She once again ended the contest with an overtime goal and now has six on the season. She also has three assists on the year for a total of nine points. The second-year player leads the nation in points per game (1.50) by a defenseman.

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