Athletes of the Week - Goldberg & Sclafani
Each week, DartmouthSports.com will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the DartmouthSports.com Athletes of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition.
Kirsten Goldberg, (Cockeysville, Md.), Sr., Attack, Women's Lacrosse
The senior led the Big Green in scoring this past weekend in two games against No. 16 Cornell and No. 2 Syracuse. Against the Big Red, Goldberg scored five times and assisted on another for six points in a huge Ivy League victory Saturday afternoon, a win that helped the team improve to 4-0 in conference play in 2012. Her first-half assist at Syracuse two days later gave her the 100th point of her career, becoming the second Dartmouth women's lacrosse player this season to reach triple digits in career scoring (Sarah Plumb). She would go on to add a goal in the second half against the Orange to finish the weekend with six goals and eight points.
(Palm City, Fla.) Sr., SS, Baseball
Sclafani, a senior from Palm City, Fla., hit .476 (10-of-21) in the five games last week with three doubles, two triples and a home run while scoring seven runs and driving in six. His first three-bagger gave him 17 in his career, breaking the Dartmouth all-time record that had stood for 29 years. His second triple not only tied the Ivy League career mark, but also was the 200th hit of his career, one of just five Big Green players to reach the milestone and one of 17 Ivy League players to amass 200. His performance in the first Ivy League game of the weekend set the tone for the Big Green, tripling and scoring the first run, tying the game in the fourth with a two-run homer, then smacking a single to drive in the winning run in the sixth of the 6-3, seven-inning victory over Penn. Dartmouth won three of the four Ivy games over the weekend, vaulting into first place in the Rolfe Division.