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HANOVER, N.H. – Rising seniors Cy Lippold and Isalys (Ice) Quiñones have been named the 2018-19 team leaders of the Dartmouth women’s basketball team, announced by the Gail Koziara Boudreaux ’82 and Family Head Coach Belle Koclanes.

“We are very excited to transition Cy and Ice into their new roles as team leaders,” Koclanes said. “They each have earned the responsibility to serve their teammates by consistently demonstrating a commitment to our DWB core values of respect, attitude and preparation. Cy and Ice understand how to lead themselves and others through peaks and pits of a season. Together they are going to lead our team well!” 

Both Lippold and Quiñones were major contributors in the 2017-18 season and in scoring, finished the year second and third on the team respectively. Lippold led the Big Green in scoring through the first 23 games of the season and was one of two players who started in all 27 games. The guard led the team in assists and posted a career-high 24 points in the program’s first win over a PAC-12 team, leading her team to victory over Colorado. Lippold also etched her name in the record books for the second-most single season assists with 144.

Quiñones started in 19 games and averaged 31.4 minutes per game where she scored an average of 10.5 points. She led the team in total rebounds with 163 and offensive boards with 48, averaging 6.5 per game. The forward was also first on the team in blocks with 18 and second on the team in steals with 23. Quiñones was one of two players to play all 45 minutes of the overtime game at Yale and played all 40 minutes in three other games in the season.

Former Dartmouth team leaders Andi Norman and Emily Slagle have shared the court with this year’s captains for three years. The seniors have seen what Lippold and Quiñones can do not only as players but as leaders of the team in the future.

“Since day one, Cy and Ice have bought in to what we are doing here,” Norman said. “They really embody the values of our program and contribute so much both on and off the floor. They are ready to lead this team and I am excited to see how they grow and excel in this new role.”

“I think Cy and Ice are going to do wonderful things as team leaders for the program,” Slagle said. “They are very different from each other, but also work well together so I know they are going to continue to take this program and team in the right direction. Cy reminds me of the little engine that could, and she is constantly pushing herself and her teammates to do better. Ice has a very competitive spirit about her, and a will to do whatever it takes to get things done.”