Ashley Zepeda Video

Folarin Orimolade Video

On offense and defense, the Big Green are cracking down on their opponents. On the Rugby pitch, junior Ashley Zepeda scored three first half-tries to help lead the Green to a victory over Columbia. On the defensive side, Folarin Orimolade earned  Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week honors for his play in a 35-10 win at Holy Cross.

Their efforts are rewarded by being named the Athletes of the Week.

Each week, will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the Athletes of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition.

Ashley Zepeda, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., Rugby

Scored three first half-tries to set a new career high in Dartmouth’s lopsided 110-0 win against visiting Columbia in the Ivy home opener last Saturday.  Her third try of the day was also her fourth of the season and gave the home team a commanding 62-point lead heading into halftime.

Folarin Orimolade, Sr., Burtonsville, Md., Football, LB

Senior Folarin Orimolade, a 6-0, 235-pound linebacker from Burtonsville, Maryland, led a Dartmouth defense that held a Holy Cross team averaging over 500 yards to just 285 this past Saturday in the Big Green’s 35-10 road victory. Orimolade recorded eight tackles, including career highs of four tackles for a loss and two sacks. One of the sacks pinned the Crusaders at their own five, leading to a fumbled snap on a punt attempt in the end zone that was recovered by Dartmouth for a touchdown just before halftime. For his performance, he was named not only the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week, but also the Johnny Turco MVP of the Holy Cross homecoming game, which has been given out since 1965 to the top home or visiting player.

Former Athletes of the Week