Fall seasons are wrapping up as the Big Green moves indoors out of the cold. Women's Cross Country has advanced to the NCAA and Football has an outside chance at a share of the Ivy title. Two sophomores are contributing to bring a successful end to the fall for their respective teams. Julia Stevenson led the women's cross country team to a second place finish at the Northeast Regional, which earned the team a berth in the championship race. Classmate Hunter Hagdorn scored two touchdowns in a 33-10 win over Brown at Fenway Park, keeping the Green in the race for the Ivy title.
Their efforts are rewarded by being named the Hanover Brick and Brew Athletes of the Week.
Each week, DartmouthSports.com will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the Hanover Brick and Brew Athletes of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition.
Julia Stevenson, So., Tarrytown, N.Y., Women's Cross Country
Sophomore Julia Stevenson’s ninth-place finish in 22:04.6 at the Northeast Regional paced Dartmouth to one of the two automatic berths that come with a top two finish.
The Big Green secured one of those spots with 115 team points on the 6K Audubon Golf Course in western New York. That total helped them narrowly edge out third-place Syracuse, who finished with 117 points, a scant two behind the team from Hanover. Providence won the meet with 85 points.
Stevenson was one of three Dartmouth runners to earn All-Ivy League recognition at Heps two weeks ago, claiming second-team honors. She stepped up her game on a more national level with her top-10 finish on Friday.
Hunter Hagdorn, So., Manvel, Texas, WR, Football
Hunter Hagdorn made a memorable game in Fenway Park even more memorable for himself by catching two touchdowns passes in the 33-10 victory over Brown on No. 10. It was his first game with two scoring catches, the first from 27 yards for the first points of the night, and the second from 16 yards out shortly before the end of the first half. Hagdorn leads the Big Green in receptions (39), receiving yards (473) and touchdown catches (5) despite missing all of two games and most of a third. If he hauls in five more throws this weekend against Princeton, he will become just the 13th player in Dartmouth history with 100 in a career.