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1.22.18 Veteran Nordic skiers to shine this season p. 8 2018 Olympics revives U.S.Canada hockey rivalry p. 7 One-on-one with women’s tennis co-captain Kristina Mathis ’18 p. 7 Squash teams stare down critical upcoming slate p. 6 Women’s ice hockey hopes to turn season around p. 6 Men’s basketball focuses on Ivy tournament p. 4

Swimming and diving honors late teammate Tate Ramsden ’17 p. 5

The Weekend Roundup p. 2–3 COURTESY OF HAYLEY WINTER


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The weekend Roundup

ICE HOCKEY On consecutive nights, the men’s hockey team defeated the worst team and the best team in the Eastern College Athletic Conference by scores of 3-2. The Big Green downed 4-18-2 St. Lawrence University on Friday and beat 18-4-2 Clarkson University, the No. 2 team in the country, on Saturday. It was the second time this season that Dartmouth has knocked off a team then-ranked No. 2 nationally; the first was during a visit to the University of Denver. Alex Jasiek ’19 scored the game-winner on a third-period power play to beat the Saints in Canton, New York for the first time since 2014. Charley Michalowski ’20 opened the scoring at the 8:25 mark of the first period when he put home a centering pass from Daniel Warpecha ’20. Early in the second period, Shane Sellar ’20 and Quin Foreman ’21 broke away on a 2-on-1 rush, and Sellar put Dartmouth up 2-0. The Saints got a goal of their own four minutes later, but Jasiek’s tally 5:44 into the third period put Dartmouth up for good. Devin Buffalo ’18, who finished with 20 saves, would allow one more goal in the third. The Big Green outshot the Saints 27-22. The Big Green ended Clarkson’s 15-game unbeaten streak the next night, becoming the lone blemish on the Golden Knights’ otherwise leading ECAC record of 10-1-1. Matt Baker ’21 scored a pair of goals, the second of which would be the game winner. Special teams proved critical for Dartmouth: The team killed a major penalty in the third period just after Baker knocked home a power-play goal to put Dartmouth ahead 3-2. Dartmouth got the first goal of the night less than four minutes in when Kevan Kilistoff ’19

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Track & FIeld Men’s track and field came out on top this past weekend scoring 83 points to best league rivals Yale University (69) and Columbia University (26). Colin Minor ’18 threw a personal record of 18.29 meters (60-00.25 feet) in the weight throw and also finished second in shot put with a throw of 15.20 meters. Adam Couitt ’18 and Lloyd May ’18 finished first and second, respectively, in the 200-meter dash, edging out Yale’s Gregory Campbell who came in third. Zachary Plante ’18 and Myles Holt ’20 took first and second respectively in the 400-meter dash. Amos Cariati ’18 edged out Columbia firstyear Vasilis Kopanas by sevenhundredths of a second, winning the 500-meter dash in 1:06.23. Tim Zepf ’21 and Nick Feffer ’21 blew away the competition with times of 1:54.92 and 1:55.70 as they finished first and second, respectively, in the 800-meter run. Matthew Sindelar ’18 finished first in the high jump, clearing 1.99 meters (6-06.25 feet). Ben Ose ’19 came in third in the pole vault after clearing 4.95 meters (16-02.75 feet) to move him to the fifth spot on Dartmouth’s men’s all-time list in the pole vault. The women’s team also had an impressive performance against Columbia and Yale, taking home first with a score of 89 points compared to Columbia’s 55 and

Yale’s 37. Cha’Mia Rothwell ’20 finished first in the 60-meter hurdles and 200-meter dash finishing in 8.40 and 24.38 seconds, respectively. Abby Livingston ’18 and Anna DiMarcello ’21 went one and two, respectively, in the 800-meter run. Livingston finished six seconds ahead of DiMarcello with the fastest time run by any Ivy League woman this season. Bridget O’Neill ’18 ran a career personal record of 4:51.12 in the mile to edge out Yale’s Andrea Masterson by less than a second and Glenny Murphy ’21 came in third with a time of 5:02.18. In the 3,000-meter run, Dartmouth was no match for Yale’s Dana Klein who finished in 9:45.86. The Big Green took second, third and fourth place more than five seconds later. Julia Valenti ’20 and Brooke Brunet ’21 took one and two, respectively, in the pole vault, both completing 3.80m (12-05.50 ft). Similarly, the Big Green dominated the triple jump as Folasade Akinfe ’20 and Shanthi Hiremath ’20 claimed the top spots with final jumps of 11.77m (38-07.50 ft) and 11.19m (36-08.50 ft). Samantha Stevens ’21 won the shot put with a throw of 12.64 meters and Amelia Ali ’19 finished third, throwing 11.82 meters. The Big Green head to Boston to compete in the Terrier Classic at Boston University this weekend.

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tapped in a loose puck. Clarkson evened the game at 1-1 later in the period. The two teams traded goals in the second period as well, with Dartmouth’s marker coming from Baker, whose eight tallies lead the team. Baker tipped in his game-winner from the top of the crease at the 6:47 mark of the final period. Adrian Clark ’20 shut the door on any Clarkson comeback bid. Clark finished with 24 saves while the Big Green took 22 shots. The Big Green women were outscored by a total of 12-1 in a pair of home losses this weekend — first beaten 4-0 by No. 10 St. Lawrence University on Friday and then defeated 8-1 at the hands of No. 2 Clarkson University. Neither the Saints nor the Big Green took a shot in the first six minutes, but St. Lawrence opened it up with a pair of goals between the eight- and 11-minute marks. The Saints added two more goals in the third period. Both teams played a clean game with just one penalty in 60 minutes. St. Lawrence outshot the home team 31-25 as Christine Honor ’19 stopped 27 shots. The Golden Knights had put five goals past Honor before Dartmouth managed its first goal of the game on Saturday night. Christina Rombaut ’20 finally lit the lamp for the home team at the 12:40 mark of the second period, tipping in a power-play shot from Tess Bracken ’19. Shannon Ropp ’19 came in to relieve Honor after Clarkson’s fifth goal. She conceded one goal in the second period and two in the final frame while turning away 16 shots. Ropp and Honor faced a 44-shot barrage from the Golden Knights as Dartmouth managed just 15 shots of its own.

Skiing The Nordic teams skied to a narrow 234232 lead in the classic races of the St. Michael University’s Carnival on Saturday but was overtaken by the University of Vermont in the freestyle portion the following day. Currently the Big Green trails the Catamounts 483437 in the team score with the final results to be determined in alpine competition next weekend. At Sugarloaf, Maine, the alpine team won the men’s and women’s giant slalom to give Dartmouth an eight-point win to complete the Colby College Carnival, which began on Jan. 13 but was postponed to inclement weather. Dartmouth also finished second to UVM in the women’s 5-kilometer classic and 10-kilometer freestyle in Sleepy Hollow, Vermont. Katharine Ogden ’21 was the top Big Green skier in the 5-km classic with a fourth-place finish. Lydia Blanchet ’19 finished behind Ogden and Emily Hyde ’19 rounded out the scoring. Blanchet was the second collegiate finisher in the 10-km freestyle, while Taryn Hunt-Smith ’19 and Hyde finished in fourth and fifth, respectively. But UVM skiers took the other three top-six positions, and the

Catamounts barely edged Dartmouth in the points. Co-captain Luke Brown ’18 led the Big Green in a winning effort in the 10-kilometer classic on Saturday. Brown finished second, about nine seconds behind winner Bill Harmeyer of UVM, followed by Callan DeLine ’18 in fourth and Gavin McEwen ’19 in eighth. But Dartmouth finished well behind the leaders in the 15-km freestyle. The Big Green totaled 76 points to finish in sixth among the 12 teams represented in the event. McEwen took 11th, the highest finish for Dartmouth, and Brown was 16th. High winds at Sugarloaf postponed the Colby Carnival giant slalom to Sunday. Because the slalom was canceled, giant slalom points counted double in the team standings, and Dartmouth skiers made the most of the bonus. Co-captain Foreste Peterson ’18 won the women’s event by nearly a full second. Steph Currie ’20 finished fifth, and Alexa Dlouhy ’19 came in 16th. On the men’s side, Dartmouth took three spots in the top five: Tanguy Nef ’20 was second, and Brian McLaughlin ’18 and Thomas Woolson ’17 followed him up in fourth and fifth, respectively.

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Basketball Men’s basketball faced Harvard and fell 62-57 in overtime this past Saturday. Harvard led the entire first half, at times by up to 12 points. A closing 3-point field goal by Taylor Johnson ’18 closed Harvard’s lead to 27-18 at halftime. The Big Green mounted a huge rally after going down by 17 in the second half. The rally, sparked by James Foye ’20’s 3-pointer, helped Dartmouth outscore Harvard 30-21 in the second half, leading to a 48-48 tie. The Big Green was unable to continue its momentum into the overtime period as the Crimson added an extra 14 points compared to Dartmouth’s nine. Johnson finished the game with 19 points, only three short of his careerhigh, nine rebounds and four assists. With the loss, the Big Green fall to 4-11 overall and 0-2 in Ivy league play. The men return to the road this weekend to continue Ivy play against Brown and Yale.


M e n’s a n d wo m e n’s swimming and diving earned victories at the Tate Ramsden Invitational this weekend, a meet named in honor of Tate Ramsden ’17, a former member of the men’s team who passed away in 2015. The men scored 878.5 points, while the women put up 768 points en route to defeating the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the State University of New York at New Paltz. The meet featured two record-breaking swims from t h e B i g G re e n . C o n n o r LaMastra ’21 set a new pool and school record in the 200yard butterfly with a time of 1:47.54. LaMastra also took home victories in the 500-yard freestyle (4:37.57), 400-yard individual medley (4:00.67) and 200-yard backstroke (1:50.51). He also was a member of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team that included Carter Jacobsen ’19, Henry Patrick ’19 and Tony Shen ’18. Matt Luciano ’21 won the 100-yard butterfly in 50.68 seconds, and Shen won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:40.80. Henry Senkfor ’18 took the victory in the 200-yard individual medley


After finishing with an 11-14 record last year, the men’s team returned to play this past weekend, defeating both Binghamton University and Quinnipiac University 7-0.

In back-to-back matches on Saturday, men’s tennis hosted Binghamton University and Quinnipiac University, blanking both teams 7-0 in the Big Green’s first non-tournament, nonscrimmage action since last April. Against Binghamton, Dartmouth began the day by taking the doubles point, winning all three matches 6-1. Led by Charlie Broom ’20, who defeated his opponent 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Dartmouth handily defeated the visiting Bearcats. Max Fliegner ’18 split sets with Binghamton’s Inigo Saez before defeating Saez in a third set super-tiebreaker. All other singles matches ended in straight sets in favor of the Big Green. In its second match of the day, Dartmouth bested Quinnipiac without dropping a set. The men won the doubles point and all their singles matches to finish off a near perfect day. Peter Conklin ’21 and Casey Ross ’21 won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 and No. 5 singles, respectively. The Big Green play two more home matches this Saturday against the University of Buffalo and St. John’s University. Women’s tennis opened its season against

Boston University with a 5-2 win on Wednesday. The Big Green took the doubles point, winning all three of its matches. This included a 6-2 win at the No. 1 position by co-captain Julia Schroeder ’18 and Abigail Chiu ’21. In singles, co-captain Kristina Mathis ’18, currently ranked No. 78 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s singles rankings, controlled her match against BU’s Iryna Kostirko. Chiu, Maddie Hwang ’21 and Schroeder ’18 each won their matches to seal the victory for the Big Green. On Saturday, women’s tennis returned to action in its first ever matchup against Liberty University, beating the Flames 4-3 to move to 2-0 on the season. Despite a win at No. 1 doubles by Chiu and Schroeder, the Big Green lost the doubles point after dropping the No. 2 and No. 3 matches. Mathis, Schroeder and Hwang won comfortably at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5 singles, respectively. Racquel Lyn ’20 battled back against Lara Sores, winning 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 to contribute to Dartmouth’s team win. The Big Green heads to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend to compete in the ITA National Indoor Kick-Off Weekend.

(1:53.47), Josh Hendell ’20 won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 16:10.53 and Delaney Hall ’19 won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:05.03. Justin Sodokoff ’21 won both the 3-meter and 1-meter dives, with scores of 325.35 and 336.37, respectively. On the women’s side, Hayley Winter ’18 set a new pool record in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 17:07.10. Winter also won the 500-yard freestyle (5:01.75). In the 200-yard individual medley, Maggie Deppe-Walker ’21 won in a time of 2:10.40, leading a barrage of Big Green swimmers to the wall. Caroline Poleway ’19 (2:13.02), Molly Brickman ’19 (2:13.70), Hi’ilani Hopkins ’21 (2:14.28) and Jessica Wang ’18 (2:16.36) swept the next four places. Deppe-Walker also won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.48) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:23.59), while Sophie Smith ’20 won the 50yard freestyle with a time of 24.48. Poleway won both the 100-yard backstroke in 58.68 and the 200-yard backstroke in 2:08.65, and Laura Barthold ’19 took home the victory in the 100-yard freestyle in 53.19.

Swimming & Diving

Coming off of a two-week break, the women’s basketball team took on Harvard University for the second time this season. In the previous matchup at home on Jan. 6, the Big Green walked away with a 63-56 win which was its first home victory against the Crimson since January 2013. Despite a strong showing to start Ivy play for the Big Green, Harvard proved to be too much this time and Dartmouth fell 7665. The Crimson started the game off strong and outscored the Big Green 24-16 in the first quarter and held a lead the entire game. Cy Lippold ’19 led the Big Green with 17 points while Kate Letkewicz ’18 and co-captain Andi Norman ’18 each added 12 points. With the loss, the Big Green drop to 9-6 overall and 1-1 in Ivy play. The women return home to host Brown University on Friday and Yale University on Saturday.

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SQUASH The Big Green fell to 4-5 on the season with an 8-1 loss at No. 2 Trinity College on Tuesday and an 8-1 loss to No. 4 Stanford University on Sunday. Against Trinity, co-captain Zainab Molani ’18 secured the one win in three games. Emma Roberts ’19, who fell in five games, was the only other Big Green player to pick up a game against the Bantams. Trinity has dropped just one match this season, a 5-4 loss to Princeton University. Co-captain Becky Brownell

’18 won her match against her Stanford opponent on Sunday. Most of the women lost in three games, but Roberts managed to take her match to five games. The Big Green left Hartford, Connecticut with a 9-0 loss to topranked Trinity. Carson Spahr ’19 played to a 3-1 defeat, and Matt Giegerich ’19 took two games off his Bantam opponent in the loss. Every other Big Green player was dispatched in three games, while Drew Monroe ’20 did not finish his match due to injury.

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Men’s basketball reflects on season ahead of final stretch

more and more from that group.” First-years Chris Knight ’21 The Dartmouth Staff and Aaryn Rai ’21 have gotten Dartmouth men’s basketball big minutes this season, as Rai has has had a difficult 4-11 start to the started every game and Knight season, but with almost a full slate has shot .566 from the field, of Ivy League Conference games manufacturing 10.5 points per left to play, and a fast-developing game primarily off the bench. young core, the men are focusing The sophomore class has taken their efforts on qualifying for the on a much larger role over the Ivy League Tournament at the course of this season. Wright noted Palestra, the home gym of the that Brendan Barry ’20 and Will University of Pennsylvania. Emery ’20 are two underclassmen The team’s slogan “Work hard, who have stepped up, played big work smart, work together” is minutes, and shot the ball well. echoed across the program. Barry has emerged as a force at “The only way you can get point guard, leading the team with to excellence is to have a work 11.8 points per game, 60 assists culture,” head and 36 threes in coach David 77 attempts. McLaughlin “They are a true work “The way that I said. “Every team. They understand have tried to step day you have up is controlling to work hard that every time they’re the game whether whether it’s on the court, every it’s slowing it coaches, down if we need time they’re in the players or to get a good support staff. weight room, they’re possession or We have to in a film session or on speeding it up if approach we’re on a run,” t h i n g s t h e their own, it’s a time Barry said. right way, and to get better. That is Wr i g h t a n d we have to do Taylor Johnson what we’re striving for. ’18 have been i t t o g e t h e r. When you key leaders on the combine that - DAVID MCLAUGHLIN, team, both in the work culture locker room and with attention HEAD COACH in the starting to detail, it lineup. Wright becomes has carried the foundation for building a the team both offensively and championship program.” defensively, with 11.7 points per Dartmouth lost much of its core game and a team-best 61 rebounds from last season, most notably last to go along with 22 steals on the season’s A.D. “Dolly” Stark Award defensive end. Thus far, Johnson winner Evan Boudreaux ’19, who has scored 11.5 points per game announced in December he would in a career year. not be playing for the team this “With [F leming] gone, it year and will finish out his NCAA showed me that I have to step career at Xavier University. [up] as a more vocal leader rather Moreover, the departures of than just leading by example,” Wes Dickinson ’17, Mike Fleming Wright said. “Basketball-wise, I’m ’17 and Ike Ngwudo ’17, as well as playing a little more loose, not Guilien Smith ’19’s early season necessarily worrying about the injury have transferred the reins personal outcomes or personal over to the underclassmen. achievements. I’m just trying to “We have a young team, so play to win.” one of the things that comes with With a younger core beyond that is gaining experience and Wright and Johnson, much of gaining knowledge,” co-captain the focus has been on improving Miles Wright ’18 said . “Our different aspects of the game. upperclassmen are trying to do McLaughlin highlighted defense our best job to educate these young and getting consecutive stops as guys on what it takes to win, not the primary areas for growth. This only in games but also in practice.” lesson has resonated with Wright. As the underclassmen grow “T hey say, ‘Defense wins under the guidance of their older championships,’” Wright said. “So teammates, McLaughlin noted the in order for us to make a push at team’s continued improvement. the Palestra and win the Ivy League “Even though they’re young Championship, we really need to and give you some up-and-down step up our defense.” moments, there’s this progress,” McLaughlin has been pleased McLaughlin said. “With [the with his team’s overall attitude younger players], it’s nice because toward development. you know they are going to “They are a true work continue to get better each game. team,” McLaughlin said. “They You’re going to expect more and understand that every time they’re



Brendan Barry ’20 dribbles around half-court as a play develops against rival Harvard University.

on the court, every time they’re in the weight room, they’re in a film session or on their own, it’s a time to get better. That is what we’re striving for. Every single opportunity to get better, you have to take advantage of.” Though the Big Green’s 4-9 record in non-conference games is far from ideal, the mentality of ongoing growth and development was at the heart of the team’s early season play. “The non-league slate is a true testament to beginning to define who you are, to really identify some personnel pros and cons and to identify where your areas for improvement are and where your strengths are,” McLaughlin said. The most exciting nonconference game was a nationally televised scoring spree at the University of Notre Dame, which ended in a hard-fought 97-87 loss on Dec. 19. The Fighting Irish were ranked No. 14 in the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches preseason polls. “We went down 16 within the second half and we fought back to

get it within three with four minutes left,” Barry said. “I think that was a great learning experience for us, just showing us where we can be when we execute, share the ball and defend.” T he Notre Dame contest was one of nine road games for Dartmouth so far this season, in which they have a sour 1-8 record. Playing in Leede Arena has resulted in better outcomes for the Big Green, who has played to a decent 3-3 record in a small sample size. McLaughlin noted the significance of a home court advantage. “We want this to be one of the most difficult places to play,” McLaughlin said. “With the community support we get, with the student support we’re anticipating and the product we want to give everyone on the court, we don’t see why that can’t be the case every time we step into Leede.” With plenty of conference games left to turn the season around and finish in the Ivy League’s top four, the team remains upbeat.

“The key throughout the next two months is keeping that morale high if we lose a few games,” Barry said. “We’re just trying to fight, trying to grind and trying to get wins.” B e fo re t h e g a m e a g a i n s t Harvard University this past Saturday, Wright emphasized his confidence that Dartmouth basketball will maintain and thrive upon its fighting spirit through the rest of the season. “We don’t have guys who are going to give up after a few losses or a few tough goes,” Wright said. “We have tough guys that are going to battle and we’re going to persevere. We have [12 regular season] games to write our destiny this season, and we’re going to make it happen.” On Saturday, the men lost 6257 in overtime to the crimson. Currently, the Big Green is 0-2 in the Ivy League, good for seventh place and ahead of Cor nell University only. The team hits the road this weekend to Brown University on Friday and Yale University on Saturday.


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Swimming and diving honors late teammate Tate Ramsden ’17

season, the Dartmouth Invitational was the ideal meet to commemorate The Dartmouth Staff Ramsden. The team also honors its Men’s and women’s swimming senior class at this meet, and given and diving team won at home this Ramsden’s impact on the Class of past weekend against the University 2018, they felt that it was important of Massachusetts and the State to honor Ramsden’s legacy as well. “This is traditionally one of University of New York, New Paltz. But for both teams, to win the favorite meets of the team at the Tate Ramsden Invitational, as a lot of families come out,” in memory of their late teammate Altmayer said. “We want to keep Tate Ramsden ’17, made the meet the meet lighthearted and fun and embody the spirit more special. of [Ramsden].” Inspired Although only by Princeton “Our class was the one coach, Eliot U n i ve r s i t y ’s last class that really Scymanski, Big Al had the honor I nv i t a t i o n a l got to know him and of knowing hosted each so to me it was really Ramsden, the December, the important to do this. coaches also felt Tate Ramsden that renaming I nv i t a t i o n a l And I knew it was the meet in honor was initially really important to of Ramsden was spearheaded important. by t e a m the ’17s class, and “I didn’t know m e m b e r s so I wanted to take [Ramsden] of the class initiative to make sure my s e l f, bu t I of 2017, do know what w h o h o p e d it got done.” it’s like to lose to honor a t e a m m a t e, ” Ramsden at men’s and l a s t y e a r ’ s - KATIE ALTMAYER ’18 women’s head Dartmouth c o a ch Ja m e s Invitational. Holder said. “I Ramsden tragically passed away in 2015 think it’s important to memorialize after drowning from a shallow [Ramsden] in some way — this is water blackout while on vacation what the upperclassmen wanted to with his family. Although the meet do to support that.” The meet began Friday evening never came to fruition as planned, Katie Altmayer ’18 proposed the with a short dedication and a idea again at the start of this season. moment of silence for Ramsden. “Our class was the last class that Although Ramsden’s family was really got to know him and so to me unable to make the trip up to it was really important to do this,” Hanover for the ceremony, many Altmayer said. “And I knew it was members of the Class of 2017 were really important to the ’17s class, present for the meet. “We view this meet as a fun and so I wanted to take initiative time to race as to make sure it you’re ramping got done.” up the yardage to A l t m a y e r “[Ramsden] was prepare for Ivies,” sprang into one of the guys who Jack Card well action at the ’18 said. “This beginning of brought me under his was one time t h e s e a s o n . wing. He was one of the year that With the the most approachable of was [Ramsden’s] help of her favorite and he t e a m m a t e s guys that I ever met. loved to give it his and t h e He had a knack for all.” coaching staff, Ramsden had A l t m a y e r connecting with an immeasurable c o n t a c t e d everyone, and he impact on the Ramsden’s was one of my best team that family and the continues today. Class of 2017 friends.” “[Ramsden] to receive was one of the their support. guys who brought “ M y - JACK CARDWELL ’18 me under his p r i m a r y wing,” Cardwell concern was to loop in the ’17s as he was their said. “He was one of the most classmate to make sure they were approachable guys that I ever met. comfortable with it,” Altmayer He had a knack for connecting with said. “The next step was to ask his everyone, and he was one of my parents. The response we got from best friends.” Today, the team tries to continue both was overwhelmingly positive.” As the final home meet of the Ramsden’s legacy by emphasizing



The men’s and women’s swimming and competed in the inaugural Tate Ramsden Invitational.

his lighthearted approach to “It’s always just a reminder to practice and his emphasis on give it our all and to go out there friendship and and remember family. one of our “I think it’s important “He kept teammates,” p r a c t i c e to memorialize Cardwell said. lighthearted but [Ramsden] in some When he never lost news of his way — this is what the death reached focus and he never wavered upperclassmen wanted t h e t e a m i n in his dedication to do to support that.” December to the sport,” 2015, just days Altmayer after seeing him said. “He was - JAMES HOLDER, during their someone who, training trip, it MEN’S AND WOMEN’S whether they radically altered w e r e o l d e r SWIMMING AND DIVING the mindset o r y o u n g e r, HEAD COACH of the team. people wanted In the weeks to embody him following, the and the life he brought to the pool team rallied together. Several deck.” members, including Cardwell, The men have a memorial for traveled to Ramsden’s home Ramsden in their locker room. in Nashville, Tennessee for the

funeral. “I just have a distinct memory of holding each other, letting out the grief,” Cardwell said. “If there is anything positive that came out of it, it showed how much the team is a family and that they are there if you need them.” The Big Green had a stellar weekend in the pool as well, with Connor LaMastra ’21 and Hayley Winter ’18 each setting new pool records. But in the final home event of the season, it was clear that this was no ordinary meet. “I’m hoping that this name stays with [the meet] for years to come,” Altmayer said. “Just because I can’t see future teams not wanting to embody all that he was. And if that spirit and energy can be carried forth into the future I think it could only benefit future teams even if they didn’t know him.”



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Squash teams stare down critical upcoming slate By SABA NEJAD

The Dartmouth Staff

With six matches to go before playoffs, the men’s and women’s squash teams reached the midpoint of their seasons this month. Both teams finished their 2016-2017 season in ninth place: a drop for the men who started the season ranked eighth and an improvement for the women who started the season ranked ninth before dipping to 11th for a brief moment in the middle of the season. The college nationals are broken into flights of eight teams. The top eight, the A division, compete for the national championship whereas the other brackets of eight compete for cups or trophies. Each team’s final season its initial rank the following season. Though the goal for the women’s team was to break into the top eight, it is currently sitting in 10th place and is looking at ways it can improve its standing. According to co-captain Zainab Molani ’18, the reason the women

have not been able to move up in the rankings is due to the team’s performances against Columbia University and Cornell University. The women lost 6-3 to the Lions and 7-2 to the Big Red. Both teams are ranked above the Big Green. Currently, the women’s team would have to beat Drexel University and Brown University to stay within the top 10. Molani considers winning those matches perfectly possible, but the women need “to keep [their] heads up and work hard” in the coming weeks. The men are also currently ranked 10th; however, they are confident in their ability to beat some of the schools ranked above them. In terms of strategy for the rest of the season, there are three matches that the men’s team is especially focused on performing well against Drexel, the University of Rochester and Yale University. “Those three teams sit ahead of us right now, so winning at least two would give us a great opportunity to make the top eight,” Leyton Johnston ’20 said. “They will all

be tough matches for sure, but those are the opportunities we have our eyes on.” Two other upcoming matches are against the University of Pennsylvania on Feb. 3 and Princeton University on Feb. 4; however, the men know those teams will be tough match ups. “[Penn and Princeton] seem to be a bit stronger than the other three,” Johnston said. “But we’ll definitely give it a good go.” Sean Oen ’20 noted that what makes these teams particularly difficult is their depth but also finds that other teams often underestimate the Big Green. “We get a preseason ranking based on our final position from the season before as well as some subjective input from the college squash association based on their assessment of the incoming freshmen,” Oen said. “We start the season and play our matches and hypothetically move up and down the rankings based on our wins and losses. However, since squash seems to be so variable and there are a lot of teams of


Women’s squash is currently ranked 10th with an overall record of 4-4.

similar strength, it makes it hard to determine who should be ranked.” Similarly, Molani finds that the rankings of teams can seem arbitrarily decided, especially when the teams come in tied. It seems as though the ranking system is a mystery to many players. Oen said that he was not 100 percent sure how the ranking system worked. “There isn’t lots of clarity,” he said. Johnston also had his

reservations commenting on the ranking system, saying that it’s hard to explain due to the number of factors and subjectivity that go into the decision. Oen did say, however, that there is much less emphasis on rankings in squash as opposed to other sports. “Head-to-head wins seem more important,” he said. “Obviously, it is nice to be able to say that we are ranked a certain number in the country, but it is not a big topic on the team.”

Despite its four-game losing streak, women’s ice hockey hopes to make second-half push to reach conference tournament

in the coming weeks. “I am very excited for these The Dartmouth Staff next eight games,” captain Dartmouth women’s hockey Hailey Noronha ’18 said. “I am has a long history of success. not just excited because they are For example, in the Eastern the last of my career. I am excited College Athletic Conference, because we have been improving the Big Green has appeared constantly, and I really think our in seven championship games, team can step up to the challenge winning four. On an individual and do great things.” On Saturday, the Big Green level, one of the team’s most suffered a tough 8-1 loss to No. notable alumna, Gillian Apps 2 Clarkson University. Now ’06 Tu’19, is a the women must three-time Olympic face the task of gold medalist who “I am very earning a win after most recently had excited for four consecutive a pivotal role in However, Team Canada’s gold these next eight losses. players are looking medal campaign at games.” forward to their big the Sochi Olympic match ups against Games in 2014. Colgate University Given its history, -HAILEY and other ECAC expectations for the NORONHA ’18 powerhouses. Big Green are always “Every game high. However, the out of our next team has struggled, eight is super posting a 4-14important,” 1 overall record Caroline Shaunessy so far this season. ’19 said. “Every This is especially game is pretty true in conference much a must win. play, due to the elite competition the team has faced in We have a goal of making it to the ECAC. Though the team has playoffs which means every game not had the best season record- for us moving on is do or die.” Making the playoffs will be wise, morale is still high among the players as they look forward a tall order for this team as it to several big conference games is currently 11th in the ECAC


standings. Only the top eight teams in the ECAC make the playoffs. Even though the team is slated to play bottom-ranked Brown University on Friday, qualifying for the playoffs will take a string of impressive wins against the top talent in the conference. To do this, the team will need to improve its play and rise to the challenge of its upcoming schedule. After playing the Bears, the team will face Yale University, currently eighth in the ECAC, then Colgate, who is tied for first in the conference with Clarkson. “I think the team needs to improve on playing the entire 60 minutes of a game,” Noronha said. “There are some games when we start very strong and then lose a bit of that in the second or third period.” Putting together a complete 60 minutes of hockey is one of the keys to success for any hockey team but is especially important when facing tough competition like the Big Green has faced this year. Hockey is a sport in which a game can turn around in a matter of seconds, so if the women are looking to make a playoff push, they have to make every shift count. One of the biggest keys to success for the Big Green in its

wins so far this season is the about our team is that we don’t performance of Christine Honor have a few individual standout ’19. The standout goalie has players who carry more weight given impressive performances than others,” Honor said. “Our this year, delivering in tight team is built on the foundation situations and keeping the team of collaboration, and it takes in the game many everyone in the locker times. Honor “Balancing room giving their best has established effort in order for us herself not only hockey and to be successful.” as a leader on academics B e y o n d this team but as performing on is definitely a goaltender that the rink during can come up big difficult the weekends, the in tight situations. at times, Big Green faces “The best the challenge of moment for us especially performing in the in the first half during the classroom as well. of the season “Balancing hockey winter term.” was beating and academics is Quinnipiac definitely difficult [University] in -TESS BRACKEN at times, especially [its] own rink, by during the winter the score of 1-0,” ’19 term,” Tess Bracken Noronha said. ’19 said. “This month, “Not only did we we’re traveling three beat one of the out of four weekends, best teams in the so you need to have league, but our good relationships goalie, [Honor], with your professors, also accomplished as we end up missing a NCAA record in many Fridays.” the most saves in a game-winning The Big Green is looking shutout.” to begin its season-saving win Honor noted her faith in her streak on Friday against Brown teammates, even when put in to springboard a successful difficult situations. campaign in the second half of “One of the best things the season.




with Kristina Mathis ’18

By SABENA ALLEN The Dartmouth Staff

Women’s tennis co-captain Kristina Mathis ’18 has been playing tennis since she was 5 years old thanks to the influence of her dad. Here at Dartmouth, she has seen a part of her team through many victories including winning the Ivy League Championship last spring. What made you want to play at Dartmouth? KM: I think once I visited Dartmouth, I really fell in love with the campus. On my official visits, I thought that the team was very close. It seemed like they all got along really well, and I had a really good connection with both our coaches, so I thought overall it was a perfect fit for me. What is your favorite part about playing tennis at Dartmouth? KM: I really like being on a team. Before Dartmouth, I used

to play just individual tournaments, but now this is my first time being on any sort of team. I think over the years I’ve learned to get used to being on a team, and now I like it a lot better than doing individual tournaments because you always have the team there to support you no matter if you win or lose. You always have other people you can talk to that know what you’re going through and know the hardships of tennis and balancing out school and tennis so that’s nice.

Taylor Ng ’17, graduated last year. How do you deal with the graduation of two outstanding players and leaders like that? KM: I think you just look at both of their careers, and what they’ve done for Dartmouth women’s tennis. They’ve accomplished a lot during their careers,and you kind of celebrate that. It’s sad seeing them go, but I still keep in touch with them. We all kind of keep in touch with them, but it’s just kind of the process. You’re here for four years, then you graduate but we keep them in our thoughts always. It’s a moving on process.

How has the team changed since you’ve been here? KM: We try to keep the same traditions alive. We have kind of the same rituals that we keep even from my freshman year. Obviously my teammates have changed, and there’s always different team dynamics going on but I think for the most part there haven’t been very many major changes.

What were your takeaways from fall play? KM: I think for me, personally, I’ve just been able to enjoy playing for my last year at Dartmouth. I’ve been trying to take each match not too seriously and just have fun. In terms of the team, I think I’ve been just trying to set a good example for the freshmen and the underclassmen and just show them what it is to be a Dartmouth women’s tennis player.

Two amazing players, Jacqueline Crawford ’17 and

What is the team trying to improve on now?

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KM: I think right now obviously Ivies in the spring is what we work really hard toward the whole year. Now I think we’re trying to work on getting more matches under our belt and learning how to play dual matches because in the fall we don’t do dual matches — it’s more laid back. I think we’re just trying to get a lot of point play in to really learn the atmosphere of a dual match, because that is very different from the atmosphere of the fall. What was it like to win the Ivy title last year? KM: It was amazing. It was one of my goals coming into the team — I mean that’s everybody’s goal coming into the team, but I was really excited that it was our second time in history winning Ivies and it was such a great feeling. What are the team’s goals for this season? KM: Some of our goals would be just to keep working hard, keep supporting each other like we usually do and just work on individual things that we need to work on. Just getting a lot of matches under our belts again this winter will be good experience

2018 Olympics Corner: U.S.-Canada to feature women’s ice hockey rivalry

By CAITLYN MCGOVERN The Dartmouth Staff

On Feb. 9, the 23rd Olympic Winter Games will kick off at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in South Korea. While there are over 90 countries sending re p re s e n t at i ve s t o c o m p e t e, many eyes will be on the fierce rivalry between the American and Canadian women’s ice hockey teams. Four years ago, Canada bounced back from a 2-0 deficit in the final four minutes of the 2014 Sochi Olympics gold medal game against the U.S., clinching the title in a stunning overtime defeat. This year, both teams head to South Korea with momentum. Canada looks to extend its winning streak in Olympic finals to five consecutive titles, while the U.S. enters as the three-time defending World Champion, topping Canada in each final. The two teams have also faced off several times in the past few months. The U.S. defeated Canada 5-1 in November to win the Four Nations Cup for the third year in a row. But in December, Canada won all four exhibition games against the Americans, which included two overtime victories. Hockey Canada, the national governing body that oversees ice

hockey and ice sledge hockey in Canada, has crafted a competitive women’s ice hockey team led by Dartmouth women’s ice hockey head coach Laura Schuler. Schuler is in her third season of coaching for the national team, having served as the head coach of the Canadian national women’s hockey team since 2015. Schuler has extensive experience within Hockey Canada as both a player and a coach. She won the silver medal as a member of the 1998 Canadian team at the inaugural tournament for women’s ice hockey at the Games. She has also served as head coach of the U22 National Women’s Team in 2011-2012 and U18 National Women’s Team in 2013-2014. The Big Green’s Laura Stacey ’16 will also be hitting the ice for Canada. Her hockey roots go far back as her great-grandfather, King Clancy, won six Stanley Cups, three as a player with the Ottawa Senators and the other half as an assistant manager coach for the Toronto Maple Leaves. Stacey tallied an impressive 87 points in 108 games played for the Big Green and has continued her career as a professional for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Brampton Thunder,

earning herself the league’s title of 2017 Rookie of the Year. Four out of the CWHL’s seven teams will be represented on Team Canada this year, while three out of the National Women’s Hockey League’s four teams will be represented by Team USA. Joining Stacey on the ice is Meghan Agosta, who led the team with three goals in 2014 for a total of four points. If the team wins gold, Agosta will tie Jayna Hefford, Caroline Oullette and Hayley Wickenheiser, all of whom won their gold medals playing hockey for Canada, for the Olympic record for the most number of gold medals in women’s hockey. Team USA will be led once again by captain Meghan Duggan, who helped the team to a silver medal in 2014. Expect Alex Carpenter, who led the team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics with four goals and scored the second highest amount of goals out of any player in the tournament, to play a crucial role. The team will be joined by Jocelyne Lamoureux, who led the team with five assists and Amanda Kessel, who had six points with a +8 rating. Many Team USA players play in the NWHL, a professional ice hockey league created in

2015. Five players also star for the Minnesota Whitecaps, an independent professional women’s team based out of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Three goaltenders will make their Olympic debut for Team USA: Alex Rigsby, who has won gold in four International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s Wo rl d C h a m p i o n s h i p s a n d clinched a national championship with the University of Wisconsin in 2011; Maddie Rooney, a junior at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, who played in the 2017 World Championships and had a shutout in the preliminary round; and Nicole Hensley, who won gold with Team USA at the 2016 and 2017 World Championships, recording two shutouts at the 2017 tournament for a total of three wins. In Pyeongchang, the U.S. will face off against Canada, Finland and Russia in Group A of the preliminary round, with its first game on Feb. 11 against Finland. Canada will take on Russia that same day. The gold medal game will take place on Feb. 22. This will be the first in a series of articles covering the 2018 Winter Olympics.

and good warm-up coming in to Ivies. What moments have you been proudest of while playing at Dartmouth? KM: Winning Ivies was a really cool moment for me. I always enjoy playing dual matches in the winter because they’re so fun and so different. I think my sophomore year, with my doubles partner and I going to nationals and going to NCAAs as the first team in program history to do that. That was pretty amazing as well, just getting to have that experience and living through that. Since you will be graduating this spring, how do you feel about your last season here at Dartmouth? KM: It’s pretty sad, but I know I’ve given it my all these past three years and I’m happy with what I’ve accomplished. I hope that the team will continue doing the traditions that we were doing my freshman year and continue on the great streak that we’re on. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity and length.


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Men’s Nordic team pins hopes on Brown, DeLine and McEwen


The Dartmouth Senior Staff

Last season, it was impossible to talk about the men’s Nordic team without mentioning Fabian Stocek ’17 in the same breath. On a deep Big Green team with several skiers who would be top point-winners at other Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association schools, Stocek was in a league of his own, dominating the carnival circuit with eight wins in 12 races. As Dartmouth eyes the 2018 NCAA Championship, Stocek is the lone departure from team that represented Dartmouth at the 2017 championship and finished fourth. Luckily for the Big Green, while Stocek was taking all the headlines last season, the group of skiers behind him was also racing at a high level. The team displayed its depth Saturday as seven Dartmouth skiers finished in the top 20 of the 10-kilometer classic at the St. Michael’s College Carnival. The top three finishers in that race — co-captain Luke Brown ’18, Callan DeLine ’18 and Gavin McEwen ’19 — figure to lead the charge for the Big Green throughout the rest of the carnival season. Brown arrived from St. Paul, Minnesota in 2014 to a team already crowded with talent. In his first carnival race, a 20-kilometer classic at the Bates College Carnival on Jan. 16, 2015, Brown finished 53rd. Future NCAA champion and U.S. Ski Team member Patrick Caldwell ’17 took second in that race. Stocek and Silas Talbot ’15 Th’16 both finished in the top 10 for Dartmouth, and future captain Oscar Friedman ’16 was in the top 20. Brown placed higher in every following race his first season, including a fifth-place finish in the 10-kilometer classic at the Middlebury College Carnival on Feb. 13, 2015, where he crossed the line three spots behind Talbot and two ahead of Stocek. He did not have a better single performance in 2016, but he did earn six top-10 finishes. He fared better in his junior season. With four podium finishes, he was eighth in the EISA combined rankings and finished the season as the second-best freestyle skier in the East, behind Stocek. A ninth-place finish in the 20-kilometer freestyle at the NCAA Championships landed him on the All-America second team. Now a captain, Brown looks to take over the spot as the men’s Nordic team’s leading point scorer. Following a difficult outing at this year’s U.S. Cross Country Championships, including a

collision with a tree in the first race, Brown said he has focused on reshaping his attitude about success. “A lot of times [in skiing] we are very results-oriented, and motivation comes from beating other people,” Brown said. “There’s better ways to view having a good race, not necessarily winning — winning is great — but pushing myself to my limit, skiing technically well and skiing mentally well, and then the results should come with that.” Men’s Nordic head coach Brayton Osgood ’03 believes the Big Green captain has put his rough start behind him. “He’s clearly got his feet back under him,” Osgood said. Brown has two podium finishes in three races this season. He was less than nine seconds from the top spot in Saturday’s 10-km classic. Along with Brown and Stocek, DeLine was the third member of last year’s men’s Nordic delegation to the NCAA Championship. DeLine led the way for the Big Green at the U.S. National Cross Country Championships, which Osgood said serves as a warm-up for the carnival season. Facing most of the top crosscountry skiers in the United States, DeLine cracked the top 20 in the 30-kilometer freestyle and paced the Dartmouth skiers in the freestyle sprint and classic sprint. This season, DeLine finished 12th in the 10-kilometer classic at the Colby College Carnival and fourth in the same event at St. Michael’s, about 20 seconds behind Brown. McEwen is the third likely Dartmouth point-scorer this season. He improved in classic racing in each 2017 carnival and claimed four top-five finishes in freestyle that same year. Osgood praised McEwen’s performance at U.S. Nationals. “It was a really good step forward for him from where he was last year against national competition,” Osgood said. The Massachusetts native’s effort earned him a place at the U23 World Ski Championships later this month, but McEwen chose to compete with the Big Green at the University of Vermont Winter Carnival instead. Although he did not compete at last year’s NCAA Championship, McEwen is looking to make the cut this season, especially with a pair of top-10 finishes at the Colby and St. Michael’s Carnivals. The Big Green will vie with the University of Vermont all season for EISA supremacy. The Catamounts


Callan DeLine ’18 finished fifth in the combined Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association rankings in 2017.

edged the Dartmouth men by 16 points in the Nordic portion of the Colby Carnival on Jan. 14. Dartmouth got the better of the Catamounts in the 10-km classic at St. Michael’s on Jan. 20 before faltering in the 15-km freestyle. Moving forward, Osgood said Stocek showed the team what it needs to do in training to compete at an elite level. “It’s not going to be easy to or really possible to think about replacing someone who had the season he did last year,” he said. But with a deep roster and veteran talent at the front, Dartmouth should be in the thick of EISA and NCAA competition. We a t h e r makes for unconventional racing While the weather has delivered good skiing conditions at Oak Hill all season long, other places have not been so lucky. Rain and warm temperatures forced the cancellation of the classic races at Colby last Saturday. The freestyle races were skied Sunday on a shortened course, which Osgood said was challenging. “It gets really trafficky, and it starts to sometimes become an issue passing and picking your line through other skiers if you’re on your first lap and someone else is on their third or fourth and going much slower,” he said.

Congestion on the Colby course didn’t appear to deter the women’s Nordic team. Katharine Ogden ’21 took second place in her first collegiate race, and Lauren Jortberg ’20 crossed the line in third just over 20 seconds behind her teammate. Sofia Shomento ’21 rounded out the scoring in fifth. At the St. Michael’s Carnival on Saturday, racing on a short and relatively flat loop allowed competitors to forego kick wax and double-pole the course during classic racing, according to women’s Nordic head coach Cami Thompson Graves. In the 5-kilometer classic, Ogden again paced the Big Green in fourth, while Lydia Blanchet ’19 finished behind her in fifth. With the men having an off day in their freestyle race on Sunday, the women shouldered the team points in the 10-kilometer freestyle. Blanchet was the second collegiate finisher in the 10-km freestyle as Taryn HuntSmith ’19 and Hyde finished in fourth and fifth, respectively. Alpine teams finally race For a while on Saturday, it looked as if EISA teams were at risk of completing just one carnival in the month of January. High winds at Sugarloaf postponed the Colby Carnival giant slalom to Sunday and threatened to end racing for the

weekend. Poor conditions on Sunday would have pushed the conclusion of the carnival to Feb. 4, but thankfully, the weather cooperated. Foreste Peterson ’18 won the giant slalom, sliding easily into her 2017 form. Peterson has now won four of the last five EISA giant slalom events she has raced. Her total time of 2:03.35 seconds was nearly a full second ahead of secondplace Caroline Bartlett of Middlebury. Steph Currie ’20 was more than three seconds back in fifth place, and Alexa Dlouhy ’19 rounded out the scoring in 16th. On the men’s side, Tanguy Nef ’20’s second-place finish was his second-highest career result on the carnival circuit. Brian McLaughlin ’18 took fourth, the first time in the last five regular season EISA giant slalom events that McLaughlin has missed the podium. Thomas Woolson ’17 was .85 seconds behind McLaughlin, and David Domonoske ’20 also cracked the top 10. The University of Vermont held a narrow four-point lead when Nordic racing concluded last weekend. The Big Green gained 14 points on UVM in the women’s giant slalom and 10 more in the men’s event. When all was said and done, Dartmouth won the team competition by a 20-point margin. The Big Green has now taken the team victory in the last three EISA carnivals and has won six of the last seven carnivals dating to the beginning of the 2017 season.

The Dartmouth Sports Weekly 1/22/18  
The Dartmouth Sports Weekly 1/22/18