The Weekend Roundup p. 2-3 Home vs. Away Games p. 4-5 Two Big Green young alumni finish within Top 40 of this year’s Boston Marathon p. 6-7 Honorable Mention: Eight Things p. 7 Softball breaks records with four back-to-back home runs p. 8
Senior Spring: Corey Kalk ’18, a top scorer for the Big Green p. 8 COURTESY OF COREY KALK
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TRACK & FIELD
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The men’s and women’s track and field teams each competed in three meets over the weekend.
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Softball defeated Cornell but went 1-2 in its series against Harvard.
The Dartmouth softball team defeated Cornell University on April 14 with a score of 10-0 to secure the series sweep. The Big Green had a stellar offensive game, with five runs in the third and back-to-back home runs in the fourth. The team then took on Harvard University in three games this weekend, falling in the Saturday doubleheader 6-5 and 4-1 and taking the Sunday game 3-1. On Saturday, the Big Green started out strong in the morning, building a 4-2 lead in the fourth inning, but found themselves in a stalemate until extra innings after Harvard runs in the fifth inning tied the score at 4-4. The Crimson found an RBI run in the 11th to end the outing, a game that saw all three Big Green pitchers take turns at the mound over the course of the game. In the afternoon, the Big Green ran
into trouble at the plate, with Morgan Martinelli ’19 scoring the only run on the day in the sixth inning, a solo shot to the left. The Crimson slowly pushed their way ahead, with an early run leading to two more in the fifth and a late score in the sixth to finish the game. On Sunday, the Big Green turned things around in a 3-1 triumph over the Crimson. All three runs for Dartmouth came in the top of the first inning, when McKenna Gray ’21 knocked a ball out of the park with two on base. Breanna Ethridge ’18 and Heather Turner ’21 held off any attempts to take the lead by Harvard, taking three and four innings respectively, with only one run allowed. The Big Green will look to continue its success this upcoming weekend as they host Yale for three games.
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The Dartmouth men’s track & field team competed in three different outdoor meets over the weekend, including the Virginia Challenge at the University of Virginia, the Larry Ellis Invite at Princeton University and the George David Invitational at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. All three meets were non-scoring. Samuel Morton ’21 took first in the two miles event at UMass
Lowell with a final time of 9:28.21, securing the Big Green’s only first-place finish over the three meets. The Dartmouth women’s team competed in the same three events over the weekend. Cha’Mia Rothwell ’20 took first in the 100-meter hurdles, breaking her own school record with a new time of 13.26. By the end of the weekend, the Big Green secured a total of eight first-place finishes.
HW ROWING No. 8 Dartmouth heavyweight rowing faced off against No. 4 Brown University on Saturday, April 21 in the annual Atalanta Cup at Brown. Overall, they came in second to the host but ahead of No. 17 George Washington University. Dartmouth’s fourth varsity boat
won the first race of the day with a 6:03.39 finish, eight seconds ahead of second-place Brown. Brown won the next three races of the day, with Dartmouth coming in second in the third varsity race less than two seconds after Brown.
W TENNIS The women’s tennis team took on the University of Pennsylvania this Saturday, winning 6-1 and improving to 11-10 overall and 4-2 in Ivy League play. Julia Schroeder ’18 and Abigail Chiu ’21 came out swinging with a 6-0 sweep at No. 1 doubles. Allison Chuang ’19 and Madison Hwang ’21 followed suit with a 6-2 victory at No. 3, putting Dartmouth up 1-0 heading into singles play. Schroeder continued her strong play with a victory at the No. 2 position, and Kristina Mathis ’18 claimed victory at the No. 1 singles spot. Chiu secured victory for the Big Green with a 6-2, 7-6 victory at No. 3.
On Sunday, the Big Green defeated Princeton University 5-2 to collect its first Ivy League title since 2011. Both Cornell University and Harvard University shared a claim to the title with five wins apiece. However, Dartmouth has the tiebreaker and thus has won the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. After the Big Green secured the doubles point, the Tigers tied it up with a win at No. 5 singles. However, three straight wins by Allison McCann ’21, Jacqueline Crawford ’18 and Mathis allowed the Big Green to take the win.
M TENNIS The men’s tennis team had a decisive victory against the University of Pennsylvania this Saturday, winning 4-0 and improving to 19-5 overall and 5-1 in Ivy League play. Roko Glasnovic ’19 and Casey Ross ’21 swept the No. 2 doubles and Charlie Broom ’20 and David Horneffer ’20 clinched the top doubles spot to put the Big Green up 1-0 heading into singles. Dan Martin ’21 took the No. 3 singles spot while Peter Conklin ’21 went 6-4, 6-3 at No. 6 to extend the Big Green’s lead to 3-0. No. 114 Broom won the No. 1 singles match to take the victory for Dartmouth.
Dartmouth defeated Princeton University on Sunday 4-1 to collect its first Ivy League title since 1997. Columbia University shared the title with only one loss in Ivy League play, but Dartmouth will win the league’s bid to the NCAA Championships due to its victory over the Lions last week. The Big Green took the doubles point and clinched the match after Conklin, Horneffer and Fliegner recorded three straight victories. This year’s tournament will be held at Wake Forest University and will begin on May 18.
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GOLF The Dartmouth men’s golf team took second place in the Ivy League Championships in Elverson, Pennsylvania over the weekend. The team was led by Ian Kelsey ’18, who finished tied for fifth at +12, and Jason Liu ’21, who finished tied for 13th at +16. This was followed up by Will Bednarz ’20, T-15 at +17; Sam Ohno ’21, T-20 at +20; and James Turner ’21, T-27 at +24. Overall, the Big Green had an exceptional final day, moving from sixth place to second and ending 22 strokes back of the overall winner Yale University. The Dartmouth women’s
golf competed in the Ivy League C h a m p i o n s h i p s i n Ja c k s o n Township, New Jersey this past weekend, finishing in fifth place. On the women’s side, three of the five competitors for Dartmouth finished almost one after another in the 10th and 13th place. Jessica Kittelberger ’18 and Catharine Roddy ’19 both finished +15, while Maddie Nelson ’20 finished +16. They were joined by Moon Cheong ’21, who tied for 29th place at +29, and Isabelle Kane ’18, who finished tied for 32 at +33. Dartmouth finished with a score of 935 overall, 24 points below first-place Harvard University.
EQUESTRIAN The Dartmouth Equestrian team hosted the Ivy Championships this past Saturday, narrowly finishing in second and claiming the reserve championship. The performances for the Big Green were led in part by Meghan Poth ’20 and Elle MacAlpine ’18, who took the individual Ivy championships for Intermediate and Novice Flats, respectively. Olivia Champ ’19 also continued her past
success, finishing second in the Open Fence championship and fourth in the Open Flats championship, along with Claire Bick ’18, who took fourth in the Intermediate Fences and fifth in Open Flats. Champ will look to compete at Nationals May 1-5 in the Open Fences category alongside Nathalie Ferneau ’18, who will also compete in the Teresa McDonald Scholarship Challenge.
On Saturday, No. 20 Dartmouth women’s rowing clinched all four of its races against Boston College, the University of Rhode Island and Bates College. The winning times for the first varsity, second
varsity and third varsity eights were 6:55.482, 7:11.897 and 7:20.995. The varsity four came in at 8:06.467. The team faces Cornell University for the Parents’ Cup on Saturday.
BASEBALL The Dartmouth baseball team dropped two in a three-game series this weekend against Yale University, falling 10-3 Saturday morning and 5-4 Sunday afternoon, but taking the Saturday afternoon game 3-1. On Saturday morning, the Bulldogs bested the Big Green 10-3, but the Dartmouth team managed to salvage the day with a 3-1 victory in the afternoon, led by the pitching of Jack Fossand ’18 and Austen Michel ’20. Fossand started the afternoon game allowing only one run over the course of the first seven innings, retiring 10 Bulldog batters in a row at one point. In the seventh, after his only walk of the day, Fossand switched out for Michel, the Ivy League leader
in saves. Michel continued his excellent run with three scoreless innings to stave off Yale. The Big Green scores for the afternoon were the work of Michael Calamari ’20, who forced a run in the first; Steffen Torgersen ’19 in the fourth with a sacrifice fly; and Nate Ostmo ’19’s RBI in the ninth with the help of Bennett McCaskill ’21. On Sunday, the Big Green were unable to continue their success from the previous afternoon, falling 5-4 to the Bulldogs in the series finale. Despite a late-scoring run to get within one in the eighth, Dartmouth couldn’t pull it off. The team will look to have better fortunes when they host Siena College this coming Wednesday and Brown University over the weekend.
M LACROSSE Men’s lacrosse suffered a heartbreaking defeat on Senior Day, falling to the University of Pennsylvania 10-9 in double overtime. Dartmouth is now 2-10 overall and 0-5 in Ivy League play. Richie Loftus ’18 led the way for the Big Green with four goals and two assists. Ben Martin ’20 scored five points of his own with four goals and a helper, while Alex Burnley ’21 tied his career high with 14 saves in net. The Big Green
had a two-point lead early in the fourth, but Penn answered back with four points in a row. Dartmouth battled back to a 9-8 deficit, and with just 27 seconds to go in the fourth, Loftus scored to send the game into overtime. Despite a miraculous effort by the Big Green, Penn was first to score and won the game. Dartmouth closes its season at Brown University next Saturday.
SAILING The team competed in three events over the weekend. The Big Green took 10th out of 18 teams in the Admiral’s Cup in Kings Point, New York,
fourth out of 14 teams in the Boston Dinghy Cup in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and fifth out of 17 teams in the Reed Trophy in New London, Connecticut.
On Saturday, Dartmouth’s rugby team finished in third place at the Bowdoin Polar Bear 7s. The team defeated American International College, Boston University and Norwich University along the way before falling to Harvard University 24-12 in the semifinals. In the match for third place, the Big Green took down
AIC again 26-12. The winner of the tournament, the United States Military Academy, was awarded automatic qualification to USA Rugby Collegiate 7s Nationals in May. The remaining bids will be decided by USA Rugby based on spring season records. On Saturday, the team will head to New York for the Army 7s.
LW rOWING Lightweight rowing faced off against No. 4 Yale University on Saturday, Apr. 21 in the annual Durand Cup. They lost all three events. With Yale entering two boats for the 3V varsity race, Dartmouth’s third varsity took third place with a 6:00:23 time. The second varsity eight raced a closer race coming second to Yale only seven seconds behind at
5:53.03. The first varsity also finished behind Yale by 12 seconds. On Sunday morning, the team fell to No. 2 Columbia University in the Subin Cup for the sixth straight season. The Big Green lost all three varsity eight events. It lost by 13 seconds in the first and second varsity eights, but by eight for the third varsity eight.
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Dartmouth women’s lacrosse dominated both of its games this past week, defeating Vermont and Yale.
Women’s lacrosse dominated Vermont on Wednesday, finishing with a final score of 16-5 and improving to 9-3 on the season. Michelle Yu ’21 and Kellen D’Alleva ’19 both recorded three tallies, reaching single-game highs. With nine draw controls, Kathryn Giroux ’19 became the first Dartmouth player and just the fourth Ivy League player to reach 200 draw controls in her career. The women’s team kept it rolling for Senior Day against Yale this Saturday, finishing 17-4
and improving to 10-3 on the season and 5-1 in Ivy League play. Ellie Carson ’20, Katie Bourque ’20 and Kierra Sweeney ’19 led the way, all posting hat tricks with four, three and three goals respectively. Dartmouth will host the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Wednesday in the final home game of the regular season. They will then close out Ivy League and regular season play next Saturday at Brown as the two teams vie for the conference title.
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Home vs. Aw
A closer look at the win percentages for all teams at home vs. a
BY JUSTIN KRAMER
When approaching the season, most athletes agree that there is nothing that beats the feeling of being home. After a stretch of away games, things seem to come together effortlessly competing at home with an adoring crowd, playing on a familiar field or court and being surrounded by known officials. This week, The Dartmouth examines how that home field advantage affects the performance of the Big Green’s various athletic teams. Home field advantage certainly holds true in recent history for most of the Big Green teams. With the exception of six teams, Dartmouth teams have a better winning percentage at home, many by a wide margin. When comparing the average percentage of games won at home to games won away over the past five seasons, it is evident that some teams, such as women’s rugby, men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse, play significantly better at home, winning up to six times as often. However, other teams, such as baseball, men’s squash, women’s squash and softball, succeed better on the
road. Why such an advantage at home? We focused on two sports — men’s basketball and women’s soccer — that easily more than tripled their away record when they had Dartmouth fans cheering behind them at home. For the men’s basketball team, their winning percentage when playing at home consistently dwarfs their performance away. With the exception of the 2016-17 season, the team won at least 40 percent of their home games over each of the past five years. This number is often double — or in the case of the 2017-18 season, seven times their away winning percentage. Although women’s soccer may not see such large discrepancies, the team was also much more likely to see victory at home in comparison to competing away over their past five seasons, a trend that was especially clear this year and in the 2013-14 season. During each of their campaigns across the 2012-13 to 2017-18 seasons, the team consistently had at least some home field
knowing how the field plays, being able to control the day a little bit, knowing what you have to do on campus as far as your class schedule — all of those things that are really familiar to you as a student athlete.” “When you can provide a good home court environment and make it difficult for opponents to come in, it’s always going to give you an added edge going into games,” McLaughlin added. For McLaughlin, infrastructure plays a role in the fan experience which in turn affects the on-court result. “When we do pack [Leede Arena], we get loud quickly,” McLaughlin said. “It’s a great experience for fans because you’re very close to the floor, very close to the action. When it gets crowded in there, it gets the players more excited, fired up to maybe even play a little harder. It creates a nice environment to both coach and compete in.” Indeed, general excitement in the home atmosphere plays an integral role in pushing players to the next level. “There’s definitely excitement,” Rainey said. “Our home field is an excellent venue. advantage. The setting is awesome, no different than the A skeptic would focus on the relative setting of Dartmouth. In Hanover, it’s able strength of schedule at home versus on the to give the players some juice for sure to be road, as men’s basketball took on Notre at home and be representing our school.” Dame of the premier Atlantic Coastal McLaughlin Conference and added that playing wo m e n’s s o c c e r “You’re naturally excited at home provides traveled to battle No. ex t r a i n c e n t i ve 20 ranked Pepperdine because you’re at home, you to players to play University and No. 56 work hard, you play hard and even better. ranked Northeastern “ Y o u ’ r e you want to play well in front University this year. naturally excited But both coach David of your peers and community because you’re at McLaughlin and members.” home, you work coach Ron Rainey, h a rd , yo u p l ay of men’s basketball hard and you want and women’s soccer, -DAVID MCLAUGHLIN, MEN’S to play well in respectively, believe front of your peers BASKETBALL HEAD COACH that there is much and community more to it than m e m b e r s, ” schedule. McLaughlin said. “Sometimes it’s “One of our goals next year as we continue who you play, but it’s always easier to play at to build and rebuild is to ignite that gym.” home than it is on the road for sure,” Rainey Though travel accommodations are said. “Familiarity with all the surroundings, improving and more players have experience
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away and for some teams, what causes such differences in play
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on the road with club and high school teams, extended travel can still take a toll on studentathletes. “As coaches and the team, whether you get into a city early or whether you get in later on at night, you’re trying to minimize the effects that travel might have,” Rainey said. “Sitting on a bus, and not being able to be active [or keep] the blood moving can have an effect.” To alleviate the difficulties of road play, McLaughlin discussed the importance of routines such as yoga or other walkthrough routines that provide consistency and minimize the unfamiliarity and strain travel can put on players. Both coaches highlighted games where being home helped push the team to victory late. “On our opening weekend against Florida International [University] during a time when some of players were finishing up sophomore summer and coming out of finals, being home was very helpful,” Rainey said. “We scored a goal late in the game, helped [by] being a home team there.” McLaughlin spoke about Dartmouth’s first Ivy League win of the season, when they fed off the crowd’s cheers to ring off 12 points after being down 52-50 to Princeton University with 7:07 left. Despite the clear advantage afforded to the Big Green at home in five of the last six years, McLaughlin believes the team can turn into a force on the road as well. “If you look at our road league games, five out of our seven were one or two possession games with three minutes or less left,” he said. “As you get older and get more experience, you flip that number around. Now you’re talking about a significant league winning percentage on the road.” As McLaughlin alluded to, it is important to look beyond win-loss record to get the whole picture on a team’s performance on the road and away. Such is the case for the baseball team, whose poor non-league play to start the season on the road has overshadowed their early success in conference games. In February, coach Bob Whalen discussed the team’s challenging early schedule on the road in advance of their opening road series against the Georgia Institute of Technology. “I’m looking at snow on our field and we haven’t been outside yet,” Whalen said. “We haven’t caught a flyball since fall baseball ended in October. If
you think of it in those terms, we’re playing a Another interesting case is the football team, nationally ranked team a week from tomorrow, whose even winning percentages at home and away and we haven’t had a ball higher than the roof in reflect a different theme. Among all the Big Green Leverone Field House yet.” teams, the most consistent at home and away is Home field advantage is hard to quantify the Dartmouth football team. Throughout the for baseball as a result, 2017-18, 2016as the weather in 17, and 2014Hanover prohibited “As coaches and the team, 15 seasons, their proper training for the whether you get into a city early two winning team, and the data is or whether you get in later on at pme ar ct ecnht aegde s. skewed by a difficult nonconference schedule night, you’re trying to minimize Furthermore, in against strong teams in the effects that travel might the years where warm weather states. the two did not Though the Ivy have.” align, with the League sample size is still exception of minimal, there are early the 2012-13 -RON RAINEY, WOMEN’S SOCCER signs that the home-road season, a single record isn’t quite what it HEAD COACH win at home is appears to be. The rest what made the of the season will show distinction. if the drastic home-away T h e split overall will even out with inclement weather Dartmouth discussed this trend with Emory and non-league play nearly in the past, but with Thompson ’18, who starred as wide receiver this the power of home field advantage still in force. year for the Big Green.
“Going into a hostile environment increases the competitive nature, and I know I feed off of that hostility and the incentive of quieting an entire crowd by going into their house and getting a win,” he said. “Home advantage is always good because you know the crowd is always going to be on your side, but going into somebody else’s territory behind enemy lines has a different kind of feel to it.” Nonetheless, Thompson still feels the home field advantage McLaughlin and Rainey described and the impact of fans’ cheers when he steps onto Memorial Field. “When you’re on [offense], you want it to be as quiet as possible so the offense can communicate as effectively as possible in order to execute,” Thompson said. “As far as the defense is concerned, you get to disrupt the opposing offense with the stadium control and how loud the fans can be.” Though football bucks the trend of home field advantage, overall, there is nothing that beats playing for the Lone Pine fans in the Granite of New Hampshire.
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Two Big Green young alumni finish within Top 40 of this year’s Boston Marathon By SAMANTHA HUSSEY The Dartmouth
Matt Herzig ’17, a former member of the cross country and track and field teams at Dartmouth, finished in 12th place overall at the 2018 Boston Marathon with a time of 2:27:55 and a pace of 5:39. Isabella Caruso ’17, a former member of the Dartmouth Running Team and one of two current Dartmouth Teaching Science fellows in biology and chemistry, finished 40th in the women’s category and 37th in the 18-to-39 age division with a time of 2:56:18 and a pace of 6:44. The Dartmouth interviewed each of these runners about their experiences. Isabella, what was your r u n n i n g e x p e r i e n c e l i ke before Monday’s marathon? IC: I did cross country and track all through high school and I ran with [the Dartmouth] running club all four years. Matt, at Dartmouth you were on the cross country and track and field teams. How have you kept up with your training post-graduation? MH: I think it has been a challenge to keep with it without the benefit of the cross country team and the coaching staff. I joined a training group in Boston called Heartbreakers, which is a group associated with the Heartbreak Hill Running Company, a local shoe store, so they have been a good group of guys to train with. For the most part, I’m self-coached right now, which has been a bit of an adjustment since college because I’m coming up with my own workouts and trying to figure out what works for me. What inspired you to run in this year’s Boston Marathon, and was this your first time running a marathon? IC: I have crazy friends, [so] I ran my first marathon during my freshman spring. I ran the CHaD half [marathon] freshman fall with my roommate and a few of our friends with the running club, and then after we did a half we were like, “We should run a full marathon.” I ran [the Boston Marathon] last year and I was able to run fast enough last year to qualify for it again this year. It was a ton of fun and the race has a great atmosphere. I’m from Massachusetts, so it was something that we used to watch on TV growing up. I didn’t run as well as I had wanted to last year, but having a better sense of all of the
logistics made the race a much more enjoyable experience. MH: No, so this was my third marathon. Boston is a race where for most people, you have to qualify for it. You can get in by raising a bunch of money for charity, but I think it is about $8,000 this year, so if you can qualify for it, that is the way to do it. It had always been on my bucket list of things to do in running. I watched my mom do it growing up, and being from Boston it is the race to be a part of in Boston. So a lot of guys will take a few years after graduation and race some 10Ks, then race some half marathons, and slowly build up their race distance before they transition into a marathon. For me, I’m starting medical school next year, so I wanted to make that jump to the marathon quickly and get a couple of good marathons under my belt before I have to retire or back off from training this hard.
W hen did you first start training, and can you walk us through your training regimen leading to the race? IC: I ran a marathon in the fall at the end of October. I took about a week off and then slowly got back into running, and I really got into training at the beginning of January. I can’t say I’m the best at following a regimented training plan, but generally, marathon training at its most basic level, you have a long run every week and build up the length of that, and I added other workouts to work other systems. The [Boston Athletic Association] puts out training plans every year and so I roughly followed that. You want to get to a point where your long run is around 25 miles, in part because you need to get used to spending that much time on your feet and in part to practice taking in food and water during a run and getting your stomach used to what that feels like. MH: I took a week or so off after the Cape Cod Marathon back in November and then started my build-up at the end of November, beginning of December. I run usually before work. I peak at about 110 miles a week or so and usually about nine or ten runs a week, so that’s two or three days where I’m running 10 to 12 miles in the morning, then coming back for a couple of miles in the afternoon. I build up long run mileage over the weekend to about 25 miles and then I try to get two days a week or so of something at marathon pace or faster. How would you describe race day?
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Matt Herzig ’17 finished in 12th place overall at the 2018 Boston Marathon with a time of 2:27:55.
IC: Wet and cold! On the one hand, it wasn’t any colder than it had been all winter — it wasn’t a blizzard. I was shivering as I started, but once I warmed up, I was decently comfortable. It was when you stopped running that you got very cold very quickly. MH: It was cold and wet. It wasn’t really the weather I had anticipated racing in, but I think it played to my strengths a little bit, being from Boston and having trained in Hanover and having run in the cold before. I think one of the reasons I placed so highly was that people really struggled in that weather and I definitely struggled a little with the cold and the wind, but I think I was able to keep things together. W h a t w a s yo u r re a c t i o n when you found out you finished in 40th and 12th place, respectively? IC: I don’t think I knew what place I finished in until later. I honestly was excited because my time was what I had wanted it to be, and I found out from friends later where I had placed. That was exciting because I hadn’t expected to place that high but I had also not gone in with any distinct expectation. I was mostly shooting for a time
goal and personal record. MH: I didn’t know for about half an hour after I finished that I was 12th. About a mile to go, kind of coming up on Beacon Street, someone shouted that I was the 14th or 15th male, but I would have guessed that I was probably 40th or 50th at that point. I was a couple of minutes slower than my goal pace had been. Usually a 2:27:00, 2:28:00 marathon in Boston is 30th to 50th depending on the year. There was a gathering at Track Smith, which is another running store in Boston, and I had a couple of friends there who were looking up results and told me I was 12th, which was pretty shocking and really cool. It was a really exciting afternoon because I had no idea the whole time that I was running that I was in that kind of position. What was the most difficult part of the whole experience? IC: I think it was getting up early to train. I’m lucky that I have a job with a pretty flexible schedule. When I’m on top of it, I can block out time in the afternoon to go on a run, but then it would be midterm week and I would be like, “I have no time,” so that would involve
me getting up at 5:00 a.m. for a run and it would be 10 degrees. I think that was the toughest part: the week after week of, “Well, I guess I’m getting up at 5:00 a.m. again and it’s 10 degrees out and I’m going to do a workout.” MH: The hardest part of the race for me was probably between miles 10 and 13. There were some gaps in there where I was chasing the packs of guys who I now realize were the chase pack of guys from 10th to 20th place or so. I spent quite a while on my own where the pack was 10 or 20 seconds ahead of me, and because it was so wet and cold I think there were a lot fewer spectators than we usually have in Boston, but there were some parts where you just felt totally alone in the rain. Do you expect to compete in the Boston Marathon or other marathons in the future? IC: I don’t know exactly what the next marathon I will sign up for will be. The next thing I am signed up for is a 50K at the end of August out in Montana with a 10,000 feet elevation gain. It’s going to be interesting. SEE MARATHON PAGE 7
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time to be as competitive as I want to keep being, then I can retire and be done with this. But if it’s something I can keep doing, I would love to keep racing.
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Isabella Caruso ’17 finished 40th in the women’s category and 37th in the 18 to 39 age division.
MH: I think I would like to. We’ll see. I’m starting medical school in August, and so my goal with Boston
Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. was on the team until Friday, when he was called up to face the New York Yankees and promptly logged three RBIs during his debut. If you like a little veteran talent, former Boston Red Sox closer and Yale University alumnus Craig Breslow is also on the team. He’s over eight years older than the next older player and less than six months younger than his team manager.
this year was to get to the point that if I don’t have the time to run 110 miles next year, or I don’t have the
What is some advice you would give to someone who is on the fence about running a marathon? IC: I have a lot of friends who say, “I could never run that far.” It’s mostly a matter of working up to it and starting small. A lot of people are like, “Oh my gosh, I can’t run three miles,” but there is a small progression over time where you start running and building up. It takes time to get there. I think that’s one of the hard parts about running because there’s a hill to get over in the beginning, but I think it’s like anything where you are trying to get into shape. MH: I think Boston is a really fun race to do. I think marathons, compared to other distances, have a lot of energy around them. Especially for many major marathons like Boston. People are really excited about it and it’s really cool to see the energy that comes out in the city of Marathon Monday. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity and length.
Honorable Mention with Ray Lu ’18
Honorable Mention: Eight Things It’s late April and it snowed last week. Give me a break. Also, don’t read last week’s predictions. Here are eight insightful observations from the past seven days: 1. I am the same age as this year’s NBA rookie class: D o n ova n M i t ch e l l a n d B e n “Rookie” Simmons are both 21 years old. In the Philadelphia 76ers’ Game Four victory, Simmons posted the first rookie playoff triple-double since Magic Johnson in 1980. I, on the other hand, recently discovered the best way to ladle Collis soup without spilling it everywhere (one scoop to the brim just about fills the large cup). 2. How ’bout them Pels? With four dominating performances, the New Orleans Pelicans became the first six-seed to sweep a three-seed since the NBA switched to the current format in 2003. Looks like the Golden State Warriors’ path to a repeat isn’t as easy as we thought. Shoutout to Playoff Rondo and the criminally underrated Jrue Holiday. 3. The Utah Jazz are too fun Saturday’s game had it all. An amazing crowd. Ricky Rubio dropping a triple-double in a man bun. Joe Ingles draining long threes. Rudy Gobert outscoring Russell Westbrook. Can we also talk about those “Take Note” t-shirts? I need one. 4. The New Hampshire Fisher Cats are must-see baseball I plan on making the trek to Manchester myself before all these guys get called up to the big leagues. Tell me this minor league roster isn’t incredible. First of all, it’s already worth it to watch Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., son of nine-time All-Star and Hall-of-Famer Vladimir Guerrero, play in person. Then there’s also Cavan Biggio, son of Houston Astros legend and Hall-of-Famer Craig Biggio, and Bo Bichette, whose dad is four-time All-Star Dante Bichette. Astros infielder Yuli Gurriel’s younger brother
5. Collis eggs Anyone that has had a conversation with me for longer than five minutes this term knows about my recent discovery of Collis eggs. Until this past winter, I was unaware of the glory of the Collis egg station. You can get whole eggs made on the spot — with toppings. I’ve actually been living under a rock. Two friends recently caught me sneaking off to order Collis eggs alone (you got to beat the rush!) instead of joining them at Foco. Guilty as charged. 6. Senior spring will be gone before you know it It’s the start of week five, which means it’s the beginning of the halfway point of the last term of my Dartmouth career, which means I’m getting ever so close to the “real world.” I felt like I just got here yesterday. I’ll save the nostalgia for later, but it’s coming, y’all. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. 7. Cruise control Last month, I trekked up to Burlington, Vermont to take a graduate school test. First of all, it’s felonious that Burlington was one of the closest destinations to Hanover for test-taking. That doesn’t seem right. That aside, I’ve driven this beat-up 2006 white Jeep Liberty for almost eight years now. It’s seen my best days and my worst days. We truly started from the bottom, ramming down trash cans in front of my house learning to parallel park. When I had to leave the Jeep at home for my first two years of college, I felt like a part of me was missing, so naturally I drove it up 2,000 miles from Austin, Texas before sophomore summer. On my trip to Burlington, I discovered that cruise control exists and cruise control automatically pushes down the accelerator and maintains a constant speed. I was stunned as soon as I flicked the switch. I felt like I just teleported into the future. Is this what self-driving cars will be like? 8. Don’t write off the Cavaliers Yes, they don’t look great against a relatively uninspiring Indiana Pacers squad. No, I am not a LeBron James homer. But after what I saw at the Quicken Loans Arena watch party on June 19, 2016, I’m never betting against LeBron.
THE DARTMOUTH SPORTS WEEKLY
MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018
NO EVENTS SCHEDULED
Softball breaks records with four back-to-back home runs By EVAN GRIFFITH AND CAITLYN MCGOVERN The Dartmouth Staff
Dartmouth’s softball team is having a great season so far. The team currently stands at 10-5 in the Ivy League, good for second place in the conference behind Harvard University who sits at 13-5. Last weekend, the softball team not only added another win to its total, but did so while breaking an Ivy League record and earning recognition from the national media. On Saturday, Apr. 14, Dartmouth softball defeated Cornell University 8-4 in the first match of a three-game series in a game that was marked by high winds. Dartmouth would jump out to a 4-0 lead at the bottom of the third inning, with two outs off of four individual, back-to-back home runs from Morgan Martinelli ’19, Schae Nelson ’21, Micah Schroder ’20 and Taylor Ward ’19. This feat not only gave the team momentum to take down Cornell, it also broke an Ivy League record for the most consecutive
home runs hit in one game. Dartmouth would tie the NCAA record as well, joining South Dakota State University, who broke the record in 2016. When asked about what was going through her mind when she hit the first home run of the inning, Schroder said, “Not much … It was a tight game, I believe, when I hit it, so I was just excited to put a run up on the board.” Schroder also thought that her first home run gave the team a bit of confidence and energy. “Our offense typically needs a spark sometimes, so I think me and Mo [Martinelli] hitting back-to-back home runs gave Schae and Taylor more confidence going into their at bats, just that they thought they could do it too,” she said. Nelson agreed that the team’s energy propelled the players forward to give them their offensive explosion. “Honestly I would say, with our team mentality … whenever our team
is really excited to play and we’re really hyped, I’m able to perform my best and just have fun and be able to play the game that I love,” Nelson said. Dartmouth’s momentum carried on to the next two games as well as the team went on to win its second game on Saturday against Cornell 7-2. The third and final game of the series ended in a 10-0 victory in five innings after the game was postponed to Tuesday due to inclement weather. The media also picked up on Dartmouth breaking the Ivy League record. The day after the third game, the bottom of the third inning was featured on SportsCenter’s daily Top 10 plays. When asked about seeing the team on the show, Nelson said that she watched the clip and people reached out to her about it. “I really liked it … it was a great thing to experience,” Nelson said. Schroder said that she found out about the clip from her friends texting
her about it. “I did get to watch the clip,” Schroder said. “It was kind of weird being on SportsCenter because I grew up watching SportsCenter and the Top 10 plays with my brother every week, and also I had a lot of old friends reach out to me and say that they saw me on SportsCenter. I didn’t even know that we had made the SportsCenter Top 10 until all of these people were texting me. It’s a really cool feeling, because you grow up watching this show and then you’re on it.” While a high moment for the team last weekend, the team didn’t do much in the way of celebrating such a feat. “I think that we were just so into the game and the fact that we had just put up four runs and we were now leading the game, so we were just more excited about that than celebrating back-toback home runs,” Schroder said. Nelson also emphasized the importance of playing for the team
when asked about how breaking the record felt in the moment. “I think [breaking the record] is pretty great,” Nelson said. “Honestly, I was just playing for the team so I wasn’t really thinking about myself, but I think it’s pretty amazing that we were able to highlight our team as a whole.” Dartmouth is still very much in the hunt when it comes to winning this year’s Ivy League title, something the team is looking forward to as it finishes the rest of the regular season. “I think we have a great chance of winning that and we’re going to do everything we can to win that title,” Nelson said. Dartmouth hosts Yale University this upcoming weekend for a threegame series and Brown University the weekend after that to close out the regular season.
Senior Spring: Corey Kalk ’18, a top scorer for the Big Green
By JAKE PHILHOWER
The Dartmouth Staff
A force on the front line for the Dartmouth Big Green, Corey Kalk ’18 led the men’s ice hockey team this year as an alternate captain during a thrilling season. The men’s hockey team finished with a record of 16-172, and 11-0-1 in the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Kalk had a very productive season himself, with eight goals and 21 points, but statistics can’t begin to explain what Kalk meant to this hard-working group. Kalk is a natural born leader, and the “A” stitched on his jersey represented his knack for motivating others. “Corey was more than just another teammate,” forward Alex Jasiek ’19 said. “He was probably the most vocal guy on our team and always positively impacting us. Whether we were down or up in the game, it didn’t matter. He was just someone all the younger players could look up to for advice and guidance, and he was more than happy to lead us.” Before coming to Dartmouth, Kalk took his talents to the North York Rangers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. While with the Rangers in the 2012-13 season, he finished seventh in the league, scoring
76 points and 31 goals. Upon arriving on campus, Kalk became part of one of Dartmouth’s most storied athletic programs, which has consistently produced NHL talent along with highly competitive teams. He was met by a tight-knit group of players who he thinks had a great deal of influence on shaping his Dartmouth career. “When I first started at Dartmouth, I looked up to Tyler Sikura [’15], who was our then-captain as I knew him prior to coming,” Kalk said. “When I got to campus, all the older guys were very influential on my hockey career and time at Dartmouth. Three individuals that I really looked up to were the dynamic trio of Grant Opperman [’17], Kyle Nickerson [’17] and Josh Hartley [’17]. Each one of those guys really influenced my Dartmouth career and showed me what it means to be a member of such an amazing place and community.” Coming to Hanover can be a scary and intimidating thing for any new student, but Kalk thrived under the guidance of his upperclass teammates. He recorded nine points his freshman season and scored four goals, making him a contributor to the team despite his lack of collegiate experience. Sophomore year brought new
opportunities for Kalk as he came into his own as a scorer and leader on the team. Kalk finished his sophomore campaign with 17 points and 10 goals, but that team would reach heights Kalk had never been to before. Dartmouth was ranked seventh in the ECAC that year, having just survived a razor thin series against Colgate University that ended in a double overtime 4-3 victory in the decisive third game for Dartmouth. The road didn’t get easier for the men in green, however, as they were slated to play Yale University, the seventh-ranked team in the country and second in the ECAC, with a trip to Lake Placid for the ECAC semifinals on the line. Yale was a heavy favorite coming into the series, but in the second period of game one, Kalk was able to find his classmate River Rymsha ’18 for the first goal of the series. This changed the tone of the game as Dartmouth was able to pull out a 4-3 overtime victory. Dartmouth would go on to secure a 2-0 sweep after defeating Yale 2-1 in the second game. Kalk notes that one of his most memorable experiences while with the Big Green was sweeping Yale. “Being major underdogs in the second round against Yale, [who was] ranked seventh in the country, and
sweeping them was an amazing feat and something I will remember for the rest of my life,” Kalk said. Kalk continued to grow his junior year and made himself a top offensive contributor on the team. He finished second on the team in goals and points with 11 and 23, respectively. Kalk also recorded his first career hat trick his junior year at the Thompson Arena against Saint Lawrence University. The Dartmouth team would go on to be eliminated in the first round of the ECAC playoffs by the Yale Bulldogs. This year, Kalk was named an alternate captain for the Big Green as he found himself filling the mentoring role that was so important to his development. “Corey was a great leader for our team,” teammate Tim Shoup ’18 said. “He is a great guy to have in the locker room; he always has a positive attitude and an endless supply of energy.” One of the highlights of this year came in the ECAC playoff series against Saint Lawrence University. Being the fifth seed in the ECAC tournament, the Big Green got to host the first round playoff series. After winning game one, Dartmouth faltered and lost game two, setting up a winner-take-all
game three on Sunday. With the score tied 1-1 in the second period of game three, Kalk came up big and found the back of the net on a breakaway. This goal would hold up as the winning goal as the Big Green went on to win 2-1. Dartmouth would eventually lose in the ECAC quarterfinals to No. 4 Harvard University, led by Team USA hero Ryan Donato. Kalk has been a constant at center for Dartmouth, always bringing an abundance of energy and passion to the ice. He was known around the league as an intense player who would always be ready to stand up for his teammates. Just watching him play, it was very easy to see he truly played for his teammates. Kalk has had an incredible career as a member of the Big Green and will forever be thankful for his own Dartmouth experience. “Perhaps my favorite moment in the Dartmouth [jersey] was standing beside my four best friends on senior night,” Kalk said. “Sharing all the amazing times together over the last four years was truly something I will never forget. My time at Dartmouth has been nothing short of the best years of my life, and everyone I have met along the way has had a lasting impact on my life.”