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Given its recent success of two league championships in the past three years, the Dartmouth women’s softball team faced high expectations entering this season. However, with an overall record of 6-21-1 thus far, the team has fallen significantly below the high expectations set for the season.
Charlie Broom ’20
At the 2017 Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Championship last weekend, Dartmouth’s men’s track and field team finished in third with a total of 82 points, and the women’s track and field team finished with 62 points to claim sixth.
Men's Ice Hockey
This week, The Dartmouth breaks down the four strokes used in competitive swimming.
From Jan. 7 to 12, the Dartmouth skiing teams began their official seasons with a superb performance at the Nordic U.S. National Championships in Midway, Utah. Combining both the men’s and women’s total points, the team took top honors in a competition that featured 22 schools, including powerhouses from Utah, Denver, Michigan and Colorado.
On Jan. 7, Dartmouth’s men’s basketball team fell in its Ivy League opener to heavily favored Harvard University 74-58. Despite beginning the season with a new head coach, David McLaughlin, the team has yet to show major improvements in its win-loss column from last year’s final record of 10-18, as the team’s overall record this year now stands at 3-11.
On July 1, 2015, the Dartmouth rugby team announced its formal transition from club to varsity. Title IX, a law that prevents gender-based exclusion in any federally-funded education program, played a major role in the administration’s decision to ultimately approve of the transition. With Title IX looming over every gender-related sports decision at Dartmouth, several dedicated administrators spend time every day on the subject, and with nearly one quarter of Dartmouth undergraduates participating in varsity sports, the law undoubtedly shapes varsity sports at the College.
It was only last fall when Tony Choi ’16 followed through on his dream to form a powerlifting club at Dartmouth. Despite its humble beginnings, the club accomplished extraordinary feats in its first year, sending nine students to a regional competition in Brooklyn, New York and later sending five to compete at the USA Powerlifting Collegiate National Championship in Providence, Rhode Island held on April 14 to 16.
On May 14, the Dartmouth men’s tennis team lost to No. 31 Tulane University 0-4 in the first round of the NCAA tournament at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Prior to playing Tulane, the team was on a red hot six-game win streak that began on April 3, having defeated all seven of the other Ivies except Columbia University, to whom the team lost 2-4 on April 2. The loss to Tulane marked the end of an overall strong season. The team went 18-9 in the regular season, and finished in second in the Ivy League behind Columbia with a 6-1 conference record, losing only to the undefeated Lions. The team also made its first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 1997.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Dartmouth volleyball co-captain Paige Caridi ’16 first started playing the sport because of her height. Although she also tried tennis, swimming, track and soccer, volleyball soon became her passion.
Hailing from Kleinberg, Ontario, Canada, Laura Stacey ’16 always knew that hockey was her sport.
From April 2 to April 3, the Dartmouth Fencing Team joined 37 other participating teams to compete in the 2016 USACFC, the largest collegiate fencing event, at Brown University’s Olney-Margolies Athletic Center. The entire team performed extraordinarily across the board, notching a second place finish.
The Dartmouth men’s tennis team’s 2015-16 season has been rock solid, with the team currently sporting an impressive 15-8 record. The team has scored highlight wins over many quality opponents, including then No. 37 Drake University and then No. 32 Tulane University.