Quattrocchi '03 earns two awards

by Mitch Yashiro | 5/17/00 5:00am

Nobody will question her achievements for the Big Green softball team this season, but Christine Quattrocchi '03 finally made them official yesterday by winning both the Ivy League's Pitcher of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards.

"My goal was just to do the best I could out there on the mound, and it's nice to know that people recognize it when you work really hard at something," Quattrocchi said.As a freshman, Quattrocchi led the league in wins (22-4 record), earned-run-average (1.09) and strikeouts (160).

The Albany native was also unanimously selected by the league's seven coaches to the first team All-Ivy squad and rookie first team All-Ivy team.

She helped Dartmouth to reach the best record in history (32-16 overall) and lifted the Big Green to a second place finish in the Ivy League (7-5 Ivy).

Last weekend, Dartmouth competed in the ECAC playoff games and returned with a No. 2 title. In the tournament the rookie hurler pitched two games, including a one-hit shutout against Albany.

"My goal now is to improve for next year," Quattrocchi said. "Hopefully [I will] gain some speed on my pitches, and improve the movement on my other pitches."

First baseman Carrie Hoverman '01, shortstop Kristin King '02, outfielder Sarah Damon '02 and Chiara Grabill '01 were on the second team All-Ivy squad.

Meanwhile, catcher Carrie Sekela '01 and outfielder Cherie Comeau '02 were added on the Honorable Mention list.