Five receive nomination
Once again, the players of Dartmouth's softball team have been rewarded as individuals for the accomplishments that led to Dartmouth's second straight 20-win season and a school record for Ivy League victories. This time, the Ivy League named five Big Green players to the 2001 All-Ivy team.
Sarah Damon '02 leads the group as Dartmouth's only nominee to the All-Ivy first team. Damon becomes the only Big Green player in history to have been named to two All-Ivy teams, having been nominated in 1999.
This is only the sixth time a Dartmouth player has been named to the first team, with Katey McCormack '84 and Laura Woolman '87 being named in 1984, Julie Doster '97 in 1996 and Christine Quattrocchi '03 last season.
Damon is already Dartmouth's career leader in base hits with 145. This season she finished second on the team in batting with a .339 average while smacking three homers, nine doubles and two triples.
She also drove in 17 RBI and scored 26 runs. Damon led the Big Green in fielding by not committing a single error in 48 chances during the season.
Being named to the second team were second baseman Jenny Harsey '01 and catcher Adrienne Draper '04. Harsey was one of only three Dartmouth players to play in all 42 of the team's games this year.
Harsey hit .264 while pounding out five dingers, six doubles and three triples, which led the team, while knocking in 22 runners. She is now the school's all-time leader in triples with 13.
Draper emerged early in the season as the team's starting catcher and held the job the remainder of the season. She scored 17 runs while batting .294 with one homer and six RBI in her 33 games.
Carrie Hoverman '01 and Lisa Caruso '04 were named honorable mentions after big season for Dartmouth. Hoverman, the Big Green first baseman, led the team in batting with a .344 average.
Hoverman was also the team's biggest slugger, pounding out team highs in homeruns (5), doubles (10) and RBI (27). She also led the Big Green in runs scored with 28.
Caruso proved to be Dartmouth's most reliable pitcher on the season posting an 8-4 record with two saves in a team high 20 appearances. She led the team with a 2.27 E.R.A. while only allowing opponents a .284 batting average against her.
In 101 2/3 innings of work, Caruso struck out 45 batters while only walking 11, as she compiled a 1.249 WHIP (walks/hits per inning) rating, more than two tenths ahead of the team's rating (1.486).