Giovanniello ’14 voted best female athlete of 2013-14

by Gayne Kalustian | 5/18/14 4:07pm

With a staggering 628 votes, Kristen Giovanniello ’14 was voted by The Dartmouth’s readership as Dartmouth’s best female athlete of 2013-14.

The senior goalie for the women’s lacrosse team, Giovanniello went out in style, playing every minute between the pipes for the women’s lacrosse team (6-8, 3-4 Ivy). Giovanniello turned 124 shots aside throughout the season, good enough for second in the Ancient Eight. The senior’s 46.3 save percentage was tied for best in the Ivy League.

Giovanniello has anchored the team since her freshman year, starting all but one game over her four years. Throughout her career, the senior has amassed 529 saves and played in four NCAA Tournament games, posting a 1-3 record. Her lone win came against Boston College last season. Giovanniello posted 12 saves in the team’s 11-8 victory in which they were outshot 29-19.

This year, without a NCAA berth in play, Giovanniello did not get dismayed and turned in one of her best performances of the season in a 9-8 win against Harvard University.

“It was a great way for me and the entire senior class to go out with the win,” she said. “I think we knew it was our last game suiting up for Dartmouth, and we really wanted to make it a memorable one.”

The senior kept the Dartmouth women close in the first half, saving 13 of Harvard’s 22 shots, en route to 16 total for the game.

The nominees for this week’s category of best ’17 will be announced on Wednesday with voting running online through the weekend.