Ivy Awards: Week of Nov. 22
Akikazu Onda / The Dartmouth Staff
Every Tuesday, The Dartmouth will summarize the weekly awards given out by the Ivy League for strong individual performances in several sports.
Brown senior wide receiver Buddy Farnham and Penn senior linebacker Jake Lewko were named joint Ivy League Football Players of the Year on Tuesday – the first time the award has been split since 1970, the prize’s inaugural year, according to an Ivy League Sports press release.
The Big Green didn’t walk home empty handed, though – running back Nick Schwieger ’12 was named first team All-Ivy, while defensive backs Shawn Abuhoff ’12 and Peter Pidermann ’10 both got second team nods.
Tight end John Gallagher ’12, place kicker Foley Schmidt ’12, wide receiver Tanner Scott ’11 and offensive lineman Alex Toth ’10 were all given honorable mentions.
Offensive player of the week was awarded to Harvard junior quarterback Collier Winters (Claremore, Okla.), who threw two touchdown passes in the waning moments of the fourth quarter to lead the Crimson to a 14-10 victory at Yale in the teams’ 126th meeting. Rookie of the week honors went to Columbia freshman quarterback Sean Brackett (Brooklyn, Conn.) as he rushed for a season-high 171 yards on 20 carries and threw for 151 yards and one touchdown in the Lions’ 28-14 upset win over Brown.
Princeton garnered the remaining football honors, although some may argue that Dartmouth should be given some credit for helping Princeton seem impressive. Defensive player of the week went to Princeton junior linebacker Steven Cody (Midlothian, Va.) after recording 10 tackles — seven solo — in the Tigers’ 23-11 win over the Big Green. Princeton senior placekicker Ben Bologna (Metairie, La.) won special teams player of the week for his three field goals in four attempts this weekend (a statistic which is only impressive in the Ivy League) including a career-long 42-yarder.
In the world of women’s basketball, Princeton swept the weekly Ivy League awards. Tigers junior guard Addie Micir (Newtown, Pa.) garnered player of the week honors after averaging 19 points per game along with seven rebounds, six assists and two steals, leading her team to two wins this weekend against American University and the University of Delaware. Rookie of the week was awarded to Princeton freshman guard Niveen Rasheed (Danville, Calif.) who averaged 16 points per game in the Tigers’ wins over American and Delaware.
In men’s basketball, after a hard fought battle, the league’s committee couldn’t decide a winner for this week’s Player of the Week award, and was forced to settle for a tie. Co-player of the week honors went to Brown senior center Matt Mullery (Millstone, N.J.) who averaged over 16 points per game and shot 19-of-29 (.655) from the field in leading his team against the University of Rhode Island, St. John's and Maine. Columbia sophomore guard Noruwa Agho (New City, N.Y.) was the other recipient of the weekly honor. Agho shot 70 percent from three-point range and averaged 18.5 points in two games during the opening week for the Lions. He also had a career-best 24 points against Longwood University. Rookie of the week went to Brown freshman forward Andrew McCarthy (Sudbury, Mass.) after solid performances in the team’s three games this week, averaging 9.5 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks per game.