Josh Schiefelbein


Softball team enjoys national exposure at NCAA tournament

To simulate the Arizona heat in the weeks leading up to the NCAA tournament, softball players practiced in wool pants and Under Armour beneath a bright sun. Upon arrival in Tempe, Arizona, they switched to pants made of a lighter material.

Softball falls to Western powerhouses at NCAAs

With a runner on first and no outs in the inning, San Diego State sophomore Leia Ruiz sent the 1-2 pitch by Ashley Sissel ’17 deep to center field. Megan Averitt ’15 chased back, but the ball sailed just out of the reach of her glove as the junior crashed into the wall. The ball caromed off the fence towards right fielder Brianna Lohmann ’16. Lohmann tried to replicate her fifth-inning heroics as she came up firing to try to catch sophomore Monica Downey out at the plate, but Downey slid in just under the tag by catcher Alex St. Romain ’14 for the run that ended the Big Green’s season.

Softball heads to NCAA Tournament

For its inaugural appearance in the NCAA softball tournament, Dartmouth (31-17, 18-2) travels to Arizona to compete in the Tempe Regional tournament hosted by No. 4 Arizona State University. The Sun Devils (44-10-1) drew the No. 9 overall seed in the tournament. The University of Michigan and San Diego State University round out the regional competition. The four teams will compete in a double-elimination tournament to advance to the Super Regional round, hosted on the campus of the highest-ranked team to advance from each regional.

Diversion program participation drops

Participation in the Hanover Alcohol Diversion Program fell by around 30 percent between 2012 and 2013, dropping from 91 students in 2012 to 62 in 2013. The number of Dartmouth undergraduates taking part in the program — which offers first-time underage drinking offenders an educational alternative to court — nearly halved, with 45 students participating in 2013 compared to 87 students the previous year.


Softball heads west for NCAA tourney

Sunday evening while watching ESPNU, the Big Green softball team learned that it would head to Tempe, Arizona, to play No. 9 Arizona State University in its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance. The winner of the game will play the winner of San Diego State University versus the University of Michigan while the losers will meet in the double-elimination tournament.


Softball beats Penn to head to NCAAs

The Big Green (31-17, 18-2 Ivy) defeated the Quakers (19-22-1, 13-6-1 Ivy) 2-1 in the series to claim the program’s first ever Ivy League Championship.


Softball set for Ivy Champ. Series

For the second consecutive year, the Ivy League Championship Series comes down to the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth, and the winner will secure the Ivy League’s automatic bid in the NCAA softball tournament.

Donations, totaling $7 million, to endow four coaching positions

When head coaching positions are endowed by wealthy donors, the Big Green receives additional support to pursue athletic success. On Monday, Dartmouth announced that four more teams — men’s hockey, women’s rowing, men’s heavyweight rowing and women’s alpine skiing — would receive similar funding, thanks to four alumni gifts totaling $7 million.

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