Rebecca Oettinger


Women's hoops recruits five for Class of 1999

Five women's basketball recruits have accepted offers of admission to the Class of 1999 and should help compensate for the team's losing of four of its top six players to graduation this spring. Looking ahead to the 1995-1996 season, the Big Green will need to replace Betsy Gilmore '94, Ilsa Webeck '94, Brandi Jones '95 and Laurie Stucker '95. Head Coach Christina Wielgus will look to fill open spots with Jen Stamp '96, Nicole Galanek '97, Katie Samuelson '97 and Deirdre Driscoll '98.

White '95 signs with New England Patriots

Not everyone can play professional football for the team they grew up cheering for, but as of yesterday Brian White '95 can add a spot on the roster of National Football League's New England Patriots to his list of athletic accomplishments. When White officially signed Tuesday afternoon he forfeited his eligibility to play lacrosse for the College.

Greatrex '95, squash All-American, leads team by example

Seven years after starting to compete, Sascha Greatrex '95, the captain of the women's squash team, has an impressive list of honors. Greatrex is a three-time All-Ivy selection, has been named three times to the All-Ivy Academic Team and is a second-team All-American. "Being recognized as an All-American is of course a great honor and reward for the effort I have put into squash.

Women's lax to face #10-ranked Penn State

The number-two nationally ranked Dartmouth women's lacrosse team will look to hold onto its undefeated record this weekend when it travels to Pennsylvania to face Penn State and the University of Pennsylvania. Penn State, a team that won six of eight past games against Dartmouth, will challenge the 4-0 Big Green.

Abrupt end for lax

Don't ask the women's lacrosse team about a sure bet. After a stellar season, the best in recent memory, Dartmouth was surprisingly overlooked for a bid to the NCAA Tournament Monday by the selection committee. "The NCAA gave a blow to New England lacrosse by selecting the fourth ranked southern school [the College of William and Mary] over the second ranked New England school," Coach Amy Patton said.

Women's lacrosse gets no NCAA bid

The women's lacrosse team was not offered a bid by the NCAA for the six-team post-season tournament this year. The bid went to William and Mary, to whom the Big Green dropped a close 8-6 game March 24. Yesterday's announcement, combined with last Saturday's loss to Harvard, put a disappointing end to what was an otherwise very successful season. Dartmouth will finish third in the Ivy League and probably near the top of the NCAA poles. Many factors may have influenced the committee's decision, including the Big Green's loss to William and Mary, a traditional bias towards southern teams and the invitation of two other Ivy League teams to the tournament . The University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Loyola, Princeton and Harvard were also given bids. Coach Amy Patton could not be reached for comment.

Crimson down women's lax

The women's lacrosse team suffered an 11-4 loss to Ivy League rival Harvard in the last game of the regular season at Chase Field Saturday afternoon. The loss dropped Dartmouth's record to 4-2 in the Ivy League, 11-4 overall, and raises questions about whether the team will receive a bid to the NCAA post-season tournament. Despite the score and six minutes of let-down time by Dartmouth, the game was fairly well-balanced between the two teams, who were tied coming into the match. Harvard scored just over a minute into the game and then scored four more in a three-minute span midway through the first half before Margaret Field '93 put Dartmouth on the board with an unassisted goal 10 minutes before the end of the half.

Lacrosse downs Eagles, Bears

Continuing their dominance of the Ivy League, the women's lacrosse team racked up two more wins this past week, defeating Boston College and Brown University. In an easy 13-3 drubbing of BC, Dartmouth's defense played strongly, allowing only four shots on goal in the first 30 minutes of the game to help conclude the first half with a lopsided 9-0 lead. The Big Green had a slow start scoring due to a patient attack.