Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Names And Numbers

Unofficial Dartmouth Recruiting Class of 2018:

Offensive Line: (5) Tanner Aiono,  Jack Anderson, Patrick Flathers, Anders Peterson, Andrew Yohe
Tight End: (4) Ben Hagaman, Stephen Johnston, Cam Poole, Cam Skaff
Wide Receiver: (2) Charles Mack, Emory Thompson
Running Back: (3) Ryder Stone, Forrest Town, Nick White
Quarterback: (2) Jarion Brown, Jack Heneghan

Defensive Line/End: (6) Brennan Cascarano, Rocco Di Leo, Justin Edwards, Charles Pontarelli, Davaron Stockman, Nick Tomkins
Linebacker: (3) Brock Bacon, Ian Hanselman, Eric Meile, 
Corner: (2) Jarius Brown, Justin Porter
Safety: (3) Colin Boit, Porter Ontko, Ross Wood 

Kicker/Punter: (2) Wyatt Schmidt, David Smith

Marcus Berg
Running Back
5-8 ½, 180
Blake School
Minneapolis, Minn.

Evan Key
6-2 ½, 205
Pingry School
Short Hills, N.J.

Jimmy Knight
6-1 ½, 195
Brunswick School
Greenwich, Conn.

Kyran McKinney-Crudden
Safety/Defensive Back
6-1, 200
Glastonbury HS
Glastonbury, Conn.
Princeton has joined Penn in naming a new athletic director. Succeeding onetime Dartmouth basketball coach Gary Walters is Mollie Marcoux, a former Princeton ice hockey and soccer standout most recently with Chelsea Piers, the sports complex. The Trenton Times has a story.

With Marcoux at Princeton and Grace Calhoun replacing Steve Bilsky at Penn it will be interesting to see how the push for an Ivy League basketball tournament proceeds, and whether the Quixotic dream of sending the Ivy League football champion to the NCAA playoffs gains any traction.

Tiger football coach Bob Surace graduated from Princeton in 1990, one year ahead of Marcoux. He had this to say in the Times story:
“She’s the absolute best. My wife played soccer here with her. She was the Tasmanian Devil. She can beat any of our guys in golf. Whatever she does, she’s successful. We could not have gotten a more qualified person.”
The decision to shift yesterday's practice ahead by 24 hours looked pretty good during yesterday's downpour. The Big Green will be back on the field this afternoon for the second of the week's three sessions and, as always, there will be full coverage on BGA Premium. The mercury (silicon?) is expected to challenge 40 degrees by practice with full sun. The final practice of the week is slated for Friday.

Spent several hours clearing our deck of snow earlier this week only to wake this
 morning to three new inches of the stuff. No worries. It won't last long ;-)