Friday, January 31, 2020

A Matter Of Perspective

While Dartmouth fans may have greeted the news with a shrug of the shoulder, Division II New Haven squaring off against the Big Green in Hanover next fall is an exciting opportunity for those who play for and follow the Chargers. A few excerpts from their news release:
"Playing at Dartmouth not only provides great competition, it will also provide an amazing backdrop for our fans. This experience will showcase what the future of the University of New Haven and Charger athletics can be." – UNH athletic director Sheahon Zenger
And . . .
New Haven returns its starting quarterback from last season, Christian Lupoli (Branford, Conn./Notre Dame), who racked up 1,308 yards on 94 completions with 14 touchdowns. Lupoli closed out 2019 with a 59.9 percent completion average.
And . . .
The Chargers will also benefit from the return of redshirt sophomore Shamar Logan (Brooklyn, N.Y./High School for Youth & Community Development) who closed out his rookie campaign on the Blue and Gold turf with 1,000 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Logan is the first Charger to rush for 1,000 or more yards since Andre Anderson racked up 1,150 yards in 2015.
A bill that would allow college athletes in New Hampshire to make money off name, image and likeness has passed the state's House Education Committee by a 20-0 vote. The bill was sponsored by Garrett Muscatel, a 22-year-old Dartmouth senior and member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives whose district includes Hanover and Lyme. Read about the bill HERE.

Green Alert Take: It's going to be very interesting to see how the Ivy League handles this one after all seven states with Ivy League schools pass the measure.
With the final week before National Signing Day (Feb. 5) wrapping up, here's a look at what we think we know about the Dartmouth recruiting class – by position. A reminder that while most of these positions are taken from tweets posted by the players, several are best guesses. Heights and weights are largely self-reported. Corrections, as always, aren't just accepted but encouraged.

Josh Balara, 6-3, 290, Dallas /Dallas, Pa.*
Thomas Hartnett, 6-3, 290 Pittsburgh Central Catholic/Pittsburgh, Pa.*
Nick Schwitzgebel, 6-3, 285, St. Ignatius/Cleveland*
Ethan Sipe, 6-5, 260, Ensworth School/Nashville, Tenn.*

Jack Dyett, 6-5, 210, Brentwood School/Los Angeles, Calif.*
Ross Parrish, 6-4, 225, Anderson High School/Cincinnati, Ohio

Isaac Boston, 5-10, 170, Springfield Central/Springfield, Mass.*
Paxton Scott, 6-1, 183, St. Mark’s/Dallas*
Jarmone Sutherland, 5-11, 175, Newman HS/New Orleans, La.

Tyler Green, 5-10, 210, Mill Valley HS/Shawnee, Kan.
Tevita Moimoi, 6-0, 205, Sacred Heart Prep/Atherton, Calif.

Danny Cronin, 6-3, 200, IC Catholic/Elmhurst, Ill.
Devon Lingle, 6-2, 202, Fletcher HS/Neptune Beach, Fla.*
Wade Williams, 6-2, 185, Brentwood Academy/Brentwood, Tenn.*

Marquist Allen, 6-4, 265, Davis HS/Davis, Calif.
Dario Arazi, 6-6, 225, Brooklyn Tech/Brooklyn, N.Y.*
Dylan Lacroix, 6-3, 215, Park Vista Community/Lake Worth, Fla.
Gannon McCorkle, 6-3, 235, Phillips Exeter Academy/Gambrills, Md.*
Derrell Porter, 6-1, 255, Penn Hills HS/Pittsburgh, Pa.

Tyson McCloud, 6-1, 195, North Broward Prep/Coconut Creek, Fla.

Cameron Maddox, 6-2, 195, Cheshire Academy/Monroe, N.C.
Onye Onuoha, 6-1, 200,  Far Northeast HS/Denver
Vachon Raye, 5-11, 165, Washington HS/Atlanta
Leonard St Gourdin, 6-3, 190, Deerfield Academy/Malden, Mass.*

*  – Confirmed early decision admits

That's 24 names and the educated guess here is that there are another half dozen or so waiting to make a decision or to be discovered by BGA's internet detectives. Keep those tips coming!