PRINCETON, N.J. -- After a busy week of softball action, the second round of Ivy League Weekly Award Winners have been announced, with Brown's Stephanie Thompson taking Player of the Week honors by leading the Bears to a 3-1 record at the UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brown sophomore third baseman Stephanie Thompson (Chino, Calif.) helped the Bears post a 3-1 record last week at the UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational in Baltimore, Md. On the first day of play, Thompson went 3-for-5 from the plate. The following day, she led Brown to wins over Coppin State and Niagara with a 7-for-8 performance, which included five runs scored, seven RBI and three home runs. In Brown’s 4-1 win over Niagara, Thompson drove in all four runs with a pair of home runs. She batted an impressive .769 for the weekend, had three home runs, a double and six runs scored. She is Brown’s first Ivy League Player of the week since March 16, 2010 when Katie Rothamel earned the honor.
Thompson’s Weekly Stats
4 GP, 13 AB, 10 H, 6 R, 1 2B, 3 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO, 7 RBI, .769 Avg., .538 Slg. %
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Cornell senior Elizabeth Dalrymple (Devon, Pa.) was outstanding in two starts last weekend, posting a 1-1 record but dominating the opposition with two complete games. Dalrymple posted a 0.47 ERA with 21 strikeouts and just one walk in 15.0 innings of work. She opened the weekend with a two-hit, complete game shutout of defending Patriot League champion Bucknell on Saturday. Dalrymple struck out 12 in the victory without issuing a walk and never allowed a runner past second base. She then scattered five hits and allowed one unearned run in a 2-1, extra-inning loss to Binghamton. The two-time Ivy League Pitcher of the Year struck out nine and allowed just one walk in the loss.
Dalrymple’s Weekly Stats
0.47 ERA, 1-1, 2 App., 2 GS, 2 CG, 1 SHO, 15.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 21 SO, 1 BB
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Yale freshman Chelsey Dunham (Fairfax Station, Va.) made her first week on the Bulldog mound a memorable one. In six appearances, including four starts, she posted a 4-2 record at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. In her first career start, Dunham went four innings, allowed one hit and struck out five to earn a win over La Salle. Other highlights included three innings of relief in Yale’s 3-2, eight-inning victory over Florida A&M in which she allowed one hit and fanned two as well as five scoreless innings in Yale’s 4-0 win over Wagner. All told, Dunham pitched 27.1 innings last week, posted a 2.30 ERA and added 24 strikeouts. Dunham earned four of Yale’s six wins on the trip. She is Yale’s first Rookie of the Week since March 27, 2007, when Ashley Sloan shared the honor.
Dunham’s Weekly Stats
2.30 ERA, 4-2, 6 App., 4 GS, 1 CG, 27.1 IP, 26 H, 15 R, 9 ER, 24 SO, 11 BB
Rachel Brown, Harvard, Jr., P (San Diego, Calif.)
1.83 ERA, 3-0, 4 App., 2 GS, 1 CG, 19.2 IP, 12 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 29 SO, 7 BB
Emily Caruthers, Columbia, Fr., OF (Ranch Murieta, Calif.)
6 GP, 14 AB, 6 H, 1 R, 0 SO, 2 SB, .429 Avg.
Kristie Chin, Brown, Sr., P (Katy, Texas)
1.65 ERA, 2-1, 3 App., 2 GS, 2 CG, 17.0 IP, 17 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 10 SO, 2 BB
Brooke Coloma, Penn, So., RF (Martinez, Calif.)
6 GP, 19 AB, 11 H, 6 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 SO, 2 BB, 10 RBI, .579 Avg., .789 Slg. %
Ellen Macadam, Harvard, Sr., 2B (Atlanta, Ga.)
4 GP, 15 AB, 18 H, 6 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 SO, 1 SB, 3 RBI, .533 Avg., .933 Slg. %
Sarah McCormack, Cornell, Fr., INF (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
3 GP, 8 AB, 4 H, 2 R, 2 2B, 0 SO, .500 Avg., .750 Slg. %
Jennifer Ong, Yale, So., OF (Pleasonton, Calif.)
8 GP, 26 AB, 13 H, 6R, 4 2B, 0 SO, 2 BB, 5 RBI, .500 Avg., .654 Slg. %
Kristen Towne, Cornell, So., C/INF (Brecksville, Ohio)
4 GP, 13 AB, 4 H, 2 R, 2 HR, 1 BB, 4 RBI, .308 Avg., .769 Slg. %
It is another busy week of softball for the Ivy League teams, including a lot of midweek games as several squads continue spring break trips. First up, Columbia will close out its stay at the Rebel Spring Games with two games each on Tuesday and Wednesday before heading back north to take part in this weekend’s Hofstra Invitational in Hempstead, N.Y.
Harvard’s West Coast road swing continues with a two-game set at Loyola Marymount versus the hosts and Wisconsin and then continues with five games at the San Diego Classic II in San Diego, Calif., over the weekend.
On Wednesday, Penn plays host rival Saint Joseph’s in its home opener. The Quakers will then welcome Syracuse to Warren Field on Friday.
Also on Wednesday, Princeton takes on BIG EAST foe Georgetown and continues its mid-week slate when it plays at George Washington on Thursday. Then on Friday, the Tigers continue a busy stretch when they open play at the Maryland Tournament with a 10:00 a.m. game versus Hampton. Princeton will play five games at the University of Maryland hosted event in College Park, Md.
Dartmouth returns to the diamond on Thursday when it takes on Long Island in Clearwater, Fla., as part of the USF Invitational, at which the Big Green will play six games this weekend.
The Yale Bulldogs, who returned to New Haven on Monday, are back in action on Thursday when they play a doubleheader at Central Connecticut beginning at 2 p.m. Then on Saturday, the Bulldogs are scheduled to play host to Bryant for a doubleheader.
Cornell’s season continues this weekend with five games at the Mason Cherry Blossom Classic in Fairfax, Va., beginning with a Friday afternoon showdown with Howard. Brown’s season continues in Baltimore, Md., where it won three of four last weekend, with the Bears taking part in this weekend’s UMBC Spring Classic.