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January 14, 2003

Hanks Scores 18 As Women's Basketball Falls To Siena

HANOVER, N.H. ­ Senior Katharine Hanks scored 18 points, but it wasn't enough as the Dartmouth women's basketball team dropped a 76-55 decision to Siena Tuesday night at Leede Arena.

The loss drops the Big Green to 5-8 overall ,while the Saints improve to 10-4. Dartmouth travels to face Providence on Saturday, January 18 at 1:00 p.m.

Hanks, who became just the third player in Dartmouth history to eclipse 1,600 career points, connected on seven-of-16shooting from the field and grabbed eight rebounds. Classmate Katie Skelly added 11 points and five boards.

After falling behind by 12 in the first three minutes of the second half, Dartmouth chipped away.

The Big Green got within three, 44-41, on a 3-pointer by Skelly. However, Mary McKissack answered on the next possession to extend the lead to six, 47-41. After a layup by Hanks trimmed the deficit to 47-43 with 12:52 left, the Saints put the game away with a 15-5 run to make the score, 62-48, with 7:56 remaining.

Dartmouth couldn't get back in the game, as the Big Green went scoreless over the next five minutes.

The Big Green was plagued by 21 turnovers and 40.7 percent shooting from the floor.

Saturday, January 11, 2003

Big Green Falls to Harvard on the Road

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Freshman Angela Soriaga scored 13 points as the Dartmouth women's basketball team dropped a 70-58 decision to Harvard in an Ivy League contest Saturday at Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge, Mass.

The loss drops the Big Green to 5-7, 0-2 Ivy League, while the Crimson improves to 10-4, 2-0 Ivy League. Dartmouth returns home to face Siena on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Junior Jamie Librizzi added 12 points, while senior Katie Skelly chipped in with 10. Senior Katharine Hanks, the team's top scorer with a 20.8 average, was held to four points on one-of-five shooting.

Harvard started to take control of the contest early in the second half, as the Crimson built a 13-point advantage. The Big Green chipped away and trimmed the deficit to six at 47-41 when Hanks netted her first points of the game with a little more than 13 minutes remaining.

However, the Crimson used a 9-0 run during the next three minutes to extend its lead to 56-41 with 11:20 remaining.

Dartmouth had one last run to get within 60-52 with 2:46 to play, but the Crimson iced the contest when Hana Peljto hit four straight free throws.

Dartmouth hit just 40.4 percent from the field and was outrebounded, 40-30.

2002-03 Dartmouth Women's Basketball Schedule/Results
Day  Date Opponent Time
Thurs. 11/7 Exhibition 81-55 W
Fri. 11/22 MAINE (WDCR) 71-65 W
Sun. 11/24 ARMY 79-73 W
Tue. 11/26 at Northeastern 81-72 W
Sat. 11/30 at UNH (WDCR)

76-68 L


86-72 W

Sat. 12/14 at New Mexico Tournament
w/ Jackson St. & Memphis
  12/14 at New Mexico

69-43 L

Sun. 12/15 at New Mexico Tournament vs. Jackson State 65-59 L
Wed. 12/18 at Southern Utah 73-65 L
w/ Delaware, UAB, Central Connecticut
  12/29 Delaware vs. UAB

Del 69-56


67-64, W


61-48 L

Sat. 1/4 HARVARD (WDCR) 56-53 L
Sat. 1/11 at Harvard (WDCR)

70-58 L

Tue. 1/14 SIENA (WDCR)

76-55 L

Sat. 1/18 at Providence (WDCR) 1:00pm
Tue. 1/21 at Iona 7:30pm
Fri. 1/31 PENNSYLVANIA 7:00pm
Sat. 2/1 PRINCETON 7:00pm
Fri. 2/7 YALE


Sat. 2/8 BROWN 7:00pm
Fri. 2/14 at Cornell (WFRD) 7:00pm
Sat. 2/15 at Columbia (WDCR) 7:00pm
Fri. 2/21 at Princeton (WDCR) 7:00pm
Sat. 2/22 at Pennsylvania (WFRD) 7:00pm
Fri. 2/28 COLUMBIA 7:00pm
Sat. 3/1 CORNELL 7:00pm
Fri. 3/7 at Brown (WDCR) 7:00pm
Sat. 3/8 at Yale (WDCR) 7:00pm

January 4, 2003

Women's Basketball Drops Ivy Opener to Harvard, 56-53

HANOVER, N.H. -- The Dartmouth women's basketball team couldn't overcome a poor shooting night, as the Big Green dropped its Ivy League opener, 56-53, to Harvard on Saturday night at Leede Arena.

The loss drops the Big Green's record to 5-6 overall, 0-1 Ivy League while the Crimson improve to 8-4, 1-0 Ivy League. Dartmouth resumes conference action on Saturday, January 11 at Harvard in a 6:00 p.m. tilt.

Senior Katharine Hanks paced the Big Green with 19 points, while senior Katie Skelly added 12 points and nine rebounds.

The Big Green shot 26.7 percent from the floor and 3.7 from behind the arc, but still had a number of chances to upset the defending Ivy League champions.

Harvard took a 47-40 advantage with 7:33 to play, and it looked like the Crimson would cruise to an easy win. However, the Big Green battled back with a 7-0 run to tie the contest at 47-47 with 6:11 remaining. Junior Courtney Lewis hit two free throws, freshman Shannon O'Donnell nailed a 3-pointer and Hanks hit two charity tosses.

The two teams would trade a pair of baskets.

With the score tied, 51-51, Harvard would take the lead for good, 53-51, when Hana Peljto hit two free throws with 49 seconds left. She would then add another charity toss, and Reka Cserny salted the game away when she hit two free throws with five seconds left for a 56-51 advantage.

December 30, 2002

Women's Basketball Falls To Delaware, 61-48, In Championship Game

HANOVER, N.H. -- The Dartmouth women's basketball team couldn't sustain the momentum from a solid first half and fell to Delaware, 61-48, in the championship game of the Blue Sky Restaurant Classic Monday night at Leede Arena.

The loss evens the Big Green's record at 5-5, while the Blue Hens improve to 5-3. Dartmouth will open Ivy League action on Saturday, January 4, hosting Harvard at 7:00 p.m.

Freshman Jean Cullen paced the Big Green with 12 points, all of which came in the first half. Junior Jamie Librizzi and senior Katie each added eight, while senior Katharine Hanks, who entered the contest with a team-best 21.3 scoring average, was held to just two points, but did grab 13 rebounds. Hanks was also named to the All-Tournament team.

Dartmouth took a 36-31 advantage into the break thanks to the hot shooting of Cullen, who buried four-of-six 3-pointers.

However, the second half was a different story.

After freshman Angela Soriaga drained a 3-pointer and junior Courtney Lewis split a pair of free throws to forge ahead, 40-31, with 19:22 to play, the Big Green went almost 12 minutes without hitting a field goal.

The Blue Hens responded during that time with a 15-1 run to take a 46-41 lead with 8:19 to play. Sophomore Laura Yasaitis hit a jumper with 7:57 left to trim Delaware's advantage to 46-43.

However, the Big Green went another five minutes between field goals, as the Blue Hens proceeded to put the game away.

Dartmouth held the Blue Hens to 30.0 percent shooting for the game, but Dartmouth shot 30.5, including just 16.7 in the second half.

The Blue Hens' Allison Trapp was named the tournament MVP after scoring 26 points in the win over Alabama-Birmingham on Sunday and 13 in the win versus Dartmouth.

December 29, 2002

Women's Basketball Advances To Championship Game With 67-64 Decision Over Central Connecticut

HANOVER, N.H. -- The Dartmouth women's basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Blue Sky Restaurant Classic with a 67-64 win over Central Connecticut on Sunday at Leede Arena.

The Big Green will face Delaware in the championship game on Monday at 7:00 p.m. The Blue Hens advanced with a 69-56 decision over Alabama-Birmingham in the opening game. UAB and Central Connecticut will square off on Monday in the consolation game at 5:00 p.m.

Dartmouth snapped a three-game losing streak to improve to 5-4, while the Blue Devils drop to 1-8.

Fueled by four players in double figures, the Big Green held off a pesky Blue Devil squad. Senior Katharine Hanks and freshman Angela Soriaga paced the Big Green with 14 points, while senior Katie Skelly added 12 and junior Courtney Lewis chipped in with 10.

Dartmouth (5-4) led, 37-34, at the break behind 11 points from Soriaga, as the 5-6 point guard nailed four-of-eight from the field.

The Blue Devils (1-8) battled back to take its first lead of the game, 53-51, on a 3-point field goal from Regina Cunningham with 8:04 remaining, and extended their lead to three, 56-53, with 6:12 left in the contest.

Dartmouth used a 12-4 run during the next four minutes to regain the lead for good, 65-60, with 2:04 to play. Sophomore Yah Demann hit a jumper, Hanks connected on two shots, Skelly nailed a jump shot and two free throws and Soriaga closed the run with a shot jumper in the lane.

After the Blue Devils closed the deficit to two, 66-64, with 57 seconds left, junior Jamie Librizzi provided the margin of victory by splitting a pair of free throws.

The Blue Devils missed all three attempts in the final 14 seconds to tie the game.

December 18, 2002

Big Green Falls to Utah

CEDAR CITY, Utah - Senior Katharine Hanks recorded a double-double with 31 points and 14 rebounds as the Dartmouth women's basketball team fell to Southern Utah, 73-65, in a non-conference contest Wednesday in Cedar City, Utah.

With the loss, the Big Green falls to 4-4, while the Thunderbirds improve to 5-1. Dartmouth returns to action on December 29 when the Big Green hosts Central Connecticut in the first round of the Blue Sky Restaurant Classic at 7:00 p.m.

With Dartmouth leading by six at the break, the Thunderbirds used a 16-9 run to take their first lead of the game, 47-46, with 11:38 to play. The Big Green would regain the lead, 59-58, on a Hanks free throw with 6:13 to play.

The Thunderbirds took a four-point lead, 64-60, at the 3:13 mark on a layup by Lacey Yates, and put the game away when Cyrita Warner scored on a jumper to go ahead, 66-61, with 1:47 left. Warner added five free throws in the final minute to give the Thunderbirds their largest lead of the game, 73-63.

It looked early on that it would be the Big Green's night. Dartmouth raced to a 14 point first-half lead, 28-14, behind 12 of Hanks' 20 first half points. However, the Thunderbirds stormed back with a 17-9 run, but Dartmouth still entered the half with a 37-31 advantage.

Sunday, December 15, 2002

Hanks Scores 21 As Women's Basketball Falls to Jackson State, 65-59

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M-- - Senior Katharine Hanks scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds, but the Dartmouth women's basketball team fell to Jackson State, 65-59, in the consolation game of the Southwest Airlines Lobo Shootout in Albuquerque, N.M. on Sunday.

The loss drops the Big Green to 4-3, while the Tigers improve to 4-2. Dartmouth will conclude its road trip with a visit to Southern Utah on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.

Hanks connected on seven-of-16 from the field and seven-of-eight from the free throw line. Freshman Angela Soriaga and senior Keri Downs each added nine points.

Dartmouth looked like it had the game in hand when Hanks scored on a layup with 16:43 left in the second half to take a 39-29 lead. However, the Tigers responded by going on a 20-3 run in the next eight minutes to lead, 49-42, with 8:31 to play.

The Tigers maintained their lead, but Soriaga's steal and layup got Dartmouth to within five, 53-48, with 4:27 to play.

However, Amie Williams, who had a double-double with 18 points and 16 rebounds for the Tigers, sealed the game with a put back with 2:05 left to give the Tigers a 58-50 advantage.

Freshman Shannon O'Donnell nailed a 3-pointer with 57.7 seconds left to narrow the Tigers lead to 59-53, but Jackson State closed the game by hitting six straight free throws.

The Big Green shot just 31.8 percent from the floor, including 26.3 in the second half.

Saturday, December 14, 2002

Women's Hoops Drops One on the Road

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M-- - The Dartmouth College women's basketball team shot a season-low 23.8 percent, as the Big Green fell, 69-43, to New Mexico in the first round of the Southwest Airlines Lobo Shootout in Albuquerque, N.M. on Saturday.

The loss drops the Big Green to 4-2, while the Lobos improve to 7-1. Dartmouth will face Jackson State in the consolation game on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The Tigers were defeated, 57-54, by Memphis in the first game.

Senior Katharine Hanks was tops on the Big Green with a season-low 10 points, while freshman Angela Soriaga added nine points - all coming on 3-pointers.

Dartmouth struggled from the field all afternoon, hitting just 15-of-63 from the floor and just three-of-17 from behind the arc. The Lobos also controlled the glass, holding a 49-35 advantage on the boards.

Leading, 26-16, at the half, the Lobos scored the first seven points of the second to take a 33-16, advantage with 17:52 to play. However, the Big Green worked its way back to within 12, as freshman Angela Soriaga buried consecutive 3-pointers with 16:07 to play.

However, New Mexico's Jordan Adams was too much, as she scored 10 straight points to extend the Lobos lead to 50-31 with 7:46 to play. She paced the Lobos with 22 points.

Despite a cold-shooting first half, Dartmouth trailed just 15-13, with 8:53 left in the first half on a pair of free throws by freshman Jean Cullen. However, the Big Green went 8:52 without a field goal until Soriaga drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Dartmouth, which trailed, 26-16, at the break connected on five-of-31 field goals for just 16.1 percent.

Wednesday, December 4, 2002

Women's Basketball Downs Hartford at Home

HANOVER, N.H. - Freshman Jean Cullen tallied a career-best 33 points and as the Dartmouth women's basketball team defeated Hartford, 86-72, Wednesday night at Leede Arena.

With the win, the Big Green improves to 4-1, while the Hawks fall to 0-5. Dartmouth is off until December 14 when the Big Green faces New Mexico in the first game of the Southwest Airlines Lobo Shootout.

Cullen was outstanding, nailing 10-of-14 from the floor and seven-of-11 3-pointers. She was also a perfect six-of-six from the charity stripe. Senior Katharine Hanks recorded her 35th career double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Freshman Angela Soriaga added 13 points and 12 assists.

Dartmouth set a school record with 12 3-pointers, breaking the old record of 11 against Massachusetts in 1996.

The Big Green tied another school mark, hitting a perfect 16-for-16 from the charity stripe. Besides Cullen's six charity throws, Soriaga also went six-of-six and Hanks was four-for-four.

Dartmouth also had one of its better nights from the floor, nailing 54.7 percent of its shots and a season-best 60.0 from long range.

The Big Green won the game in the first half, as Dartmouth shot 54.8 percent from the field and 58.3 from behind the arc. The Big Green nailed eight of its first 10 shots to race out to a 20-9 advantage with 12:21 to play. The Big Green extended its lead to 37-23 on a jumper by Hanks at the 4:42 mark and took a 43-29 advantage into the break.

Monday, December 2, 2002

Hanks and O'Donnell Earn Ivy Accolades

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Katharine Hanks (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) and Shannon O'Donnell (Moodus, Conn.) of the Dartmouth women's basketball team were recognized as the Ivy League player and rookie of the week, respectively, the league announced on Monday.

Hanks has started the season with a flurry, averaging 27.5 ppg and recording three double-doubles in leading the Big Green to a 3-1 record. In an 81-72 win over Northeastern on November 26, the senior forward scored a career-high 36 points on 16-for-19 shooting and added ten boards. She tallied 31 points and 12 rebounds in a 79-73 win over Army on November 24.

O'Donnell has started off her collegiate career in fine fashion, registering back-to-back double digit outings, including a career-high 18 points in a win over Northeastern. In that contest, the freshman guard nailed four-of-five 3-pointers and was a perfect four-of-four from the charity stripe. Her other double digit performance came in a loss to UNH when she had 10 points. In four games this season, she is shooting a sizzling 56.3 percent from the field and 58.6 percent from behind the arc.

Dartmouth returns to action on Wednesday when the Big Green hosts Hartford at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 30, 2002

Big Green Loses First Game of the Season

DURHAM, N.H. -- Senior Katharine Hanks scored 24 points, but it wasn't enough as the Dartmouth women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, 76-68, to New Hampshire at Lundholm Gymnasium Saturday in Durham, N.H.

With the loss, the Big Green falls to 3-1, while the Wildcats improve to 2-1. Dartmouth returns home to face Hartford on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

Hanks was 9-of-14 from the field and also grabbed six rebounds to lead the Big Green in scoring for the fourth straight game. Senior Katie Skelly added 11 points and freshman Shannon O'Donnell chipped in with 10.

With UNH leading, 67-66, Hanks scored on a putback with just over a minute to play to give Dartmouth a 68-67 advantage.

However, from there it was all Colleen Mullen, who scored the game-clinching points. She nailed a 3-pointer with 53 seconds remaining to go ahead, 70-68, and iced the game with a pair of free throws in the closing seconds. Sarah Rappoport and Lindsay Adams salted the game way by each knocking down a pair of free throws.

Trailing, 36-30, at the half, Hanks scored consecutive baskets to trim UNH's lead, 36-34, with 17:34 remaining. Senior Keri Downs gave the Big Green its first lead since early in the first half when she buried a 3-pointer with 14:24 left to put Dartmouth ahead, 43-42.

Dartmouth took an early 7-4 lead on a 3-pointer by Skelly with 17:08 to play. The Wildcats answered with a 12-5 run to take a 16-9 lead. UNH built its advantage to eight at 36-28 on consecutive 3-pointers by Geneva Livingston with 1:15 to play. Freshman Angela Soriaga closed the scoring with a lay-up at the buzzer, as the Big Green trailed, 36-30, at the break.

Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Big Green Wins Third Straight

BOSTON, Mass. -- Senior Katharine Hanks tallied a career-high 38 points, her second straight 30-point performance, as the Dartmouth women's basketball team defeated Northeastern, 81-72, Tuesday evening in Boston, Mass.

The Big Green remains undefeated at 3-0 for the second straight season, while the Huskies even their mark at 1-1. Dartmouth continues on the road to face New Hampshire on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

With her 38 points, Hanks moved into fourth place on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,448. With 10 rebounds, Hanks also notched her 34th career double-double. Hanks was an amazing 17-of-20 from the floor and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe. Freshman Shannon O'Donnell was also in double figures with a career-high 16 points, including four 3-pointers.

After trailing, 31-29, at the half, the Big Green, sparked by eight points by Hanks, used a 16-11 run in the first seven minutes of the second half to take a 45-42 lead.

The Big Green built a 13-point lead, 57-44, with 8:29 to play on baskets by senior Katie Skelly, two by Hanks and two 3-pointers by O'Donnell.

Dartmouth's lead remained in double digits, 69-57, when Hanks reached her new career-high with a jumper in the lane with 3:39 to play. Freshman Angela Soriaga iced the game, 73-61, with a pair of free throws with 1:44 remaining.

Dartmouth was a perfect 8-for-8 from the foul line in the last two minutes.

November 23, 2002

Hanks Leads Women's Basketball Past Army, 79-73

HANOVER, N.H. -- Senior Katharine Hanks scored 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Dartmouth College women's basketball team moved to 2-0 with a 79-73 win over Army Sunday afternoon at Leede Arena.

Dartmouth has opened the season with two straight wins for the second consecutive season, while Army falls to 1-1. The Big Green will hit the road for the first time on Tuesday when it faces Northeastern at 7:00 p.m.

It was Hanks' 33rd career double-double. She hit 13-of-17 from the floor and scored 21 points in the second half.

Senior Keri Downs was also in double figures with 13 points and five rebounds, while senior Katie Skelly chipped in with 11 points and five boards.

Dartmouth built its largest lead of the game, 68-54, on a three-point play by Hanks with just over eight minutes to play.

However, Army cut the Dartmouth lead to four at 68-64, but a lay-up by Angela Soriaga and two jumpers by Hanks pushed Dartmouth's advantage to, 74-64, with 2:16 left.

Army made one last run as Christine Gassman, a native of Newbury, N.H. drilled a 3-pointer to cut Dartmouth's lead to, 74-67, with 1:44 to play. Gassman scored a career-high 23 points for the Black Knights.

The Big Green put the game away when junior Jamie Librizzi hit a short jumper for a 76-67 lead with just over a minute remaining.

The Big Green shot 47.5 percent from the floor and held Army to 38.7 percent shooting in the second half.

Friday, November 22, 2002

Cullen Notches Career-High As Women's Basketball Tops Maine, 71-65

HANOVER, N.H. -- Freshman Jean Cullen tallied a career-high 21 points to lead three Dartmouth women's basketball players in double figures as the Big Green opened the 2002-03 season with a 71-65 win over Maine at Leede Arena on Friday night.

With the win, Dartmouth is 1-0, while the Black Bears fall to 0-1. Dartmouth will host Army on Sunday in a 2:00 p.m. contest at Leede Arena.

Making her collegiate debut, Cullen connected on 7-of-12 from the floor, incuding 4-of-6 from behind the arc. Senior Katharine Hanks recorded her 32nd career double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds, while freshman Angela Soriaga contributed 17 points and five assists in her first college appearance.

The Big Green won the contest at the free throw line, as Dartmouth was 20-of-24, including 5-for-6 in the last 30 seconds. Maine was just 7-of-15 for 46.7 percent.

With 9:24 remaining in the game, Dartmouth took an 11-point lead at 55-44 on two charity tosses by sophomore Laura Yasaitis. The Black Bears went on an 11-5 run to fight back to within, 60-55, on a 3-pointer by Ellen Geraghty with 4:39 to play. However, a jumper by Soriaga and a basket by Hanks gave the Big Green a 66-60 advantage with 2:06 remaining.

Maine got as close as, 68-65, with 15 seconds left, but a free throw by Cullen and two by Soriaga closed out the scoring.

November 7, 2002

Four Score In Double Figures As Women's Basketball Wins Exhibition Opener

HANOVER, N.H. -- Four Dartmouth players scored in double figures as the Big Green women's basketball team opened exhibition play with an 81-55 win over UK Bratislava on Thursday at Leede Arena.

Senior Katie Skelly led the way with 18 points and eight rebounds, while senior Katharine Hanks added a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds. A pair of freshmen also scored in double-figures, as Jean Cullen contributed 14 points and Shannon O'Donnell had 11.

The Big Green out-rebounded Bratislava, 45-29, and forced 26 turnovers.

Dartmouth will open the regular season at home against Maine on November 22 at 7:00 p.m

2002-03 Women's Basketball Outlook

The time for transition in Dartmouth College women's basketball is over. The Big Green, after two consecutive losing seasons, returns all five starters and 12 letterwinners, and is poised to make a run at its fifth NCAA Tournament appearance.

After an 11-16 season a year ago, the Big Green has the experience and leadership to regain its claim as an Ivy League power. While the 2001-02 season was disappointing, the team knew it would be young, as the roster was missing a senior presence. With five juniors, three sophomore and four freshmen taking the floor, head coach Chris Wielgus understood her squad would take its lumps, and was realistically pointing toward the 2002-03 season.

Heading into a new year, Wielgus is gearing up for what could be an exciting and rewarding season. With the entire roster returning - including two-time first team All-Ivy performer Katharine Hanks - expectations will be once again be high.


The Big Green's success begins with Hanks, who enters her final season fifth on the school's scoring list with 1,359 points. She begins this year in the top 10 of seven different career categories.

The Ivy League's leading scorer at 20.7 ppg last season, Hanks was just the second player in school history to score more than 500 points in a campaign after tallying 517 last year. She also became the third player in school history to record 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 100 blocks. The 6-1 senior is a candidate for league player of the year honors after leading the Big Green in scoring 18 times a year ago.

Joining Hanks in the frontcourt is another talented senior, Katie Skelly. The team's third-leading scorer from last season, Skelly returns after starting 25 games and averaging 9.3 ppg and 4.4 rpg. A solid outside shooter, the 6-1 forward gives Wielgus some flexibility because Skelly can score from both the outside and inside.

Senior Heather Hanson took over at center last season and performed well. She gave the Big Green a force in the middle with her size and physical play, averaging 3.0 ppg and 3.5 rpg. With a year of experience and hard work in the weight room this summer, Hanson could be the X-factor as the Big Green makes a run at the league title.

Junior Samantha Burnham also returns in the frontcourt after showing improvement as a sophomore. Playing in 25 games, including four as a starter, Burnham averaged 3.0 ppg and shot 47.9 percent from the floor. She netted a career-high 13 points in a win against Princeton and tallied 12 in a loss to Central Michigan.

Sophomores Yah Demann and Laura Yasaitis are talented post players, who have each benefitted from a full year of playing time. Demann is a physical performer on the block, while Yasaitis showed flashes of being a scorer during her rookie campaign. Senior Jennifer Johnston is another talented post player who could see playing time this season.

Also joining the squad this season will be freshman Krista Perry, from Boise High School in Boise, Idaho. Perry gives the Big Green an athletic and strong athlete on the block.


The Big Green was thin on the perimeter last season, but Wielgus solved that problem by bringing in three talented guards to a backcourt that returns senior Keri Downs and junior Courtney Lewis.

Downs, a honorable mention All-Ivy selection last season, was second on the team in scoring at 15.0 ppg and finished second in the Ivies in 3-point shooting percentage at 42.5 percent.

Lewis, a 6-0 combination guard, is a natural point guard, but shuffled between the point and shooting guard last season. She ended the year with 138 assists - the second-most in school history and averaged a career-high 9.2 ppg, which was fourth on the squad.

The Big Green's other long-range threat - junior Jamie Librizzi - is dangerous when healthy. She appeared in only 19 games because of a sore knee, but made her presence felt by averaging 5.3 ppg and canning 18 3-pointers.

Sophomore Katie Frett showed signs of becoming a consistent scorer, averaging 3.1 ppg. She scored a career-high 13 points in a road win versus Cornell and 12 in a loss to Northeastern.

Another sophomore, Michelle Strong, appeared in 13 games off the bench and could provide depth at the point guard position.

A trio of talented guards has been added to give the Big Green some help in the backcourt. Headlining this group is Angela Soriaga, from A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas. An AAU All-America, Soriaga averaged 19.5 ppg, 4.6 apg and 4.4 spg, while canning 95 3-pt field goals during her senior season. The 5-6 point guard scored 1,796 points in her high school career and handed out 530 assists.

The Class of 2006 is rounded out by Jean Cullen from Janesville Craig High School in Janesville, Wis., and Shannon O'Donnell, from Nathan Hale-Ray High School in Moodus, Conn. Both players are outstanding shooters and will give the Big Green some firepower from the outside.


The schedule for the coming season will feature the always competitive Ivy League as well as another challenging non-conference slate. Dartmouth will head West to compete in the New Mexico Tournament with Jackson State and Memphis, and will also host the Blue Sky Restaurant Classic that features Alabama-Birmingham, Delaware and Central Connectucut.

June 17, 2002


HANOVER, N.H. -- Chris Leazier has been appointed to the Dartmouth women's basketball staff as an assistant coach.

The Leazier name is familiar to Big Green hoops fans as he most recently served for two seasons as the volunteer assistant for Dartmouth men's basketball. Leazier also was the Thetford (Vt.) boys coach from 1997-2000.

Prior to working at Thetford, he was an assistant men's coach and jayvee head coach at Central College in Iowa from 1996-97. While earning his master's degree at DePaul in 1995-96, he assisted the women's basketball team, and that same year, was freshman boy's coach and varsity assistant at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago.

In addition to directing the Thetford Boys and Girls Basketball Camp from 1998-2000, Leazier has worked numerous other camps and clinics, including ones at Dartmouth, Duke, DePaul and Fairfield.

Leazier earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Miami University (Ohio) in 1992. He replaces Dan Boyle, who is returning to teaching.

March 7, 2002

Hanks Named First Team All-Ivy; Downs Selected Honorable Mention

HANOVER, N.H.- Junior Katharine Hanks (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) was selected first team All-Ivy League for the second straight season in a vote by the league's coaches. Junior Keri Downs (Everett, Mass.) was voted honorable mention.

Hanks concluded her third season as only the fourth player in Dartmouth history to reach 1,000 points and 500 rebounds. She is the school's fifth all-time leading scorer with 1,359 points, fifth in blocked shots with 112 and seventh in rebounds at 649. She averaged a career-best 20.7 ppg and 8.8 rpg in 25 games this season for the Big Green, who concluded its season at 11-16 overall, 7-7 Ivy.

Hanks scored in double figures in all 25 games she appeared in and recorded 10 double-doubles. The 6-1 forward had 13 20-point games and two 30-point contests this season. Her 517 points this season marked only the third time a Dartmouth player amassed more than 500 points in a season. Koziara pulled the feat twice, scoring 588 points in 1980-81 and 549 in 1979-80. Hanks tallied a career-high 34 points in Dartmouth's 76-57 win versus Princeton on February 15.

Downs, who started all 27 games at guard, averaged a career-best 15.0 ppg and was one of the top 3-pointer shooters in the league at 42.5 percent. The 5-4 guard scored 406 points and her 45 3-point field were the fourth most in school history. She tallied a career-best 30 points in Dartmouth's 82-69 win over Colgate on November 17.

2000-2001 Dartmouth Women's Basketball Results
Day  Date Opponent Time
Fri. 11/17 at Siena 58-80
Tues. 11/21 VERMONT 52-72
Sat.  11/25 at UNH 58-81
Tues. 11/28 at UMass 46-54
Sat. 12/9 COLGATE 64-55+
Tues.  12/12 at Boston College 56-84
Sun. 12/17 at Georgia Tech 62-79
Mon. 12/18 at Georgia 73-110
Thurs. 12/28 URI vs. St. John's 67-61 URI
    Dartmouth vs. Syracuse 59-63
Fri. 12/29 Syracuse vs. URI 72-58 Syracuse
    Dartmouth vs. St. John's 53-63
Sat. 1/6/01 HARVARD && 58-72
Fri.  1/12 at Brown 54-63
Sat. 1/13 at Yale 55-51+
Wed. 1/17 at Stony Brook 68-59+
Tues. 1/23 HARTFORD 67-63
Sat. 1/27 at Albany 61-56+
Fri.  2/2 COLUMBIA 54-57
Sat. 2/3 CORNELL 65-49+
Fri. 2/9 at Princeton 65-48+
Sat. 2/10 at Pennsylvania 75-81 ot
Fri. 2/16 YALE 82-63+
Sat. 2/17 BROWN 68-51+
Fri. 2/23 PENNSYLVANIA 55-59
Sat. 2/24 PRINCETON 67-59+
Fri. 3/2 at Cornell 51-50+
Sat. 3/3 at Columbia 78-64+
Wed. 3/7 at Harvard NEW DAY 60-73
2001-02 Dartmouth Women's Basketball Results
Day  Date Opponent Time
Mon. 11/5 Galatasaray 62-63, L
Sat. 11/17 at Colgate 82-69, W
Tue. 11/20 at Hartford 79-73, W
Sat.-Sun. 11/24-25 at Vanderbilt Tournament with Indiana State and Wagner
Sat. 11/24 Dartmouth vs. Indiana State 

80-68, W

Sun. 11/25 Dartmouth vs. Vanderbilt

62-98, L

Wed. 11/28 at Vermont (WDCR) 60-80, L
Tues. 12/11 at Maine 81-72, W
Sat. 12/15 at Oakland University 60-71, L
Mon. 12/17 at Central Michigan 61-62, L
    Dartmouth vs. Lafayette 

62-64, L

Sat. 12/29 Dartmouth vs. S. Mississippi

 72-74, L

Sat. 1/5/01 at Harvard (WFRD) 77-88, L
Fri.  1/11 at Pennsylvania (WFRD) 64-76, L
Sat. 1/12 at Princeton (WDCR) 65-58, W
Tue. 1/15 NEW HAMPSHIRE (WDCR) 75-52, L

68-62, L

Sat. 1/26 VERMONT (WDCR) 79-53, L
Fri. 2/1 at Yale (WDCR) 76-70, L
Sat. 2/2 at Brown (WDCR) 67-64, W
Fri. 2/8 CORNELL 81-70, L
Sat. 2/9 COLUMBIA 67-66, L
Fri. 2/15 PRINCETON 76-57, W
Sat. 2/16 PENNSYLVANIA 64-60, L
Fri. 2/22 at Columbia (WDCR) 86-55, W
Sat. 2/23 at Cornell (WFRD) 78-71, W
Fri. 3/1 BROWN 70-52, W
Sat. 3/2 YALE 69-67, W
Tue. 3/5 HARVARD (WDCR) 58-42, L


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