Photos courtesy of Columbia Athletics Communications; Cornell and Harvard Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Columbia junior attack Victoria Kalamaras and Harvard senior attack Marisa Romeo share Offensive Player of the Week, while Cornell senior defender Catie Smith is named Defensive Player of the Week.
• Conference play began for the #IvyLax teams, with Columbia, Cornell, Harvard and Princeton all winning their League openers.
• The Lions defeated Dartmouth, marking their first-ever win over the Big Green to improve to 3-1, marking their best start since 2009.
• Cornell held off Penn in a rematch of last year’s Ivy League Tournament Championship, 10-4.
• The Big Red moved up to No. 11 in both polls, while Princeton is No. 9/10 and Penn is No. 12/13.
• The Ancient Eight won all four of its non-conference games last week to improve to 19-5 overall (.792).
• The upcoming week features a number of top-ranked opponents, including eight games on The Ivy League Digital Network (ILDN), now available on Apple TV and Roku via the ILDN app, highlighted by No. 8 Notre Dame at No. 9 Princeton on Saturday.
Tuesday, March 7
Lehigh at No. 12 Penn, 1 pm [ILDN]
Colgate at No. 11 Cornell, 5 pm [ILDN]
Wednesday, March 8
Bryant at Brown, 6 pm [ILDN]
No. 7 Stony Brook at Yale, 6 pm [ILDN]
Saturday, March 11
Brown at Iona, 1 pm
*No. 11 Cornell at Columbia, 1 pm [ILDN]
Georgetown at No. 12 Penn, 1 pm [ILDN/ESPN3]
No. 8 Notre Dame at No. 9 Princeton, 1 pm [ILDN]
Siena at Harvard, 3 pm [ILDN]
ILDN-Broadcast live on The Ivy League Digital Network
ESPN3-Broadcast live on ESPN3/WatchESPN App
CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Columbia junior attack Victoria Kalamaras (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) tallied seven points on two goals and five assists in the Lions’ 17-10 win over Dartmouth, their first-ever victory over the Big Green. Kalamaras is the first Lion to be named Offensive Player of the Week since Kacie Johnson on April 16, 2012.
Kalamaras’ Statistics for the Week
2G, 5A, 7 Pts., 1 FPG, 2 GB, 50.0 Shot % vs. Dartmouth
Harvard senior attack Marisa Romeo (Syracuse, N.Y.) also finished with seven points, scoring five goals and assisting on two others, in the Crimson’s 14-13 win over Yale. Her last goal, with 5:47 remaining, proved to be the gamewinner. Romeo takes home her first Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season and second of her career.
Romeo’s Statistics for the Week
5G, 2A, 7 Pts., 1 FPG, 1 CT, 55.6 Shot % vs. Yale
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cornell senior defender Catie Smith (Berwyn, Pa.) was stellar in the Big Red’s 10-4 win at No. 10 Penn, totaling four caused turnovers, two draw controls and one ground ball. Cornell’s defense held the Quakers scoreless in the second half, the first time the Big Red held an opponent scoreless for an entire half since March 20, 2011 against Notre Dame. Smith takes home her third career Defensive Player of the Week honor and first of the season.
Smith’s Statistics for the Week
1 GB, 2 DC, 4 CT at No. 13 Penn
Marina Burke, Harvard (Sr., D – Westwood, Mass.)
1G, 1 Pt., 1 FPG, 3 GB, 1 DC, 3 CT, 100.0 Shot % vs. Yale
Ellie DeGarmo, Princeton (Sr., G – Baltimore)
1 GP-1 GS, 60:00 Mins., 14 GA, 14.00 GAA, 11 Svs., 44.0 Sv. %, 1-0 vs. Loyola (Md.)
1 GP-1 GS, 60:00 Mins., 7 G, 7.00 GAA, 12 Svs., 63.2 Sv. %, 1-0 vs. Brown
Tess D’Orsi, Princeton (Fr., M – Sudbury, Mass.)
3G, 3 Pts., 2 GB, 1 CT, 50.0 Shot % vs. Loyola (Md.)
4G, 4 Pts., 1 FPG, 2 GB, 1 CT, 66.7 Shot % vs. Brown
Catherine Ellis, Cornell (Sr., M – Englewood, Colo.)
2G, 2A, 4 Pts., 1 FPG, 2 GB, 1 CT, 66.7 Shot % at Penn
Marissa Hudgins, Brown (Jr., D – Syracuse, N.Y.)
3 GB, 2 DC, 3 CT at No. 11 Princeton
Izzy Nixon, Yale (So., M – Greenwich, Conn.)
6G, 2A, 8 Pts., 4 GB, 6 DC, 1 CT, 75.0 Shot % at Marist
2G, 1A, 3 Pts., 2 GB, 7 DC, 1 CT, 50.0 Shot % at Harvard
Carolyn Paletta, Brown (So., M – Greenwich, Conn.)
3G, 3 Pts., 1 FPG, 4 DC, 60.0 Shot % at No. 11 Princeton
Laine Parsons, Columbia (So., M – Wilton, Conn.)
5G, 5 Pts., 1 FPG, 5 GB, 4 DC, 2 CT, 83.3 Shot % vs. Dartmouth
Taylor Quinn, Columbia (Sr., M – Radnor, Pa.)
4G, 4 Pts., 1 FPG, 4 GB, 5 DC, 1 CT, 57.1 Shot % vs. Dartmouth
Kierra Sweeney, Dartmouth (So., A – Oakton, Va.)
3G, 1A, 4 Pts., 1 GB, 1 DC, 37.5 Shot % at BU
2G, 1A, 3 Pts., 1 FPG, 3 DC, 40.0 Shot % at Columbia
Kiera Vrindten, Dartmouth (Fr., GK – Warren, N.J.)
1 GP-1 GS, 57:38 Mins., 7 GA, 7.29 GAA, 16 Svs., 69.6 Sv. %, 1-0 at BU
1 GP-1 GS, 60:00 Mins., 17 GA, 17.00 GAA, 9 Svs., 34.6 Sv. %, 0-1 at Columbia