Dartmouth’s Williams, Runger Honored
Dartmouth quarterback Dalyn Williams looks for running room as he gets loose in the Princeton secondary. Williams led Dartmouth to a second half rally for a 35-21 victory in the Ivy League season finale Nov. 17. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Purchase photo reprints »
Hanover — For the second time in three weeks, Dartmouth freshman Dalyn Williams was named the Ivy League football rookie of the week, this time for his performance in the Big Green’s season-ending 35-21 victory at Princeton on Saturday. Junior linebacker Michael Runger also earned his second defensive player of the week award of the year, giving Dartmouth nine weekly honors during the season, more than any other Ivy team.
A 5-11, 205-pound quarterback from Corinth, Texas, Williams had a direct hand in four of the five Big Green scores agaisnt the Tigers and indirectly in the fifth. The rookie threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and he tossed the lateral to sophomore Ryan McManus near the sideline that turned into a 54-yard scoring strike by the wide receiver to sophomore Bo Patterson.
Runger, a 6-2, 225-pound linebacker from Lisle, Ill., led the Dartmouth defense by recording a career-high 17 tackles, which were the most by an Ivy League player all season. Runger finished the season leading the Ivy League with 98 tackles.
Bound for Dominican
Hanover — With a departure date of Thanksgiving Day, the Dartmouth baseball team will embark on a 10-day trip to the Dominican Republic to play eight games against Dominican professional academies and participate in a community service event in Boca Chica. This is the second trek for the Big Green baseball program to the Dominican Republic, the previous one taking place in 2008.
The Big Green will play eight games against four professional academies with four games against the Mets, two versus the Pirates, and one each with the Padres and Red Sox. The entire squad will get an opportunity to hone their skills against the advanced competition each of the academy teams brings to the diamond.
The trip has been largely funded through a private donation. The NCAA allows each varsity team to travel internationally once every four years.
and Ivy League rules prohibit the use of institutional budget funds for this purpose.