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Dartmouth roundup: Women’s soccer hires assistant coach

Published: 7/14/2021 10:00:03 PM
Modified: 7/14/2021 10:00:06 PM

HANOVER — Dartmouth women’s soccer has hired Sarah Leiby as an assistant coach.

Leiby graduated from the University of Vermont, where she played goalkeeper, in 2014. She spent two years as assistant coach at Montana State and two years as an assistant at Saint Leo University in Florida.

In 2019, United Soccer Coaches named Leiby one of the country’s top 30 assistant coaches under 30 years old.

“Sarah will bring a combination of experience and enthusiasm that will positively add to the team culture,” Dartmouth head coach Ron Rainey said in a news release. “We are excited to welcome her to the Upper Valley and Dartmouth.”

The Big Green opens its fall season with an Aug. 21 scrimmage against Saint Rose at Burnham Field.

MEN’S ROWINGDartmouth rowers successful at World U23s

RADICE, Czech Republic — Five current members and two former members of Dartmouth men’s rowing competed at the World U23 Championships last weekend.

In heavyweight rowing, recently graduated Liam Keene won the gold medal in the men’s four, representing Canada. Junior Jacob Hudgins and sophomore William Bender brought home silver medals in the men’s eight for the United States.

Dartmouth assistant coach Trevor Michelson coached juniors Jack Stone and Chris Stich, senior Cooper Tuckerman and recently graduated Sean Ward in the lightweight quad event for the United States. They advanced to the A final, where they finished in sixth place.

“Making the A final is a tremendous accomplishment,” Dartmouth head lightweight rowing coach Dan Roock said in a news release. “They went as fast as they could to keep up with the top crews but could not sustain that level of speed. Nonetheless, it was a great experience, and three of the four return to Dartmouth at least two more years of rowing.”

Graves joins staff

HANOVER — Dartmouth men’s heavyweight rowing has added John Graves as an assistant coach.

Graves has competed with the U.S. National Team 10 times, and he coached the men’s double at this year’s U23 World Championships.

His only other prior coaching experience came from 2019 to 2021 while training with University of Texas women’s rowing. He assisted head coach Dave O’Neill with various concepts and strategies.

Graves has won in the U.S. Olympic trials twice. He was also a four-year starter for men’s soccer at Trinity College, where he rowed for three years. He graduated from Trinity in 2010.

“I am thrilled to welcome John to the Upper Valley and the Dartmouth Rowing family,” head coach Wyatt Allen said in a news release. “I’ve followed his career closely as one of the top scullers in the U.S. for the past eight years, and to bring his experience, expertise and passion for the sport to our coaching staff is a great opportunity for our program. I have no doubt John will be an excellent mentor and role model for our student-athletes.”

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