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Noelle Ramirez Named Ivy League Softball Player of the Week

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Noelle Ramirez picked up her first career player of the week honors.     By John and Matt Risley
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HANOVER, N.H. – After an April Fool’s Day storm shifted Dartmouth’s Ivy-opening series back a day, the Big Green's first weekend of Ivy games took place on Saturday and Sunday. Dartmouth went 2-2 in its first four Ivy games of the year, taking two wins from Columbia while losing the next day to Penn. Sophomore Noelle Ramirez (Pompton, Plains, N.J.) was key for the Big Green in all four contests.

Ramirez filled the box scores as she helped Dartmouth earn an Ivy League weekend-opening split. All told, Ramirez batted .571 on the weekend, knocked in three runs, registered eight hits and one stolen base.

Ramirez tallied four hits in the doubleheader against the Lions and had the game winning RBI single in the fourth inning to help the Big Green record a 1-0 shutout victory in its league opener. In that 1-0 win, Ramirez was the only Dartmouth player to record more than one hit, going 2-for-3.

In game one against Penn, she went 3-for-3 with three runs scored, including her team-leading third home run of the season. The career-first weekly honors are the first for a Big Green player since April 7, 2009.

Dartmouth and Ramirez will open up at home on Wednesday, April 6 with a doubleheader against Sacred Heart before hosting Cornell and Princeton on Friday and Saturday.