Photos courtesy of Columbia, Dartmouth & Penn Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Penn sophomore infielder Matt McGeagh and Dartmouth freshman outfielder Trevor Johnson were dubbed Co-Players of the Week after leading their teams to 3-1 marks to open Ancient Eight play. Columbia sophomore left-handed pitcher Josh Simpson was named the Pitcher of the Week, while Johnson also took home Rookie of the Week honors.
- Dartmouth and Yale sit atop the Red Rolfe Division at 3-1 following the opening weekend of Ancient Eight play, while Penn tops the Lou Gehrig Division with an identical 3-1 mark.
- Brown, Columbia and Princeton claim .500 marks at 2-2, with Cornell (1-3) and Harvard (0-4) sitting in the cellars of their respective divisions.
- Harvard's Patrick Robinson paces the Ivy League with a .406 batting average and a .688 slugging percentage.
- Robinson ranks among the top 50 in the NCAA in batting average (24th) and slugging percentage (32nd).
- Columbia's Liam McGill leads the Ancient Eight and ranks 12th in NCAA Division I with a .521 on-base percentage.
- Dartmouth's Michael Danielak and Yale's Scott Politz boast a League-best five wins thus far and pace the Ancient Eight with 36 and 40 strikeouts, respectively.
- Danielak is 1-of-2 pitchers to have earned five wins in five appearances this season, joining Oklahoma's Jake Irvin.
- Big Green stopper Chris Burkholder owns an Ancient Eight-high six saves, which ranks 25th in NCAA Division I.
- Penn's Jake Cousins (1.42 ERA), Princeton's Ben Gross (1.53 ERA), Cornell's Paul Balestrieri (1.62 ERA) and Princeton's Ryan Smith each own a sub-2.00 ERA.
- Yale's Griffin Dey continues to pace all Ivies with seven home runs and 24 RBIs, while teammate Tim DeGraw has tallied a League-leading 23 runs scored and 10 stolen bases.
- Cornell's Dale Wickham claims an Ivy-best 11 doubles on the year, while hitting .400—second only to Harvard's Robinson.
- Ten-of-16 conference games will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network (ILDN) this weekend, with the Princeton at Harvard doubleheader on Sunday, April 9, also being simulcast on ESPN3.
Tuesday, April 4
Penn at Villanova, 3 pm
Cornell at Georgetown, 3 pm [GU Hoyas Video]
Wednesday, April 5
Princeton at Monmouth, 3 pm
Yale at Fairfield, 3 pm
Massachusetts at Harvard, 3 pm [ILDN]
Cornell at Towson, 3:30 pm [TSN]
Columbia at St. John's, 3:30 pm [ESPN3]
Dartmouth at Holy Cross, 4 pm
Saturday, April 8
Penn at Brown, 12 pm
Princeton at Dartmouth, 12 pm [ILDN]
Cornell at Harvard, 12 pm [ILDN]
Columbia at Yale, 12 pm
Princeton at Dartmouth, 2:30 pm [ILDN]
Cornell at Harvard, 2:30 pm [ILDN]
Penn at Brown, 3 pm
Columbia at Yale 3 pm
Sunday, April 9
Columbia at Brown, 12 pm [ILDN]
Cornell at Dartmouth, 12 pm [ILDN]
Princeton at Harvard, 12 pm [ESPN3] [ILDN]
Penn at Yale, 12 pm
Cornell at Dartmouth, 2:30 pm [ILDN]
Princeton at Harvard, 2:30 pm [ESPN3] [ILDN]
Penn at Yale, 2:30 pm
Columbia at Brown, 3 pm [ILDN]
GU Hoyas Video-Broadcast on GU Hoyas Gameday Live
ILDN-Broadcast on The Ivy League Digital Network
TSN-Broadcast on the Towson Sports Network
ESPN3-Broadcast on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN App
CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Penn sophomore infielder Matt McGeagh (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) hit .471 and slugged 1.000 in 17 at-bats to lead the Quakers to a 4-1 week and a 3-1 opening weekend in Ancient Eight play. Penn, which has won nine of its last 10 games swept Harvard and split with Dartmouth to sit atop the Lou Gehrig Division standings.
Seven-of-eight hits for the Pacific Palisades, Calif., native were of the extra-base variety, as McGeagh tallied six doubles and a home run. His best effort came in the opener against Dartmouth, when McGeagh went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run, a run scored and an RBI. On the week, the sophomore scored three runs and plated three more.
McGeagh is the first Penn student-athlete to be named Player of the Week since Tim Graul shared the honor on May 4, 2016.
McGeagh's Statistics for the Week
5 G, .471 (8-for-17), 3 R, 6 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, .526 OBP, 1.00 SLG
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Columbia sophomore left-handed pitcher Josh Simpson (Stafford, Conn.) picked up his second-straight victory on the hill with a seven-inning complete game shutout in a 2-0 win over Harvard.
The Stafford, Conn., product tossed a three-hitter, while fanning six batters. Due to some miscues in the field, Simpson was forced to work out of jams in the third and fourth innings, preserving the Lions' one-run margin. Then with the tying run at the plate in the seventh after another error, Simpson induced a pop-up and recorded a strikeout to seal the win.
Simpson is the first Lion to be selected as a weekly award winner this season and is Columbia's first Pitcher of the Week since Ty Wiest on April 28, 2015.
Simpson's Statistics for the Week
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 0.00 ERA
CO-PLAYER & ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth freshman outfielder Trevor Johnson (Rye, N.Y.) was an integral facet of the Big Green offense that propelled Dartmouth to a 3-1 start in Ivy League play. The Big Green were the last Ivy to lose a game in Ancient Eight play, sweeping Columbia before splitting with Penn.
Johnson hit .400 with a double, a triple and a home run in his first taste of Ivy League play. He scored six runs and drove in five over the four-game conference weekend, while contributing on the base paths with three stolen bases. The Rye, N.Y., native terrorized Penn in the series opener, going 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBIs and three runs scored. On the season, Johnson paces the Big Green with three home runs, 17 runs scored and 10 stolen bases.
Johnson earns the second Rookie of the Week nod of his freshman campaign and is the third-straight honoree for the Big Green. He is also the first Dartmouth Player of the Week award winner since Thomas Roulis shared the distinction on May 4, 2016.
Johnson's Statistics for the Week
4 G, .400 (6-for-15), 6 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB, 3 SB, .526 OBP, .800 SLG
Marc Sredojevic, Brown (Sr., IF – Mendham, N.J.)
5 G, .400 (8-for-20), 4 R, 3 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, .455 OBP, .850 SLG
Christian Taugner, Brown (Sr., RHP – Roselle, Ill.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1.29 ERA
Kyle Bartelman, Columbia (Sr., 2B/OF – Chicago, Ill.)
4 G, .462 (6-for-13), 1 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB, .429 OBP, .846 SLG
Liam McGill, Columbia (Fr., C – Wakefield, R.I.)
4 G, .615 (8-for-13), 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, .643 OBP, .615 SLG
Michael Danielak, Dartmouth (Sr., RHP – Mt. Prospect, Ill.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 2.57 ERA
Matt Feinstein, Dartmouth (So., OF – Old Brookville, N.Y.)
4 G, .444 (8-for-18), 2 R, 6 RBI, .444 OBP, .444 SLG
Trent Bryan, Harvard (So., OF – Miami Beach, Fla.)
4 G, .286 (4-for-14), 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, .286 OBP, .500 SLG
Chris Adams, Penn (Fr., IF – Boalsburg, Pa.)
5 G, .267 (4-for-15), 4 R, 2 2B, 6 RBI, 4 BB, 1 SB, .429 OBP, .400 SLG
Jake Nelson, Penn (So., RHP – Hopkinton, N.H.)
3 APP, 1-0, 1 SV, 5.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 0.00 ERA
David Harding, Princeton (Fr., IF – Severna Park, Md.)
4 G, .455 (5-for-11), 2 R, 1 RBI, .455 OBP, .455 SLG
Asher Lee-Tyson, Princeton (Jr., IF – Weston, Conn.)
5 G, .375 (6-for-16), 3 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB, .421 OBP, .688 SLG
Ryan Smith, Princeton (So., LHP – Garden City, N.Y.)
3 APP, 1-0, 1 SV, 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 0.00 ERA
Alex Stiegler, Yale (Fr, RHP – Dallas, Texas)
2 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 1 CG, 11.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 K, 1.64 ERA