Dartmouth College - Lacrosse
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Convent of the Sacred Heart
New Canaan, Conn. Release: 10/01/2006
Jen Pittman was second on the Big Green with 38 goals, fourth in points with 43, and among the team leaders in ground balls. She led the squad with 110 shots and won 76 of 106 faceoffs. She drilled five goals against both James Madison and Stanford and had seven goals in the two contests against Princeton. Her goal against Northwestern gave Dartmouth a 3-2 lead at halftime of the national championship game. She began the 2005 season in a quiet fashion and then exploded in the second half of the year with 22 goals and three assists for 25 points, sixth best on the team. Her four-goal effort against Princeton pushed Dartmouth to a 12-9 victory and the Ivy title. She followed that impressive outing up with another four-goal game against Boston College. Pittman potted two goals in the 9-8 victory over Syracuse in a first-round NCAA game. Although she started two of 18 contests, she was effective coming off the bench. As a sophomore, she saw time in nine games. One of the strongest team members in the weight room, Jen uses her strength on the field to her advantage. A four-sport varsity athlete in prep school, she earned 12 letters and served as captain of the lacrosse and field hockey teams. She helped lead Convent of the Sacred Heart to the 2003 FAA tournament championship as a midfielder. She was voted all-league three straight years in both lacrosse and field hockey.
Jen is majoring in sociology and minoring in history. WHAT THE COACHES SAY ABOUT JEN:
“Jen is a powerful athlete whose strength and skill are her greatest asset. She's someone who can both score and ignite the fast break with her feet and with her stick." JEN PITTMAN STICK CHECK
My favorite food is: Taco hats complete with sombreros and maracas. They lose their appeal without sombreros.
My hidden talent is: I can bang on cups and flip them around and make a beat. Sarah Szefi can do it too. We're really good when we put it together. We can go right, left, fast, slow. You name it, we can do it. We'll perform anytime.
My most memorable lacrosse experience was: Seeing Lizzie Cuneo sick enough to need an IV at halftime during the national championship game, and still hold the 2006 Tewaaraton Trophy winner to no points. There's been no moment that has made me want to work harder for a teammate ever. Seeing her stick it out has made me work harder for this team.
What I love most about Dartmouth lacrosse is: It's such a cliché to say that your team becomes a family, but in the case of Dartmouth, is really does. There is no one, aside from my related family, that I care more for than the entirety of the Dartmouth lacrosse organization. From the coaches to current players, to alums whom I've had the privilege to play with, top to bottom, there is no group of people whom I have been, and will continue to be more invested in. I care about every single person's success along with their failures and I can say with certainty that the same applies for the rest of the Dartmouth lacrosse family. That's something special. That's something not a lot of people have the ability to say they are a part of. I couldn't be luckier.