The United States Collegiate Ski Coaches Association announced the recipients of the National Skiers and Coaches of the Year on Tuesday, and John Dwyer, the Anny Jenny Head Coach of Women’s Alpine Skiing at Dartmouth, was named the National Alpine Coach of the Year.
Dwyer helped lead the Big Green to a dominating season in the EISA as Dartmouth won five of six regular season carnivals in the East, including the EISA Championships. His core of senior Meg Currie, Stephanie Currie, Alexa Dlouhy, Kelly Moore, Hannah Melinchuk and Foreste Peterson gave him six skiers that could podium any race. Peterson won three giant slalom races and Dlouhy two slaloms during the season as the squad racked up 13 podium appearances — including Peterson at the NCAA Championships in the slalom — 26 top-five finishes and 46 top-10 finishes.
After the carnival season, Peterson went on to finish second in the giant slalom at US Nationals, while Stephanie Currie and Dlouhy placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in the GS at the Canadian Nationals.
Utah’s Abi Holt was selected as the National Nordic Coach of the Year, while the Skiers of the Year went to Benedicte Lyche (Montana State, women’s alpine), David Ketterer (Colorado, men’s alpine), Petra Hyncicova (Colorado, women’s Nordic) and Martin Bergstroem (Utah, men’s Nordic).
Dartmouth finished the 2017 season by placing fourth at the NCAA Championships, its best finish in five years.
Courtesy: Dartmouth Athletics
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