Written by Illustrated News Staff Thursday, 15 May 2014 00:00
New Hyde Park resident and Chaminade High School graduate Thomas Roulis, a student and athlete at Dartmouth College, was recently named the Ivy League Athlete of the Week.
Roulis recently helped Dartmouth take three of four from the division-leading Yale Bulldogs to climb back to within a game of the top of the standings. He was instrumental in two non-conference wins during the week as the Big Green defeated Boston College on the road, 2-1, then rallied for an 8-7 walkoff win the following day against Holy Cross.
Roulis went 10-for-26 (.385) in the six games with a double, triple, five runs and five RBIs. He began the week with three hits against the Eagles, including a double while sparking a two-run first inning with a one-out single before coming around to score. The next day, versus the
Crusaders, Roulis drove in the first Big Green run with a single, then served as the catalyst for the four-run ninth by leading off with a bunt single.
Roulis continued his hot-hitting when Yale came to town, collecting two hits in both ends of the doubleheader, one of which was a first-inning RBI triple followed by an errant throw to third that allowed him to score to start a 12-3 rout in game two. He finished the game with three RBIs.
Roulis continued his flawless play at second base, fielding 35 chances without an error to extend his errorless streak to 39 games and 169 total chances dating back to the 2012 campaign. His contributions at the keystone have helped Dartmouth rank fourth nationally with a .982 fielding percentage this season.
The first weekly award for a Big Green player this year came after the first week of play, when senior outfielder Jeff Keller was pegged as the Ivy co-Player of the Week on March 4. Then on March 25, sophomore right-hander Duncan Robinson took home the Pitcher of the Week honor.