Matt Rothenberg Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Matt Rothenberg Named Ivy League Player of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard baseball's Matt Rothenberg has been named Ivy League Player of the Week as announced by the conference today. The senior played an instrumental role in Harvard's season series win over Dartmouth this past weekend, the Crimson's first since 2005. 

A senior, Rothenberg shined in his final three games in a Crimson jersey. The second baseman went five-for-ten overall at the plate, while tallying seven RBI and scoring four runs of his own. Five of those RBI came in game three where he hit two home runs, including a two-run bomb in the bottom of the eighth that won the game for the Crimson by a score of 18-17. 

Over the weekend, Rothenberg averaged a 1.100 slugging percentage and collected a team-high 11 bases. He managed a .538 on base percentage along with four put outs, nine assists and a perfect fielding percentage. 

Rothenberg completed his Crimson career having appeared in 130 games, accumulating a .305 batting average, 53 RBI, including 25 this season, and five home runs. 

The Harvard baseball team ended the 2018 campaign 22-20 overall, the best record since 2005 and 12-9 in Ivy League action, the best conference record since 2007.