Vol. LXII, No. 23
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
(Photo by Bill Allen/NJ SportAction)
ENGLISH CLASS: Princeton University womens lightweight senior star and captain Caroline English pulls her way through a recent training session on Lake Carnegie. This weekend, English will be looking to end her Princeton career in style as the second-ranked Tigers pursue the national title at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) championship regatta on Cooper River in Camden.
After competing in lacrosse, volleyball, and swimming in high school, Caroline English arrived at Princeton University in 2004 knowing that she wasnt going to play any of those sports at the college level.
Having not been recruited by any Princeton coaches, English had the option of enjoying a little free time in the afternoons. But the prospect of being idle scared English.
Kelly Curtis was the ultimate insider during her athletic career at Princeton High.
As the daughter of former PHS athletics director John Curtis and the younger sister of Little Tiger football and basketball star Jay Curtis, the youngest Curtis was a known quantity before she walked in the door in 2003 to begin high school.
The versatile Curtis did her family name proud during her PHS career, starring as high-scoring guard on the basketball team during the winters and sprinting, leaping, and throwing her way to success for the Little Tiger track team in the springs.
This past fall, though, Curtis found herself in the position of an outsider when she opted to do a post-graduate year at the Lawrenceville School at the urging of her parents.
Danny Etherton was excited to get in on the ground floor with the Chestnut Hill College (Pa.) baseball team as it fielded the first varsity squad in school history.
But as the former Princeton High standout went through fall workouts, he wasnt sure how much he was going to contribute once the season started this spring.
He had just doused his coach with a bucket of water and he was about to take a pie in the face.
At first glance, it would seem that Princeton High senior baseball star John Miranda was in the middle of celebrating a tournament victory.
In actuality, the hijinks came on a Senior Day last Thursday which saw PHS fall 6-0 to Hopewell Valley to end the season with a 1-22 record.
In mid-April, the Hun School girls lacrosse team absorbed a 17-8 beating at the hands of powerful Hopewell Valley.
A month later, Hun battled HoVal tooth-and-nail in the Mercer County Tournament (MCT) semifinals before succumbing 12-10 to the Bulldogs.
In reflecting on the teams season, Hun first-year head coach Jon Stone saw the effort against HoVal as exemplifying the improvement he saw over the spring.
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