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HISTORIC EFFORT: Princeton University softball senior pitching star Kris Schaus fires the ball in action earlier in her career. Last Saturday, Schaus produced a gem as she pitched Princeton to a 5-1 win over Harvard to give the Tigers a sweep of the best-of-three Ivy League championship series. Schaus went the distance, striking out eight and giving up four hits. In the process, Schaus pushed her career strikeout total to 824, breaking the program record of 819 set by former teammate Erin Snyder ’06.
Kris Schaus entered her senior year on the Princeton University softball team this spring determined to carry a large share of the load in her role as the squad’s ace pitcher.
“I really tried to rededicate myself a little bit coming in,” said Schaus. “I really wanted to carry the team a little more and be the pitcher I know I can be.”
In the early going, though, Schaus was a shadow of the form that had seen her earn All-Ivy League accolades in her first three seasons.
It was an emotional moment when Norris Novak and her senior classmates on the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team were recognized before their home finale last Wednesday against Maryland.
Their smiles and hugs mixed with tears as the seniors and their parents were introduced to the Class of 1952 Stadium crowd on the program’s annual senior night.
While Jim Smirk was not surprised that his Princeton High girls’ track team beat Lawrence in a dual meet last week, he was impressed by the effort he got from his athletes.
PHS showed both balance and competitive fire as it cruised to a 96-39 win over the Cardinals.
Even though it got off to a 9-2 start in dual-match play this spring, the Princeton High boys’ golf team hadn’t really clicked on all cylinders.
“You never know which guy is going to play well in any match,” said longtime PHS head coach Sheryl Severance, who acknowledged that her team misfired in defeats to Westfield and Moorestown. “In the losses, we didn’t pull it together.”
For the first six innings last Friday against Rutgers Prep, the Hun School softball team didn’t look like the state Prep A title contender it believes itself to be.
Hun trailed the Argonauts 3-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth and seemed to be ending its four-game winning streak with a whimper.
Raider head coach Kathy Quirk decided it was time to light a fire under her charges.