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Vol. LXII, No. 21
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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REHAB PROJECT: Princeton University senior women’s lacrosse star Katie Lewis-Lamonica sprints up the field in action this spring. After tearing an ACL on April 5 in a win over Yale, Lewis-Lamonica rehabbed vigorously and made it back on the field for the NCAA tournament. Last Saturday, Lewis-Lamonica chipped in two goals but it wasn’t enough as eighth-seeded Princeton fell 18-11 at No. 1 Northwestern in the NCAA quarterfinals. Lewis-Lamonica, a former Lawrenceville School star, ended her Princeton career with 139 goals, seventh best in program history.

Tiger Women’s Lacrosse Can’t Buck Odds as it Falls to No. 1 Northwestern in NCAAs

Bill Alden

The odds were stacked against the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team as it headed out to the Chicago area to play Northwestern last Saturday in the NCAA quarterfinals.

PU Men’s Lightweight Crew 2nd at Easterns, Setback Intensifies Hunger for National Title

Bill Alden

Last spring, there were smiles all around as the Princeton University men’s varsity lightweight crew took third at the Eastern Sprints.

This past Sunday, top-ranked Princeton moved up to second at the Easterns but the rowers had a decidedly different reaction to their placing.

“There weren’t smiles, the guys have higher expectations,” said Princeton head coach Greg Hughes, whose top boat was edged by Cornell in the grand final. “They have set a higher standard and they are striving to achieve that.”

Saved by Ullmann’s Gutsy Rally in Semifinals, PHS Boys’ Tennis Achieves Sectional Crown

Bill Alden

Although Matt Ullmann plays first singles for the Princeton High boys’ tennis team, he didn’t expect to play a pivotal role as the Little Tigers hosted WW/P-N last Thursday in the Central Jersey Group III sectional semifinals.

In the regular season meeting between the teams, Ullmann had lost to his counterpart Tim Wu but PHS still prevailed 3-2.

But after Ullmann dropped the first set 6-4 in the sectional match for top-seeded PHS, he learned that fifth-seeded WW/P-N was winning the two doubles matches and that he had been thrust into the leading role for the Little Tigers.

Triggered by Passano’s Passing Game, Stuart Lax Rolls to 4th Prep B Title

Bill Alden

Caroline Passano has a nose for the goal on the lacrosse field.

The junior star for the Stuart Country Day lacrosse team came into last Wednesday’s state Prep B title game against Rutgers Prep with 47 goals.

But it was Passano’s passing that helped Stuart achieve its goal of winning a fourth straight Prep B championship.

Senior Leader Epstein Battles to the End as PDS Girls’ Lax Falls to HoVal in MCT

Bill Alden

Things didn’t look good for the Princeton Day School girls’ lacrosse team as it found itself trailing top-seeded Hopewell Valley 9-5 coming into the second half of the Mercer County Tournament championship game last Saturday.

But PDS’ gritty senior star Hannah Epstein wasn’t discouraged as she hit the field for the last 25 minutes of regulation at Robbinsville High.

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