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Vol. LXIII, No. 21
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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BELL LAP: Princeton University women’s track senior star Agatha Offorjebe runs away from the competition in a relay race. Earlier this month, Offorjebe won the 200-meter dash and took second in the 400 to help the Tiger women’s track team to win its first Outdoor Heps team title since 1998. This weekend, Offorjebe is headed to Greensboro, N.C. where she will run the 200 in the NCAA East Regional.

After Going from Walk-On to PU Track Star, Offorjebe Taking Last Run at NCAA Regional

Bill Alden

Agatha Offorjebe applied to Princeton University merely to fulfill a promise to her parents.

Envisioning herself as a college basketball player, the San Jose, Calif. native was sure that going to a small liberal arts school in her home state would be the best way to achieve that goal.

“My parents wanted me to apply to one Ivy League college,” recalled Offorjebe. “I told them to pick and they chose Princeton.”

Sparked by Hendershot’s Intensity at Stroke, PU Women’s Open Crew Primed for NCAAs

Bill Alden

It was a heart-to-heart talk that changed the course of Sara Hendershot’s rowing career.

After a frustrating 2008 season which saw Hendershot and the Princeton University women’s first varsity open crew finish fourth in the Eastern Sprints and then fail to make the NCAA grand final, she sought the advice of Tiger head coach Lori Dauphiny.

“I was sitting with Lori in the airport and I said I want something different,” recalled Hendershot.

Former PHS Lax Star Formento Finds Home, Moving to Gettysburg and Making D-III Semis

Bill Alden

Allegra Formento was thrilled to join the American University women’s lacrosse program in the fall of 2007.

The former Princeton High star looked forward to going to college in Washington, D.C. and testing her lacrosse skills at the Division I level.

But tiring of the regimented life of the D-1 athlete and deciding that she wanted to go to a smaller school, Formento concluded that transferring to a D-III program would be the best fit for her.

With Hoffman Displaying Even-Keeled Attitude, PHS Baseball Keeps Its Cool in Tough Spring

Bill Alden

Things didn’t go as Eric Hoffman hoped this spring in his senior season with the Princeton High baseball team.

Losing a number of tight games, PHS never found a winning rhythm in sputtering to a 4-18 final mark.

But senior second baseman Hoffman will take away some pleasant memories of the season notwithstanding the record.

Senior Deustch Fills Variety of Roles, Helping PDS Baseball to Solid Season

Bill Alden

Robby Deutsch didn’t connect for any line drives last Thursday as he played in his final game for the Princeton Day School baseball team.

The senior third baseman could only manage three grounders as the Panthers hosted Gill St. Bernard’s.

But with two of the grounders getting mishandled and another one taking a bad bounce over the second baseman’s head, Deutsch ended up with three RBIs to help PDS to a 6-2 win.

Afterward, a smiling Deutsch was more than content with his offensive output even if it didn’t rate too high when it comes to style points.

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