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Vol. LXI, No. 39
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
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DOLLAR BILL: Princeton University senior quarterback Bill Foran fires the ball last Saturday as sophomore guard J.P. Makrai wards off a Lafayette defender. Foran hit on 18-of-24 passes for 190 yards and added 45 yards rushing to spark Princeton to a come-from-behind 20-14 win over the previously undefeated Leopards.

Senior QB Foran Makes a Big Statement, Leading PU Football to Win at Lafayette

Bill Alden

Bill Foran was looking to make a statement as the Princeton University football team hit the field at undefeated Lafayette last Saturday and he wasn’t alone in that regard among the Tigers.

“You need to show your teammates that the offense can score,” said senior quarterback Foran, who misfired badly a week earlier in Princeton’s 32-21 opening day loss to Lehigh.

With Bortz Evolving Into Scoring Threat, PU Field Hockey Gets on Winning Track

Bill Alden

Tina Bortz will never forget the final goal of her freshman season with the Princeton University field hockey team.

Banging home a sweet feed from Katie Kinzer on a rush up the field, Bortz tallied the game-winning goal in overtime as Princeton toppled third-ranked Old Dominion last November in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

But for Bortz, that memorable score meant more than the culmination of a stunning upset. “The two-versus-one symbolizes a lot,” said Bortz. “It symbolizes that you trust your teammate enough to give her the ball like that.”

With DeBlois Providing Muscle at Striker, PHS Boys’ Soccer Powers to Sizzling Start

Bill Alden

Kyle DeBlois made life miserable last fall for opponents of the Princeton High boys’ soccer team with his dashing play in the midfield.

Racing up and down the field, the aggressive DeBlois helped set the tone for a PHS squad that went 17-4 on the way to a Central Jersey Group III sectional title.

This fall, DeBlois has taken his act up the field, moving to striker where his killer instinct has sparked the Little Tigers to a sizzling start.

Medalia’s Increased Focus on Finishing Sparks PHS Field Hockey to First Win

Bill Alden

May-Ying Medalia patrols the back line for the Princeton High field hockey team with skill and tenacity.

Her ability to control the ball and deftly pass it upfield combined with her leadership and experience gained from playing in national camps makes the senior co-captain a defensive force.

But with PHS having scored only one goal in getting off to a 0-4 start, Medalia moved up to the midfield to add her skills to the Little Tiger offense.

Frosh Goalie Frieder Assuming Lead Role, Putting PDS Girls’ Soccer Ahead of Schedule

Bill Alden

For the first several years she played soccer, Jess Frieder was more than content with her role as a defensive sweeper.

Customarily lining up with her twin sister, Allison, Frieder was a force in the back as she worked her way up the soccer ladder.

In 2003, Frieder’s father, then her youth coach, suggested that she give the goalie position a try.

Despite some initial misgivings, Frieder quickly realized that she had found her home on the pitch.

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