April 17, 2016

Princeton women's lacrosse vs. Virginia

MAKING STRIDES: Princeton University women’s lacrosse player Ellie McNulty races upfield in recent action. Last Saturday, sophomore midfielder McNulty tallied a career-high four goals to help No. 11 Princeton defeat Yale 16-5. The Tigers, now 8-2 overall and 3-0 Ivy League, host No. 1 and defending national champion Maryland (12-0 overall) on April 13 and No. 20 Cornell (9-1 overall, 4-0 Ivy) on April 16. (Photo by Beverly Schaefer, Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

Ellie McNulty got derailed early in her freshman year as she started her career with the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team. more

April 13, 2016

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STICKING TOGETHER: Princeton University men’s lacrosse player Ryan Ambler prepares to unload the ball in a game earlier this season. Last Saturday, senior attackman and captain Ambler tallied a goal and two assists as Princeton fell 13-10 to Stony Brook. It was the Tigers’ first game under interim head coach Matt Madalon, who took the helm of the program when head coach Chris Bates was dismissed last week in the wake of a sideline incident during Princeton’s 19-8 loss to Brown on April 2. The Tigers, who moved to 2-7 overall with the defeat to Stony Book, will resume Ivy League play when they host Dartmouth on April 16. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

It was uncharted territory last week as turmoil engulfed the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team. more

Facing the defending national champion Ohio State and reigning Ivy League champ Brown in its opening regatta this spring, the Princeton University women’s open crew didn’t waste any time seeing where it stood among the elite boats in the country.

“Each year is a new year so we were really excited to test our speed early on,” said Princeton head coach Lori Dauphiny of the March 26 competition.

“I don’t know if I would have chosen to race those crews first but at the same time it was a very good test to see where our speed was early in the season and then how to capitalize on that in the future.”

While the top varsity 8 finished third, it more than held its own as Brown took first in 6:35.4 over the 2,000-meter course while Ohio State was second in 6:38.0 and Princeton was a close third in 6:38.3.

“I would say that it was a respectable race and that the crews that we raced against were fast,” said Dauphiny. more

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TAYLOR MADE: Princeton High baseball player Colin Taylor heads around the bases in a 2015 game. Last Wednesday, senior third baseman Taylor went 3-for-3 and two triples, four RBIs, and a run scored as PHS defeated Notre Dame 5-1. The Little Tigers, now 1-3, play at Trenton on April 13, before hosting Trenton on April 15 and WW/P-S on April 18. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

In his first three seasons with the Princeton High baseball team, Colin Taylor batted at or near the top of the order, looking to be a table setter for the squad. more

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THE RIGHT STUFF: Princeton High softball pitcher Kayla Volante fires the ball in recent action. Last Friday, junior star Volante gave up three hits and struck out seven in earning the shutout as PHS defeated Lawrence 10-0 in six innings. The Little Tigers, who improved to 2-1 with the win, were slated to host Princeton Day School on April 14 before playing at WW/P-N on April 15 and Nottingham on April 18. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

After having its first two scheduled games this spring postponed due to poor weather, the Princeton High softball team finally opened its season against Hamilton last week. more

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WILL TO WIN: Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse player Will Brossman heads to goal in recent action. Last Monday, junior midfielder Brossman fired in six goals as PDS defeated Hun 10-6. The Panthers, now 3-1, play at Blair Academy on April 13 before hosting Shipley School (Pa.) on April 15 and Princeton High on April 18. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Coby Auslander is just a freshman at Princeton Day School but he already has plenty of experience battling the Lawrenceville School in some high stakes games. more

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IN THE SWING: Princeton Day School baseball player Ryan Augustus takes a big swing in a game last spring. PDS is looking for senior outfielder Augustus to provide punch in the middle of the lineup this season. The Panthers, who defeated Peddie School 4-3 last Monday to improve to 3-0, host the Hun School on April 13 and Willingboro on April 15 before playing at WW/P-S on April 19. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

For a program that doesn’t boast big numbers to begin with, the Princeton Day School baseball team absorbed a major hit when it lost its so-called Big 3 to graduation last June. more

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BIG GAME JAMES: Hun School baseball player James Werosta takes a cut in recent action. Senior star Werosta’s hitting and pitching, which included throwing a no-hitter against Lawrenceville in the season opener, has helped Hun produce a 4-2 start. The Raiders play at Princeton Day School on April 13, at Pennington on April 14, and at Steinert on April 16. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

In starting 4-0 this spring, the Hun School baseball team applied the time-honored formula of good pitching, solid defense, and timely hitting. more

April 6, 2016

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SIDELINED: Princeton University men’s lacrosse head coach Chris Bates surveys the action in a game last season. Last Saturday, the Tigers fell 19-8 at No. 3 Brown to drop to 2-6 overall and 0-3 Ivy League. In the wake of the defeat, Bates was placed on administrative leave following an incident with an opposing player during the third quarter of the contest. Offensive coordinator Matt Madalon will take the helm for the Tigers, who host No. 8 Stony Brook (8-2) on April 9. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

After falling behind 5-0 at undefeated and third-ranked Brown last Saturday, it looked like the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team had no answers for the high-powered Bears. more

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FAST START: Princeton High boys’ lacrosse player Johnny Lopez-Ona heads past an Allentown defender in the season opener for both teams. Junior attackman Lopez-Ona tallied four goals and two assists to help PHS roll to a 14-4 win and give new head coach Chip Casto a victory in his debut. The Little Tigers, now 3-0, play at Notre Dame on April 8 and host the Lawrenceville School on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

As Johnny Lopez-Ona and his Princeton High boys’ lacrosse teammates hit the field last Wednesday for their season opener against nemesis Allentown, they were feeling positive about their prospects. more

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ON THE ATTACK: Princeton High girls’ lacrosse player Julia Ryan fires the ball up the field last Thursday against the Hun School in the season opener for both teams. Senior attacker Ryan had a goal and eight assists to help PHS pull away to a 19-8 win over the Raiders. PHS, now 2-0, hosts Princeton Day School on April 7, play at Lenape on April 9, and plays at Robbinsville on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

As a four-year starting guard for the Princeton High girls’ basketball team, Julia Ryan got plenty of experience running an offense. more

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MORE EFFECTIVE: Princeton Day School girls’ lacrosse player Morgan Mills, left, controls the ball in a 2015 game. Last Monday, junior star Mills tallied five goals and five assists to help PDS defeat Stuart Country Day 21-10. The Panthers, now 1-2, host Shipley School (Pa.) on April 6 before playing at Princeton High on April 7 and at the Hun School on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Last spring, youth was served for the Princeton Day School girls’ lacrosse team as a squad laden with freshmen and sophomores caught fire down the stretch and rolled to the state Prep B title. more

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ON POINT: Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse player Elon Tuckman looks for an opening in a game last season. On Monday, sophomore attackman Tuckman tallied three goals and four assists as PDS defeated Pennington 19-6 in its season opener. The Panthers host Lawrenceville on April 7 and Hun on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Rich D’Andrea has developed a special bond with this year’s group of seniors on the Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse team. more

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IN FORM: Hun School boys’ lacrosse player Griffin Moroney sends the ball up the field last Saturday in Hun’s 17-6 win over visiting Blair. Senior attackman Moroney tallied three goals and an assist in the contest as the Raiders improved to 2-0. In upcoming action, Hun plays at Don Bosco on April 7, at Lawrenceville School on April 9, and at Princeton Day School on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Griffin Moroney has gotten off to a hot start this spring as he has joined the attack unit of Hun School boys’ lacrosse team. more

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FASSL FUEL: Hun School softball player Julie Fassl follows through on a swing in a game. Junior catcher Fassl figures to fuel Hun again this spring with her production at the plate and fine play in the field. After having their April 2 opener at the Blair Academy cancelled, the Raiders are hoping to get their 2016 season underway this week as they are slated to play at the Peddie School on April 5 and at the Lawrenceville School on April 8. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

After taking some lumps on its preseason trip to Florida in March, the Hun School softball team was glad to get back to New Jersey. more

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CARRYING ON: Hun School girls’ lacrosse player Bridget -Carrezola hustles up the field last Thursday as Hun hosted Princeton High in its season opener. Sophomore transfer Carrezola had a big game in her Hun debut, scoring five goals but it wasn’t enough as the Raiders fell 19-8 to the Little Tigers. On Monday, Carrezola chipped in three goals as Hun defeated Lawrence 17-2 to move to 1-1. In upcoming action, the Raiders play at the Lawrenceville School on April 6 and host Princeton Day School on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Liz Cook conceded that her Hun School girls’ lacrosse team suffered from some opening day jitters as it hosted Princeton High last Thursday to start the 2016 campaign. more

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DRAMA KINGS: Princeton University baseball players celebrate after they edged Dartmouth 2-1 in the opening game of a doubleheader on a walk-off double by senior Billy Arendt last Saturday in its Ivy League opener. The Tigers won the nightcap 9-8 on a walk-off single by Joseph Flynn in the 10th inning, overcoming an 8-6 deficit. On Sunday, Princeton kept rolling, sweeping Harvard, 4-1 and 14-5, as junior outfielder Nick Hernandez had six RBIs on the day. The Tigers, now 11-10 overall and 4-0 Ivy, will look to extend their five-game winning streak when they host Monmouth on April 6 and then resume Ivy play with doubleheaders at Yale on April 9 and at Brown on April 10. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

On one hand, Nick Hernandez would like to forget his sophomore season with the Princeton University baseball team. more

Princeton men's heavyweight crew vs. Georgetown

READY FOR BATTLE: The Princeton University men’s heavyweight first varsity 8 shows its form. Last Saturday, the top boat defeated Navy by more than nine seconds to retain the Navy-Princeton Rowing Cup. The 4th-ranked Tigers clocked a time of 5:28.6 over the 2,000-meter course on the Severn River in Annapolis, Md. with the No. 10 Midshipmen coming in at 5:37.7. Princeton will face Columbia and Penn in Teaneck. N.J. on April 9 in the race for the Childs Cup. (Photo by Beverly Schaefer, Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

Ending last season by competing overseas at the Royal Henley Regatta in England in July gave the Princeton University men’s heavyweight rowers a head start on the 2016 campaign. more

April 1, 2016

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CONSISTENT THREAT: Princeton University men’s lacrosse player Gavin McBride heads to goal in a game this season. Last Saturday, junior McBride had two goals and an assist in a losing cause as Princeton fell 11-10 to undefeated Yale, now the top-ranked team in the nation. McBride currently has at least one point in 22 straight games. The Tigers, now 2-5 overall and 0-2 Ivy League, play at No. 3 Brown (6-0 overall, 1-0 Ivy). (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

On paper, it looked like a mismatch as a struggling Princeton University men’s lacrosse team played at sizzling Yale last Saturday. more

March 30, 2016

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FRESH APPROACH: Princeton University softball player Kaitlyn Waslawski lays down a bunt against Colgate last Saturday. Freshman outfielder Waslawski went 4-for-8 with two runs and an RBI as Princeton swept Colgate 7-4 and 9-6 in its first action at home this spring. The Tigers, now 5-17, play at Rider on March 30 before opening Ivy League play with home doubleheaders against Dartmouth on April 1 and Harvard on April 2. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

After going 3-17 as it started its 2016 campaign with trips to Texas, Virginia, and California, the Princeton University softball team was looking to make a statement as it hosted Colgate for a doubleheader last Saturday in its home opener. more

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CENTURY CLUB: Princeton University women’s lacrosse player Olivia Hompe brings the ball up the field in recent action. Last Saturday, junior star Hompe scored four goals to help No. 11 Princeton edge Harvard 6-5. Her second tally of the day marked the 100th goal of her stellar carer. Princeton, now 5-2 overall and 2-0 Ivy League, plays at Loyola (6-4) on March 30 and at Delaware (8-3) on April 2. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Bringing a two-game losing streak into its clash at Harvard last Saturday, the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team was looking to get back to basics.  more

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QUICK DRAW: Princeton High girls’ lacrosse star Taylor Lis battles for a draw control in a game last spring. Senior midfielder and Cornell-bound Lis figures to be a key offensive threat for PHS again this season. The Little Tigers start their 2016 campaign by playing at the Hun School on March 31. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Things were a little unsettled for the Princeton High girls’ lacrosse team as it took the field for preseason this spring. more

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SPECIAL DELIVERY: Princeton High softball pitcher Kayla Volante delivers a pitch in action last spring. PHS is depending on junior Volante to be a workhorse in the circle this season. The Little Tigers start their 2016 campaign by hosting Hamilton on April 2. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

The good news for the Princeton High softball team is that it boasts a solid core of veterans. more

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OPENING STATEMENT: Hun School boys’ lacrosse player Owen Black prepares to fire the ball up the field in a 2015 game. Last week, senior star and Villanova-bound Black scored three goals to help 10th-ranked Hun defeat No. 14 Georgetown Prep 14-8 in its season opener. The Raiders are next in action when they host Blair Academy on April 2. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Having enjoyed a season for the ages last spring when it went 19-1 and won its first state Prep A title since 1998, the Hun School boys’ lacrosse team picked up where it left off as it hosted Georgetown Prep (Md.) last week in its 2016 opener. more

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JORDYN RULES: Hun School baseball player Jordyn Smith follows through on a swing last year. Senior first baseman Smith should provide punch for Hun this spring in the middle of the batting order. The Raiders start 2016 action this week by playing at the Lawrenceville School on March 31, hosting the Perkiomen School (Pa.) on April 1, and playing at Blair Academy on April 2. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

As Bill McQuade presides over his 46th and final campaign as the head coach of the Hun School baseball team, he doesn’t have to micromanage things. more