DRIVE FOR FIVE: Princeton Day School girls’ soccer Brooke Smukler, left, goes after a ball in a game earlier this fall. Last Wednesday, senior forward Smukler, who had been sidelined earlier this fall with mono, ended her career with a bang, scoring two goals as top-seeded PDS defeated second-seeded Montclair Kimberley Academy 4-2 in the state Prep B title game. It was the fifth straight Prep B title for the Panthers, who ended the fall at 14-4-1. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
By Bill Alden
In mid-October, Brooke Smukler was diagnosed with mononucleosis and feared that she might be sidelined for the rest of her senior season on the Princeton Day School girls’ soccer team.
At the time, doctors advised Smukler that she was likely to be out for around four weeks. But getting cleared after two weeks, Smukler got a chance to return to action for the postseason. more