April 20, 2016

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DECK HAND: Princeton Day School boys’ tennis player Lex Decker hits a backhand in a match last spring. Sophomore Decker is playing second singles this season for PDS and has helped the Panthers get off to a 3-2 start in dual match play. PDS hosts Hill School (Pa.) on April 20 before starting play in the Mercer County Tournament on April 25 at Mercer County Park. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Ultimately, the Princeton Day School boys’ tennis team would like to culminate 2016 by making history as it is going for a fourth straight state Prep B championship. more

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BRINGING THE HEAT: Hun School softball pitcher Julia Revock fires a pitch last Thursday against WW/P-N. Sophomore star Revock went the distance as Hun beat the Northern Knights 5-2. The Raiders, who moved to 5-1 with a 10-0 loss to Penn Charter (Pa.) last Saturday, are slated to host Lawrenceville on April 21, Mercersburg Academy (Pa.) on April 23 for a doubleheader, and Princeton Day School on April 26. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Having begun the season with four straight wins, Julia Revock and the Hun School softball team ran into some adversity when they hosted WW/P-N last Thursday. more

April 13, 2016

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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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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

March 30, 2016

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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

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NET WORTH: Hun School girls’ lacrosse goalie Maddie McNulty makes a save in a game last spring. Junior McNulty’s progress last year helped Hun go 7-8 as it bounced back from a one-win campaign in 2014. The Raiders start the 2016 regular season action by hosting Princeton High on March 31 and playing at Blair Academy on April 2. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Liz Cook enjoyed a superb debut season at the helm of the Hun School girls’ lacrosse team last spring, guiding the Raiders to seven victories as they bounced back from a one-win campaign in 2014. more

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MASER VISION: Stuart Country Day School lacrosse player Julia Maser, left, gets past a foe in a game last season. Senior star Maser will be a go-to player for Stuart this spring as it looks to improve on the 7-9 record it posted in 2015. The Tartans start their season by playing at Rutgers Prep on March 31 and at Princeton Day School on April 4. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

It didn’t take long this spring for Kelsey O’Gorman to get a good feeling about her Stuart Country Day School lacrosse team. more

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BATMAN: Princeton High baseball player Colin Taylor waits for a pitch in a game last spring. PHS is looking for senior third baseman Taylor to provide some pop in the middle of the batting order. The Little Tigers open 2016 action by playing at Steinert on April 1 and at Allentown on April 2. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

After hitting the 10-win mark last spring for the first time in years, the Princeton High baseball team is bringing some swagger into 2016. more

March 29, 2016

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March 23, 2016

 

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SOPHOMORE SENSATION: Princeton High girls’ swimmer Abbey Berloco, right, enjoys the moment with Maria Nitti of Notre Dame after winning the 50-meter freestyle final at the Mercer County Swimming Championships in early February. Sophomore Berloco also prevailed in the 400 free and helped PHS win the team title at the meet, its fourth straight county crown. Berloco went on to place first in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events at the state Meet of Champions and helped PHS win the 400 free relay title. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Abbey Berloco set the bar very high this winter coming into her sophomore season for the Princeton High girls’ swimming team.

During her freshman campaign in 2014-15, Berloco earned the girls’ Most Valuable Swimmer award at the Mercer County Championships, winning both the 50 and 100 freestyle races as PHS won its third straight county crown. She then helped the Little Tigers win the Public B Central Jersey sectional title and advance to the B state final. Culminating the season at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions, Berloco took fifth in the 50 free and helped the PHS 400 free relay team win the title. more

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HOME COURT: Princeton University senior Jacob Eisenberg, far left, enjoys the moment after coaching the Baldino & Brothers to a 43-33 win over University Orthopedic Associates in the championship game in the 6th/7th grade boys’ division of the Dillon Youth Basketball League along with classmate Shaun Stojak. Eisenberg, a Princeton native, played in the Dillon League from 2003-2008 before starring in soccer and baseball at Princeton Day School.

For Jacob Eisenberg, playing in the Dillon Youth Basketball league from 2003-2008 left him with a slew of pleasant memories.

“I started whenever the youngest age is, I think it is 4th grade, and I played through eighth grade,” said Eisenberg, reflecting on the program that is a partnership between Princeton University and the Princeton Recreation Department, open to local boys and girls from grades 4-9 with University students serving as coaches. more

March 16, 2016

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NO BACKING DOWN: Princeton High girls’ basketball player Adria Backus dribbles up the court in action this season. Senior guard Backus provided leadership to help PHS enjoy a solid February as it posted a final record of 7-17. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Things could have fallen apart for the Princeton High girls’ basketball team as the losses piled up in January. more