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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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

March 29, 2016

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March 23, 2016

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GOING OUT WITH A BANG: Princeton University women’s basketball head coach Courtney Banghart makes a point during a timeout as players, from left, Michelle Miller, Vanessa Smith, and Amanda Berntsen listen intently. Last Friday, 11th-seeded Princeton lost 74-65 to sixth-seeded West Virginia in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Columbus. Ohio. The Tigers, who were the first Ivy league team, men’s or women’s, to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA basketball tournament, finished the season with a 23-6 record. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

With the Princeton University women’s basketball team trailing West Virginia by 11 points in the waning seconds of their NCAA tournament opening round contest last Friday, Courtney Banghart gave her five seniors a curtain call, removing them from the game as a group.

Point guard Amanda Berntsen started to tear up as she headed to the bench, stopping for a heartfelt embrace with Banghart before taking a seat and ending her college career as the Tigers fell 74-65. more

 

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TOUGH COOKIE: Princeton University men’s basketball player Steven Cook, right, drives to the basket in recent action. Last Wednesday, junior forward Cook scored a team-high 22 points in a losing cause as sixth-seeded Princeton fell 86-81 in overtime at third-seeded Virginia Tech in the opening round of the NIT (National Invitation Tournament). The defeat left the Tigers with a final record of 22-7. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

On one hand, the Princeton University men’s basketball team was bitterly disappointed by its 86-81 overtime loss at Virginia Tech in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

The sixth-seeded Tigers jumped out to a 9-0 lead over the third-seeded Hokies in the March 16 contest at Blacksburg, Va. But spurred on by a raucous crowd of 8,241 in Cassell Coliseum, Virginia Tech rebounded to take a 32-26 lead at halftime and stretched its advantage to 57-46 midway through the second half.  more

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AUSTIN POWER: Princeton University men’s lacrosse player Austin Sims heads upfield in recent action. Last Saturday, sophomore midfielder Sims tallied his first college hat trick and added two assists in a losing cause as Princeton fell 20-10 to Penn in the Ivy League opener for both teams. Princeton, now 2-4 overall and 0-1 Ivy, plays at No. 3 Yale (6-0 overall, 1-0 Ivy) on March 26. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

During his freshman season with the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team in 2015, Austin Sims tallied just two assists, assuming a shortstick defensive midfielder role.

Getting moved to the second midfield this spring, Sims has emerged as a scoring threat for Princeton, piling up eight goals in the team’s first six games, second most goals on the team. more

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GARDEN PARTY: Princeton University wrestler Brett Harner, top, controls a foe. Last weekend at the NCAA Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York City, junior star Harner came up big, placing in the top 8 at 197 pounds to earn All-American status. He became the first Tiger to achieve that honor since Greg Parker did so in 2003. Earlier this month, he won the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) title at 197, becoming the first Tiger to win an an Eastern crown since Parker in 2003. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

In the Princeton University wrestling room in Jadwin Gym at the E level four floors below the ground, there is a wall containing the names of program standouts who have won the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIAW) title or achieved All-American status.

There hasn’t been an entry on the board since Greg Parker achieved both feats in 2003 but in the last few weeks, junior star Brett Harner has risen up to add two new lines. more

March 16, 2016

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TECH JOB: Princeton University men’s basketball player Pete Miller heads to the hoop last week against Penn. Junior forward Miller chipped in nine points and a game-high 10 rebounds to help Princeton pull out a 72-71 win over the Quakers. The victory improved the Tigers to 22-6 overall and 12-2 Ivy League. Princeton learned Sunday night that it had received a bid to the NIT (National Invitation Tournament) where it is a six seed and will play at third-seeded Virginia Tech (19-14 overall and 10-8 in the ACC) in Blacksburg, Va. on March 16 in an opening round contest. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Hosting Penn in its regular season finale last week, the Princeton University men’s basketball team appeared to be on cruise control. more

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FROZEN OUT: Princeton University women’s hockey player Jaimie McDonell heads up the ice in recent action. Last Saturday at Minnesota in the NCAA quarterfinals, senior star McDonell scored a goal 29 seconds into the contest to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. The third-seeded and defending national champion Golden Gophers responded with six unanswered goals over the next two periods on the way to a 6-2 victory and a spot in the Frozen 4. The defeat left the Tigers with a final record of 22-9-2 as they set a program record for most wins in a season. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Trailing 6-1 at Minnesota with just seconds left in the NCAA quarterfinals last Saturday, the Princeton University women’s hockey team could have just skated out the game. more

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NET GAIN: Princeton University men’s lacrosse goalie Tyler Blaisdell guards the cage in recent action. Last Monday night, sophomore Blaisdell made 14 saves to help Princeton top No. 19 Rutgers 10-7. The Tigers, who snapped a three-game losing streak with the win, are now 2-3 and host Penn (3-2) on March 19 in the Ivy League opener for both teams. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

It was a brutal first minute for the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team when they hosted No. 11 Maryland last Saturday. more

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MARCH GLADNESS: Princeton University women’s basketball player Alex Wheatley goes up for a hook shot last week against Penn. Senior star Wheatley scored 20 points but it wasn’t enough as Princeton fell 62-60 to the Quakers in a winner-take-all showdown for the Ivy League title on March 8. The Tigers, who moved to 23-5 overall and 12-2 Ivy with the loss, were able to put that setback behind them last Monday evening when they received a bid to the NCAA tournament. Becoming the first Ivy team to ever be an at-large selection to March Madness, the Tigers were seeded 11th in the Sioux Falls, S.D. region and will face sixth-seeded West Virginia (24-9 overall, 12-6 Big 12) on March 18 at Columbus, Ohio in an opening round contest. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Last March, a 30-0 Princeton University women’s basketball team seemed to get a raw deal when it was seeded eighth in the NCAA tournament and put on a collision course for a second round clash with top-seeded Maryland in its home arena. more

March 9, 2016

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GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY: Princeton University women’s hockey player Cristin Shanahan heads up the ice in recent action. Senior captain and forward Shanahan was happy to learn on Sunday that her career was extended as the Tigers received an at-large bid to the upcoming NCAA tournament. Princeton, 22-8-2 overall, will play at third-seeded Minnesota (32-4-1 overall) in an opening round contest on March 12 in Minneapolis. It is the Tigers’ second-ever appearance in the NCAA tourney and first since 2006. The Golden Gophers, the defending national champions, are making their ninth straight appearance and 14th since 2001. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

In late November, 2014, the Princeton University women’s hockey team got to test its skills as it hosted perennial powerhouse Minnesota for a two-game set. more

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OVER THE EDGE: Princeton University men’s hockey player Quin Pompi heads up the ice in recent action. Last Friday, junior defenseman Pompi tallied two assists but it wasn’t enough as 12th-seeded Princeton fell 3-2 to fifth-seeded Clarkson in double overtime on the first game of their best-of-three ECAC hockey opening round series. A night later, the Tigers fell 3-2 in overtime to lose the series. The defeat left Princeton with a final record of 5-23-3. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Even though the Princeton University men’s hockey team was seeded 12th in the ECAC Hockey playoffs, it liked its opening round matchup at fifth-seeded Clarkson. more

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SAVING GRACE: Princeton University women’s lacrosse goalie Ellie DeGarmo makes a save in a game earlier this season. Last Saturday, junior star DeGarmo recorded 12 saves as Princeton started its Ivy League campaign by topping Dartmouth 11-5. The No. 6 Tigers, now 4-0, play at No. 7 Notre Dame (5-1) on March 13. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

After seeing just 24 minutes of action during her freshman season for the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team in 2014, goalie Ellie DeGarmo started last spring on the bench. more

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FINAL DRIVE: Princeton University women’s basketball player Annie Tarakchian drives to the basket. Last Friday, senior forward Tarakchian scored a career-high 24 points and had 11 rebounds to help Princeton defeat Harvard 79-69 to start her final home weekend. A night later, she scored nine points and had 11 rebounds as the Tigers routed Dartmouth 68-42. The win improved Princeton to 23-4 overall and 12-1 Ivy League and set up a winner-take-all Ivy League title showdown with Penn (23-4 overall, 12-1 Ivy) slated for March 8 at Jadwin Gym. Tarakchian, for her part, was named the Ivy Co-Player of the Week for her weekend heroics along with Penn sophomore forward Michelle Nwokedi. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

The emotions were swirling for Annie Tarakchian as she took the court last Friday to start her final home weekend with the Princeton University women’s basketball team. more

March 2, 2016

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GOING OFF: Princeton University women’s lacrosse player Anya Gersoff sprints upfield last Saturday as Princeton hosted Georgetown. Senior attacker Gersoff scored a career-high five goals, including the game-winner with 7.4 seconds left, as the Tigers pulled out a 10-9 win over the Hoyas. Sixth-ranked Princeton, now 3-0, hosts Dartmouth on March 5 in the Ivy League opener for both teams. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Having managed a pair of goals in the first two games of the season for the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team, Anya Gersoff had assumed a supporting role in the Tiger attack. more

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DRAMA SERIES: Princeton University women’s hockey player Molly Contini controls the puck against the board in action last weekend as the Tigers battled St. Lawrence in a best-of-three ECAC Hockey quarterfinal series at Baker Rink. The series went to a decisive game 3 last Sunday and junior -Contini scored two goals, including one with 15 seconds left in regulation to knot the contest at 3-3, but it wasn’t enough as Princeton fell 4-3 in overtime. The loss moved the Tigers to 22-8-2 and left them harboring hopes of receiving an at-large bid to the upcoming NCAA tournament. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

At the beginning of the season, the players on the Princeton University women’s hockey team settled on “relentless” as their mantra for the winter. more

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PAINFUL EFFORT: Princeton University women’s hockey player Kelsey Koelzer fires the puck last weekend during the best-of-three ECAC Hockey quarterfinals between the Tigers and St. Lawrence. Junior star defenseman Koelzer left game two on Saturday with an injury only to return to the contest and tally a goal and an assist to help the Tigers rally to a 4-3 win and force a decisive game three. In the finale, Koelzer injured her shoulder late in the first period and didn’t return as the Tigers fell 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

With the Princeton University women’s hockey team trailing St. Lawrence 2-1 in the second period last Saturday and already down 1-0 in the best-of-three ECAC Hockey quarterfinal series between the foes, things looked bleak for the Tigers as Kelsey Koelzer hit the Baker Rink ice with a thud. more

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TAKING HIS SHOT: Princeton University men’s basketball player Steven Cook goes to the hoop in recent action. Last Friday, junior forward Cook scored 23 points to help Princeton defeat Columbia 88-83. A night later, Cook chipped in 11 points as the Tigers topped Cornell 74-60 in improving to 20-5 overall and 10-1 Ivy League, keeping pace with league frontrunner Yale (20-6 overall, 11-1 Ivy). Princeton plays at Harvard on March 4 and at Dartmouth on March 5 before hosting Penn on March 8. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

As the Princeton University men’s basketball team hit the court to warm up for a critical clash against visiting Columbia last Friday evening, the players sported orange Nike T-shirts emblazoned with the message “Make Shots.” more

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FINAL RANKIN: Princeton University men’s hockey player Kyle Rankin sends the puck up the ice in a game earlier this season. Last Saturday, senior forward and captain Rankin enjoyed a memorable final game at Baker Rink as he helped the Tigers rally from a late 2-1 deficit to tie Brown 2-2. Princeton, now 5-21-3 overall, will now start play in the ECAC Hockey playoffs where the 12th-seeded Tigers are playing at fifth-seeded Clarkson (18-13-3 overall) in a best-of-three opening round series starting on March 4. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Growing up in eastern Ontario, Kyle Rankin didn’t envision the scenario that unfolded last Saturday evening at Baker Rink, getting cheered as one of the honorees on Senior Night when the Princeton University men’s hockey team hosted Brown for its regular season finale. more

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SHOWING PRIDE: Princeton University men’s lacrosse player Gavin McBride races up the field in action last season. This past Saturday, senior attacker McBride tallied three goals and an assist in a losing cause as Princeton fell 11-10 at Hofstra in overtime. McBride scored with 3:41 in regulation as the Tigers rallied for a 10-8 deficit to the Pride to make it 10-10 and force overtime. Princeton, now 1-1, plays at No. 13 Johns Hopkins (1-2) on March 5. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

After rolling to a 21-4 win against an overmatched NJIT team in its season opener, the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team faced a much sterner test in its second outing when it played at 13th-ranked Hofstra last Saturday. more

February 24, 2016

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MYLES AHEAD: Princeton University men’s basketball player Myles Stephens drives around a Harvard defender in recent action. Last Saturday, freshman guard Stephens, a former Pennington School standout, scored six points with three rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes of action as Princeton topped Brown 77-66. Princeton, which defeated front-running Yale 75-63 last Friday to tighten up the Ivy League title race, is now 18-5 overall and 8-1 Ivy and will host Columbia (19-8 overall, 8-2 Ivy) on February 26 and Cornell (9-15 overall, 2-8 Ivy) on February 27. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Although Myles Stephens is a freshman on the Princeton University men’s basketball team, he has been around the program for a while. more