July 27, 2016


ROWING TO RIO: Gevvie Stone displays her intensity in a single sculls race this season. Stone, a former Princeton University star who took seventh in the single sculls in the 2012 Summer Olympics, is making a return trip to the Olympics as she will compete at the Rio Summer Games next month. It figures to be the last competition for Stone, a 2014 graduate of Tufts University Medical School, who will be applying for residencies this fall. (Photo provided by USRowing)

After placing seventh in the women’s single sculls at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Genevra “Gevvie” Stone believed that was going to be her last hurrah in rowing.

Having taken a hiatus from Tufts University Medical School to train for the London Games, former Princeton University standout Stone was determined to finish up her studies. more


LIGHTING IT UP: Tyler Nase displays his form for the U.S. lightweight men’s four. Nase, a 2013 Princeton University and former star for the Tigers, will be competing on the lightweight men’s four at the Rio Summer Games next month. It will be Nase’s first appearance in the Olympics. (Photo provided courtesy of USRowing)

Tyler Nase was exposed to international rowing well before he started his career with the Princeton University men’s lightweight crew program. more


MEDAL HAUL: Glenn Ochal shows his focus in a recent race for U.S. men’s eight. Ochal, a 2008 Princeton University grad, will be competing for the U.S. men’s eight at the Rio Olympics. It is Ochal’s second trip to the Olympics. He earned bronze for the men’s four at the 2012 London Summer Games. (Photo provided courtesy of USRowing)

Glenn Ochal has proven his versatility and skill during his time with the U.S. rowing program.

In 2012, the former Princeton University standout helped the U.S. four win bronze at the London Summer Games. In the intervening years, he has competed in the pair and the eight as well as the four. more

July 24, 2016


NATIONAL DEFENSE: Ashleigh Johnson makes a save in action for the Princeton University women’s water polo team. Johnson, the program’s career leader in saves who took the 2015-16 school year off to train with the national team, will be competing for the U.S. squad next month at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Ashleigh Johnson has firmly established herself as the greatest goalie in the history of the Princeton University women’s water polo team. more

July 20, 2016


NEW INSPIRATION: Carla Tagliente exhorts her players while serving as the head coach of the University of Massachusetts field hockey team. Tagliente recently took the helm of Princeton University’s field hockey program, succeeding Kristen Holmes-Winn, who stepped down this June after a brilliant 13-year tenure which included the program’s and Ivy League’s first-ever National Championship in 2012. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

After producing a stellar career for the University of Maryland field hockey team where she was a three-time All-American forward and earned Academic All-American honors and was a summa cum laude grad as a finance and marketing major, Carla Tagliente set her sights on joining the CIA. more

July 13, 2016

PU women's soccer vs. Dartmouth

HEADING NORTH: Ron Celestin makes a point during a training session with the Princeton University women’s soccer team. After a 21-year stint as an assistant coach with the program, Celestin is headed to Boston where he has accepted a position as the associate head coach of the women’s soccer program at Northeastern University. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic

For generations of players and coaches, Ron Celestin has been the “mayor” of soccer in the Princeton community.  more

July 6, 2016


SOMETHING TO BRAG ABOUT: Recently graduated Princeton University track star Adam Bragg waves to the crowd after earning first-team All-American honors when he took 17th at the pole vault in the NCAA Championships last month in Eugene, Ore. Last weekend, Bragg returned to Eugene to compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials, where he narrowly missed making the pole vault final. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

As a child growing up in Southern California, Adam Bragg flew high in the trampoline. more


WINNING TIME: Kristen Holmes-Winn eyes the action from the sideline while guiding the Princeton University field hockey team. Holmes-Winn recently stepped down as the head coach of the program after 13 seasons which saw the Tigers go 164-80 overall and 86-5 Ivy League. The highlight of Holmes-Winn’s run came in 2012 when she led the Tigers to the program’s and Ivy League’s first-ever NCAA field hockey title.  During her time at the helm, Holmes-Winn coached Princeton to 12 Ivy League titles and 11 NCAA tournaments. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Even though Kristen Holmes-Winn had never been a head coach at the college level upon taking the helm of the Princeton University field hockey team in 2003, she saw an NCAA title on the horizon. more

June 29, 2016


SEALING THE DEAL: Princeton University track star Cecilia Barowski and retiring Tiger head coach Peter Farrell enjoy the moment earlier this month after she took fifth in the 800 meters at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. to earn All-America status. Recent Princeton grad Barowski ended her career with 11 school records and won the 2016 C. Otto von Kiensbusch Award as the school’s outstanding senior female athlete. This week, she is back in Eugene to compete in the 800 at the U.S. Olympic Trials. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

On paper, it looks like Cecilia Barowski had a banner season in 2014-15 during her junior campaign for the Princeton University women’s track team. more

June 22, 2016


ON THE JOB: Matt Madalon is all smiles during a lighter moment this spring as he took the helm of the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team as interim head coach in the wake of Chris Bates being dismissed after a sideline incident in a game against Brown. Madalon guided the Tigers to a 3-2 record down the stretch after a 2-6 start, culminating with a dramatic 7-6 win over Cornell in the season finale. Last week, Madalon was elevated to permanent head coach of the Princeton program. (Photo by Robert Goldstein, Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

Matt Madalon is all about moving forward.

After being named the interim head coach of the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team in the wake of Chris Bates being dismissed after a sideline incident in a game against Brown, Madalon focused on righting the ship. more

June 15, 2016

Ivy League Track and Field Championships

RETIREMENT PARTY: Princeton University women’s track head coach Peter Farrell enjoys a special moment with his athletes in early May at the 2016 Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships at Weaver Stadium. It was the last Heps for Farrell, who recently announced his retirement after 39 years as the only head coach in the history of the Princeton University women’s track and cross country programs. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

Peter Farrell doesn’t like to stray too far from his athletes. more

June 8, 2016

Race #7 9:18am Men's MV8 S1

HEAVY HITTERS: Senior star Martin Barakso, third from left, helps the Princeton University men’s varsity 8 power through the water in a heat last weekend at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championship regatta at Mercer Lake. The Tigers went on to finish third in the Grand Final in the event, trailing champion Cal and Yale. Princeton, which took second in the second varsity 8, first in the third varsity 8 to cap an undefeated season, and second in the varsity 4, was second to Cal in the race for the Jim Ten Eyck Memorial Trophy, the team points competition, the best Tiger finish since winning the trophy in 1998. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Martin Barakso entered Princeton University in 2012 as a highly decorated rower. more


LOUISIANA LIGHTNING: Princeton University baseball player Billy Arendt takes a swing in recent action. Last weekend, senior third baseman Arendt starred in a losing cause as Princeton fell 5-3 to host Louisiana-Lafayette and 7-2 to Sam Houston State in the NCAA’s Lafayette Regional. Arendt went 4-for-9 on the weekend with three runs scored and a triple.The Ivy League champion Tigers ended the spring with a 24-21 overall record, a remarkable improvement on the 7-32 mark posted in 2015. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

As the Princeton University baseball team started play in the NCAA tournament at the Louisiana-Lafayette Regional last Friday evening, the Tigers found themselves in a lion’s den. more

June 1, 2016

Princeton women's open crew vs. Duke

WHEELING AND DEALING: Princeton University women’s rowing star Meghan Wheeler powers through the water in a race this spring. Last weekend, senior star and tri-captain Wheeler helped the Princeton women’s open varsity 8 take sixth in the Grand Final at the NCAA Championships in Gold River, Calif. The Tigers finished seventh overall in the team standings as the second varsity 8 took sixth and the varsity four placed seventh. (Photo by Beverly Schaefer, Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

Meghan Wheeler had a bad taste in her mouth last spring as she wrapped up her junior season with the Princeton University women’s open crew. more

#12 starting pitcher game 2

POWER PITCHER: Princeton University junior star Chad Powers fires a pitch in recent action. Powers, who was named the Ivy League Pitcher of the Year this spring, will be looking to come up big this weekend as Princeton competes in the NCAA Regional at Lafayette, La. Powers went 6-3 with a 2.07 ERA this spring to help the Tigers post an overall record of 24-19. Princeton, seeded fourth, will play the host and top-seeded University of Louisiana-Lafayette (41-19), on Friday evening in an opening round contest of the double-elimination regional. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

The next chapter of the amazing turnaround story written by the Princeton University baseball team this spring will take place down in the Bayou.

The Tigers, who went from 7-32 and the Ivy League cellar in 2015 to 24-19 and the league title this spring, have been sent to Lafayette, La. regional of the NCAA tournament. more

May 25, 2016


KEY HIT: Princeton University softball player Keeley Walsh follows through on a swing in recent action. Last Saturday, freshman Walsh slugged a homer to account for Princeton’s only run in a 2-1 loss to Longwood in an elimination game at Harrisonburg (Va.) regional in the NCAA tournament. The loss left the Tigers with a final record of 23-28. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

ESPN has made a commitment to the NCAA softball tournament, providing wall-to-wall coverage of the event, starting by broadcasting hours of regional action in the first weekend of the event. more


ON THE SHORTLIST: Princeton University baseball player Danny Hoy takes a swing in recent action. Senior infielder Hoy, who helped Princeton go from last to first in the Ivy League this spring, was one of five seniors named as a finalist for the William Winston Roper Trophy, given to Princeton’s top senior male athlete. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

With commencement fast approaching, it is awards season for the Princeton University athletes and the finalists for the two top senior sports honors were revealed last week. more

May 19, 2016


GRAND FEELING: Members of the Princeton University women’s open crew varsity 8 celebrate after they won the grand final at the Ivy League Championships last Sunday on Lake Carnegie. The ninth-ranked Tigers upset No. 1 Brown in the final, clocking a time of 6:28.039 over the 2,000-meter course with the Bears taking second in  6:31.588. Princeton is next in action when it competes at the NCAA Championship at Gold River, Calif. from May 27-29. (Photo by Erik Dresser/Row2k.com, Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

Although the Princeton University women’s open crew varsity 8 fell to Brown by nearly three seconds in its season-opening regatta in late March, Lori Dauphiny saw the performance as a sign that her top boat had good speed. more

May 18, 2016

#23 and #10 get high 5's from team mates after scoring

REVERSAL OF FORTUNE: Members of the Princeton University baseball team celebrate a run during the best-of-three Ivy League Championship Series last weekend at Clarke Field. After dropping game one 8-7 on Saturday, the Tigers came back on Sunday and won game two 6-2 before producing a two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning of game three to win the finale 2-1 and its first Ivy crown since 2011. Princeton, now 24-18 after going 7-32 in 2015, will find out its NCAA assignment on May 30. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

It wasn’t easy for pitcher Cameron Mingo to reach the penultimate moment of his college career, toeing the rubber for the Princeton University baseball team last Sunday afternoon to start the decisive game of the Ivy League Championship Series. more

With a two-week hiatus from competition coming into the Eastern Sprints last weekend, the Princeton University men’s heavyweight crew was able to fine-tune some things.

“We had worked on some really great changes over the couple of weeks that we had since the end of the regular season,” said Princeton head coach Greg Hughes.

That work paid dividends as Princeton won the Rowe Cup team points title at the regatta, which took place at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass.

“I look at it as a great step forward for the whole team, everybody had their best race of the season up there and that is ultimately the goal and that led to Rowe Cup,” said Hughes. more


HITTING THE NATIONAL STAGE: Princeton University softball player Marissa Reynolds goes after a pitch in recent action. Junior outfielder Reynolds has hit .271 this spring and started 44 games for the Ivy League champion Tigers. Princeton, now 23-26 overall, will be playing in the NCAA tournament this weekend. The Tigers were sent to the Harrisonburg (Va.) Regional, where they will face host No. 7 James Madison (46-4) on May 20 in the first game of the double-elimination competition with North Carolina (31-23) and Longwood (38-18) the other two teams playing at the site. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

For the Princeton University softball team, its best-of-three Ivy League Championship Series at Harvard earlier this month turned into a Boston Marathon. more

#22 gets a hug from #45 after #22 scored a goal

STICKING TOGETHER: Princeton University women’s lacrosse player Olivia Hompe, left, celebrates a goal with senior teammate Anya Gersoff in a game earlier this season. Last Friday, Hompe tallied two goals and an assist, including a leaping game-tying tally with 0.8 seconds left in regulation, but it wasn’t enough as Princeton fell 13-12 in overtime to the University of Massachusetts in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The defeat left the Tigers with a final record of 11-6. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

It turned into an unfortunate case of deja vu for the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team as it battled the University of Massachusetts in the first round of the NCAA tournament last Friday. more

May 11, 2016


PRO POTENTIAL: Princeton University football star and team captain Seth DeValve enjoys a light moment during the program’s annual media day last September. Despite battling injury, DeValve went on to make 33 receptions for 337 yards and a touchdown in his final college campaign in 2015. In late April, DeValve was selected with the 138th pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Seth DeValve knows what it’s like to help revitalize a football program.

At Manchester (Conn.) High, DeValve starred at quarterback and safety as he helped a new coaching staff transform the program into a winner after years of mediocrity. more


LYNCH-PIN: Princeton University women’s lacrosse player Maddy Lynch holds the fort in a game this season. Last Friday, senior defender Lynch and the Tigers fought valiantly in falling 10-9 to Cornell in overtime in the Ivy League semifinals. That loss didn’t end the Tigers’ season as they learned on Sunday that they had earned an at-large bid to the upcoming NCAA tournament. Princeton, now 11-5, will face Massachusetts (18-1) in a first round game on May 13 in Ithaca, N.Y. The winner of that game will advance to the second round on Sunday against the winner of the first round clash between host Cornell and Canisius. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Reflecting the increased parity nationwide, Ivy League women’s lacrosse has featured one dogfight after another this spring. more

May 4, 2016


CATCHING ON: Princeton University baseball player Andrew Christie takes a swing in action this spring. After getting just eight at-bats in his first three college seasons, senior catcher Christie emerged as a dependable performer for the Tigers this spring as they have won the Gehrig Division title, delivering some clutch hits and providing good work behind the plate. Last Saturday, Christie contributed an RBI double as Princeton defeated Cornell 7-2 in the nightcap to earn a split and the right to host the upcoming best-of-three Ivy League Championship Series. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

In his book, Resilience, former Navy SEAL and Rhodes Scholar Eric Greitens provides some common sense advice for overcoming obstacles in life. more