June 7, 2017

 

NICK OF TIME: Princeton University men’s heavyweight rower Nick Mead, center, pulls hard in recent action for the varsity 8. Last Sunday, senior captain Mead ended his Princeton career by helping the varsity 8 place fourth in the grand final at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championship regatta in Sacramento, Calif. Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications

Nick Mead gave up lacrosse to start rowing as a freshman at the Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pa.

Initially, Mead wasn’t sure if he had made the right decision. “I didn’t like it the first couple of months but I think that is pretty typical of rowing when you are first starting” said Mead.

“It is not very much fun. You are learning all the new things, you are getting blisters on your hands, and you are not going very fast.”

But with his father having rowed at Princeton and his mother and brother having rowed at Penn, Mead was destined to excel as an oarsman. He became a star at Episcopal, helping its 4+ win the 2013 Scholastic Rowing Association of America title. Mead also competed with the men’s US 8+ at the 2013 Junior World Championships in Trakai, Lithuania. more

May 31, 2017

DIGGING DEEP: The Princeton University women’s open varsity 8 gives its all as it took third place in the B final at the NCAA Championships last Sunday on Mercer Lake. The boat, which went undefeated in regular season action and won the Ivy League regatta, thereby finished ninth overall nationally. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Georgie Howe came a long way to join the Princeton University women’s open rowing program. more

Battling through some nasty weather conditions, the Princeton University men’s heavyweight rowing program  enjoyed a big day at the Eastern Sprints earlier this month.

Undeterred by the wind and rain whipping through the course at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. during the May 14 regatta, Princeton made the medal stand in four races, winning the second varsity 8 and taking third in the first varsity 8, third varsity 8, and the fourth varsity 8.

Princeton head coach Greg Hughes credited his rowers with showing character and skill in achieving that medal haul. more

GRAND ACHIEVEMENT: The Princeton University open varsity 4 powers its way to a sixth place finish in the grand final at the NCAA Championships last Sunday on Mercer Lake. The boat was only the sixth V4 in open program history to reach the NCAA grand final. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Emily Erdos and the Princeton University women’s open varsity 4 didn’t have a smooth ride in their road to the NCAA championships. more

May 24, 2017

LION HEARTED: Princeton University women’s lacrosse player Ellie McNulty heads to goal in recent action. Last Sunday, junior midfielder McNulty contributed two goals in a losing cause as fifth-seeded Princeton fell 14-12 at fourth-seeded Penn State in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals. The defeat to the Nittany Lions left the Tigers with a final record of 15-4. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

When the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team hosted Penn State in late March, it found itself trailing 5-0 with 26:45 left in the first half. more

STANDING TALL: Princeton University softball player Keeley Walsh throws the ball in recent action. Last Saturday, Walsh delivered a two-run single in a losing cause as Princeton fell 10-2 to Jacksonville State in an elimination game at the Tallahassee, Fla. regional of the NCAA tournament. The defeat left the Tigers with a final record of 25-20. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

As it competed in the Tallahassee, Fla. regional of the NCAA tournament last weekend, the Princeton University softball team was looking to make a statement. more

May 22, 2017

SPOILS OF VICTORY: Members of the Princeton University women’s open varsity 8 show off the medals and trophies they earned after winning the grand final at the Ivy League championship regatta on Cooper River in Pennsauken, N.J. last Sunday. It was the second straight Ivy crown for the top open boat and the third in the last four years. Princeton is next in action when it competes at the NCAA championship regatta from May 26-28 on Mercer Lake in West Windsor. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

Even though the Princeton University women’s open varsity 8 went 11-0 in regular season competition, Lori Dauphiny knew nothing was guaranteed as her top boat competed in the Ivy League championship regatta last weekend. more

May 17, 2017

FOR THE RECORD: Princeton University men’s lacrosse player Gavin McBride looks to unload the ball in a game earlier this spring. The senior star attackman ended his career with a bang, tallying a program-record 54 goals this spring, breaking the record of 53 set by Jesse Hubbard 21 years ago. He also had 17 assists, making him the fifth player in program history to reach 70 points in a season. The Tigers ended the spring with a 9-6 record. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Over the course of the spring, the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team produced a number of impressive wins.

In early March, Princeton routed perennial power Johns Hopkins 18-7. Later in the month, the Tigers earned two key Ivy League triumphs, topping Penn 17-8 and Brown 21-11, avenging double-digit defeats from a year earlier. more

BY GEORGE: Princeton University women’s lacrosse player Elizabeth George sprints upfield last Sunday as Princeton hosted Cornell in an NCAA second round contest. Sophomore George scored four goals, including the final two tallies of the contest, as fifth-seeded Princeton prevailed 11-9 over the Big Red. The Tigers, now 15-3, play at fourth-seeded Penn State (16-3) in the NCAA quarterfinals on May 21. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Storm clouds were gathering in the sky and on the field for the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team as it hosted Cornell in an NCAA second round contest last Sunday afternoon. more

May 16, 2017

DOING GREAT: Princeton University women’s lacrosse player Anna Doherty heads upfield in a game this spring. Last weekend, senior midfielder and tri-captain Doherty helped Princeton win the Ivy League tournament. Doherty scored four goals in a 17-8 win over Penn in the semis on Friday and then contributed two goals to help the Tigers defeat Cornell 12-9 in the championship game. Princeton, now 14-3 overall, is seeded fifth in the NCAA tournament and will host a second round contest on May 14 between the winner of the Cornell/Notre Dame first round game. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Over the course of the spring, a recurring theme for the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team has been an emphasis on getting off to a quick start. more

May 11, 2017

PULLING TOGETHER: The Princeton University men’s lightweight varsity 8 churns through the water in a race earlier this spring. After ending the regular season by taking a close third behind Harvard and Yale in the annual H-Y-P regatta, the Tigers will be looking to make up the gap as they compete in the Eastern Sprints on May 14 in Worcester, Mass. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

Over the last half of April, the Princeton University men’s lightweight varsity 8 crew found itself under the gun every week. more

May 10, 2017

ENCORE PERFORMANCE: Princeton University softball pitcher Claire Klausner delivers a pitch against Harvard in the Ivy League Championship Series (ILCS) last Saturday. Senior Klausner pitched a six-hit shutout as Princeton prevailed 1-0 in the opener. The Tigers won the nightcap 13-4 to sweep the best-of-three series and earn their second straight Ivy League crown. Princeton, now 25-18, will learn its NCAA assignment on May 14. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Claire Klausner is affectionately called the “ice woman” by her teammates on the Princeton University softball team and she has come to embrace that nickname. more

May 4, 2017

END OF AN ERA: Princeton University women’s water polo goalie Ashleigh Johnson stymies a foe in a game this season. Last weekend, senior star and Olympic gold medalist Johnson ended her stellar Tiger career by starring in the CWPA (Collegiate Water Polo Association) Championship. She made 35 saves in three games, helping ninth-ranked Princeton advance to the title game, where it fell 5-4 to seventh-ranked Michigan. The Tigers ended the season with a 24-4 record. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Taking advantage of a two-week hiatus from competition between the end of the regular season and the CWPA (Collegiate Water Polo Association) Championship, the Princeton University women’s water polo team got to recharge its batteries. more

May 3, 2017

HIGHER LEAVELL: Princeton University women’s lacrosse player Amanda Leavell heads upfield in a game earlier this season. Last Saturday, senior defender Leavell chipped in an assist, two caused turnovers, and three ground balls to help Princeton defeat Columbia 18-11. The win improved Princeton to 12-3 overall and 6-1 Ivy League. The ninth-ranked Tigers earned their fourth straight Ivy regular season crown as they tied for first with Penn and Cornell. Princeton will now compete in the Ivy postseason tournament where they will face No. 7 Penn in a semifinal contest on May 5 with the winner advancing to the title game on May 7 to play for the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA tourney. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Amanda Leavell is a defensive stalwart for the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team but she went on the attack against Columbia last Saturday in her last regular season home appearance. more

April 26, 2017

Bear Goldstein hails from the heart of Texas but he has deep ties to Princeton University.

Goldstein’s mother went to Princeton in the 1980s and competed for the track team and his grandfather played football for the Tigers and was a member of the Class of 1951.

So when the Dallas native was considering where to attend college and continue his lacrosse career, coming north to Princeton was a no-brainer.

“I never had a choice of where to go, not that I would have wanted one,” said the 6’0, 180-pound Goldstein, who starred at lacrosse and football at the St. Mark’s School of Texas. more

Members of the Princeton University women’s golf team celebrate after winning the Ivy League championship tournament last weekend at the Orange Tree Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The Tigers produced a dominant performance in earning their first Ivy crown since 2005, firing a cumulative total of 891 (+27) in the three-round event, 31 strokes in front of second-place Harvard. Sophomore Amber Wang led four Tigers in the top seven to win medalist honors at +2, carding a 1-under 71 Sunday to finish three strokes in front of freshman teammate Allison Chang Wang who is the first Tiger to win the individual title since Kelly Shon ’14 in 2013. With the win, Princeton gains the Ivy League’s automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals, which will be held May 8-10 at four locations. (Photo Courtesy of the Ivy League)

April 19, 2017

OPEN THROTTLE: Members of the Princeton University women’s open crew varsity 8 power through the water in a race earlier this season. Last Saturday, Princeton’s top boat edged Yale to win the Eisenberg Cup. The sixth-ranked Tigers, now 7-0, row at Dartmouth on April 22. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

It didn’t take long for the Princeton University women’s open crew varsity 8 to make a statement this spring.

Opening the season by hosting nemesis Brown and Michigan State in late March, the Tigers posted an impressive victory covering the 2,000-meter course on Lake Carnegie in 6:28.5 with the Bears taking second in 6:30.9 and the Spartans coming in third at 6:31.5.  more

GREEN WAVE: Princeton University men’s lacrosse player Charlie Durbin unloads the ball in a game earlier this season. last Saturday, sophomore midfielder Durbin scored two goals to help Princeton rally to a 16-6 win at Dartmouth. The Tigers trailed the Big Green 5-3 at halftime before going on an 8-1 run in the third quarter to take control of the game. The 17th-ranked Tigers, now 8-4 overall and 3-1 Ivy League, host Harvard (5-6 overall, 1-3 Ivy League) on April 22 in their final regular season home game. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

After falling 15-10 to Lehigh to start the week, the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team had cause for concern as it trailed Dartmouth 5-3 at halftime last Saturday. more

April 12, 2017

MAGIC WAN: Princeton University women’s water polo player Haley Wan prepares to unload the ball in recent action. Junior star Wan has scored a team-high and career-best 59 goals this season for No. 10 Princeton. The Tigers, now 21-3 overall, wrap up regular season play by hosting George Washington on April 14.  (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

On paper, it appears that the the Princeton University women’s water polo team is experiencing a dominant season. more

CREASE CONTROL: Princeton University women’s lacrosse goalie Ellie DeGarmo controls the ball in recent action. Last Saturday, senior star DeGarmo made nine saves as seventh-ranked Princeton defeated Harvard 20-5. She was later named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week. The Tigers, now 9-1 overall and 3-0 Ivy, play at No. 1 Maryland (13-0) on April 12 and at Yale (7-6 overall, 1-3 Ivy) on April 15. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Ellie DeGarmo earned a slew of honors last spring in her junior year with the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team. more

CHILDS’ PLAY: The Princeton University men’s heavyweight varsity 8 churns through the water in recent action. Last Saturday, Princeton’s top boat defeated Penn and Columbia to earn the Childs Cup. The Tigers now have 50 wins in the competition for the oldest active trophy in collegiate rowing, while Penn has 44 and Columbia has 12.  Princeton, now 4-0, hosts Harvard and MIT on April 15 in the race for the Compton Cup. (Photo provided courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

Although the Princeton University men’s heavyweight varsity 8 lost four rowers to graduation from a boat that took third at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championship regatta last spring, Greg Hughes was confident he had a foundation in place that would lead to continued success. more

April 5, 2017

OPENING STATEMENT: Princeton University softball player Marissa Reynolds takes a big cut in action last weekend. Senior star Reynolds helped the Tigers start their Ivy League campaign with a bang, as Princeton swept a doubleheader from Brown on Saturday, winning 4-3 and 10-0, and then took two from Yale a day later, prevailing 9-1 and 2-0. The Tigers, now 11-11 overall and 4-0 Ivy, have doubleheaders at Harvard on April 7 and at Dartmouth on April 8. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Hosting Brown in the opening doubleheader of its Ivy League campaign, the Princeton University softball team didn’t waste any time showing it means business in the pursuit of a second straight league crown.  more

ZACH OF ALL TRADES: Princeton University men’s lacrosse player Zach Currier races upfield in recent action. Last Saturday, senior star Currier contributed one goal, five assists, and scooped up 11 ground balls as Princeton defeated Brown 21-11. Currier passed the 100-point mark in his Tiger career in the process. No. 15 Princeton, now 6-3 overall and 2-1 Ivy League, plays at Stony Brook on April 8 and at Lehigh on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Over his career, Zach Currier has prided himself on doing whatever Princeton University men’s lacrosse team has needed him to do in order to have the best chance of winning. more

COMING THROUGH: Princeton University baseball player Nick Hernandez follows through on a swing as the Tigers hosted Brown in a doubleheader last Sunday to start their Ivy League campaign. Senior outfielder Hernandez starred as Princeton swept the Bears 4-3 and 11-5. He went 2-for-4 with a run in the opener and then exploded for a 3-for-4 effort in the nightcap with five RBIs, slamming a two-run homer and a three-run homer. A day later, the Tigers were on the short end of a sweep as they fell 8-0 and 3-1 to Yale. Princeton, now 6-16 overall and 2-2 Ivy, plays at Monmouth on April 5 and then resumes Ivy play with doubleheaders at Dartmouth on April 8 and at Harvard on April 9. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Last spring, the Princeton University baseball team displayed a flair for drama as it won the Ivy League title. more

HOMPE DAY: Princeton University women’s lacrosse player Olivia Hompe, No. 22, celebrates after a goal in recent action. Last Wednesday, senior star Hompe tallied nine points on seven goals and two assists as seventh-ranked Princeton defeated No. 11 Syracuse 16-11. On Sunday, she had five goals and three assists to help the Tigers rout Delaware 16-4. Hompe’s eight-point game moved her from fourth on the Princeton all-time scoring list to second, as she surpassed Lisa Rebane ’96, Lindsey Biles ’05 and Erin McMunn ’15 and now has 225 points. Princeton, now 8-1, hosts Harvard on April 8. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Olivia Hompe brought a special sense of urgency to the field as the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team hosted Syracuse last Wednesday evening. more