May 4, 2016

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WELL DONE: Princeton University softball head coach Lisa Van Ackeren, left, congratulates pitcher Claire Klausner, right, as catcher Skye Jerpbak looks on in a game this spring. Last weekend, Van Ackeren guided the Tigers to a four-game sweep of Cornell as Princeton clinched its first Ivy South title in her four-year tenure at the helm and the program’s first since 2008. The Tigers, now 21-25 overall and 14-6 Ivy, will play at either Harvard or Dartmouth, who are still battling for the Ivy North crown, this weekend in the best-of-three Ivy League Championship Series. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

After coming in second in the Ivy League South Division the last three seasons, the Princeton University softball team wasn’t leaving anything to chance as it took a two-game lead into its four-game series with Cornell in the final weekend of regular season play. more

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LAST STAND: Princeton University men’s lacrosse goalie Matt O’Connor guards the cage. Last Saturday against visiting Cornell in the season finale,  senior O’Connor came off the bench after halftime and starred, making 11 saves in the second half as Princeton prevailed 7-6. The win gave the Tigers a final record of 5-8 overall and 2-4 Ivy. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Matt O’Connor made some history in the first game of his career with the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team in 2013, becoming just the third freshman goalie to start the opener in the last 25 years. more

May 2, 2016

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SHINING LIGHTS: The Princeton University men’s lightweight -varsity 8 crew displays its form in a race earlier this spring. Last weekend, the second-ranked Tigers defeated Penn and Georgetown to win the Wood-Hammond Cup, improving to 7-1. On April 30, Princeton will host No. 1 Yale and fifth-ranked Harvard on Lake Carnegie in the annual HYP regatta. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton Crew)

Starting April with its first clash against a top-five boat, the Princeton University men’s lightweight varsity eight came up short, falling to third-ranked Columbia. more

April 27, 2016

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ABOVE WATER: Princeton University women’s water polo player Haley Wan, right, pressures a foe in a game earlier this season. Sophomore Wan has starred this season for the No. 15 Tigers, scoring a team-high 50 goals. Princeton, now 17-6, plays in the CWPA Collegiate Water Polo Association) Championships this weekend at Cambridge, Mass. where it will face host Harvard in the quarterfinals on April 29. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

It has been a youth movement by necessity this season for the Princeton University women’s water polo team. more

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LETTING IT FLY: Princeton University women’s lacrosse player Kathryn Hallett sends the ball up the field in a game earlier this spring. Last Saturday, freshman midfielder Hallett chipped in two goals and an assist as Princeton defeated Columbia 14-9 to bounce back from a 12-7 loss to Penn three days earlier. The No. 12 Tigers, now 10-4 overall and 5-1 Ivy League, are locked in a three-way tie atop the league with No. 10 Penn (11-3 overall, 5-1 Ivy) and No. 16 Cornell (11-3 overall, 5-1 Ivy). The Tigers end regular season play with a game at Brown (6-8 overall, 1-5 Ivy) on April 30. Princeton has already clinched a spot in the upcoming Ivy postseason tournament and will host the competition if it beats the Bears and Cornell defeats Penn in their clash this Saturday. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Hosting No. 15 Penn in a critical Ivy League clash last Wednesday evening, the 11th-ranked Princeton University women’s lacrosse team dug an early hole. more

April 20, 2016

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SPECIAL K: Princeton University softball player Kayla Bose heads to first base in recent action. Last Saturday, senior star and co-captain Bose got a pinch-hit walk-off single to give Princeton a 7-6 win over Penn in Game 1 in the first game of a pair of doubleheaders between the rivals. The Tigers went on to take three of four games over the weekend to solidify their hold on first place in the Ivy League’s South Division. Princeton is now 14-22 overall and 7-5 Ivy, holding a three-game lead over Columbia (11-26 overall, 4-8 Ivy) in the division with eight league games remaining. The Tigers have a doubleheader at Lehigh on April 20 and then head to New York City for twinbills at Columbia on April 23 and 24. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Having not won its season series against Penn since 2008, the Princeton University softball team was looking to make a statement in Ivy League South Division play as it hosted the Quakers last weekend for a pair of doubleheaders. more

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BANNER DAY: Princeton University women’s lacrosse player Liz Bannantine guards the crease area in a game last season. Senior co-captain and star defender Bannantine helped No. 11 Princeton rally to a 8-7 win over No. 20 Cornell last Saturday in battle of teams that brought undefeated Ivy League records into the day. The Tigers, now 9-3 overall and 4-0 Ivy, host No. 14 Penn (9-3 overall, 3-1 Ivy) on April 20 before playing at Columbia (6-7 overall, 1-4 Ivy) on April 23. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Everything came up roses for Liz Bannantine as the 11th-ranked Princeton University women’s lacrosse team hosted No. 20 Cornell last Saturday in a clash of teams that were undefeated in Ivy League play coming into the day. more

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IN RHYTHM: Princeton University men’s lacrosse player Gavin McBride races upfield in recent action. Last Saturday, junior McBride had three goals and an assist to help Princeton overcome a 3-0 halftime deficit on the way to a 7-3 win over visiting Dartmouth. The Tigers, now 4-7 overall and 1-3 Ivy League, play at Harvard (6-6 overall, 2-2 Ivy) on April 23. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Even though the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team trailed Dartmouth 3-0 at halftime last Saturday, Gavin McBride sensed that the Tigers just needed to loosen up a little bit to get in synch. more

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HIT PARADE: Princeton University baseball player Billy Arendt takes a swing in a game earlier this season. Last weekend, senior infielder Arendt starred as Princeton took three of four games from Penn in a critical Ivy League Gehrig Division series. Arendt went 4-for-4 with three runs, four RBIs and two homers on the day in a 7-2  and 3-1 sweep on Saturday. A day later, he went 3-for-6 overall with a run and an RBI as the Tigers won 5-1 before losing the nightcap 5-2.  Arendt was later named the Ivy Co-Player of the Week along with Cornell’s Cole Rutherford for his performance against Penn. Princeton, now 17-14 overall and 9-3 Ivy, leads Cornell (12-14 overall, 5-5 Ivy) and Penn (14-18 overall, 6-6 Ivy) in the Gehrig Division standings. The Tigers play at Rider on April 20 before heading up to New York City for doubleheaders at Columbia (10-21 overall, 4-8 Ivy) on April 23 and 24. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Entering the homestretch of his career with the Princeton University baseball team, Billy Arendt was looking to shine as the Tigers hosted Penn for a four-game set starting last Saturday. more

April 17, 2016

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MAKING STRIDES: Princeton University women’s lacrosse player Ellie McNulty races upfield in recent action. Last Saturday, sophomore midfielder McNulty tallied a career-high four goals to help No. 11 Princeton defeat Yale 16-5. The Tigers, now 8-2 overall and 3-0 Ivy League, host No. 1 and defending national champion Maryland (12-0 overall) on April 13 and No. 20 Cornell (9-1 overall, 4-0 Ivy) on April 16. (Photo by Beverly Schaefer, Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

Ellie McNulty got derailed early in her freshman year as she started her career with the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team. more

April 13, 2016

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STICKING TOGETHER: Princeton University men’s lacrosse player Ryan Ambler prepares to unload the ball in a game earlier this season. Last Saturday, senior attackman and captain Ambler tallied a goal and two assists as Princeton fell 13-10 to Stony Brook. It was the Tigers’ first game under interim head coach Matt Madalon, who took the helm of the program when head coach Chris Bates was dismissed last week in the wake of a sideline incident during Princeton’s 19-8 loss to Brown on April 2. The Tigers, who moved to 2-7 overall with the defeat to Stony Book, will resume Ivy League play when they host Dartmouth on April 16. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

It was uncharted territory last week as turmoil engulfed the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team. more

Facing the defending national champion Ohio State and reigning Ivy League champ Brown in its opening regatta this spring, the Princeton University women’s open crew didn’t waste any time seeing where it stood among the elite boats in the country.

“Each year is a new year so we were really excited to test our speed early on,” said Princeton head coach Lori Dauphiny of the March 26 competition.

“I don’t know if I would have chosen to race those crews first but at the same time it was a very good test to see where our speed was early in the season and then how to capitalize on that in the future.”

While the top varsity 8 finished third, it more than held its own as Brown took first in 6:35.4 over the 2,000-meter course while Ohio State was second in 6:38.0 and Princeton was a close third in 6:38.3.

“I would say that it was a respectable race and that the crews that we raced against were fast,” said Dauphiny. more

April 6, 2016

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SIDELINED: Princeton University men’s lacrosse head coach Chris Bates surveys the action in a game last season. Last Saturday, the Tigers fell 19-8 at No. 3 Brown to drop to 2-6 overall and 0-3 Ivy League. In the wake of the defeat, Bates was placed on administrative leave following an incident with an opposing player during the third quarter of the contest. Offensive coordinator Matt Madalon will take the helm for the Tigers, who host No. 8 Stony Brook (8-2) on April 9. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

After falling behind 5-0 at undefeated and third-ranked Brown last Saturday, it looked like the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team had no answers for the high-powered Bears. more

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DRAMA KINGS: Princeton University baseball players celebrate after they edged Dartmouth 2-1 in the opening game of a doubleheader on a walk-off double by senior Billy Arendt last Saturday in its Ivy League opener. The Tigers won the nightcap 9-8 on a walk-off single by Joseph Flynn in the 10th inning, overcoming an 8-6 deficit. On Sunday, Princeton kept rolling, sweeping Harvard, 4-1 and 14-5, as junior outfielder Nick Hernandez had six RBIs on the day. The Tigers, now 11-10 overall and 4-0 Ivy, will look to extend their five-game winning streak when they host Monmouth on April 6 and then resume Ivy play with doubleheaders at Yale on April 9 and at Brown on April 10. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

On one hand, Nick Hernandez would like to forget his sophomore season with the Princeton University baseball team. more

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READY FOR BATTLE: The Princeton University men’s heavyweight first varsity 8 shows its form. Last Saturday, the top boat defeated Navy by more than nine seconds to retain the Navy-Princeton Rowing Cup. The 4th-ranked Tigers clocked a time of 5:28.6 over the 2,000-meter course on the Severn River in Annapolis, Md. with the No. 10 Midshipmen coming in at 5:37.7. Princeton will face Columbia and Penn in Teaneck. N.J. on April 9 in the race for the Childs Cup. (Photo by Beverly Schaefer, Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

Ending last season by competing overseas at the Royal Henley Regatta in England in July gave the Princeton University men’s heavyweight rowers a head start on the 2016 campaign. more

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