August 24, 2016

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TOUR OF ITALY: Princeton University men’s basketball player Hans Brase, right, works on his inside moves in a practice session. This week rising senior Brase and his teammates are currently on an 11-day journey through Italy starting in Rome and traveling through Florence, Bologna, Venice, and Como before heading home on August 31. Along the way, the Tigers will face three Italian professional teams, including two from Serie A2 and one from Serie B. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Hans Brase has extensive experience playing in Europe due to his time with Germany’s national basketball program. more

August 17, 2016

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SILVER LINING: Gevvie Stone powers to the finish line in a single sculls race this season. Stone, a former Princeton University star who took seventh in the women’s single sculls in the 2012 Summer Olympics, made it to the podium in the 2016 Rio Summer games, taking second in the single sculls final last Saturday to earn a silver medal. Stone, 31, became the 20th Princeton rower to win an Olympic medal, and the second to win one in the women’s single sculls; Anne Marden ’81 also won a silver medal for Team USA in the 1988 Olympics. (Photo provided by USRowing)

When Gevvie Stone decided to resume her rowing career after initially retiring in the wake of taking seventh in the women’s single sculls at the 2012 London Summer Games, the former Princeton University standout sensed that she had untapped potential that could result in an Olympic medal.

Juggling her studies at Tufts University medical school, where she earned  her MD in 2014, with her training on the Charles River in Boston, Stone’s intuition proved correct.

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ALL WORLD: Michael Sowers controls the ball in action for the U.S. team at the FIL (Federation of International Lacrosse) 2016 U-19 Men’s World Championships in British Columbia last month. Incoming Princeton University freshman Sowers starred for the U.S. scoring 22 points on 11 goals and 11 assists as the American squad edged Canada 13-12 in the finals to win the championship. Sowers was one of three attackmen named to the All-World team at the conclusion of the competition.

When Michael Sowers took the field last summer in the opening tryout for the U.S. team that was being picked to go to the 2016 U19 World Lacrosse Championships, he didn’t have great expectations.

“My goal going in was to get to the first camp and just show well,” said Sowers, an incoming Princeton University freshman attackman who enjoyed a record-setting career at Upper Dublin High in Fort Washington, Pa. where he became one of the all-time leading scorers in the history of U.S. high school lacrosse.

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: Princeton University men’s lacrosse star Austin Sims, right, and incoming Tiger freshman player Michael Sowers celebrate after helping the U.S. edge Canada 13-12 to win the championship at the FIL (Federation of International Lacrosse) 2016 U-19 Men’s World Championships in British Columbia last month. Rising junior midfielder Sims, who served as a co-captain of the U.S. squad, finished with a goal and four assists in the competition.

For Austin Sims, playing on the U.S. squad for the 2016 U-19 Men’s World Lacrosse Championships is something that has been on his to-do list for years.

“In 2012 I was on a visit at the University of Virginia and I was checking the updates on Twitter and saw that they won,” said Sims, a rising junior midfielder for the Princeton University men’s lax team.

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August 10, 2016

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MEDAL CHASE: Donn Cabral clears a hurdle in the steeplechase at a recent meet. Former Princeton University track star Cabral ’12 will be competing for the U.S. in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase in the 2016 Summer Games. His first round race in Rio is scheduled for August 15 with final slated for August 17. This is Cabral’s second trip to the Olympics as he placed eighth in the steeplechase at the 2012 London Summer Games. (Photo Courtesy of USA Track)

Donn Cabral is methodical when it comes to preparing for competition.

As a senior at Princeton University in 2012, the distance running star was known for training like a metronome on the track, flying through one repeat after another. He also slept in an oxygen tent to help replicate the advantages of being at a higher altitude. more

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DUELING IN RIO: Princeton University fencing star Katharine Holmes ’17 takes a break from a workout in the Tiger fencing room at Jadwin Gym. Holmes is competing in the epee for the U.S. at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Last Saturday, she fell 5-4 in overtime to Erika Kurpu of Estonia in the Round of 32 in the individual epee competition. Holmes has another shot at Olympic glory as she will be competing in the team epee finals on August 11 along with the Hurley sisters, Courtney and Kelley, both former Notre Dame standouts. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

As Katharine Holmes looked ahead to making her Olympic debut in the women’s epee last week at the Rio Summer Games, she was bringing a peace of mind into the competition rather than nerves. more

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SHINING LIGHT: Robin Prendes competes for the U.S. lightweight men’s four in recent action. Former Princeton University standout Prendes ’11 and another former Tiger, Tyler Nase ’13, helped the U.S. take fourth in the semifinals of its competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics on August 9. Prendes and Nase will compete in the B final on August 11. A victory in that final would give the U.S. lightweight four boat its best Olympic finish since 2000; with Prendes aboard, the boat took eighth overall at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Photo Courtesy of USRowing)

As the competition heated up on the first full day of action at the 2016 Summer Olympics last Saturday, Princeton University athletes rose to the occasion.  more

August 7, 2016

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HEADING BACK: Former Princeton University field hockey star Julia Reinprecht chases down a ball in action for the U.S. national team. Standout defender Reinprecht, a 2014 Princeton grad, has overcome a serious head injury suffered in her final college game to make the U.S. squad for the upcoming 2016 Rio Summer Games. It is Reinprecht’s second trip to the Olympics as she played in the 2012 London Summer Games. Reinprecht’s older sister, Katie, a star midfielder and fellow Princeton standout, will be joining her on the U.S. squad along with another former Tiger, Kat Sharkey. (Photo by Mark Palczewski, Courtesy of USA Field Hockey)

Julia Reinprecht’s heady play and stick skills have made her one of the top defenders in U.S. field hockey. more

August 3, 2016

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COOL KAT: Star forward Kat Sharkey controls the ball in action for the U.S. national women’s field hockey team. Sharkey, a 2013 Princeton University grad who was one of the last players cut from the U.S. squad that went to the 2012 London Summer Games, will be making her Olympic debut this week in Rio de Janeiro. She will be joined on the U. S. team in Rio by former Princeton teammates Julia Reinprecht and Katie Reinprecht. (Photo by Mark Palczewski, Courtesy of USA Field Hockey)

Kat Sharkey took a hiatus from the Princeton University field hockey team in 2011-12 to train with the U.S. national program in hopes of playing in the London Summer Games. more

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ATTACK MODE: Katie Reinprecht prepares to send the ball down the field in action for the U.S. national field hockey team. Star midfielder Reinprecht, a 2013 Princeton grad, is headed back to her second Olympics as she will be competing for the U.S. in the upcoming Rio Summer Games. Reinprecht’s younger sister, Julia, a star defender and fellow Princeton standout, will be joining her on the U.S. squad along with another former Tiger, Kat Sharkey. (Photo by Mark Palczewski, Courtesy of USA Field Hockey)

While Katie Reinprecht was thrilled to compete for the U.S. field hockey team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, she wasn’t happy with how the games went. more

July 27, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

July 6, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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