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Vol. LXII, No. 43
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
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THEIR NUMBER’S UP: Legendary Princeton University football player Dick Kazmaier, right, and Tiger basketball great Bill Bradley will be back in town this Friday for a special ceremony in which their shared No. 42 will be permanently retired by the school. Pulitzer Prize-winning author John McPhee ’53 will introduce both honorees in the public portion of the event at Jadwin Gym.

Princeton Athletics to Retire No. 42 Forever, but Exploits of Kazmaier, Bradley Will Live On

Bill Alden

Dick Kazmaier has 42 in his e-mail address and it is part of his cell phone number.

Some 57 years ago, Kazmaier made the No. 42 an icon in Princeton University athletic history as he culminated the greatest football career in program history.

The quintessential tailback in the single wing, Kazmaier ran and passed Princeton to its second straight undefeated season and the No. 6 ranking in the final national poll.


PU Women’s Hockey Opening With UConn, Will Rely on Defense as Offense Develops

Bill Alden

When the Princeton University women’s ice hockey team opens its 2008-09 season this Friday by hosting Connecticut, fans at Baker Rink can be excused if it seems like they are looking at teams that are a mirror image of each other.

“They are similar to us,” said Princeton head coach Jeff Kampersal in assessing the matchup with 4-2-2 UConn, who the Tigers will host on October 24 and 25.

“They play good defense, they have a really good goalie. They struggled to score against us last year, we had 0-0 and 1-1 ties. It will be a gritty 60 minutes; there will be mistakes and the team that makes the fewest should win.”

Youth Is Not Served for PHS Girls’ Tennis as Little Tigers Lose in States, Fall to WW/P-S

Bill Alden

The Princeton High girls’ tennis team brought an 11-0 record into its Central Jersey Group III sectional semifinal showdown against visiting Holmdel.

But PHS head coach Sarah Heyman knew that her second-seeded squad faced a major challenge in thrice-beaten and No. 3 Holmdel.

“I knew they would be tough,” said Heyman. “I look at the state rankings and they are up to No. 7. They have five seniors; they have been there before. They have played some tough teams this year. We only had two people who had been in a state tournament before this year.”

With Schulte Standing Tall in Midfield, Stuart Field Hockey Primed for Postseason

Bill Alden

With the Stuart Country Day field hockey coming into the season needing to build a defense decimated by graduation, Sarah Schulte was happy to move to the back line.

The tall and athletic junior played well in the early going at center half, shoring up the defense as it found its way.

But when the Stuart offense sputtered in late September, Schulte was moved up to a wing position to utilize her ball skills and savvy.

Hun Field Hockey Showing Aggressiveness, Riding Surge Into Prep, County Tournaments

Bill Alden

It didn’t seem like anything special when the Hun School field hockey team earned a 1-1 tie at Blair two Saturdays ago.

After all, the tie left Hun with a pedestrian 4-6-2 record as the Raiders continued to exhibit their habit of not cashing in on their chances.

But Hun head coach Kathy Quirk noticed something different about her team that day.

“We really started shooting a lot of shots in that game,” recalled Quirk, whose team’s goal against Blair was scored by senior star Addie Godfrey. “The girls saw they could shoot and be aggressive.

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