May 17, 2023


Princeton University women’s water polo player Kayla Yelensky unloads the ball in recent action. Last Friday, sophomore Yelensky tallied two fourth quarter goals to help No. 10 Princeton edge No. 3 California 11-9 in the NCAA quarterfinals at the Douglass M. Eberhardt Aquatics Center in Stockton, Calif. It marked the first time the Tigers advanced to the NCAA semis in program history and they became the first non-West Coast team to get to the Final Four since 2016. The Tigers went on to fall 18-8 to Southern Cal in the semis on Saturday to end the season with a final record of 30-4. It was just third time in the program that the Tigers recorded at least 30 victories (2014, 2015). (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)