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As the 2017–2018 school year comes to a close, we look back at some of the best moments in Princeton sports this past season. From thrilling overtime victories to personal milestones to NCAA tournament runs, this list highlights the 10 moments that defined Princeton sports this past year.
With the NCAA women’s tennis bracket released, the Tigers (19–3 overall, 7–0 Ivy) are set to take on No. 19 seed Illinois (21–5) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Lubbock, Texas. With the Tigers currently ranked No. 47 in the ITA and No. 24 in the USTA, they will be heading into a match as an underdog for the first time since March, when they took on then-ITA No. 46 William and Mary (17–9). The Tigers lost that match, and hope to reverse their fortunes against Illinois.
For the ninth time in school history, the Princeton Tigers have clinched the men’s track triple crown.
Phenomenal performances by men’s track and field and women’s lacrosse were tempered by anti-climactic ends to the baseball and softball seasons.
More than forty years ago, Princeton Associate Athletic Director Sam Howell ’50 floated the idea of forming a new club sport to baseball coach Eddie Donovan. Just a few months later, the Princeton women’s golf team became a reality. After several decades, the team has grown into one of the premier teams in the Ivy League and a force to be reckoned with at tournaments throughout the Northeast. Their triumphs include back-to-back Ivy League titles this year and last.
“I’ve always wanted to play this game for as long as I can,” Leslie Robinson ’18 said. “I love what I have gotten from it and the person it has helped me become, win or lose. I’ve gained so many friends and they have become my family.”
Teaming up with other teams from New Jersey and beyond, the men’s and women’s rugby football clubs hosted the 2018 Rickerson Cup on Saturday. The event raises money and awareness for pancreatic cancer, and has acquired over $400,000 in donations to date.
Strong showings abounded this weekend, with men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's rugby, and baseball all bringing Ws to the University.
After playing one of their best games of the season early Friday afternoon, the Princeton softball team seemed to gain some momentum. By Saturday night, all of that momentum was gone.
As the women’s lacrosse team heads into the heart of Ivy League play, it find itself up against a strong class of Ivy teams. With five league games left for Princeton, everything is still up for grabs. Here is a look at where things currently stand just past the halfway mark of the season.
Women's lacrosse thrashes Delaware Blue Hens, golf wins Match Madness, and tennis open Ivy League play with a decisive win.
The No. 12 seed Tigers are ready to battle the No. 5 seed Terrapins in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Check out our in-depth preview for keys to the game and what to watch for.
The Tigers won by 29 points in the Ivy League Tournament Final, avenging last year's lost to Penn in the same game and punching their ticket to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
Princeton has lit up Penn from beyond the arc, neutralizing the physical Quaker defense. With freshman Abby Meyers leading the way, the Tigers are hoping they can close out the game and earn a trip to the big dance.
The top seeded Tigers proved why they were regular season Ivy League champions by dismantling Yale in the tournament semifinal. Now, they await the winner of Harvard vs. Penn in the biggest game of the season.
Princeton has come out firing on all cylinders here in the Ivy League Tournament semifinal, and has given the strong contingent of Orange and Black much to cheer about in the opening half.
Heading into the weekend, the Princeton Tigers were favored in their first round matchup against the Brown Bears. It took only two days for the Tigers to confirm that prediction, thoroughly dominating the road team and making it look easy.
For now, the Tigers have their work cut out for them as they are projected to finish sixth in the Ivy League by the coaches poll. But at least one person disagrees.
“Personally, I don’t agree with the low placement for Princeton,” Rece Davis said. “I think this team has a lot of weapons and I think many people will be surprised with how well they do this year.”
It has been nearly three months since the men’s rugby team last competed on the pitch. But this Friday, the long wait will finally be over, as the Tigers prepare to take on the Georgetown Hoyas in Princeton’s first match of the spring season.