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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.”
A promo posted by the New York Liberty on their Twitter page announcing their 34th pick: Leslie Robinson
A look at the first Princeton women's golf varsity team posing with the men's team in their 1991 team photo.
After a perfect 7–0 run through Ivy League play, women’s tennis will head south for the NCAA regionals beginning May 11. They will travel to Lubbock, Texas, where they will begin play facing nationally ranked No. 19 Illinois.
In a repeat of the final game of conference play, the women’s lacrosse team will face Columbia in the first game of the Ivy League tournament as the two teams will fight for a coveted spot in the NCAA tournament. The Princeton side will look for a repeat of its 22–16 victory as it hosts its Ivy League rivals on Sherrerd Field.
Baseball lost to Yale (20–17 overall, 14–4 Ivy) in all three games last weekend, its last at home.
Softball suffered a rough weekend against its matchup versus Penn, ending the weekend with three consecutive losses. On Friday, Princeton battled back-and-forth with the Quakers, eventually losing 12–11. The Saturday matchups were not quite as close; the Tigers lost 9–2 and 3–2 in the first and second games of the doubleheader, respectively.
The Princeton women’s water polo team (23–8) suffered a season-ending heartbreaker this past weekend at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Championships at Bucknell University. Defeating the No. 23 Harvard Crimson and the No. 14 Indiana Hoosiers in the first two rounds, the Tigers made it to the championship game, only to fall to their long-time rivals, the No. 11 Michigan Wolverines, 11–8.
Coming into their final game, the Tigers needed a win over Cornell and some help from Dartmouth to make the Ivy League Playoffs. The Tigers did their part with a 14–8 win, but failed to make the playoffs after Dartmouth did not deliver on their end.
The women’s lacrosse team defeated Columbia, 22–16, on April 28 to claim the Ivy League championship title. The win earned the team their fifth consecutive and fourteenth overall Ivy League title. As this season’s champions, the Tigers will host the Ivy League Tournament next weekend.
This week, lacrosse wins big, men's track and field makes a good showing, and baseball and softball strike out.
The women’s lacrosse team dominated Penn in a must-win game with its title hopes on the line. The Tigers defeated the Quakers 21–8, a record margin which has not been matched since April 2000. With this victory the Tigers move into a tie for the top spot in the Ivy League with Dartmouth and Penn.
Baseball takes on Yale at home this weekend, hoping to recover from being swept in a three-game series against Harvard earlier this week. It is imperative for the team to win all three games in the series this weekend — even one loss could put the Tigers out of contention for the Ivy League championship.
The tenth-ranked Princeton open women’s rowing team returned to campus Saturday evening after a wild 36 hours that featured the Tigers’ only away race of the season. Princeton traveled to race No. 9 Virginia on Lake Monticello in Palmyra, Va. They came out of the weekend with an impressive win in the First Varsity Eight, who moved to 10–1 on the season.