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The women’s lacrosse team defeated Columbia and Penn in the Ivy League Tournament this Friday and Sunday to claim an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship and their fourth Ivy League Championship. The No. 1 Tigers started the first round of the tournament with a strong performance against the Lions, beating Columbia 17–7. The 10-point margin of victory was the largest in the Ivy League Tournament. Princeton then advanced to face the Quakers, edging past Penn 13–10 to claim the tournament title.
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.
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.
Since she could walk, senior Leslie Robinson has loved basketball. Now, she will be able to turn a lifelong passion into a professional career.
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. Also in the group, competing for a spot in the NCAA championships, are West Point and host Texas Tech.
In a repeat of the final game of conference play, the women’s lacrosse team will face Columbia (6–9 overall, 3–4 Ivy) in the first game of the Ivy League tournament. The Tigers (10–5, 6–1) beat the Lions this past Saturday to secure their fifth consecutive Ivy title and 14th title overall. Now 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. Reflecting on the weekend, first-year Gianna Mavica said, “Getting swept by Penn obviously wasn't great, but there were some good things going in that series. Although we struggled defensively, offensively we started to string some hits together.”
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.
On Saturday the men’s lacrosse team (8–5, 3–3 Ivy League) hosted No. 6 Cornell (10—4, 4—2) in its last game of the season. The Tigers struck first just over two and a half minutes into the game on an unassisted goal from sophomore attack Michael Sowers. Princeton would not trail the rest of the game after this, leading 6–4 at halftime and then going on to win 14–8 behind a big third quarter where the Tigers outscored the Big Red 5–1.
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.
Women’s Lacrosse @ Columbia: W 22–16
The women’s lacrosse team dominated Penn in a must-win game with its title hopes on the line. The Tigers (9–5 overall, 5–1 Ivy) defeated the Quakers (11–3, 5–1), 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 (11–3, 5–1) and Penn (11–3, 5–1).
On a wall in the tunnel connecting the home locker room to the tunnel, there is a collection of portraits of former Princeton players with NFL experience. During this weekend’s NFL draft, we will find out whether any recent graduates will earn a precious spot on that wall. The likeliest candidate is quarterback Chad Kanoff, who broke all-time University records in career passing yards, single season passing yards, and completion percentage in the 2017 season and has drawn the attention of scouts from several NFL teams. In any case, in anticipation of the most exciting days of the long football offseason, we have compiled a list of Princeton players who have heard their names called in the draft over the past few years.
Baseball takes on Yale (17–17 overall, 11–4 Ivy) at home this weekend, hoping to recover from being swept in a three-game series against Harvard earlier this week.