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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.
Since she could walk, senior Leslie Robinson has loved basketball. Now, she will be able to turn a lifelong passion into a professional career.
Sometimes, the best of sports is not the games on the field, but the off-the-field causes that unite the teams. The Princeton men’s and women’s rugby football club offered a great example of that this weekend.
Baseball @ Columbia L 2–0 , W 10–5, and W 7–6
Baseball @ Penn: L 2–1 (L 2–7, W 3–0, L 10–1)
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. Currently six of the eight teams have winning records and four teams — including the Tigers — are ranked in the current NCAA top 25 poll. 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.
Softball @ Harvard: L 0–3
Following their victory in the 2018 Ivy League Tournament, the women’s basketball team earned a chance to “go dancing” at the 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The official bracket was released on Monday — the Tigers received a No. 12 seed in the Kansas City Region and will take on the No. 5 seed Maryland Terrapins on Friday in Raleigh, N.C. Let’s take a look at some of the major storylines heading into the game.
Heading into the game, the final words women’s basketball head coach Courtney Banghart told her players in the locker room were, “You’re champions. Now go out there and play like it.”
While yesterday’s game saw freshman guard Carlie Littlefield take over from deep, this game’s three-point hero has been freshman guard Abby Meyers, who crashed through the Penn defense and helped the Tigers lead 35–19 at the half.
No matter what Yale seemed to do on defense, there was a Tiger player with an answer. Whether it was Leslie Robinson down low, Carlie Littlefield from deep, or Bella Alarie from all over the floor, the Bulldogs could do nothing but watch as the Tigers surged into the Ivy League Tournament final.
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.
The 2018 season has finally arrived for the baseball team, and with it, the chance to prove that 2017 is behind them and that they are ready to compete for an Ivy League title once again.
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.
As the Ivy League women’s basketball season draws closer to its conclusion, much still remains to be decided for the Ancient Eight. Princeton remains firmly entrenched in the top five of the league, looking to clinch a spot in the top 4 this weekend. Elsewhere, teams jockey for tournament seeding as three teams currently sit tied for two spots. Finally, the league’s bottom teams look to use these last few weeks to make some noise and end their season on a positive note albeit with some upsets.
Many times following an emotional victory, we hear of top teams falling victim to “trap games,” games against inferior opponents that may be overlooked. Princeton women’s basketball faced two potential trap games this weekend, but made sure to dominate those opponents, just like they dominated Penn last Tuesday.
On Feb. 6, ESPN broadcaster Rece Davis made one of his first trips to Princeton as a commentator, getting the chance to cover the Tigers and Penn Quakers' face-off on the basketball court. Later on this year, Rece will add to the many trips he has taken as a parent to watch the Tigers square off in their baseball home opener against the Harvard Crimson and to cheer on his son, sophomore outfielder Chris Davis.
The women’s basketball team took care of business this weekend, protecting Jadwin Gymnasium from conference foes looking to steal a win and move closer to first place in the Ivy League. Following back-to-back wins over Harvard and Dartmouth, the Tigers now find themselves tied for first place with Penn, hoping to sweep the season series when the Quakers visit on Tuesday.