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Christopher Murphy
Associate Sports Editor


A countdown of the top moments in 2017–18 Princeton sports

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. 

Princeton preps for showdown with Illinois

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.

Looking back at Princeton women's golf and their struggle for varsity status

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.

Princeton rugby teams up with PCAN to fight cancer

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. 

Weekend Review

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.