Starting his third season, head women’s cross country coach Brad Hunt hopes to lead his team to an Ivy League title. Things look promising for the Tigers: after taking first at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton annual matchup, women’s cross country is off to a speedy start. Hunt has recruited two powerhouse underclassmen classes, and the team possesses depth, experience, as well as strong leadership from its nine seniors.
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.
Heading into the Ivy League championships this weekend, men’s and women’s golf hope for wins to secure bids to the NCAA tournament. The league showdowns will run Friday through Sunday, with one round each day.
Last week, ESPN and the Ivy League announced a ten-year deal in which ESPN agreed to cover over 1,100 events annually across 30 sports. Most of these events will be available through ESPN+, a new “upcoming direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service,” with a cost of $4.99 per month. Launching on April 12, ESPN+ is part of a redesigned ESPN app and will also be accessible through ESPN.com.
Softball is off to a strong start in Ivy League play, with two wins in three games against Brown.
From the Ivy League to the Olympic stage, Caroline Park ’11 has continued to play hockey at an elite level. Following her career as a Tiger, Park hoped to continue playing hockey, and she earned a spot on the combined Korean National Team. The Daily Princetonian caught up with Park following the Olympics to learn more about her experience.
Men’s track and field is poised to have an outstanding season. The team is starting its outdoor season coming off a hot win at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. Not only was this the Tiger’s fourth consecutive Heps title win, but they won Heps by the largest margin in race history, beating out second place Penn by 68 points.
The Winter Olympics, hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea, officially closed on Saturday night. The United States finished fourth in the medal count, with 23 medals, well behind Norway’s first place at 39. But for many Olympians such as Caroline Park ’11, the journey is about much more than winning a medal.
Despite its middling record, men’s hockey is optimistic about the last six games of its season. “Regardless of rankings or records, any team can beat anyone on any night. We proved that ourselves," senior forward David Hallisey said. “Regardless of wins and losses, we should be be able to win the next of our six games. We have a real shot at ECAC championships.”
As 2017 winds down, The Daily Princetonian looks back at all of the highs and lows from the last year of Princeton sports. From a trip to the Big Dance, to a player that wears both Tiger and U.S. national team uniforms, to a disappointing end to a promising season start to a wild double overtime victory to extend a streak of success, we take you through the recap of every sport this past year. Join us in remembering all of the season highlights, record breaking moments and close the book on an entertaining and wild 2017.