Football @ Bucknell: W 56–23
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Football @ Bucknell: W 56–23
On Saturday, the men’s Princeton Rugby Football Club traveled to New Brunswick to take on Rutgers in a spirited local affair. Having not played for the last few years, the teams were looking to rekindle the local rivalry between these two teams, and the game lived up to the hype.
For three years, senior quarterback Kevin Davidson and senior receiver Andrew Griffin were stuck in backup roles for Princeton football.
This Saturday, Princeton football (1–0 overall, 0–0 Ivy League) will travel to Lewisburg, Pa., to take on Bucknell (0–3) where the Bison will be seeking their first win. The Tigers are looking to continue their early season superiority and continue dominating their non-conference schedule, in which their record is 12–1 since 2015. Princeton’s victory last week extended its winning streak, which dates back to last season, to 11 straight, the longest in program history since 17 between 1964 and 1965.
Richard William Kazmaier Jr. ’52, a Senior from Maumee, Ohio, yesterday was named as the winner of the Heisman Trophy by the biggest margin ever recorded in the history of the award.
Editor’s Note: In honor of the 150th season of Princeton Football, the Daily Princetonian will re-publish a series of football articles, drawn from our archives, throughout this season. The articles featured here were first published on December 5, 1951, a day after Dick Kazmaier ’52 was named the first Heisman Trophy winner in University history.
Ian Thomson ’09 is worried about this profile.
Princeton field hockey (3–4), ranked sixth nationally last week, dropped two games at home this past weekend to No. 21 Rutgers (4–3) and No. 4 University of Connecticut (7–1). Both were close decisions, ending in a final score of 2–1.
Princeton women's volleyball (4–5) opens Ivy League conference play this Friday against the Penn Quakers (7–2). Last season, the Tigers swept the Quakers 3–0 in both matchups during the season. After taking second in the conference to Yale last year, the Tigers are looking to fight to get their Ivy League title back this season.
After a successful start to both the men’s and women’s cross country seasons at the Fordham Fiasco earlier in the month, the female Tigers continued to impress with a first-place finish at the Monmouth Invitational this past weekend. With seven women finishing in the top 10 overall and clocking an average time of 18:24 over 5,000 meters at Holmdel Park, a course notorious for its difficult hills, the orange and black ran away with the team title.
Women’s soccer (3—3—2 overall, 0—0 Ivy League) closed out their non-conference play on a high note, defeating the William and Mary Tribe (2—6—1) 1—0 on Sunday at home. The clean sweep by the Tigers earned senior goalkeeper Natalie Grossi her 29th career shutout, tying the all-time Ivy League record with former Dartmouth star Kristin Luckenbill. The team’s preseason record finished at 3—3—2 with losses to ranked opponents Georgetown (6—2—1), Boston College (7—1—1), and Maryland (5—3—2).
Men’s soccer @ Fairleigh Dickinson: W 4–0
Senior quarterback Kevin Davidson spent the first three years of his Princeton career backing up Chad Kanoff ’18 and John Lovett ’19, two quarterbacks who won Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year awards and signed NFL contracts.
First-year offensive coordinator Andrew Aurich ’06 has some massive shoes to fill. He is replacing Sean Gleeson, who coached a Princeton offense that broke the Ivy League record with 470 points in 10 games in 2018. Gleeson then departed for the offensive coordinator position at Oklahoma State, a top program in a conference known for offensive innovation and sky-high scoring numbers.
This Saturday, Princeton football (0–0) will have its home opener against Butler (1–2) as the second leg of a home-and-home between the 2018 and 2019 seasons. In last season’s matchup in Indiana, the Tigers dominated from the beginning, leading 17–0 at the end of the first quarter and 44–7 at the half.
Margaret Bertasi ’14 doesn’t want to hear about her size.
This week, Princeton field hockey sits at sixth in the Penn Monto/NFHCA National Coaches Poll. The ranking comes as the Tigers prepare for the final games of their non-conference schedule.
First-year James Hartley was just seven years old when he started playing volleyball with his sister in his driveway in North Carolina. He knew that he loved the game, but there wasn’t a boys’ team for him to play on. When he was nine, he started playing with a local volleyball club for the girls’ U12 team; he moved to the U13 team when he was 10.
In its latest non-conference away game on Sunday, Princeton women’s soccer (2–3–1, 0–0 Ivy) fell to Maryland (4–2–2) 3–0. Maryland scored two goals in the first 17 minutes of the game, establishing a dominant lead that was extended in the second half. Sunday evening’s game was the first time the two teams met since 1995, and Maryland now leads the all-time record 3–1–1.
Princeton’s women’s volleyball (2–4) traveled to College Park, Maryland to participate in the Maryland Invitational this past weekend. Princeton was one of four teams with George Mason (3–6), Arkansas (5–5), and Maryland (6–3) making up the rest.