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Princeton to Paris: Hadley Husisian ’27 is off to the Olympic Games

Épée fencer Hadley Husisian ’27 was introduced to the world of fencing after watching an iCarly episode during her childhood. Fast forward 16 years, Husisian will be on the U.S. Olympic team for the Paris 2024 games. 

Épée fencer Hadley Husisian ’27 was introduced to the world of fencing after watching an iCarly episode during her childhood. Fast forward 16 years, Husisian will be on the U.S. Olympic team for the Paris 2024 games. 

SPORTS | April 26

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From practice squad to prime time: Andrei Iosivas ’23 earns his stripes in the NFL

When Iosivas played the first game of his senior season, he played in front of 1,692 fans against the Stetson Hatters. 400 days later, Iosivas caught his second touchdown pass of the year in front of 71,655 fans at Levi's Stadium — but to him, it's still just football.

When Iosivas played the first game of his senior season, he played in front of 1,692 fans against the Stetson Hatters. 400 days later, Iosivas caught his second touchdown pass of the year in front of 71,655 fans at Levi's Stadium — but to him, it's still just football.

SPORTS | April 18

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Club sports struggle to make ends meet with limited budget

In conversations with club sport captains, Club Sport Executive Council members, and Campus Rec officials, The Daily Princetonian found that sport clubs draw from a fixed and limited operating budget, creating financial difficulties for these clubs.

In conversations with club sport captains, Club Sport Executive Council members, and Campus Rec officials, The Daily Princetonian found that sport clubs draw from a fixed and limited operating budget, creating financial difficulties for these clubs.

SPORTS | April 15

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Sophomore star Pietra Tordin shines on the international stage

Not many individuals can say that they’ve scored goals for two of the world’s most prestigious soccer programs. In February, just 19 years old, Pietra Tordin accomplished that feat. The Daily Princetonian sat down with Pietra to discuss her time at Princeton and her future as a national team soccer player.

Not many individuals can say that they’ve scored goals for two of the world’s most prestigious soccer programs. In February, just 19 years old, Pietra Tordin accomplished that feat. The Daily Princetonian sat down with Pietra to discuss her time at Princeton and her future as a national team soccer player.

SPORTS | March 28

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On the road to Ivy Madness: How different styles shaped success for Princeton basketball

Sitting down with women's basketball head coach Carla Berube and men's assistant head coach Brett MacConnell, the 'Prince' considers the rise of the Princeton basketball and looks ahead.

Sitting down with women's basketball head coach Carla Berube and men's assistant head coach Brett MacConnell, the 'Prince' considers the rise of the Princeton basketball and looks ahead.

SPORTS | March 8

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Kaitlyn Chen: The offensive leader of a defensive team

The 2022–23 Ivy League Player of the Year reflects on her rise as women’s basketball top offensive player, the path that led her to the Orange Bubble, and her hopes for the Tigers’ postseason dreams — and the fifth year that lies beyond.

The 2022–23 Ivy League Player of the Year reflects on her rise as women’s basketball top offensive player, the path that led her to the Orange Bubble, and her hopes for the Tigers’ postseason dreams — and the fifth year that lies beyond.

SPORTS | March 5

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Get Stops: How women’s basketball’s defense led to their dominance

Princeton women’s basketball has reached levels of success unparalleled for an Ivy League team since head coach Carla Berube took over the program in 2019. Through interviews and statistics, we take a look at how defense, leadership, and depth has driven the Tigers to win after win.

Princeton women’s basketball has reached levels of success unparalleled for an Ivy League team since head coach Carla Berube took over the program in 2019. Through interviews and statistics, we take a look at how defense, leadership, and depth has driven the Tigers to win after win.

SPORTS | March 4

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The NBA’s only Ivy Leaguer: Tosan Evbuomwan ’23

100 Division I schools received a highlight tape from Tosan Evbuomwan’s club basketball coach. Princeton was the only one to respond. Three seasons, an Ivy Player of the Year award, and a trip to the Sweet Sixteen later, he’s the only Ivy Leaguer in the NBA — and he used to play cricket in high school.

100 Division I schools received a highlight tape from Tosan Evbuomwan’s club basketball coach. Princeton was the only one to respond. Three seasons, an Ivy Player of the Year award, and a trip to the Sweet Sixteen later, he’s the only Ivy Leaguer in the NBA — and he used to play cricket in high school.

SPORTS | February 28

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Meet the man behind the Tigers’ athletic equipment: Clif Perry

With a strong management philosophy and occasionally rainbow-dyed hair, Director of Athletics Equipment Operations Clifton Perry oversees the equipment for the University’s 38 athletic teams. The ‘Prince’ sat down with Perry last week to discuss his two-decade career at Princeton and the lessons he's learned along the way.

With a strong management philosophy and occasionally rainbow-dyed hair, Director of Athletics Equipment Operations Clifton Perry oversees the equipment for the University’s 38 athletic teams. The ‘Prince’ sat down with Perry last week to discuss his two-decade career at Princeton and the lessons he's learned along the way.

SPORTS | February 28

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Xaivian Lee has a P-set to do

Princeton’s Korean-Canadian basketball star only played nine minutes during the team’s Sweet Sixteen run last year. Now, he’s sitting atop the Ivy League in conference play and a TikTok sensation. But... he's still got to do his Economics homework.

Princeton’s Korean-Canadian basketball star only played nine minutes during the team’s Sweet Sixteen run last year. Now, he’s sitting atop the Ivy League in conference play and a TikTok sensation. But... he's still got to do his Economics homework.

SPORTS | February 22

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March Madness heroes Ryan Langborg ’23 and Keeshawn Kellman ’23 take on a fifth year

The Daily Princetonian spoke with former Princeton basketball stars Ryan Langborg ’23 and Keeshawn Kellman ’23 to discuss their experiences during their graduate year at Northwestern University and Florida Gulf Coast University.

The Daily Princetonian spoke with former Princeton basketball stars Ryan Langborg ’23 and Keeshawn Kellman ’23 to discuss their experiences during their graduate year at Northwestern University and Florida Gulf Coast University.

SPORTS | February 15

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‘A special place at a special time’: Inside Princeton baseball’s analytics revolution

The ‘Prince’ sat down with members of the Princeton Baseball Analytics Club to discuss how students have worked with pitching coach Joe Haumacher to revitalize the team’s approach to pitching.

The ‘Prince’ sat down with members of the Princeton Baseball Analytics Club to discuss how students have worked with pitching coach Joe Haumacher to revitalize the team’s approach to pitching.

SPORTS | February 14

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Tigers’ star linebacker Ozzie Nicholas '24 heading south to tackle ACC competition

After a legendary career on the gridiron for Princeton football, unanimous First Team All-Ivy League linebacker Ozzie Nicholas ’24 committed last week to play his final year of college eligibility at Duke University as a graduate transfer.

After a legendary career on the gridiron for Princeton football, unanimous First Team All-Ivy League linebacker Ozzie Nicholas ’24 committed last week to play his final year of college eligibility at Duke University as a graduate transfer.

SPORTS | January 24

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Another competitive 5 v. 5 intramural basketball season in the books

“After weeks of grinding and studying in East Pyne and Firestone, there’s nothing like fighting between the lines,” sophomore Braden Lalin told the Daily Princetonian after his team, the Travelers, emerged victorious from the championship game of this year’s 5 v. 5 intramural basketball season. 

“After weeks of grinding and studying in East Pyne and Firestone, there’s nothing like fighting between the lines,” sophomore Braden Lalin told the Daily Princetonian after his team, the Travelers, emerged victorious from the championship game of this year’s 5v5 intramural basketball season. 

SPORTS | December 7

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From hobby joggers to regular racers, Princeton Running Club offers a home for all

Princeton Running Club offers an inclusive space for a wide range of students. From recreational joggers to competitive long-distance athletes, PRC creates a sense of community through focused group training and relaxed social events.

Princeton Running Club offers an inclusive space for a wide range of students. From recreational joggers to competitive long-distance athletes, PRC creates a sense of community through focused group training and relaxed social events.

SPORTS | December 5

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Men’s Club Rugby continues tradition of playing against their alumni team, the Flying Tigers

Princeton men’s rugby alumni don’t tend to stay away for long. The match between the current squad and the Flying Tigers fosters camaraderie and competitiveness across all members of the program, both old and new.

Princeton men’s rugby alumni don’t tend to stay away for long. The match between the current squad and the Flying Tigers fosters camaraderie and competitiveness across all members of the program, both old and new.

SPORTS | December 4

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Making history at Princeton and beyond: West Temkin’s success at the international stage

Heading into seventh grade, West Temkin had never touched a water polo ball. Fast forward seven years later and Princeton’s sophomore goalie was coming off a summer that saw him lead Team USA to its first medal finish at the Junior World Championships while being named the tournament’s best goalkeeper.

Heading into seventh grade, West Temkin had never touched a water polo ball. Fast forward seven years later and Princeton’s sophomore goalie was coming off a summer that saw him lead Team USA to its first medal finish at the Junior World Championships while being named the tournament’s best goalkeeper.

SPORTS | November 15

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From substitute to star: forward Daniel Ittycheria on his standout sophomore year

Ittycheria’s burst of goals constantly drew the attention of Princeton’s opposition and landed him in the top 30 in the nation in goals per game, an outcome that wasn’t expected by many — with the exception of Ittycheria himself.

The burst of goals that constantly drew the attention of Princeton's opposition, and landed him in the top 30 in the nation in goals per game, wasn’t expected by many, with the exception of Ittycheria himself.

SPORTS | November 10