Princeton University will not allow student-athletes who withdraw this spring to preserve an extra year of eligibility, Athletic Director Mollie Marcoux announced in an email on Thursday to spring sport athletes.
The life of a Division I athlete is one of rigor and routine. Preseason. Competition season. Postseason. Repeat. The goal of a Division I athlete is to be game-ready, race-ready, match-ready by the time the season’s first whistle blows — and to be even better by the time the season’s last buzzer sounds. Two tweets in 25 hours and 18 minutes upended the rhythms, the lifestyles, and the dreams of 20 teams.
The Ivy League Presidents announced on March 11 that all Ivy League athletic events through the remainder of the academic year will be cancelled due to further developments in the outbreak of COVID-19.
The Prince Sports Editors outline the Princeton Athletics events over the weekend. Women’s basketball beats Cornell and Columbia. Men’s basketball wins against Columbia but loses to Cornell. Men’s volleyball loses to NJIT. Men’s hockey beats Dartmouth. Men’s lacrosse beats Rutgers. Michael Sowers and Stephanie Neatby are honored as players of the week.
The No. 6 Princeton women's hockey team won their first ECAC title in program history after defeating No. 1 Cornell 3–2 in overtime. Senior goalie Stephanie Neatby shutout Cornell after the Big Red had scored two goals, and sophomore defender Mariah Keopple scored the winning goal. The Tigers have secured an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
For Rutgers and no. 3 Princeton men’s lacrosse, it’s been a close two years. On March 10, 2018, the Tigers claimed a 15–14 overtime victory on Sherrerd Field. On March 9, 2019, they fell 9–8 in Piscataway, New Jersey. This weekend, they will face the Scarlet Knights on Sherrerd Field again.
Princeton men’s swimming and diving took home second place at the four-day-long Ivy League Championships in Providence, Rhode Island. Multiple strong performances, across both individual and relay events, allowed the Tigers to accumulate a total of 1231 points. Raunak Kholsa was honored as High Point Swimmer of the meet and Charlie Minns was named Career High Point Diver.
Women's hockey advanced to the ECAC Semifinals after a double overtime win against Quinnipiac. The win for Princeton means that they are much more likely to make an NCAA appearance this year, but they will be facing Clarkson in the Semifinals this weekend.
The Prince Sports Editors outline the Princeton Athletics events over the weekend. The men’s track and field team secured a team victory today at the Indoor Ivy League Championships with 173 points. Softball competed at the George Washington Tournament in Washington, D.C. The Tigers had to close wins against Georgetown University (7–6) and Towson University (4–3) on Friday, a 5-3 loss against Georgetown on Saturday, and a 7–5 loss against GW and a 11–9 win over Morgan State on Sunday. Women’s basketball secure regular season Ivy League title after 81-39 win over Brown and 64-49 win over Yale. Baseball lost all four games against Penn State (18–1, 4–3, 13–1, 4–2).
Twenty-five games in, the team has remained true to its word. The Tigers (24–1, 12–0 Ivy) used dominant defensive performances to beat Brown and Yale this weekend and secure the regular season Ivy League title.
The Bobcats left their mark in Princeton’s record books in 2017 when they defeated the Tigers 3–2 in triple OT of game one in the ECAC Quarterfinals, the longest game in Tiger history. Since then, however, Princeton has dominated them, snuffing that 2017 team by winning the next two in the series, and then winning five of the six meetings since.