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“Old Nassau” Performed by Elisa Steele ’17

2017 Gary Walters ’67 PVC Awards Banquet Special Issue


It was our distinct honor to celebrate the great Class of 2017 at the Gary Walters ’67 PVC Awards Banquet on Thursday, June 1st, before Reunions. Over 650 members of the Princeton Athletics family gathered as part of this exciting event that recognized the accomplishments of the Princeton Athletics community, including senior student-athletes, alumni, staff and friends. We’d like to thank our loyal PVC members for their ongoing support. Your collective commitment to the Princeton Varsity Club and Princeton Athletics helps to provide opportunities for all varsity student-athletes to achieve, to serve and to lead while encompassing “Education through Athletics.” We also recognize the continued dedication of the PVC Awards Banquet table sponsors and PVC Letter Sweater sponsors whose generosity allows the PVC to properly recognize the entire graduating class of senior student-athletes. On behalf of all of our varsity student-athletes, head coaches, administrators, and the entire Princeton Athletics community, we thank and salute all of our supporters. We hope you enjoy this special issue of the PVC News and look forward to seeing you in 2017-18! Go TIGERS!

Kellie Staples Brendan Van Ackeren

Sr. Associate Director of Athletics External Relations

Assistant Director of Athletics Princeton Varsity Club

Senior Keynote Speaker

An anthropology major with certificates in theater and music theater, Sam was selected to represent the Class of 2017 and address the audience as a testament to his vast leadership with the lacrosse program and greater campus community.

Sam Gravitte ’17 “I firmly believe in Princeton’s motto of Education Through Athletics. To get better on the field or in the classroom, we surround ourselves with players or students that are “better” than us. I think that simple formula is what drew me to Princeton in the first place - I knew that I would be surrounded, on the field, in the classroom, wherever I might find myself, by an abundance of impressive peers who would challenge me and push me to develop.”


C. Otto von Kienbusch Award Awarded annually to a Princeton senior woman of high scholastic rank who has demonstrated general proficiency in athletics and the qualities of a true sportswoman. Presented in memory of C. Otto von Kienbusch ’06, friend and benefactor of women’s athletics at Princeton.

2017 Finalists: Cat Caro (field hockey) Ellie DeGarmo (lacrosse) Katharine Holmes (fencing) Olivia Hompe (lacrosse) Ashleigh Johnson (water polo) Kelsey Koelzer (ice hockey) Tyler Lussi (soccer) Cara Mattaliano (volleyball) Julia Ratcliffe (track & field) Anna Van Brummen (fencing)

2017 Recipient: Ashleigh Johnson

William Winston Roper Trophy Awarded annually to a Princeton senior man of high scholastic rank and outstanding qualities of sportsmanship and general proficiency in athletics. Presented by Mrs. William W. Roper and the Class of 1902.

2017 Finalists: Steven Cook (basketball) Zach Currier (lacrosse) Alex House (fencing) Colton Phinney (ice hockey) Spencer Weisz (basketball) Dorian Williams (football)

2017 Recipient: Spencer Weisz


Hailey Reeves ’17, Steven Cook ’17, Mollie Marcoux Samaan ’91, Alex Michael ’17, Fiona McKenna ’17

Art Lane ’34 Award Awarded to an undergraduate athlete(s) in recognition of his or her selfless contribution to sport and society. Given in memory of Art Lane ’34 by friends and family.

2017 Recipients: There are five winners of the Art Lane Award in the Class of 2017 for outstanding contribution to sport and society by an undergraduate student-athlete. This year’s award winners are Hailey Reeves (field hockey), Steven

Cook (basketball), Alex Michael (heavyweight rowing), Fiona McKenna (ice hockey) and Olivia Hompe (lacrosse).

Class of 1916 Cup Awarded each year to the Princeton varsity letterwinner who continuing in competition in his or her senior year achieved at graduation the highest academic standing. Given by the Class of 1916 on the occasion of its 50th reunion.

This year’s recipient,

Ashley Richards,

is a letterwinner on the Princeton women’s squash team. She is an

English major

from Greenwich, CT, and engaged member of the Princeton Theatrical Community.


Marvin Bressler Award Awarded to that member of the Princeton family who, through heartfelt support of the University’s student-athletes and coaches, best embodies a belief in the lifelong lessons taught by competition and athletics as a complement to the overall educational mission. Awarded in the spirit of Marvin Bressler, professor of sociology from 1963-94.

Frank Sowinski ’78 (basketball) “It’s our collective responsibility to create an environment where future generations of Princeton students and student-athletes can become better versions of themselves. As graduating student-athletes, I hope that all you do in the future helps you continue to become better people and better versions of yourself. Let that be one of the standards you use as you map your course in life.”

Class of 1967 PVC Citizen-Athlete Award Presented by the Princeton Varsity Club for selfless and noble contributions to sport and society.

Lori Dickerson Fouché ’91(softball) “When you walk through that FitzRandolph Gate on June 6th, remember ... whatever you pursue, wherever you go, I encourage you to remember all the hard work, the teamwork, the resiliency, the perserverance, and the vision you had to be great and something bigger than yourself. Lean into those values that you learned here and become tranformational leaders.”


PVC Table Sponsors Teri & Alan Andreini ’68 Victoria ’73 & Hank ’72 Bjorklund Susan & Jim Blair ’61 The Berger Family ’74, ’09, ’12 Edward R. Burka ’52 Ralph DeNunzio ’53 Stuart Francis ’74 Sherry & Marty Franks ’72 Friends of Princeton Baseball Friends of Princeton Lacrosse Friends of Princeton Softball Friends of Princeton Squash Friends of Princeton Track & Field

Edward Glassmeyer ’63 Emily Goodfellow ’76 Dr. Paul Harris ’54 Art Lane ’34 Family Michael McCaffery ’75 Dick Prentke ’67 Princeton University Hockey Association Jason Read Tony Riposta ’74 Kim Ritrievi ’80 & Darryn Tilden h80 William H. Walton, III ’74 Mark Wilf ’84

PVC Letter Sweater Sponsors Hewes Agnew, M.D. ’58 William Bastedo Cackie Buck Rogers ’77 Joseph & Dina Caro P17 David Chandler ’80 Beth & David Covin ’91 Brian Day & Nina Bland P17 Lindley DeGarmo ’76 & Sarah Finlayson S76 P17 Jim Edmondson, Jr. ’67 Carl & Denise Fekula P17 Ted Gallagher ’67 Andrew & Audrey Garr P17 Marjory Gengler Smith ’73 Tom & Allison Hallock P17 Julia Haller Gottsch, M.D. ’76

Matthew Jacobs ’77 Denna Laing ’14 Chanel Lattimer-Tingan ’05 Michael & Linda Lotocki P17 Craig Masback ’77 Al & Molly Mattaliano P17 Colt Murphy Peter & Sandra Nori P17 Bill Powers ’79 Princeton University Hockey Association Rick & Michelle Ptak P17 Stephen Ruscus & Xi Chen P17 Louise Sams ’79 Paul & Jean Tupper P17 Momo Wolapaye James & Barbara Wolff P17

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2017 Gary Walters '67 PVC Awards Banquet  
2017 Gary Walters '67 PVC Awards Banquet