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Women’s Hoops Picked To Win Ivy League
Start Sets Program Record For Women’s Hockey
If those who cover Ivy League women’s basketball are prescient with their picks, Princeton will be in the NCAA tournament for the first time ever. The Ivy League office announced the results of the preseason media poll, and 10 of the 16 media members polled said that the Tigers would finish atop the league in March. Each school chose two media members from its area to vote. The Tigers return three starters from a team that came within one game of making the NCAA tournament last season. Among the returnees are first-team All-Ivy junior forward Meagan Cowher, senior captain Casey Lockwood and sophomore point guard Jessica Berry, an all-rookie team pick a year ago. Dartmouth, which won a three-way Ivy playoff last year with Brown and Princeton to capture the league’s NCAA berth, finished second in the poll, earning five first-place votes and 110 poll points, nine fewer than the Tigers. Harvard earned one first place vote to finish third overall in the balloting, with Brown, Cornell, Penn, Columbia and Yale rounding out the poll.
If Princeton women’s hockey coach Jeff Kampersal was hoping for a quick start to build off last season’s NCAA tournament visit, he got it in a big way. Led by the likes of Kim Pearce, Lizzie Keady and Brittany Salmon, the Tigers set a program record with a 10-game unbeaten streak to start the 2006-07 campaign. After tying two of its first four games, Princeton won six straight before finally falling to national power Dartmouth. Another good sign for the team was the way it won games. The experienced Tigers were able to win five one-goal games during the streak, ranging from a 1-0 win at Cornell to a 6-5 home victory over St. Lawrence.
Two Freshmen Women Making Immediate Impacts If you are supposed to take your lumps early and make your presence felt as an upperclassman, neither swimmer Alicia Aemisegger ’10 or squash player Neha Kumar ’10 got the memo. Aemisegger, a national team competitor with 2008 Olympic aspirations, has already feasted on the Princeton record book with her early-season performances. In her first two varsity weekends, she broke five Princeton records and helped the Tigers into the early Top 25 national rankings. Kumar brought the Constable title back to Princeton with an impressive showing in the November tournament. As the top seed, she advanced to the final and took on another member of the Class of 2010, Penn’s Kristin Lange. Kumar won a five-game thriller.
When Sports Meets Business The 2006 Princeton Sports Symposium, held Dec. 8 at Robertson Hall, gave sports enthusiasts an opportunity to gain insight into the sports business and establish networks with some of the top professionals in the field. The symposium, co-sponsored by the PVC, featured four panel discussions with some of the sports industry’s most distinguished individuals, many of whom are Princeton alumni. The panelists included: Bill Duffy, President and Chief Executive Officer of BDA Sports Management; Marc Fleisher, President of Entersport Management, Inc.; David Gross, Commissioner, Major League Lacrosse; Wyc Grousbeck ’83, Managing Partner and Governor of the Boston Celtics; Paul Harris ’54, Consultant for Axcess Sports & Entertainment, LLC and Cal Ripken Baseball, Inc., Member, Board of Directors, Princeton Varsity Club; Steve Hellmuth ‘75, Senior Vice President of Operations and Technology, National Basketball Association (NBA) Entertainment; Dick Kazmaier ’52, President of Kazmaier Associates, Inc.; Dennis R. Robinson, Senior Vice President of Business and League Operations, NBA; Ann Rodriguez ‘99, Director of Development, Earthquakes Soccer, LLC; Frank Vuono ’78, Partner of 16W Marketing, LLC Sports negotiator Rick Horrow, Chief Executive Officer of Horrow Sports Ventures, keynoted the symposium with an opening address. Horrow is a renowned sports business analyst and the foremost consultant on public-private infrastructure initiatives. He is also a visiting expert of sports law at Harvard University Law School and is nationally known as “The Sports Professor.”
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Impossible Dream, Unforgettable Title
The 2006 Ivy League champion football team won when nobody believed it could. • by Craig Sachson
he walk back to the visitor’s locker room at Cornell was a mostly quiet one. The formerlyunbeaten Princeton football team was digesting a bit of reality. Finally, the big play didn’t come. The last-second drive. The critical defensive stand. The final scoring play. They just weren’t in the cards that day. As the team made its way back to the locker room, one sophomore made his feelings known. “Nobody said there wouldn’t be adversity along the way,” defensive lineman Tom Methvin said. “Nobody said it would be easy.” At that point, a season that had already been filled with a ridiculous amount of drama — from Methvin’s game-saving overtime tackle at Colgate to the dramatic 31-28 comeback win against Harvard — was going to go in one of two directions. Another year, with another set of players, perhaps Princeton would have chosen the route south. Before it filled its roster with players who understood how to win as a team, maybe the Orange & Black would have stumbled to a 1-2 finish. That would have been a 7-3 season, which isn’t bad. But this team wasn’t looking for not bad. Quite frankly, it wasn’t all that interested in anything in the good family either — or even pretty good, very good ... nope, not interested.
To be fair, any adjective really wouldn’t do. This team had grown so close, had believed so absolutely in itself that it wanted to be able to explain the 2006 season by raising its ring finger. Thus, we present to you the true story of November 2006. Don’t expect Hollywood to pick this one up for the big screen, though. At best, it would be deemed cheesy. At worst, it would be considered unrealistic.
closer, but there were still precious inches left. You probably know how it ended by now, but in case you’ve been a bit out of touch recently, Rob Toresco surged into the middle of the line and was stuffed. When a second effort failed, November 4 • Princeton Stadium Toresco did what Princeton 31, Penn 30 (2 OT) few would ever The second touchdown catch of think to do and the game for Brendan Circle, which even fewer would came five seconds into the fourth have the guts to quarter, gave Princeton a 24-10 try. He pitched it lead. That would match the biggest back to Terrell, lead the Tigers would have at any who followed a pair point of their championship season, of blocks into the and it seemed a safe advantage with end zone for the 2006 Bushnell Cup winner Jeff Terrell scores the memorable OT touchdown against Penn following a one of the league’s top defenses winning score. desperation pitch from Rob Toresco. protecting it. Penn’s final But this was 2006, when nothing chance ended when Pat McGrath and perfect Saturday afternoon in New came easy. Penn would convert Brig Walker drove the extra-point Haven. Every time Yale seemed in on a pair of 4th-and-forevers and holder out of bounds after a botched control, he drove the Tigers down the ultimately tie the score at 24 with 39 snap. Was there a little luck involved field. He completed his final seven seconds remaining in regulation. there? Sure, but after years’ worth passes, part of a Princeton record The first overtime went scoreless of Hail Mary’s, slips on point-after 16 straight completions, including thanks to a pair of special teams attempts and a variety of other heartone that went for a game-winning miscues, and Princeton began the wrenching losses, nobody was about 57-yard touchdown to Brigham. second session on offense. A long to hand this victory back. His final pass, like the Toresco pass from eventual Bushnell Cup pitch, took more guts than talent. winner (Ivy League Player of the November 11 • Yale Bowl With the chance to run more clock Year) Jeff Terrell to senior classmate Princeton 34, Yale 31 on 3rd-and-8, Princeton went for the Brian Brigham got Princeton within Yale 14, Princeton 0. kill. Roger Hughes, the Charles W. a couple yards of the end zone. Three Yale 21, Princeton 7. Caldwell ’23 Head Coach of Football plays later, the Tigers were a little Yale 28, Princeton 14. and a 2006 finalist for the Eddie Yale 31, Princeton 21 with 10 Robinson Coach of the Year, looked minutes remaining. to end it then and there. Terrell, If a book ever gets published an equal opportunity distributor all about the top 1,000 ways to win season, looked for his most trusted a football game, allowing four receiver on the day. He bought time rushing touchdowns in the first with his mobility, just as he’d done half probably won’t make the all season, and hit Brendan Circle final cut. for a game-clinching first down. It Of course, allowing 445 was Circle’s 12th catch of the game passing yards won’t find its way for 178 yards, but it was the first in the book either. bonfire-clinching play of his career. Terrell, almost one full year The bonfire, celebrating removed from the worst game Princeton’s first Big Three win since of his career, played the best 1994, would come the next Friday First-team All-Ivy defensive back Tim Strickland, who started every game game of both his and a lot of at 6:00, and it would be shared during his Tiger career, gets a hero’s reception minutes after the Yale victory. other players’ careers on that continued on page 7
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Performance Fall-ing Into First Several Tiger teams had brilliant, championship efforts in the fall season.
hile the football team may have generated the most headlines in the fall, that success was far from the only bright spot in one of the most impressive fall seasons in many years. Princeton claimed four Ivy League titles and nearly grabbed a fifth with a young squad that should be heard from for years to come. ° ° ° The Princeton field hockey team entered the 2006 season looking to take a step forward. After falling a game short of the Ivy League title in 2004, Princeton got back on track with an Ivy League title in 2005. But the Tigers struggled in non-league play and, despite one of the best efforts in Princeton field hockey history, fell in the first round of the 2005 NCAA tournament to a highly-ranked Duke team in double overtime. Princeton entered 2006 determined to build on that success and take it a step further, and the Tigers did just that. Princeton went 12-7 overall and was a perfect 7-0 in the Ivy League for the second straight season. In addition to their seven league wins, the Tigers improved their non-league play, winning games over nationally-ranked opponents William & Mary and American during the regular season. Princeton was led by a nine-goal and 20-point season from sophomore Holly McGarvie, who was a first-team All-Ivy selection. Junior Paige Schmidt, who ranked second on the team in scoring, won her second straight Ivy Player of the Year award, while freshman Kaitlyn Perrelle was the league’s Rookie of the Ivy League Player of the Year Year. Princeton Paige Schmidt again qualified for the NCAA tournament and was selected as a regional host for the first and second rounds. The Tigers drew third-ranked Old Dominion in the first round and pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament, knocking off the Lady Monarchs 3-2 in overtime. After falling behind in the game, the Tigers rallied to tie the game in the second half. Freshman Tina Bortz scored in overtime to send Princeton to
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the second round, where it lost a close game to seventh-ranked Connecticut. ° ° ° For only the seventh time in Ivy League Heptagonal cross country history, a school swept both the men’s and women’s races. On a sunny Oct. 27 at Van Cortlandt Park in New York City, that team was the Princeton Tigers. A clutch race by senior captain Paul Rosa helped the Princeton men pull out a tight finish with host Columbia, while the favored women cemented their amazing fall season with another terrific performance, as the Tigers left New York with their first sweep of the annual event since 1980. For the women, the victories kept on coming two weeks later, when Princeton won its second straight NCAA Mid-Atlantic regional championship. The Tigers would then go on to the NCAA championship meet for the fourth straight season, finishing 23rd as a team. Princeton also won the 35-team Paul Short Run at Lehigh earlier in the season and had six of its runners named as all-region picks, led by seniors Mia Swenson and Catha Mullen. The men wouldn’t qualify for the NCAA meet as a team after finishing fourth at the regional event, but junior David Nightingale qualified individually and had a fabulous finish, earning All-America honors after placing 39th overall. Nightingale was not only an all-region and first-team All-Ivy choice but also earned Academic All-Ivy honors. ° ° ° The Princeton women’s volleyball team came within one match of claiming a fifth Ivy League championship, but the Tigers fell in a title showdown against a veteran Cornell squad in Ithaca on the final weekend of the season. Despite the loss, the future looks very bright for the Tigers, who started six underclassmen this season. Two sophomores, Lindsey Ensign and Parker Henritze, earned first-team All-Ivy honors, while classmate Bailey Robinson earned second-team honors in her first year as a setter. With the expected return of former National Libero of the Year Jenny McReynolds, as well as some of this season’s talented freshmen, including Sheena Donohue and Taylor Carroll, Princeton will likely enter 2007 as one of the favorites to claim the Ivy League title and return to the NCAA tournament.
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he Princeton Varsity Club welcomed Drew Hyland ‘61, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College, back to campus Nov. 30 as part of the Jake McCandless ‘51 PVC Speaker Series. Professor Hyland delivered his lecture, “The Sweatiest of the Liberal Arts: Athletics and Education,” to an audience of over 100 Princeton student-athletes, alumni, staff and Princeton Varsity Club and community members. A three-year letterwinner on the Princeton varsity basketball team, Hyland shared the tremendous impact of basketball on his life with the crowd. “My experience with basketball was literally defining,” he said. “I became who I am because of my passion for basketball.” Who he is includes not only being a highly regarded professor at Trinity and Chairman of the Philosophy Department, but an original founder of the Philosophical Society of Sport, an extremely sought-after mentor for student-athletes at Trinity. Through his course, the Philosophy of Sport, he has challenged Trinity student-athletes to examine their personal experiences with sport. He has also provided them with a type of validation he did not receive during his undergraduate experience. “I didn’t want [my students] to say what I had to say,” Hyland said, “that none of my professors ever called on me to think about sports.” Hyland encouraged all attending his lecture to look inside themselves to see how the sport they love has shaped them. He shared with the audience the first two assignments given in his Philosophy of Sport course. The first is for each student to write on the most positive experience they have had with athletics. This is followed the next day with the task of writing about their most difficult experience with athletics. The most insightful responses, said Hyland, often reference the same experience.
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ics Work Together He stressed the importance of understanding how athletics and participation in intercollegiate athletics contributes to one’s education, even going as far as to imagine a world where courses such as wrestling, track & field and sculpture were considered alongside mathematics, science and reading. To support his argument, he noted that the Ancient Greek core disciplines of musike/ gymnastick are those disciplines American universities most marginalize. Earlier in the day, Hyland met with several AcademicAthletic Fellows, a group of Princeton faculty and staff who Drew Hyland are committed to strengthening and advancing the student-athlete ideal and reinforcing the educational mission of the university. During that discussion, Hyland again touched upon the deep connections between art and athletics that date back to Ancient Greece, noting that even in astrology, the same sign exists for art and athletics. Hyland also emphasized the important role that all coaches play in the lives of their athletes. “They all possess the power to be great teachers, and of course, the power to be bad teachers,” he said. When asked what advice he would give to professors on how they might teach differently, and therefore have the effect on students that the athletic experience offers, Hyland responded that “the advantage of coaching versus classroom teaching is that the coach has access to the whole person: mind, body, soul, self-identity and spirit. In the classroom, it is a struggle to involve the whole person.” Hyland has published 10 books, including The Philosophy of Sport and The Question of Play. The Jake McCandless ’51 PVC Speaker Series began in 2004 with a lecture from NCAA President Myles Brand. The series was endowed in the name of J.L “Jake” McCandless ’51, who coached Princeton to the 1969 Ivy League football championship during the Tigers’ centennial year of football. In the spring of 2007, the PVC is proud to feature Frank Deford ’61 as part of the Jake McCandless ’51 PVC Speaker Series. For more information, please visit the www.PrincetonVarsityClub.org.
he Princeton Varsity Club and several members of the Tiger coaching staff were recently welcomed by the Princeton Club of Washington and many Princeton alumni in the Washington, DC area. The PVC visited the Washington, DC as part of the PVC “On the Road” series Oct. 26. The evening started with a cocktail reception and featured many highlights, including remarks from Director of Athletics Gary Walters ‘67, men’s lacrosse coach Bill Tierney, women’s tennis coach Kathy Sell and baseball coach Scott Bradley. Bradley also welcomed a special guest for the evening, San Diego Padres pitcher Chris Young ‘02. Young spoke to the group
Princeton A.D. Gary Walters ’67 with guest speaker and San Diego Padres pitcher Chris Young ’02
not only about his experiences playing professional baseball but also about his special experience at Princeton. The evening was full of great stories and provided a chance for many alumni to catch up with their former coaches and to visit with one another. To view the photo gallery from the event, please visit the PVC website (www.PrincetonVarsityClub.org) and select Photo Gallery.
3rd Annual PVC Career Night Brings Together Alumni & Student-Athletes
he 3rd Annual PVC Career Night was held November 20 in the Frist Campus Center. Several student-athlete alumni returned to campus to share professional experiences and career planning advice with nearly 100 current student-athletes. Alumni in attendance represented several professional fields, including investment banking, consulting, medicine, law, the non-profit sector, journalism and business. Also in attendance were representatives from several on campus Internship groups and the Office of Career Services. The PVC is extremely grateful to the following alumni who volunteered their time: Paul Harris ’54, John Heilner ’63, Gerry Skey ’64, Hal Hoeland ’69, Tom Weidner ’69, Sally Fields ’73, Frank Sowinski ’78, Ward Glassmeyer ’89, Jim Halliday ’90, Sara Slattery ’90, Paul Cooke ’91, Ted Deutsch ’91, Eric Kutner ’95, Tina Smith ’95, Ted Stephens ’95, Gog Boonswang ’96, Sean Gregory ’98, Kelly Darling ’05 and Joe Robinson ’05. Career Night also serves as a forum for student-athletes to acquire information about the PVC Mentoring Program and for already matched mentors/student-athletes to meet in person. The PVC will host the 4th Annual Career Night in the fall of 2007.
“I really enjoyed the PVC Career Night - It was very interesting to follow the lives of such accomplished individuals and to learn more about their respective career paths.” Brianna Moreno ‘09 (softball)
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Sandi Bittler ’90 A PVC Testimonial
Basketball was always my passion. When it came time to decide where to go to college, I wasn’t concerned with academics. I was focused on finding a great basketball program that would offer me a scholarship. I was from a small high school so I knew I wouldn’t be heavily recruited, but I was still determined to get the attention of a UConn or Duke or Texas or Virginia — a school with a women’s basketball history. I was my high school class valedictorian and my older sister had chosen Cornell, but despite my academic qualifications and her enthusiastic endorsements, I had no interest in pursuing an Ivy League education because I didn’t feel the sports programs at Ivy League schools were top-tier. Here comes the irony. Because I chose Princeton, not only did I get to play four more years of the game I loved, instead of sitting on the bench or being a role player for one of the schools I coveted, but I got to pursue a career in sports marketing that I never even knew existed when I was trying to decide where to go
to school. It was “Princeton” on my resume that caught the eye of NBA league office executives and led to an interview, an interview that turned into a job and then turned into a 15-year sports marketing career. I initially resisted attending Princeton because I didn’t think it was big-time enough to satisfy my basketball-driven passion, but it turned out that Princeton could do that for me and a whole lot more. With the wisdom of hindsight, I can now say without a doubt that Princeton was the
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For more testimonials by Princeton alumni student-athletes, visit PrincetonVarsityClub.org school for me. Attending Princeton gave me the opportunity to become the best basketball player that I could be. It was Princeton that showed me that terrific athletes and fierce competition are not exclusive to big-time college athletic programs. And it was Princeton that equipped me with the skills I needed to stay involved in the sport I loved even when my playing days were over.
A Princeton Powers Play Investor and Class of 1979 alumnus William C. Powers is making a $10 million gift to Princeton’s football program, the largest gift ever to Princeton athletics. In honor of Powers and his family, the University will name Princeton Stadium’s game field “Powers Field.” Additionally, Powers will give $500,000 to establish two scholarships to support the University’s need-based financial aid program. Powers’ gift to Princeton athletics has already funded a new, state-of-the-art playing surface for the stadium field and will fund the renovation of the two practice fields east of Princeton Stadium. The gift also creates two endowments for the benefit of Princeton athletics—the first will support maintenance for all three fields, and the second will provide significant operating support for the football program. Powers Field will be dedicated in 2007 at the Nov. 10 home game against Yale. Powers said, “I hope that this gift will inspire current and future Princeton athletes to strive for excellence, thus reinforcing the University’s commitment to the student-athlete experience that imparts the critical values of leadership, teamwork, competition and character, including managing adversity and failure as well as success. It is my further hope that this gift will assist Princeton in attracting the most highly qualified and talented student-athletes, and that these facilities and resources will enable Princeton’s athletes to perform to the best of their abilities. Finally, I hope this contribution will inspire among its beneficiaries their own philosophy of giving, and that it may lead other alumni, parents and friends to consider sharing their good fortune with Princeton and other outstanding organizations.”
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Princeton Women’s Squads Join Myers In Race For The Cure
embers of the Princeton women’s soccer and squash programs competed in the New Jersey Race for the Cure Sun., Oct. 29, on the Bristol Myers Squibb campus south of Princeton, running in the 5K event sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Tiger junior Melissa Whitley finished ninth in the race as the Princeton contingent ran in honor of one of its Academic-Athletic Fellows, Karen Jezierny, Princeton University’s Director of Public Affairs and a three-year breast cancer survivor. “We were really happy to be able to support Karen,” Princeton head coach Julie Shackford said. “It is always good to get our student-athletes into the community, and it is especially exciting to be able to be a part of anything that will help in the cure for cancer.” The race came a day after Princeton defeated Cornell, 1-0, in Ithaca, N.Y. The Princeton women’s squash team completed a perfect 2006 portion of its schedule and is Tennis player Kristen Scott ‘09 considered one of the favorites for the 2007 national title. The women’s tennis team also showed its charitable side during the autumn months. works with many community partners On Sept 30 the Tigers competed to reach across borders to educate: in the Carnegie to teach values through sport, build character, sportsmanship Center 5K, helping raise awareness and intellect. Princeton’s student-athletes and the athletic and funding for department recognize that they have the resources and identity The Parkinson Soccer player Melissa Whitley ’08 Alliance. which allow for a valuable and meaningful partnership with the For more information on the Tigers in the Community program, and to community. Tigers in the Community supports the view profiles of Princeton student-athletes who are giving back, please visit the PVC website at www.PrincetonVarsityClub.org and select “Tigers in the student-athlete in his/her broader educational goals Community.”
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Football Clinches Ivy Title with close to 2,000 fans on Cannon Green. That celebration followed an impromptu one at midfield of the Yale Bowl. Nine busloads of Princeton students who had made the trip to New Haven stormed the field and celebrated in a respectful, overjoyed way. Yes, in a season filled with dramatic wins, none would top what happened that day at the Yale Bowl. But that dramatic win wouldn’t bring a ring. And this team understood that. November 18 • Princeton Stadium Princeton 27, Dartmouth 17 Dartmouth came into the season finale with no ring to play for, but the thought of ruining a dream
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season for Princeton was plenty to play for. The Tigers jumped out to a 17-3 lead, but a couple of deep passes helped the Big Green even the score at 17 with slightly more than a quarter remaining in the careers of the Class of 2007. The offense replied with two drives straight out of the Terrell career retrospective. Nine plays, 55 yards, a 25-yard field goal by freshman Matt Lichtenstein who, by the way, had never attempted a collegiate field goal before that one. The final drive spanned 12 plays, 67 yards and took 5:32 off the clock. The final play of Terrell’s career wasn’t some sort of glorious pass or brilliant diving score. It was a simple option, and he ran it perfectly. He drew a defender to him,
absorbed one last hit and sent the ball to Toresco, who iced the game and the championship with a final touchdown. 63 seconds later, the students, alumni and thousands of appreciative fans took the field once again to celebrate an Ivy League championship. In the locker room, as championship hats were distributed to deserving student-athletes who will proudly wear matching rings soon enough, the team gathered one more time to sing after one more victory. Yes, this team chose a different path. It chose to walk it together. It chose to win when so many other teams couldn’t do the same. It won by paving a path for future teams to travel.
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