The Princeton Varsity Club held its Fall Coaches Luncheon on October 18th, where a selection of fall head coaches and accompanying student-athletes gathered to speak with university and community partners.
Those teams in attendance included field hockey, football and men and women’s cross country. Each featured head coach, including Bob Surace ’90 (football), Jason Vigilante (men’s cross country) and Princeton first-year coaches Brad Hunt (women’s cross country) and Carla Tagliente (field hockey) highlighted their respective 2016 squads, provided updates on their fall season to date and spoke to their program’s role in Princeton Athletic Department’s core values of Achieve, Serve and Lead.
Additionally, student-athletes from each respective team were invited to speak to their Princeton experience and the opportunities Princeton Athletics has afforded them to Achieve, Serve and Lead through athletic competition, in the classroom and beyond. Featured student-athletes included:
- Women’s Cross Country – Ally Markovich ’17
- Men’s Cross Country – Will Bertrand ’17
- Field Hockey – Elise Wong ’19
- Football – RJ Paige ’17
The luncheon also recognized two student-athletes who were awarded the PNC Achiever Award for the fall season, which acknowledges and recognizes achievement across academics, athletics and community service. Those winners included:
- Women’s Volleyball – Claire Nussbaum ’19
- Men’s Soccer – Patrick Barba ’17
In the weeks following the PVC Coaches Luncheon, both football and women’s volleyball proceeded to capture Ivy League Championships, while field hockey posted two NCAA postseason victories to earn a sport in the NCAA Final Four.
The PVC Winter Coaches Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday February 21, 2017.