Category Archives: Testimonials

Chad Adams ’00 – Soccer

It was a beautiful and crisp October day at Lourie-Love field. The pitch was in immaculate condition and the trees framing the scene were boasting their magnificent fall colors. The football team had just lost to Harvard and the fans were now pouring through the gates to watch the soccer teams battle. It was a late afternoon tap and the ... Read More »

Sally Fields ’73 – Squash & Tennis

Being a member of both the first Princeton Women’s Tennis and Princeton Women’s Squash Teams provided me with unforgettable experiences. The women who were admitted during that time possessed an incredible array of talents and abilities. As the tennis-playing valedictorian of a large public high school in Wilmington, Delaware, I entered Princeton with the Class of 1974, the second year ... Read More »

Hannah Foster ’03 – Lacrosse

Excerpts from the PVC News article – “Walk this Way” “I was disappointed that I got into Princeton…I didn’t think I could make their team and I was really sad because it was Princeton Lacrosse: Home of the 1994 NCAA Champions.” “I called Coach Sailer and said that I can run a 7:13 mile…I asked if I could play on ... Read More »

Eric Leroux ’06 – Ice Hockey

Excerpts from his acceptance speech of the 2006 Hockey Humanitarian Award “…Reflect for a moment on a person or event that has made a difference in your life. In my case, I can think of none more important than my parents and their unwavering support. I remember the decision to play goal – and the hefty price tag associated with ... Read More »

Bill Kapler ’73 – Basketball

I grew up in Beach Haven NJ, a very small town in southern New Jersey, and attended Southern Regional High School. My father owned the local pharmacy and I worked at the pharmacy on weekends and during the summer. Because I liked math and science I majored in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science at Princeton. I graduated 3rd in my class of ... Read More »

Becky Brown ’06 – Basketball

Excerpts from the 2006 PVC Senior Student-Athlete Awards Banquet “I guess I should start out by sharing with you the story of how I got to Princeton in hopes that I can some how fill the next few minutes with some insight into how I got to stand here in front of you tonight. My parents are here and can ... Read More »

Justin Reed ’05 – Track & Field

Excerpts from the 2005 PVC Senior Student-Athlete Awards Banquet “It has truly been a remarkable, exciting, challenging, and sometimes frustrating experience, but I know within my heart that as a group we have persevered because collectively we all share a common purpose in our desires to succeed in life and as teammates. We share a common bond in that we ... Read More »

Margot G. Wheeler MD ’87 – Crew

As I reflect on my years at Princeton, I appreciate the central role of athletics in my education. The lessons learned on Lake Carnegie were not solely rowing lessons, but lessons in teamwork, dedication, commitment and the ability to handle both success and failure. The role of the recruited athlete at Princeton is threatened by those who do not value ... Read More »

Marc Washington ’97 – Football

Playing football at Princeton was unparalleled preparation for my career in business. It goes without saying that my classroom experiences also significantly contributed to my preparation given the rigorous academic demands, the quality of the learning environment at Princeton, and the countless hours spent in the E-Quad. However, my experiences competing with my team on the football field toward a ... Read More »

Helena Novakova ’72 – Tennis, Swimming & Diving

Princeton became my “foster” home during one of the most difficult times of my life, and at the same time a stepping stone on my intellectual journey. I left Czechoslovakia 5 days after the 1968 invasion by Warsaw Pact Army – tanks were stationed in front of my house with angry citizens raising their fists up toward the bewildered Russian ... Read More »

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