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Gretchen Anderson ’04 – Ice Hockey

Excerpts from the 2004 PVC Senior Student-Athlete Awards Banquet I am sure that what I have learned from being a student-athlete [at Princeton] at least in some way or another strikes a chord of familiarity in each of you… It’s taught me a lot of things, but the very first lesson I learned was modesty. Being naive, I thought that ... Read More »

Chanel Lattimer ’05 – Track & Field

Excerpts from the “Ivy League Spotlight” on IvyLeagueSports.com My college decision came down to the last minute! I realized that I didn’t want track to become a job. I didn’t want that constant pressure and a scholarship looming over my head. As much as I love to run, I also love being involved in other activities. Not only was the ... Read More »

John Mack ’00 – Track & Field

Being a varsity student-athlete meant being a part of a special group of students at Princeton. Whether you were on the track team or played lacrosse or basketball or squash, you knew that your teammates and friends on other teams were working hard to excel academically and athletically, and it pushed you to do the same. For me, the educational ... Read More »

Janine Willis ’05 – Soccer

The life-skills that you garner as a student-athlete are valuable in every aspect of life. You learn how to multi-task effectively. You learn about the fruits of your labor, and that there is no substitute for hard work. You learn how to pick yourself up when you’ve fallen short. All of these skills and experiences are easily translated to the ... Read More »

Adele McCarthy Beauvais ’03 – Water Polo

Today, when I think of my time at Princeton, I feel like water polo was an invaluable component of my life there. However, I came to Princeton unsure of how my athletic experience playing women’s water polo would fit with my academic and student life. I knew that it would be a challenge to try to integrate these three components, ... Read More »

Lauren Ehrlichman ’06 – Field Hockey

The tulle was the last to go. I was standing before my emptied out car, staring in disbelief at the vacant seats that had, for the first time in four years, actually been cleared-off enough to serve their purported purpose of seating human beings. Everything was gone—field hockey balls rolling under the seats and making noises that for years I had ... Read More »

Jacqueline Leahy ’06 – Fencing

My journey as a Princeton athlete began a long time before my four seasons as a Tiger. When I was little, my parents did their best to encourage me and each of my siblings to find a passion. I tried a plethora of sports such as gymnastics, swimming and riding horses, but it is no wonder with three older brothers — who ... Read More »

Matt Behncke ’02 – Soccer

I don’t know if I can define Princeton Soccer or what it stands for. I can say that I probably would have given a different definition during each of my four years, and what I’ll say now probably isn’t exactly what I would have said the day I graduated. I do think, however, that almost every day I moved closer ... Read More »

Podie Lynch ’71 – Tennis

How does one articulate a memory accurately after 35 years? I am not sure my following thoughts adequately reflect the reality of the experience of being on the first women’s varsity at Princeton…in the winter/spring of 1971. There was a very (and I mean VERY) limited range of athletic opportunity for the Princeton women in the first year of coeducation ... Read More »

Tara Christie Kinsey ’97 – Softball

“On the Future of Princeton Athletics” I would be loath to accept the recent PAW article, “What Price Victory?” written by Doug Lederman ‘84 for the December 17, 2003 issue and featuring an interview with former Princeton president William G. Bowen, as the final, let alone definitive, statement on the discussion of athletics at Princeton. When I look into the ... Read More »

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