Princeton Varsity Club members, Corporate Partners, and members of the Princeton Athletics “Team Around the Team” gathered in-person in Princeton Stadium on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 15th as part of the PVC Fall Coaches Luncheon. This marked the first in-person edition of this luncheon series since February 2020.
Featured fall programs included women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s water polo and football. Following opening remarks from new Ford Family Director of Athletics, John Mack ’00, each featured fall head coach – Sabrina King ’01 (women’s volleyball), Sean Driscoll (women’s soccer), Dusty Litvak (men’s water polo), and Bob Surace ’90 (football) – provided updates on their respective program and 2021 season to-date. Together, these four programs had posted a 40-7-1 combined fall record, good for a winning percentage of 85%, at the time of the luncheon.
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Following formal remarks from the featured coaches, four student-athletes representatives (noted below) engaged in a panel conversation, moderated by Associate Director of Athletics for the Princeton Varsity Club and Advancement, Brendan Van Ackeren. The Tiger student-athletes provided behind-the-scenes perspectives into their Princeton student-athlete experiences, ways in which they and their teams effectively navigated the challenges of the past year, and shared examples of how Princeton Athletics has afforded them opportunities to Achieve, Serve and Lead through athletic competition, in the classroom and beyond.
Featured fall student-athletes included:
- Cameron Dames ’23 (women’s volleyball | english)
- Emma Davis ’22 (women’s soccer | public & international affairs)
- Keller Maloney ’23 (men’s water polo | economics)
- Jeremiah Tyler ’22 (football | sociology)
The luncheon also featured Ben Bograd ’23 (men’s soccer) and Melina Mahood ’23 (women’s volleyball), who were recognized as recipients of the PNC Bank Student-Athlete Achiever Award for the fall season. This awards recognizes achievement across academics, athletics and community service and engagement. Pictured from left to right are Ryan Gates (Client & Community Relations Director at PNC Bank), John Mack ’00 (Ford Family Director of Athletics), Ben Bograd ’23, Jim Barlow ’91 (head coach, men’s soccer), Melina Mahood ’23 and Sabrina King ’01 (head coach, women’s volleyball).