Mike Ford ’15, Hannah Davey ’22, Kelly Cooke ’13

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MIKE FORD ’15 became the first rookie in New York Yankees history to hit a pinch-hit walk-off home run, driving a pitch over the right-field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning of his team’s 5–4 win over Oakland Sept. 1. Through Sept. 9, Ford had hit 10 home runs in his first 38 major-league games.

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HANNAH DAVEY ’22 scored a first-half goal and made a between-the-legs pass to assist classmate Ali McCarthy ’22 on the overtime game-winner as Princeton field hockey topped Wake Forest 2-1 Sept. 8. Tiger goalie Grace Baylis ’20 made a key save in overtime, diving to her right to slap away a penalty stroke and keep the score tied.

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KELLY COOKE ’13 was one of four women selected by the NHL to officiate in the league’s rookie tournaments in September. Cooke, a recent Northeastern University law school graduate who was Princeton’s leading goal scorer in her senior year, has refereed at international competitions and in the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four, where she was part of the collegiate championship’s first all-female officiating crew last March. The NHL is the only major North American pro league that has not employed women as officials.