Kyle Vinci ’24 launched a fly ball over the left-field fence against Brown May 6 for his 20th home run of the season, a new Ivy League record (breaking the mark set in 1984 by Columbia’s Gene Larkin, who went on to play seven years in the major leagues). Earlier this year, Vinci, a first baseman, broke the Princeton single-season home run record of 13 (Michael Ciminiello ’96 in 1996), and the Tigers’ 2023 team total of 58 homers was also a program best. Princeton finished 13-8 in Ivy games, earning a spot in the league’s postseason for the first time since 2016.
Jovana Sekulic ’25 scored three goals in Princeton women’s water polo’s 12-8 win over Harvard in the Collegiate Water Polo Association championship game April 30, earning tournament most valuable player honors. She was the conference’s regular-season MVP as well. The Tigers had a 29-3 record heading into their NCAA Tournament opener at No. 3 seed California May 12. (Results were not available for this issue.)
Riccardo Fantinelli ’26 made an auspicious debut at the Ivy League Men’s Golf Tournament April 21, shooting an even-par 72, and then played even better in the next two rounds — 70 in the second, 69 in the third — to win the individual championship by four strokes. Princeton won the team title, scoring 18 shots better than second-place Columbia, and was slated to play in the NCAA Regional in Norman, Oklahoma, May 15-17.