Max Becker ’18, Declan Farmer ’20, Matthew Kolodzik ’20

Photo: Beverly Schaefer


MAX BECKER ’18 scored the game-winning goal in the third minute of overtime as Princeton men’s hockey defeated Clarkson to win its first ECAC Hockey Championship since 2008. The 2–1 win in Lake Placid, N.Y., capped an improbable playoff run in which the Tigers, seeded No. 7 in the league, swept No. 2 Union, No. 1 Cornell, and No. 3 Clarkson in a span of eight days. Princeton earned a trip to the NCAA Midwest Regional, where it lost 4–2 to Ohio State March 24.

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About three hours after Becker’s goal, DECLAN FARMER ’20 also scored the overtime winner in a 2–1 game, 6,600 miles away in South Korea. The goal lifted the United States over Canada and earned Farmer a second consecutive gold medal in Paralympic sled hockey. He was named the tournament MVP after scoring a tournament-high 11 goals. 

Photo: Beverly Schaefer


Wrestler MATTHEW KOLODZIK ’20 reached the semifinals of the 149-pound weight class at the NCAA Championships in Cleveland March 15–17, where he lost a 5–3 bout to Lock Haven’s Ronnie Perry. Kolodzik bounced back with two wins in the consolation bracket to earn third place and capture All-America honors for the second time.