Field hockey Ivy League Player of the Year Kat Sharkey ’12, above, scored 33 goals this season — a new Princeton record – and the Tigers swept their seven league games for the third consecutive year. In the NCAA Championships, an injury reduced standout Katie Reinprecht ’12 to reserve duty, but Sharkey and the Tigers still topped Wake Forest, 3–1, in the opening round Nov. 13. Princeton fell to Virginia, 4–2, in a Nov. 14 quarterfinal game in Charlottesville.
Men’s cross country Brian Leung ’12, above, helped the Ivy-champion Tigers earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships with a team victory at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional meet in University Park, Pa., Nov. 13. Leung and teammate Donn Cabral ’12 placed fourth and fifth in the regional meet, and Princeton’s three other scorers – Mark Amirault ’11, Joe Stilin ’12, and Max Kaulbach ’12 – finished in the top 20 to give the Tigers a narrow win over Villanova.
Women’s cross country After capturing their fifth straight Ivy Heptagonals title Oct. 29, the Princeton women ran a strong race at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Nov. 13, placing fourth in a field that included two of the country’s top five teams. Alex Banfich ’12, above, continued her remarkable season, finishing third in the region and outrunning a trio of rivals from top-ranked Villanova in the race’s final stretch. The Tigers received an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships.
Men’s water polo For the second time in three years, Princeton won the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s Southern Division. Trailing Bucknell by two goals at halftime of the title game Nov. 7, the Tigers surged ahead in the final two periods, earning an 8–6 victory. Mike Helou ’12, above, scored the goal that put Princeton ahead for good. The Tigers entered the CWPA Eastern Championships Nov. 19–21 with the top seed and a seven-game winning streak.