A look at this year’s Tigers, in advance of the NCAA Tournament

75 blocks by Bella Alarie ’20 — Alarie, the co-Ivy League Player of the Year and Ivy Tournament MVP, led Princeton in scoring (13.3 points per game) and rebounding (9.6 rebounds per game). Her most impressive stat comes from the defensive end, where she shattered her own team record of 51 blocks, set last year.

7 NCAA Tournament appearances under Courtney Banghart — Banghart, the 2015 Naismith National Coach of the Year, has built a perennial mid-major powerhouse in her 11 seasons as head coach. This year’s Tigers have a 24-5 record with nonconference wins over George Washington and Quinnipiac (both NCAA Tournament teams) and a 14-2 mark against the Ivies, including two games in the Ivy Tournament.

10 points + 15 rebounds + 10 assists for Leslie Robinson ’18 — Robinson recorded Princeton’s first triple-double against Brown March 2 in a 79-44 win that clinched at least a share of the Ivy championship — and she was only in the game for 26 minutes.

24 bench points per game — Depth has been a strength throughout Banghart’s tenure, and this team is no exception. In the Ivy Tournament final against Penn, Princeton’s reserves combined for 36 points, led by Abby Meyers ’21, who scored 18. Ten players average at least eight minutes played: three seniors, three juniors, two sophomores, and two freshmen.

Photos by Beverly Schaefer


Princeton Dominates Ivy Final, Earns Bid to NCAA Tournament

Humble Hotshot: Alarie ’20 Reaches New Heights, With an Occasional Nudge from her Coach

Robinson ’18 Rises to High Standards as Princeton Looks to Pass Penn


Princeton vs. Maryland in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 16 at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN2