With back-to-back shutouts at Union and Rensselaer Dec. 7 and 8, WOMEN’S HOCKEY improved to 7–7–2 overall and climbed to fourth place in the ECAC Hockey standings.
WOMEN’S SQUASH, the defending Howe Cup champion, opened the season with three 9–0 sweeps, defeating Cornell Nov. 18, Brown Dec. 1, and Williams Dec. 2. MEN’S SQUASH also started strong, defeating Western Ontario, Cornell, Brown, Franklin & Marshall, and Williams in its first five matches.
Princeton WRESTLING dropped dual meets to Duquesne Dec. 7 and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and Binghamton Dec. 15. Two Tigers, 125–pound competitor Tony Comunale ’11 and heavyweight Sam Ritter ’08, posted wins against all three opponents.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL lost 3–1 to Delaware in the NCAA Champion-ships Nov. 30. It was Princeton’s first NCAA playoff appearance since 2000.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY placed 14th at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., Nov. 19. Christy Johnson ’10 led Princeton, finishing 41st, and two other Tigers placed in the top 100.
The FOOTBALL team ended its season on a high note with a 17–14 win at Dartmouth Nov. 17. Connor Louden ’09 scored the decisive points, kicking a 25-yard field goal in overtime. Prince-ton finished 4–6 overall and 3–4 against the Ivies to tie for fourth place in the league.
In the Ivy League’s seven fall sports, five Princeton athletes won PLAYER OF THE YEAR honors: Paige Schmidt ’08 (a three-time winner in field hockey), Michael Maag ’09 (men’s cross country), Liz Costello ’10 (women’s cross country), Diana Matheson ’08 (women’s soccer), and Parker Henritze ’09 (women’s volleyball).
Former baseball commissioner BOWIE KUHN ’48 was posthumously elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Dec. 3. Kuhn, who presided over Major League Baseball from 1969 to 1984, will be the first Princetonian (and the fourth commissioner) to be enshrined in Cooperstown.