The University dismissed MEN’S LACROSSE coach Chris Bates on April 6, four days after he shoved a Brown player with his elbow during Princeton’s loss to the Bears. Video from the Ivy League Network, first published on InsideLacrosse.com, showed Bates making contact with an opposing midfielder who was leaving the field during the third quarter.
Offensive coordinator Matt Madalon took over for Bates for the five remaining games, and the University said it would begin a national search for a permanent head coach after the season. In six and a half seasons with the Tigers, Bates won three Ivy League titles and compiled a 53–42 record. Through April 21, the Tigers were 4–7 overall and 1–3 in Ivy play.
WOMEN’S LACROSSE split its games against Cornell and Penn April 16 and 20. Ellie DeGarmo ’17 made 16 saves in an 8–7 win over the Big Red, while Olivia Hompe ’17 scored two goals in a 12–7 loss to the Quakers. Princeton, Penn, and Cornell were tied for first place in the Ivy League with two games remaining