The Princeton FIELD HOCKEY team’s 11-year reign as Ivy League champion ended in early November when Harvard captured the 2016 title, but the Tigers made history by earning the program’s first at-large bid to the NCAA Championships — and made the most of the opportunity.

Princeton upset No. 6 Penn State 2–1 on the Nittany Lions’ home turf Nov. 12 and stunned No. 7 Virginia with a game-winning goal by Sophia Tornetta ’19 as time expired in the quarterfinals Nov. 13. The Tigers were slated to face No. 8 Delaware in the Final Four Nov. 18.

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WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL beat Cornell and Columbia Nov. 11 and 12 to finish the Ivy season 13–1, earning the league championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament — Princeton’s first postseason bid since 2007.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY placed three runners in the top six — William Paulson ’18, Conor Lundy ’20, and William Bertrand ’17 — and finished second behind Penn at the Ivy Heptagonal Championships Oct. 29. WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY, led by eighth-place finisher Alexandra Markovich ’17, placed sixth.

The MEN’S TENNIS doubles team of Luke Gamble ’18 and Alex Day ’17 climbed to No. 21 in the national rankings during a successful fall season that included an Oct. 6 upset of then-No. 1 pair Julian Cash and Arjun Kadhe of Oklahoma State and an appearance in the ITA Northeast Regional semifinals Oct. 24.