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.
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.