After opening with a perfect 10–0 record, WOMEN’S LACROSSE lost back-to-back games against Penn and Dartmouth on April 16 and 19. The Ivy League-champion Quakers scored five goals in a seven-minute stretch early in the second half, and goalie Sarah Waxman held Princeton to one goal in the first 44 minutes of what would be a 9–5 Penn victory. “[Waxman] did a nice job, but we didn’t challenge her nearly as much as we could have,” head coach Chris Sailer said afterward. Christine Casaceli ’09 had a goal and two assists in the loss.
Against Dartmouth, the Tigers came back from a four-goal deficit late in the game and appeared to tie the score at 13–13 on Ashley Amo ’08’s goal with 1:20 remaining. But Amo’s stick was ruled illegal after the play, and the Big Green held on to win 13–12.
Through 16 Ivy games, SOFTBALL posted a 15-1 record, setting up a final-weekend showdown with 15–1 Cornell for the South Division championship. Kathryn Welch ’09, Kelsey Quist ’10, and Jamie Lettire ’10, Princeton’s No. 3, 4, and 5 hitters, have combined to hit 21 home runs and drive in 53 runs while batting .446 in league games.
With six games remaining, third baseman Spencer Lucian ’08 was on track to be the BASEBALL team’s second .400 hitter in as many seasons. Lucian, a .422 hitter through Princeton’s first 36 games, struck out just nine times in 128 at bats.
Susannah Aboff ’09 of the WOMEN’S GOLF team won the individual title at the Ivy League Championships April 19–20, beating her nearest competitor by 11 strokes. Aboff was 9-under-par in 54 holes at the par-72 Atlantic City Country Club and shot an Ivy-record 65 in the tournament’s opening round.
CRAIG ROBINSON ’83, who led the Brown men’s basketball team to a school-record 19 wins in 2007–08, was named head coach at Oregon State April 7. At an introductory press conference, Robinson said it was “nice to be back,” noting that he had played his last two college games at Oregon State’s Gill Arena in the 1983 NCAA Tournament.