After sweeping an April 17 doubleheader at Penn, BASEBALL held the Ivy League’s best record (9–3) and a two-game lead in the Gehrig Division. Freshman Mike Ford, above, has been the Tigers’ top hitter (a .321 batting average) and a key part of the pitching staff, posting a 2–0 record in his first three Ivy starts.
SOFTBALL dropped all four of its meetings with Penn April 15 and 17. Princeton started the Ivy season by splitting each of its first four doubleheaders, but against the Quakers, the Tigers struggled to score, tallying a total of seven runs in four games.
WOMEN’S LACROSSE upset No. 8 Penn in Philadelphia April 20 to improve to 4–1 in Ivy games and secure a spot in the league’s four-team postseason tournament. Lizzy Drumm ’11 and Cassie Pyle ’12 each scored three goals in the 11–7 win.
MEN’S LACROSSE posted consecutive wins for the first time this season, topping Rutgers 9–8 April 12 and Dartmouth 8–4 April 16. Midfielder Jeff Froccaro ’13 led the Tigers in both games, scoring three goals against the Scarlet Knights and four against the Big Green.
In MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD, the Princeton team of Mike Eddy ’11, Russell Dinkins ’13, Tom Hopkins ’14, and Austin Hollimon ’12 set an Ivy League record in the 1,600-meter relay April 16, running the race in 3:07.57 to place third behind Texas A&M and Florida at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in Gainesville, Fla.
WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD standout Sarah Cummings ’11 cut nearly 11 seconds off her personal best in the 5,000-meter run and finished fifth in the open division at the Mount Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif., April 16. Teammate Alex Banfich ’12, who also runs the 5,000, placed 15th in the meet’s Olympic Development Elite race.
Four WOMEN’S GOLF players finished in the top 10 as Princeton won the Brown Invitational in Barrington, R.I., April 10–11. Kelly Shon ’14 was the individual runner-up, shooting a one-over-par 145 in the event. Shon, Kate Scarpetta ’11, and Rachel Blum ’11 each finished the opening round under par.
MEN’S GOLF finished fifth at the Century Intercollegiate in Purchase, N.Y., April 16–17. Eric Salazar ’11 tied for fourth place with a two-round total of 155 (13 over par).
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL lost its last five matches, including a five-game thriller against Sacred Heart in the season finale April 16, and did not qualify for the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association playoffs.
WOMEN’S TENNIS finished 5–2 in Ivy League play, completing the season with wins over Columbia April 15 and Cornell April 17.
WOMEN’S WATER POLO outscored Brown 2–0 in the final quarter to edge the Bears, 7–6, in the final game of the regular season April 17. Lauren Brunner ’11 scored two goals, including the game-winner.
MEN’S HOCKEY defenseman Taylor Fedun ’11 was named a second-team All-American by the American Hockey Coaches Association, becoming the seventh All-America honoree in Princeton history. Fedun will play professionally after graduation, joining classmates Matt Arhontas, Matt Godlewski, Alan Reynolds, and Cam Ritchie, who also signed minor-league contracts.