Beverly Schaefer
Beverly Schaefer

MEN’S WATER POLO opened its season with a 5–0 weekend at the Princeton Invitational Sept. 9–11. Freshman Kayj Shannon, above, scored two fourth-period goals in an 8–6 win over Santa Clara, televised nationally on ESPNU. Shannon finished the weekend with a team-high 12 goals on 16 shots.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL won its first three matches at the Hofstra Invitational before falling 3–1 to the host Pride Sept. 3. The Tigers were 5–3 overall through Sept. 10 despite playing half of their matches without All-Ivy outside hitter Lydia Rudnick ’13, who was sidelined by injury.

On Sept. 10, the MEN’S and WOMEN’S TENNIS teams dedicated the new Cordish Family Pavilion, named for donors who include former varsity players Blake Cordish ’93 and Reed Cordish ’96. Overlooking Princeton’s home courts at the Lenz Tennis Center, the new building features locker rooms, offices for the teams’ coaches, and a viewing platform.

Jen Hoy ’13 scored one goal and assisted on another as WOMEN’S SOCCER picked up its first win of the season, topping Villanova 2–1 Sept. 11.

Abby Levene ’13 of the WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD team won the 2011 USA Triathlon Sprint National Champion­ship in Burlington, Vt., Aug. 20. Levene earned a spot in the Sprint Triathlon World Championships in October 2012.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY standout Donn Cabral ’12 led the field at the Fordham Invitational Sept. 10, finishing 12 seconds ahead of teammate Eddie Owens ’15, who placed second. The Tigers had four runners in the top six and placed first in the team standings. WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY also won the Fordham Invitational, edging second-place Yale by nine points.

Princeton will host the IVY LEAGUE Heptagonal Cross Country Championships for the first time since 1947. The Oct. 29 meet was moved from Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y., because of ongoing renovations.