For a second straight summer, MEN’S BASKETBALL standout Hans Brase ’16 traveled to play for the German national program. Brase, whose parents are German, competed with the country’s “A2” squad (one step below the national team) in exhibition games in Romania and China.
Brase was the only U.S. collegian on a roster of European pros, and Princeton basketball’s reputation preceded him, at least in the eyes of coach Henrik Rödl, who won an NCAA title as a player at the University of North Carolina. “Whenever I would go backdoor on someone, he would look over and laugh,” Brase said.
WOMEN’S WATER POLO goalie Ashleigh Johnson ’16 helped the United States win gold at the FINA World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, Aug. 12–17. Johnson made 11 saves in the Americans’ 11–4 semifinal win over China and was named the top goalkeeper in the tournament.
Princeton selected Erika DeSanty to be the new WOMEN’S GOLF coach. DeSanty, an LPGA teaching pro and former college basketball player, guided Williams College to a third-place finish at the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships in May.