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PVC 2008 P V C Senior Student-Athlete Banquet The 2008 PVC Senior Student-Athlete Awards Banquet Welcome to the final edition of the Princeton Varsity Club News for the 2007-08 academic year, an edition that is devoted to recognizing and remembering the accomplishments of the Class of 2008 and the award winners from the 11th Annual Princeton Varsity Club Senior Student-Athlete Awards Banquet held May 29 at the Graduate College. This special edition begins with the Princeton Athletics Year in Review on page 3. Following that, beginning with page 4, we recap the Senior Student-Athlete Awards Banquet, highlighting the 2008 award winners and the remarks from a pair of 2008 graduates, women’s soccer’s Melissa Whitley and men’s hockey’s Landis Stankievech, as well as those from Director of Athletics Gary Walters ’67. Finally, on pages 13-15, we recognize those who graciously supported the PVC during the last academic year. As always, your support of the Princeton Varsity Club and Princeton Athletics is greatly appreciated. We hope you enjoy these pages, and we thank you for your support of Princeton athletics. See you in 2008-09! 2008 Princeton Varsity Club Senior Student-Athlete Awards Banquet Winners Citizen-Athlete Award Dr. Martin Eichelberger ’67 Marvin Bressler Award Kenneth Samuel Class of 1916 Cup Landis Stankievech ’08 Art Lane ’34 Award Ted Gudmundsen ’08, Michael Honigberg ’08, Katie Lewis-Lamonica ’08 William Winston Roper Trophy Mike Moore ’08, David Nightingale ’08 C. Otto von Kienbusch Award Meagan Cowher ’08, Diana Matheson ’08 July 2008 Varsity Club News 2 Upcoming PVC Events for more information on 2008-09 PVC events that will begin in September, visit the official website of the PVC at Princeton Varsity Club News Princeton’s Department of Athletics, Jadwin Gymnasium, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., 08542 Princeton Varsity Club 609-258-5666 Director of Athletics Gary Walters ’67 Associate Director of Athletics for the Princeton Varsity Club Kellie Gale Assistant Director of the Princeton Varsity Club Marie Muhvic Athletic Friends Group Manager Lorin Maurer Associate Director of Athletics/Director of Athletic Communications Jerry Price Assistant Directors of Athletic Communications/ PVC News Editors Yariv Amir, Craig Sachson Athletic Communications Assistant Andrew Borders Staff Photographer Beverly Schaefer printing by Prism Color Corp. Moorestown, N.J.

PVC 2007-08 Athletics Year in Review 2007-08 Athletics Year in Review ECAC titlist men’s hockey squad leads another championship season • by Jerry Price The chartered flight left from Trenton-Mercer Airport and touched down Mike Moore wasn’t even one of those 11, yet the hockey defenseman was a first-team All-America ship. Paige Schmidt was named Ivy Player of the Year. The women’s volleyball team directly in Madison, Wis., two hours and the cornerstone of the Tigers became the first in league history later. There was none of that waiting run to the ECAC championship and to go 14-0 in the double round-robin by the gate or changing planes in the NCAA tournament. Lee Jub- format. Junior Parker Henritze was Chicago or Detroit, not on this trip. inville, the Ivy League and ECAC named Ivy League Player of the Year These were the spoils that went Player of the Year, joined Moore as and was one of three first-team Allto this victor, and in the history of Ivy a first-team All-America as the two Ivy selections as the Tigers went League sports, there haven’t been matched the total number of previ- back to the NCAA tournament for too many more unlikely victors. ous first-team All-Americas in the the first time since 2001. The Princeton men’s hockey long history of the program. Princeton had its greatest wom- team, under the direction of head Before the season ever started, en’s cross country season in team coach Guy Gadowsky, made a trip George Parros ’03, a member of the history in 2007, winning every one from the basement to the pent- NHL-champion Anaheim Mighty of its first six races before finishing house that was shorter than any- Ducks, brought the Stanley Cup to 14th in the NCAA championships one could have dreamed. Inheriting Baker Rink. With this serving as and reaching as high as the No. 4 a team that had won three games karmic backdrop, Princeton spent spot in the national rankings. Soph- and five games the two years be- most of the season at or near the omore Liz Costello was the indifore his arrival, Gadowsky needed top of the league standings. The vidual champion as the Tigers won only four years to bring his Tigers Tigers ran to the Ivy champion- at Heps for the second straight year. to their chartered flight to the NCAA ship and finished a close second Princeton also won regionals for the tournament, a reward for a second- to Clarkson in the ECAC standings. third straight year and defeated six place regular season and then a Princeton needed three games to nationally-ranked teams to win the sure and defiant march to the ECAC take out Yale in the quarterfinals Pre-Nationals race in October. tournament championship. and then knocked off Colgate and The men’s cross country team Princeton’s men’s hockey sea- Harvard in the ECAC Final Four. won at Heps for the second conson was a highlight of the 2007-08 Goalie Zane Kalemba earned MVP secutive year and had the indi- athletic year, though it was by honors by setting a tournament revidual champion (junior Michael no means the only one. Princcord with three shutouts. Maag) for the first time since 1999. eton teams combined won nine Ivy The “hockey” success was not Three Princeton runners qualified League championships, the most confined to the ice, as the field individually for the NCAA champi- in the league, and rolled to a 22nd hockey team won its third straight onship meet. straight Ivy League unofficial all- Ivy title and 13th in the last 14 years. The women’s swimming and divsports points championship. The Tigers knocked off third-ranked ing team dominated the Ivy League, The women’s squash team UConn at home and won a dramatic including a sweep of all swimming avenged a regular season loss to 1-0 game over Harvard in overtime events at the H-Y-P meet, and won defeat Penn in the Howe Cup final, giving Princeton an individual or team national champion for the 22nd straight year as well. Glenn Nelson finished the fall with 562 wins as head coach of women’s volleyball, the most ever by a Tiger coach with one team. Princeton simply overwhelmed the rest of the league in sports like women’s swimming and diving, women’s cross country and men’s squash, putting together seasons of historical dominance. Princeton teams produced 11 Ivy League Players of the Year, to clinch the league champion- the Ivy League Championships at meaning that 40% of the league’s The men’s hockey team celebrates its ECAC championship March 22 in Albany. Players of the Year were Tigers. The Tigers’ NCAA tournament appearance was Princeton’s first since 1998. DeNunzio Pool by more than 150 points. Princeton sent seven swimmers to the NCAA championships, including Ivy League Championships Swimmer of the Meet Alicia Aemisegger, who earned four All- America honors. The 800 free relay team also earned All-America honors, Princeton’s first relay All- America team since 1991. The women’s indoor track and field team stunned host Cornell to win its first indoor Heps title since 1998, clinching the meet when freshman Tiffany Liu had a personal-best mark in the triple jump, the final event of the day. Freshmen Isabell von Loga (shot put) and Lauren Barber (60-meter hurdles) were key factors in the win. The men’s squash team swept through the Ivy season without losing a single individual match to win its third straight Ivy title with six 9-0 victories. The Tigers also reached their third straight national team final. Junior Mauricio Sanchez earned his second straight Ivy League Player of the Year honor, while Dave Letourneau was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year. The women’s squash team did not win the Ivy title as it fell to Penn in the regular season, but the Tigers came back to knock off the Quakers 6-3 in the Howe Cup final. The softball team started the Ivy League season 14-0 before using a pair of exciting comebacks to win the Ivy South title over Cornell. The following weekend, Princeton swept a doubleheader over Harvard to win its 17th Ivy League title and earn an NCAA tournament berth. Jamie Lettire was the Ivy League Co-Player of the Year and an NFCA Third-Team All-America, and Kristen Schaus was the Ivy League Pitcher of the Year. Susannah Aboff (women’s golf), Diana Matheson (women’s soccer) and Peter Capkovic (men’s tennis) were the other Ivy Players of the Year. Jack McBride was the men’s lacrosse Rookie of the Year. 3 Varsity Club News July 2008

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