BY STEPHEN WOOD
Photo by NY Daily News.
Embattled probably-still-future MLB Hall of Famer Alex Rodriguez and his girlfriend, Torrie Wilson, stopped by Princeton on Saturday, presumably on the way to meet with one of Rodriguez’s attorneys, according to the NY Post. The Yankees third baseman, whose 2013 season has been made a nightmare by nagging injuries and the Biogenesis scandal, reportedly toured several of the campus’ notable buildings and visited the baseball and football fields.
No word on the exact purpose of the visit, although it’s possible that A-Rod was hoping to get Mike Ford’s autograph.
Or maybe it was a college visit. With the MLB ready to hand him its longest ever non-lifetime suspension – which would even ban him from playing in Japan and Korea – he may be considering using his expected increase in free time to go back and finally get that college degree. Although Rodriguez has missed the deadline to apply for the Class of 2017, he could certainly help his chances of getting into the Class of 2018 by donating a new stadium or three or by pulling some strings with influential Princeton grad Eliot Spitzer ’81, with whom he purportedly shares at least one mutual friend.
Although I’m sure he enjoyed visiting the place where they filmed A Beautiful Mind, and he would be all but assured a starting spot on the baseball team (or really any Princeton team), it isn’t likely that A-Rod will want to attend an institution with an honor code – he may, however, like the way they do things over at Harvard.
By STEPHEN WOOD
After two home wins at Class of 1952 Stadium, the men’s lacrosse team faced perhaps its toughest opponent so far Saturday night in front of a crowded Princeton Stadium. The No. 7 Tigers (6-3 overall, 2-1 Ivy League) fought hard against No. 8 Syracuse, but after a wild game that was tied at six different points, the Orange (7-2, 2-1 Big East) came out on top, winning 13-12. Continue reading
By ANDREW STEELE
The No. 12 women’s water polo team will begin a three-game home stand at DeNunzio Pool this weekend against conference opponents. The Tigers (17-5 overall, 2-0 CWPA Southern) open against Mercyhurst, whom they defeated last year at home and at the Harvard Invitational by scores of 10-2 and 9-5. Hoping to end their regular season on a high note, they take on Harvard later that evening and Bucknell on Sunday. Continue reading
By JOHN BOGLE
On Saturday the women’s lacrosse team (6-3 overall, 3-0 Ivy League) will head to Reese Stadium to take on Ivy League rival Yale (6-4, 0-3) for Yale’s Alumni Day. Princeton is currently riding a three-game win streak, highlighted by big wins over then-No. 12 Johns Hopkins and then-No. 11 Cornell, which has earned the Tigers a No. 14 ranking in the Inside Lacrosse polls. However, the Cornell victory was Princeton’s first road win of the season — they are 1-3 on the road. Couple these road troubles with Yale’s impressive 2-1 home record — their only loss coming to a talented Dartmouth team (7-3, 3-0) — and the stage is set for an intriguing matchup. Continue reading
By STEPHEN WOOD
After a strong start followed by a shutout loss at Seton Hall on Wednesday, the baseball team will try to get back in the win column and keep pace with Gehrig Division rivals Penn and Cornell this weekend as it leaves the Orange Bubble for doubleheaders against Dartmouth and Harvard. Continue reading
BY DAILY PRINCETONIAN STAFF
The men’s lacrosse Ivy League standings are quite volatile at this point in the season. With multiple ties in the standings, conference games coming up this weekend are critical in determining the final standings. Below, we fill you in on the race so far:
Ananda Zhu :: Senior Photographer © 2013 The Daily Princetonian Publishing Co.
BY CRISSY CARANO
The softball team got off to a solid start in Ivy play on its home turf last weekend with doubleheaders against both Brown and Yale. The Tigers won three of their four games, sweeping Brown but losing the second game against Yale in extra innings. The successes of the weekend put the team at the top of the standings, tied with Penn for first in the Ivy League South Division, and the Tigers rode the momentum when they played Villanova Tuesday afternoon at the Class of 1895 Field. Princeton took the lead in the second inning and held on, winning 4-1.
BY MARK STEIN
Aleka Gurel :: Senior Photographer © 2013 The Daily Princetonian Publishing Co.
Sophomore Blake Dietrick and freshman Anya Gersoff spend a lot of their time at Princeton in season — more so than most athletes. Both play for the women’s lacrosse team, Dietrick as attacker and Gersoff as midfielder, while also being part of a second varsity team. Dietrick is a guard for the basketball team, where she most recently hit back-to-back threes against the Seminoles in round one of the NCAA tournament, and Gersoff is a goalie for the field hockey squad that won this year’s NCAA national championship. The ‘Prince’ sat down to talk with Dietrick and Gersoff about hidden talents, lucky lacrosse jerseys and sophomore teammate Erin Curley.
BY STEPHEN WOOD
The women’s club rugby team went as far as taking turf from its home field with it to the Ivy League championship this weekend, and though the action unfolded in Providence, the Tigers played as if they were back in Old Nassau. For the first time since 2005, they won the Ivy League tournament. Playing at Brown after Princeton’s bid to host the tournament was rejected, the Tigers demolished Radcliffe to earn a spot in the final, in which they defeated the Bears 22-17.