Cheerleading PHS: The Varsity Cheerleading Team had an amazing season. The team welcomed nine brand new members this year and they, in addition to the cheerleaders who came before them, have proven their commitment to excellence. The team also had 10 veteran cheerleaders who are seniors, Captain Jenny Heath-Kaplan, Captain Jill Lehman, Captain Jill Palumbo, Captain Kira Sehgal, Captain Richayla Smith, Raichelle Smith, Tiffany Richardson, Nicole Richardson, Lucynda Amo, and Abrielle Deveaux. These young ladies consistently demonstrated their strengths and dedication to the leadership of the Team, all while excelling in their academic and personal endeavors!
Football PHS: The PHS Football program won two huge football games this year, one falling on Senior Day, and the other versus West Winsdor on Homecoming. The football team saw an uptick in the total numbers of players and are expecting a solid group of freshman in 2019. Individual awards included Players of the Week Evan Angelucci, Tommy Tenzlinger, and Stephen Hennessey at our bi-weekly Delaware Valley National Football Chapter dinners held at Massimo’s in Robbinsville. End of the year awards go to first team and senior captains Stephen Hennessey and Connor Coffee. Second team winners include Evan Angelucci, Stephen Avis, and Tommy Tenzlinger. Jaylen Johnson received a $1,000 scholarship most recently at our annual PHS Athletic’s Hall of Fame ceremony at Mercer Oaks.
Field Hockey PHS:
The PHS Field Hockey program had an amazing year finishing out an undefeated regular season with a 15-2 overall record. We advanced to the MCT and state sectional semifinal rounds lead by Captains Mariana Lopez-Ona, Isabel Kinney, Megan Mavoides, and Morgan Mavoides.
2018 Season Accomplishments
-15-2 undefeated regular season/Division Champs
CVC Coaches accolades
Mariana Lopez-Ona 1st Team/Isabel Kinney 2nd team/Lila Doran 2nd team/Eleanor Wilkinson HM
-BACK-TO-BACK Times CVC Team of the Year!/Mariana Lopez-Ona All-Area Team/Lila Doran 1st team CVC/Coach of the year
Trentonian Accolades (7players recognized!)
Mariana Lopez-Ona 2nd time MID-Fielder OF THE YEAR/ Lila Doran Co-DEFENDER of the YEAR/ Eleanor Wilkinson 1st Team/Isabel Kinney 1st Team/ Grace Rebak 1st Team/Grace Cooke 1st Team/Ava Greene 2nd Team/ Coach of the year
Soccer Boys PHS: The boys’ varsity soccer team entered the 2018 season with the challenge of maintaining the success earned in 2017 in the league (CVC Champions), Central Jersey (Group IV Sectional Champions), statewide (Group IV State Finalists) and a Top 10 Final NJ Ranking. After losing 15 seniors, 10 starters to graduation, and beset by a multitude of injuries to key starters, perseverance and desire for individual and collective improvement were the themes throughout the campaign with the long-term goal of player development for the 2019. Seniors included Alec Korsah, Josh Nieman, Grant Luther, Sebastian Ratzan, Atticus Lynch, Thomas Reid, Van Lal Ven and first year varsity seniors, Jesus Lazo, Zad Mahana, Final record: 8-6-2. All CVC 2nd Team: Sebastian Ratzan, Thomas Reid, Nicholas Petruso, All CVC 3rd Team: Atticus Lynch. All CVC Honorable Mention: Zad Mahana.
All Central Jersey: Sebastian Ratzan, Thomas Reid, Nicholas Petruso
Soccer Girls PHS: The PHS girls Varsity team finished the season 9-7-2. We had some very impressive games against tough opponents where we showed our true potential. We are graduating 5 seniors, Captain Shannon Romaine, Kathryn DeMilt, Camille Franklin, Julia Thomson and Hannah Colaizzo. All will be missed for their hard work, dedication and positive leadership. Collectively, we netted 41 goals from 14 different players. We really encompassed a true team and are looking forward to next season with 15 returners.
Tennis Girls PHS: The PHS Varsity Girls’ Tennis team completed another great fall season, with a final record of 14-2. In one of the most competitive Mercer County Tournaments in many years, they finished second as a team, along with senior Jordan Johnson and freshman Bella Lependorf taking the individual 1st doubles title. Also in counties, junior Nicole Samios finished in 3rd place, and second doubles, Adriana Todorov and Sora Sato placed 4th. Additionally, we had a strong run in a very challenging state bracket-we had an exciting 3-2 victory over East Brunswick in the quarterfinals, where Nicole Samios clinched the match with a three set victory at 3rd singles. We unfortunately weren’t able to make it past Hightstown this year (our only two losses) but look forward to chances in the future. In the Trenton Times post-season honors, Jordan Johnson and Bella Lependorf were named to both the All-Area and All-CVC team. We will miss our 6 seniors this year, Sydney Vine, Caroline Tan, Jordan Johnson, Adriana Todorov, Sara Khanna, and Isabelle Normandin.
Volleyball Girls PHS: In their 5th year as a varsity program, the girls have won their third league title. Finishing with a record of 20-6, the Tigers played with grace, tenacity and aplomb during another banner year. We will miss our seniors Natalia Drobnjak, Viva Bell, Grace Forrest, Olivia Corrodi, Cami Strauss and Julia Brown.
Cross Country Boys and Girls PHS:
Princeton High School XC 2018:
● Jackson McCarthy: Jackson, is one of the most hard working people this program has ever seen. His dedication is admirable and he strives to be the best runner he can be. He is a great role model for all of our younger runners and co-manages the boys team finomonially. Great friend and Captain. (16:14 @ Wash Cross)
● Tucker Zullo: The nicest person PHS XC/TF program will ever have. Almost always has a smile on his face and is an amazing role model for everyone. Nobody loves this sport as much as Tuck, and it shows in his consistent hard work and improvement in this sport. (16:12 @Wash Cross) GIRLS:
● Anna Lieb: A nice, smart, and caring captain. Is always there for the girls team and is there to help out wherever help is needed. Always doing everything she needs to and is constantly working hard.
● Siena Moran: Hard Working and Caring are two great words to describe siena. While she’s not the most outgoing, she always does her duties as captain and puts her team first before anything. A great role model for all the young girls on our team. (19:00 @ Wash Cross)
Class of 2019:
● Mathias Berg: One of the coolest guys you’ll meet on the team. Is always nice and has a great joke to say, he’ll definitely be missed next year. And he always gave whatever he was doing 100% (18:41 @ Homedale)
● Ben Drezner: One of the nicest guys you can meet on the team. For his last season he had a lot of fun and enjoyed the sport and that's all that really matters. He worked as hard as he could and gave it his all. (19:04@ Thompson)
● Acasio Pinheiro: Worked hard and did his work (16:07 @ Thompson)