Alec Bobchin was named CVC Male Wrestler of the Year!
Chloe Ayres was named CVC Female Wrestler of the Year!
ALL CVC TEAM
1st Team - 105 Chloe Ayres, 126 Daniel Monahan,138 Alec Bobchin
Honorable Mention - 132 Chris Sockler, 145 Dominic Riendeau Krause, 152 James Romaine
The wrestling program had another banner year led by captains Daniel Monahan and Alec Bobchin. Alec Bobchin won his 4th county title, Daniel Monahan won his second consecutive MCT title. Dan Monahan became the 3rd wrestler to have 100 or more match wins in school history, James Romaine finished 2nd, Chris Sockler 5th, and Chloe Ayres place 6th in the boys division becoming the first girl in years to accomplish that achievement.
The PHS Wrestling Tigers also qualified for team states and competed valiantly. Our team lost in the sectional tournament against top seeded Jackson in a very exciting match.
PHS had a record 3 District finalist this year. Alec Bobchin won his 3rd District title and was awarded the prestigious “Outstanding Wrestler” award for his performance. Daniel Monahan and James Romaine finished 2nd, and Dominic Riendeau Krause placed 3rd. All four wrestlers made it to the quarter finals of the region tournament which is a first for PHS. Dominic Riendeau Krause and James Romaine place 7/8th in the region, Daniel Monahan finished 5th and Alec Bobchin qualified for the state tournament by winning his 2nd Region Title and was awarded the Outstanding Wrestler Award again for the second week in a row.
Chloe Ayres competed in the first female Region Tournament and dominated the field! She qualified for states by finishing first in her region and was awarded the outstanding wrestler award as well! Chloe capped of an undefeated female season by winning the first ever State Title! Once again Chloe dominated the field and out scored all of her opponents by 10 or more points! Alec Bobchin finished his career 4th in the State! Alec is the highest and most decorated wrestler ever at PHS!
Winter Track PHS:
Boys winter track had a successful season, despite being hampered with unfortunate injuries for the majority of the season. Despite being undermanned, the Tigers still managed to finish second at the Mercer County Championship meet. In the state meets, senior Nils Wildberg won an individual State Championship in the long jump. With the win, Nils became just the third boy ever and the first in 36 years to earn an individual state title. This was the first year long jump was contested at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions indoors and Nils’ mark of 23’4.5” is an indoor school record. Also at Meet of Champions, junior Simon Schenk finished third in the pole vault, setting a new school record with a vault of 15-6. At the Eastern States championships on February 19, senior Jackson McCarthy set an indoor school record in the 800 meters, running 1:56.89. Earlier in the year, senior Paul Brennan set an all-season school record in the shot put, throwing 57’6.75”. Wildberg, Schenk, Brennan and McCarthy all competed at the New Balance National Championships in March. The boys track team also had success with college admissions, with at least four seniors committing to continue their athletic and academic careers on the next level. Tucker Zullo and Jackson McCarthy will compete for American University in the fall while Nils Wildberg and Paul Brennan will compete for Dartmouth College and Princeton University, respectively.
The girls track team’s season was highlighted by the performance of the 4x400 meter relay, consisting of junior Colleen Linko, sophomore Gabrielle Goddard, junior Raina Williamson and freshman Kendall Williamson. Setting an indoor school record running 4:01.84, the quartet medalled at the Meet of Champions. Goddard, the anchor leg, split 57.85, an incredible time. The same four girls also set an all-season school record in the 4x200 meter relay, running 1:46.70 to take down a 37 year old mark. Junior captain Colleen Linko was part of both relays and had a breakout season, qualifying for the Meet of Champions in an impressive three events, the 4x400 relay, the 400 meters and the 200 meters. Linko, Goddard, and Kendall Williamson combined with distance star Siena Moran to compete at the New Balance National Championships in March, running the Sprint Medley Relay.
Basketball Girls PHS: The 2018-2019 Girls Basketball Team enjoyed one of our finest seasons in decades, finishing up the season with an 18-8 school record. We reached the Central Jersey Group 4 Sectional Semifinals after being ranked #4, led the CVC statistically in Total Team Defense yielding a stingy 36.0 points per game, and won the Monroe Holiday Tournament. Individual honors went to Catherine Dyevich (2nd Team All CVC) and Erin Devine (3rd Team All CVC). Dave Kosa was selected as CVC Coach of the Year.
Basketball Boys PHS: The 2018-2019 Boys Basketball Team had a good season, finishing with a 12-13 record. We beat PDS in the MCTs and made an appearance in the state tournament. We split in the Kearny Holiday Tournament in Kearny, New Jersey and had a big win in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament at Dickinson High School in Jersey City. The team will be missing the five seniors of Evan Filion, Tyler De Lalinde, Jack McMahon, Jaylen Johnson, and Brendan Rougas next year. Congratulations to Jay Jackson for making 2nd Team All CVC.
Ice Hockey Boys PHS: Boys Ice Hockey went 15-11-3. We won the CVC and lost to Hun in the finals of the MCT playoffs. Our record is not reflective of the teams success. We went out and played the top private school teams in New Jersey and a few strong public schools outside of the CVC for all of our non-league games. I am sure we played the hardest strength of schedule for non league games of any public school team. We had gone the the semi-finals of the State playoffs for the past 2 seasons, but this year we lost in the quarter finals. The team was led by Aidan Trainor, Keith Goldberg and Rocco Salvato. Unfortunately, the PHS Tigers lost a couple of valuable starters to injuries, which forced us to move players around to different positions. We had high expectations of winning the states tournament this year, but we came up a bit short. Over the past 2 seasons, PHS boys hockey has developed a strong reputation throughout the state!.
Ice Hockey Girls PHS : Girls Ice Hockey faced a rebuilding year after key losses to graduating seniors last season. This year their overall record was 4-13. The team welcomed 8 new players with no previous ice hockey experience to the squad. Every player made significant gains in their skill. Victoria Zammit was selected to the All WIHLMA (Women’s Ice Hockey League of the Mid-Atlantic) All-Star Team for the second year in a row in the position of defenseman. Three players were selected from Princeton High School to make the WIHLMA All Academic Athlete Team for students that show excellence in both academics and athletics. The players included Catherine Liu, Olivia Corrodi and Victoria Zammit. Other individual accomplishments include Emma Traylor (2/1/19)- scored 2 goals vs. Westfield, Grace Cooke (2/1/19) vs Westfield, Peyton Reynolds (2/1/19) vs. Westfield, Lydia Cohen (2/1/19) vs. Westfield, Aylin Kursat (2/1/19) vs. Westfield, Megan Mavoides (12/19/18) vs. Immaculate Heart Academy, Morgan Mavoides (1-10-19) vs. Lawrenceville, Grace Rebak (1-10-19) vs. Lawrenceville, Emily Dobler (1-10-19) vs. Lawrenceville, Goalie Ella Chauder had 571 shots on goal; 453 saves; 118 Goals Against .793% save percentage, Marine Tamada-Wu-first to sing Star Spangled Banner on Hobey Baker Ice and first assist on (12-4-18) vs. Pingry, Angelique Bencivenga-first assist of 18-19 season on (2-1-19) vs. Westfield, Kyara Torres-Olivares-first assist on (1-10-19) vs. Lawrenceville, Sarah Pagano-first assist of 18-19 season on (1-10-19) vs. Lawrenceville, Ella Chauder had 6 games with over 30 saves per game (2xSummit, Holton, 2xIHA, Pingry) She saw 571 shots on goal; made 453 saves; allowed 118 Goals Against; .793% save percentage. The players and coaches are looking forward to continuing to make gains next season. Go Tigers!!
Swimming Boys PHS: The Princeton Boys swimming team had a very strong start to the season going 5-1 before the winter break and then ending the season with an 9-4 record. The boys are a very young team and show immense potential for the coming season, with only graduating 5 seniors. This year our squad had many relays qualify for the Meet of Champions and advanced to the state sectional semifinals, before losing to Manasquan. In the state quarterfinal round, the boys swam an impressive meet against Jackson Memorial and tied which is very rare to happen in a state meet. It then came down to Powerpointing, and ultimately PHS won by powerpoints. Impressive swims this season at the Mercer County Championship meet came from Jeshurun Reyen finishing 2nd in the 50 free and helping the boys to a victorious 200 Free Relay, just missing the PHS School record in the event; Andy Liu, Oliver Tennant, Owen Tennant, Logan Eastburn all had impressive showings in the county meet as well and all made it back to finals to help lead the boys to a 5th place finish in the Mercer County Tournament. We are looking forward to continuing to rebuild the team and strengthen in the years to come!
Swimming Girls PHS: PHS Girls swim team had a tough start to the season, going 3-3 before the winter break, but ended up coming back and finishing the year with an impressive 7-5 winning record. They ultimately fell to Manasquan girls in the first round of the state playoffs. At the Mercer County Championship meet, the girls had a strong showing and stepped up after graduating many girls last year. Impressive swims came from junior Cameron Davis who finished in the top 6 in both of her events, the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle; freshman Tracey Liu finished in the top 6 in the 100 backstroke; freshman Abby Walden finished 2nd place in the 200 freestyle and 7th in the 100 butterfly; freshman Katie DiVenti finished 3rd in the 200 freestyle and 4th in the 400 freestyle. Relays put up very impressive times as well and contended well with everyone in the county before finishing 5th place as well. We are looking forward to continuing to rebuild the team and strengthen in the years to come!
Fencing PHS: The 2018-2019 Fencing Season was very encouraging.
Team captain Kyle Golobish lead both the squad and the team in his senior year. With results that regrettably did not reflect his current ability. Kyle started the team with no experience and very little desire to fence, and he has finished his career as both and excellent leader and fencer. In the major events of the season Boys Epee performed well with seniors Kyle Golobish representing A strip and Andrew Xie representing B strip in most mataches. Juniors Martin “Marti” Boix and Brenden Li alternated as B and C strips while Freshmen Jack Liggio and Phillip Yan provided support as needed. Phillip shows quite a lot of promise. Jack Liggio has tremendous dedication and an excellent work ethic!
Boys Epee moved up a couple places from last years performance at the Cetrulo and Districts events
Kyle Golobish placed first in boys epee individual at the UFC Conference Championship
Boys Foil was led by Sophomore Stephane Morel who will be next years team captain with some excellent results.
Boys foil performed above expectations in both Cetrulo and Districts events
Stephane Morel placed first in boys foil individual at the UFC Conference Championships
Girls epee was led by Senior Ruhika Chatterjee and has been in a state of rebuilding. Junior Ying Ying Zhao representing A strip is an excellent asset to the team with tremendous fencing ability and dedication.
Girls Epee exceeded expectations at Santelli events and met expectations at Districts
Special mention for Janki Raythattha Eleanora Kreike-Martin and Emily Yang whom switched from their regular weapons to represent Girls Epee at the UFC conference and performed quite well.
Girls Foil is rebuilding after losing an excellent anchor last year. Senior Emily Yang led the team this year as B and C strip. Senior Rachel Shrivastava also represented B and C strip.
Girls Saber is led by Senior Janki Raythatta that served as my girls team captain this year. This squad has been in a perpetual rebuilding process for a several years and I am impressed by the heart of the squad. Janki and Senior Grace Forrest both showed excellent development this year!