No. 4 Princeton (9-1, 3-0 Ivy) vs.
American (4-7, 0-1 Patriot)
Game Info: Sunday,
Oct. 7 at 1 p.m.
Location: Bedford Field, Princeton, N.J.
All-Time Series Record: Princeton
Last Meeting: Sept. 4, 2011; American won 2-0
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This Week for the
The No. 4 Princeton field hockey team (9-1, 3-0 Ivy) remains at home this
weekend, hosting American (4-7, 0-1 Patriot) on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. at
Bedford Field. The game marks the program's annual Play 4 the Cure benefitting
breast cancer awareness.
Last Time Out: In their third game
versus a top-five opponent, the Tigers outlasted No. 5 Maryland, 3-2, on Oct. 2
at home behind a Sydney Kirby golden goal in the 50th minute.
Prior to Princeton's
thriller versus Maryland, they sealed its stance in first place in the Ivy
League behind an 8-0 shutout victory at Columbia on Sept. 28.
On Deck: The Tigers' five-game
homestand extends over the next two weeks, with Brown (Oct. 13), Harvard (Oct.
20) and UConn (Oct. 21) traveling to Bedford Field.
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will be available for all Princeton home games at GoPrincetonTigers.com.
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Scouting American: American (4-7, 0-1
Patriot) is coming off a 2-1 victory over Monmouth, snapping a two-game skid. The
Eagles did enter the year ranked No. 25 in the national preseason poll, but
subsequently fell out following week one action.
leads the Eagle offense with five goals and two assists and Gina Hoffman is the
squad's assist leader with four.
Dalisera (3-7) has started 10 games in goal, tallying a 2.06 goals against
average, 52 saves and 21 goals against. Stephanie Burry (1-0) has played in two
games, starting one and has a 1.51 goals against average.
Tigers All-Time vs.
American: Princeton owns the all-time series versus American, 9-4. The
Tigers have lost in their last two meetings with the Eagles, including a most
recent 2-0 loss in D.C. on Sept. 4, 2011.
Play 4 the Cure: Sunday's game marks
the Tigers' annual Play 4 the Cure game. Princeton will be selling t-shirts
with proceeds benefiting breast cancer awareness. Fans are encouraged to wear
pink to the game.
Leaders of the Pack: Following Princeton's
8-0 rout at Columbia, the Tigers took over sole possession of first place in
the Ivy League. Princeton is the only undefeated team in the league and leads
the league in nearly every statistical category.
In the Top-Five: Princeton remains
ranked in the top-five the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Poll for the week of
Oct. 1. The Tigers slip a spot to No. 4 with 877 points, the lowest the team
has been all year.
Ranked Opponents: The Tigers have
played six teams that are currently nationally ranked, going 5-1. No. 22
Richmond was not ranked when they played at Bedford, but earned a place in the
top-25 the following week.
blemish came at the hands of the current No. 1 team in the country Syracuse,
2-0, on Sept. 23.
Offensive Trailblazers: Kathleen Sharkey
still leads the nation in points per game (4.50) and goals per game (2.00), and
is No. 31 in assists per game (0.56). Katie Reinprecht is No. 2 in the nation
in assists per game (1.22) and No. 15 in points per game (2.11). Her younger
sister Julia Reinprecht is No. 12 in assists per game (0.75), while goalie
Christina Maida is No. 17 in goals against average (1.46).
Kirby, U.S. U21 National
Team Win Bronze: Sophomore Sydney Kirby and the U.S. Field Hockey Junior National
Team have qualified for the Junior World Cup following the squad's third place
finish at the Pan American Junior Championship in Guadalajara, Mexico. Team USA
defeated Chile, 2-1, en route to the bronze medal.
Kirby had two goals
during the preliminary round, as the U.S. finished second in its pool play.
The Captains: Seniors Katie
Reinprecht and Kathleen Sharkey and junior Julia Reinprecht will serve as field
hockey's tri-captains in 2012.
Sharkey Tops All-Time
Scoring Record: Kathleen Sharkey is now first all-time in career goals scored with
87 and career points with 205 in program history. She has scored at least one goal in eight
of Princeton's games thus far, including six multi-goal games, scoring three
goals or more on four occasions.
Welcome Back: This year Princeton
returns 17 letterwinners, including the return four veterans who spent the last
year playing with the U.S. Senior National Team in Michelle Cesan, Julia
Reinprecht, Katie Reinprecht and Kathleen Sharkey. The Tigers also welcome six
freshmen to the lineup this fall.
Beautiful Bedford: In 2012 the Tiger
field hockey program will call the newly constructed Bedford Field home, a
state-of-the-art turf facility. Bedford features an optimal playing surface in
artificial turf and a built-in watering system. There are currently 1,200
seats, with room for additional temporary seating.
Return of National Team
spending the past year-and-a-half training and playing with the U.S. Senior
National Team, juniors Michelle Cesan and Julia Reinprecht, and seniors Katie
Reinprecht and Kathleen Sharkey return to the pitch. During their time with
Team USA, the squad won gold at the Pan Am Games.
sisters were then named to the 16-player London Summer Olympics roster, with
the duo contributing significantly in their Olympic debut. Cesan was also named
one of two alternates to the Games.
A Decade Under
Holmes-Winn: Head coach Kristen Holmes-Winn is entering her 10th season at the
helm of the Tiger field hockey program. During that span Princeton boasts a
110-56-0 overall record and .663 winning percentage. The Tigers have won eight
Ivy League titles under Holmes-Winn's tutelage, including the last seven
on the sidelines for her 10th season is assistant coach Melisa Meccage, and
both Nate Franks '07 and Mike Pallister are entering their second season
working under Holmes-Winn.
Experienced Rookies: The six-player
incoming freshman class boasts a talented group. Each member of the Class of
2016 has youth national team experience, including Teresa Benvenuti who was
named to the U.S. Women's Development Squad this past spring.