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Princeton And Lehigh Meet For The First Time Since, Well, A Long Time Ago

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 04/07/2014
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Princeton vs. Lehigh • Sherrerd Field • Princeton, N.J.
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Princeton 5-4, 1-2 Ivy League; Lehigh 9-3, 5-2 Patriot League

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Welcome to either the  12th, 14th or 16th game between Princeton and Lehigh, as the teams meet for the first time since either  1933, 1935 or 1940.
No matter what is actually true from way back when, it is a fact that the teams meet tonight for the first time in a long time.
The Princeton record book and the Lehigh record book agree that the first game in the series was a 3-1 Princeton win in 1888. They also agree that there were 10 more games through 1933, though they disagree on the final score of the 1933 game - Lehigh has it 8-4 Princeton; Princeton has it 8-1.
It gets a little murkier in 1934 and 1935, when Lehigh has games against Princeton but Princeton has games against Lehigh L.C., not Lehigh, like the first 11 games.
Then there’s 1940 and 1941, when Lehigh has a pair of games against Princeton that Princeton has no record of having been played.
Both schools agree that Lehigh has beaten Princeton once, by a 3-1 score in 1890.
And there’s the history of the rivalry.
The present is much more relevant now, as both teams are heading into the stretch drive of their league seasons hoping to get hot and play their way into the NCAA tournament.

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Lehigh has the No. 2-ranked scoring defense in Division I at 6.5 goals per game, behind only Army, at 5.7.
Princeton is tied for seventh in Division I in scoring offense at 12.8 goals per game.

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Lehigh has played 12 games, and in none of those 12 games have both teams reached double figures. In fact, in all 12 of those games, one of the teams has not scored more than seven goals.
Princeton has played nine games, and both teams have been in double figures in six of them, including the last three. In addition, in a seventh game, the final score was 15-9.

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The average number of goals in a Lehigh game this year has been 16.75.
The average number of goals in a Princeton game this year has been 24.11.

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Princeton and Lehigh have two common opponents. Both have beaten Villanova (Lehigh 7-6 in three overtimes, Princeton 14-6) and lost to Yale (Lehigh 10-2, Princeton 16-15).

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A season that feels like it just started has only a few weeks until tournament time.
Lehigh finishes its regular season against Georgetown and Lafayette.
Princeton hosts Dartmouth Saturday, is at Harvard April19 and plays Cornell on Long Island April 26 in the Battle of Bethpage.

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Tom Schreiber had four goals and three assists in the 15-11 win over Rutgers Saturday night to earn Ivy League co-Player of the Week honors.
Schreiber now has 101 career goals and 92 career assists, making him one of five players in Ivy history - and the only midfielder - with at least 100 goals and 90 assists.
Schreiber needs two goals to tie Josh Sims’ record for career goals by a Princeton midfielder.
Schreiber also moved past Chris Massey into fifth place all-time at Princeton in career points with 193, trailing Kevin Lowe (247), Ryan Boyle (233), Jon Hess (215) and Jesse Hubbard (211).

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Tom Schreiber is the only player ranked in the top 10 at Princeton in career goals and career assists.

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Princeton has four players ranked in the top eight in the Ivy League in points per game (Tom Schreiber first, Mike MacDonald fourth, Jake Froccaro sixth, Ryan Ambler eighth), four of the top 10 in the Ivy League in goals per game (Schreiber second, Froccaro fifth, MacDonald and Ambler tied for ninth) and three of the top six in the Ivy League in assists per game (Schreiber first, MacDonald second, Ambler sixth).

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Princeton leads Division I in extra man defense, having allowed just six goals in 29 opportunities (.793). Princeton is second in Division I in extra-man offense, with 20 goals in 36 opportunities (.556).

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Jake Froccaro is second on the team with 22 goals, trailing only Tom Schreiber, with 25. Froccaro had 24 goals as a freshman.
Froccaro is the only Princeton midfielder ever with at least 20 goals as a freshman and sophomore.

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Kip Orban has at least one goal in 22 straight games, which gives him the longest current streak on the team and the longest in Division I by a midfielder.
Should Orban get one goal against Lehigh, he’d push his streak to 23 straight games, or exactly halfway to Chris Massey’s school record of 46 straight.
Orban and Mike MacDonald have at least one point in 24 straight games. Tom Schreiber has at least one point in 41 straight games and at least three points in 25 straight games.

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Princeton’s Justin Murphy won 68 of 122 face-offs (55.7%) in the first six games and has now missed the last three with an injury.
In those three games, Princeton is 30 for 88 on face-offs, with 10 face-off wins in each of the three games.
Lehigh’s Ryan Buttenbaum has won 97 of 169 face-offs (57.4%) on the year. Lehigh is 140 for 245 as a team facing off.

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Eric Sanschagrin made his first start of the season and played the entire game in goal against Rutgers.
Sanschagrin made a career-high 14 saves in the win.

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 Mike MacDonald is second the team in assists with 16 and points with 32. For the year MacDonald has the same number of goals and assists.
Prior to this season, MacDonald had 65 goals and 24 assists, or 2.7 goals per assist.

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Mike MacDonald has 121 career points,one behind Jeff Froccaro for 22nd all-time at Princeton. With seven more points he would move up four spots.
MacDonald has 81 career goals, leaving him one away from Jon Hess for 20th all-time at Princeton.

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Lehigh is 5-2 in the Patriot League, in third place behind Loyola (6-0) and Army (5-1). Both of those teams defeated the Mountain Hawks earlier this year.
Those three have also clinched a spot in the six-team Patriot League tournament field.

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Ryan Ambler’s career high in points is five, which he has done seven times in his career, most recently with his five-goal game against Rutgers Saturday night.
Ambler has 16 goals and 12 assists this year, equalling his freshman year total of 28 points, which came on 11 goals and 17 assists.

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What Can You Say About ...

Ryan Ambler #14
    •    starter on attack
    •    has tied his career high of five points four times this season (Penn, Hopkins, Hofstra, Rutgers)
    •    had career-high five goals against Rutgers, including three straight during 5-0 Princeton run to end the first half to turn a 6-3 deficit into an 8-6 lead at the break
    •    had two goals against Yale, including one to tie the game at 15-15 with 1:52 to play
    •    had a career-high four goals, plus an assist, against Penn
    •    had career-high five assists in the win over Hofstra
    •    had two goals and three assists against Hopkins
    •    had a goal and assist against North Carolina and Brown
    •    had a goal and assist against Manhattan
    •    had 11 goals and 17 assists as a freshman
    •    started 13 of 15 games a year ago, missing games against Rutgers and Dartmouth due to injury
    •    father Bob is the all-time leading scorer at Drexel  
Alex Beatty #36
    •    was the team’s No. 1 longstick midfielder in 2013
    •    is moving to close defense for 2014, but has been out with an injury
    •    played against Villanova for first appearance of the year
    •    was second on the team in caused turnovers in 2013 with nine
Zach Currier #25
    •    had first two career assists and first multi-point game against Brown
    •    scored first career goal in the win over Manhattan
    •    is playing on the second midfield
    •    was ranked as the No. 5 incoming freshman by Inside Lacrosse
Hunter DeButts #47
    •    has moved from attack to the offensive midfield to defensive midfield in his career
    •    had a goal and two caused turnovers against Villanova
    •    had a caused turnover and three ground balls against Penn
    •    had 12 ground balls and six caused turnovers in 2013
    •    also had three goals and two assists
Nick Fernandez #24
    •    had an assist (first of his career) and three caused turnovers against Johns Hopkins
    •    had a caused turnover and two ground balls against Penn
    •    started every game on defense in 2013
    •     moved back to shortstick defensive midfield for 2014
    •    selected by the Denver Outlaws in the sixth round (46th pick overall) in the 2014 Major League Lacrosse draft
Jake Froccaro #10
    •    2013 Ivy League Rookie of the Year
    •    2013 honorable mention All-Ivy League
    •    second on the team with 22 goals
    •    is the only midfielder at Princeton ever with at least 20 goals as a freshman and sophomore
    •    had 10 goals in the loss to Yale
    •    accomplished all of the following with his 10-goal game against Yale: first player in Division I to reach double figures since Jordan McBride of Stony Brook in 2008; tied the 63-year-old Princeton school record for goals in a game (set by William Griffith in 1951 against Rutgers), became the fourth player since the formation of the Ivy League in 1957 to score at least 10 goals in a game; became the first player ever to score 10 goals in an Ivy league game; bettered his previous career high of three in each half, with six in the first half and four in the second
    •    had a then career-high six points against Villanova (three goals, three assists)
    •    had two goals and two assists against Rutgers
    •    had two goals and an assist against Brown
    •    had six points against Villanova after having seven for the first five games
    •    had a goal and assist against Carolina and Penn
    •    had a goal against Johns Hopkins
    •    had two goals  against Manhattan
    •    had 24 goals and 10 assists as a freshman
    •    tied for third all-time - and first among midfielders - in goals by a Princeton freshman
    •    he and Peter Trombino are the only Princeton freshmen ever to have at least 20 goals and 10 assists
Bear Goldstein #34
    •    starter on defense
    •    had two caused turnovers against North Carolina
    •    one of two current Princeton players who has started every game of his career (Mark Strabo)
    •    along with fellow freshman Will Reynolds marked the first time since Kurt Lunkenheimer and John Harrington in 1996 that Princeton started two freshman on defense in the first game of a season
    •    ranked as the No. 97 incoming recruit by Inside Lacrosse
    •    two-time high school All-America
Brian Kavanagh #44
    •    started and played first half of first three games
    •    made first career start against Hofstra, with 10 saves and six goals-against
    •    made seven saves in second quarter, when Hofstra outshot Princeton 18-3
    •    made six saves while allowing three goals against Manhattan
    •    played 29:40 for his first three years combined
    •    played 14:07 in two games in 2013, with a .500 save percentage and 8.50 goals-against
Mike MacDonald #8
    •    has 121 career points (81G, 40A), 23rd-best at Princeton
    •    needs one to tie Jeff Froccaro for 22nd  
    •    ranks 21st all-time at Princeton with 81 career goals; would move up four more spots with five more goals
    •    second on the team in assists and points      
    •    had two goals and career-high five assists against Penn
    •    named Ivy League Player of the Week after seven-point game against Penn
    •    had four goals - all in the first half - against Villanova
    •    had a career-high four assists against Carolina
    •    had four goals and one assist against Hofstra
    •    had a goal and two assists against Rutgers and Manhattan    
    •    had a goal and assist against Johns Hopkins
    •    had a goal against Brown
    •    has at least one point in 23 straight games
    •     2014 Tewaaraton Trophy watchlist
    •    2013 first-team All-Ivy League
    •    2013 honorable mention All-America
    •    had 43 goals in 2013, the sixth-best single-season total in school history and the most by a Princeton player since Chris Massey had 45 in 1997
    •    had 65 career goals through two years, leaving him third  at Princeton in goals after sophomore year, along with Jesse Hubbard and Chris Massey, who rank 1-2 all-time at Princeton in goals
Justin Murphy #32
    •    has won 68 of 122 face-offs this season
    •    had taken 122 of team’s 162 face-offs before missing Yale, Brown and Rutgers games due to injury
    •    won 10 of 17 face-offs and had seven ground balls against Villanova
    •    was 16 for 31 face-offs with eight ground balls against Penn
    •    won 13 of 23 face-offs with eight ground balls, as well as first career goal, against Johns Hopkins
    • won 11 of 22 face-offs against North Carolina, including 11 of his final 18
    •    won 8 of 12 face-offs against Manhattan
    •    won 10 of 17 face-offs against Hofstra
    •    won 111 of 218 face-offs (.509) a year ago
    •    took 218 of the team’s 380 face-offs a year ago
Jack O’Brien #29
    •    won 9 of 25 face-offs against Rutgers
    •    won 6 of 11 face-offs against Manhattan
    •    won 3 of 6 against Villanova
Matt O’Connor #11
    •    had a career-high 13 saves against Penn, including nine in the second half
    •    made first start of the season, played the entire game and made 12 saves against North Carolina
    •    made 10 saves while allowing five goals against Villanova
    •    played the second half against Hofstra and Johns Hopkins and most of the second half against Manhattan
    •    made save in the final minute against Hofstra to keep it a two-goal game in 12-10 win
    •    is also second on the team in caused turnovers with six
    •    started the first 11 games in goal last year
    •    had a .517 save percentage
    •    became the third Princeton goalie in the last 25 years to start Game 1 of his freshman year (Scott Bacigalupo in 1991, Tyler Fiorito in 2009)
Kip Orban #13
    •     has at least one goal in 22 straight games (longest current streak on the team) and at least one point in 24 straight games
    •    goal-scoring streak of 22 straight games is longest current streak in Division I by a midfielder
    •    had two goals against Penn, both of which came during 4-0 run after Penn had made it a one-goal game late in the third
    •    had three goals against North Carolina
    •    had a goal and two assists against Yale
    •    had two goals and one assist against Hofstra
    •    had two goals against Manhattan
    •    had a goal against Johns Hopkins and Brown
    •    2013 second-team All-Ivy League selection
    •    Ivy League all-tournament team selection
    •    had 27 goals and eight assists in 2013
    •    is one of three Princeton midfielders in the last 25 years to reach at least 27 goals as a sophomore (Tom Schreiber, Josh Sims)
    •    had at least one point in every game
    •    had the game-winning goal in the Ivy League semifinal against Cornell in overtime
Derick Raabe #5
    •    leads team with 10 caused turnovers
    •    second on the team with 32 ground balls    
    •    had seven ground balls and two caused turnovers against Penn
    •    had six ground balls and two caused turnovers against North Carolina
    •    had four caused turnovers and five ground balls against Johns Hopkins
    •    had team-best five ground balls against Hofstra
    •    had three ground balls and one caused turnover against Manhattan
    •    team tri-captain
    •    started all 15 games on defense in 2013
    •    2013 second-team All-Ivy League selection
    •    moved back from defense to longstick midfield, where he primarily played his first two years
    •    led team with 73 ground balls and 10 CT in 2013
    •    had the most ground balls in a season by a Princeton player since Matt Bailer had 95 in 1997
Will Reynolds #4
    •    starter on close defense
    •    had his first career goal in the game against Yale
    •    had a caused turnover and two ground balls against Rutgers
    •    goal against Yale was the first by a Princeton longstick since Rob Castelo’s goal against Brown in the 2012 Ivy semifinals
    •    was ranked as the No. 7 incoming freshman by Inside Lacrosse
Will Rotatori #27
    •    started first eight games on attack
    •    had a goal against North Carolina and Villanova
    •    had two goals against Hofstra in first career start
    •    both goals against Hofstra came during 8-1 run as Princeton erased four-goal deficit
    •    had a goal against Manhattan
    •    had two goals and three assists a year ago
Eric Sanschagrin #31
    •    played the entire game against Rutgers, making a career-high 14 saves
    •    played 14:39 of the fourth quarter against Yale, making four saves while allowing four goals
    •    started the last four games of the 2013 season
    •    made 12 saves in both games against Cornell
    • of his 12 saves in the Ivy semifinal win over Cornell, 10 came in the second half
Tom Schreiber #22
    •    team tri-captain
    •    No. 1 selection in the 2014 Major League Lacrosse draft, by the Ohio Machine
    •    2012, 2013 first-team All-America
    •    2013 Tewaaraton Trophy finalist
    •     2014 Tewaaraton Trophy watchlist
    •    three-time first-team All-Ivy League selection; only three players (Cornell’s Rob Pannell and Max Siebald and Princeton’s Chad Wiedmaier) have ever been four-time first-team All-Ivy League selections
    •    currently fifth all-time at Princeton in points with 193
    •    is sixth all-time at Princeton with 92 career assists; needs four to tie Don Hahn for fifth
    •    has 101 career goals and 92 career assists
    •    is one of five players in Ivy history - and only midfielder - with at least 100 goals and 90 assists (Rob Pannell and Mike French of Cornell; Darren Lowe and Tom Gagnon of Brown)
    •    needs two goals to tie Josh Sims for the most goals ever by a Princeton midfielder
    •    leads the Ivy League in assists and points per game and is second in goals per game; is fifth in Division I in points per game
    •    has at least three points in every game to date this season, every game last season and in the final game of the 2012 season, a streak of 25 straight games
    •    has at least three points in 45 of 51 career games
    •    has at least one point in 41 straight games, the fifth-longest current streak in Division I and the longest current streak by any Division I midfielder
    •    two-time Ivy Player of the Week this season
    •    2011 Ivy League Rookie of the Year
    •    has led team in points and assists all three seasons
    •    led team in goals and assists as a freshman and sophomore; is the only Princeton player ever to do so
    •    leads team in goals, assists and points
    •    tied career high with seven points (4G, 3A) against Rutgers
    •    one of 10 finalists for the Senior Class Award
    •    father Doug, who played at Maryland and won an NCAA title there in 1973 and then the 1974 World Championship with the U.S., is a member of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of  Fame
Tucker Shanley #7
    •    returned to the midfield after missing all but two minutes of the 2013 season due to injuries
    •    had a goal against North Carolina and Villanova
    •    had a goal and assist against Hofstra
    •    had two goals against Manhattan
    •    had a goal against Brown
    •    had 20 goals and eight assists in 2012
    •    started nine games in 2012
Forest Sonnenfeldt #2
    •    missed all of 2013 with injuries
    •    had a goal against Penn and Rutgers
    •    had three goals against Manhattan, including two extra-man
    •    scored 19 goals and had six assists in 2012
    •    has started on attack and played midfield and has been an important presence on the extra-an unit
Jack Strabo #35
    •    team tri-captain    
    •    first-line shortstick defensive middie for the fourth straight year
    •    had an assist and two caused turnover against Rutgers
    •    had a goal against Penn
    •    had four ground balls against Hofstra
    •    had an assist against Manhattan
    •    Academic All-Ivy League selection
Mark Strabo #3
    •    has started every game of his career
    •    had two caused turnovers against Yale
    •    had a caused turnover and three ground balls against Rutgers
    •    had a caused turnover against Hofstra and Manhattan
    •    started all 15 games a year ago on defense
    •    one of six freshmen in the last 15 years to start every game on defense as a freshman; the three who graduated (Chad Wiedmaier, Dan Cocoziello, Damien Davis) were all first-team All-Americas as seniors, while the other two (Bear Goldstein, Will Reynolds) are current freshmen


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