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Apr. 14 TigerCast: Alex Faust, Lizzie Pierce & Greg Hughes

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 04/14/2011
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Alex Faust (men's tennis), Lizzie Pierce (softball) and Greg Hughes (men's heavyweight crew) join the latest TigerCast on the eve of key Ivy League weekends.

Faust is the senior captain of a Princeton men's tennis team that enters the final weekend of the Ivy League season with a 5-0 record. Princeton will host Columbia Friday before traveling to currently undefeated Cornell Sunday for a potential championship showdown. Faust helped Princeton win its fifth straight 4-3 Ivy League match last weekend with a third-set tiebreak win, and he is looking to cap his career with an Ivy League title.

Pierce is the leading hitter for a softball team that enters Ivy League divisional play only one game back of Cornell in the South Division. Princeton has won all four of its Ivy League victories by one run apiece, and it prepares for a four-game road trip this weekend. Pierce talks about the team's resilience over the last two weekends and about Khristin Kyllo, her teammate who passed away prior to the season; Pierce memorialized Kyllo impressively in this SI.com piece.

Hughes will lead his fourth-ranked Princeton heavyweight crew to a Lake Carnegie showdown Saturday morning against the third-ranked Harvard Crimson. Princeton finished second to Harvard at the 2010 EARC Championships, and the two programs are currently the highest-ranked teams in the East. Hughes talks about the team's development, the importance of a Princeton-Harvard showdown and the incredible 2010 race (seen here), when Princeton had a boat malfunction and crashed into Harvard.

TigerCast can be accessed now through the "Podcasts" tab on the side of the main page, or by going to the main TigerCast page here.

TigerCast, presented by PNC Bank, is the official podcast of Princeton Athletics. Previous episodes of TigerCast can be downloaded for free anytime at GoPrincetonTigers.com.

To listen to specific interviews, please use this guide: Alex Faust (men's tennis) 6:45; Lizzie Pierce (softball) 17:40; Greg Hughes (heavyweight crew) 29:30.


PREVIOUS TIGERCASTS

Sept. 16: Bob Surace (football); Liz McStravick (women's volleyball); Julie Shackford (women's soccer).

Sept. 23: Peter Farrell (women's cross country) 5:20; Steve Verbit (football) 21:50.

Sept. 30: Kristen Holmes-Winn (field hockey) 5:00; Antoine Hoppenot (men's soccer) 16:50; Eddy Morrissey (football) 33:25.

Oct. 7: Steve Dolan (men's cross country) 5:30; Jim Salgado (football) 15:10.

Oct. 14: Jolie Ward (volleyball) 6:05; James Perry (football) 21:15.

Oct. 21: Jim Barlow (men's soccer) 4:25; Kayleigh Iatarola (women's soccer) 14:55; Jared Backus (football) 30:55.

Oct. 28: Ashley Higginson (women's cross country); Donn Cabral (men's cross country); Jeff Kampersal (women's hockey)

Nov. 4: Julie Shackford (women's soccer) 4:40; Josh Walburn (men's soccer) 15:45; Chris Ayres (wrestling) 27:40.

Nov. 11: Courtney Banghart (women's basketball) 7:00; Matt Zimmerman (football) 20:00.

Nov. 18: Guy Gadowsky (men's hockey) 6:40; Luis Nicolao (men's water polo) 18:20.

Nov. 23: Bob Surace (football) 1:10.

Dec. 2: Kristen Holmes-Winn (field hockey) 5:20; Meredith Monroe (women's swimming) 21:10; Colin Cordes (men's swimming) 29:45.

Dec. 9: Niveen Rasheed (women's basketball) 4:55; Mike Kramer (men's hockey) 17:05.

Dec. 16: Kareem Maddox (men's basketball) 6:05; Gail Ramsay (women's squash) 16:10; Bob Callahan (men's squash) 27:45.

Dec. 23: Year In Review (part 1) 1:40.

Dec. 30: Year In Review (part 2) 1:35.

Jan.6: Travis Erdman (wrestling) 6:40; Rachel Weber (women's hockey) 20:40.

Jan. 13: Sam Shweisky (men's volleyball) 4:20.

Jan. 20: Luis Nicolao (women's water polo) 5:45; Jim Barlow (men's soccer) 12:25.

Jan. 27: Sarah Furgatch (women's swimming) 10:30; Brett Lullo (men's swimming) 21:25.

Feb. 3: Dan Mavraides (men's basketball) 9:00; Addie Micir (women's basketball) 22:30; Chris Ayres (wrestling) 37:50.

Feb. 10: Zoltan Dudas (fencing) 7:55; David Letourneau (squash) 21:05.

Feb. 17: Austin Hollimon (men's track & field); Jackie Moss (women's squash); Chris Bates (men's lacrosse)

Feb. 24: Thanithia Billings (women's track & field) 8:55; Ming Ong (women's swimming & diving) 20:25; Chris Sailer (women's lacrosse) 31:55.

Mar. 3: Courtney Banghart (women's basketball) 7:10; Colin Hanna (men's swimming) 20:10; Chris Ayres (wrestling) 33:15.

Mar. 10: Dan Mavraides (basketball) 5:45; Geoff Faux (swimming) 19:40.

Mar. 17: Douglas Davis (men's basketball) 6:55; Devona Allgood (women's basketball) 20:10.

Mar. 24: Glenn Michibata (men's tennis) 6:20; Lauren Wilkinson (open crew) 16:55.

Mar. 31: Megan Bradley (women's tennis) 5:50; Marty Crotty (men's lightweight rowing) 18:30.

Apr.7: Paul Rassam (women's lightweight crew) 6:00; Tommy Wornham (football) 13:40.

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