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May 12 TigerCast: Erin Tochihara, Blake Parsons & Caroline Clark

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 05/12/2011
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Women's lacrosse standout goalie Erin Tochihara and Sprints-bound rowers Blake Parsons (men's heavyweight) and Caroline Clark (women's lightweight) join the latest edition of TigerCast.

Tochihara has led Princeton on an amazing three-week journey that will culminate Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Tigers' return to the NCAA tournament. With two wins over Ivy power Penn, a dominant victory over nationally ranked Penn State and a gutsy win over Harvard in the Ivy tournament final, Princeton clinched the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Tochihara, whose late heroics in the Ivy semifinal against Penn gave Princeton the shot in the Ivy final, talks about the wild ride and how Princeton has been able to peak at the right time.

Parsons is a senior heavyweight who has been part of an upperclassman group that brought Princeton from a one-win season in 2009 to a one-loss season in 2011. Princeton has been ranked as high as fourth throughout the season and enters Sunday's EARC Championships as the second seed, behind only defending champion Harvard. The Tigers lost a very close race to the Crimson earlier this season, and Parsons talks about that race and how Princeton might be able to turn that result around this weekend.

Clark is part of a large group of seniors on the women's lightweight crew, which is looking to get Princeton back to the top of the EAWRC Championships for the first time since 2003. Princeton, which placed second at Easterns last year, has earned its top ranking in 2011 with dominant wins over some of the national powers, including both Wisconsin and Stanford. Clark knows that Sunday's opponents will be going for Princeton, but she also knows that her team, and in particular her classmates, have worked very hard for the opportunity being presented Sunday.

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: Erin Tochihara (women's lacrosse) 5:25; Blake Parsons (men's heavyweight crew) 18:25; Caroline Clark (women's lightweight crew) 32:40.


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.

Apr. 14: Alex Faust (men's tennis) 6:45; Lizzie Pierce (softball) 17:40; Greg Hughes (heavyweight crew) 29:30.

Apr. 21: Kate Scarpetta (women's golf) 7:35; Eric Salazar (men's golf) 19:20.

Apr. 28: Mitch Henderson (men's basketball) 6:20.

May 5: Sam Mulroy (baseball) 4:20; Emma Ruggiero (women's track & field) 16:15; Mark Amirault (men's track & field) 26:30.

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