No. 3 Princeton (10-1, 3-0 Ivy) vs.
Brown (3-7, 0-3 Ivy)
Game Info: Saturday,
Oct. 13 at 12 noon
Location: Bedford Field, Princeton, N.J.
All-Time Series Record: Princeton
Last Meeting: Oct. 15, 2011, Princeton won 6-0
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This Week for the
No. 3 Princeton field hockey team (10-1, 3-0 Ivy) jumps back into Ivy League
play this weekend with Brown on Saturday, Oct. 13. The Bears (3-7, 0-3 Ivy)
head to Bedford Field for a 12 noon contest.
Last Time Out: The Tigers won their
third consecutive game in a 2-0 shutout versus American on Oct. 7 at home.
Despite a 22-2 shot differential, it took a pair of second half goals from
Allison Evans and Kathleen Sharkey to break the scoreless draw.
On Deck: The Tigers' five-game
homestand concludes with Harvard (Oct. 20) and No. 4 UConn (Oct. 21) traveling
to Bedford Field next weekend.
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Scouting Brown: Brown enters this
weekend's match riding a 3-7, 0-3 Ivy record. The Bears snapped a five-game
losing skid with a 3-1 victory over Fairfield on Sept. 30, before falling 3-2
at Maine in their last outing on Oct. 8. Brown currently sits in last place in
the conference, as the only team winless in Ivy play.
The Bears' offense is
led by Meghan O'Donnell with five goals in 10 appearances. Clayton Christus
leads the squad's assist efforts with three.
Shannon McSweeney has
served as Brown's lone goalkeeper, tallying a 3.00 goals against average, 90
saves and 30 goals against.
Tigers All-Time vs.
owns the all-time series versus Brown, 26-8-1. The Tigers have not lost to the
Bears since 1999, most recently earning a 6-0 shutout victory in Providence,
R.I. on Oct. 15, 2011.
Leaders of the Pack: The Tigers are in
sole possession of first place in the Ivy League. Princeton is the only
undefeated team in the league and leads the conference in nearly every
Back to No. 3: Princeton remains
ranked in the top-five the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Poll for the week of
Oct. 8. The Tigers move up a spot to No. 3 behind 710 points. The Tigers have
not been ranked lower than No. 4 all season.
Ranked Opponents: The Tigers have
played six teams that are currently nationally ranked, going 5-1. No. 17
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.
RPI: Along with being the
lone Ivy team nationally ranked, Princeton is also the only conference
affiliate in the top-15 in RPI. The Tigers have been ranked No. 5 since the
Oct. 1 poll was released.
Offensive Trailblazers: Kathleen Sharkey
still leads the nation in points per game (4.27) and goals per game (2.00).
Katie Reinprecht remains No. 2 in the nation in assists per game (1.09) and
moves to No. 26 in points per game (1.82). Her younger sister Julia Reinprecht
is No. 12 in assists per game (0.70), while goalie Christina Maida is No. 13 in
goals against average (1.36).
In the nation,
Princeton is ranked No. 2 in scoring average, assists per game and points per
game. The team is No. 3 in goals per game and scoring margin, No. 4 in winning
percentage, No. 6 in goals against average and No. 8 in penalty corners per
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
88 and career points with 207 in program history. She has scored at least one
goal in nine 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.