Princeton MS Sports End of Season Summary Winter 2021-2022
Winter Running Club 2021-22 End of Season Summary
We had very successful and chilly Running Club Program this year. We had a record number of students registered for our program this year and worked with a solid crew. We familiarized our students with many different types of events such as the hurdles, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, and 1600m races in a fun and non-competitive manner. Each practice, we gave students the option if they wanted to focus on distance type training, or sprint type training, and worked with both groups closely in giving them advice, feedback, and coaching to help them improve on their pacing, cadence, stride-length, starts, and running form. Our athletes were able to learn more about the track lengths, lanes, markings, and gained confidence in wanting to participate in Spring Track. In addition, we ordered customized hoodies and the students and families enjoyed them as it helped build community and comradery amongst the runners.
Coaches Dan Lee & Kathleen Jaeger
Girls Basketball 2021-22 Season in Review
From the first tryout, this team was excited, focused, and ready to play. The girls were giving us their best effort in every practice by working hard on their drills, basketball technique, individual skill sets, and drills. Our girls also worked hard on studying our plays and building a positive chemistry together that would carry over into our regular season.
All our hard work paid off as we got off to a 5-0 start before Winter Break. This part of the season was crucial to instilling confidence in our girls so that they knew they could play at a high level against top conference competitors. At that point in the season, we identified our season goals very clearly which were to win our regular season conference championship, get a #1 seed in our conference tournament, and win the tournament championship.
As January rolled on the girls continued to improve putting together a nice stretch of wins. We began playing our best games of the season in the third week in January when we had back-to-back 50-point outings with a combined total of 106 points during that stretch. We finished the regular season with a 15-2 record winning our regular season conference championship which earned us the #1 seed in our post season tournament. (Our program had a combined record of 27-6).
Unfortunately, we fell short of our final goal of winning the post season tournament championship as we ran into a solid Fisher team that took advantage of some uncharacteristic miscues. Despite the tough loss, we were very proud of the girls for working so hard pouring their hearts and souls into our collective effort of achieving our final goal of winning the post season tournament.
We believe that this season helped build character and helped our 8th graders get a taste of what high school basketball would demand daily. Our younger players were privileged to what and learn from an experienced 8th grade class which they can use for their development next season. We as coaches, could not have asked for a better group and are excited to watch our teams grow as people and basketball players.
Thanks so much for the opportunity for allowing us to coach this season.
Coaches Keith McEvoy and David Michalski
Princeton Middle School Wrestling: 2021-2022 Season
The Princeton Middle School Wrestling Team had a successful season under coaches Brandon Williams and Jason Goldenbroit. The team finished the season with 2 wins, including victories over Kreps and Community. Our numbers started off the season with 24 and only went down to 21 by the last match of the year. Although we are losing a few experienced wrestlers who performed very well this year, we are confident that our rising 7th and 8th graders will step up and continue to grow and develop as wrestlers. Point of emphasis will be for us to grow the numbers of the program and it all deals with the interest of the students around the school.
One of the highlights of our season was our county tournament at Robbinsville High School. Against teams from all over the county, we had seven wrestlers enter the tournament and out of those kids we had six students finish in the top 4 which is all on the podium. The following wrestlers earned such honors…
- Forrest Rose (1st place) - UNDEFEATED SEASON
- Matthew Brophy (1st place)
- Atticus Ayers (1st Place)
- Truman Arshan (3rd place)
- Liam McCloskey (4th place)
- Esdras Bernardo (4th place)
Out of fourteen teams at the county tournament, Princeton Middle School placed fifth in total points. We are very proud of their accomplishments!
Overall, we were pleased with the team’s performance and growth this year. Good luck to our 8th grade wrestlers heading to high school, and we look forward to continuing our work next year.
Coaches: Brandon Williams and Jason Goldenbroit
Princeton MS Swimming 2021-22 End of Season Report
- Sport: Coed Swimming Princeton Middle School
- Coaches: Joe Knox, Chandler Hubert
- School Year: 2021-2022
- Season: November 29, 2021 – February 18, 2022
- Record: 3 – 0
- Teams competed against:
- Elizabeth 123-47 W
- Wilberforce 134-36 W
- Wardlaw - Hartridge 120-50 W
- # Of swimmers: We had approximately 60 swimmers on the team this year. With about 20 swimmers from each grade level. We also had about 10 competitive swimmers on the team who practiced with their own team but competed with us. These numbers are included in our total of 60 swimmers.
- Practices: Practices were held 3 X a week. They were on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00am to 8:00am.
- Sports Director of Princeton Middle School: Erynn Murray
- Athletic Director of Princeton High School: Brian Dzbenski
- Special Note: We had to cut three swimmers early in the swimming for the reason of them not being able to swim. After Discussion we decided that next year, we need to make it clear that this is a competitive swim team and NOT swim lessons and each participant must be able to swim a 50 freestyle in under a minute without touching the sides or bottom throughout. This should also be written in the sports description before the season, so everyone is aware of this going in.
Boys Basketball Season 2021-22
The boys capped a successful season in which both the A and B teams finished with winning records and the boys were playing their best basketball by the end of the season. The season was capped by a great run in the end of the season basketball tournament for which they should be very proud.
The year started with demanding tryouts and we knew from the effort that the boys were going to have potential to be a formidable team. The boys should a tremendous amount of growth throughout the season and really grow close together as a team. We started each practice working on the fundamentals of the game and put in more advanced offenses and defenses as the season went on and the boys responded to our coaching. As we went through the year, the comradery grew and so did the boys attention to detail. We had weekly film sessions, team bonding activities and hallway workouts when the gym was not available. During this time, we saw the boys respond and really start picking up some of the nuances of the game and even become more reflective of their own play throughout the season. The season not without adversity as Covid affected the team and we were forced to shut down play in the beginning of January. The boys undeterred preserved and finished the season strong.
Leading scorers and captains for the A team were Asher Delue and Ellington Hinds. They led the boys throughout the year and provided consistent scoring for the tigers. Matthew Ghaim, Andrew Foreman and Sam Raymond anchored a strong defense throughout the season. Michael Bess, Raymond Haan, David Lux Betata and Sebastian Bremmer provided scoring off the bench.
The tiger won their first game against Lawrence in the end of the season tournament. Then advanced to the quarterfinals game at Pond Road Middle School that provided a thrilling finish. With the game tied and three seconds left in regulation, Sam Raymond stole the ball and raced down the court and scored a lay up as time expired. The boys rushed the court and celebrated as pure joy rained down on the court. No doubt a memory that they will have for their entire life! In the semi-finals, the boys team lost a close game to a tough Timberlane team. The after the season exit interviews conducted by Coach Jason Carter and Coach John McCann exemplified that the boys’ real growth in the game but also growth as young men and student athletes. We wish them the best of luck in their high schools careers and congrats to both the boys A and B teams who finished a strong season with winning records this year.