Winter Sports Recap


Aaron Chu, Staff Writer

Princeton Day School athletes excelled this winter season. All of our athletes trained and competed, meeting and exceeding expectations. Players represented Princeton Day School with team spirit and sportsmanship in every one of their practices and games. Each team had their ups and downs, but in the end, all teams showed great outcomes.

This season, junior David “Diggy” Coit reached his momentous 1000 point mark for Varsity Basketball. The co-captains, Coit and senior Nick Darenkov, led the team to an 11 win and 11 loss record with tremendous wins over the Solebury School, Princeton High School, and Moorestown Friends School.

Girls Varsity Basketball had a record of five wins and 17 losses to finish the season. Captain senior Kate Bennett led the team with wins over South Hunterdon High School, Solebury School, and Doane Academy.

JV Basketball boys had an outstanding win as they battled through a triple-overtime against Peddie. They had a rollercoaster of a season with five wins and six losses and ended on a high note with wins over Pennington School and Peddie School.

Varsity Hockey boys crushed archrival Lawrenceville in a 3-1 win in the long-awaited Lawrenceville game. The team, led by Coach Scott Bertoli, had a phenomenal season with 16 wins and only five losses.

The Girls Varsity Hockey team had a great victory in the Pittsburgh tournament and had a season record of six wins, 12 losses, and two ties.

Boys Junior Varsity Hockey Team had one win and four losses with a win over St. Augustine Prep School.

Varsity Squash overcame all odds and finished in third place with junior Ryan Neumann coming in clutch at Nationals. The team ended with a record of three wins, 11 losses, and one tie. The squash team had victories over Poly Tech School, The Hun School, and Blair Academy.

Senior Chris Kiel brought home first place (Foil) in the individual event at the Prep State Championships along with senior Sarah Prilutsky (Foil), who came in second place. Overall, the Boys Fencing team ended with a record of four wins and six losses with big wins over Somerville High School, St. Benedict’s Prep, and The Hun School. The Boys Epée team came in second place in the Prep State Championships.

The Girls Varsity Fencing Team had a tough record of zero wins and nine losses. However, the Girls Foil Team, which included Prilutsky and juniors Nina Kanamaluru and Kaveena Patel, placed first in the Prep State Championships.

Girls Varsity Volleyball had a record of one win and two losses with a win over Germantown Academy to seal off the season.

Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches for an outstanding winter season. We hope to continue to see this great work, determination, and talent among all players in the seasons to come.