Nine Hun School of Princeton student athletes made commitments to play NCAA athletics next year at a signing ceremony at the School on February 6th. Three Hun students committed to play for Division 1 schools, including Nicholas Ramsey, lacrosse, at current NCAA Champion Yale University; Andrew Blake, baseball at Columbia University; and Gavin Casey, football, at East Stroudsburg University.
Arturo Rodrigues and Marie-Eve Hebert came to the Hun School swim team this season with vastly different backgrounds in the sport.
Hebert arrived at Hun this fall from Quebec with 10 years experience as a swimmer, most of which has been spent swimming at a high level. Rodrigues arrived at Hun this fall from Belgium with no experience in competitive swimming.
Hun basketball player Jada Jones ’19 joined an exclusive club on January 16thtallying 1,000 points in her high school career, an outstanding achievement last accomplished by a female player at Hun in 2007. A team captain, she got her thousandth point with a free throw in a 55-38 win over Hightstown High School.
In discussing his Hun School ice hockey team, coach Ian McNally smiles when thinking about how physically imposing the Raiders have gotten this year. “In general we’re kind of bigger and older than we’ve been, and it’s nice,” McNally said. “Usually you’re looking at the other team going out for warm-ups and thinking, ‘We’re in a little bit of trouble,’ when you see their size. But I imagine there’s some teams watching us going through warm-ups this year and they’re saying ‘Uh oh,’ and he’s a big reason why.”
"DC couldn't come at a better time," Hun coach Ian McNally said. “Morale was low after the four losses. but everyone showed up in the mood to win and it was one of those tournaments where each game played out different, different heroes, different adversities and found different ways to win. This will be a good example of what we are capable of when similar scenarios come up over the next month of games."
With its roster essentially doubling in size over the last few years, the Hun School swimming program is enjoying new competitive opportunities. Having been limited to fielding one co-ed team in dual meets in recent years, Hun has been rolling out separate boys’ and girls’ squads this winter. Raider head coach Joan Nuse sees the increase in numbers as a boon to the program.
“When I started five years ago, we had either 15 or 16 kids total for co-ed meets, and now we have 31,” said Nuse.
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