After two straight finals losses to Lawrenceville, Hun finally got the better of the Big Red this season, copping the Prep A state title with a 9-6 victory over the defending champs. It was an unusual season for the Raiders, as they fielded a starting lineup with only three seniors, played only 12 games and started the year with a 2-2 record.
UPDATE: Yale beat Duke on Monday, May 28th to clinch its first-ever NCAA men's lacrosse championship. It is the first Ivy League school to win since Princeton in 2001. Hun alumni Brendan Rooney '15 and Chris Fake '17 both play for the Bulldogs.
Hun alumnus Chris Fake ’17, a key defensive player for Yale men’s lacrosse, has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Year. On May 26th, he’ll compete with Yale in the NCAA lacrosse semi-finals. It will be the Bulldogs’ first lacrosse Final Four since 1990.
It took Jack Erbeck an inning or two to settle in, but once he did, the Hun School junior was lights out on the mound. Erbeck overcame a rocky first inning and finished the game with six innings of shutout pitching to help fifth-seeded Hun post a a 5-2 victory over fourth-seeded Steinert in the quarterfinals of the Mercer County Tournament on Wednesday.
Not every player finds her name in the box score or newspaper, yet they play a vital role in the success of their team. They are the players who might not score the goals, make a great play, but they work hard every day in practice and can always be counted on the go that extra step when it’s needed in every game.
Hun School junior Leah Sutphen ’19 brought home her second consecutive NJISAA Prep A State Championship in girls’ javelin on May 7th and followed that up with her first MAPL javelin championship on May 12th.
Hun School fans celebrated the grand opening and dedication of a new grandstand on April 212018, during Alumni Weekend. The grandstand features brilliant red bleachers with backrests, providing comfortable seating for more than 400 spectators. The area also now includes a new paver patio with table seating, space for social gatherings, a new public address system, and concessions.
It took a little while to get going, but it now appears that the Hun School softball team is moving full speed ahead. After a 1-4 start, the Raiders won their third straight game when they topped Princeton Day School, 16-0, on Tuesday. With that victory, Hun is back to the .500 level at 4-4.
The Hun School of Princeton honored distinguished alumni on April 20th with a dinner and awards ceremony. Peter E. Black ’78 is the 2018 Alumnus of the Year, and the 2018 Hun Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are Scott Anderson ’66, Greg Rafalski ’73, Johnny Rooney ’93, and Erica Rosenthal Sparkler ’98. The ceremony, held under a white tent and strung lights on Russell Lawn, kicked off the School’s 2018 Alumni Weekend, during which the campus reverberated with the sounds of affectionate greetings and fond remembrance.
From the Winter Classic ice played on by NHL teams at Citi Field to a fifth straight Mercer County Tournament title, the Hun School had a busy season in 2017-18.
At the forefront of a very eventful season was junior forward Kyle Mandleur, scorer of amazing totals of 44 goals and 67 total points, and the Times of Trenton Player of the Year in ice hockey for the 2017-18 season.
Jamie Greubel Poser, Hun Class of 2002, will represent the USA in the Winter Olympic Games, in PyeongChang, South Korea, this month. Ms. Greubel Poser, a driver for Team USA Bobsled, will compete alongside brakeman Aja Evans in the two-women bobsled.
The Hun School hockey players will not soon forget their experience on January 3rd, skating on NHL ice at Mets’ Citi Field in Flushing, New York. The Raiders took on the No. 1 ranked Don Bosco Prep team with the support of more than 500 of their classmates, teachers, and families.
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