Five Princeton student-athletes have been named finalists for the 2023 Chris Sailer Leadership Award, which will be awarded for the first time in 2023 in honor of Chris Sailer, Hall-of-Fame women’s lacrosse coach at Princeton from 1987-2022. The award, made possible by Lucy Small DeStefano ’99 S94 and Chris DeStefano ’94 S99, will be awarded annually to senior student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional leadership and a commitment to serving others.
The Chris Sailer Leadership Award will be presented at the Gary Walters’67 Princeton Varsity Club Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 25th starting at 5:00 p.m. ET. For more information on the 2023 banquet, click here.
Meet the 2023 finalists!
HANNAH DAVEY ’23 | FIELD HOCKEY
Hannah Davey is a four-time All-Ivy honoree and two-time All-American for Princeton field hockey. A two-year team captain, Davey has truly led by example, including moving from one of the team’s top-scorers on offense to defensive midfielder, where she garnered Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2022.
Off the field, Davey has been a leader within the Athlete Ally organization striving to increase equality among all student-athletes on campus. She was also a three-year leader within the Varsity Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, collaborating with other athletes and staff members to enhance the Princeton student-athlete experience.
Davey serves as a team liaison for the nonprofit Let Her Play, where she mentors young girls in the Trenton community and encourages them to engage in sport. Last summer, Davey traveled to Vietnam as part of the Coach for College program, where she spent three weeks teaching academic subjects, athletics and life skills to underserved Vietnamese students.
Davey is a sociology major from Derbyshire, England.
KELLER MALONEY ’23 | MEN’S WATER POLO
Keller Maloney is a two-time All-American and four-time Academic All-American honoree for Princeton men’s water polo. He led the Tigers to three conference championships and ranks second all-time in program history for points and assists. Maloney helped Princeton set a new single-season record for wins while achieving the program’s highest-ever national ranking (No. 7).
Maloney is only the second two-year team captain in program history. Out of the pool, he serves on the Executive Leadership Team for the Student-Athlete Wellness Leaders program, organizing events to increase awareness and support student-athlete mental health and wellness. As President of Cottage Club, Maloney serves on the Interclub Council and has led committee efforts to increase student-athlete engagement among eating clubs.
An economics major from Los Angeles, Calif., Maloney also coauthored a book titled America: Unite or Die, and served as a field organizer for the Biden-Harris Presidential Campaign in 2020, helping build a team of 400 volunteers in Berks County, Pa.
QUINCY MONDAY ’23 | WRESTLING
Quincy Monday is a two-year team captain and three-time All-American for Princeton wrestling. A four-time NWCA Scholar All-American and Academic All-Ivy honoree, Monday is only the third Tiger to garner three or more All-American honors in a career.
This past season saw Monday place third in the nation at 165 pounds, on the heels of an EIWA championship and NCAA runner-up finish at 157 pounds in 2022, making him one of only four Princeton wrestlers with two top-three NCAA finishes. In 2020, he helped Princeton to an unblemished league mark and its first Ivy League team championship since 1986 – which also marked Princeton Athletics’ 500th Ivy League team title.
Off the mat, Monday helped found and lead the Black Student-Athlete Collective, uniting and supporting Black student-athletes across sports in their Princeton experience. He has previously served as a Health Professions Advisor on campus and mentors young area wrestlers through clinics with the Trenton Youth Association.
Monday is an Anthropology major from Chapel Hill, N.C.
ARIANNA SMITH ’23 | WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Arianna Smith is a two-year team captain and record-setting sprinter and hurdler for Princeton women’s track & field. She holds school records in the 60m hurdles, 400m hurdles and 4×400 relay, and ranks among the top five all-time in multiple other events, solidifying her as one of the fastest women in Princeton history.
Smith has been a three-year leader on the Varsity Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, helping to enhance the collective student-athlete experience, including leading the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee to amplify voices within various student-athlete affinity groups.
Smith has also been a driving force behind the Beauty Is You initiative, collecting dolls of color to inspire, and empower underserved children in Saint-Machel-del’Atalaye, Haiti. Additionally, Smith worked with the Smith Family Foundation in Trenton to support the I Am the Change scholarship program, which provides increased internship opportunities for first-generation, low-income students.
Smith is a psychology major from Pennsville, N.J.
GRACE STONE ’23 | WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Grace Stone is a career starter and two-time All-Ivy performer for Princeton women’s basketball. She helped the Tigers to four straight Ivy championships, as well as becoming the first Ivy League women’s program to win NCAA Tournament games in consecutive seasons. Stone appeared in 118 games for the Tigers, good for third most in program history.
Off the court, Stone co-founded and chairs the Black Student-Athlete Collective, which aims to advocate for and support student-athletes of color and their Princeton experience. She also serves as a leader on the executive team for Princeton Athletics’ Tigers Together initiative and as a representative for the Ivy League’s “8 Against Hate” diversity and inclusion committee.
In 2020, Stone worked as a Media Intern for the Poll Hero Project, helping to recruit over 30,000 volunteers to staff election polling locations nationwide.
Stone, an Academic All-Ivy honoree from Glen Cove, N.Y., is an African American Studies major pursuing a certificate in American Studies.