Recap: PVC Fall Coaches Luncheon

The Princeton Varsity Club hosted its first Coaches Luncheon of the year on Tuesday, October 8 on the campus of Princeton University. Thank you to our loyal PVC Members, Corporate Partners, and members of the “Team Around the Team” that attended the event in support of our Tiger coaches and student athletes.

Our featured fall programs were women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s cross country and football. We heard from each program’s head coach: Sabrina King ’01 (women’s volleyball), Sean Driscoll (women’s soccer), Jason Vigilante (men’s cross country), and Bob Surace ’90 (football), as they provided updates on the respective 2019 seasons, and spoke on their student athlete representatives. Combined, these four coaches hold 13 Ivy League titles (17 if you include the titles King ’01 and Surace ’90 won as players).

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Following the remarks by our head coaches, a student athlete from each of the teams represented took part in a panel discussion moderated by Ford Family Director of Athletics Mollie Marcoux Samaan ’91. The student athletes, noted below, offered a behind-the scenes perspective into their experience as Princeton student athletes and shared examples of the opportunities Princeton Athletics has afforded them to Achieve, Serve, and Lead on the field, in the classroom, and in their community.

Featured fall student athletes included:

  • Natalie Grossi ’20 (women’s soccer)
  • Jessie Harris ’20 (women’s volleyball)
  • Conor Lundy ’20 (men’s cross country, track & field)
  • John Orr ’20 (football)



We also honored Andrew Griffin ’20 (football) and Clara Roth ’21 (field hockey) as recipients of the PNC Bank Student Athlete Achiever Award for the fall season. This award recognizes outstanding achievement across academics, athletics and community service. Congratulations to our winners!

Thank you again to those who have come out in support of our Tiger student athletes and varsity programs throughout this year.