Spring Teams Spotlighted at PVC Coaches Luncheon

The PVC held its final installment of the 2022-23 Coaches Luncheons on Tuesday, April 11th. Dozens of PVC members, campus partners, and athletics supporters gathered to hear from a variety of spring coaches and student-athletes on their seasons and projected outlooks.

The event began with remarks from Ford Family Director of Athletics, John Mack ’00 who spoke to the incredible success of Princeton’s teams throughout this year and the Tigers recent #14 ranking in the Learfield Director’s Cup. Head coaches Sam Shweisky (men’s volleyball), Lisa Van Ackeren (softball), Jamea Jackson (women’s tennis), and Scott Bradley (baseball) all shared updates on their spring schedules along with some personal insight into their team chemistry and student-athletes.

Each coach selected a student-athlete to represent their team in a group panel discussion. Scott Bandura ’24 (baseball), Daria Frayman ’23 (women’s tennis), Alexis Ladenslager ’23 (softball), and Henry Wedbush ’25 (men’s volleyball) shared their unique paths to Princeton and how the department’s mission of Education Through Athletics has come to characterize their time as Princeton student-athletes.

We encourage you to view a full photo gallery from the event.

As part of the luncheon, Ibrahim Ayorinde ’23 (men’s track & field) and Annie Robinson ’23 (women’s water polo) were recognized as the spring recipients of PNC Bank’s Student-Athlete Achiever Award. This award is presented to student-athletes who have achieved academically and athletically and have made a positive impact in the community. Pictured below are Ibrahim Ayorinde ’23 and Annie Robinson ’23 along with Ford Family Director of Athletics John Mack ’00 and representatives from PNC Bank.

Thank you to all of the PVC and Princeton Athletics supporters who joined us for the event!