On February 14th members of the PVC and Princeton Athletics community convened for the second rendition of this year’s PVC Coaches Luncheons.
Ford Family Director of Athletics, John Mack ’00 opened the winter luncheon by speaking to the incredible alumni engagement throughout the fall semester and the ways in which the PVC and Princeton Athletics continue to build meaningful community. The winter luncheon also featured updates from Mitch Henderson ’98 (men’s basketball), Michelle Eisenreich (women’s track & field), Ron Fogarty (men’s ice hockey) and Carla Berube (women’s basketball). Each coach spoke to their team’s competitive success while expressing their gratitude to the PVC members in attendance for their incredible support which allows their programs to achieve at the highest level.
During the luncheon, Maggie Connors ’23 (women’s ice hockey) and Quincy Monday ’23 (wrestling) who are pictured below were recognized as the winter recipients of the PNC Bank 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.
Following the award recognition, the luncheon then concluded with a panel conversation featuring four winter sport student-athletes – Julia Cunningham ’23 (women’s basketball), Tosan Evbuomwan ‘23 (men’s basketball), Arianna Smith ’23 (women’s track & field) and Pito Walton ’23 (men’s ice hockey). Associate Director of Athletics for the Princeton Varsity Club and Advancement, Brendan Van Ackeren moderated the discussion, inviting the student-athletes to share their unique Princeton experiences through a series of questions. Each Tiger shared their perspective on leadership, service and the department’s overall mission of Education Through Athletics.