As promised, I am back with a fall athletic update. There is a lot to say for Cannon’s involvement in varsity sports on campus, and even in the professional leagues!
Starting with Princeton football, Cannon is proud to be the club of the three captains of the 19-20 team. Seniors John Orr (LB), Graham Adomitis (TE), and Jake Strain (DL) have already started the year off strong in leading the team to great successes.
The team opened Princeton’s 150th season with a big win 49-7 over Butler. Senior quarterback and Cannon member Kevin Davidson was 16 for 18 and threw two touchdown passes, one of which was thrown to President Andrew Griffin for his first career TD. On the defensive side, club member Delan Stallworth led with eight tackles and an interception.
This past week the team celebrated another big win over Bucknell, 56-23. This game was full of records and accomplishments for members of the team (and the club!). Before the game began Andrew Griffin was named a finalist for the William V. Campbell award which is given to the top scholar-athlete in college football. Fast forward to the game and Griffin showed off his athlete side, catching nine passes and tying the Ivy League record for touchdown receptions in a game with four. Kevin Davidson not only reached a record but broke it, throwing seven touchdowns in the game. With these excellent performances, it comes as no surprise that Griffin was named GPT Athlete of the Week and Davidson was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week. The team is back on the turf this Saturday against Colombia.
Princeton football is not only seeing success in its current players but in its alumni, as three 2018 graduates and Cannon members have recently solidified their spots in the NFL. John Lovett has been placed on IR for the Kansas City Chiefs, Jesper Horsted has been moved to the practice squad for the Chicago Bears, and Stephen Carlson has been moved to the practice squad for the Cleveland Browns. As the NFL season continues, we hope to see their teams succeed and potentially some action for the Princeton grads!
In other fall sports news, Cannon boasts more fall sports captains than just football. Senior Sophia Gulati leads the women’s soccer team and seniors Jessie Harris, Natasha Skov, and Devon Peterkin lead the women’s volleyball team. Volleyball has just begun their Ivy League season this past week with a sweep over Penn, and play against Columbia this Friday. The soccer team began their Ivy season this past Saturday with an unfortunate 1-0 loss to Yale, and look to this Saturday’s game against Dartmouth for a much needed win.
That is all the information that I have for now, and I’ll be posting the Cannon athlete roster shortly so you can be sure to follow your favorite athletes all season long!