Happy Sunday Gunners!
I’m back with a lot of fall sports updates. Starting with football, the Tigers ended their season strong yesterday with a 28-7 road win against Penn. Coming off of two consecutive losses to Dartmouth and Yale, the team looked to end their season on a high note- and they did. Junior member Colin Eaddy rushed for 172 yards and had two touchdowns, and senior member Ryan Quigley had 92 yards with one touchdown. Although the Tigers didn’t have the perfect season they wanted, they were still able to clinch one last win and finish the season strong.
Despite the season coming to an end, multiple players have been recognized for their achievements this fall. Junior member Jeremiah Tyler has been named to the Buck Buchanan Watchlist, which is given to the most outstanding defensive player in the FCS. Colin Eaddy has recently become the fourth Princeton player in the last 25 years to reach 10 rushing touchdowns in a season, joining 2018 Cannon grads Charlie Volker and John Lovett. Finally, Quarterback Kevin Davidson has received and accepted an invitation to the East West Shrine Bowl taking place in Florida in January. 2018 alum and current NFL player Jesper Horsted had to opportunity to play in the Bowl last year, and Davidson will be the third Tiger in history to participate in the senior all-star game.
Speaking of Horsted, the Tigers have had a great few weeks in the NFL. Jesper Horsted, a tight end for the Chicago Bears, has recently been activated and looks to make an impact in the upcoming games. 2018 alum Stephen Carlson was also recently activated as a tight end for the Cleveland Browns, and saw plenty of game time in the team’s past two games. In a 21-7 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Carlson had his first career touchdown in the NFL on a pass from quarterback Baker Mayfield. We wish both Gunners more success as the NFL season goes on!
In other news, the women’s volleyball team became Ivy League champions this past Friday with a 3-1 win over Yale at Dillon Gym. The crowd went wild as the Tigers blew past the Bulldogs and punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament. Bicker Chair Jessie Harris reached the 1000 assist mark on the season and also had a match high of 57 kills. Co-captain and senior member Tash Skov had 16 kills and 8 digs, while junior member Clare Lenihan had 13 kills, 4 blocks, and 3 digs. This will be the 8th time in program history that the Tigers have advanced to the NCAA tournament.
The women’s field hockey team has also seen major success this season, recently advancing to the national championship game against an undefeated UNC. Although the Tigers did not come out on top in today’s game, they had a fantastic season. Senior goalkeeper and Cannon member Grace Baylis was an honorable mention All-Ivy selection.
The men’s and women’s basketball teams have recently kicked off their seasons, and with countless basketball players in the club we look forward to following their successes this season!
With Thanksgiving break approaching, members are looking forward to a nice break from school to return home to celebrate with friends and family. Once we get back on campus, formals will be upon us! Happy Thanksgiving Gunners!