Month in Review: Holiday Fun, Ivy League Titles and Awards Won, and More to Come

Hi All,

It’s been a while.  In the last month we have spent half of it at home on Fall and Thanksgiving breaks but that doesn’t mean that there is not a lot to report so let’s hop into it.

Festive Fun Around the House

Last year our IM chair, Spencer Long, came to the Club with an idea to liven the mood around the Club during this time of the year. He went out and bought a fair number of Christmas lights to decorate the Club and everyone loved it.  This year we continued the tradition but decided to one up the performance from last year.  We put up roughly 1000 feet of lights on the House and it is incredible.

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As you can see the Club is fully lit and we have had cars stopping to take pictures, children coming up to take pictures with frosty, and members loving every minute of being in the MOST FESTIVE HOUSE ON THE STREET! (Literally no other Club has even come close to the number of lights that we have up, in fact most aren’t even decorated… sad).

But the festivities did not end there.  We had a hot chocolate and cookie decorating night around the House and decorated the Christmas tree, front walk, and stairway as well.  We followed that up with a Bicker event for the potential sophomore class where we built gingerbread houses!  Looks like it is going to be another popular year for Cannon during the Bicker season.  It is truly a joy to be able to walk into this House on a daily basis that feels and looks so much like home!  We had some budding architects as you can see… the picture below really brings out the creative spirit of the Club.

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To celebrate the third day of Hanukkah, we also had a cheese and wine night that Natasha Skov and Abby Hack hosted.  It was a lot of fun and was a great way to end a midweek dinner!

Athletics and Awards (There were a lot)

The fall sports season was wildly successful for the University but more specifically the fall athletes of Cannon.  The football team ended their undefeated season in style as they destroyed Penn in the final game of the year.  That night, the University hosted the traditional bonfire celebrating wins over Yale and Harvard.  Captains and Club members Tom Johnson and John Lovett spoke at the celebration and started the bonfire.  Seniors John Lovett and Jesper Horsted were the finalists for offensive player of the year.  Both had historic seasons but John Lovett won the award which was his second in his career, an absolutely incredible accomplishment.

The field hockey team also had a historically great season as they were ranked very highly throughout the course of the year and ended up making it to the Final Four before losing to Maryland.  Our own Elise Wong led the defense as she racked up Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All American Awards.  It was truly an amazing year for the team but more importantly (to us in Cannon) an amazing end to a college career for Elise!

In total, more than 15 Gunners received All Ivy Honors and we have close to 30 fall sport Ivy League Champions!  It was a great season and we look to keep the train rolling in the winter season!

IM Updates

The team of Jeff Lee, Jeff Hollis, Jesper Horsted and Andrew Diehl claimed the 3v3 basketball championship over Ivy this week.  It was the groups third straight 3v3 basketball championship.  That same crew looks to win the Wallyball championship as well to take our championship total to 6 on the year.

Upcoming Events

This Saturday we have our winter formals.  The theme is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the dynamic duo of Elias Berbari and Keiko DeClerck is still crushing the social chair game.  It looks to be a lot of fun and we are really excited to see what Bill and the rest of the staff are going to be cooking up!

Stay tuned for the Quarterly newsletter to be coming out soon! Thanks for reading and we will have a post to update you on the formals happenings!

Ringing in the Fall Season

Hi everyone!

Thank you to all of you who came out to join us a couple weekends ago for the Homecoming celebrations.  We were so happy to see all of the alumni back in the house to enjoy a great weekend.

Fall festivities have been abounding around the Club.  Two Thursdays ago, Cannon took members to the Field of Terror in Central Jersey.  It was a ton of fun going through the Haunted House and taking a trip on the Haunted Hayride as well.  It was a great way to get in the Halloween Spirit!

Just this past week we hosted a pumpkin carving study break.  It was a huge hit and we had the whole club smelling like fresh pumpkin (I’ll let you decide if thats a good or bad thing).  We have nearly 20 carved pumpkins as decorations set up around the Club so roll through if you want to see the work that was done!  Below is a little CDE themed pumpkin!

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Varsity Sports Update

The football team continues to march on in their winning ways winning the last three games relatively handily.  Again, our Cannon offensive team members continue to roll.  The new breakdown of Cannon offensive success is as follows: Cannon football team members have been involved in 43 out of 46 touchdowns scored on the year… Cannon members have thrown for 19 touchdown passes, caught 17 touchdown passes, and rushed for 24 touchdowns.  The defense has been pretty ridiculous as well holding opponents to less than 10 points per game as well.  They look to stay undefeated but it will be a test next week as they take on Dartmouth, the other undefeated team in the Ivy League.  Show out to give your support to the team next Saturday at Powers Field!

The women’s soccer team takes on Penn next weekend and will win the league with a win.  They have been hot as of late so be sure to roll through their game if you are in the area as they look to add another Ivy League championship to their collection.

IM Updates

The Club brought home two championships this past week.  Jesper Horsted and Andrew Diehl brought home the IM Spikeball championship and the team of Allison Glossinger, Rawlison Zhang, Jeff Hollis, Jeff Lee, and Andrew Diehl brought home the Sang Volleyball Championship.  Both teams were undefeated en route to their championship wins.  The Club looks to retain the Intramural Overall Champions Cup.  We have won the past two years and don’t plan on relinquishing the title.

Semis, Parents, and Touchdowns

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the brief hiatus, the job search grind has been real in the past few weeks but the events at Cannon haven’t been slowing down either!

Two weekends ago, we had our fall semis celebration at the Club and our social chairs, Elias and Keiko, absolutely knocked it out of the park with the party planning preparations!  The theme was a trip around the world.  Each room was decorated with a different country as the theme and Bill and the staff cooked up dishes to fit in with those themes.  It was a great success as we had a ton of members and even more guests maxing out the capacity of the House!

Here is a picture of the officers enjoying the festivities! (8 out of 10 pictured)

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This past weekend, we celebrated with out Parents! Our President, Julia Haney, organized the weekend with the help of our Alcohol Chair, Jake Strain, and the Social chairs, Elias and Keiko.  It was a huuuuuggggeeee hit as we had over 120 parents come celebrate with us!  Bill and the staff backed up a great Semis with an even better Parents Weekend so we could not be more appreciative of all the help that he has provided over the course of these past few weekends.

The work isn’t over yet as Homecoming is just around the corner!  We will have activities in the Club all day long and will be open for our annual Foamcoming Party at night that should be loads of fun.  Sunday morning we will be open for brunch from 10 until 130 so stop by and fuel up before heading home.

Varsity Athletics Update

Once again the football team has continued their winning ways.  They smacked Columbia around two Saturdays ago and this week they absolutely trounced Lehigh as well.

Just to put our Cannon Football team members’ success into perspective for everyone out there keeping track… Cannon members on the team have combined for 12 passing touchdowns, 10 receiving touchdowns, and 13 Rushing touchdowns.  Only 1 out of the 26 touchdowns that has been scored by Princeton this year has not been contributed by a Cannon member which is pretty ridiculous.  The fellas look to keep the train rolling this weekend as they play Brown.

The field hockey team just knocked off the number 3 team in the country as well this weekend.  They traveled up to UCONN and beat them in their own stadium.  Junior Grace Baylis held it down in the goal and Senior Elise Wong led a strong defensive charge.  The team looks to keep it rolling as they head into the latter half of Ive League play.

Thanks for sticking with us and check back next week to see some pictures from the Homecoming festivities! We hope to see you there.

Tailgates and More Wins

Tailgate and Football

Cannon opened up the tailgate season with a bang.  This past Saturday was the home opener for the football team and we decided to celebrate by hosting a club-wide tailgate.  We had a bunch of people in the lawn playing games, eating food and just enjoying the camaraderie.

The game went pretty much as expected, our Tigers absolutely obliterated Monmouth, winning by a score of 51-9.  Once again all touchdowns were contributed by Cannon members.  Senior Stephen Carlson caught two touchdown passes, Senior Charlie Volker ran for one, and Senior John Lovett threw for five and ran one in as well.  But the big story of the day was our own IM Chair, senior Jesper Horsted’s record setting day.  Jesper came into the day 2 touchdowns shy of the program touchdown record.  He caught three taking the record outright.

Intramural Update

The Fall IM season is upon us and the Club is off to a hot start.  The flag football team got a big win and the Club’s three Spikeball teams all won their games.  Our championship t-shirts from last year came in and we look to add to the wardrobe with a strong performance this year.

Upcoming Events

This weekend we have our fall semi formal! It will be a journey around the world as we have a variety of different “countries” set up.  Bill and the rest of the staff have a number of amazing dishes on the menu and we could not be more excited.  Check back next week to see pictures of the event.

Alumni in Germany

Kiersten Falck ’18 and Mason Darrow ’17 were able to enjoy some time together in Germany at Oktoberfest.  Here is a picture of the two happily enjoying the festivities.  We are always so happy to see our alumni Gunners maintaining the strong relationships they developed in their time at the Club!

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Back Like We Never Left

After two months and eight days, the Club is finally back in action and we could not be more excited to be back.  Bill and the rest of the staff are cooking some killer new meals that we just cannot get enough of.  In addition to the great meals, we have a lot of other great stuff happening around the House.

Saturday night we were open for our first night and to say it was a success would be an understatement.  More than 1000 people were on the list and it was clear that Cannon was the place to be. The lines were remarkably long and the Club was full all the way up until we closed at 2 in the morning.

We followed that up with Lawn Parties the next day.  The lawn was filled with students enjoying the absolutely gorgeous weather, playing corn hole and spending time with one another.  The weekend didn’t stop there as we opened up once again for all the party goers who wanted to end their weekend strong.

Intramural Updates

Sign Ups begin this week as Cannon looks to defend their crown as the top organization in the Intramural Cup Championship.  Cannon took home nearly 20 IM championships last year and looks to build upon that mark in the upcoming season!  Stay tuned to hear how all our teams are doing in the coming weeks.

Varsity Athletics Update

The football team absolutely dominated on their trip to the midwest as they defeated the Butler Bulldogs 50 to 7.  The Tigers scored six touchdowns on the day.  Each touchdown was scored by a Cannon member.  Senior John Lovett ran for two scores and threw for another two to Senior Jesper Horsted while senior Charlie Volker ran another two in as well.  Be sure to come cheer on the team as they take on Monmouth this weekend at 4:30 here at home.

Below is a list of Gunners on fall sports teams. Be sure to look for these names in articles you read on GoPrincetonTigers.com!

Womens Tennis

Nicole Kalhorn – Sr.

Clare McKee – Jr.

Gaby Pollner – Jr.

Tiffany Chen – Jr.

Women’s Volleyball

Jessie Harris – Jr.

Devon Peterkin – Jr.

Natasha Skov – Jr.

Nnenna Ibe – Sr.

Maggie O’Connell – Sr.

Women’s Soccer

Noe Kong-Johnson – Sr.

Sophia Gulati – Jr.

Ali Whiting – Sr.

Emily Hilliard Arce – Jr.

Women’s Field Hockey

Grace Baylis – Jr.

Elise Wong – Sr.

Women’s Cross Country

Allison Glossinger – Sr.

Laura Hergenrother – Sr.

Anna Jurew – Sr.

Allie Klimkiewicz – Sr.

Brighie Leach – Sr.

Maddie Offstein – Sr.

Madeleine Sumner – Sr.

Football

Graham Adomitis – Sr.

Jordan Argue – Sr.

George Attea – Sr.

Tyler Campbell – Jr.

Stephen Carlson – Sr.

Jack Corso – Sr.

Kevin Davidson – Jr.

TJ Floyd – Jr.

Andrew Griffin – Jr.

Andre Guest – Jr.

Jesper Horsted – Sr.

Tom Johnson – Sr.

Will Johnson – Jr.

Zach Kelly – Jr.

Zach Keller – Jr.

John Lovett – Sr.

Steve Mejia – Sr.

John Orr – Jr.

Alex Parkinson – Sr.

Ryan Quigley – Jr.

Rick Raga – Jr.

Chris Ryan – Sr.

TC Schneider – Sr.

Cody Smith – Sr.

Eli Stern – Sr.

Jake Strain – Sr.

Charlie Tomassetti – Jr.

Charlie Volker – Sr.

Chase Williams – Jr.

Finals and Fun

Well it is finals period so the club has become very academically minded but that doesn’t mean we didn’t have fun for the two weeks leading up to this time! Here are the highlights.

Last weekend (5/4-5/6) we celebrated our House Parties weekend.  Friday night we celebrated our Formals with a “outer space” themed party!  Bill and the rest of the staff cooked up an amazing dinner and everyone had a blast.  The next night we hosted a “Disney” themed semi formal for all of our members.  We all sang along to our favorite childhood tunes while enjoying the company of one another.  We followed that up with our third wild day which happened to be Lawn Parties! DJ Relley Rozay, a former Gunner, has the club jumping!  We celebrated the end of a successful weekend with pizza for everyone.

Varsity Athletics Update: While everyone at the club was enjoying the weekend festivities, our women’s lacrosse and track and field athletes were hard at work.  After securing the Ivy League regular season title, the Tigers claimed the Ivy League Tournament Championship as well.  Our own Elizabeth George won tournament MVP! They won their first round matchup against Syracuse but fell against Boston College.  Congrats on a great season ladies!

The men’s track and field team was busy in Penn looking to finish off the coveted Triple Crown.  The Triple Crown entails winning the Cross Country, Indoor, and Outdoor Ivy League titles.  The men finished out the trifecta in dominate fashion beat Penn by close to 40 points.  Senior Gunner, Mitchel Charles, won both the shot put and discus on his way to the Most Outstanding Field athlete.  Junior Adam Kelly brought home the Hammer Throw title as well.  Congrats fellas!  The women also had a very respectable finish, placing third in the Ivy League.  Senior Kennedy O’Dell finished second in both the shot and the hammer, also adding points in the discus.  All in all it was a great weekend for the team.

IM Update: The IM season is over and Cannon has once again claimed the crown.  Led by our fearless IM Chairs, Spencer Long and Jesper Horsted, we retained our crown with ease winning more than 12 championships along the way.  The Inner tube waterpolo team and indoor volleyball teams came away victorious.  The teams are pictured below.

Reunions are coming and we hope to see you there. Check out last weeks post in order to see the details.  Enjoy this wonderful week!

The Update You’ve all been waiting for… Reunions!

Hi Everyone!

It appears as though Princeton is not going to get the spring season as we went from cold weather to 90 degree weather over the course of just a week but warm weather is always preferred to cold.  We have been having many meals outside served by our wonderful staff and the front yard has been packed with Gunners playing Spikeball, Cornhole, Kan Jam, and other lawn games!

As we look ahead, Reunions is right around the corner… less than a month now, get excited!  Attached below is all the information you need to know about the festivities.

RSVP Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1suTGH1eJErvpbUSMVGMbae3LShu6SL-K1sH5mDacSMc/viewform?edit_requested=true

There will also be a gear table set up on Friday and Saturday so you can pick up some CDE gear to sport during the weekend and at home! We hope to see you all there and look forward to all the fun that this weekend entails!

Club Championship Updates: Max West claimed the Assassins game championship this past weekend defeating TC Schneider on Monday night.  Max was a member of the Navy in Singapore so we are thinking that could given him a slight advantage but it just goes to show that training does pay off.

The pool tournament will conclude tonight as a champion will be crowned.  Two football team members will be squaring off in the first semifinal game as sophomore Zach Kelly takes on Senior Luke Petruzzi.  The second semifinal is a spring sports battle as Andrew Diehl, high jumper on the track team, takes on Asher Lee Tyson, the starting shortstop on the baseball team.  It should be a fun night with lots of heckling and excitement.

The Intramural season is wrapping up as the Indoor Volleyball team and Inner tube water polo team look to complete championship seasons tonight.  Pictures of the winning teams will be included next week.

Ivy League Champions Update: The women’s lacrosse team destroyed Penn and Columbia last week, winning a share of the Ivy League Title!  They will be hosting the Ivy League tournament this upcoming weekend as they won the goal differential tie breaker with Dartmouth and Penn.  Come out and show your support at 7PM on Friday as they take on Columbia if you are in the area.

The men’s and women’s track and field teams head to Penn this weekend to compete in the Ivy League Championships as well.  The men are looking to claim the prestigious Triple Crown which is when a program wins the cross country, indoor, and outdoor Ivy League Championships.  It would be the programs second Triple Crown in the last four years so roll out to Franklin Field to see the squad try to make history once again.

 

That’s all for this week, don’t forget to fill out the Reunions RSVP and tune in again next week as we report on a big weekend of events (Semi Formals, Formals, and Lawn Parties)!