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:

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)!

Championship Season

Hi All!

We have been enjoying the wonderful weather that has finally arrived to the Princeton area.  With warm weather has come many lawn games outside of Cannon and meals out on the back porch.  It really is nice to be able to get outside and enjoy the company of fellow members!

With the warm weather comes the end of many sports seasons around the club.  Without further ado, here the are the updates on our newest Gunners who claimed Ivy League Championships!

The women’s tennis team closed out an undefeated Ivy League season on Saturday and Sunday beating both Harvard and Dartmouth to claim their second title in the last three years.  Gunners Clare McKee (So.), Gaby Pollner (So.), Tiffany Chen (So.), Nicole Kalhorn (Jr.), and Katrine Steffensen (Sr.) led the charge and we couldn’t be more proud of them.

Here is a picture of the champions!

Princeton Tops Harvard to Win Ivy Title, Fourth in Five Years

(Third from left – Nicole Kalhorn, Far right – Tiffany Chen, Third from right – Gaby Pollner, Fourth from right – Clare McKee, Center holding trophy – Katrine Steffensen)

In addition to the women’s tennis team, the women’s golf team won the Ivy League championship as well! The Tigers battled hard over the three rounds but that wasn’t enough to settle the championship.  After 54 holes, the Tigers were tied with Harvard and needed a 19th hole on Sunday to claim the championship.  Gunners Tenley Shield and Amber Wang birdied the 19th hole to help Princeton card a 2 under on the final hold while Harvard finished four over.

Congratulations to the whole team but specifically our GUnners who showed a lot of toughness throughout the weekend: Maya Walton (So.), Tiana Lau (Jr.), Amber Wang (Jr.), and Tenley Shield (Sr.).

Princeton Wins Back-to-Back Ivy League Championships

(Third from left – Tenley Shield, Fourth from left – Maya Walton, Fourth from right – Tiana Lau, Third from right – Amber Wang)

IM Update: Not only is it Ivy League Championship season, but it is also IM Championship season! Cannon has teams headed into the playoffs for Volleyball, Inner Tube Water Polo, and Floor Hockey so stayed tuned for photos once we clean up another season’s worth of IM Championships.

Reunions: Everyone’s favorite time of the year is right around the corner, Reunions! Stayed tuned for the next Newsletter and future posts on the website about details for Reunions at Cannon.  We have a lot of good stuff planned and hope you will all join us for the festivities.

Come back next week for more updates! Enjoy the spring weather too!

Gunner Stars in the News: Past and Present

Hi All!

Hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather we had this weekend and are staying dry on the rainy day.

This week we had a couple of big news stories that we were following.  The first came on Wednesday as Julia Ratcliffe ’17 won the hammer throw competition at the Commonwealth games.  During her college career at Princeton, Ratcliffe was a multiple time All American and National Champion in the  hammer throw.  Bringing home a Gold medal from the event is incredible and we eagerly look forward to following Julia’s career as she looks to continue improving and qualify for the Olympics in 2020. Congrats Julia!


We also celebrated with Leslie Robinson as she was drafted by the New York Liberty in the WNBA draft on Thursday, just a day after Ratcliffe won the Commonwealth games.  Robinson is just the second Ivy Leaguer ever drafted in the WNBA draft.  As a senior this year, Robinson helped lead the Tigers to an Ivy League regular season and tournament championship.  She averaged over 10 points per game, 7 rebounds per game, and 4 assists per game.  We will be sure to follow along next year as she looks to join Blake Dietrich as the other Tiger on WNBA rosters!








IM Update: CDE is once again off to a hot start in the Intramural circuit.  The regular seasons in inner tube water polo and volleyball will be coming up shortly and we will be preparing for the playoffs.  At this point there is almost no chance that we lose the IM cup and will happily retain our university wide championship.

Varsity Athletics Update: Our women’s tennis team is holding on to the first place spot in the Ivy League after big wins over Brown and Yale.  They play Harvard who is also tied with them for first this weekend in a battle of the undefeateds.

The women’s lacrosse team has also recovered after a loss to Dartmouth to get into the second place position in the league, all but securing their spot in the Ivy League Tournament.  They will look to win that to secure their spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Club Events: Stayed tuned as we will have our Cannon wedding in the upcoming weeks as well as our “Assassins” Tournament.  Assassins is a game where we are all given targets and try to spray each other with water guns to “assassinate” our targets.  In the end, we will have a club winner and we will be sure to announce that when the time comes!

Have a great week and check back next week for updates!


Big Weekend at Cannon: Parents Weekend and Culture Night

Hi everyone, good to be back and updating you all on the recent happenings in the Club!

This weekend we invited parents to join us for Saturday dinner, some post dinner fun in the basement, and brunch this morning (Sunday).  Overall the weekend was a huge hit! We had what seemed to be close to 100 parents and other family members join us for the special occasion and fun was had by all.  The dining staff cooked up an incredible meal giving the parents a little taste of what we are so blessed to have on a daily basis.  This was just the beginning of the new officer’s campaign to get families more opportunities to come join us all in the best club on the street! Stay tuned for fall updates on our next parent’s weekend as we hope it will make this weekend look pale in comparison!

As the parents rolled out around 10:30 in the evening, we started setting up for the biggest event the street has seen in a while.  Alex Ford, Class of 2017, started “Culture Night” as a way to celebrate black culture and bring new faces to the street that usually do not come out on a regular basis because they do not feel like the street meets there preferred styles.  It was a huge hit last year in its unveiling so our social chairs, Elias Berbari and Keiko DeClerck decided they were going to continue the tradition.

To say it was a hit would be an understatement.  The list for the night had over 1200 (!!!) names on it and the line to get in started to form outside at 10:45, more than 45 minutes before the club was opening for the night.  The club was packed and it was a great success.  Check out the link to the video promo created for the event.


In other news, the club pool tournament has been rolling right along.  We are now down to our final eight competitors and competition has been fierce. Much smack talk has been spewed between the remaining competitors and we anxiously look forward to the next week as many of the games should be completed by then.  Hopefully we will be able to announce our newest club pool champion within the next week.

Have a great week and we will see you back here next week for more updates on club happenings!

The Return From Spring Break

Hi All!

The Gunners are back in the house after a nice week off for Spring Break! Our seniors are in the final push to finish up their thesis so we had a lot of members on campus. Wish them luck as they are wrapping up their yearlong projects!

Other Gunners were lucky enough to travel to much warmer weather. Members of the women’s tennis team traveled to Texas to play in matches against some of the top teams in the country.  The women’s golf team visited LSU and enjoyed great competition as well.  Both the men’s and women’s track teams were lucky enough to be in Florida training and competing too! Other members visited places such as Barcelona, Cancun, and Portugal just to name a few.

The men’s hockey team won the ECAC Tournament and played in an NCAA first round match up against Ohio State this past week as well.  Even though they lost the game, we are proud of our Gunners and congratulate those on the team who contributed to the championship season.

The week before spring break was midterms week but more importantly Intramural Championship week.  Cannon cleaned up as per usual winning FOUR championships for the club in Broomball, Handball, CoRec Basketball, and Open A Basketball.  Nearly 40 different club members were a part of these teams and we are proud to continue the dominant winning tradition!  The final leg of the Intramural cup occurs over the course of the next six weeks.  We look to finish off the year strong retaining our overall IM Cup Championship!


Pictured is the 5v5 Open A Championship team (Back from L to R: Coach TC Schneider, Jesper Horsted, Alex Parkinson, Jeff Lee (Future member), Steve Carlson, Jeff Hollis (Future member) Front from L to R: Andrew Diehl, Jordan Argue)

Continue to check in to the website on a weekly basis to see what is happening around the Club!

Officers Part 2 and Our Newest Champions!

Hi Everyone, hope your Monday is off to a great start! Here is the second edition of Get to Know Your Officers but before you learn about the rest of them, we have some big sports news to report.

The Women’s Basketball team is IVY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!!!


Our Tigers had an incredible weekend defeating Yale by 19 points and then a whopping 29 point victory in the championship game against Penn.  Watch the NCAA Tournament selection show tonight at 7 on ESPC to see where the Tigers will be playing.

Without further ado, here are the rest of your officers.


Julia Haney – President

Hello, my name is Julia Haney, and I am so grateful to be serving as the new – and first female – President of Cannon Dial Elm. I am a junior on the Women’s Lacrosse team, and I’m pursuing a major in History of Science. On campus, I’m also on the Princeton Faith and Action worship team and serve other fellow student-athletes as a SAWL: Student Athlete Wellness Leader. I’m also very excited to be heading the Class of 1963’s 55th reunion later this year, which will be a great opportunity to get to know numerous CDE alumni who are apart of that class. I so eagerly look forward to working with our amazing new officer core as we continue to make Cannon the best space and home it can be for our members.


Keiko DeClerck – Social Chair

My name is Keiko, and I am really excited to be elected as the new female Social Chair for Cannon Dial Elm Club. I am a Civil and Environmental Engineering major with a focus on Structural Engineering and also play on the Women’s Ice Hockey Team. Last summer I interned at Winning By Design, a SaaS Sales Strategy Company. I was in charge of restyling their website, optimizing their site for SEO, and creating a blog. I am in the process of finalizing what I will being doing this summer, but my hopes are to be working for a Civil Engineering firm both in the office and the field, so I can learn more about all sides of the industry.


Jesper Horsted – IM Chair

Hi my name is Jesper Horsted, I play baseball, football and too many IMs to name. I’m a Sociology major from Minneapolis, MN with a certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies. I spent last summer in Central America surfing thanks to the Martin Dale grant. For the upcoming summer, I am still a variety of different options.


Elias Berbari – Social Chair

Hello, my name is Elias and I am the new Social chair from Greenlawn, New York. I play for the men’s basketball team, I am a Student Athlete Wellness Leader, and I am in Habitat for Humanity as well as the Princeton Conservation Society. I am an ecology and evolutionary biology major, and this summer I will be conducting thesis research in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in Mexico, where I will study a troop of spider monkeys and how they are affected by potential tourist infrastructure development.


Andrew Diehl – Vice President

Hi my name is Andrew and I couldn’t be more excited to be the new Vice President of Cannon.  I am an Economics major going for a certificate in finance.  I am a high jumper on the track and field team and also a member of Princeton Faith and Action (PFA) in charge of setting up for weekly services.  Last summer I was in the Dominican Republic working in a community development program.  This summer I am exploring a couple of different options in the wealth management and financial services world.


Below is also a list of Gunners in spring sports so as games are played you know who is representing the Club out on the athletic fields!

Baseball – Max West, Chris Davis, Asher Lee-Tyson, Joe Flynn, Jesper Horsted, Connor Nolan, Andrew Gnazzo, Eli Kimbell, Ben Gross

Men’s Lacrosse – Chase Williams, Charlie Tarry, Charlie Durbin, Emmet Cordrey, Oliver Schmickel, Mike Morean, Arman Medghalchi, Aran Roberts, Strib Walker

Men’s Track and Field – Daniel Afolabi, Zach Albright, Franklin Aririguzoh, Cole Bransford, Mitchel Charles, Joey Daniels, Andrew Diehl, Noah Kauppila, Adam Kelly, Spencer Long, Liam Mullett, Ryan Ozminkowski, Mike Seaton, Charlie Volker

Women’s Lacrosse – Allie Rogers, Ellie McNulty, Camille Sullivan, Stephanie Neatby, Maddie Staczek, Kathryn Hallett, Izzy Mangan, Julia Haney, Elizabeth George, Alex Argo, Katie Reilly, Laura Pansini

Women’s Track and Field – Mattie Baron, Devon Block-Funkhouser, Carly Bonnet, Maia Craver, Ashley Forte, Allison Glossinger, Melana Hammel, Brittany Henderson, Anna Jurew, Delaney Kerhof, Allie Klimkiewicz, Brighie Leach, Kennedy O’Dell, Mikaela Sawyer, Madeleine Sumner, Christina Walter, Hadley Wilhoite

Women’s Water Polo – Eliza Britt

Softball – Alex Viscusi, Kaitlyn Waslawski, Alex Colón, Keeley Walsh, Kylee Pierce, Caroline Taber, Joey Smith, Allison Harvey, Megan Donahey, Kaylee Grant, Dani Dockx, Ashley LaGuardia


Stay tuned for next weeks update with stories from past alumni as we will be on spring break so the house will not be hosting any events to update on.  Also be sure to check where the women will be playing in the NCAA Tournament and if its in your area go out and support! NCAA Tournaments don’t come around every year!

Have a great week!


Get to Know Your Officers! Part 1

Hi All!

This will be the first post in a two part series so you can get to know your new officers!  Without further ado, here we go.


Nnenna Ibe – Bicker Chair

Hey! My name is Nnenna Ibe, I’m a member of the class of 2019. I hail from Burlington, New Jersey and am majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a certificate in African Studies. On campus, I am a member of the Women’s Varsity Volleyball team and the Scholars’ Institute Fellows Program. Last summer, I got the amazing opportunity to learn about the history of colonization in Namibia and shadow doctors in Spain. This summer, I plan on doing field research on mosquitoes in Nigeria and Ghana. I have had a great experience thus far in Cannon and am super excited to continue that experience by serving as Cannon’s bicker chair this year. #Gunner4Life



Ali Whiting – Treasurer

I’m from San Diego, CA and am a Neuroscience major on the pre-medicine track at Princeton. On campus, I play soccer for the varsity women’s soccer team as an outsider defender and also tutor undergraduate students in Chemistry at the McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning. I am especially grateful to represent Cannon alongside the other officers and dedicate my time and energy to show the new members (& everyone!) how amazing Cannon truly is! I look at my new role as treasurer as an opportunity to give back to the club that has had the most impact on me during my time at Princeton. This summer, I will have the opportunity to conduct Neuroscience research for my thesis on neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, specifically looking at different therapeutic drug options to combat the diseases and their pathways.



Gabrielle Rush – Activities Chair

My name is Gabrielle Rush and I am a junior in the economics department. I am a member of the women’s basketball team and I’m from Hinsdale, Illinois. Last summer, I did an IIP in Buenos Aires with a small ecommerce company called Avenida and this summer I am interning for Credit Suisse in New York City.



Dan Petticord – House Manager

My name is Dan Petticord and I am the new House Manager for CDE, the best club on The Street. I’m majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, with a certificate in Environmental Science. I came to Princeton (from Ohio!) as a Varsity football player, but due to injury, have been prematurely retired. I’m still an active member of the team but can no longer compete. To replace some of that time commitment, I work in two research laboratories on campus. In the vonHoldt Lab, I am studying aggressive behavior in wolves, and in the Zhang Lab, I am assisting work on N-fixing bacteria. I also founded and run Princeton’s SEEDs chapter, an undergraduate focused club on professional development within the life sciences. This summer, I’ll be traveling to Kenya to manage my own research team focused on the ecology of the Leopard Tortoise, which will be the foundation for my Princeton thesis. I’m excited for the opportunities I’ll have in this coming year to continue making Cannon the amazing place it is and the wonderful home it will be for our new members!



Jake Strain – Social 21 Chair

My name is Jake Strain, I’m from Springfield, Pennsylvania and a member of the Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Class of 2019. I am on the Princeton Varsity Football team and a member of the Varsity Student Advisory Committee (VSAAC). This summer I will be interning for the head distiller at New Liberty Distillery in Philadelphia, which specializes in craft whiskeys as well as rums.

Stay tuned for next week as you get to meet the other half of the officer crew!

Sports Update: The women’s basketball team finished off their regular season by completing the weekend sweep of Brown and Yale, clinching the outright regular season Ivy League title.  Leslie Robinson recorded the first triple double in program history against Brown.  If you are in the Philly area, head over to the Palestra to cheer them on as they try to win the Ivy League Tournament to clinch a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Next week will also have a list of Gunners on spring sports teams so you can stay up to date on how our Gunners are faring in their spring seasons!

Have a great week!