Princeton Day School is delighted to celebrate the accomplishments of some of our alumni athletes. Jake Alu '15, a sophomore at Boston College, is being celebrated as the "Swiss Army knife" of the baseball team on the BC Eagles website. Coach Mike Gambino is quoted as envisioning Jake as "a super utility player, a guy who could be a pinch runner or change defensive positions." The article states that Jake has made "13 starts in the field with only one error, while notching five RBIs, six runs, and four stolen bases in five attempts on offense. In addition, he's now made five appearances on the mound [as pitcher], throwing 5.1 innings with three strikeouts." In a fun fact for PDS, the article states that Jake debuted as pitcher in a game against Villanova and faced his best friend from PDS, JP Radvany '15, as the first batter. Here is the full article.
Connor Fletcher '16, a freshman lacrosse player at Cornell, recently became one half of the teams' highest scoring rookie "dynamic duo" (with Jeff Teat), scoring the highest number of points for the team since 2009. The Cornell Daily Sun reports on Cornell's win over Lehigh on April 15, "The two finished Saturday with 11 points on the day — eight from Teat, three from Fletcher — and 83 combined season points between them." Here is the full report from the Daily Sun.
Way to go Panthers!