PDS Recognizes Senior Athletes Heading to College Athletics Programs

Traditionally, Princeton Day School holds a "signing event" at which graduating seniors bound for collegiate athletics programs are recognized. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has not allowed such recognitions to happen on campus this spring. Throughout the spring the School has celebrated senior athletes and those heading for collegiate athletics programs as well. Now that all graduating athletes are confirmed at their college athletics programs, we proudly commend them together here. 

As outgoing US Athletic Director Tim Williams notes, "It's always a bittersweet time of year to congratulate your seniors on their accomplishments and see them depart, and for our seniors this spring the same holds true.  We are extremely proud of them and all they accomplished in their PDS careers. It will be hard to see them leave, but we wish them all the best!" 

Enjoy these profiles submitted by all PDS Class of 2020 athletes heading to college athletics programs.

GIRLS

CAROLINE HAGGERTY 

College signing with: Middlebury College

College sport: Field Hockey

NCAA Division: III

PDS Sport and Position: Field Hockey Defense/Midfield

Names of PDS Coaches: Heather Farlow, Annabeth Donovan, Madison Breschi 

Years on Varsity for this player: 4

PDS Varsity Career Statistics and Highlights

  • Captain Senior Year
  • 2nd most goals on team 
  • 2nd most assists on team
  • Helped lead team to place 2nd in the Prep B State Tournament
  • Varsity starter all 4 years
  • NJISAA Prep B State Championship 2nd place ’17, ’18, ’19
  • NJISAA Prep B State Championship 1st Place ’16  
  • Mercer County Tournament 2nd place ’16, ’18 

Awards:

Field Hockey highlights:

  • Trentonian Unsung Hero Award ’18
  • Trentonian Prep Honorable Mention ’18
  • NFHCA HS National Academic Squad ’18, ’19 
  • Varsity Field Hockey Coaches’ Award ’19 
  • NJISAA First Team All-State ’19
  • CJFHCA 2nd Team Honors ’19
  • CJFHCA Senior Showcase Selection ’19
  • Trentonian Prep First Team ’19
  • Trentonian Prep Midfielder of the Year ’19

Ice Hockey highlights:

  • 4 years on varsity
  • Captain Senior Year
  • NJ Girls HS All-Star Game Selection ’19, ’20
  • Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Coaches Award ’20
  • WIHLMA All-Academic 1st Team ’19 
  • WIHLMA All-Miran Honorable Mention ‘19
  • All-State Honorable Mention ’19
  • WIHLMA All-Academic Honorable Mention ’18
  • NJISAA Prep State Championship 2nd place ’17, ’18
  • Christopher Reeve Sportsmanship Award ’17 

"Caroline is as tenacious as they come. It has been a pleasure watching her play field hockey for the Panthers over the last four years." Tim Williams

LEXIE (ALEXIS) LYNN HAUSHEER

College signing with: Cornell University 

College sport: Field Hockey

NCAA Division: I

PDS Sport and Position: Field Hockey goalie; JV lacrosse mid/def (freshman and sophomore year)

Name of PDS Coach: Heather Farlow

Years on Varsity: 4

Most Recent Season Statistics and Highlights:

  • Committed to the recruiting process at Cornell last July.
  • Starting goalie for 2016 PDS State Champion team

Awards:

  • National Futures Championships Selection (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)
  • National Futures Championships Stars and Stripes (2016)
  • Junior Olympics (2017)
  • Trentonian Field Hockey All-Area First Team (2017) (discontinued in 2018)
  • Trentonian Field Hockey All-Prep Goalie of the Year (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)
  • Times of Trenton Field Hockey All-Area Team (2019, 2018)
  • Central Jersey Field Hockey Coaches Association First Team (2019, 2018)
  • NJISAA Prep B All State Team (2019) 
  • PDS Field Hockey Varsity Award (2019)
  • PDS Lacrosse JV Coach’s Award (2018) 
  • National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad (2019, 2020)

“Lexie has been anchor on defense and a leader on our team the last 4 years. We will miss her!” Coach Heather Farlow

“It will be tough for us to replace someone who has been such a central figure to our field hockey team. I know she will have a great career at Cornell as well.” Tim Williams

BRIANNA ASTBURY 

College signing with: Muhlenberg College

College sport: Soccer

NCAA Division: III

PDS Sport and Position: Soccer, Center-mid

Name(s) of PDS Coach(es): Pat Trombetta, Brie Nomejko, Howie Powers

Years on Varsity for this player: 4

Most Recent Season Statistics and Highlights:

  • 4 goals
  • 8 assists
  • Highlight game: Prep Semi-Final Game vs MKA

PDS Varsity Career Statistics and Highlights:

  • 20 goals
  • 15 assists
  • Scored both goals against PHS in a game that went into double-overtime tied 2-2
  • Assisting with corner kicks
  • Winning headers

Awards:

PDS Coaches Award for 2018 season and the 2019 season

"Bri has been a solid performer for us since she showed up four years ago. She and her fellow seniors are a huge reason our girls soccer team has had its tremendous success over the last four years." Tim Williams

RILEY FELSHER 

College signing with: NYU

College sport: Soccer

NCAA Division: III

PDS Sport and Position: SoccerGoalkeeper

Names of PDS Coaches: Pat Trombetta, Howie Powers, Brie Nomejko

Years on Varsity: 4 year team member, 3 year starter 

Most Recent Season Statistics and Highlights:

  • 120 saves
  • Prep B title PDS Varsity

Career Statistics and Highlights for this player: 

  • 371 total saves over 4 seasons
  • Helped team to 3 Prep B titles 

Awards:

  • Mercer 33 2018/2019
  • Mercer County All Area team 2019
  • 2018 NJ All Prep First Team
  • 2017 All Prep Honorable Mention GK
  • All Prep First Team Goalkeeper 2019
  • All Area First team Goalkeepers 

"Riley has been so solid for our girls soccer team in goal that I don't know what we will do without her. She has set a great example of competitiveness and consistency." Tim Williams

ARIANA JONES 

College signing with: The College of New Jersey

College sport: Soccer

NCAA Division: III

PDS Sport and Position: Soccer, Forward

Names of PDS Coaches: Pat Trombetta, Brie Nomejko, Howie Powers

Years on Varsity: 4

Most Recent Season Statistics and Highlights:

  • Mercer 33
  • All Area 1st Team
  • All Prep 1st Team
  • 14 goals, 8 assists 

PDS Varsity Career Statistics and Highlights for this player:

  • Freshman year: 6 goals, 2 assists 
  • Sophomore year: 8 goals, 8 assists
  • Junior year: 10 goals, 6 assists
  • Senior year: 14 goals, 8 assists

Awards:

  • Varsity Award 2020
  • Mercer 33 2017, 2018, 2019

"Ariana is one of the toughest players I have seen wear a PDS uniform. I know she will make great things happen in college, and we all wish her the best." Tim Williams

TULSI PARI

College signing with: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

College sport: Soccer

NCAA Division: III

PDS Sport and Position: Soccer, Defense

Names of PDS Coaches: Pat Trombetta, Howie Powers, Bre Nomejko

Years on Varsity:

Most Recent Season Statistics and Highlights:

  • 16-3-1 team record with 10 shutouts
  • 2 assists 

PDS Varsity Career Statistics and Highlights for this player:

  • 2018: 14-4-1 3 assists 6 shutouts 
  • 2017: 12-6-1 10 shutouts 
  • 2016: 16-1-3 13 shutouts 

Awards:

  • 2019 All Prep B 2nd team Honorable Mention
  • 2019 Coaches Award
  • 2018 All-star Prep B First Team 
  • 2017 All County selections (Mercer County)
  • 2017 Mercer 33
  • 2016 All-star ‘Honorable Mention’ Prep B Team

"Tulsi's quiet competitiveness will be greatly missed next year. She has been the backbone of our defense and always took tough assignments and made them look easy." Tim Williams

BRYNNA FISHER 

College signing with: Pratt Institute

College sport: Volleyball

NCAA Division: III

PDS Sport and Position: Volleyball, Middle and Outside Hitter

Names of PDS Coaches: Paul Lano and Edgar Mariano

Years on Varsity: 3

Most Recent Season Statistics and Highlights for this player:

Team Captain

PDS Varsity Career Statistics and Highlights for this player:

Awards:

  • 2020 PDS Varsity Volleyball Award
  • 2019 PDS Varsity Volleyball Award

"Our lone senior, Brynna Fisher, has truly embodied leadership this year. Despite the adversity of a new season and a young team, Brynna has always led her teammates with enthusiasm. As captain, Brynna always ensures that the team is pushing themselves to be the best they can be. Not only does she lead on the court, but off the court as well. With empathy and an open heart, Brynna is always there for your teammates when they need to talk.  

Throughout this season, Brynna has stepped up as a starting, six-rotation middle blocker. Her hard-work and determination in practice sets her up for success in games. Brynna, thank you for being a true leader for these girls. Ms. McCullough, the team, and I want to wish you all the best as you embark on the next chapter of your life!" Coach Edgar Mariano

“Brynna is a positive and hard working student athlete. I know she will be successful on the next level just like she was here at PDS. We wish her all the best. ” Tim Williams

ELLIE SCHOFIELD

College signing with: Bowdoin College

College sport: Lacrosse

NCAA Division: III (NESCAC)

PDS Sport and Position: Lacrosse, Midfield

Names of PDS Coaches: Jill Thomas, Tracy Young

Years on Varsity:

Most Recent Season Statistics and Highlights: 

  • Goals: 33
  • Assists: 11 

PDS Varsity Career Statistics and Highlights:

  • Goals: 50
  • Assists: 17 

Awards:

  • PDS 2019 Panther Award 
  • 2019 Trentonian All-Prep team Honorable Mention 
  • 2018 Trentonian All-Prep team Honorable Mention 

"Ellie competes at everything she does, and it has been a real joy to watch her evolve as an athlete here at PDS." Tim Williams

BOYS

JAKE BENNETT

College signing with: Amherst College

College sport: Lacrosse

NCAA Division: III

PDS Sport and Position: Varsity Lacrosse (Attack), Varsity Basketball (guard), Soccer (forward)

Also: Sailing 420 (NJ South MAYRA) 

Names of PDS Coaches: Joe Moore, Nate Small, Kyle Newman;  Doug Davis 

Years on Varsity: 6 (4 in lacrosse, 1 in soccer, 1 in basketball)

Most Recent Season Statistics and Highlights:

  • 2019: 40 goals, 40 assists  (80 points)
  • Top NJ Junior (nj.com)
  • Voted team CoCaptain as a Senior

PDS Varsity Career Statistics and Highlights for this player:

Awards:

  • Top NJ Junior 2019 (nj.com)
  • Top NJ Sophomore 2018 (nj.com)
  • NXT All Star 2018
  • Top NJ Freshman 2017 (nj.com)
  • UnderArmour All American 2017

(NJ South MAYRA) Sailing Highlights:

  • Sailing 420- NJ South MidAtlantic Yacht Racing Association
  • Summer 2018 #1place 420- NJ South
  • Summer 2017 #2place 420- NJ South
  • Junior Olympics NJ 2018 medaled #8th place

"Jake has been an offensive machine for our boys lacrosse team since his freshman year. If he's not scoring, he's assisting someone and he'll be greatly missed. Great person and great player, that's Jake." Tim Williams

CAL CAPUTO

College signing with: Williams College

College sport: Lacrosse

NCAA Division: III

PDS Sport and Position: Lacrosse, Attack. Soccer, Wing Back

Names of PDS Coaches: Joe Moore/Ollie Hillicker

Years on Varsity: 4

Most Recent Season Statistics and Highlights:

  • 58 Goals/19 Assists as a Junior (2019
  • Team Captain

PDS Varsity Career Statistics and Highlights:

  • 97 Goals
  • 28 Assists
  • Led Team in goals and points 2019
  • Led team in Goals 2018

Awards:

Lacrosse

  • 2020 Honorable mention All-Area Soccer 
  • 2019 Top Player to Watch-Times of Trenton
  • 2019 MCT Star of Game-NJ.com
  • 3x MCT Champion
  • NJISAA 1st Team All-state honorable mention
  • 2019 Top Juniors in NJ List
  • 2018 Top Sophomores in NJ list

Soccer

  • 2019 Coaches Award recipient for Boys Varsity soccer
  • 2016 Coaches Award recipient for JV2 Soccer

“Cal is a tremendous competitor and we could not have had the success we have experienced in boys lacrosse without his leadership and abilities. He will be greatly missed, but will be a tremendous asset to Williams Lacrosse. We wish him all the best!” Tim Williams

JOHN CARROLL

College signing with: US Coast Guard Academy

College sport: Baseball

NCAA Division: III

PDS Sport and Position: Baseball, MIF/OF/P

Names of PDS Coaches: Patrick George, Dan Graziano

Years on Varsity:

Most Recent Season Statistics and Highlights: 

  • Average: 556
  • 35 Hits
  • 20 Runs
  • 7 SB
  • 35.1 IP
  • 2.38 ERA
  • 2 walk off hits 

PDS Varsity Career Statistics and Highlights: 

  • Average: 336
  • OBP: 429
  • 56 Hits
  • 39 Runs 

Awards:

  • NJISAA 1st Team All-State
  • Trentonian 1st Team All-Prep
  • Trentonian 1st Team All-Area
  • PDS Varsity Award 

“From day one of practice, John showed why he’s been an important part of the PDS baseball program for the past four years. His dedication to better the team as well as himself shows great leadership qualities and the potential to do so at the next level. John is the kind of selfless leader that every team hopes to acquire and I’m happy John was able to take the reins from last year’s senior class and continue that tradition with the team.” Coach Patrick George

"I love the way John plays the game. Everything is approached with the same intensity. He has developed into one of the best percentage hitters that PDS has seen and it was a shame not to see him light it up again this spring." Tim Williams

JAYLIN CHAMPION-ADAMS

College signing with: Drew University

College sport: Basketball

NCAA Division: III

PDS Sport and Position: Basketball, PG/SG

Names of PDS Coaches: Doug Davis, Tony McKinley, Omar Meekins and Brian Dudeck

Years on Varsity:

Most Recent Season Statistics and Highlights: 

  • 16 points per game in 2019-2020 season

PDS Varsity Career Statistics and Highlights: 

  • 1,000 point scorer for career

Awards:

  • All-Prep Player of the Year 
  • All-Prep First Team
  •  Trentonian Prep Player of the Year 
  • All New Jersey team 
  • 1,000 point scorer

"Jaylin is an extremely explosive and fun to watch player. It was great to see him mature over the years into the leader and player he is now. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for him." Tim Williams

LUCAS GREEN

College signing with: Colby College 

College sport: Basketball

NCAA Division: III

PDS Sport and Position: Small forward

Names of PDS Coaches: Doug Davis, Anthony McKinley

Years on Varsity: 2

Most Recent Season Statistics and Highlights:

  • Starting forward on 2020 State Championship team

PDS Varsity Career Statistics and Highlights:

  • 10 points per game in 2019-2020 season

“Lucas has been a tremendous addition to our program. His leadership and skillset along with his natural feel for the game of basketball made him a major part of our team's success." Coach Doug Davis

“Lucas is a great player and an even better person. We were so fortunate to have him for his junior and senior years and I know he will do great things in college and beyond." Tim Williams

JOMAR MEEKINS  

College signing with: Bard College 

College sport: Basketball 

NCAA Division: III

PDS Sport and Position: Basketball, Guard 

Names of PDS Coaches: Doug Davis, Tony McKinley, Brian Dudeck, Omar Meekins 

Years on Varsity: 3 years 

Most Recent Season Statistics and Highlights:

  • 23 pts. vs Lawrenceville Prep B Championship
  • 2019-2020 Captain 

Awards:

  • 2019-2020 PDS Coaches Award
  • 2018-2019  Varsity Award 
  • Freshman Year NJSIAA Prep B All Tournament team 

"Jomar is as incredible a person as he is a player. I've seen him play since he was very young and to see him develop into the person and player he is now has been a great joy. I look forward to seeing his future success, it will be huge!" Tim Williams

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