Thursday, May 12, 2022

Trivia Day

In advance of the three teams that are hosting postseason events this weekend, TigerBlog presents a bit of a trivia contest. The answers will be at the end.

As a reminder, this is the home postseason schedule for this weekend:

Ivy League softball playoff series between Princeton and Harvard:
Game 1 tomorrow at noon
Game 2 Saturday at noon
Game 3 Saturday if necessary

NCAA women's lacrosse tournament:
Opening round tomorrow
Syracuse vs. Fairfield - 4
Princeton vs. UMass - 7
Second round Sunday
winners meet at noon

NCAA men's lacrosse tournament opening round Saturday
Princeton vs. Boston University, noon

And with that, here's some trivia to get you ready. Even though the answers are at the end, as with everything else at Princeton, the honor code applies here:

Question No. 1
The Princeton softball team is the only Ivy League team to reach the Women's College World Series, something the Tigers did twice. What were those two years?

Question No. 2
Who was the only Ivy League softball player to win the league's Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year awards in the same year? 

Question No. 3
Princeton's Ali Blanchard (144) and Alexis Laudenslager (128) rank 1-2 in the Ivy League in strikeouts. They also rank third in strikeouts in a season by Princeton teammates; there is one combination in Princeton history that is in first and second. Name the two pitchers.

Question No. 4
Freshman Lauren Sablone leads Princeton and is tied for eighth in the Ivy League with 21 RBIs. Who holds the Princeton single season record?

Question No. 5
The Ivy League playoff series between Princeton and Harvard will determine the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. No matter what happens, Princeton is the 2022 Ivy League champion. How many Ivy League titles has head coach Lisa van Ackeren led Princeton to in the last five seasons?

Question No. 6
Between them, the Princeton men's and women's lacrosse teams have won nine NCAA championships, of which five have been won in overtime. Name the five players who scored game-winning goals in overtime of NCAA finals.

Question No. 7
Kyla Sears holds the women's lacrosse team records with 299 career points and 202 career goals. What are the men's career records?

Question No. 8
Marge Donovan was the MVP of the Ivy League women's tournament last weekend, becoming the sixth Princeton women's player to be so honored. Who were the other five?

Question No. 9
Junior Kate Mulham has 32 goals this season. How many did she have for her career prior to this year?

Question No. 10
Grace Taukus and Kari Buonanno have combined for 65 goals this season. They also have something in common beyond being Tiger teammates. What would that be?

Question No. 11
Princeton ranks third all-time in NCAA championships won with three (in 1994, 2002 and 2003). Who won the first NCAA women's tournament, back in 1982?

Question No. 12
The Princeton men's lacrosse record for goals in an NCAA tournament is six, shared by two players, one of whom did it twice. Name the two players. 

Question No. 13
Princeton has played 44 NCAA men's tournament games. How many were decided by one goal?

Question No. 14
Princeton's Coulter Mackesy is fourth in Princeton history for points by a freshman with 38 (24G, 14A). Who are the three players he trails? 

Question No. 15
Where do Princeton and Boston University rank in Division in caused turnovers per game?

TigerBlog hopes you enjoyed the trivia — and that you learned some things about the teams who are playing in the postseason this weekend. He also hopes you'll be on campus for the big games, or at least watching them as part of the Ivy League on ESPN. 

Oh, and the answers:

1 - 1995, 1996
2 - Brie Galicinao, 2001
3 - Erin Snyder and Kristen Schaus, who combined for 502 in 2006 and 442 in 2005
4 - Amanda Pfeiffer with 68 in 1995
5 - Three
6 - Andy Moe (1992), Kevin Lowe (1994), Jesse Hubbard (1996), B.J. Prager (2001), Theresa Sherry (2003)
7 - Jesse Hubbard has 163 career goals, best in Princeton history; Michael Sowers holds the men's points record with 302
8 - Jaci Gassaway (2011), Olivia Hompe (2015), Ellie DeGarmo (2017), Elizabeth George (2018), Kyla Sears (2019)
9 - Six
10 - Both of their fathers played lacrosse in the Ivy League as well (Michael Taukus at Harvard; Bernie Buonanno at Brown)
11 - UMass, Princeton's opponent today
12 - Jesse Hubbard (against Towson in the 1996 quarterfinals and UMass in the 1997 quarterfinals) and Chris Massey (against Syracuse in the 1996 semifinals
13 - 24 of the 44 (Princeton is 19-5 in those 24 games)
14 - Michael Sowers (82), Kevin Lowe (55), Ryan Boyle (53)
15 - first (BU) and second (Princeton)

How'd you do?

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