PHS 2016 Fall Season in Review

The fall season is coming to a close this month as teams finally wrap up their postseason competitions. Despite having to rebound from losing seniors, injured athletes, and changes in coaching, all but two of the teams sporting blue and white had winning records. Their work resulted in a majority of the teams reaching extended postseason and advancing far into county and state competitions.  A new focus for the athletes was directed to the revamped weight room to allow the student athletes to stay in shape for the season.

“This year, we brought on a new strength and conditioning coach, John Torre, to help our athletes train, “ said Athletic Director Brian Dzbenski. “We also invested in adding new and improved equipment to the weight room. Our motto is bigger, faster and stronger for the competition. This was all integral in the success of the teams.”

Each team had highs and lows as well as memorable highlights during its season. Statistically, this season has been one of the most successful for fall sports at Princeton High, with two teams winning the Mercer County Tournament and all but one team qualifying for States.

“Across the board, all of our coaches and sports teams had a tremendous season. We qualified for states at every level, which is quite an accomplishment, especially as a Group 4 school,” Dzbenski said. “We had an exceptional fall season, and we’re looking forward to having an exceptional winter season as well.”

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, the winter sports teams are gearing up to begin their journeys. Now is a time to reflect on the fall season and get excited for winter as the last autumn leaf hits the ground.

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