Top 25 Players at Princeton in the Last 25 Years, by Jerry Price

Jerry Price, Senior Associate Director of Athletics at Princeton University and the Athletic Communications contact for men's lacrosse, has assembled a list of the top 25 Princeton players of the last 25 years. The 2014 Princeton men's lacrosse season will Jerry's 25th with the program. He spent the 1990-94 seasons covering the team for the Trenton Times and has been the team's contact while at Princeton since then.

The list, presented in count-up order, is based solely on Jerry's assessment of what players did as Princeton lacrosse players, not what they did on the professional or international level.

Honorable Mention
Kyle Baugher
Patrick Cairns
Scott Conklin
John Cunningham
Brad Dumont
Scott Farrell
John Harrington
Alex Hewit
Todd Higgins
Zachary Jungers
Kurt Lunkenheimer
Mike Mariano
Torr Marro
Andy Moe
Taylor Simmers
Scott Sowanick
Greg Waller
Becket Wolf

Wildcard
Matt Striebel
Class of 2001
Attack/Midfield
Gill, Mass. • Deerfield Academy


Currently national director for Trilogy Lacrosse, as well as a professional and international player

Matt Striebel earns wildcard status, somewhere between honorable mention and the top 25, because of the uniqueness of his lacrosse career. Striebel was an honorable mention All-America his senior year and was twice named All-Ivy League, and he ranks eighth all-time at Princeton with 74 career assists. He also moved as a senior from attack to midfield to make room for Ryan Boyle when he came to Princeton, and the move led to Princeton's 2001 NCAA championship. Had Striebel never played after Princeton, he would have had a very good career. It's what he's done since Princeton that makes him a Hall of Fame player, as he has won multiple World and Major League Lacrosse Championships and is MLL's all-time leader in games played. If the list included post-Princeton accomplishments, then Striebel would have moved into the top 10 or even top 5 of Princeton players in the last 25 years.

No. 25
Mark Kovler
Class of 2009
Midfield
Landon School • Washington, D.C.


Currently a third-year medical student at George Washington University, with plans to become a surgeon.

Mark Kovler was a first-team All-America middie as a senior in 2009, when he scored 34 goals and had nine assists. He was also a first-team All-Ivy selection as a sophomore and senior, and he was on his way as a junior until a broken ankle wiped out the last four games of the 2008 season for him.

Even with that, he was honorable mention All-America as a junior and a third-team All-America as a sophomore. He stands 17th all-time at Princeton with 84 goals, which also ranks him second all-time at Princeton behind only Josh Sims among players who were strictly midfielders. Kovler's biggest weapon as a scorer was his ferocious lefthanded shot.

No. 24
Jason Doneger
Class of 2005
Attack
Lynbrook High School • Hewlett, N.Y.


Currently heads up the U.S. convertible bond sales business for Barclays.

Jason Doneger ranks seventh all-time at Princeton with 105 career goals, including 36 as a junior and 41 as a junior, tying him for eighth all-time in a single season. Until Mike MacDonald's 43 goals last season, no Princeton player had scored more in a season than Doneger's 41 in 2004. He was an honorable mention All-America and two-time All-Ivy League selection as well.

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2014-02-11



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