Olympic rowing will be in the spotlight this weekend as six of Princeton’s eight rowers begin competition.
Four are participants in the women’s and men’s eights — the marquee events of international rowing. American Caroline Lind ’06, a 2008 gold medalist, is looking to return to the top of the podium. Canada, with Andreanne Morin ’06 and Lauren Wilkinson ’11 on board, will be among the leading challengers. On the men’s side, Sam Loch ’06 aims to pull Australia into medal contention.
The smaller U.S. boats also include Princetonians: Sara Hendershot ’10 will compete in the women’s pair, and Gevvie Stone ’07 is America’s representative in women’s single sculls. Portions of the rowing competition will be broadcast during NBC’s afternoon coverage July 28 and 29.
Sisters Julia Reinprecht ’14 and Katie Reinprecht ’13 will make their London debut when the U.S. women’s field hockey team faces Germany July 29 at the colorful Riverbank Arena, a blue-turf stadium on the edge of the River Lea. The game will be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network at 4:15 p.m. Eastern.
In women’s soccer, Diana Matheson ’08 and Canada fell 2-1 to defending World Cup-champion Japan July 25. It was a solid showing against one of the world’s elite teams, but “moral victories aren’t going to get us into the next round,” Matheson told the Toronto Star afterward. Next up for Canada: South Africa, on July 28 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern on MSNBC.
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Princeton fans can follow several alumni athletes in London via social media and blogs, including Donn Cabral ’12 (Facebook fan page), Sara Hendershot ’10 (Twitter: @SaraHendershot; blog: Sara Hendershot), Caroline Lind ’06 (Twitter: @carolinelind12), Sam Loch ’06 (Twitter: @samloch; blog: Drop the Hammer), Andreanne Morin ’06 (Twitter: @andiemorin), Glenn Ochal ’08 (Twitter: @glennochal), Robin Prendes ’11 (Twitter: @RobinPrendes; blog: USLRA), Katie Reinprecht ’13 (Twitter: @kreinp), and Soren Thompson ’05 (Twitter: @SorenThompson7).