Nov 12 TigerCast: Annie Tarakchian, Ryan McCarthy, Emily Sura & Chad Cowden
Crossover time at Princeton is always one of the busiest, and this coming weekend is no exception. This expanded edition of TigerCast previews a pair of NCAA contests, as well as the season opener for the 25th-ranked women's basketball team, but it also recaps a thrilling — and heartbreaking — finale for the sprint football team.
Senior Annie Tarakchian was an All-Ivy member of the unbeaten women's basketball team, which captured national attention — and its first NCAA tournament win — during a wild winter. Her summer was no less exciting, as she roomed with the nation's best women's player at the USA Basketball Camp. She relives all of that and talks about the upcoming season prior to Friday's season opener.
Sophomore Ryan McCarthy kept the field hockey season alive in overtime last weekend, as she tipped in a pass for the championship-clinching goal win a 2-1 overtime win at Penn. McCarthy talks about that game and Saturday's NCAA Championships opener against Maryland, which takes place Saturday at 2 in Syracuse.
Senior Emily Sura has been a leader on the Princeton women's soccer defense this season, and her team completed an unbeaten Ivy League season with another shutout at Penn last weekend. Sura looks back at the last nine months, from a coaching change to a championship celebration, prior to an NCAA tournament home game Saturday night at 7 pm against Boston College.
Finally, junior quarterback Chad Cowden discusses his journey to the sprint football team, and the progress the team made over the 2015 season. He talks about the disappointment of the 44-36 loss to Chestnut Hill, but the positives of the energy the filled Princeton Stadium throughout the game.
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To listen to specific interviews, please use this guide: Annie Tarakchian (women's basketball) 6:05; Ryan McCarthy (field hockey) 18:10; Emily Sura (women's soccer) 26:45; Chad Cowden (sprint football) 36:15.