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Meet The Class Of 2020: Susan Orth and Carlotta von Gierke

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 05/27/2016
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PRINCETON, N.J. – After winning its 11th Ivy League title in 12 seasons, the Princeton field hockey team will welcome the Class of 2020.

"We needed talent and a diverse skill set to fill the very big shoes left by our great class of 2016,” said head coach Kristen Holmes-Winn. “I feel confident that the class of 2020 is up to the challenge. They are a well-rounded group of scholar-athletes who each bring a unique playing perspective that will add depth and interest to our already robust squad. We are thrilled to announce and welcome the class of 2020.”

Princeton Field Hockey will be revealing the Class of 2020 throughout the week, so be sure to return to GoPrincetonTigers.com to meet the newest additions to the program.

Susan Orth
High School: Moorestown
Club: Princeton Field Hockey

Kristen Holmes-Winn: Susan has played for both Mike and I on the Princeton Club team for the last three years. She was a competitive swimmer, but decided to switch gears and try field hockey.  We are lucky she did! While she has not been playing for as long as most, she makes up for it with her competitive instincts and will to win. She is a dream to coach; she is steady, smart and her leadership abilities are through the roof. We are excited to see Susan's talents develop and unfold at Princeton.

Why Princeton?
Princeton offers its student athletes so many resources to maximize their experience – getting such a great education while playing for the best field hockey program is absolutely unbelievable.

What excites you the most about playing hockey at Princeton?
Playing for the best coaches, alongside some of the top hockey players in the country is unreal. The tradition behind Tiger Field Hockey is incredible as well.

Most memorable club or high school game?
Beating Bridgewater Raritan – a top team in our region – 4-3 in OT with tons of my childhood friends on my high school team.

Any pre-match ritual or superstitions?
No, but I feel like I should have one.

You win an all-expenses paid trip anywhere in the world – what are you doing?
Bora Bora and staying in one of those huts on the water.

How much would you pay to never have to run the YoYo test for your entire career?
$100

Team Pizza or Team Burrito?
Mood based.. unless its Qdoba then it’s always pizza.

Pre-match Starbucks order?
Unsweetened green iced tea or cold brew

What color was the dress?
Black and blue

Brady or Manning?
Brady

MJ or LeBron?
MJ

Jamie Dwyer or Teun de Nooijer?
Jamie Dwyer

Who wins Olympic gold? (Men and Women)
USA (w) and Argentina (M)


Carlotta von Gierke
High School Berlin Brandenburg International School
Club: Potsdamer Sport-Union 04 e.V.

Kristen Holmes-Winn: Carlotta vonGierke is a four-sport athlete at the Berlin Brandenburg International School in Berlin, Germany, competing in soccer, basketball, track and field, and field hockey. However, it is the field hockey field where she really excels, rising through the junior ranks at her club before being selected to represent her country in the buildup to the 2015 European Championships.

Carlotta made her debut for Germany against France this summer, making her one of the very best junior players in all of Europe. Carlotta will bring to Princeton years of high-level hockey experience, with her recent international duties giving her exposure to the best players in the world. She also brings a steadfast work ethic and dedication to her long-term goals, evidenced by her academic successes and international field hockey honors. We feel grateful to have Carlotta's talents at Princeton!

Why Princeton?
I can ideally combine hockey and academics at Princeton. When I visited in October, I immediately fell in love with Princeton – both the university and the field hockey program. I absolutely loved the team dynamics and spirit. The players and coaches were very outgoing, warm-hearted and welcoming. I immediately wanted to stay!

What excites you the most about playing hockey at Princeton?
I cannot wait to play in a team with so much spirit, motivation and dedication on a quite professional level. I am excited to challenge myself.

Most memorable club or high school game?
In February 2015, game for third place at the Northeast German Indoor Championships – we were the ‘underdogs', but unexpectedly won and thereby qualified for the German Championship. This was the first time any team from our club had qualified for German Championship and it showed that all our effort and hard work had ultimately paid off.

Any pre match ritual or superstitions?
A special handshake with one of my teammates, I will need a new one soon. 

You win an all-expenses paid trip anywhere in the world – what are you doing?
Roundtrip backpacking through Asia – I would love to travel around different countries including Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, India, etc.

How much would you pay to never have to run the YoYo test for your entire career? 
$100

Team Pizza or Team Burrito?
Pizza

Pre-match Starbucks order?
Sparkling water

What color was the dress? 
Blue and black

Brady or Manning?
I had to google these names.

MJ or LeBron?
MJ

Jamie Dwyer or Teun de Nooijer?
Jamie Dwyer

Who wins Olympic gold? (Men and Women)
GERMANY and GERMANY!!!  

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