The top seeded Notre Dame Irish captured their first title since 2008 when they defeated the Steinert Spartans by a score of 7-1 on May 14 at Armstrong Park in Ewing. The Irish scored early and stifled Spartan comebacks to capture the school's fifth MCT title. Pitcher Angela Giampolo scattered seven hits over seven innings with one walk and six strikeouts.

Pictured is the Irish players letting everyone know that Notre Dame is #1 in Mercer County.


In a game that was tied at halftime and after three quarters, the Mercer County Tournament final between top-seeded Hopewell Valley and third-seeded Princeton Day School was a classic. The Bulldogs broke the tie in the last five minutes of play to win the county final for Hopewell Valley, 9-7, on May 14 at Princeton High. The triumph marked the first county title for the Bulldogs since 2012.

Pictured is the start of the celebration as the Bulldogs capture their first MCT Lacrosse crown.


In their tenth MCT Finals matchup with Steinert since the tournament started in 1980, the Irish of Notre Dame defeated the Spartans on May 11 at Arm & Hammer Park. Junior centerfielder Tommy Persichetti went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI, while winning pitcher Derek Schmidt was named the game's Most Valuable Player.

Pictured is the Irish celebrating their 8th MCT title.


Dominating from the first draw to the final whistle, the Notre Dame Irish claimed their first-ever Mercer County Tournament title with an impressive, 11-1, win over the Lawrenceville Big Red on the turf at Hightstown's Dave McIntire Field on Saturday, May 9. The top-seeded Irish were remarkable on the draw, patient on the attack, stellar on defense, and extremely effective in the cage.

Pictured is the Irish players as they pose with the team's first-ever MCT Lacrosse Championship plaque.


Nottingham picked up firsts in the 110 and 400 hurdles, both by Alexander Borzelin, and also received a first place finish in the 400 by Boaz Madeus to come away with the boys' team championship. The Northstars finished with 81 points, just ahead of Notre Dame (75), Trenton (63) and Ewing (62).

Pictured is the Nottingham Boy's Track and Field team as they celebrate their championship.


West Windsor-Plainsboro South cruised to the team title with 118 points - 38 points ahead of second place Notre Dame. Kathryn Schoenauer captured the long jump and hurdle events, Edlyn Gulama won the 800, Christina Rancan the 1600 and the 4x800 crew of Sarah Moxham, Alexandria Hesterberg, Elizabeth Petrov and Katie Kullmann came out on top.

Pictured is the WW-P South Girls' Track and Field team after they captured their championship.


On May 5 at Princeton Country Club, the Falcons dominated the field, winning their fourth consecutive team title with a combined score of 285. The Falcons took five of the top six places with James Murphy (69) winning the individual title, two-time defending champion and Wake Forest-bound Kyle Sterbinsky (72) finishing third, Curren Mody (72) fourth, Harry Brenner (72) fifth and Dylan Lloyd (73) sixth. West Windsor North finished 20 shots behind Peddie in second, compiling a 305 with Hopewell Valley (313) third and West Windsor South (314) fourth.

Pictured is Kyle Sterbinsky who helped lead the Falcons to victory.


An even-keeled James Murphy was the only golfer to break par, firing a 1-under 69 to edge out four of his teammates, and capture the individual title on May 5 at Princeton Country Club. Notre Dame’s Mike Winter finished runner-up for the second straight year after he came out on top of a four-golfer playoff for second. "We have a solid team and everyone can give each other a run for their money," Murphy said.

Pictured is the MCT individual champion, Peddie junior James Murphy.


The Lawrenceville School Big Red won a fourth straight Mercer County Tournament team title over second-place West Windsor-Plainsboro North, 262-270, on Thursday, April 23 at the Mountain View CC behind Scout Hammond' second-place 85 and Sophia Pullen's third-place 86. The WW-P South pirates finished third with 291 while the Notre Dame Irish finished fourth with 296. The Big Red was able to hold off the Knights and their freshman champion Jacquelyn Cai in the tough conditions to go home with the winner's plaque for another year.

Pictured is the winner's plaque captured by the Big Red.


Freshman phenom Jacquelyn Cai took the MCT by storm on Thursday, April 23 at the Mountain View CC. The West Windsor-Plainsboro North standout, who has arguably been the top golfer in the county since the season began April 1, took all the debate away Thursday when she shot an 80 to capture the title by five strokes. Cai was a member of the lead group, which took four of the top six medals, and had to compete against the brutal weather conditions, which saw wind gusts over 20 mph, and wind chills in the 30s.

Pictured is the WW-P North's freshman Jacquelyn Cai preparing to putt.


In unseasonably cold April temperatures, West Windsor-Plainsboro South won the team title even though the Pirates won only two individual titles. WWPS had 20.5 team points while Princeton and Notre Dame were second and third with 20 and 16 points points, respectively. Robert Siniakowicz, a WW-P South freshman, held his No. 1 seeding at second singles with a win. Princeton and WW-P South split the doubles. Princeton's Andrew Lin and Andrew Wei won at first doubles in an exciting final, and the Pirates' Martin Malik and Rahul Ramanathan were second-doubles champions.

Pictured is WW-P South's Kabir Sarita who was first singles runner-up.


Noah Lilienthal was seeded third at first singles and wasn't included in early speculation about who would win, but the Princeton freshman was the talk of the tournament, as he took down the first and second seeds to win at first singles. Lilienthal made a huge statement by the sheer power, consistency, and maturity of his game. A lefty with a one-handed backhand, Lilienthal lost the first set in the semifinals and didn't lose another set. He won the next two sets to advance to the final, then won two close sets to capture the individual title.

Pictured is Princeton freshman Noah Lilienthal.


The Iron Mikes hopped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 67-53 victory over the Notre Dame Irish for their second straight Mercer County title at the Sun National Bank Center on Friday night, February 27th. Following up his strong semifinal performance against Ewing, Junior Myles Powell put in an 18-point effort for Trenton Catholic and took home the tournament's MVP award. Malachi Richardson the future Syracuse Orangeman added 19 points for the Iron Mikes and Marcus Floyd scored 18.

Pictured is the TCA team celebrating their back-to-back titles.


At the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton on Friday, February 27, top-seeded Notre Dame fell short against Trenton Catholic Academy, suffering a 54-38 loss to the sixth-seeded Lady Iron Mikes in one of the most stunning upsets in Mercer County Tournament finals history. The victory over the Irish earned Trenton Catholic its seventh MCT crown. Tyasia Lewis El finished with 23 points and earned the tournament's MVP award. The Irish had trouble with the Mikes defense, which caused 24 Notre Dame turnovers in the contest.

Pictured is the Lady Mikes hoisting their MCT Championship Trophy.


The Hun School took home its second title in as many years as the Raiders cruised to a 4-0 victory over the Notre Dame Irish on Friday, February 20th. After scoring its first goal less than a minute into the game, Hun snatched the momentum and never let go. Taking an early lead was high on the Raiders' list of priorities. "The whole game plan was just to score first, real quick," said Hun senior defenseman Chris Rossi. Hun goalie Travis "Diesel" Pelke took home the MCT Most Valuable Player award after notching 30 saves in the shutout.

Pictured is Hun senior defenseman Chris Rossi.


Hopewell Valley won the Mercer County Tournament for the fifth straight time and the seventh time in eight years at Robbinsville January 31st. The Bulldogs finished with 232 points, a full 50 points ahead of second place Robbinsville's 182. Nottingham was third with 176 and Allentown finished fourth. The Bulldogs came out with two champions as Mark Gerstacker won at 132, and John Godrey shocked the 160-pound bracket by winning out of the third seed.

Pictured is the MCT's 132 lb. champion, Hopewell Valley's Mark Gerstacker [top].


Notre Dame reclaimed the title of the best swim team in Mercer County on January 31st with a dominant 285 1/2-point margin of victory in the MCT final. With the win, the Irish ended Princeton High's run of four straight titles. West Windsor-Plainsboro South finished second with 196 1/2 points, and the Little Tigers finished third with 168. Notre Dame was led by an all-around team effort, but Rob Kahrs stood above the rest, taking the 100-meter butterfly for Notre Dame's lone individual victory of the day.

Pictured is Rob Kahrs, who sparked Notre Dame to the Mercer County title.


Freshman Abbey Berloco was named the most valuable swimmer, breaking three meet records as Princeton claimed four first-place finishes to capture the team's third straight MCT team title with 266.5 points at West Windsor-Plainsboro North on January 31st. Pennington, Steinert and West Windsor-Plainsboro South finished second, third, and fourth with 140, 131 and 130 points, respectively.

Pictured is Princeton High's Madeleine Deardorff, who helped the Little Tigers capture another MCT title.


Kathryn Schoenauer won the 55 meter hurdles in 8.63, and finished first, with a top jump of 18-01.25, as part of a top three sweep by the Pirates in the long jump, as West Windsor-Plainsboro South blew away the field to win the team championship by 49 points over runner-up The Lawrenceville School.

Pictured is WW-P South's Kathryn Schoenauer [left], the girls' MVP of the event, competing in the 55m hurdles.


Notre Dame's 70 points were enough to hold off Lawrenceville and West Windsor-Plainsboro South after the 4x400 relay team anchored by MOP Franklin Aririguzoh finished with a first-place mark of 3:27.51. It's the ninth title for the Irish, who trail only Trenton which has amassed 12 of them. Aririguzoh also won the 400-meter run in a time of 50.89.

Pictured at left is Notre Dame's Jacob Liedtka [right] competing in the hurdles.


For the first time over the past four years, when they have been two of the county's most successful teams, the Little Tigers and Redbirds met in the MCT final. Just like the first time the teams played this year, the match could not be settled in regulation. In the end, Princeton won the 2014 title in penalty kicks, after the teams had battled to a 1-1 tie through double overtime at Ewing High's Bruce Martz Field on November 1st. The Tigers earned their sixth county title, and first since 2011, winning the penalty kick shootout by a 3-0 score. Chase Ealy, Cole Snyder and Andrew Goldsmith converted for Princeton.


Hightstown wanted to make history by winning its first Mercer County Tournament championship. Pennington had won it nine times already. In the end, history repeated itself for the 10th time as Pennington beat Hightstown, 2-1, for the MCT title on November 1st at Ewing High's Bruce Martz Field. The Red Raiders, who missed last year's final, received two goals from Andrea Amaro and held off a late Hightstown run to win their seventh title in the past eight years. Hightstown closed the gap to 2-1 with 11:30 left when Alexa Lopez's blast found the back of the net. The Rams kept up the pressure right to the end, but the Pennington defense held its ground.


Lawrenceville became the first team in Mercer County Field Hockey Tournament history to win four straight with a gritty 3-1 win over a sound Princeton team on October 25th on the turf at Mercer County College. The Big Red did it with an aggressive attack and a determined defense. Grace Hillman, the tourney Most Valuable Player, got the scoring started in the second half for a 1-0 Lawrenceville lead. Then just 53 seconds later Jane Kirby [pictured at left] made it 2-0. Evie Bird assisted on both goals. When Lawrenceville's Chloe Jones intercepted a clearing pass and converted it for a 3-1 lead with 9:50 remaining, it sealed the Tigers' fate.


The course may have changed for the Mercer County Cross Country Championships, but the results stayed the same for the Northstars' Grace Dwyer who made it three titles in a row October 24th at Thompson Park. The previous six Mercer County Cross Country Championships were run at Washington Crossing State Park.

Pictured is Nottingham Junior Grace Dwyer, who finished first with a time of 18:43, 42 seconds ahead of WW-P South's Christina Rancan.


The West Windsor-Plainsboro South team captured their third title in a row October 24th at Thompson Park, with the Pirates edging runner-up Princeton, 40-50. WW-P South had four of the five runners back that finished in the overall top 10 lin 2013. Three of those four finished in the top five this year, and that was enough to hold off a strong performance from Princeton, which placed its top four runners in seventh through eleventh place.

Pictured is WW-P South's Christina Rancan, who finished second in 18:43.


Nikhil Pulimood edged junior teammate Tim Bason to become the seventh Pirate to capture an individual championship for WW-P South since 2004. Bason finished 5 seconds off the pace at 15:55. Conor Murphy of Allentown finished third in 16:02.

Pictured is WW-P South senior Nikhil Pulimood who turned in a time of 15:50 on October 24th at Thompson Park to capture the MCT individual crown.


An impressive run of consistency continued Friday for the West Windsor-Plainsboro South boys cross-country team at Thompson Park, where the Pirates won their fifth straight county title to extend a record the team established last year. Senior Nikhil Pulimood was the third straight Pirate to win individual honors, following Tom Vinci in 2013 and Jake Riff in 2012. Notre Dame had its best finish since winning the 2002 county title, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Pirates as the Irish finished in second. The Robbinsville Ravens placed third.

Pictured is West Windsor-Plainsboro South's Tim Bason crossing the finish line in 15:55 to secure second place at Thompson Park.


The Little Tigers won titles at first and third singles and reached both doubles finals to total 26 points and fend off West Windsor-Plainsboro South and North, which came in second and third with 24 and 21 1/2 points, respectively on October 1, 2014. Princeton Day School finished fourth, just a half-point behind North, and Hopewell Valley was fifth.

Pictured is Princeton High's Rory Lewis after playing against West Windsor-Plainsboro North's Amanda Binder in third singles action at Mercer County Park. Lewis won the match 6-3, 6-2 helping her team capture the MCT crown.


The experience of Princeton High junior Christina Rosca won out over Hopewell Valley freshman Brianna Shvets, as Rosca claimed her second straight MCT title with a 6-2, 6-1 win on Mercer County Park's main court.

Pictured is Christina Rosca who captured the 2014 MCT individual crown with her methodical play against Hopewell Valley's freshman standout.