Princeton’s athletes benefited, on and off the field, from the Aspire campaign. The football stadium’s Powers Field recognizes the generosity of William Powers ’79. Soccer players have a new home in Roberts Stadium, made possible by a gift from Thomas Roberts ’85, his wife, Kristen, and the Friends of Princeton Soccer, with a playing field named in memory of Robert Hauter Myslik '90. In 1952 Stadium, the lacrosse teams now play on Sherrerd Field, named in honor of one of Princeton’s most loyal and generous alumni, John (Jay) Sherrerd ’52, while adjacent Bedford Field, with a new stadium and AstroTurf surface, will be the home of field hockey. And tennis players and their coaches have new lockers, offices, and meeting spaces in the Cordish Family Pavilion at the Lenz Tennis Center.
The athletics program as a whole was enhanced by a gift from William Clay Ford Jr. ’79 and Lisa Vanderzee Ford ’82, who created the Bill and Lisa Ford Family Directorship of Athletics and provided funding for programs to support the student-athlete experience. Various other facilities, opportunities for varsity and recreational student-athletes, and coaching positions also received support during the campaign.