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Tom Schreiber

School

Princeton

Position
Midfield
Major
History
G
30
A
21
PTS
51
GB
24

Classroom

Schreiber has a 2.84 GPA in history. He will graduate in June 2014. His senior thesis topic is on The Transformation of the CIA: A Look at the Agency Before & After 9/11. His junior paper was on Idealism in Suburbia: Examining Post-World War II Race Relations in Levittown, NY.

Character

Tom is a two-time captain (a rarity in Princeton lacrosse) and the unquestioned leader of the lacrosse team. He is its hardest-working player. He is universally respected for his sportsmanship and maximum effort. His coach, Chris Bates, said this about him: “Tom’s competitiveness is second to none.  He works exceptionally hard, pushing himself and those around him to be as good as they can be. More than that, though, Tom is a wonderfully grounded and exceptional young man.  He has made our program better simply by who he is and how he carries himself everywhere on our campus.” He has also been a mentor for 12-year-old Nick Bates, Chris’ son, who lost his mother (Chris’ wife Ann) to cancer in 2011.

Community

Tom has spent two summers in Uganda with Fields of Growth, helping use lacrosse to promote education and economic independence and development. Among his achivements: 1) Taught English and math to underprivileged youth; 2) Coached lacrosse at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; 3) Served as a mentor at the Kampala Juvenile Detention Center; 4) Raised $15,000 to build a primary school in Uganda; 5) Contributed to Princeton Project Fields of Growth total fundraising effort of $23,515 for construction and maintenance of HOPEFUL School in Kkindu, Uganda; 6) Awards: HOPEFUL Friends of the Year Award and recipient of naming honors “Tom Schreiber Classroom Block”; 7) Held clinics/fundraisers for the DREAM 2014 campaign over the last year; 8) Assistant Coach for Team Uganda in the upcoming world games; Organized and participated in post-Hurricane Sandy rehabilitation efforts in Keansburg, NJ in order to help facilitate a smooth transition to families in areas severely affected by the storm; active with “Ann’s Love Builds,” the foundation in memory of Chris Bates’ wife; has volunteered with local kids as part of the Trenton Bridge Program, work, giving clinics, visiting the Trenton YMCA and working with the children in the program; worked to raise funds for aplastic anemia research with Uplifting Athletes; member of the VSAAC; president of IACT (Ivy Athletes Charity team), helping to raise funds to provide support for underserved in region through the PACE center and responsible for recruiting and motivating student-athlete volunteers for various events.

Competition

Schreiber is a two-time first-team All-America, Tewaaraton finalist, three-time first-team All-Ivy, preseason first-team All-America, No. 1 overall selection in 2014 Major League Lacrosse draft, named 2014 preseason national Player of the Year by several outlets, has led Princeton in scoring each of his first three seasons, led Princeton in goals and assists as freshman and sophomore, already Princeton’s career leader in points by a midfielder (149 pts, 76G, 73A). He could become the first player in program history with at least 90 career goals and 90 career assists.