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George Baughan

Public and International Affairs


Baughan has maintained a 3.79 GPA in Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs.

His senior thesis topic is the Global War on Terror and 9/11 and the impact it had on Chinese counter-terrorism towards the Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

Baughan also wrote two junior papers. They were “State Surveillance and Security in Xinjiang: The Role of the Private Sector” and “Air to the Throne? How Environmental Activists Upended Airport Expansion in England and Beyond.” He was able to present the first to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, as well as to the State Department and White House Officials in Washington D.C.


Baughan is in rare company as he enters his second year as a team captain for the Tigers. He has battled through injuries in three different seasons and continues to work as hard as he can to overcome them, all the while being an extremely supportive teammate.

“George Baughan is an inspiration to every one of his teammates and coaches. His work ethic is as impressive as that of any player I’ve ever coached, and he does everything he can to support his teammates and help our program in any way he can. With his academic record and leadership on our team and in the community, as well as his ability as a defenseman, he is the perfect representative of Princeton lacrosse.”
- Head Coach Matt Madalon


Baughan participates with Princeton Lacrosse’s “Best Buddies” program, where he spends time working with local children with disabilities.


Baughan has been able to garner accolades for his success on the field even as he battles injuries.

He was named a second team All-Ivy selection as a freshman and followed that up by being named to the first team the next year. Baughan continued his rise and was then named a first team All-American by Inside Lacrosse in 2020.

He figures to be selected in the next PLL Draft.