Lynn Leong, who won two National Team Championships as a player at Trinity, has joined the Yale squash program as Sr. Assistant Coach for Men's and Women's Squash. Head Coach Dave Talbott annnounced Leong's hiring Monday.
Ashley Kaufman has joined Rudy Meredith’s staff as an assistant coach. Kaufman comes to Yale after spending one season at Washington & Lee where she helped the Generals to a 15-4-1 overall record and a No. 20 national ranking. W&L captured the program’s fourth ODAC title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
The parity in Ivy League women’s soccer was never more evident than in 2016 when all seven of Yale’s Ivy games were decided by one goal or ended in a tie. There is every reason to believe 2017 will feature more of the same, and the Bulldogs seem well-positioned for success in close games and in the race for the Ivy title.
Set to launch its fifth year as the game-day home for Ivy League live events, the newly-branded Ivy League Network (ILN) will welcome a number of broadcast and user-experience enhancements in the 2017-18 academic year.
You can hear the clickity clack of Under Armour cleats ringing from the tunnel that goes under Derby Avenue to Clint Frank Field on Friday at 2:30 p.m. That sound signals the start of Yale Football practice and official preparation for the 2017 season.
After a promising 2016-17 campaign in which all three first-year players featured in the starting lineup, the Yale men's tennis team welcomes its newest freshman class with high expectations. The Elis' two new recruits, however, should be familiar with such pressure; in the face of lofty expectations throughout their junior tennis careers, both players managed to shine at the highest level of national (and international) competition. The Bulldogs are excited to announce the following new recruits for the 2017-18 season:
Seven members of the Yale men’s swimming and diving team capped off their summer training with swims at summer championships meets throughout North America. With the conclusion of the summer, the seven Bulldogs, including three incoming freshmen, will gear up for their upcoming 2017-18 season.
Two returning veterans on the Yale women’s swimming and diving team, rising senior Paulina Kaminski and rising junior Destiny Nelson, traveled across the nation to compete at the the 2017 U.S. Open in East Meadow, N.Y., Aug. 2-6. The meet concluded summer training as they prepare for the upcoming 2017-18 season.
The Yale women’s ice hockey team had 20 student-athletes named to the 2016-17 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, which was announced by the league Friday. The league also announced the “Commissioner’s Level” of recognition, designed to honor the top scholar on each team. That went to sophomore goaltender Kyra O’Brien (Burlington, Ont.), a sociology major.
The 2016 season was marked by dramatic progress for the Yale field hockey team, as the Bulldogs more than doubled their win total from the previous season. They also increased their goal scoring by a whopping 75 percent while decreasing their goals allowed by 13 percent. With those positive trends in place, eight players who started 11 or more games for Yale in 2016 remain on the roster for 2017. Those players -- along with seven other returnees and six talented incoming freshmen -- give the Bulldogs reason to believe they can make more strides in 2017.
Miye Oni’s outstanding rookie season did not go unnoticed. Oni is one of 20 collegiate players from across the nation selected to participate in the prestigious Nike Elite Basketball Academy on August 15-20 in Los Angeles.
Molly Hulseman, who played in the NCAA Tournament four times while at Loyola, has joined the Yale women’s lacrosse staff as an assistant coach. Erica LaGrow, Yale’s Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse, made the announcement today. A native of Chicago, Ill., Hulseman attended Loyola Academy -- the same high school as Yale’s other assistant coach, Colleen Smith.
Center Larry Ross snapped the ball to Pat O’Brien and the quarterback dropped back before suddenly flipping the ball to his left for split end John Spagnola, who caught the backward lateral, looked down field and fired it to tight end Bob Krystyniak.
The Yale football team will gather back in New Haven in eight days to prepare for the new season. Today the Bulldogs, picked fourth in the 2017 Ivy League Pre-Season Poll, got an idea what the league media thinks of their chances.
Coming off a fourth-place finish at the Ivy League Championship last April, the Yale men's golf team has announced its schedule for the 2017–18 season. The Bulldogs will compete in six regular season tournaments and the Ancient Eight's conference championship in hopes of qualifying for a regional bid in the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship.
It was a tough night for Yale alum Kate Grace ’11 at the IAAF World Championships. Running in the first heat of the semifinal of the 1,500-meter run, she was up against some of the world’s all-time best. Among her competition was the world record holder in this event, Genzebe Dibaba, as well as other strong athletes. Unfortunately, Grace finished outside of qualifying, running 4:16.70 for 11th.
Yale alum and Olympian Kate Grace '11 advanced to the semifinal of the 1,500-meter run at the IAAF World Championships this evening after a strong performance in the first round this afternoon. Up against more than 40 of the world’s best middle-distance runners, Grace excelled, qualifying on time in the fastest heat of the evening. She finished seventh with a near-personal-best time of 4:04.74.
Keith Allain ’80, Yale’s Malcolm G. Chace Head Coach, will be on a United States Olympic Coaching Staff for a third time this winter. The former Yale goalie, who has compiled a .602 winning percentage and a national title over 11 seasons in New Haven, has been named an assistant coach for the 2018 U.S. squad that competes in the XXIII Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang, South Korea.
There will be a Bulldog at one of the biggest international field hockey events of the summer: Anne Keating ’77 will play in the sixth Grand Masters Hockey European Cup in Glasgow, Scotland, later this month.
This upcoming fall, the Yale women’s tennis team will welcome three freshman recruits to the team, Lauren Gillinov, Mimi Levine and Samantha Martinelli. Tennisrecruiting.net ranked Yale’s incoming freshmen as the No. 7 recruiting class in the nation – the highest ranked class in the program’s history.
Right across the pond from New Haven, Yale alum Kate Grace ‘11 is currently preparing to compete in the 16th IAAF World Championships this month. While the Olympics host the world’s most familiar track and field competition, this biennial competition is the world’s third-largest sporting event and the most prestigious standalone athletics competition. While there are approximately 300 gold medals contested in the Olympics, only 47 total medals will be at stake this coming Aug. 4 - 13. The IAAF’s marquee event will bring together more than 2,000 athletes from about 200 countries.
Five members of the Yale men's track and field team earned All-Academic honors from the USTFCCCA this season, and the team earned All-Academic honors as well, capping an impressive season on and off the field.
This week, the USTFCCCA named the Yale women's track and field an All-Academic team for their impressive academic achievement. Four of the women on the team received individual honors for their impressive performance both on and off the field this past academic year: freshman Gemma Shepherd and seniors Meredith Rizzo, Frances Schmiede and Emily Waligurski each earned this distinction.
Coming off a record-setting 2017 season, the Yale women’s lacrosse team welcomes 11 freshmen to the roster for 2017-18. The Class of 2021 represents seven different states and includes four midfielders, three attackers, three defenders and a goalkeeper.