Senior Carlin Hudson has earned quite a few honors for her play on the field this fall. She’s also been very successful in the classroom, and she recently received recognition for that work as well by being named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-East second team.
College Sports Madness today named Zane Dudek its Football Championship Subdivision Freshman of the Year. The first-year Yale running back also earned on spot on CSM’s All-America third team, while senior linebacker Matthew Oplinger was a second-team All-America pick.
Yale will be a part of hosting the largest individual squash tournament in the world starting this Saturday, as the U.S. Junior Open comes to the Brady Squash Center in Payne Whitney Gym. The tournament, which runs through next Tuesday and also includes matches at Loomis Chaffee School, Trinity and Wesleyan, is set for record participation: 940 players, representing 41 countries.
The Yale women’s basketball team is heading into the break for exams with momentum -- four road wins’ worth of momentum. And the Bulldogs have not just won four straight road games; they have won them by increasingly larger margins. Yale’s 70-49 win at Saint Peter’s Tuesday night wound up being the team’s best defensive effort of the season: the first time the Bulldogs have held an opponent under 50 points. They racked up 21 steals, led by seven from senior guard Tamara Simpson. She also led the team with 21 points.
This week on campus most Yale students are focused on final exams and preparing to travel home for the holidays. However, many of the school’s student-athletes took time away from that focus to help some New Haven kids.
Iona has made the NCAA Tournament in each of the last two years. The Gaels appear poised to make another run at the post season this season. Yale will certainly vouch for them. Iona shot 55.6 percent from the field and tallied 18 assists in an impressive 83-67 victory over the Bulldogs at a charged up Hynes Center.
The success Yale has enjoyed in recent years has made scheduling a challenge. Iona, which played in the NCAA Tournament a year ago and also has been a top mid major program, faces similar issues. So it makes perfect sense for the two teams to meet for the first time on Tuesday at the Hynes Center. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m., and ESPN3/WatchESPN has the video with Vin Parise and Adam Finkelstein on the call.
The final game before an eight-day break for exams takes the Yale women’s basketball team to Saint Peter’s Tuesday (7:00 p.m., YouTube). The Bulldogs bring a three-game winning streak -- all road victories -- into the game.
The Yale women’s track and field team hosted its first meet of the season this afternoon, bringing together plenty of local competitions for a quick exhibition before break. The team earned two first-place finishes along with many other fantastic performances this afternoon.
After winning two straight overtime nail-biters on the road, the Yale women’s basketball team found a different way to win Saturday afternoon at Central Connecticut State. The Bulldogs broke open a one-point game at Detrick Gym by outscoring the Blue Devils 28-6 in the second quarter, leading by as many as 25 points. Central got no closer than within 10 points of Yale the rest of the way, and the Bulldogs eventually came away with a 75-62 victory.
It wasn’t the result it wanted, but Yale acquitted itself quite well in a difficult atmosphere Saturday. The Bulldogs held a potent St. Bonaventure offense to 39.7 percent shooting, but the Bonnies did just enough offensively to escape with a 75-67 victory before a raucous crowd of 3,913 at the Reilly Center.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women’s swimming and diving team took victory over Southern Connecticut State University on Dec. 7, taking yet another dual meet win of the season. The meet against SCSU Owls allowed the Bulldogs maintain their competitive momentum after series of Ivy League dual meets and mid-season invitational.
The Yale men’s swimming and diving team took victory over neighboring Southern Connecticut State University on Dec. 7, taking their second win of the season. The dual meet against SCSU Owls gave Yale’s swimmers the opportunity to try new events and refine their technique.
The Yale women’s basketball team has been racking up plenty of mileage over the last few weeks, traveling to Kansas, TCU, Binghamton and Stony Brook. On Saturday the Bulldogs will make a much shorter trip -- 35 miles north to Central Connecticut State (1:00 p.m., NEC Front Row). The game marks the renewal of an intrastate showdown that was an annual occurrence for 14 years; Yale and CCSU have not met since 2003.
Yale’s hectic first month is nearing completion. The Bulldogs have already travelled nearly 10,000 miles (9,911 to be exact) on the young season and will tack on another 380 when they head to Olean, New York, on Saturday to face St. Bonaventure. Tipoff at the Reilly Center is slated for 2 p.m. ESPNU has the television coverage with Eric Gallanty on the play-by-play and Malcolm Huckaby providing analysis.
The Yale women’s track and field team will host its first meet of the season Saturday at Coxe Cage. The Yale Season Opener is the team’s traditional first meet that brings together plenty of local competition. The Bulldogs mainly want to provide the first years an opportunity to test the waters on the collegiate field, which will make for an amazing meet to watch the future leaders.
Five players on the 2017 Ivy League Champion Yale Football Team were named All-ECAC today. TE Jaeden Graham and OL Kark Marback were first-team picks, while Matthew Oplinger, Zane Dudek and John Herubin took second-team honors.
NEW HAVEN, Conn.--The Yale women's swimming and diving team will take on Southern Connecticut State University today, Thursday, Dec. 7. After a series of Ivy League dual meets and mid-season invitationals at Ohio State University, the Bulldogs have a chance to compete against a local, non-Ivy League team. The meet will keep the Bulldogs competitive as they wrap up the last few weeks of the fall semester and before they head off for winter break and winter training.
The Yale women’s basketball team is quickly racking up experience playing in pressure situations on the road -- and the Bulldogs have been coming up big in those situations. The latest test came Wednesday night at Stony Brook, where a pesky Seawolves team pushed the Bulldogs to double overtime thanks to last-second shots at the end of regulation and the first overtime. Yale finally put SBU away by outscoring the Seawolves 9-2 down the stretch in double overtime, coming away with a 77-71 win.
Yale’s 86-77 victory over Lehigh on Wednesday featured a little bit of everything. The Bulldogs raced out to an early 31-12 lead, watched the Mountain Hawks storm back and go ahead by seven early in the second half and then executed near flawlessly down the stretch to earn perhaps their most impressive win of the season.
The Yale Bulldogs will wrap up December, and 2017, with two games against out-of-conference Hockey East opponents. Yale hosts Boston University on Thursday, December 7th, before traveling to take on New Hampshire on Sunday, December 10th.
Forty-eight of the nation’s top lacrosse players, including Yale senior Ben Reeves, have one final chance to impress U.S. national team head coach John Danowski and his staff when the Team USA Spring Premiere is held on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 4:30 p.m. at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.