NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Three members of the Yale men’s track and field team will be traveling to Tampa, Fla., to compete in the NCAA East Preliminary Round, which starts on Thursday. For each event, the top 48 athletes in the east region have been invited to compete at the meet, with the top 12 finishers in each event to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships, held June 6 – 9 in Eugene, Ore. The Bulldogs set to compete this weekend are Paedyn Gomes, Austin Laut and Trevor Reinhart.
Greg Mangano ’12 capped another strong season overseas by helping Karhu Kauhajoki win Finland’s Korisliiga League title. In the championship game over the weekend, Mangano scored 22 points, including hitting the winning three-pointer late in overtime, as Karhu edged Salon Vilpas 99-96. He also added eight rebounds and an assist.
After the season's conclusion, the Yale women's tennis team keeps winning off the court. The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the ITA Division III Regional Award winners for the 2017-2018 season earlier on Monday, and both Senior Sunday Swett and first-year Samantha Martinelli were recognized by for their achievements.
The Yale sailing team begins its eleven day national championship Tuesday with the beginning of the Women’s Semifinals in Norfolk Virginia. The event format works such that the teams are seeded into a Western and an Easter group, each with eighteen teams. After two days of racing, the top nine in each fleet will move on to the finals which take place on Thursday and Friday.
Senior forward Jen Berkowitz (Wayland, Mass.), who led the Yale women’s basketball team to a record-breaking season that culminated with winning the Women’s Basketball Invitational tournament, is the recipient of the 2018 Nellie Pratt Elliot Award -- the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior female at Yale. The award was presented on Old Campus at Class Day exercises on Sunday.
Ben Reeves, one of the nation’s top lacrosse attackman the last three years, is the recipient of the 2018 William Neely Mallory Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior male at Yale. The award was presented at today’s Class Day exercises by athletics director Tom Beckett.
The offense was on fire in the first half, and the Bulldog defense took control in the second, enabling the Yale Men’s Lacrosse Team to punch its first ticket to the NCAA Championship Weekend in 28 years.
This past season, the Yale women’s swimming and diving team had an undefeated record in dual meets, and finished in second place at the Ivy League Championships. The team recently recognized eight of its top performers from the 2017-2018 season.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- During the Yale women’s golf team end of season banquet, rising senior Julie Luo was selected as the team captain for the 2018-2019 season. Also announced that night, senior Jayshree Sarathy earned the Yale women's golf team's Widdy Neale Award for the second year in a row. The Widdy Neale Award goes to the player who does the most to boost the morale of the team and who goes the extra step both on and off the course.
One team and seven seniors were recognized by the Yale Athletics Department at the annual senior student-athlete reception on Saturday at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gym. The women’s golf team earned the Brodhead Award for the highest team grade point average. Claire Huebner (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) of the co-ed sailing team and Theo Miller (Brooklyn, N.Y.) of the men’s soccer team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. The Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award was presented to Carl Mansson (Stockholm, Sweden) of the men’s track and field team and Calleigh Higgins (Ogdensburg, N.J.) of the women’s cross country and track and field team. Kiwi Comizio (New Vernon, N.J.) of the field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams received the Amanda Walton Award, and Courtney Pensavalle (Winchester, Mass.) and Jason Alessi (Bloomfield Hills, Mich) were the recipients of the Molly Meyer Humanitarian Award.
Yale is in the NCAA Quarterfinals and plays Loyola Saturday at noon at Hempstead, N.Y., on the campus of Hofstra University. The No. 3 seed Bulldogs (14-3) take on the Patriot League Champions and No 6 seed Greyhounds (13-3) in the first game of the day on ESPNU at James M. Shuart Stadium. The winner of the Yale-Loyola quarterfinal faces the Denver-Albany victor at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on May 26.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Three members of the Yale men’s track and field team have qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round, set to take place May 24 - 26 in Tampa, Fla. Athletes across the country compete throughout the regular season to set qualifying marks for NCAA East and West Prelims, and at the end of the regular season, the top 48 athletes in each event are invited to compete at the preliminary rounds. For all events beside the field events and the 5,000m run and 10,000m run, there will be a semifinal round followed by a final round, with the top athletes qualfying for the NCAA Outdoor National Championships to be held in Eugene, Ore.
Three games vs. teams that ended the 2017 season ranked in the top 20 -- including a trip to No. 16 Stanford -- highlight the 2018 Yale field hockey schedule, which was announced Thursday. The 17-game regular season (seven Ivy League games, 10 non-league games) starts Monday, Sept. 3 vs. Michigan State at Johnson Field. The Ivy League portion of the season starts with a game at archrival Harvard on Sept. 21.
After a record-breaking season that earned an Ivy Classic Championship and ECAC Championship, the Yale gymnastics team came together to honor and reveal the individual award winners inside the trophy room at Mory’s Association. First-year Jacey Baldovino (Atherton, Calif.), sophomore Jade Buford (Coppell, Texas), senior Megan Ryan (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and junior Jessica Wang (Chino Hills, Calif.) won the Outstanding Contribution Award. The Bulldogs also recognized senior Captain Allison Bushman for her incredible leadership and effort leading to team to several achievements throughout the season.
The Yale men’s swimming and diving team celebrated its 2017-18 season and honored members for their great contribution to the team. The team closed out their season in February with a 7-2 dual meet record and a third-place finish at the 2018 Ivy League Swimming Championship, breaking 11 school records along the way.
The Yale men's golf team concluded an immensely successful 2017–18 season, which included an Ivy League Championship in addition to a plethora of team and individual victories, with a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Columbus Regional on Wednesday. Senior captain Will Bernstein and junior James Nicholas posted the highest finishes of any of the five Bulldog golfers competing at OSU's Scarlet Course by tying for 34th and 37th respectively.
Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith will welcome seven talented student-athletes to the program this fall. Saje Brar, Emily Clorite, Mahea Heimuli, Jamie Howie, Alexandra Otterstrom, Giana Pittaro and Emily Yin all bring strong credentials both on and off the field.
For the 10th year in a row, defending Ivy League champion Yale volleyball's incoming class, which includes the Pennsylvania High School Gatorade Player of the Year and two 17 Open medalists, has been recognized as one of the nation's best by Prepvolleyball. The Yale Class of 2022 — Samantha Bray, Ellis DeJardin, Ashley Dreyer, Lauren Potter, and Rene Shultz — received High Honorable Mention from the online website. Other programs receiving the same honor include Colorado, Florida State, Louisville, and Ohio State.
The Ivy League Championship Series between Yale and Columbia, which determines the recipient of the league's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament, has been set for Tuesday, May 22 at 12:00 (games one and two) and Wednesday, May 23 at 1:00 (game three, if necessary). The best-of-three series was initially scheduled for Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20 but has been re-scheduled due to the rain forecasted for the New Haven area those days.
Ben Reeves and Andy Shay were named Ivy League Player of the Year and coach of the year, respectively, late last month. Lacrosse coaches in the ECAC agreed and named the Elis’ pair to the same awards. Reeves, a senior attackman, is the ECAC Offensive Player of the Yea and the NEILA Player of the Year, while Shay is ECAC Coach of the Year.
As expected, the Yale women’s crew received one of 11 at-large bids to the NCAA Championships when the field was announced on Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs will be one of 22 crews competing for the national championship on May 25-27 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida.
The Yale men’s squash team announced the 2017-18 Special Recognition Awards at the annual team banquet, which was held the last week of April. With rising senior Jay Losty (Philadelphia, Pa.) being named Yale captain for 2018-19, the banquet honored the current seniors in addition to the award winners. Captain Thomas Kingshott (Greenwich, Conn.) led a group of six seniors who are graduating with a National Championship and an Ivy Title in their resume. These six were a tight group who propelled Yale to the national title two years ago and also experienced an incredibly competitive Ivy League. Kingshott and classmates Pierson Broadwater (Bronxville, N.Y.), Tripp Kaelin (Boston, Mass.), Arjun Kochhar (Mumbai, India), Max Martin (New Haven, Conn.) and Nader Rastegar (Westport, Conn.) left their mark on the program with what they accomplished these past four years.
The Yale women's squash team recently held its 2017-18 banquet and announced their new captain, rising senior Emily Sherwood (Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.). The banquet also honored the three current seniors for their four years of dedication and contributions to the program. Captain Jen Davis (Wilmington, Del.), Jocelyn Lehman (Greenwich, Conn.) and Selena Maity (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) led the Yale Women to their best finish in the past five years: fourth nationally and third in the Ivy League.
Coming off a record-setting season that culminated with winning the Women’s Basketball Invitational Championship, the Yale women’s basketball team has now turned its attention to 2018-19. The Bulldogs do so under the guidance of one of the team’s emotional leaders, as junior guard Gabby Nelson (Hurst, Texas) has been elected captain for next season. She was chosen by her teammates in a vote last month.