Jeremiah Kreisberg, who started all 14 Ivy League games last year and was the recipient of the team’s John C. Cobb Award as rookie of the year, has been named to the Israel Under-20 national team. He will play in the U20 European Championship from July 14-24 in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Five seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The women's fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Alfonso Costa (Pittsburgh, Pa.) of the men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse teams and Annie Killian (Nashville, Tenn.) of the women’s swimming & diving team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Lidia Gocheva (Sofia, Bulgaria) of the women’s fencing team and Alex Gornitzky (Toms River, N.J.) of the men’s swimming and diving team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Killian and Shane Bannon (Southbury, Conn.) of the football team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
The Yale men’s basketball team is getting an early start to the 2011-12 season. The Bulldogs are headed to China for nine days. The team leaves on Monday and will visit Chengdu and Shanghai. Yale will play four games against Chinese universities. The opener is May 19 against the University of Electronic Science and Technology.
Greg Mangano, who became the first Yale player to average a double-double for the season since Chris Dudley in 1986-87, submitted the necessary paperwork to declare for this year’s National Basketball Association Draft. He has not hired an agent and has followed all of the guidelines to retain his eligibility.
Reggie Willhite, who had career-highs in points (9.4 ppg.), rebounds (4.4 rpg.), assists (68) and steals (40) this year as a junior, has been elected captain of the 2011-12 Yale men’s basketball team. The announcement came at Wednesday night’s post-season banquet following a team vote.
The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in winter sports. The 80 men and women, including 10 from Yale, were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.
This spring semester saw the start of Eli’s Friends, a student-athlete run program that supports young patients at the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. The program was founded by Alfonso Costa (Men's Basketball and Lacrosse) and Michael Pratt (Men's Lacrosse) and currently consists of 14 student-athletes who have gone through an extensive training to become volunteers with this organization. The students, listed below, go to the hospital in various groups every Monday – Friday from 1:30 – 3:00 pm.
James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Yale, will appear as a guest analyst on the CBS College Sports Television Network’s Full Court Press show this weekend. Jones will be on Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and again from 10 to 11:30 p.m. to help breakdown the NCAA Tournament games. It is the second straight year Jones has appeared on the network.
The Yale men’s basketball team, which finished third in a very competitive Ivy League, was invited to participate in the 2011 College Basketball Invitational presented by Zebra Pen. Yale, however, was forced to decline the invitation. The school has been on a two-week spring break since the regular season ended on Mar. 5, and several players are travelling overseas. Efforts were made to try and bring the players back to campus, but the earliest that could happen was Tuesday, the day the tournament gets under way.
Greg Mangano, who led the Ivy League in rebounding (10.0 rpg.) and blocked shots (85) and was second in scoring (16.3 ppg.), has earned all-district honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). He was selected to the second team in District 13.
Greg Mangano had one of the most productive seasons in recent memory for the Yale men’s basketball team. Wednesday, he was rewarded for that success by being named a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection.
All five starters scored in double figures to lead the Yale men’s basketball team to a thrilling 87-81 double overtime over Columbia at Levien Gym. Reggie Willhite led the way with a career-high 21 points. Greg Mangano added 20 points and 16 rebounds.
Jeremiah Kreisberg, who made the winning basket in Yale’s 70-69 victory over Harvard on Saturday, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. In the Bulldogs’ weekend sweep, Kreisberg shot 73.3 percent (11-of-15) from the field, averaged 13.5 points and 3.5 rebounds.
Joe Vancisin, Yale’s all-time winningest men’s basketball coach, has been elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Vancisin guided the Bulldogs for 19 seasons and won three Ivy League titles.
Jeremiah Kreisberg’s layup with 41 seconds left off a perfect feed from Reggie Willhite lifted Yale to a thrilling 70-69 victory over Harvard before a raucous crowd of 2,249 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Three Yale seniors – Porter Braswell, Alfonso Costa and Raffi Mantilla – will be making their final appearance in the John J. Lee Amphitheater this weekend. For each, the journey to the final home weekend was different. One thing, though, they each share is wonderful memories of their experiences, both on and off the court.
The Bulldogs' final home weekend brings visits from Dartmouth and first-place Harvard. Yale meets the Big Green on Friday at 7 p.m. before the showdown with Harvard on Saturday at 6 p.m. Seniors Porter Braswell, Alfonso Costa and Raffi Mantilla will be making their final appearance in the John J. Lee Amphitheater and will be honored prior to Saturday's game.
Another big weekend kept Greg Mangano among the national and Ivy leaders in several categories. Mangano averaged 20.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in games against Princeton and Penn over the weekend. For his efforts, he was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll.
No team has faced more heartbreak in Ivy League play this season than Penn. Three of the Quakers’ four league losses have come in overtime. So, perhaps Penn was due to win a thriller. Unfortunately for most of the 1,983 fans that showed up at the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday, it came at Yale’s expense.
Greg Mangano broke the Yale single-season blocks record but it wasn’t enough to help Yale overcome a talented Princeton squad. Kareem Maddox scored 16 points off the bench to lead the first-place Tigers to a 58-51 victory before an enthusiastic crowd of 1,935 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
The home stretch of Ivy League play begins this weekend for the Bulldogs, who host first-place Princeton on Friday before a Saturday visit from Penn. Both games tipoff at 7 p.m. Yale (12-10, 5-3 Ivy) sits in third place, 2.5 games behind Princeton and two games in back of Harvard.
Yale fans who can’t make it to Friday’s men’s basketball against Princeton will still be able to follow the action. The game will be televised on the YES Network as part of the Yale On Yes package. Chris Shearn will handle the play-by-play duties, while Tim Capstraw provides commentary. Tip off is slated for 7 p.m. at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Greg Mangano, who scored a career-high 30 points in Yale’s 69-60 victory over Dartmouth on Saturday, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week. In two games over the weekend, Mangano averaged 24.5 points and shot 60 percent from the field. It was the fourth time this season he has been recognized by the league. He shared this week’s honor with Harvard’s Keith Wright.
Greg Mangano scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Yale cruised to a 69-60 victory at Leede Arena. Mangano was 11-of-19 from the field. Reggie Willhite added 13 points and Porter Braswell scored 12.
The Bulldogs, winners of six of their last eight games, have had some success on the road this season. Yale has won at Boston College and at Holy Cross and played well in narrow losses to Providence and Vermont, both of whom have top 100 RPIs. The Bulldogs need a productive road trip this weekend when they travel to Harvard on Friday and Dartmouth on Saturday. Both games begin at 7 p.m.